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Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)Compare Xiaomi Mi Note 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Mi Note 3 (128GB)14 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)vsGalaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+128GB (111GB available)113%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (52GB available)
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs169 grams (5.92 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP97%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
401 PPIvs+515 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.5"vs+5.7"4%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
4G+ LTE-A
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
ModelMi Note 3 (128GB)Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Other model namesXiaomi Note 3 MCE8AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 7 N930A, Galaxy Note 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017August, 2016
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 152.6 millimeters (2.91 x 6.01 in)73.9 x 153.5 millimeters (2.91 x 6.04 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 512 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (52GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~79% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI515 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.652mmAF2x-optical-zoom
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered22mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue
- MIUI 10
- Quick Charge 3.0
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx
- Stylus Pen (12-bit)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- S-Voice
- HD Voice
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2280 minutes | 38 hours | 1.6 days
Standbyfeature not registered18720 minutes | 312 hours | 13 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi Note 3 (128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.5W/kg (head) | 1.54W/kg (body)0.65W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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