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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB) vs LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs LG Nexus 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG Nexus 5 XXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)13Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)

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!

Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)13 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)vsNexus 5 (D820 32GB)12 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core24%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR2
+5.5"11%
Larger screen
vs4.95"
+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/2.2 (aperture)9%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.3MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh74%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
164 grams (5.74 ounces)vs+130 grams (4.55 ounces)26%
Lighter
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)1%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+TFT Super IPS+Advantage
TFT Super IPS+ display is brighter and more vivid
401 PPIvs+445 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Android 5.0.2 Lollipopvs+Android 6.0 MarshmallowAdvantage
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
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.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

25 Common items in both devices
32GB (26GB available) / 32GB (28GB available)
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
+18 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 Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
ModelRedmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Other model namesRedmi Note 3 (MediaTek Octa), Xiaomi Hongmi Note 3 (2015617)LG Google Nexus 5 D820, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D820 USA
Country or region availableChina
China
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiLG
Release dateNovember, 2015November, 2013
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 150 millimeters (2.99 x 5.91 in)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)
Weight164 grams (5.74 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A532.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200 MP4 700MhzQualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (26GB available)
eMMC 5.0
32GB (28GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT Super IPS+
Screen size5.5" inches4.95" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI445 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G network2015611 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

2015617 version:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4

2015611 version:
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

2015617 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 7)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 700/800/850/1700/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,4,5,17,19,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
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 Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered30mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.9µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 3.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB SlimPort
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Silver, Gray, Gold
- Xiaomi MIUI 7.0
- Wifi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2300 mAh
Charger, watts10W Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standby15840 minutes | 264 hours | 11 days18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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