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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 5G XXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)03Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
35PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 X
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)

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)3 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)vsGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)35 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core39%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+12GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (26GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
164 grams (5.74 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)1%
Lighter
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels122%
Higher resolution screen
401 PPIvs+566 PPI41%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.5"vs+6.2"13%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
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
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 10MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 5.0.2 Lollipopvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4G LTEvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
10Wvs+25W150%
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.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

20 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
ModelRedmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Other model namesRedmi Note 3 (MediaTek Octa), Xiaomi Hongmi Note 3 (2015617)Galaxy S20 SM-G981BZAAXSA Single-Sim (Exynos, 12GB RAM)
Country or region availableChina
China
AustraliaIrelandNew Zealand
Australia, Ireland, New Zealand
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2015March, 2020
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 150 millimeters (2.99 x 5.91 in)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)
Weight164 grams (5.74 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200 MP4 700MhzARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory3GB LPDDR312GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (26GB available)
eMMC 5.0
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G network2015611 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

2015617 version:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 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 Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
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)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
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)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.76" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Gray, Gold
- Xiaomi MIUI 7.0
- Wifi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts10W Standard charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standby15840 minutes | 264 hours | 11 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MTK 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981B)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.382W/kg (head) | 1.525W/kg (body)
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