With the latest Iphone X being out on the market, an overwhelming number of consumers within the smartphone space are scrambling to get their hands on Apple’s newest Iphone. And with any new release, there are many who praise Apple’s new phone for its improvements, while others are scrutinizing Apple’s lack of newer innovations to truly set it apart from their competitors.

With new smartphone releases such as the Iphone X, there is also a substantial part of the consumer basis that are looking for phones that are different and unique from what most consider “the battle between iPhone and Samsung.” For this desire for something fresh and innovative, while having a price point that is competitive, comes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 by Xiaomi Inc.

[Review] Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs iPhone X

This stellar smartphone by Xiaomi Inc. is certainly a powerhouse of a phone, offering numerous features that are comparable to what the Iphone X has to offer. The following are just a few aspects where the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 holds up against the Iphone X.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

Redmi Note 3 offers comparable quality and has a much lower price point than the Apple competitor.

Camera Quality

With a 16MP camera, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 offers high quality photos with extremely quick auto focus for those instances when you’re trying to take photos of something in action. When compared to the Iphone X’s 12MP camera, the Redmi 3 is great.

The Iphone X however does offer a wider array of “in-phone” editing options, giving more of a studio look. However, if you’re simply interested in snapping crisp, vibrant photos without the need for much editing, the Redmi 3 is absolutely perfect. On top of this, there are numerous applications that you can download that give you even more editing power, meaning you don’t necessarily need an Iphone X to get high quality photos.

Video Quality

Unlike the Redmi Note 3, the Iphone X does offer 4K resolution video recording. However, both phones are able to take 1080p, full HD video which is more than enough for most consumers wanting to take crisp, fluid videos.

Casing and Screen Size

The Iphone X comes equipped with a much bigger display, coming in at 5.8 inches; the Iphone X also has no home button, allowing the display to practically take up the entire length of the phone.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 on the other hand has a smaller screen, coming in at 5.5 inches, but comes with an extremely intelligent Sunlight Display, which helps the screen stay vibrant and readable even in harsh lighting. The Redmi 3 also comes with a bezel, which is a hit or miss depending on whether you like the feel of having a “home” button on your phone.

Both phones offer impeccable resolution, though the Iphone X offers a bit more vibrance when it comes to colors and saturation.


The Iphone X is a clear winner in terms of storage, allowing users to have either 64GB or 254GB, compared to the Redmi’s 16GB or 32GB. However, the Redmi Note 3 can have an expanded storage of up to 128GB, which is more than enough for most users. On top of this, there are numerous file organizing applications that can b downloaded to offer cloud space, and therefore even more storage for your phone.

Final Thoughts

In terms of sheer power, the Iphone X does offer a bit more in terms of storage space, screen size/resolution, and camera quality. However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, offers comparable quality and has a much lower price point than the Apple competitor.

At the end of the day, is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 a phone you should look into? Most definitely, especially if you’re looking for a phone that offers impressive quality for a much lower price of $250, compared to the Iphone X’s price of around $900.