Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Which smartphone to buy under Rs. 10000

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) was recently released with support for smart glow and turbo speed technology in addition to the previously offered S bike mode. Redmi Note 3 is a premium smartphone manufactured by Xiaomi and is available in both 2GB and 3GB RAM respectively. In this article, we will compare the specifications of both devices.


While Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is equipped with a 5-inch (12.63cm) Super AMOLED HD display coupled with 294PPI, Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch FHD display with 401PPI. Moreover, the Galaxy J2 is manufactured in a chrome bezel with patterned back and matte finish.


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is powered by a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor, Mali-400MP2 graphics, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB. Meanwhile, Redmi Note 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 650 processor for both 2GB and 3GB RAM variants coupled with Adreno 510 graphics. While the 2GB RAM model ships with 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), the 3GB variant offers 32GB of storage.

If you compare the specifications, you can clearly observe that Redmi Note 3 wins because it offers increased RAM and storage capacities coupled with a powerful processor. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is equipped with a 2600mAh battery which is less than 4000mAh battery offered by Redmi Note 3.


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) ships with 8MP rear LED flash camera paired with a 5MP front-facing snapper alongside f/2.2 aperture for both sensors. It is possible to capture framed selfies with the 8MP rear camera with Selfie assist feature. In the case of Redmi Note 3, you will get 16MP of rear camera and 5MP front-facing snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

Operating Platform

Redmi Note 3 (9)

Redmi Note 3 offers Android 5.1 Lollipop on top of MIUI 7, which is upgradeable to the recently announced MIUI 8. In the case of the Galaxy J2 (2016), you will be able to work with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Advanced Features

Redmi Note 3 includes a fingerprint sensor on the rear side, which enables you to easily unlock the device. However, the Galaxy J2 (2016) doesn’t include any fingerprint sensor but comes with standard sensors like accelerometer and proximity.

The smart glow feature integrated with the Galaxy J2 (2016) enables you to colour code your contacts, apps, and usage alerts. This feature provides users ability to stay updated with every important notification.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) also provides support for Turbo Speed Technology (TST), which improves the performance of the device by consuming lesser resources to finish a relevant task. Moreover, the TST loads apps up to 40 percent faster than those smartphones with double the RAM. If you install MIUI 8 in Redmi Note 3, you will be able to experience advanced features like scrolling screenshots.


While the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant of Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 9,999, the model with 3GB RAM/32GB storage is available at Rs. 11,999. However, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is priced at Rs. 9,750 and is available from both offline and online retailers.


If you like big display, increases RAM and storage paired with a massive battery, go for Redmi Note 3. Even though, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) ships with new features like smart glow and turbo speed, increased RAM and storage always help you to perform tasks easily. If you are not concerned about the display size and already using previous Redmi devices, you should test drive Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) since it includes new features in addition to Super AMOLED display.