Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs TCL Meme Da


xiaomi redmi vs tcl meme da

TCL threw a very powerful and well spec’d stone at Xiaomi today with the launch of the TCL Meme Da. Let’s see how the Meme Da compares to the Xiaomi Redmi Note!

Xiaomi Redmi Note

For the purpose of this showdown we will compare the entry-level Redmi Note with the Meme Da as they cost a similar amount here in China. The Redmi Note has a 5.5-inch 720 HD display, octacore 1.4Ghz processor, 1GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel front camera, and 3200mAh battery.

As you can see in the image and the photos in this review (and the dimensions below) the Redmi Note is quite a large device, with thick bezels, wide body and can hardly be deecribed as thin.

TCL Meme Da

The TCL Meme Da has the same 1.4Ghz octacore MT6592 processor, the same amount of RAM, 1GB and similar features including dual SIM support and micro SD card expansion. Look a little closer though and we see that the TCL has a larger 3300mAh battery, 8 mega-pixel Sony front sensor, 13 mega-pixel Sony rear with F2.0 aperture and macro mode and there is more.

tcl meme da 1

TCL hae also implemented Mediatek’s new HotKnot system which is similar to NFC and allows you to easily transfer files and data from one HotKnot enabled phone to another. See the HotKnot demo video below.

Mediatek HotKnot Demo video

Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs TCL Meme Da – Specifications

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Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs TCL Meme Da

Our only issues is that both phones are only available here in China at the moment, but once WCDMA versions are available internationally which budget phablet would you buy? The TCL Meme Da or Xiaomi Redmi Note? Let us know in the comments section below.

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26 Comments

  1. March 27, 2014

    THL’s phone is really awesome. look at that spec.!

    • bobo
      March 28, 2014

      which spec?

      • March 28, 2014

        TCL Meme Da – Specifications

        • Kamui
          March 28, 2014

          Its TCL (aka Alcatel) and not THL. Those phones are almost the same. BUT, Hotknot arrived too late and I thing “West” wont use it at all.Also what about (3rd party) support. Sorry TCL, gg Xiaomi.

          I really want all companies to come up and produce equal products. We are the winners from the price wars, but in the end support is the final choice. Xiaomi and Meizu know that and that’s why we see implementations like MIUI, ColorOS, Ubuntu…

  2. Yury
    March 28, 2014

    It is so funny when “big” brands trying to copy xiaomi’s phones. Xiaomi doing the right thing.

    • antidumb
      March 28, 2014

      it’s not copying rather like they trying proving or showing that xiaomi not as affordable as we expect, they be like “see, i can do that to, even we can make more beauty and affordable, you are not that great”

      • antidumb
        March 28, 2014

        *too

  3. Kedros
    March 28, 2014

    THL’s phone is really awesome. look at that spec.!

    • bobo
      March 28, 2014

      which spec?

    • Kedros
      March 28, 2014

      TCL Meme Da – Specifications

    • Guest
      March 28, 2014

      Its TCL (aka Alcatel) and not THL. Those phones are almost the same. BUT, Hotknot arrived too late and I thing “West” wont use it at all.Also what about (3rd party) support. Sorry TCL, gg Xiaomi.

      I really want all companies to come up and produce equal products. We are the winners from the price wars, but in the end support is the final choice. Xiaomi and Meizu know that and that’s why we see implementations like MIUI, ColorOS, Ubuntu…

  4. Guest
    March 28, 2014

    It is so funny when “big” brands trying to copy xiaomi’s phones. Xiaomi doing the right thing.

    • Guest
      March 28, 2014

      it’s not copying rather like they trying proving or showing that xiaomi not as affordable as we expect, they be like “see, i can do that to, even we can make more beauty and affordable, you are not that great”

    • Guest
      March 28, 2014

      *too

  5. Petr Plášil
    March 28, 2014

    TCL have very nice camera but 1GB RAM only is deal breaker for me. 🙁

    • Guest
      March 28, 2014

      Buy a Samsung, LG, HTC or whatever. You have money. How do i know? Because you complain that a 100$ phone have just 1GB RAM…

      • Petr Plášil
        March 29, 2014

        Samsung, LG, etc. are overpriced for me. But this TCL with 2GB for higher price is adequate for my needs.

  6. Petr Plášil
    March 28, 2014

    TCL have very nice camera but 1GB RAM only is deal breaker for me. 🙁

    • Guest
      March 28, 2014

      Buy a Samsung, LG, HTC or whatever. You have money. How do i know? Because you complain that a 100$ phone have just 1GB RAM…

    • Petr Plášil
      March 29, 2014

      Samsung, LG, etc. are overpriced for me. But this TCL with 2GB for higher price is adequate for my needs.

  7. Alex
    March 29, 2014

    I’d go with the larger battery and higher MP front camera offering…

  8. Alex
    March 29, 2014

    I’d go with the larger battery and higher MP front camera offering…

  9. BotondKisKovacs
    March 31, 2014

    This would have been nice if they didn’t screw it up by using Hotknot which isn’t compatible with all those phones out there using NFC already… This is something that Apple would do… what next? Chinese manufacturers will switch to a new charging connector instead USB just to make it harder to use? Maybe switch form standard MicroSD cards to using Sony Memory Stick? How about inventing Goldtooth instead of Bluetooth which would be the same just on a slightly changed frequency so the two can’t communicate.

  10. BotondKisKovacs
    March 31, 2014

    This would have been nice if they didn’t screw it up by using Hotknot which isn’t compatible with all those phones out there using NFC already… This is something that Apple would do… what next? Chinese manufacturers will switch to a new charging connector instead USB just to make it harder to use? Maybe switch form standard MicroSD cards to using Sony Memory Stick? How about inventing Goldtooth instead of Bluetooth which would be the same just on a slightly changed frequency so the two can’t communicate.