Measuring in at 5.5-inch with octacore processor, 13 mega-pixel camera and MIUI V5, there are only a few phones which can match the Xiaomi Redmi Note on price and specifications. Here are our top Xiaomi Redmi Note alternatives.
What makes a good Redmi Note Alternative
To be considered a good alternative to the Xiaomi Redmi Note phones should have at least the following hardware specifications;
- Large display
- Octacore processor
- At least 1GB RAM
- Large battery
We also want to see good camera hardware, a design which is at least as good as the Redimi’s, if not better and all at an affordable low-cost.
Huawei Honor 3X
The Huawei Honor 3X is a solid competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note. The 3X comes equipped with a similar 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, the same 1.7Ghz Octacore processor and can be had with either 1GB or 2GB RAM. A 3000mAh battery ensures plenty of battery life and a 13 mega-pixel rear and 5 mega-pixel front camera are more than enough to keep the Redmi Note honest.
TCL Meme Da
TCL designed the TCL Meme Da to not only offer similar level of hardware as the Xiaomi Redmi Note, but also look better and feel more comfortable in the hand thanks to a thinner body. Thought the TCL Meme Da is thinner than the Redmi Note, the battery is actually a larger 3300mAh cell.
Again the display is a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 panel, there is an octacore Mediatek processor, 1GB RAM and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera while the front is an 8 mega-pixel sensor. Pricing in China is just 778 Yuan.
Lenovo have launched 2 models of their Lenovo S898T. Customers in China can choose between either a 1GB RAM 8GB memory model or 2GB RAM 16GB memory version, however both models run the 1.4Ghz octacore MT6592 processor rather than a 1.7Ghz.
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The OGS display on the Lenovo is slightly smaller than the others here at 5.3-inch, but still big enough to mix it with the rest of the phones on the list. Other features include a 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear and larger 3200mAh battery all in a body just 7.9mm thick!
Meizu Blue Charm
The Meizu Blue Charm is a long time rumour which finally appears to be coming true. The most recent details being an official looking teaser which claims the new phone will have a 5.5-inch display, and octacore processor. Being a Meizu it is safe to assume the Meizu Blue Charm will run their own Flyme OS ROM and be as attractive as current Meizu devices.
The DooGee Dagger is what the iNew V3 would look like if it had been given a larger 5.5-inch display. Doogee only made details of the Dagger known for the first time yesterday which include a 5.5-inch panel and octacore chipset. Doogee have already confirmed their range will be available internationally, and pricing for the new phone is believed to be just $180!
Not normally a brand we speak about much on GizChina, but being the first octacore Haier phone to go on sale has got to be worth a place in this Redmi Note alternatives list. Unlike the other phones, the Haier I970 is a 6-inch 1280 x 720 phone and rather than plastic Haier have opted for metal in the construction of the phablet.
From leaked Tenaa details the Haier IG70 will get a 1.7Ghz octacore chipset, and 2GB RAM. Other details and pricing are not known.
Top Xiaomi Redmi Note Alternatives
The above alternatives either offer slightly better camera hardware, larger battery or a thinner body when compare against the Xiaomi Redmi Note, but do you think you would be tempted by any of the above over the MIUI equipped budget phablet?
The Xiaomi Redmi Note is only officially available in certain countries in Aisa, however international fans can order the phone through reseller Xiaomi World from $239.99.