Comparison: ZTE Blade A711 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
With the ZTE Blade A711, also known as Blade X9, coming to the Philippine market next week, let’s have it compared to one of its competitor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. We choose the Redmi Note 3 due to its undeniably similar design with the Blade A711 and features like display size and fingerprint scanner.
|ZTE Blade A711||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3|
|5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi||5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi|
|1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core chipset|
|Adreno 405||PowerVR G6200|
|2GB RAM||2GB / 3GB RAM|
|16GB internal storage||16GB / 32GB internal storage|
|Expandable via microSD up to 128GB (via SIM 2 slot)|
|13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash||13-megapixel PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash|
|5-megapixel front camera||5-megapixel front camera|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|GPS w/ A-GPS||GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|FM Radio||FM Radio|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|3000mAh Li-ion battery||4000mAh Li-Po battery|
|Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ Nubia UI 3.0||Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ MIUI 7|
|155.3 x 77.2 x 8.6 mm||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm|
Both devices sport a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. With those numbers, we get a crisp 401ppi density. Also, the two have their respective fingerprint scanners at the back. Their dimension and weight are neck to neck.
They have similar megapixel count of 13 for the rear camera while their front-facing camera is maxed out at 5-megapixel. Software running on both is Android Lollipop, but with their proprietary skin or ROM.
The major difference between the two is their chipset. ZTE used the trusty Snapdragon 615 from Qualcomm while Xiaomi has put in the Helio X10 of MediaTek. Based on previous devices that have these chipsets, we can definitely say that the Helio X10 has the edge here.
In terms of memory, the Blade A711 has 2GB while the Redmi Note 3 also has 2GB of RAM, but you have the option of going for 3GB. You don’t have to worry about file space for the Blade since its 16GB storage is expandable via a microSD of up to 128GB. The Redmi Note 3 storage depends on which model you’ll get, 16GB w/ the 2GB RAM model, or 32GB w/ the 3GB. You don’t get any expansion slot here.
Despite being a bigger phone by a just a few millimeters, the Blade A711 has the smaller battery pack at 3000mAh. The Redmi Note 3 is equipped with a larger 4000mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, both are well equipped, but Xiaomi has the advantage over its IR blaster and dual-band Wi-Fi.
The ZTE Blade A711 is going on sale through Lazada on the 14th for Php7,690 while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 starts at Php8,990 for the 2GB/16GB option. If you want the Note 3 with more memory and storage, you have to shell out Php10,500.