Xiaomi is getting ready to announce yet another handset for this year, and it is going to be called Mi4c. However, before you get excited to witness the unveiling of the smartphone, you should know that the company is going to release limited versions of this product. The reason for this is very simple; it is because Xiaomi obviously does not want the sales performance of its Redmi Note 2 to take a nose dive, and so far, the latter is killing it in the market thanks to its very attractive price and performance ratio.
So which smartphone is going to be the better handset to purchase out of both them? Let us take a look shall we.
Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Screen sizes and resolution
Both devices might have the same resolutions, but most consumers would be eager to get their hands on Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 because it is not only affordable, but has a screen size of 5.5 inches, compared to the expected 5.2 inch screen of Xiaomi Mi4c. Since there is very little difference over here to compare both smartphones comprehensively, let us move on to the next specifications of our comparison.
Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Amount of RAM
The total amount of RAM present in a smartphone will decide how much multitasking can be executed or how many applications can be run during a small session. One model of Xiaomi Mi4c is going to feature 2GB of RAM (which will also have 16GB of internal storage), while the 3GB RAM model will have 32GB of storage.
Naturally, if future users want to get the most out of their Android smartphone, then they will obviously have to choose the device that features the most amount of RAM. On this occasion, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is only available in the 2GB RAM model, which only means that users will be limited to extra headroom, and that all depends on what you plan to do. However, having sufficient RAM is not the only component that determines how much performance you can get out of your smartphone. We have not even come to the core component present in both devices, which happens to be the chipset.
Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Chipset
Chipset is perhaps the most important component present in a smartphone. Both device feature the following the chipsets, and we have also managed to list which processor is running inside both of them.
- Xiaomi Mi4c: Snapdragon 808 chipset which will be running two Cortex-A57 cores running at 1.82GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.44GHz.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Helio X10 chipset which will be running eight Cortex-A53 cores at 2.0GHz (the higher performing model runs at a frequency of 2.2GHz but is also slightly more expensive).
According to the AnTuTu benchmarking scores, given below are the following scores that each device can obtain:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: 46,457 points (This is for the 2.0GHz model; the 2.2GHz model will definitely score much higher than this).
- Estimated score of Xiaomi Mi4c: Above 47,000 points for the 3GB model and less than 47,000 for the 2GB model.
If it comes to pure performance terms, then we see Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 as being the much better smartphone to purchase for you guys since it is not only affordable, but Helio X10 present inside it is near-equal to Snapdragon 808 in the benchmarking tests.
Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Battery capacities
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 features a 3,060mAh battery, which will provide just a little less than 12 hours of talk time. There is very little difference between the battery capacity of Xiaomi Mi4c because according to the leaked specifications, the device is going to sport a 3,080mAh battery. However, since Mi4c is running two Cortex-A57 cores, which consume much more power as compared to Cortex-A53 cores, it is highly possible that the upcoming smartphone will not be able to provide sufficient battery life to consumers as compared to Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.
Regardless, we are going to have to wait and see how well the upcoming device does in the battery tests before we can deliver our final conclusion.
Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Charging port type
Unlike Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi Mi4c will feature a Type-C USB port, which can deliver higher transfer rates when you want to shift data from one machine to the other. In contrast, Redmi Note 2 will not be able to reach the transfer speeds of its upcoming rival because it has a microUSB port. Consumers who are extremely picky about the charging port of the smartphone will have to wait for some time as it will take a while for Xiaomi Mi4c to enter the market.
Xiaomi Mi4c vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Price
Perhaps the most important thing to a consumer is a smartphone’s price tag. Right now, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 delivers an unparalleled price/performance ratio because it only costs $125 (for the 2.0GHz) model, while Xiaomi Mi4c is expected to carry a price that will range between $204 for the 2GB RAM model, and $236 for the 3GB RAM model. If you were to ask which device we would settle for to be completely satisfied, our answer would easily be Redmi Note 2. However, not all consumers will share our decision.
In our opinion, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 happens to be the far better choice compared to the upcoming Mi4c because it not only has an unbeatable price of $125, but it is equal to the performance of the upcoming device thanks to its Helio X10 chipset. Sure, it might not have 3GB of RAM, but in majority of cases, 2GB RAM is more than enough to get your fair share of multitasking, and playing graphically intensive gaming applications.
With the new operating system update running on both smartphones (Android Lollipop 5.0), we expect even better memory management to be displayed by both handsets, and with Redmi Note 2, you will easily be able to save a ton of money in the purchasing process too.