Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Samsung's President and Chief Executive JK Shin walks on stage during the presentation of the Galaxy S6 smartphone at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. Reuters/Albert Gea

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Xioami Redmi Note 3 are the two latest flagship models introduced this year. Since the Galaxy S6 has undergone a redesign and complete makeover, Galaxy fans are very much excited about the new phone.

Xiaomi fans, on the other hand, are looking forward to the much-hyped Redmi Note 3’s cheaper price tag. A comparative analysis between the two phones will help you decide which one you should buy.


As far as display is concerned, the Galaxy S6 ranks better than the Redmi Note 3. The S6 has a 5.1-inch super AMOLED screen packed with 1440 x 2560 resolution and 577ppi for better image quality. On the contrary, the Redmi Note 3 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 403ppi.


Samsung has done an outstanding job by redesigning the Galaxy S6. Unlike its predecessor, the S5, the Galaxy S6 looks different in a fabulous combination of Gorilla Glass 4 back panel and metal frame, notes Ecumenical News. However, the Redmi Note 3 has a metal unibody and looks very polished in its rounded edges. The S6 has the fingerprint scanner embedded underneath the home button, while the Redmi Note 3’s fingerprint scanner is placed at its rear.


As for the camera, nothing competes better than the Galaxy S6’s 16MP rear camera designed with light-sensitive, smart optical image stabilisation (OIS) technology. OIS is described as the right integration of software and hardware processing to ensure clearer photos even in low light, says the official Samsung blog. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 3 has a 13 MP rear camera useful for taking good photos.


The Galaxy S6 has the latest Exynos 7420 chipset inside and is powered by an octa-core CPU. The Redmi Note 3, on the other hand, has a Mediatek Helio X10 chipset inside and has an octa-core CPU running at its core.


The Redmi Note 3 is relatively cheaper at US$140 (approx. AU$193) than the Galaxy S6 that costs US$199 (approx. AU$275), observes Ecumenical News.

Hence, the Galaxy S6 wins in a 4 out of 5 checklist on the aforementioned categories.

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