Xiaomi announced the Mi Note Pro in January and they launched the phone in China earlier this month. We got you unboxing of the phone recently and here is the comparison of the phone with last year’s flagship phone from LG, the LG G3.
The Mi Note Pro sports a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection and is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU. Now running on MIUI on top of Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), it has 4GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB of internal storage and LTE Cat.9 support. The LG G3 on the other hand has a 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD IPS display at 538 ppi and is powered by 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor with Adreno 330 GPU. Launched with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), now running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop), it has 2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD.
Mi Note Pro has a Mi branding on the left, earpiece at the center and a 4MP front facing camera while the LG G3 has a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera along with usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors and the multi colour notification LED.
The Mi Note Pro has three capacitive buttons below the display. In comparison the G3 has on screen touch buttons while the bezel below the display has LG branding.
There is the micro USB port and loud speaker grills at the bottom of the Mi Note Pro while the G3 has micro USB port, the 3.5mm audio jack and the primary microphone are present on the bottom.
The Mi Note Pro has a microphone and 3.5mm audio jack is present on the top whereas the LG G3 has IR LED for Quick Remote and a secondary microphone on the top.
Mi Note Pro has a SIM card slot that has two trays for micro and nano SIM cards on the left. The G3 on the other hand has no buttons on the left side. The Mi Note Pro measures 155.1×77.6×6.95 mm and weighs 161 grams while the G3 is 146.3×74.6×9.1 and weighs 151 grams.
The power button and volume rockers are present on the right side of the Mi Note Pro but G3 has no buttons or keys.
The Mi Note Pro has a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor, 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording. The G3 also has a 13MP rear camera with OIS, Dual LED Flash, Laser Auto Focus and 4K video recording. Back cover of both the devices are made of plastic but the one on G3 has a textured pattern. There are no buttons or keys at the back of the Mi Note Pro where the G3 has a power button, volume rockers and the camera module at the back.
The back cover of the Mi Note Pro is not removable but that of the LG G 3 is removable. Battery on the Mi Note Pro is 3090mAh while that on the G3 is 3000mAh, which is also removable.
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