The world’s budget smartphone market is a huge and fiercely competitive space where innumerable mobile makers are fighting with each other with their new offerings. The low cost smartphone market is always getting a huge deluge of newer, more stylish, more capable and smarter smartphone models in order to charm the audience and to spoil phone buyers for choice. Moreover, it is really amazing to what all the various mobile manufacturing companies are offering at astonishingly affordable prices. Hence, the market competition has become all the more aggressive with so many highly impressive and capable budget choices around, which are again constantly getting upgraded.
Nevertheless, even in the budget smartphone space there are a few smartphone makers which offer excellent products that obviously lead the market competition. In these terms, Chinese mobile manufacturing major Xiaomi is a perfect example which has been charming all the mobile phone buyers with its rather exquisite affordable devices. Xiaomi has made itself a well established name in a very short time in the Indian market as well. And it is truly difficult to beat Xiaomi in the budget smartphone competition. Nevertheless, there is fair competition all right and there are a number of mobile makers who are constantly throwing challenge at Xiaomi with new very capable smartphone models with superb price tags.
Spicing up the game, the new affordable Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has already become a hot seller in the Indian mobile market and rightly so, as the Redmi Note 3 is a superb package of good specs and attractive features and tempting price.
On the other hand, the new Creo Mark 1 smartphone has come to challenge the popularity of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Creo Mark 1 is grabbing eyeballs with enticing design and superior specs with constant software updates every month.
Thus, if you are on the lookout for a new worthy budget smartphone and are all confused about whether to go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or to pick the Creo Mark 1, it is better to consider both the devices to decide which one is better suited for you.
Let us look into both Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Creo Mark 1 side by side to find out which one is better worth its asking price:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 launched boasting a premium full metal body which was a first for Xiaomi. The smartphone looks and feels neat, sturdy and premium without any flamboyance. The mobile has got the right amount of curves for great handling and grip and comes in attractive color choices with sophisticated matte finish.
On the other hand, Creo Mark 1 comes in a flashy metal and glass design that is very stylish, sleek and attention grabbing. Although the handset is a fingerprint magnet, you can’t deny its visual appeal.
Display & Battery
The Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5 inch large Full High Definition display with a decent pixel density of 401 ppi, offering clear, crisp and vibrant visuals. In comparison, the Creo Mark 1 boasts of a 5.5 inch large Quad HD (2K) display with a great pixel density of 534 ppi, meaning the display quality is certainly crisper, brighter and more colorful than the Redmi Note 3.
When it comes to battery backup, the Creo Mark 1 draws its juice from a nice 3100 mAh battery that offers enough power to run phone up all day long. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 boasts of a massive 4050 mAh battery pack that can last longer than a regular day’s full usage.
The Creo Mark 1 gets powered by a 1.9 GHz Octa core Helio X10 chipset that is coupled with the power of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inbuilt memory which offers expandability through MicroSD card. The smartphone runs on Android OS version 5.1.1 Lollipop topped with Fuel OS, which promises to update every month offering something new every time.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3’s India-spec model packs in a hexa core Snapdragon 650 chipset that gets backed by the support of 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. There’s also a variant choice that offers 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory that also gets MicroSD card slot. This smartphone also runs on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with the MIUI skin on top.
Cameras & add-ons
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 packs in a 16 MP primary rear camera with PDAF along with the benefit of dual tone dual LED flash, and a front facing 5 MP Selfie camera. The smartphone has the capability of shooting Full HD videos. On the other hand, the Creo Mark 1 flaunts a greater 21 MP Sony sensor for its primary rear camera while offering an 8 MP front facing shooter for detailed selfies. The phone can also record 4K videos as well as 120 fps Slow-Mo Full HD videos.
The Redmi Note 3 offers the security of a fingerprint scanner to protect your precious date, but this security feature is missing on the Mark 1. On the other hand, the Mark 1 will be offering new features every month with monthly software updates, and the phone also offers a number of innovative features such as personalized call rejection voice messages, anti-lost, and more.
While it is good to compare various devices in terms of their looks, specs and features, ultimately it depends on the buyers’ budget when it comes to the final buying decision. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available in India at a very attractive price of Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB/16GB model. The Creo Mark 1 will be carrying the price tag of Rs. 19,999. Thus, there lies a big gap of 10k between the two new smartphones.
It is evident that the Creo Mark 1 is a worthy new smartphone with superior camera specs, better display, eye-catching styling, better software with timely OTA updates, and is a great buy for all the software update geeks.
However, the very capable Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 costs just half the price of the Creo Mark 1, and offers much more than its asking price. It is a superb value for money and truly budget smartphone model. The final choice is yours to make.