The smartphone business in India is raging faster and harder than you think. And the biggest example to that is the number of new handset makers entering the country is search of glory and recognition. While we have our regular Samsungs and Sonys, it's also good to see native as well as Chinese handset makers coming to the front as well.
Keeping others of the contention for the time being, we have to say that most of the noise recently has been made by the likes of Xioami and OnePlus with their respective Redmi Note phablet and One smartphones. And both have created a kind of aura around themselves that everyone is now taking into consideration.
While the smartphone juggernaut rolls on, there have been developments in both the camps. The Xiaomi-made Redmi Note has already hit the markets, while the OnePlus One waits for its turn. But what happens when we pit both the handsets against each other? Let's take a closer look.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Operating System
As you might expect, both the handsets come running the Android operating system. However, there's a difference. While the Redmi Note comes with the official Google version of Android Jelly Bean, the OnePlus One utilizes Android 4.4 CyanogenMod 11S. While some of you will be sceptical, people who know a thing or two about rooting their phones, will welcome the CyanogenMod with open arms.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Display and Dimensions
The Xiaomi Redmi Note sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 154 x 78.7 x 9.5, while it weighs in at 199g.
The OnePlus One, on the other hand, sports a similar 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering a greater 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, while it weighs in at 162g.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. There's also a secondary 5-megapixel camera at the front.
The OnePlus One, on the other hand, sports a similar 13-megapixel primary camera, again sporting a pixel resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 5-megapixel snapper up front that's more than enough for conducting video chats and snapping quality selfies.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Processor
While the Redmi Note is equipped with a 1.7 GHz octa core Cortex A-7 processor, its OnePlus counterpart powers up the One via a slightly lesser 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Storage and RAM
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, in this respect, offers 2GB of RAM, with the device arriving in 8GB memory variant. However, there's the option to expand the device's memory further up to another 32GB.
The OnePlus One, on the other hand, offers a greater 3GB RAM while offering the device in a greater 64GB internal memory variant. There's also no option to expand the device's memory further.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Battery
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note juices up the device via a massive 3200 mAh battery, the OnePlus One is powered by a slightly lesser yet equally powerful 3100 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Price
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note has been made available at a price tag of Rs. 8,999, the OnePlus One has been priced at Rs. 21,999. And if taking the Indian market into consideration, the price factor could come out to be one of the most important determining factors.
Xiaomi Redmi Note Vs OnePlus One: Verdict
Both the smartphones are best in their class. However, if the price factor for the handsets are to be kept out for the time being, we have to say that the OnePlus One will be a far more better deal than the Redmi Note. And that shows with the kind of specs you are getting for the handset at that price rate. Moreover, with its 3GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, we are sure the handset will carve out a name for itself.