Comparison between:
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3
- BLU Life Pure XL 16 GB

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3BLU Life Pure XL 16 GB
Xiaomi Mi Note 3
Prices
BLU Life Pure XL 16 GB
Model aliasMi Note3L259

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width73.95 mm
7.395 cm
0.243 ft
2.911 in
75 mm
7.5 cm
0.246 ft
2.953 in
Height152.6 mm
15.26 cm
0.501 ft
6.008 in
150.6 mm
15.06 cm
0.494 ft
5.929 in
Thickness7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.025 ft
0.299 in
9.5 mm
0.95 cm
0.031 ft
0.374 in
Weight163 g
0.36 lbs
5.75 oz
128 g
0.28 lbs
4.52 oz
Volume85.76 cm³
5.21 in³
107.3 cm³
6.52 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
Black
White
Red
Blue
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
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SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMMicro-SIM
Number of SIM cards21
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)-

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)MIUI V8.5.11 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V9.1.1 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V9.2.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V9.5.4 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V10.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI (Android 9.0 Pie)
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 PlusQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8274
Process technology14 nm28 nm
CPU4x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.84 GHz Kryo 260Krait 400
CPU bits64 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)-4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores84
CPU frequency2200 MHz2200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 512Qualcomm Adreno 330
GPU cores-4
GPU frequency650 MHz450 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB
6 GB
2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz800 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
eMMC 5.1-

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPS
Diagonal size5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
Width2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
Height4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density401 ppi
157 ppcm
401 ppi
157 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area74.14 %74.07 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Sharp
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
1500:1 contrast ratio
550 cd/m²
94.4% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards / Goodix-

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX386 Exmor RSOmniVision OV16825
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS BSI 2
Sensor size4.96 x 3.72 mm
0.24 in
6.24 x 4.67 mm
0.31 in
Pixel size1.23 µm
0.001230 mm
1.354 µm
0.001354 mm
Crop factor6.985.55
ISO100 - 3200-
Aperturef/1.8-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.82 mm
26.66 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
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Number of lenses6-
Flash typeDual LEDLED
Image resolution4032 x 3016 pixels
12.16 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
4-axis OIS
720p @ 120 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M3 (#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.6 (#2)
5-element lens (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 52 mm (#2)
Largan M8 lens

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K3P3-
Sensor typeISOCELL-
Sensor size4.74 x 3.56 mm
0.23 in
-
Pixel size2 µm
0.002000 mm
-
Crop factor7.29-
Aperturef/2-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.52 mm
25.67 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Image resolution4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Headphone adapter-

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio-Yes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO-

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
HID
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USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AMR
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MP4
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3500 mAh2500 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
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Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0-
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.502 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)1.544 W/kg-
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