Comparison between:
- TCL 3S M3G
- Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

Brand and model

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

TCL 3S M3GXiaomi Mi 9 Lite
TCL 3S M3GXiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Prices
Model aliasMeme Da 3SMi9 Lite

Design

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

Width69.6 mm
6.96 cm
0.228 ft
2.74 in
74.5 mm
7.45 cm
0.244 ft
2.933 in
Height139.6 mm
13.96 cm
0.458 ft
5.496 in
156.8 mm
15.68 cm
0.514 ft
6.173 in
Thickness8.9 mm
0.89 cm
0.029 ft
0.35 in
8.67 mm
0.867 cm
0.028 ft
0.341 in
Weight130 g
0.29 lbs
4.59 oz
179 g
0.39 lbs
6.31 oz
Volume86.47 cm³
5.25 in³
101.28 cm³
6.15 in³
ColorsWhite
Blue
Pearl White
Onyx Grey
Aurora Blue
Body materialsPlastic
Aluminium alloy
Aluminium alloy
Glass

SIM card

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

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards22
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 (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMACDMA 800 MHz-
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
W-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 1700 MHz (B4)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
-
LTELTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

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 4
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12

Operating system

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

Operating system (OS)LeWa 6.0 OS (Android 5.0 Lollipop)MIUI V10.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)

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 615 MSM8939Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Process technology28 nm10 nm
CPU4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x 2.2 GHz Kryo 360, 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 360
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8
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 cores88
CPU frequency1500 MHz2200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 405Qualcomm Adreno 616
GPU frequency550 MHz500 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4X
RAM channelsSingle channelDouble channel
RAM frequency800 MHz1866 MHz
-Mi Turbo
Game Turbo 2.0

Storage

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

Storage16 GB128 GB
-UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

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

Type/technologyIPSAMOLED
Diagonal size5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
6.39 in
162.31 mm
16.23 cm
Width2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
2.68 in
68.02 mm
6.8 cm
Height4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
5.8 in
147.37 mm
14.74 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.167:1
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density441 ppi
173 ppcm
403 ppi
158 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area71.16 %86.08 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Sharp / AU Optronics display
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Full Lamination Technology
95% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
60000:1 contrast ratio
430 cd/m²
Peak brightness - 600 cd/m²
103.8% NTSC
DC dimming
HDR
Multi-color AOD
Oleophobic coating

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
-In-display fingerprint sensor

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 IMX135 Exmor RSSony IMX586 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor size4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
-
Sensor format-1/2"
Pixel size1.127 µm
0.001127 mm
0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
Crop factor7.38-
Aperturef/2.2f/1.79
Number of lenses56
Flash typeLEDDual LED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Blue filter glassPixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 118° (#2)
Third rear camera - 2 MP (depth sensing)
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)

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 model-Samsung S5KGD1
Sensor type-ISOCELL
Pixel size-0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
Aperturef/2.2f/2
Field of view88 °-
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
6528 x 4896 pixels
31.96 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
Features-Face unlock
-Sensor type - ISOCELL PLUS
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-Hi-Res Audio
Smart PA

Radio

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

RadioYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo

Wi-Fi

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

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

Bluetooth

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

Version4.05.0
FeaturesA2DPA2DP
EDR
HID
LE

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-C
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

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 jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

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

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+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
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
MP4
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VC-1
WebM
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.

Capacity3050 mAh4030 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time9 h
540 min
0.4 days
-
2G stand-by time250 h
15000 min
10.4 days
-
3G talk time8 h
480 min
0.3 days
-
3G stand-by time250 h
15000 min
10.4 days
-
Charger output power-9 V / 2 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
FeaturesNon-removableFast charging
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)-1.42 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.4 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.19 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.15 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresEye recognition technology-
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