Last month, we posted an unboxing and full review article of the budget wireless earbuds – Redmi Buds 3. They have a semi-in-ear design, Qualcomm chip with aptX support, 12mm driver, and Bluetooth 5.2.
Recently, the Chinese company has released another version of the popular TWS earbuds. They are called Redmi Buds 3 Lite on the global market and Redmi Buds 3 Youth Edition on the Chinese market.
You know, Redmi Buds 3 and Redmi Buds 3 Lite have very different designs. The features and the price are also different.
In this article, I want to compare Redmi Buds 3 and Redmi Buds 3 Lite and find out which one is better to buy. Let’s start with the main difference – design.
You know, Redmi Buds 3 are the first wireless earbuds from the Redmi brand with a semi-in-ear design. It is one of the main features of these TWS earbuds.
As for Redmi Buds 3 Lite, they have silicone ear tips. There are already many wireless earbuds from Redmi with an in-ear design.
To be honest, I cannot say which one is better, because some people prefer a semi-in ear design, while the others choose wireless earbuds with silicone ear tips. What kind of earphones do you have? Write in the comments below.
By the way, Redmi Buds 3 are available only in white color, while the lite version is available in black color.
The charging cases of the new wireless earbuds are also different. It seems that the case of Redmi Buds 3 Lite is more compact because the earbuds themselves are also smaller than Redmi Buds 3.
Both of them have a waterproof rating of IP54.
There are also touch control buttons, like many other wireless earbuds in 2021.
Talking about specifications, Redmi Buds 3 and Redmi Buds 3 Lite have Bluetooth 5.2 support. However, it seems to be the only common feature between them.
Redmi Buds 3 have a 12mm driver, while Redmi Buds 3 Lite has only a 6mm driver.
I couldn’t find information about the chip of the new wireless earbuds Redmi Buds 3 Lite. As for Redmi Buds 3, they have Qualcomm 3040 chip with aptX support. I have already tested the sound quality of these earbuds, and it is very good.
The Chinese manufacturer promises low latency in games for Redmi Buds 3 Lite. I cannot check it now, because I don’t have these earbuds yet, but I have tested Redmi Buds 3, and they are really good for games.
Finally, let’s talk about the battery of Redmi earbuds. As I already said, Redmi Buds 3 Lite has a more compact charging case, so their total battery life of them is about 18 hours. The playtime on a single charge is 5 hours.
Talking about Redmi Buds 3, they have 20 hours of total battery life with a charging case, but the playtime on a single charge is the same 5 hours.
By the way, both of them have USB Type-C charging port.
So, I think you will agree with me that Redmi Buds 3 are better than Redmi Buds 3 Lite because they have a 12mm driver, Qualcomm chip with adaptive aptX support, and longer battery life.
However, the price of Redmi Buds 3 is almost twice as high as Redmi Buds 3 Lite. You can buy them for $30 on Aliexpress, while the Lite version is $18.
By the way, I have already ordered Redmi Buds 3 Lite, and I am waiting for them to arrive.