MEIZU M3S (3GB RAM, 32GB)Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
MEIZU M3S (3GB RAM, 32GB)
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magic score81.587.3
PriceRs. 8,799 onwardsRs. 8,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Oct, 2016Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display FeaturesFull Lamination, 2.5D Curved Glass DisplayIPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.5 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6750Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUMali-T860Adreno 505
VoLTEYes
FM RadioYes
Thickness8.3 mm8.5 mm
Weight138 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3020 mAh4100 mAh
Other Battery ParametersN/AGaming: up to 15 hrs, Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs, Reading Time: up to 39 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 17 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Classy design - one of the few budget smartphones that come with a full metal exterior
  • The matte finish, the rounded edges and light form-factor (138g) also make the M3s quite handy
  • Good display, at par with its top competitor - the Redmi 3s Prime - legibility under bright light is good and so is visibility from odd angles
  • Front facing fingerprint sensor is easy to set-up and quite accurate
  • Meizu's FlymeOS interface on top of Android is simple and relatively clutter-free
  • Decent performance - can handle most tasks and games comfortably and without heating issues
  • Rear camera works decently well in outdoor sunny conditions, and colours in close-up shots look good
  • Good battery life - lasts the whole day when used as a primary phone
  • Compact, smart looking, premium design with a metal build - very similar to the Redmi Note 3, but more easy to handle (because of the smaller size)
  • Excellent ergonomics, with the curves on the back making the phone very comfortable to hold
  • Light-weight with an excellent weight distribution, despite the large battery it holds inside
  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles
  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around
  • Very good speed/performance - one of the best in this price range
  • Decent camera
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Doesn’t have hardware or capacitive keys for navigation, forcing you to rely on just the home button by means of swipes and presses - this can take some time getting used to if you are more coming from a more standard Android phone
  • The camera's low-light shots and indoor shots look noisy and washed out
  • The phone is good on the whole, but the Redmi 3S Prime has an edge over it, with a more powerful processor, bigger battery, and newer Android
  • Camera is decent, and almost at par with the more expensive Redmi Note 3, but still could have been better, especially with low light performance
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better
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