Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)Xiaomi Redmi 3S
Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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magic score77.087.9
PriceRs. 9,999 onwardsRs. 6,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)May, 2016Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.5 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 615Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 505
VoLTEYes
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 128 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness10.55 mm8.5 mm
Weight202 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity5000 mAh4100 mAh
Battery Standby914 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)37.60 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersWeb Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrsGaming: 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]
  • Rugged, and good looking design
  • The curved back fits well into the palm and due to the coarse plastic finish, it really feels good to hold
  • Decent display with accurate color reproduction, good brightness levels, adjustable color temperature and an in-built blue-light filter
  • Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Smooth, effortless performance, including with resource intensive games
  • Excellent, super long lasting battery, that can deliver up to a 2-3 day backup!
  • Also includes a Power saver mode, which adjusts processor performance, screen brightness and restricts access to features that use up more battery
  • Unique reverse charging support - can be used to charge other devices
  • Decent loudspeaker, and audio quality
  • 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
  • Good speed/performance (though multi-tasking performance is a notch below the Redmi 3s Prime because of lesser RAM)
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Feels bulky, and tips the scales at over 200g
  • Visibility under bright light is average due to the reflective nature of the screen
  • The Zen UI is a bit cluttered and sometimes buggy (although highly customizable)
  • Average camera
  • Charging speed is on the slow side
  • 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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