Micromax Canvas 5Xiaomi Redmi 3S
Micromax Canvas 5
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magic score67.888.3
PriceRs. 8,999 onwardsRs. 6,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Nov, 2015Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Expected upgrade to 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.2 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.3 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6753Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUMali-T720Adreno 505
RAM3 GB2 GB
VoLTEYes
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 128 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
ThicknessN/A8.5 mm
WeightN/A144 gm
Battery Capacity2900 mAh4100 mAh
Battery Standby275 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime10.00 hrsN/A
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]
  • Good build quality
  • Sleek design
  • Good ergonomics - despite the 5.2 inch screen size, the phone is comfortable to use with one hand
  • Beautiful design - 2.5D glass front beautifully curves around the edges and seamlessly melds into the shell of the phone
  • Very good display - good viewing angles, good color reproduction and good sunlight legibility
  • Good speed/performance and seamless multi-tasking
  • Decent camera
  • Good call 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]
  • Average audio quality
  • Average battery life
  • 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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