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Samsung Galaxy J5
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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magic score54.188.3
PriceRs. 10,490 onwardsRs. 6,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jul, 2015Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLEDIPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.2 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 306Adreno 505
RAM1.5 GB2 GB
Internal Memory8 GB16 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.9 mm8.5 mm
Weight146 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity2600 mAh4100 mAh
Battery Standby342 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 62 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]
  • Solid build quality
  • Good display - natural color reproduction, good viewing angles, and good sunlight legibility
  • New improved TouchWiz UI on top of Android is clean, and functional
  • Good speed/performance in day to day tasks and activities
  • Decent camera - decent images with natural color reproduction, good contrast levels, accurate white balance, and a good amount of detail
  • Very good battery life
  • 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]
  • No major negatives
  • 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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