Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Gionee S6s, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Gionee S6s  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Gionee S6s Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Excellence Score
19.0
28.9
Value for Money Score
57.5
71.9
Price ₹ 9,290 onwards ₹ 10,989 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2016 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass Display IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6753 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Mali-T720 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX258 Sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), F/2.0 Aperture, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, Geo-tagging F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Flash, Screen Flash Support, Face Beauty 2.0, Live Filter F/2.0 Aperture, Smart; Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.27 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 166 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3150 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 400 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 394 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 23.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 11.50 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Standby Time (4G): 198 Hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Multi-use Fingerprint Sensor; Mobile Anti-Theft; Smart Gesture; Child Mode; Mood Wallpaper; Chameleon; Eco Mode; Free Transparent Cover; USB On-The-Go; True Caller; Danger Dash; Image+; Video Beauty Editor; GIF; Time Lapse; Gionee Xender; Ami Locker; UC Browser; Whatsapp; Facebook; Hotoday; Messenger; Swiftkey Keyboard; Instagram; Theme Park WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Premium, unibody design, with a gold lining running throughout the corners at the back of the handset
  • The metal sides offer decent grip
  • Good display - sharp, fairly bright, and with impressive sunlight legibility
  • Amigo UI over Android looks decent, and comes with a lot of add-on features
  • Decent speed/performance (although behind the top performers in this price bracket)
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality via headphones
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Decent rear and front cameras, during daytime conditions
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly heavy for its size
  • Corners of the handset could have been more rounded for ease of use
  • Display is a bit smudge prone
  • Comes with a lot of bloatware pre-installed (that can't be uninstalled)
  • The front camera performs just about average in low-light conditions, in spite of the included front flash
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
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