MEIZU M3S (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime 
MEIZU M3S Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
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Excellence Score
23.8
25.4
Value for Money Score
68.6
68.5
Price Rs. 9,299 onwards Rs. 10,390 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features Full Lamination, 2.5D Curved Glass Display IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6750 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Mali-T860 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 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 Dual LED (Dual tone) Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 5-element Lens, Burst mode, Panorama mode, PDAF Phase-Detection Auto-Focus, 12 Real-time Filters, Countdown Timer, Manual Mode, 5-piece Lens, F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 4-element Lens, FotoNation 2.0, Face AE (Face tracking) F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.3 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 138 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3020 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A Gaming: up to 15 hrs, Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs, Reading Time: up to 39 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 17 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Dual-band WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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