Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime 
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Excellence Score
21.9
25.4
Value for Money Score
64.1
68.5
Price Rs. 10,090 onwards Rs. 10,390 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 505
RAM 2 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 F/1.9 Aperture 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 Flash, Palm Selfie, Beauty Mode, Wide Selfie, F/1.9 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 16 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 Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.1 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 158 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3100 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) 21.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 71 hrs 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
Other Features S Bike Mode; NFC; ANT+ Support; WiFi Direct; FM Recording; Noise Filtration WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Top-notch build quality, and good looking design
  • Good display with accurate color reproduction, and good legibility even under sunlight
  • Good software package with Samsung's Touchwiz UI
  • Great multimedia app package with an advanced music player, and FM radio too
  • Decent front and back cameras with good colors and contrast levels (although detail could have been better)
  • Decent battery life
  • Good 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
  • 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]
  • The dated Snapdragon 410 chipset means that although the phone performs decent in daily tasks, it falls quite a bit short of phones with more modern chipsets in this price range
  • Average loudspeaker
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • 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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