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Excellence Score
18.9
21.0
Value for Money Score
62.6
70.0
Price Rs. 7,990 onwards Rs. 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2015 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0 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 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 1.5 GB 2 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, Beauty Face, Continuous Shots, Sensor Size: 1/3.06-inch, Interval Shot, Panorama, Sports Mode, Sound and Shot Mode, Zoom Support 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 F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 8 GB 16 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 7.9 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 146 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 342 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Internet 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 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
Other Features WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; KIES air; FM Recording; Noise Filtration; Cloud Storage (100 GB) WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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)
  • Decent camera
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Good audio quality
2-minute Review [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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