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Videocon Cube 3 Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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Excellence Score
20.2
21.2
Value for Money Score
64.7
70.3
Price Rs. 8,490 onwards Rs. 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 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 IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Dragontrail Glass) IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6573 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Mali-T720 Adreno 505
RAM 3 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 Dual LED (dual tone) Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), ISCOCELL Camera, Corning Gorilla Glass Camera Lense, Super Wide Dynamic Range (SWDR), Panorama, Smile Shutter, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Night Vision 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 N/A F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 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 N/A 8.5 mm
Weight N/A 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 12 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 6.00 hrs 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
Other Features Panic Button; Power Button as SOS Button; Walk with ME; Reach On Time; SOS-Be Safe App; EROS Now; Gameloft Games; Opera Mini; SwiftKey; Office suite WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Designed to get attention - gold plated frame along the spine and shiny check box pattern on the back panel gives it flamboyant look
  • Good ergonomics with a curved design around the edges on the back panel
  • Light and compact form factor - fits well even into small hands - and allows for easy one hand use
  • Good display - scores well in terms of color rendering, video experience, viewing angles, and sunlight legibility
  • Asahi Dragon Trail Glass protection for the display
  • Simple, stock Android UI, similar to Nexus and Motorola phones
  • Includes useful preloaded apps like the Eros Now app (with six months of premium content for free), SoS-Be Safe app, and Parallel space
  • Delivers a largely smooth and consistent performance, even with a modest MediaTek processor - handle most games and apps well, even with multi-tasking
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • Good 3, 000mAh battery - lasts the whole day on a single charge
  • Decent rear cameras - colors look rich and accurate - however sharpness levels are low, low light pictures are average, and shutter speed is slow
  • Decent front camera - the picture quality is clear enough for social media posts
  • Overall, this is a well-grounded phone that gets the basics right and can be a good option for users looking for a simple, small screen 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
  • 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]
  • Both the display and back are fairly prone to smudges
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Although the performance is good overall, it falls behind its top competitor - the Redmi 3S Prime
  • The battery too, while good, is not as great as the Redmi 3S Prime
  • 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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