Vivo V5  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime 
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Excellence Score
29.8
25.7
Value for Money Score
64.1
68.6
Price Rs. 15,641 onwards Rs. 10,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass), 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode 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 4 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 (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Face Beauty, Panorama, HDR, Night Mode, PPT, Motion Track, Professional Mode, Slow Motion Video, Fast Video, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark Phase-Detection Auto-Focus, 12 Real-time Filters, Countdown Timer, Manual Mode, 5-piece Lens, F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera 20.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.78” Sensor Size, 5P Lens, Moonlight Flash, Face Beauty 6.0, Ultra HD Recording, Night Mode, Voice Shutter, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, Timer, Gender Detection, Filter, Watermark 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 Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.55 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 154 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 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 AK4376 Audio Chip, Smart Split 2.0; USB On-The-Go WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks quite classy, and despite being a large phone, has good ergonomics
  • Slim, and light
  • Bright, colourful display that has decent legibility even under direct sunlight (although resolution is on the low side)
  • Good performance in day-to-day use, and multitasking, with 4GB RAM
  • Decent 13 MP rear-facing camera - takes good photos in both well-lit and low-lit conditions - autofocus is decently quick too
  • 20 MP front camera is the defining feature here - it is good (though, not ground-breaking) with field of view large enough to fit a few friends in the frame, and capable of capturing a lot of details such as texture and contrast which is uncommon to find in this price bracket
  • Good audio quality
  • The speakers are quite loud and clear
  • Decent battery life - the 3, 000 mAh battery is generally good enough for a whole day’s worth of mixed usage
  • On the whole, the Vivo V5 is a good purchase for someone who wants to click a lot of selfies, and consume media on their 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]
  • The body, though it looks good, does feel very plasticky and not as well built as the Lenovo Z2 Plus or even the Samsung J7
  • The custom UI on top of Android feels a little cluttered (though with a rich feature-set)
  • While the overall performance is good, it's definitely not chart leading in this price bracket - heavy games/apps like Modern Combat 5 or Asphalt 8 are not ideal for the phone - and the phone can be a bit laggy after using the camera burst mode
  • Front camera is good overall, but tends of over-expose pictures a little bit
  • The lack of a USB Type-C port, and quick charging, is also a negative
  • 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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