XOLO Era 1X  Xiaomi Redmi 3S 
XOLO Era 1X Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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Excellence Score
14.9
20.3
Value for Money Score
65.5
68.6
Price Rs. 3,999 onwards Rs. 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
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 Point Multi-touch Support IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Spreadtrum SC9832A Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Mali-400 Adreno 505
RAM 1 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 8.0 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 5P Largan Lens, Live Photos, Beauty Mode, Burst Mode, Audio Note, Time-lapse, Slow Motion Video 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 Dual LED 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 32 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 8.6 mm 8.5 mm
Weight N/A 144 gm
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 185 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 22.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 13.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
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 Smart Screenshot; Smart Awake; Assistant; LED Flash for Calls; Flip to Mute Alarms and Calls; Cast Screen WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well-built and sturdy
  • Looks nice with a textured back panel
  • Decent HD display with good viewing angles (although sunlight legibility could have been better)
  • Near stock Android interface with a few added features from Xolo like smart awake, quick camera launch, and smart view
  • Decent performance for day-to-day tasks - works well as long as you use it for basic things such as email, social networking, multimedia and calling
  • Decent rear camera - performs quite well, especially in daylight
  • Good front camera - the only one in this price bracket to offer a dual LED flash for the front camera - generally takes above average selfies
  • Supports both 4G and VoLTE, which is uncommon in this price range
  • 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]
  • The screen, though pretty good, is a fingerprint magnet and requires constant cleaning
  • No protective coating on display
  • Rear camera images in low light have plenty of noise (although this is pretty much to be expected in this price range)
  • Mediocre battery life - with 4G connectivity and mixed use of calling and camera, the phone tends to run out of battery by the evening — you will need a top-up sometime in the middle of the day to make it through
  • Preloaded with a number of bloatware apps
  • Although basic tasks are fine, but the 1GB RAM feels limiting when taxed with heavy apps/multitasking - it gets overwhelmed quickly, leading to frequent slowdowns and stutters - you will need to keep closing background apps to keep the phone running smoothly
  • With the limited hardware, gaming capability is obviously limited to basic games only
  • 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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