Xiaomi Mi Max  Xiaomi Redmi 3S 
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Excellence Score37.523.1
Value for Money Score51.668.7
PriceRs. 30,666 onwardsRs. 8,777 onwards
Launch Date (India)Jun, 2016Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size6.44 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature AdjustmentIPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.8 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor TypeHexa CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 510Adreno 505
RAM3 GB2 GB
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
FM RadioYes
Thickness7.5 mm8.5 mm
Weight203 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity4850 mAh4100 mAh
Other Battery ParametersN/AGaming: 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 sensorYes
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium build quality
  • All-metal unibody design
  • Brilliant, massive 6.4-inch screen that gets good marks on image quality, sharpness and brightness
  • Lively and simple Xiaomi interface, that is comfortably on of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good speed/performance for the class
  • Wired audio quality is perfect - loud and with very little distortion
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
  • Astounding battery life, easily one of the best ever on a smartphone, and with particularly great web browsing times - easily lasts 2 days of active use
  • 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 phone's enormous size makes it hard to use one-handed
  • It's also heavy and will stick out uncomfortably in your pant's pocket
  • Given the gigantic size, the phone is primarily targeted at those users who consume a lot of media on their device, or want a combined phone-tablet - for more regular users the compromise of a difficult-to-handle size might not be worth it
  • Average sunlight legibility on the display
  • Loudspeaker performance could have been better
  • Average front and rear cameras, that could have been better especially in low light conditions
  • 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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