Xiaomi Mi Max  Xiaomi Redmi 3S 
Xiaomi Mi Max Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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Excellence Score
29.9
21.0
Value for Money Score
65.4
70.0
Price Rs. 14,999 onwards Rs. 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.44 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 510 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 16.0 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 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Two-tone Flash, PDAF Supported, Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters 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 Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, F/2.0 Aperture, 85-degree Wide Angle, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition 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 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 7.5 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 203 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 4850 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
Other Features Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); USB Host; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
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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