Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime  Xiaomi Redmi 3S 
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Excellence Score19.823.1
Value for Money Score67.668.7
PriceRs. 6,999 onwardsRs. 8,777 onwards
Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 5.1Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size4.7 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 312 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Full Lamination, Scratch Resistant (AGC Dragontrail Glass), Color temperature adjustmentIPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.2 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 306Adreno 505
Camera8.0 MP13.0 MP
Secondary Camera2.0 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GBup to 128 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness9.4 mm8.5 mm
Weight133 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity2200 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
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality
  • Rounded corners and matte finish back cover provides excellent grip to the phone
  • Very good 4.7 inch, 720p IPS display
  • New simplified MIUI interface (over Android) has new flat looks, and offers rich customization options
  • Very good speed/performance and multitasking backed by a very capable Snapdragon 410 chip with a 64-bit processor and 2GB RAM
  • Very good camera
  • 4G support
  • Dual SIM support
  • Very good audio quality
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Very capable video player
  • Decent battery life
  • 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]
  • No Major Negatives!
  • 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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