Xiaomi Mi5  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime 
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Excellence Score54.028.3
Value for Money Score65.578.4
PriceRs. 24,999 onwardsRs. 8,999 onwards
Launch Date (India)Apr, 2016Aug, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.15 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment, 95% NTSC Color GamutIPS LCD, Reading Mode
Processor1.8 GHz1.4 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 505
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)Yes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera4.0 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.25 mm8.5 mm
Weight129 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3000 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]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, premium, stunning design with a curved backing - this phone is a looker
  • Rounded rear makes it comfortable to hold
  • Compact and light-weight - fits snugly in your pocket
  • Excellent display with good brightness levels, high contrast, and outdoor readability
  • MIUI is one of the better, and neater Android UIs around and has useful customization options
  • Excellent performance with top-of-the-line hardware, that stands up against the very best, including the Galaxy S7 which is at a much higher price point
  • Very good camera performance with instant focus, fast shutter speed, better than expected low-light performance, plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, and excellent colors and contrast
  • Very good battery life, with fast charging support
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good fingerprint scanner
  • 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]
  • Video recording quality is underwhelming
  • 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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