Xiaomi Redmi 3S  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Excellence Score
21.4
27.5
Value for Money Score
70.7
67.9
Price Rs. 6,999 onwards Rs. 11,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2016 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Reading Mode IPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Hexa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 510
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Auto-Focus, 12 Real-time Filters, Countdown Timer, Manual Mode, 5-piece Lens, F/2.0 Aperture 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, 78 degree wide-angle, Two-tone Flash, Auto Detects Room Color Temperature, Panorama, Straighten, Manual Mode, Scene Mode, Timer, HDR
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 32 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 8.5 mm 8.65 mm
Weight 144 gm 164 gm
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh 4050 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 264 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters 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 Music Playback Time: 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware - and 3GB of RAM results in very good multi-tasking performance too
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
2-minute Review [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
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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