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Xiaomi Redmi 4A vs Xiaomi Redmi 3S Quick Comparison Review

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A vs Redmi 3S

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Xiaomi has been on a roll in India over the last few months. After launching the extremely successful and fan-favourite Redmi Note 3 last year, the company followed it up with a more efficient Redmi Note 4 earlier this year. In the entry level segment, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 3S, delivering extremely good value for money. The company today launched another entry level device in India, the Redmi 4A. In this post, we compare the two budget devices.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A vs Xiaomi Redmi 3S Specifications

Key SpecsXiaomi Redmi 4AXiaomi Redmi 3S
Display5.0 inches IPS LCD5.0 inches IPS LCD
Screen Resolution1280 x 720 pixels1280 x 720 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Processor CPU: 1.4 GHz quad-core
GPU: Adreno 308
CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Adreno 505
Memory2 GB2 GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, LED flash13 MP, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP with f/2.2 aperture5 MP with f/2.2 aperture
Battery 3120 mAh4100 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNoNo
NFCNoNo
4G readyYesYes
SIM card typeDual SIMDual SIM
Dimensions139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight131.5 grams144 grams
Price Rs 5,999Rs. 6,999

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Display

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display comes with a pixel density of ~294 PPI. The display is crisp and bright and you won’t face any issue in day to day usage.

Redmi 3S


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The Redmi 3S features a similar 5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The device comes with a pixel density of ~294 PPI.

Hardware and Storage

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is an entry level smartphone. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset clubbed with Adreno 308 GPU. In terms of memory, you get 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded further up to 256GB using a microSD card.

The Redmi 3s is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU. The device comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card.

Camera

Coming to the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR and panorama. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S features a 13 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The camera comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR and panorama. On the front, the device comes with a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Connectivity

Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi 4A includes dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0 and USB OTG.

The Redmi 3S comes with dual SIM support, with 4G VoLTE available out of the box. Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0 and USB OTG round off its connectivity features.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery.

Pricing & Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi 4A has been priced at Rs. 5,999. The device comes in Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold color variants. The Dark Grey and Gold color variants will be available exclusively on Amazon.in and Mi.com starting from March 23.  The Rose Gold variant of the device will be available starting from April 6.

The Redmi 3s has been priced at Rs. 6,999. The device is sold by Amazon.in, Mi.com, Flipkart as well as PayTM. It is available in Gold, Dark Gray, Silver color options.

Conclusion

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes out as the obvious winner in this battle. The Redmi 3S with a better processor, better camera and better battery just for an additional Rs. 1,000 is a much better deal compared to the Redmi 4A. However, the Redmi 4A is more affordable and may be a good option for an entry level smartphone.


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