Meizu m3s vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Comparison and Differences

Meizu has launched a very competitive smartphone, the Meizu m3s which is targeting the entry or sub Rs. 10,000 segment. This is a segment occupied by Xiaomi’s Redmi 3s which has seen a lot of success launched recently. With the pricing of the Meizu m3s being – 2 GB variant has been priced at Rs. 7,999 and the 3 GB variant has been priced at Rs. 9,299 at par with the Redmi 3s. If you are looking for a device in this price point, both devices are pretty good contenders and let us have a look at each aspect in detail.

Design and Build Quality:

Both devices are similar in terms of build quality, sturdy and compact with all metal bodies leaving the antenna reception segments with plastic. One major difference in terms of design is the location of the Fingerprint sensor – The Meizu m3s sports a fingerprint sensor on the Home button on the front of the device while the Redmi 3S (3GB RAM variant only) has it on the back. Another major factor when considering the lower end variants in both devices is that the Meizu m3s sports a fingerprint sensor in the 2GB RAM variant while the 2GB RAM variant in the Redmi 3s does not come with one. The speaker is located on the back of the device in the Redmi 3s while the Meizu m3s has it at the bottom.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s vs Meizu 3s Comparison and Differences

Table Comparison between Meizu m3s vs Redmi 3S Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy J Max Xiaomi Mi Max
Display 5-inch IPS LCD with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294 ppi 5-inch IPS LCD with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294 ppi
Processor Octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 with Mali T860MP2 GPU Octa core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 with Adreno 505 GPU
Ram and Storage 2GB RAM/16GB and 3GB RAM/32GB storage 2GB RAM/16GB and 3GB RAM/32GB storage
Camera 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash f/2.2 aperture and 5MP front facing camera with f/2.3 aperture 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash f/2.0 aperture and 5MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android OS 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Connectivity 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, Hybrid Dual SIM slot expandable up to 256 GB 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, Hybrid Dual SIM slot expandable up to 256 GB
Battery 3020mAh 4100mAh
Price Rs. 7,999 and Rs. 9,299 Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 8,999

Display:

In this aspect both the devices are equally placed with similar 5-inch IPS LCD with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294 ppi. Both are equally good in terms of viewing angles and also in outdoor lighting conditions.

Performance:

This is where the Redmi 3S is a bit higher at least on paper with a Snapdragon 430 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU which is the latest compared to the MediaTek 6750 SoC with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU in the Meizu m3s. For basic usage both the devices are similar in performance and day to day tasks were well taken by both. For the short duration of testing time which we could get with the phone, the difference was felt when playing some medium to high end games. While the Redmi 3S was easily handling the medium level games the Meizu m3s was having slight delay in response. With higher end gaming both devices failed to be smooth, which was expected at this price point.

Note: Based on 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variants in both devices

Camera:

Both devices come with similar 13MP rear-facing camera and 5MP front facing camera. With the Meizu m3s sporting a dual tone LED flash compared to the single LED flash in the Redmi 3s. Not much of a difference is seen in both devices in terms of both the front and rear camera performance.

Battery:

As on paper in use as well the Redmi 3s takes the advantage with better battery life. The Redmi 3s comes with a 4100mAh battery compared to the 3020mAh in the Meizu m3s.

Connectivity and OS:

The Meizu m3s is far behind in terms of OS with a 2-year-old Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box in comparison to the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS in the Redmi 3s. Both the devices come with dual-SIM and microSD card expandable up to 128GB  support along with VoLTE support as well which offers support for Reliance Jio 4G.

Final Verdict:

Both the devices are equally placed in terms of the specifications offered at the price tag. One main advantage with the Meizu m3s 2GB variant in comparison to the Redmi 3s 2GB variant is the presence of a Fingerprint sensor. But if you are not much into a Fingerprint sensor Redmi 3s 2GB variant is the best bet. Redmi 3s wins it by a long margin in the higher 3GB and 32GB variant with all round better SoC, bigger Battery and latest OS.

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