Mid-range smartphones are all over and today, we bring you a comparison of some of the top models in the shape of Xiaomi Redmi 3S and the standard ASUS ZenFone 3.
So, which of these two should you opt for when specs are considered?
For starters, it is important to know that ASUS ZenFone 3 is the base model of the 2016 ZenFone smartphones. Despite this, the phone packs some of the best hardware specs you can expect to find on a mid-ranger. You get a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, meaning you also get a pixel density of 401ppi. As for the design, you get a full-metal clad handset that brings out a premium feel usually associated with high-end phones.
Under the hood, the ZenFone 3 packs a decent Snapdragon 625 processor that is paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and a RAM of either 3GB or 4GB. The former variant comes with 32GB of onboard storage while the latter version packs 64GB of storage. In terms of camera, the ZenFone 3 has a decent 16MP snapper on the back with 4-axis OIS, laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. You get an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0, similar to the main camera’s aperture. This amazing hardware is powered by Android Marshmallow, a 3000mAh battery unit and is priced at just $249.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes with a slightly smaller 5-inch display screen that manages a resolution of just 1280 x 720 pixels, translating to a pixel density of 294ppi. This combination is well outshone by the Full HD panel on the ZenFone 3, however, there is still some greatness in this device.
Under the hood, the phone packs a weaker Snapdragon 430 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 2GB and an Adreno 505 GPU, alongside an onboard storage of 16GB. The phone packs a capable rear snapper of 13MP with the same aperture as the ZenFone 3, however, you only get a LED flash and PDAF and no OIS. The front part has a 5MP sensor with a slightly smaller aperture of f/2.2, which should still manage great shots.
Released this year, the Redmi 3S comes preinstalled with Android Marshmallow out of the box and packs a huge battery unit of 4100mAh, 1100mAh more than the ZenFone 3. It gets even better as the phone has an affordable price tag of just $105, which should be its selling point when put head-to-head with the ASUS model.
So, which smartphone will you opt for between these two?