Xiaomi and Meizu Vamp Up Budget Smartphone Foray with their 3s Devices

June 18, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

When it comes to budget smartphones, there are no options better than those offered by the Chinese vendors. Companies like Lenovo, Xiaomi, Coolpad, Meizu, and LeEco have been offering stunning range of devices for jaw-dropping prices, and things are now getting heated up with the addition of two new smartphones to the segment.

Both Meizu and Xiaomi have now launched their 3s devices under the budget range; the Meizu m3s and Xiaomi Redmi 3s. Despite having a lot in common, the two devices stand distinct with the hardware running inside.

Speaking of the similarities, both the Meizu m3s and Redmi 3s features a 5-inch 720p display, and offers two different versions. The 16GB version comes paired with 2GB RAM, and the 32GB version comes paired with 3GB RAM similar to the Redmi Note 3 smartphone from Xiaomi.

smartphonesThe devices also share a 13MP rear camera that is accompanied by a 5MP front camera. The duo devices also feature fingerprint scanners, with Redmi 3s featuring the scanner on its rear side, and Meizu m3s featuring the sensor on its front.  They even pack the same pricing, with the lower end model priced at $106, and the higher end priced at $136.

The similarity ends if having the hardware specs brought under highlight. The m3s from Meizu is packed with octa-core processor from MediaTek, and the graphics is powered by Mali T860 GPU.

The Redmi 3s gets an upper hand here with the housing of Snapdragon 430 SoC from Qualcomm, which is driven by Adreno 505 GPU. There is also a huge difference in the battery depot, with Meizu m3s packing a 3020mAh battery, and the Redmi 3s packing a bigger 4100mAh battery.

Both the devices have started its journey in China, and the global announcement is expected to take place soon. The Redmi 3s seems to have a slighter advantage over the Meizu device, however, it’s up to the market to decide who among them emerge as the winner.

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