alexv, 30 Dec 2016I'm outclassed by who? Just because you think you know about technology doesn't mean you do. I... morehttp://isthisretina.com/
You can't see the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 5inch phone if you hold it 12 inches away from your face ... which is where most people keep the phone.
I think you are the one who should see an eye doctor, most of us don't need to keep the screen as close to our face.
Also you completely missed my point. I didn't say that Redmi 4 does not load apps faster, what I said is that it does more of that. I'm an app tester, I know what I'm talking about, 1080p phones reload assets a lot more than 720p phone (like 1.5 times more). That's enough to offset the 600 Mhz difference, in fact it absolutely obliterates it as it reloads stuff only 67% of the time, giving it in practice anything between 50% to 100% more speed (depending on how many apps you use).
A bit of how OnePlus 3T obliterates everything on its path despite having similar processor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otwED6s3rCQ
If such a test was run (the only one to simulate real life usage) Remdi 4 would be eaten *alive* by Redmi 3S ... all because people like you want to look at their phone at distances closer than 12 inches. You're a minority and you spoil it for the rest of us.
Redmi 4 is a bad phone and should finally be called for it.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2016CPU peak performance matters faaar less than IO performance and RAM retention. There a rep... moreI'm outclassed by who? Just because you think you know about technology doesn't mean you do. I've used both devices and the 4 prime is snappier except for games. Of course resolution adds stress to ram, io and cpu but not as dramatically as you wrongly put it. And the 0.6ghz of extra cpu frequency (which is in practice even bigger of a difference because of the newer manufacturing process) can easily offset the resolution disadvantages - except for games of course where res is everything. You need to be an imbacile to go with the 3s prime if the price is the same. And if you can't see the diffrence between 720p and 1080p (which is big) then you should probably see an eye doctor.
Aside from the better camera and lighter weight, I don't see how the 3s is better than its newer and faster sibling.
A similar comparison between redmi 3s prime and Lenovo K6 power is very much needed.
Iran Terres, 30 Dec 2016Makes no sense investing your money in these crappy phones.When it costs around $100 , gets support for years and years, its build quality is better than your samsung, and in fact every last of its spec for its price range, it's not an investment it's a steal.
At those prices there is really no other choice other than Xiaomi, everything else is endlessly inferior, a bit like your much more expensive phone too.
alexv, 29 Dec 2016if you don't know anything about technology please don't try to play clever. cpu power has lit... moreCPU peak performance matters faaar less than IO performance and RAM retention.
There a repent of reasons that phones of lower reolution are far snappier. One of them is the lower ram needs (just check the same app between a 720p and a 1080p phone).
Long story short, 3GB of RAM means much more apps in memory when running on a 720p phone than in a 1080p phone.
Actually Redmi 4 does feel slower in every day performance too because it has to reload assets more readily. Yes it is slightly faster in doing so, but it does much more of that.
Don't try to play it smart here, you're outclassed. Prime 4 is the slower phone all around, the one with the worse camera, and no proper LTE support in Europe. It's a shame that Xiaomi replaced all those with a mostly meaningless update that is not visible unless you put your eyes closer than most people.
Also Prime 4 manages to be slightly bigger too, with bigger bezels... What an unecessary release, I'm getting angered just by thinkING of it.
Xiaomi is like Samsung then. We see far too many 'new' telephones on the market.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime VS Redmi 3s Prime different and comperision read after buy Redmi Smartphone.
The quality of redmi 4 prime quite good for budget phone... I'm quite satisfy with this phone because it have long battery life and good performance, the battery run out after 4 days in my daily use because i'm not a heavy user.
So I recommended this phone for people who want good battery life and performance also for the cheaper price.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2016The faster CPU doesn't matter because of the added resolution. In fact the phone is slower in ... moreif you don't know anything about technology please don't try to play clever. cpu power has little to do with resolution, the much higher clock speeds offset the higher resolution disadvantage easily. Gpu has eveything to do with resolution and as i mentioned (you probably didn't read) the 4 prime won't be as good at playing games.
SandorTheHound, 29 Dec 2016There is something off here, or I am missing something. The Redmi 3S gets 104h on the battery ... moreXiaomi 3S prime has lithium ion battery and xiaomi note has lithium polymer battery... Lithium polymer is good and manufacturing cost is more
You missed THE MOST IMPORTANT point
Redmi3s can be found with official international rom +LTE band 20 (800Hz) enabled, essential in Europe
Redmi4s LTE has no B20
alexv, 29 Dec 2016They cost around the same but the 4 prime has a clearly superior screen (the most important th... moreThe faster CPU doesn't matter because of the added resolution. In fact the phone is slower in games (have you not read the review?)
Also 720p to 1080p makes little difference at that small size. It's mostly a negative that they upped the resolution and the main reason that I find Redmi 4 a downgrade all around... The bad camera is merely the cherry on top ... stay away!
There is something off here, or I am missing something. The Redmi 3S gets 104h on the battery benchmark, but the Redmi 3S Prime gets only 85h. The 3S Prime has a Fingerprint sensor and more RAM and Stroage vs the 3S. There shoudn't be a 19h difference. Please correct me If I'm mistaken.
Anonymous, 29 Dec 2016As a current Redmi 3/land/hm3s user I can easily say that the 4 Prime doesn't really bother me... moreI agreed with your "choosing Lenovo P2" part, it's really something impressive with its SD625 + 5100mAh + 4GB Ram at very affordable price. At the same price range, not much choices got the same configuration. planning to buy, but still waiting GSMA review