Xiaomi is a very well known company for making mobiles of high quality with very good specs and low prices! Banggood is a eshop that is trusted, with a big variety, low prices and ideal after sales (and that I tell you from my personal experience). These days for the upcoming Black Friday, they has two among many others of course, very good offers about two of the best and latest mobiles of Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Mi5S 3/64GB and Xiaomi Redmi 3S Global Edition. Xiaomi Mi5 is exactly that Android phone, powerful and beautifully designed, as stylish and powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S7, but for a fraction of the price. Xiaomi Redmi 3S, is the latest addition in the Redmi line-up of affordable devices, with a quality build, adequate performance with up-to-date hardware, a good camera, supporting all bands something very important specially for us Europeans and a long-lasting battery.
Xiaomi Mi5s comes with a 5.15″ screen, 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, 428 PPI and with 1500:1 contrast ratio. The colors are very great, blacks and brightness topping out at 650 lux make it viewable in direct sunlight. The build quality is better thanks to the full alloy unibody. It weights only 145 grams and its dimensions are 144.6 x 70.3 x 8.25 mm. Sold in Grey and Gold, can meet the demands in the design department.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S is one of the best-looking devices in its price category. While the design is objectively generic, the phone is very elegant and the best is that is made of metal, with plastic substituting the aluminum for the top and bottom parts to aid signal reception. The 3S with a 8.5mm thickness and 144 grams feels light and sturdy at the same time. It has capacitive touch keys below the screen, a standard microUSB port, and the fingerprint sensor is placed on the back. Sold in Silver, Gray, and Gold, the phone leaves no complaints in the design department. Comes with a 5” screen, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution IPS panel, the Redmi 3S display is certainly nice, but it also shows the corners cut by Xiaomi.
The Xiaomi Mi5s is equipped with the powerful Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 clocked at the 2.15Ghz max and Adreno 530 clocked at 624MHz for GPU. The mobile features also a fast UFS 2.0 storage of 64GB and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM at 1866MHz. It doesn’t support external storage. Of course the 64GB can be more than enough to store everything and never have problem and with the 3GB of RAM can play any intensive game you want to.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes with Qualcomm’s low-end Snapdragon 430 chipset, which houses a 64-bit octa-core CPU with four cores clocked to 1.4GHz, and the other cooked up to 1.1GHz. For GPU, the Adreno 505 is ready to help with heavy games or for graphics. Paired with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM the phone operates very smoothly. Especially for general daily usage, browsing, and casual gaming don’t pose a challenge, although the handset certainly isn’t as quick as Mi5S that we mention. The 3S comes with 32GB eMMC 5.0 of internal storage, but it also supports and external storage so you can add up to 128GB more storage.
At the Xiaomi Mi5s, the new technology fingerprint reader works just fine, 9 out of 10 times. It also works when your finger is damp or wet where others would struggle to rear your fingerprint. The Mi5S has a 12.0MP rear camera with the Sony IMX 378 sensor. Now the new Sony IMX378 sensor is one of the best according to DXOMark’s review of the Googles Pixel which uses the same sensor. The only bad thing is that it lacks OIS and uses DIS. Features 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 80° wide angle, Two-tone flash, PDAF autofocus, ultra-light sensitive camera, 32s manual exposure and Panorama. The front camera is a 4.0MP with 80° wide angle lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture.
The Xiaomi 3S features a 13MP camera which sounds very impressive, when we saw at Mi5S a 12MP and especially since it reads like a capable unit with its f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash. Of course there is no ability for 4K video recording, as I think is unrealistic to expect this feature from such affordable devices. Turning to the front, we get a 5MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording, more than sufficient for selfies and video chat. The mobile features a fingerprint scanner at the back. The Redmi 3S Global Edition features more bands than the basic edition. This makes it more essential for customers outside from China and specialy for those that need the B20 band that is supported here.
The Xiaomi mi5S is equipped with a built-in 3200mAh (tpy) / 3100mAh (min) battery. The PCMark 7 rating of the battery is showing 9 hours and 59 minutes life, which is very good. This means one hour more than the Mi5. In real world use that equates to about 30 minutes more run time. Not much as the battery is only 200mAh’s larger which is nothing. The battery supports Quick Charge 3.0, giving the ability of fast charging and better usage of the battery.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi 3S comes with a massive 4100mAh battery. Paired with the frugal screen and CPU, the battery had no problems lasting 13 hours and 39 minutes of constant simulated on-screen use in our battery test. The Redmi 3S also features Qualcomm’s fast charging technology for users’ convenience, but the bundled charger isn’t of the fast kind. It takes 190 minutes to recharge from zero with it, which is a lot of time to wait.
Either you are searching for a very powerful, elegant but at a price like Xiaomi Mi5S mobile or something moire cheap from the Redmi line like Xiaomi Redmi 3S Global Edition, both mobiles are the best pick. But what makes it ever better is the price reduction that you can get from Banggood with the coupon codes that I’m gonna give you now. For the Xiaomi Mi5S 3/64GB you can use the coupon code: 5s64grey, to get a 20% OFF from the final price! For the Xiaomi 3s Global Edition, you can get it with a 37% OFF the price and for only $133.99 can be yours!