Xiaomi Redmi 3s, the super affordable budget smartphone from Xiaomi has got a new competitor within the house itself in the form of Xiaomi Redmi 4A. The Redmi 4A comes with almost similar specs of Redmi 3s (we’re speaking about Redmi 3s, not 3s Prime).

Xiaomi Redmi 3S

Several users are already confused about which one should they choose. In this article, we’ll try out to resolve your woes in selecting between the Redmi 4A and Redmi 3s. Let’s get started.

1) Design
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A looks similar to the Redmi 3s in every aspect possible, sans the metal body. The Redmi 4A sounds like it has a unimetal bodied design, but after taking the phone onto your hands, you will notice that the polycarbonate body. So, in this segment, if you want a metal body, you have to go with the Redmi 3s.

2) Display
Both the Redmi 4A and Redmi 3s comes with the same 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720*1280 pixels and 294 PPI density. So, there are no complaints in the display segment.

3) Hardware
To justify the Rs. 1000 price difference, Xiaomi has packed the Snapdragon 425 SoC in the Redmi 4A, which is a quad-core CPU and relatively less powerful than the octa-core Snapdragon 430 seen on the Redmi 3s. Both the phone have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with support for storage expansion up to 128GB via microSD card.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

4) Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Redmi 3s comes with the same camera sensor of 13MP at the rear with support for autofocus and LED flash. Up front, there’s a 5MP camera which is also the same seen on both phones.

5) Battery and Software
This is where things will go uphill in the favor Redmi 3s as it packs a bigger 4100mAh battery delivering battery life of two days. The Redmi 4A comes with a small 3120mAh battery that can last for one day with moderate usage. Both the phones boot Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based MIUI 8 with promised upgrade for MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat.

The phones come with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port.

6) Conclusion
After going through the specs of both phones, it is clear that the Redmi 3s has the upper hand and the Redmi 4A has almost similar specs of the former. Also, the Redmi 3s is priced at Rs. 6,999, and the Redmi 4A is priced at Rs. 5,999. So, if one grand doesn’t matter for you, just go with the Redmi 3s or else get the Redmi 4A as it may disappoint you in the performance and battery life.