So the entry level smartphone segment of Indian mobile market has got two new combatants – Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Asus Zenfone 4. Both smartphones priced identically at Rs. 6,999 come with awesome set of features, which can blow the mind of any budget buyer. But which smartphone is really worth buying? When both devices have been assigned the same price tag, which one turns out to be better? We’re trying to find the answer in our comparison given below:
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Comparison between Redmi 1S and Zenfone 4
It can be seen clearly that Redmi 1S steals the show here. Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes with a 4.7-inches display with pixel density of 1280×720 while Zenfone 4 comes with a display of 4.5-inches with pixel density of 854×480 pixels. Although Zenfone’s display isn’t bad and resolution works just fine for most tasks, still everything (especially HD content) looks much better and crispier on the display of Redmi 1S.
Both smartphones come with the rear-facing cameras of 8 megapixels. However, it’s the front-camera which makes a difference – Zenfone 4’s secondary camera is a VGA camera while Redmi 1S has got the same of 1.6 megapixels.
None of the devices is bad in terms of performance. However, once again Xiaomi turns out to be better. Redmi 1S has got a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz while Zenfone 4 comes with an Intel Atom dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. When it comes to performance, Redmi 1S is the powerhouse of entry-level smartphone segment.
This is where Asus turns out to be the winner. Asus Zenfone 4 comes with Android KitKat out of the box while Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and so far there’s no word about the update as well. Neither of these devices provides stock android experience because Zenfone 4 comes with Zen UI while Redmi 1S comes with MIUI. Both these user experiences are built on the core of Android but have been customized so heavily that you won’t get the experience of stock Android.
Here’s a tie because both smartphones come with internal storage of 8GB and expandable storage capability. However, Zenfone’s expandable storage is higher than that of Redmi 1S – storage of Zenfone 4 can be expanded up to 64GB while in case of Redmi 1S it can be expanded up to 32GB.
Asus Zenfone 4 comes with a 1750mAh battery. On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes with a larger 2000mAh battery.
Finally I would like to say that both these devices offer plenty of features for their price. Both are great Value-for-Money smartphones, but Redmi 1S beats Zenfone 4 in terms of Display, Camera, Performance and Battery life. However, if you don’t want anything less than the latest KitKat operating system then Asus Zenfone 4 is your thing. So the overall winner is Xiaomi Redmi 1S, but Asus Zenfone 4 is also not that much of a bad thing. And it’s also a great option for those who want the latest version of Android.