The Sony Xperia XA was released in June with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, while the Xiaomi Redmi 3s is expected to be unveiled today, but it’s a mid-range phone that will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Below, we’ll compare the specs of the two devices and you will decide which one is worth buying.
The Sony Xperia XA measures 143.6×66.8×7.9mm and weights 137.4 grams. It has a faux metal body and 2.5D front glass that gives it a premium look. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s is thicker and heavier as it measures 139.3×69.6×8.5mm and weights 144 grams, while its back is made of aluminum and the upper and lower parts of the phone are made of plastic.
The Sony Xperia XA has an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes with an IPS LCD display of 5- inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Sony Xperia XA features a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, a Mali-T860MP2 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s has a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.1GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, an Adreno 505 graphics card and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.
The Sony Xperia XA has been released with an internal storage of 16GB while the Xiaomi Redmi 3s is expected to be released in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB. Both devices support microSD cards with a maximum capacity of 256GB.
The Sony Xperia XA sports a primary camera of 13MP that features phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes with a primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Sony Xperia XA is powered by a non-removable battery of 2300 mAh which is way less powerful than the 4100 mAh non-removable battery that the Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes with.