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Embarking on its ambitious journey towards No. 1 smartphone maker in the Indian market, Lava has launched yet another smartphone today in India followed by A68. Named as X38, this smartphone supports 4G VoLTE support along with average specifications.
Priced at Rs. 7,399, Lava X38 comes in Blue, Gray variant along with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Today we have yet another smartphone at this price range -- Xiaomi Redmi 3S. The Redmi 3s cost as much as the Lava X38, but performs better, that makes it the best choice to buy under sub 10k category.
Today we have come up with the comparison between the Lava X38 and Xiaomi Redmi 3s to enlighten you, in case if you are looking out for a worthy budget smartphone.
Redmi 3s has a metallic built, while Lava X38 is a cheap plastic
Talking about the design, the Redmi 3s comes with metallic uni-body just like Redmi Note 3. On the other hand, the Lava X38 comes with cheap plastic which might break easily. Without any doubt, Redmi 3s will feel a lot more comfortable when holding.
Lava X38 stays ahead with lamination display
In this department, both the smartphones share similar display size with 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels. However, Lava X38 has an advantage over here, as it has laminated display! For the users, this means a sharper display and better color representation.
Redmi 3s scores over Lava X38 in processing power
Here in this department, Redmi 3s wins hands down with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC over Lava X38's quad-core processor! On the storage front, Redmi 3s is more spacious with 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB ROM with expansion option. Meanwhile, the Lava X38 has just 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM with maximum expansion up to 32GB.
Shout out to Redmi 3s for camera package!
Yet again Redmi 3s proves, why it deserves an applause! At this price point, the Redmi 3s comes with 13MP/5MP camera package over Lava's 8MP/2MP optics.
Both are same Androids
Both the smartphone is shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. While X38 gives you pure Android experience, users who prefer Redmi 3s can enjoy the perks of MIUI 7 with lots of customization. Additionally, Xiaomi will be rolling out MIUI 8 in few days with lots of exciting features.
Slight difference on battery power!
Even though Redmi 3s is in the driver's seat, Lava X38 fights back. In terms of juice, the Lava X38 has 4,000 mAh battery, and the Xiaomi handset comes with a slightly higher 4,100 mAh battery under the hood.
It's 2016 and no fingerprint scanner in Lava!
It's sad to see a reputed handset maker like Lava ignoring one of the hottest features in the smartphone segment currently. Yes! Lava X38 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, while Xiaomi scores big with its Redmi 3s placing a fingerprint on the back.
Both support 4G with VoLTE
The Redmi 3s and Lava X38 both supports 4G VoLTE support in order to enhance the user calling experience
Verdict - It's obvious!
From the above comparison, there is a striking difference between these two smartphones under the sub 10K category. Lava X38 missed out on lots of features, that Xiaomi Redmi 3s made use of!
So, it's obvious and the winner is "XIAOMI REDMI 3S!"