Quick Review of Xiaomi Redmi 3S

The Good
  • Very impressive battery life
  • Bright and sharp display with 294PPI
  • Handy form factor and good build quality
  • Rear and front cameras take good pictures compared to others
  • Latest Android Marshmallow based MIUI
The Bad
  • 2GB of RAM might max out, thanks to the heavily skinned UI from Xiaomi
  • Usability of either Dual SIMs or a Single SIM with a MicroSD card (Hybrid slot) can disappoint some

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: August 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: Redmi 3S
Display   4 /10 See Better Options
Screen Size 5 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 294 PPI
Bezel Less No
Chipset   7 /10 See Better Options
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.4GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 6 /10
Processor Type Octa-Core
RAM 2GB 7 /10
Graphics Adreno 505
Camera   7 /10 See Better Options
Rear Camera Resolution 13MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 5MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama,
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow
OS Detail MIUI 7
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features InfraRed (IR) Blaster, GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
Dimensions (mm) 139.30 x 69.60 x 8.50
Weight 144 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Silver, Gray, Gold
Build Material Metal Unibody
Device Warranty 1 Year
Body SAR 0.43W/kg
Head SAR 0.62W/kg
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, SIM Ejector Tool, User Manual
Storage   9 /10 See Better Options
Internal Storage 16GB
Approx. User Available Storage 9.76GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 128GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM, Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
2G Bands GSM 900 / 180
3G Bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Bands LTE band 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300)
Battery   10 /10
Battery Capacity 4100mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Price in India

The best price of Xiaomi Redmi 3S is Rs. 8,499. You can buy Xiaomi Redmi 3S on eBay and also look through other stores. All mobile prices are in INR & generally valid with EMI & COD in all cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai & Pune. Kindly report any errors in specs of Xiaomi Redmi 3S. Prices were updated today i.e., 25th November 2017.
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S price at eBayRs. 8,499
Xiaomi Redmi 3S price at QuikrRs. 8,899

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Features

Xiaomi's Redmi 2 and the Redmi 2 Prime has been a huge hit in the Indian market and one of the major reason it being this hit is Xiaomi's pricing strategy. The features and specs then offered with the two phones were an absolute value for money for the price it was offered at. Following the similar trend, Xiaomi this year is back with the two devices Xiaomi Redmi 3s and the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime. Again these phones offer great value for money and have a price difference of Rs. 2000, however the extra amount is totally worth it as the expensive Redmi 3s Prime features a fingerprint scanner and an extra GB of RAM.


Display and Design

Even the display size of the device is rarely found these days at 5 inch, it is great for one hand usage. The resolution of the display is 1280x720 pixels (HD) which gives it a pixel density of 294PPI which does sound sharp enough and on the display we do not get any sort of protection. The phone looks good and well build to not make any creaking sound and has a similar design to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.


Hardware and Features

Inside Xiaomi Redmi 3s runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa Core chipset that is clocked at 1.4Ghz and paired along is 2GB of RAM. The device should perform well for most of the tasks however just 2GB of RAM might be a bit constraining to some with heavy usage and MIUI's heavy skinning. The phone also features an IR blaster which acts as a remote to most of the home appliances.


Camera and Battery

The Redmi 3s has got a 13MP sensor on the rear that is capable of recording Full HD (1080p) videos whereas on the front lies a 5MP shooter. The rear sensor also features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and there is also an LED Flash to help take pictures in light conditions. The battery of the device is yet another excellent feature to have but the charging time is quite more despite being said to have fast charging. Thanks to the massive 4100mah battery unit sealed inside the device, the Redmi 3s delivers impressive battery backup.


Connectivity and Storage

Xiaomi Redmi 3s is a 4G LTE enabled device and also supports VoLTE. Even though it is a Dual SIM device only the first SIM supports VoLTE and the second slot is Hybrid, meaning it will either accept the second SIM or you can use the slot expand storage on the phone to up to 128GB via a MicroSD card.


Alternatives

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Samsung Galaxy J3

Coolpad Note 3 Lite


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Redmi 3s Prime


1.Does this Xiaomi Redmi 3S work with Reliance Jio Network?

Ans: Yes, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S supports VoLTE and will work on Reliance Jio Network.


2.Will this support my Nano SIM card?

Ans: Yes, the Redmi 3s has a Micro SIM slot and a Nano SIM slot.


3.Does the phone have a Hybrid SIM slot?

Ans: Yes, the phone has a Hybrid SIM slot. So you will have to choose between a MicroSD card and a SIM card for the second slot.


4.What is the difference between the Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime?

Ans: The Redmi 3s  Prime has 3GB RAM, 32GB of Internal Storage and a Fingerprint scanner. The Redmi 3s has 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage and no fingerprint scanner.


5.What is the internal storage size available to install apps?

Ans: The phone has 9.76GB of User Available Internal storage to install apps.


6.Will this get further software updates of Android?

Ans: Xiaomi is known to update the UI on their phones very often. The phone will receive an update to MIUI but it is unsure if it will get an Android Update.


7.How is the camera performance for this phone?

Ans: The phone has a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The image quality is good at this price.


8.Does it support OTG?

Ans: Yes, the Redmi 3s Prime supports USB OTG. However, there are no OTG cables in the box and you'll have to buy one seperately.


9.Does both SIM card support 4G?

Ans: Yes both SIM slots on the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime support 4G.


10.Is the battery removable?

Ans: No the battery on the phone is non-removable.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Ratings

User Reviews for Xiaomi Redmi 3S (Total: 10)
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By Subhang Kumar on October 26, 2017 | Verified Owner
Purchased this phone one month back.
The Good
  • Camera quality (13 MP and 5 MP)
  • Switching form one application to another does not create much lag in time.
  • Excellent Battery life.
  • External Storage
  • HD recording
The Bad
  • The absence of the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.
  • Heating issues.
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By Rishabh Arora on August 31, 2017
It is a low range phone which supports quick charging. It is loaded with excellent snappers and you can enjoy seamless multitasking
The Good
  • Camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Fast charging
The Bad
  • Display
  • Battery life
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By Khan Abusaif on March 22, 2017 | Verified Owner
At first thought this Chinese Compnay product won't work ! But it turned out to be an awesome peice. Worth buying the phone .
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By ashwin shevade on March 21, 2017
Good product. Excellent battery life. 2gb ram is low so phone might lag a little. Storage memory available is 10+gb so out of 16 you nearly get 10.
The Good
  • Battery life, camera, audio quality
The Bad
  • Battery life, storage
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By Shweta Sane on March 6, 2017
Don't like Iphones, prefer Android over iPhone.
The Good
  • Camera is great at a price of 8000
  • processor is fast enough for multitasking and gaming
  • Battery life is 2 days on 3g.
The Bad
  • Too much heating issues.
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By Sanjay Agte on February 27, 2017
Its camera is of 13mp & front is of 5 Mp. It has 2GB ram. It has storage of 16 GB internal & can use any external memory card.
The Good
  • Its camera is good & it work smoothly
The Bad
  • Sometimes the finger print scanner don't work & battery life is not so good
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