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

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Full Specifications

Launched in: August 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Display   5 /10
Screen Size
5 inch
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type
Pixel Density
294 PPI
Chipset   8 /10
Processor Speed
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Processor Type
Adreno 505
Camera   8 /10
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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
OS Version
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
OS Detail
Device Type
USB Connector Type
Micro USB
InfraRed (IR) Blaster, GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm)
139.30 x 69.60 x 8.50
144 grams
4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE
Audio Jack
Silver, Gray, Gold
Build Material
Metal Unibody
Storage   8 /10
Internal Storage
Card Slot
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
SIM Card Slots
Network Type
SIM Card Type
Micro SIM, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
Battery   8 /10
Battery Capacity
Battery Type
Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery

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.


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