Xiaomi Redmi 3S 

priceRs. 6,999 onwards

launchAug, 2016

20.0

excellence score

67.9

value for money score

Not available at any of our listed stores

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Design

  • Compact, smart looking, premium design with a metal build - very similar to the Redmi Note 3, but more easy to handle (because of the smaller size)
  • Excellent ergonomics, with the curves on the back making the phone very comfortable to hold
  • Light-weight with an excellent weight distribution, despite the large battery it holds inside
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor

Display

  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles

Software

  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around

Performance

  • Good speed/performance (though multi-tasking performance is a notch below the Redmi 3s Prime because of lesser RAM)

Camera

  • Decent camera
  • Camera is decent, and almost at par with the more expensive Redmi Note 3, but still could have been better, especially with low light performance

Audio

  • Good audio quality
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Reading Mode
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 505
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Gaming: up to 15 hrs
  • Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs
  • Reading Time: up to 39 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: up to 17 hrs
Dimensions
Weight144 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Auto-Focus
  • 12 Real-time Filters
  • Countdown Timer
  • Manual Mode
  • 5-piece Lens
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Beautify
  • 36 Smart Beautify Profiles
  • Face Recognition
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • WiFi Display
  • WiFi Direct

About Xiaomi

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Brand Perception
Good
Service Quality
Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations