Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

1 variations 
price Rs. 8,999 onwards launch Aug, 2016
current magic score ?
89.7
verdict BUY
excellent value-for-money
currently ranked
#1
of 511 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 9 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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
  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles
  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around
  • Very good speed/performance - one of the best in this price range
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Good audio quality

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better

9 expert review(s)


165,415+ user reviews

video review

source: @Geekyranjit
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
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
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
4.29/5
(Very Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys