Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime – Full Review
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is a budget mobile phone from Xiaomi . Redmi 3S Prime offers the everything in more, such as more RAM, more storage space, larger battery with a price tage of just Rs 8999/- (INR) or $130- $135 (US Dollar) .Prime is Pro version thats why its’s price is 30% higher then basic one which costs Rs 6999/- (INR) or $100-$105 (US Dollar)
Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime comes with a 5″ inches 720p IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with pixel density of 294ppi . That would be enough for crisp images and sharp text. Disappointing is that it doesn’t have an protective glass or scratch-resistance.
Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime both comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MMB29) processor, with 4 cores clocked at 1.1GHz and other 4 cores at 1.4GHz, also with an integrated Adreno 505 GPU. Excluding the fingerprint sensor, the only difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime are the amounts of RAM and storage. The Redmi 3S fcomes with 2GB oRAM with 16GB of internal memory, while the Redmi 3S Prime has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 7.5. MIUI 8 is excepted to roll in the coming weeks ,by Xiaomi. MIUI 8 skin is Xiaomi’s latest upadted skin with all latest marshmallow features.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime has a good Ram-management and there were no noticable lags while multitasking on this device, and even while playing heavy graphics games like Asphalt 8 :Airborne ,Dead Trigger etc.Applications got loaded quickly and the screen responded to touches very quickly without lagging . Ram management was good.
There was no heating issue while charging the phone or talking on calls or playing heavy games despite being Snapdragon Chipset .Fingerprint recognition was a bit fast compared to what we saw in Redmi Note 3.Sound Quality was good on speaker and on earphones too .Overall Performance was Excellent.
It comes 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture with phase detection autofocus, LED flash ,Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama Video1080p@30fps .Rear/ back Camera on the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime took some Decent pictures with detail. Shots taken in Low-Lighthing conditions were a bit washed out. Focusing was fast and accurate.The rear camera can record videos at 1080p quality .Manual Mode allows you to adjust white balance and ISO, and Panorama for wide angle shots. There were many inbuilt features for editing. It comes 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture with phase detection autofocus, LED flash ,Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama Video1080p@30fps
Front Camera on Redmi 3S Prime has a 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture.Front camera clicked some decent selfies with face recognition . Even the front camera can record videos at 1080p quality.
The 4100mAh battery on the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime which is non-removable with is bit better compared to what we saw on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 .Battery on the Redmi 3S Prime easily survived one-day with heavy usage with full charge .Redmi 3S Prime has support for quick charging and charger bundled with box has output of 5V at 2A which is considered fast charger.
7. Final Conclusion
At a price of Rs 8,999/- (INR) it gives almost to the table with a decent camera and efficient Ram for users to use without facing any lags and enough power that lasts more than a day. Box comes with a charger with can give you a output of 5V at 2A which is considered a fast charger. In the same price or slighty higher price you can get Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 .
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- Android OS :Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- Processor : Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 CPU Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Display Type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen Size : 5.0 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution : 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
- MIUI SKIN: MIUI 8
- Memory card slot :microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- Internal Memory : 16 GB,
- RAM : 2 GB RAM
- Rear/Back Camera :13 MP, f/2.0 aperture phase detection autofocus, LED flash ,Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama Video1080p@30fps
- Front Camera : 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture 1080p
- Sim :Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth : Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
- GPS : A-GPS,GLONASS
- Battery Capacity : 4100 mAh
- Available colors : Gold, Grey, Silver