Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Specs, Review, Price, Release Date, Opinions, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime released on August, 2016. This is a mid-level smartphone with good specifications all around. The price is also highly competitive.

Take a look at specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime.

Price of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

The price of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is (based on Indian market)

  • Price in USA is $135
  • Price in Europe is €120
  • Price in UK is £102
  • Price in India is ₹8999
  • Price in China is ¥ 899

Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

FeaturesSpecs
Display5.0 inches. IPS LCD Display
Screen Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow (MIUI 8.0)
CPUSnapdragon 430 Octa-core processor 1.4Ghz
GPUAdreno 505
Memory3GB of RAM
Inbuilt Storage32GB
Storage Upgrade256GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera13MP with LED Flash and PDAF
Video recording1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera5MP
Battery4100mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint SensorYes
4GYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
Weight144gms

Specs and Details of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Display

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime has a 5.0 inches screen with 720 x 1280 pixels of resolution. The display is made of IPS LCD.

CPU and GPU

The CPU of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor with 1.4GHz clock speed. The GPU is Adreno 505.

RAM and Storage

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The expandable storage option is available via microSD card storage up to 256GB.

Software

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime runs on MIUI 8.0 OS which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Camera

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and LED flash and has a 5MP front facing camera.

Battery

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime has a 4100mAh Li-Ion, non-removable battery. This device supports fast charging feature.

Other Features and Connectivity

The connectivity features are GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared port, FM Radio and microUSB. There is a fingerprint scanner in the back side.

Quick Review of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime got an above average display. The reason they chose the HD resolution in a 5 inches screen, possibly could be to save the battery power consumption. There is no protective cover for the display.

The Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor is an old type mid-level performer. If they used any new chipsets instead of this old type, that would be nice. The Memory section is impressive with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It is good enough to carry out multi-tasking of various levels.

The MIUI OS has a very good track record and the same OS is running in this smartphone. As per the universal trend, the 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera continuing the rule here too. The rear camera is specialized with Phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The 4100mAh battery is very large and can give power backup about two days on casual use.

Pros and Cons of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Pros

  • 3GB of RAM
  • 4100mAh Battery
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Fast Charging Feature
  • Competitive Price

Cons

  • Old type CPU
  • 5MP Front camera

Opinion to Buyers –  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Xiaomi is always selling their products at competitive price, despite being one of the top most brand in gadget industry. That is the first reason to buy their products. In this smartphone, the specifications are not a perfect mid-level. But, their price is very low and make it a value for money smartphone.

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