Redmi 3S Prime hands on photos and quick review

Xiaomi had recently launched the Redmi 3S Prime in India, and it went on sale for the first time earlier this week. The budget friendly device has already tasted fame thanks to its affordable price tag, and impressive technical specifications, because it follows in big brother Redmi Note 3’s footsteps.

Redmi 3S Prime handson 4

We at AndroidPure got our hands-on experience with the Redmi 3S Prime (Dark Gray variant), and were quite impressed with the device.

Here is a gallery which shows you the Redmi 3S from all angles:

And here are some pictures comparing the Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi 3S.

They are quite similar in terms of the design, except for the camera, and the build quality is identical. The device is ergonomically great and very comfortable to use in one hand.

Redmi 3s Prime Technical Specifications

  • Display : 5-inch 720p HD IPS
  • CPU : Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • GPU :  Adreno 505
  • RAM and Storage : 3GB + 32 GB  with microSD support
  • Operating System : MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • SIM : Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
  • Camera : 13 MP rear with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture + 5 MP front-shooter, f/2.2 aperture
  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 144 gm
  • Battery : 4100 mAh (typical)

What surprised me however was the fact that the Redmi 3S is running on MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The camera performance is okay in good lighting conditions, but it performed badly in low light conditions, but considering that it is a low priced phone, we can’t expect it to perform incredibly well. The Redmi 3S Prime excels in the battery life department, and gave us 2 days of backup with 50% left and a screen on time of 5 hours (SoT). The Redmi 3S has a notification light embedded in the home button. The IR blaster and the 3.5 mm audio jack are placed on the top of the device.

Long story shot, the Redmi 3S Prime is definitely a solid buy well worth its price tag.

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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