Xiaomi Redmi 3S – Should You Buy One?

Over the years, the competition progressively, has gotten tougher within the smartphone market. In the year 2014, Xiaomi redefined the entry level segment phones, with the launch of Redmi 1S. Two years after the launch of Redmi 1S, the brand has come back again with the Redmi 3S. So should you buy one? Let’s find out:


The phone specifications:

Redmi 3S is a 5-inch HD display phone with Octa-Core Snapdragon. The phone has a 2GB RAM with an internal storage of 16GB , that is expandable up to 128GB with microSD.



The Redmi 3S design follows a similar pattern to that of the Redmi Note 3. The front of the phone is dominated by the 5inch display and below the screen there are three capacitive keys that correspond to menu, home and back. This is a standard feature that all Xiaomi phones have. This phone also has a metallic band runs all around the front of the phone that prevents the phone screen from getting scratched.

It also comes with an infrared sensor on the top. Xiaomi Redmi 3S has a fingerprint sensor on the back and features full metal magnesium alloy unibody design which feels premium, similar to the Redmi Note 3.



If you are considering to buy a Xiaomi Redmi 3S, one good reason would be that the phone has a 13mp rear camera, LED Flash and 1080p video recording, while the front camera has 5MP and 1080p recording. The camera module performs well in decent lighting though it tends to blow out the highlights. Dynamic range is relatively limited as there is a loss details in the shadow region.


Battery Life:

The Redmi 3S comes well equipped in terms of connectivity options including 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS. With a battery rated for over 4,000 mAh you’d expect the Redmi 3S to last long.  If battery life is something that concerns you often, then rest assured that it is something you definitely won’t have to worry about with this device.



Performance on Redmi 3S is pushed to its limits with the Qualcomm Snapdragon430. The 64-bit, octa-core processor is filled with system-level optimizations that can manage multiple tasks at once. It uses 4 performance cores to perform intensive tasks and 4 power-saving cores for extra power efficiency. Comes with 128GB of expandable memory to house all your music, movies, and more.

At a price point of Rs. 6,999, the Redmi 3S represents tremendous value for money. Agreed that the display isn’t the best around and the camera could be a bit better but they are far from the worst in the category. For day-to-day use, the Redmi 3S is good enough and the battery life is phenomenal. The Prime variant of the Redmi 3S has additional RAM, storage and the very useful fingerprint scanner.

In conclusion, the Redmi 3S is exactly what you need to connect, explore and take on the rest of the world and with a price point like that? It could be hard to shy away from it.

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