Game Changer Device | Xiaomi Redmi 3S & Prime
Indian market is fully loaded with decent range smartphones, trying to offer the best of the budget to the customers Xiaomi is thriving on the popularity and success of the Redmi series. So if you don’t want to spend extra cash on your smartphone Xiaomi with its pocket-friendly price phone Xiaomi Redmi 3S & Prime is available. The company wants to retain and enhance its foothold in the sub Rs 10,000 market.
Design & Built
The metallic finish of 3s makes it look premium with round side and compact structure.The Prime series is almost a smaller replica of the Note series. In fact, the smaller footprint of the Redmi 3s Prime makes it perhaps the most ergonomic smartphone. It is incredibly light, though, and the weight distribution is perfect, despite the big 4100 mAh battery. The battery takes up over half of the back, so [bctt tweet=”Xiaomi has also reduced the size of the PCB inside, which perhaps helped distribute the weight better.” via=”no”]
Redmi 3s has a 5 inches full HD display with the pixel density of 294 ppi, which may sound low but considering the budget its fine. The peak brightness with auto brightness turned off is 610 lux, which is one of its highlights. The touch response of the screen is top notch, with nothing to complain about.
Xiaomi Prime is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (the non-prime version has 16GB of storage, with 2GB of RAM). As for the software, Xiaomi Prime runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with the company’s MIUI 7.5 UI layer. The Xiaomi 3S is powered by 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime sports a massive 4,100mAh battery, which easily lasted us up to two days with moderate use. The good battery life can also be attributed to factors like small screen size and low resolution of the display.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes with 2GB RAM/16GB storage, while the Prime has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 2GB 3S doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner on the back, unlike the Redmi Prime.
Topping off the overall value proposition is the 13MP rear camera on the Redmi 3s, with a f/2.0 aperture lens. Images shot are good under bright conditions. While the Redmi 3s seems a tad fast to focus and produces subdued colors. The contrast is also a tad low, but not enough to be an issue.
Like most budget phones, the Redmi 3s isn’t superb for video shooting. The lack of stabilization is accepted, but it is a bit too apparent, and the audio recording is not good either.
It quite heats efficiently as well, with temperature after 15 minutes of gaming reaching 39.5 degrees Celsius. On recording FHD video, the maximum this phone’s capable of, for 10 minutes, the temperature goes up to 35.9 degrees Celsius. The temperature never goes above 40 degrees, which is good.
Techczar Verdict | Xiaomi Redmi 3S & Prime
Xiaomi’s Redmi 3S & Prime the company’s next smartphones for India, have been launched at a price of Rs 8,999 and Rs 6,999 each. Undoubtedly battery life is the best thing about it. For the consumer who wants a budget phone with all the necessary features and good looks, Redmi 3S can’t set a better example than this, following the legacy established by the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Redmi 1s. At some point, it is even better than higher-priced smartphones in some area. To sum up, the Redmi 3s is perfect for you, especially if you want a phone with huge battery life. Available in Gold, Grey, and Silver color options.
Redmi 3s Prime will go on sale on mi.com and Flipkart from 9th August 2016 for Rs 8,999 while the Redmi 3s will be available for Rs 6,999 from 16th August 2016.
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