Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime at a Glance:-

There is great selling strategy by Xiaomi that whatever smartphone model they launched in India become viral, here we are going to explain the Advantages/ Pros and Disadvantages/ Cons of Xiaomi 3S Prime. This phone is offering few more features that makes it slightly expensive than the Redmi 3S. It is featuring 5.0 inches HD display, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 Processor, 13MP primary camera | 5MP secondary camera, 32 GB ROM | 128 GB SD card Support | 3 GB RAM and 4100 mAh battery.
This handset has a traditional Xiaomi design with compact metallic uni-body, however this model looks beautiful from all the angles. The Redmi 3S model lacks the fingerprint sensor while in 3S Prime they have included a fast fingerprint scanner. The Power button and volume rockers are situated on the right edge of the phone while left has SIM card and Hybrid memory card slot, to enjoy the music with earphone there is 3.5mm audio jack on the top alongside an IR blaster and a Micro USB port placed at the bottom.

Display size of 5.0 inches is quite optimized for single hand and configured with 720p resolutions and 294ppi of display density. The brightness is quite sufficient for an average user but when we compare it with the sAMOLED display, IPS LCD is not vibrant as AMOLED. Phone does not compromising the clarity of the favourite video stuff, it is quite pleasant to watch the movies in phone. In this handset, any special kind of protection for the display is missing. 
The camera is main turning point for many user when it comes to buying a new smartphone, here the Redmi 3S is equipped with the 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary camera. If you are going out with your friends in daytime for some fun this is the time when you can take some good photos with this handset, because night photos will not please you as they may look little grainy and noisy. However the 5 MP front camera is decent enough to take some quality selfies. 
The central processing department is controlled by the Qualcomm’s latest Entry level chipset; Snapdragon 430 clocked at 1.4 GHz with octa-core processor. It is capable of doing all the day to day tasks and moderate gaming with zero hiccups. While it is not capable of running heavy games as they start to show frame drops and laggy performance. 
The battery is also one of the top plus point about this handset, it is equipped with 4100 mAh capacity, which can easily run for more than a full day, although it is depend on the use, a heavy user still get impressive battery backup.

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v6.1 (Marshmallow) 
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 
Clock Speed- 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Core- Octa-core 
GPU- Adreno 505

Screen and Display
Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 
Size- 5.0 inches  
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels  
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 294 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 71.1%

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 5 MP  
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p 
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 144 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) || VoLTE support
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.1 
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Micro-SIM/Nano
SIM Support- Dual SIM 

Capacity- 4100 mAh
Stand By-  

Phone’s Available Colour- Gold, Dark Gray and Silver

Pros of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

  • The premium compact metallic body.
  • OTG cable  is supported by the phone.
  • Huge 4100 mAh Battery with longer backup.
  • Support up to 128 GB External SD card.
  • Fingerprint scanner is quite fast.
  • It is also supporting VoLTE/ EVDO.
  • 32 GB internal storage with 3 GB RAM.

Cons of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

  • Display is nor FHD neither vibrant like AMOLED.
  • Battery is Non-removable.
  • SIM 2 and Memory card can not be used simultaneously.
  • Rear camera is quite average.
  • No special protection for display such as Gorilla Glass protection. 

Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

This is one of best smartphone under 10K INR range for the year 2016, It has all the features that a typical smartphone user can expect from this budget. Someone can consider this handset over Redmi 3S because the prime version not only offering fingerprint scanner, it also has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Internal memory, that may be worthy to spend few more bucks for theses features, now still you have any confusion regarding this gadget you can fine answer here in Frequently Asked Questions About Redmi 3s Prime however there are other brands that are available in market as competitor like Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, Moto E3 Power and LeEco Le 1s Eco.

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