The Redmi 3S Prime when launched, seemed to be Xiaomi’s attempt to reprise their presence across all the segments they operate in. While the Note 3 and the Mi5 were making waves in the lower and higher mid-range, the Redmi 3S Prime was brought in to revive the company’s monopoly in the budget segment; it did to a certain extent. The phone is packed with a lot of premium hardware and doesn’t cost a bomb still.
|5.0 Inch IPS LCD Display (294 ppi)||Octa Core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937||3GB||32GB internal expandable upto 128GB via Hybrid MicroSD||
Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2
|Non-Removable 4100 mAh||Gold, Silver, Dark Gray|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.48 x 2.74 x 0.33|
|Colour Options||Gold, Silver, Dark Gray|
|Screen Size||5.0 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||70.92%|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|System on Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, 64 Bit|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||128 GB|
|Expandable Memory Slot||Hybrid MicroSD|
|No. of SIMS||2|
|Sim 1 Type||Micro SIM|
|Sim 2 Type||Nano SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Autofocus type||Phase Detection|
|Flash details||Single LED|
|Video Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|No of sensors||1|
|Os version||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|Music Play time||91 hours|
|Video Play Time||20 hours|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|Music formats||MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC|
|Video formats||MP4, DivX, Xvid, H.264|
|GSM||1800 / 900 MHz|
|UMTS||2100 / 900 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)|
|LTE (TDD)||2300(band 40)|
The Redmi 3S Prime is the next of the budget smartphone lineup that debuted with the 1s followed by the Redmi 2, 2A and then the 2 Prime. Unlike its predecessors, the 3S Prime features a metal makeover. It looks all premium and is the first of the series to get a metal unibody construction. The design philosophy is no different than the other Redmi phone that are positioned in the nearby segments.
On the front is a 5inch HD IPS display that helps the phone to achieve a screen-to-body ratio 71.1%. The pixel density of the display is of 294 ppi, a segment’s best. The phone is available in Gold and Silver colour options.
The Redmi 3S Prime gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit processor that uses an Octa-core Cortex-A53 chip clocked at 1.4 GHz. The graphics handling duties are taken care by Adreno 505 GPU. The RAM and ROM configuration offered on the 3S Prime stand at 3GB and 32GB respectively. The phone is equipped with a Hybrid dual sim tray that allows a memory expansion up to 128 GB via compatible MicroSD cards.
The 3S Prime also boasts a decent camera configuration on either side. At the rear is a 13 MP camera featuring f/2.0 Aperture, 5P Lens Elements, and Phase Detection AutoFocus. This unit is accompanied by a single LED flash. On the front is a 5 Mp camera that gets an aperture of f/2.2. The phone supports 4G VoLTE. The sensor set offered on the 3S Prime includes – Fingerprint Scanner, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, eCompass, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
Coming to the battery, the 3S Prime continues to impress with it huge 4100 mAh battery pack.
The folks at Xiaomi have loaded Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow in the Redmi 3S Prime. This OS comes with the company’s own MIUI v7 on top.