Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime review: High on performance, low on price
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime – which is powered by SD430 SoC, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and also features a fingerprint sensor at the back – will go on sale in India today.
Priced at INR 8,999 (around $135), the device will be available for purchase through Flipkart and Mi.com starting 12pm IST.
While we were expecting the Redmi 3S to also go on sale in the country today, Xiaomi has now confirmed that the handset will be available for purchase a week after the Prime variant, meaning next week.
The Redmi 3S – which has 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, and doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor – will carry an INR 6,999 (around $105) price tag in the country.
Redmi 3S Prime Specs: 5-inch HD display | Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor at 1.4 Ghz | 3GB RAM+32GB storage (expandable to 128 GB ) | 13 MP rear camera + 5 MP front camera | MIUI 7 on Android M | 4100 mAh battery
Redmi 3S Price: Rs 8,999 for 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage/ Rs 6,999 for 2GB RAM+16GB storage
Redmi 3S Prime/Redmi 3S is a smaller version of the Redmi Note 3, and yet you can’t help but wonder: How can this 5-inch phone have a slightly larger battery compared to the Note 3? (4100 vs 4050 mAh). The Redmi 3S shows it is possible to bring good design and specifications at a budget.
The full metal unibody design and frame on the side with the slightly curved back means the phone fits easily in your hand. The camera lens is on the left corner with the fingerprint scanner being bang in middle of the rear cover, and the speakers are also at the back. One look at the phone and you are likely to say: Redmi 3S Prime is a copy of the Redmi Note 3, which might not be such a bad thing for Xiaomi. It shows a certain standard across design, which has come to define the company’s products.