What are the specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 3S? Redmi 3S price & features in India

Xiaomi Redmi 3S is the recent Android smartphone with good hardware features. The Xiaomi launched a latest handset – Redmi 3S, which is officially announced in India. Similar to this, the company launched earlier in China as Company’s Redmi 3 devices. Thus, the company launched two different handsets. The mobile comes with unibody metal design. Redmi 3S is launched and is slightly expensive than Redmi 3S Prime. Redmi 3S is packed with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, whereas Redmi 3S Prime is of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage memory. Redmi 3S Prime comes with a fingerprint scanner and is absent on the Redmi 3S. The smartphone of Redmi 3S variations in price of Rs 6,999 and other Redmi 3S Prime is about Rs 8,999.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S first launch in India was at 12 October, 2016 at Rs 6,999. They started selling it from 12 noon via Flipkart and mi.com for the first time. It is of affordable price, went on sale with variant Redmi 3S Prime in last week for the first time at a price range of Rs 8,999. The two mobiles are of similar in features where as Prime is expensive as it is built with a fingerprint scanner. The highlight of the two smartphones are with massive 4100 mAh battery life. The opening sales in the last week, Xiaomi sold 90,000 units of Redmi 3S Prime in less than eight minutes. “We did a launch sale without registration for the first time ever, as we were confident that we had a significant volume with more than 90,000 units,” Manu Kumar Jain, India Head – Xiaomi, said in an emailed statement.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S overview


Redmi 3S was released on 3 August, 2016 in India. Xiaomi is the best smartphone producer with other electronic consumers. Redmi 3S is officially launched in June, 2016. It comes with 5 inch touchscreen display having 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. Thus, Xiaomi Redmi 3S has a starting price of Rs 6999. It is powered with 1.1GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The mobile has 2GB RAM, which is packed with 16GB internal storage and 128GB expandable memory with MicroSD card. It has 13MP primary camera and 5MP rear camera. Redmi 3S runs with Android 6.0.1 OS, which is powered by 4100 mAh of non-removable battery. The smartphone is of dual SIM supporting which accepts micro SIM and nano SIM connectivity. The Redmi 3S is available in three vibrant colors, such as gold, dark gray and silver.

Price of Xiaomi Redmi 3S

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The product is recently launched and is not available in any online store, but coming soon. You can purchase the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Flipkart at Rs 6,999. The Redmi 3S is available in official site mi.com at Rs 6,999.

Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 3S

Redmi 3S design

The Redmi 3S is made up of metallic unibody design which results in attracting look and feel. The volume and power button at the right of the mobile works well with the hybrid dual SIM card tray, which is placed on left. The smartphone front panel is largely dominated with 5 inch HD display having three capacitive keys at the bottom edge. The top edge has a notification of LED, earpiece that are usually with an array of sensors. The device has a rear panel with 13MP primary camera with LED flash. Whereas Redmi 3S Prime has fingerprint sensor. The mobile having an IR blaster of 3.5mm audio jack, which is just the bottom of the MicroUSB port. It has a compact sturdily built phone that is especially given the price at point. The mobile is of the hybrid SIM slot that supports two SIM cards and even can add a MicroSD card up to 128GB expandable memory.

Display of Redmi 3S


The Xiaomi Redmi 3S is of 5 inch HD display. The mobile has 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. This also offers viewing angles. The mobile color looks decent with 5 inch display. It has compact and is handled perfectly in a single hand. The Redmi 3S is made up of a premium metal body having a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor having a massive battery life and 13MP phase detection autofocus camera with 12.6 cm (5) HD display. The mobile is about 0.9mm thinner than that of Redmi 2 which is comfortable in your hands. The device supports 4G dual SIM VoLTE support and is of lightweight 144 grams. The device is having a feature to set a reading mode that helps in preventing eye fatigue. This can reduce blue light rays coming from the screen. Even you can also set and change the color temperature like warm, standard or cool. MIUI is the best and user friendly that ever before which is for swirling colors. Using this you can go for scroll screenshots, calculate currency conversion, access split of phone profile and dual app log-ins.

Redmi 3S hardware

Xiaomi Redmi 3S is powered with 1.4GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The device is packed with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage memory and has an expandable 256GB via micro SD card. The phone is having a hybrid dual SIM slot. As well as users can also choose this device due to its dual Sim and expandable storage functionality. The Redmi 3S is used for a limited time, but a bit hot after using the device moderately. The Redmi 3S is handled by every app by simply switching on the light with gaming that is offered without any issues.

Redmi 3S has a great feature of unlocking with a slight touch. You simply touch or tap the finger on the sensor and it will quickly respond instantly. This is faster and better than pin and patter unlocks. This is the best security option with smart features such as App lock, hidden folders and hidden notes.

Software specification of Redmi 3S

Xiaomi Redmi 3S is the best Android smartphone that runs with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. This is topped up with the company’s MIUI 7.5 layer. The mobile is built with a UI that makes things a tad slow, but offers a smooth experience. The interface of the device is pretty clean and is of user-friendly. The app drawer and apps are with multiple home screens.

Mi protect helps in safeguarding your device from accidental and liquid damage. If you while dropping of your device in hot liquids, there you need to spend extra cost which is expensive. Mi protect is of nominal fee while you purchase the device having 1 year accidental and liquid warranty coverage.

Redmi 3S camera


The Redmi 3S smartphone is well equipped with 13MP rear camera and dual LED flash. It has a 5MP front camera for selfies. This is a limited one with time usage and the camera works fine with this normal sunlight. It results in best pictures to take decent looking shots. The low light images are not so good with a disappointing click. The color reproduction was not accurate and has an autofocus too, which was slow. The camera is quite good for some time with bright light. This is to process the image with a click that is quite bothering. The Redmi 3S is to capture great photographs with high quality sensors having 0.1s ultra-fast phase detection autofocus (PDAF). This results in crisp and best photos, even moving objects too. This has best features which can subtly slims jaw, skin smoothening and widen eyes to take best selfie.

Battery life of Redmi 3S

The smartphone is powered by 4100mAh battery life. It has a metal body with Snapdragon 430 processor and 13MP PDAF camera. The Redmi 3S is having a pushed limit of Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. It is of 64 bit octa core processor and is filled with a system level optimization. The device performs multitasking operations. The smartphone uses 4 performance cores by performing intensive tasks with 4 power saving cores with an extra power efficiency. This comes with 128GB expandable memory to store lots of files such as music, movies and much more. The mobile double down with two day battery life. The battery technology is an important impact on daily life with 685 Wh/L. This goes further and can lasts longer a bit thinner in hand. The power optimization lasts for 2 days with moderate usage without charging. This also comes with 5V/2A which is having best quick charging feature and goes minimal downtime. The battery life is far better when compared to Redmi 2. The Redmi 3S battery stands up to 15 hours for gaming, up to 121 hours with music playback, up to 30 hours of reading and up to 17 hours for video playing.

Pros of Redmi 3S

  • Phone is available in good design
  • Long battery life and quick charging
  • Comfortable in single hand
  • Quick unlock with fingerprint recognition

Cons of Redmi 3S

  • Having a hybrid SIM slot
  • A bit warmer while using the camera

Reviews of Redmi 3S

Xiaomi Redmi 3S is the best attempt from the Chinese giant technology. The mobile is with the budget that is conscious for Indian users. The smartphone is best and can offer better specifications that looks pretty well. This can actually make the Redmi 3S as a good buy with variant specifications.