Xiaomi Redmi 3S Review

Xiaomi, giving continuity to the trend of manufacturing budget-friendly smartphones which had decent features, released a smartphone named Xiaomi Redmi 3S on 2016, June (Internationally). The Xiaomi Redmi 3S was the successor of Redmi 3 and the predecessor of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro. And we are reviewing the same device.

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S, unlike other mid-range smartphones, is made up of metal and looks lot like the Redmi 3. The device features non-removable back cover and also features scratch resistant glass at the forepart. The rear panel is linked up to screen housing which makes it look more premium. The rear panel is also curved which allows users to hold the device easily.

The Redmi 3S possesses an earpiece at the top followed by a front facing camera, and various sensors, however, lacks notification LED light. Besides, the device features the capacitive touch buttons below the screen, nevertheless, are not supported by backlit.

A 3.5 mm headphone socket, a secondary microphone and an IR sensor is placed at the top part. The device carries the USB port and a primary microphone at the bottom. A primary camera along with the rear flashlight and fingerprint sensor is noticeable at the rear side. The speaker grille can be found at the rear-bottom. The device features the power key and the volume adjusting keys on the right hand side. The SIM cards slots and microSD card slot is visible under the rear panel.

Furthermore, the Redmi 3S is built with 5.0 inches IPS LCD screen having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels having ~294 ppi pixels density. Moreover, its predecessor also had HD resolution screen with 720 x 1280 pixels. The display produces vibrant color and viewing angles also are good.

The Xiaomi ships Redmi 3S running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow featuring its own MIUI 8.0. The device, further, is functioned with Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, Octa-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, and Adreno 505 GPU. The device comes with 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. Moreover, the storage can be expanded up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Moreover, the Redmi 3S carries 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, and phase detection autofocus primary camera. The primary camera comes with features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama and so on. The camera helps to shoot full HD videos at 1080 pixels. The device possesses 5 MP and f/2.2 aperture front facing camera that too shoots videos 1080 pixels.

Besides, the Redmi 3S has been equipped with powerful 4100 mAh non-removable battery. The device is also supported by fast charging functionality. The battery, as it is big, has got decent backup. The device can be used for more than two days with a single charge. Moreover, you can choose the color like as the device is available in different colors like white, dark gray, and gold.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S in Nepal : Rs. 18,500 and Rs. 22,500 (For Redmi 3S Prime) (Around)

Samsung Galaxy Specification


 Size  5.0 inches
 Resolution  720 x 1280 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  1.4 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  1920 x 1080 pixels
 Main Camera Resolution  13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size Nano and Micro SIM
 2G Sim  900MHz / 1800MHz


 ANT+  No
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  White, Dark Grey and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
 Weight  144 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  4100 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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