Saturday, 27 August 2016

Redmi 3s prime

Redmi 3s

Xiaomi again launched a new smartphone in India of it's redmi series named redmi 3s. The company launched this smartphone in India in August with slightly different specificatins. Xiaomi actually launched two versions of this smartphone, one is basic version having 16GB,2GB combination  and other one  is prime version having 32GB,3GB combination. This smartphone is budget oriented smartphone having lenovo vibe k5 plus and coolpad note 3 lite. The basic version of redmi 3s is priced at 6,999 INR and prime version is priced at 8,999 INR. Now let check it out whether it is a good phone to buy or not.


1. Display: 5.0 inch display
2. Resolution : 720* 1080
3. Processor : Snapdragon 430 octacore         
                          processor with eight cortex-
                          A-53 cores each cloacked
                         at 1.4 GHz
               GPU : Adreno 430
4. Dimensions : 139.3*69.6*8.5 mm
5. Weight : 144 GM
6. Sim : Dual sim( micro sim/nano sim)
7. Platform : MIui 8 based on android OS   
                       6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
8. Memory : Internal 16GB, 2GB
                                      32GB, 3GB
     SD card : micro SD upto 256 GB
9. Camera : primary : 13MP with f/2.0               
                      aperture, phase detection  
                    Video: 1080p @ 30 fps
                    Secondary : 5MP f/2.2 aperture
10. 3.5 mm jack : yes
11. Sensors : fingerprint, proximity,  
                        accelerometer, compass,
                        gyro, auto brightness, IR
12. USB : micro USB, v2.0
13. Radio : FM radio
14. Battery : non-removable Li ion 4100
                      mah battery


Redmi 3s has a full mettalic body. It has 5.0 inch display. The resolution is HD which is 720p. The display looks good. The colours are good. On the top it has 3.5 mm jack, IR blaster and secondary noise cancellation. On bottom it has USB port and microphone. On back it has fingerprint sensor, primary camera and loudspeaker. The phone looks premium in hand due to it's metallic look. Built quality is good as it feels solid in hand. Due to it's massive battery it is a little bit heavy for a 5 inch smartphone.


Redmi 3s is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which is an octacore processor. The eight cores are of cortex A-53 having 1.4 GHz clock speed. The processing is really smooth on this phone. There is no lag when using it for daily tasks. Even if we are playing heavy games such asphault 8, Nova 3, dead trigger 2, implosion etc., we enjoy the games very well. But there are many lags and slight frame drops while playing asphault 8 on high graphic settings, but the game is quite playable. So it is very smooth phone by considering it's price point.


Primary: Redmi 3s has 13MP primary camers. It comes with phase f/2.0 aperture, with phase detection autofocus. It can only record video upto full hd, 1080 p. The camera captures good pictures under natural lightening conditions. There is decent amount of detail in pictures. The colour reproduction is also good. When we move to indoor and artificial lightening conditions, pictures are good, but there is noise in pictures. In low lightening conditions there is considerable amount of noise in pictures. The camera on this phone is just average but can't except more in  this price range.

                 SECONDARY CAMERA

Redmi 3s has 5MP secondary camera, with f/2.2 aperture. The pictures are just okay in natural lightening conditions. But the camera struggles in low lightening and artificial lightening conditions.

                       BATTERY LIFE

The battery life on this phone is quite impressive. It is powered by 4100 mah non-removable battery. The battery life is quite good on this phone. We can get screen on time of about 7-8 hrs. After a full charge the battery can last for 1.5 day for a normal user. Due to it's massive battery it takes time to get full charge of about 3 hrs as it comes with normal charger not a fast charger.

                     USER INTERFACE

Redmi 3s has MIUI 8,  which is based on android Marshmallow, 6.0.1. The user interface is different from stock android. But user interface is good. There are many features in it. But we can't customize it upto great extent. This phone also has navigation keys but these are not back light. Xiaomi also provide updates for security, so this phone may also get it soon.


Redmi 3s has one single loudspeaker at back. The sound output of this phone is just average, not that much impressive. The sound output through headphones or earphones is average.

1. Good battery life
2. Full metallic body
3. Good gaming performance
4. Good camera under natural lightening

1. Average loudspeaker
2. Slippery design
3. Heavy weight for a 5 inch device


Considering the price of redmi 3s this device is really good. We can say it is best in it' s class. But this smartphone is not for those users who love to listen music via loudspeaker or via headphones. But if this doesn't effect you it is best budget phone available in the market right now.


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