Digit.in Expert Review: An all-rounder with best in class battery life.
14 Sep, 2016
20 Jan, 2018
Subhash kr. Singh
19 Jan, 2018
Worth every penny
19 Jan, 2018
19 Jan, 2018
Expected a better product
19 Jan, 2018
19 Jan, 2018
The Redmi 3S Prime features a premium metal body that adds style and oomph to the overall sleek look of the phone. The phone not only looks sleek but is 0.9mm thinner than the previous Redmi 2 model. The curved edges make it easier for you to hold the phone when you are texting, watching a movie or answering a call.
Enjoy the best of entertainment, be it movies, videos, pictures or reading an e-book on the large 12.6-cm HD display. The display comes with a Reading mode that reduces/prevents eye fatigue by reducing blue light rays from the screen. Also, you can adjust the colour temperature - warm, standard or cool - according to your preference for a comfortable viewing experience.
The performance of the Redmi 3S is upped to the max with the 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit octa-core processor. Be it while playing games like Asphalt 8 or using multiple apps, the processor's system-level optimizations ensure a seamless multi-tasking all at once. The processor makes use of 4 performance cores for running intensive tasks such as gaming and multi-tasking while the 4 power-saving cores ensure extra power efficiency so that you can keep going all day long.
Games like Modern Combat and Plants vs. Zombies or apps like Facebook and WhatsApp can be launched quickly, thanks to the 3GB RAM. Also, the high sensitivity and graphics rendering of the GPU ensure that games like Asphalt 8 deliver an immersive experience. The phone offers an internal memory of 32GB for storing important apps, files, and data. The 128GB of expandable memory can be used to store your vast music collection, movies and more.
One of the major USPs that anyone looks for in a smartphone is its battery life. The Redmi 3S Prime is designed for the everyday user to the 'can't-keep-their-hands-off-their-phone' user. The phone is powered by a 4100mAh battery that comes with a 685Wh/L battery technology for long lasting battery performance. Also, with the system-level optimization of the processor, the phone can last about three days without charging. On an average, the phone delivers about 121 hours of music playback, up to 39 hours of reading time and up to 17 hours of video playback. The 5V/2A charger ensures quick charging with minimal downtime.
Your fingerprint is the key to opening a world of entertainment and performance. By lightly tapping on the sensor at the back, the sensor instantly registers your fingerprint, allowing you to unlock the phone faster and more conveniently than passcodes and pattern unlocks. Along with the fingerprint sensor comes a host of smart features like App Lock, Hidden Folders and Hidden Notes with which you can add layers of security.
When it comes to taking quality pictures of everything around you, the Redmi 3S Prime has you covered. Equipped with a 13MP primary camera that features a high-quality sensor and 0.1s super-fast Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) that lets you capture crisp, clear and quality shots of moving objects. For selfies and group selfies, you have the 5MP secondary camera that comes with Beautify feature that brings out the best in each selfie.
The PDAF technology lets the 13MP camera take 0.1s to focus on your subject. Using one-time calculation, the PDAF technology focuses on the subject irrespective of whether you or the subject is in motion. This ensures that you can take snaps faster, clearer and sharper.
If you have trouble capturing photos in bright sunlight or with high contrast, then the HDR mode is there to help you. The mode automatically captures three photos with different exposure settings and combine them to deliver detailed and richly colour snaps of your favourite things.
Snap a picture and add a filter - That's the mantra we all follow these days. The Redmi 3S Prime comes with twelve real-time filters that you can use while clicking a picture and save it directly to your camera roll.
Out on a trek? Use the Panorama mode to widen your horizon and capture more of the beauty around you. Simply tap the shutter and pan your phone slowly so that you can fit all that you want in one frame.
Enhance your selfies so that they truly stand out with the Beautify mode. Using one of the thirty-six smart beauty profiles, Beautify enhances the skin complexion, slim jawline, brighten eyes and more. The best part of this feature is that you don't have to edit it yourself. The mode takes care of everything and you can upload it instantly on social media.
You can playback your best of memories with 1080p HD video recording. The 13MP camera lets you capture time-lapse videos as well. The 5MP camera also supports full HD recording, quality video calls, selfie videos and Snapchat.
The Redmi 3S Prime comes with a hybrid SIM slot that supports two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card of up to 128GB of storage.
The Redmi 3S Prime supports 4G connectivity for faster networking and downloading, and lag-free video calls. It's Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi enabled as well. The phone is OTG compatible too.
The Redmi 3S Prime will be updated to the beautiful and user-friendly MIUI 8 OS. The OS enhances the overall performance of the phone while allowing you to take scrolling screen shots, create dual app log-ins or access split phone profiles. Currently, the phone runs on MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.