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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime


Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, IPS, 16M colors, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 139.3 x 69.9 ( = 0.33 x 5.48 x 2.75 in)
4100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: 85%, display: 80% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

90% Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review: A New Benchmark For Budget Phones
Source: English version
Unless you are into photography, the Redmi 3S Prime is a solid all-round performer. It delivers an IPS screen, metal-clad body, capable GPU, and fingerprint sensor at budget. More importantly, it offers phenomenal battery life. All things considered, priced at Rs 9000, the Redmi 3S Prime the best smartphone in this segment. However, to buy one, you need a great deal of patience to put up with Xiaomi's incredibly annoying weekly flash sales.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review: Plenty of hits, a few misses
Source: Neowin English version
As an entry-level device, the Redmi 3S Prime has nearly no competition except for a few devices from the Lenovo K5 series or the Honor 5C. However, for just another $15, Xiaomi's very own Redmi Note 3 is a much better deal due to a higher resolution screen, a more capable chipset and a better camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Just take it
Source: The Mobile Indian English version
Xiaomi in the past brought some terrific devices and the Redmi 3S Prime is another great device. If you are looking for a 5 inch device under Rs 10,000, then look no further. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime should be in your wishlist for sure.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2016
Game Changer!
Source: Androidbeat English version
When I used the Redmi Note 3 earlier this year, I did not think that I would come across such a game-changing handset any time soon. However, the Redmi 3S, just like its bigger brother, is a game changer in its category. At the price point it sells (Rs 9,000), you are not going to find any other handset that is able to offer the same level of performance, build quality, and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2016
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Now Available; Specs & Features Full-Review
Source: iTech Post English version
The overall package looks smart and conveys a solid new competitor to the sub-$150 price band. What might entice consumers to consider this phone in the bucket list is that this phone doesn't have a large 5.5-inch display, and is consequently easy to use in daily activities.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime preview
Source: GSM Arena English version
The Redmi 3S does, however, live in the shadow of the Redmi Note 3. Unlike its superstar elder sibling that just can't stop itself from breaking sales records and is the phone to buy in that price range, the case for the 3S isn't quite as clear cut. We have now gotten used to Xiaomi phones offering hardware well above their price range but that's not quite the case with the 3S. Using the 3S, there was nothing about it that stood out to us, other than the battery life. It's not a phone that's out to impress you and go above and beyond what you expect at its price range. Everything it does seems just about what you would expect from a phone that costs as much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2016
83% The Budget All-rounder
Source: Techniqued English version
If you are in the market for a budget smartphone, the Redmi 3S prime is a great device to consider. It ticks all the right boxes with good design, build, display, software, performance, camera and also excellent battery life. It is an all-round device which you cannot go wrong with. It is one of those devices where it is difficult to find a flaw especially for the pricing it is being sold.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
80% Shut up and take my money!
Source: English version
I’m pleasantly surprised by the device. The design is excellent, the hardware is very well balanced and even the performance feels great for a budget smartphone. The hero feature is definitely the massive battery, something which almost every smartphone user would love and appreciate. The camera and the UI are the only let downs but you are paying less than ten grand, so even that’s acceptable. The Redmi 3S Prime is once again an excellent smartphone from Xiaomi and is also the best smartphone to buy under a budget of Rs. 10,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Review: Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
Source: Tech Guru Daily English version
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Prime has got everything you’re looking for in an affordable phone right now. The right size, accompanied with strong hardware and quality snappers that’ll keep you happy. You also get a long battery life as an added bonus, and who doesn’t like a phone that lasts long?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2016
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime review – Batman’s Robin
Source: English version
The only criteria when deciding between the Redmi 3S and the Redmi Note 3 should be the screen size – you decide if you want a handset with 5 inch screen or 5.5 inch screen. 3S is Batman’s robin (Batman = Redmi Note 3). There is not much off a price difference between the 3S Prime and the Note 3 (2GB), makes sense to go for Redmi Note 3, however the Redmi 3S without finger print sensor for Rs. 6,999 is excellent buy in case you ignore the finger print sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2016
80% Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English version
The overall package looks smart and brings a strong new contender to the sub-Rs. 10,000 price segment. What might attract people more than all that is that this phone doesn't have a large 5.5-inch display, and is therefore easy to use in daily life. Those looking for alternatives to the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime can go for the Asus ZenFone Max (2016) (Review) which sells for the same price. If you want a larger screen and a bit more performance, you could also go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which is available at a slight premium compared to the Redmi 3S Prime.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Review
Source: Fone Arena English version
At a price point of Rs. 8,999, the Redmi 3S Prime represents tremendous value for money. Yes, the display isn’t the best around and the camera could be a bit better but they are far from the worst in the category. Moreover, performance for day-to-day use is good enough and the battery life is phenomenal. You’d be well served by stepping up to the Prime variant of the Redmi 3S for the additional RAM, storage and the very useful fingerprint scanner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2016

Foreign Reviews

Review Xiaomi Redmi 3 Prime
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN version
Positive: Long battery life; decent cameras; good performance; solid workmanship; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Slippery; slow charge; no 4G; unsupport wifi a/c; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2016



These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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Founded in 2010, Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company and produces consumer electronics and related products, including smartphones, televisions, fitness bands, power banks, headphones, smart devices and accessories. Xiaomi offers its products under the Mi, Redmi and POCO brands.

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