Xiaomi Redmi 3s

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Xiaomi Redmi 3s Price in India as of December 10, 2018, 12:49 am
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The Xiaomi Redmi 3s was launched in June 2016 and runs MIUI 9 (Android Marshmallow) on 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core 1.4GHz chip and has an Adreno 505 graphics processing unit. The battery has a capacity of 4100mAh and the 5-inch LCD screen offers HD resolution at an aspect ratio of 16:9. The rear camera on the Redmi 3s lets you take 13MP shots and on the front is a modest 5MP selfie snapper. Other variant of this mobile is Redmi 3s Prime. Next variants of this phone are Redmi 4A and Redmi 5.
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Xiaomi Redmi 3s Price in India

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Rs. 3,999
Refurbished

Key Specifications

Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
4100 mAh battery
13MP rear & 5MP selfie cameras
5.0 inches inch screen
Dual, Nano-SIM, Micro-SIM (Hybrid Slot) SIM
Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS

Detailed Specifications

Display
Display TypeIPS LCD
Resolution720x1280 pixels
Aspect ratio16:9
Screen Size5.0 inches
Pixel Density294 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Color Reproduction16M Colors
Screen to body percentage71.1 %
Storage
RAM2GB
Internal16GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB (Hybrid Slot)
General
Dimensions5.4 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches (139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm)
Water ResistantNo
Weight144 grams (5.08 oz)
ColorsGold, Dark Gray, Silver
Software
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Camera
Rear13MP
Selfie5MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Physical ApertureRear (f/2.0), Front (f/2.2)
Video 1080p@30fps
Battery
Removable BatteryNo
TypeLi-Ion
Wireless ChargingNo
Capacity4100 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Connectivity
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Wi-FiYes with Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1 with A2DP
Network4G VoLTE, 4G
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)Yes
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano-SIM, Micro-SIM (Hybrid Slot)
NFC ChipsetNo
InfraredYes
Processor
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPU1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GraphicsAdreno 505
Architecture64 bit
No of Cores8 (Octa Core)
Sensors
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
Fingerprint sensorNo
Other SensorsAmbient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Sound
SpeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5mm
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Pros & Cons

8.1
Expert Score
Good things
  • One of the best value for money device in its price category
  • Decent display quality
  • Best battery life in a smartphone device even for twice its price
  • Smooth performance with Snapdragon 430 chipset and 2GB RAM
  • Both the cameras are good for day to day photography
Bad things
  • RAM management needs improvement
  • Fingerprint scanner would have made the device a complete package

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How to use Mi remote?
Answer by sandyankolekar, 12 months ago
Go to Tool icon Select Mi remote icon. Double click it. The box opens for various options like AC, TV, DVD, Set-top box. Select your required option. If you select TV, then next screen opens and prompts you to ask whether TV is on or off. Click ON button. Then from a 1-metre distance try to pair it. It will ask you to ON the TV using Mi remote. Confirm the same using Mi remote. After proper set up you can make on / off, increase volume, decrease volume, mute sound, increment channel, decrement channel. It works from approximately one-metre distance only. I am using it for all my equipment; it's working fine. I am happy about the same.
Answer by dahodkarumang1436, 11 months ago
It's simple. Just go to Mi remote app click on add Mi remote, so there we'll find various options like Mi TV, Ac, fan, av receiver, DVD player. So just click whatever you want on it. After selecting it, if suppose you selected Set-top box then there will be various brands of Set-top box options available. So select the kind of Set-top box you are using. Then there are some texting options just go through that process and finally you will be able to use that remote.
Answer by parasanand185, 11 months ago
Firstly, you need to have internet on your mobile Then open the app. Click on add remote. Choose the appliances you want to control. Then choose the brand of the product. Setup page will pop up & then you will test some switches like power on or off. If any button works, then save the profile name and finally you are ready to go. You can control your appliances with Mi remote.
Answer by kuldipsinghjamindar, 11 months ago
First, add remote by opening the app, you will see some options there you must choose the option to which you have to use it. If you select set-top box, then select the company. You will see blue button at the centre press and hold it until the set-top box responds then it will add.
Answer by vishwa.tomar95, 11 months ago
There is a system app named Mi remote, open that and there you have to select your appliance like TV, Ac etc. Then select your brand and model. Then you get the buttons to control your device. You need internet to use this app.
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How to use dual SIM and a memory card in this phone?
Answer by dingdindiding, 18 months ago
There is no option to do this, rather you can use 2 SIMs or 1 SIM and a memory card. However, there is a solution for using dual SIM and memory card. But there is a lil' bit risk in doing this, you can go to any mobile repairing shop and tell him that you want to use both dual SIM and memory card. He will cut off your SIM from micro to mini and then take out only that network area of the SIM which is in golden colour. And then he will join that golden part to the back side of memory card. It is a very sensitive case, after doing this you will able to use both dual SIM and memory card on your phone. But you will not be able to use that SIM and memory card to another phone.
Answer by sachingz.gz, 18 months ago
There is no option to use 2 SIMs and a memory card in Redmi 3S. Because there is a hybrid slot for SIM which is different from traditional type of slots wherein you can use either your second SIM or a memory card. There are other options to use memory if you have active data pack . You can use Mi cloud or Google photos. There are many other online storage apps where you can use for memory.
Answer by cmsibin, 18 months ago
There is a way but some say it makes the phone very hot. Just peel off the metal strip of your SIM and align it properly on the memory card and stick it. That's it, now insert it in the hybrid slot. I think there is an external slim slot that converts the hybrid slot to individual slots. You can go with this as this is a safer method.
Answer by vikassaini485, 18 months ago
It's a risky task but basically, we can do it. We have to export SIM microchip from SIM card. Make sure it's not your personal SIM card. It may be damaged during this process. So you are advised to see a video tutorial on youtube and complete it carefully. And we have to merge MMC and SIM card. Thank you.
Answer by lrpuia5, 18 months ago
You cannot unless you have/purchase adapter for the memory card. Other than that, you have to use just two SIMs or one SIM and a microSD card. There is another way, but it is risky, I tried it but I spoiled my SIM in the process. I tried to stick the chip off my SIM on the back of my SD card.
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3s prime specifications??
Answer by sharvan1559, 15 months ago
Network Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE. Launch Announced: 2016, June. Body Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.33 in). Weight: 144g (5.08 oz). SIM: Hybrid dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Display: Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours. Size: 5.0-inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio). Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density). Multitouch: Yes. - MIUI 8. Platform OS: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430. CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53. GPU: Adreno 505. Memory: Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot). Internal: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM. Camera: Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection, autofocus, LED f
Answer by s8292k, 18 months ago
Detailed specs : > 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 435 processor. > Fingerprint sensor. > 5-inch screen with 720p display, although 1080p videos works way better. > Security level is quite high. > Android 6.0. > Expandable upto 128 GB. > Camera performance is quite good under normal daylight condition but grains out at low light. Still much better than other high range phones upto 10k of brands such as Oppo or Vivo because in Redmi 3S, the ppi is quite high and doesn't pixelate as such in those phones. > OTG supported. > 4000 mAh battery, I use it almost for 20 hrs on 4G, even after using it for hours still there would be some amount of battery left to die. > Hybrid SIM slot kill
Answer by gokulgopakumar47, 18 months ago
Detailed specs : > 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 435 processor. > Fingerprint sensor. > 5-inch screen with 720p display, although 1080p videos works way better. > Security level is quite high. > Android 6.0. > Expandable upto 128 GB. > Camera performance is quite good under normal daylight condition but grains out at low light. Still much better than other high range phones upto 10k of brands such as Oppo or Vivo because in Redmi 3S, the ppi is quite high and doesn't pixelate as such in those phones. > OTG supported. > 4000 mAh battery, I use it almost for 20 hrs on 4G, even after using it for hours still there would be some amount of battery left to die. > Hybrid SIM slot.
Answer by tssrinivasss, 19 months ago
It has a 5-inch screen with IPS LCD screen, 16M colors with 294 ppi, 3GB RAM and 32 GB ROM and can be expandable upto 128 GB. Rear 13 MP camera and front 5 MP camera. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 64-bit processor. It is a dual SIM 4G phone with Hybrid SIM slot and supports all indian 4G brands. It has Li-ion 4100 mAh non-removable battery.
Answer by tiwaryjugesh, 18 months ago
> 1.1GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor > 32 GB internal memory, expandable upto 128 GB > 3 GB RAM > 41000 mAh battery. > 13 MP primary, 5 MP front camera > Android 6.0.1 > Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) > Fingerprint sensor
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Which one is better between Redmi 3S and Infinix Hot 4 Pro?
Answer by mdsarfarazahmad39, 13 months ago
I think the Mi brand mobiles only works for a year not only mine but my colleague's mobiles also stopped working exactly after one year. The speaker, vibration and heating problem, etc. are common in all the Mi phones and I don't know about Infinix. But I suggest not to buy Mi mobiles, they are just looting us by fake products and we Indians are getting fooled easily by those Chinese companies.
Answer by ansarimoeenahmed, 13 months ago
In my opinion, both are better but I have only used 3S. If you want to go with Infinix then, my suggestion is you can also have a look at Infinix Note 4 which has a higher battery and storage capacity with Android 7 (Nougat) at Rs. 9000 and rest of the features are the same.
Answer by pvamir6, 13 months ago
For sure Redmi 3S prime is better, but now Redmi has launched one new model at the same price. That is Redmi Y1; they also have two models at Rs. 9000 and Rs. 11000. If you have an additional budget, then go with Redmi Y1. It will be the best phone.
Answer by sarikasandip1909, 13 months ago
Redmi 3S is better. I think 3S mobile has a rating of 9/10. It's a perfect phone in all the departments, i.e. display, battery, performance, etc. But the Redmi phone has one weak point, i.e., camera, its quality is not great.
Answer by junerafi96, 8 months ago
Both have their pros and cons. If you want a better camera, both selfie and primary, then you have to buy Infinix. And if you want a powerful phone, then you can choose Redmi. In Redmi everything is good, except the camera.
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What is the difference between lenovo k5 plus and redmi 3s prime?
Answer by mnp248, 22 months ago
Major differences- 1) Redmi 3s Prime supports HD display ( 720 x 1280 pixels ) (~294 ppi pixel density), whereas Lenovo K5 Plus supports Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)) 2) Redmi 3s Prime supports the internal memory of 32GB with 3GB RAM, whereas Lenovo K5 Plus supports the internal memory of 16GB with 2GB RAM. 3) Redmi 3s Prime has a non-removable 4100mAh battery, whereas Lenovo has a removable 2,750mAh battery. 4) Redmi has a fingerprint sensor, whereas Lenovo doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. 5) Lenovo has a dedicated memory card slot (up to 32GB), whereas Redmi uses SIM 2 slot for the memory card.
Answer by swapnilshivajimule, 18 months ago
Don't buy Lenovo K5 Plus as it is not as reliable as Redmi 3S Prime. Redmi 3S has better battery backup, user interface, camera. Also Mi service is better than Lenovo, but if you want to purchase a new phone in this budget then please go for Redmi 4. Redmi 3S Prime is also good buy but currently Redmi 4 is available. You can purchase it, black colour looks very much premium.
Answer by arunprasad3a, 20 months ago
Redmi 3S Prime has 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM. It has 4100 mAh battery and 720x1280p resolution with a metallic body. But Lenovo K5 has 1080x1920p resolution and 16 GB storage and 2GB RAM.
Answer by sadre309, 18 months ago
I used Lenovo, there are always network problems. But I'm using Redmi 3S Prime from past 6 months, and there is no single problem. It's a perfect phone.
Answer by yuvrajsingh14285, 18 months ago
3GB RAM in Redmi 3S Prime whereas 2GB in Lenovo K5 Plus. Also 32GB internal memory in Redmi 3S Prime and 16GB in Lenovo K5 Plus.
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Xiaomi Redmi 3s Price in India starts from Rs. 3,999

The best price of Xiaomi Redmi 3s is Rs. 3,999 in 2gud. is not available in other online stores. Xiaomi Redmi 3s is available in Grey, Gold colours across various online stores in India.

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Strict no to any Mi products.
1.0
By Venkata Nagendra Rao Saragadam • 26 months ago

Within 3 months, phone has been dead and their service is terrible. The service center guys told that motherboard have to be replaced and initially they have given 10 days time frame and after that they started telling 20 more days. And when I found from other customers who were waiting at the service center is that the average time for motherboard replacement is 60 days and when I questioned the Mi representative, he says that parts are not available . How are they launching same phones into market when parts are unavailable because same parts are used in the 3 months old and current new phones? Their India Mi Head never responds to all these things on any of these issues on social forums.

My Affordable smartphone.
5.0
By • 23 months ago

It is the best phone for me. It has everything fantastic, from screen to storage, camera to connectivity. All the features are very good.

Good product.
4.0
By nbvyas9999 • 24 months ago

I bought this online and it was a fast delivery. Good product at this price, 4100 mAh battery is good, HD IPS 5 inch display is excellent, 2GB RAM & 16 GB ROM is good, 13MP camera is good than J2, buy Mi 3s at this price which is better than Samsung J2.

Awesome phone.
5.0
By mohantyjohn759 • 27 months ago

Wow !!! what a phone ! Awesome processor. Camera is also nice. I have installed many games and apps, overall more than 70 but it doesn't hang. It is running very fast.

Value for money, must buy.
5.0
By yogesh.kalia037 • 23 months ago

Awesome speed, good touch response and camera clarity is good.

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