Xiaomi India today launched the much awaited Xiaomi Redmi 3S and a Redmi 3S prime in the Indian market. While it was alleged for some days that Xiaomi is going to launch the Redmi 3S in the Indian market but the Redmi 3S prime was a real surprise for even the most sneaky leaksters.
Next Sale Date – The smartphones will be available for Next Sale on 2nd June 2017 on Flipkart. and after that it will be on 9th June. You can also buy the Xiaomi Redmi 4 which is newer version of the Redmi 3s and 3s Prime.
Xiaomi has said both the smartphones are made in India and are part of their plan to be a strong member of Made in India initiative. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s and 3s Prime models are actually cheaper than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and will be available for purchase from Flipkart priced at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 8,999 respectively.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S and 3S prime have some commonalities and some differentiating factors and both the smartphones will be ideal addition to the Sub 10k portfolio for Xiaomi India.
The Redmi 3S Prime is priced at Rs. 8,999 and will be available on Flipkart and mi.com exclusively, starting 9 August 2016. While the Redmi 3S will go on sale in India on 17th August 2016 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes with a 5.0 inch IPS LCD display and has a HD (1280*720) pixels display with 293 PPI. The smartphone display comes with gorilla glass protection. The smartphone is powered by a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz.
These are the first smartphones which are equipped with the new Qualcomm Processor. The processor is accompanied by the Adreno 505 GPU and offers better gaming performance when compared to the Adreno 405 GPU.
The smartphone comes with 2 GB of Ram and Runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the MIUI 7.0.
The smartphone comes with 13 Mega pixel rear camera and there is a 5 Megapixel front facing camera to click selfies. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S highlight feature is the large battery capacity with 4100 mAH battery capacity. The smartphone offers one of the best battery backups in this price range.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes with 4G LTE support and Dual SIm along with native 3G / 2G connectivity. The smartphone has 16 GB of internal storage and it can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro-sd card. Notably, the expandable storage option was missing on the Redmi Note 3. The Redmi 3S has 8.5 mm thickness.
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
The differentiating factors for the Xaiomi Redmi 3S Prime include a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device to unlock the smartphone. The internal storage on Redmi 3S prime is also increased to 32 GB instead of the 16 GB on the Redmi 3S. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S prime also gets more Ram – 3 GB instead of 2 GB on the Redmi 3S.
Overall both the devices come with great specs for the price and latest Android Marshmallow OS along with mammoth battery capacity to easily run all day. Xiaomi has recently launched the large screen smartphone in India – Xiaomi Mi Max which comes with 6.44 Inch Full HD Display , Snapdragon 652 Processor and 4 GB RAM , priced below Rs. 15,000.
Xiaomi has also sold over a million Redmi Note 3 smartphones in India since it’s launch couple of months back. The new Redmi 3S will compete with the Lenovo Vibe K5 and Coolpad Note 3 in it’s price range while the Prime version will face tough competition from Coolpad Note 3 Plus and Yureka Plus for 9K price range.
Redmi Note 3 (2 GB) or the Redmi 3S Prime
Rather than buying the Xiaomi Redmi 3S prime, it is much better to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Processor which is much better compared to the Snapdragon 430. The Redmi Note 3 also offers a much better Full HD Display with 1920*1080 pixels and 401 PPI. I would suggest to spend extra Rs. 1,000 and go for the Xaiomi Redmi Note 3 instead of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime.
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