Xiaomi has launched two new budget Android smartphones in India – Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime. Both these devices are priced under 10K in India and have some identical specs. These will be available to purchase online on Flipkart via a Flash Sale. First Redmi 3S Flash Sale is on August 9 @ 12 Noon. Check out the Flash Sale Link here.
Price : Redmi 3S 2GB ram, 16GB model is priced at Rs 6,999 MRP while 3GB ram, 32GB model has a Rs 8,999 price tag.
Check out the Redmi 3S Product Pages here. It is available in Gold, Silver and Dark Grey colors.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S / Redmi 3S Prime Specs
Both these smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64bit Octacore processor and Adreno 505 GPU. The display is a 5 inch HD one with a PPI of 294.
In the Camera department these new budget Redmi devices comes with a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP front shooter for your selfies. The rear camera has an F2.0 aperture lens while the front has an F2.2 lens. Both feature a huge 4100mAh battery. Xiaomi ships this with a 5V/2A charger for Quick Charging.
Like every other Xiaomi Android device out there, this too ships with MIUI on top of regular Android. This is running on MIUI 7 based on Android 6 Marshmallow and will get MIUI 8 OTA update soon. The Redmi 3S 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.
Redmi 3S vs Redmi 3S Prime Specs Comparison
Redmi 3S comes with 2GB of ram while the Prime variant has 3GB of ram. 3S comes with 16GB of internal storage, while 3S Prime gets 32GB. Both come with an Hybrid Sdcard slot and support OTG. One other main difference between these two devices is the presence of a Fingerprint sensor on the Prime.
So which one to buy ? Redmi 3S or Redmi 3S Prime ?
If you are buying a budget smartphone for basic use and good battery backup, get the normal Redmi 3S for Rs 6999 price. 2GB ram is quite enough for most of your daily tasks like browsing, Whatsapp chatting, facebook etc. If you can spend Rs 2000 more, then i would highly recommend buying Redmi 3S prime instead as it comes with a Fingerprint sensor and 3GB / 32GB memory.
Buying Links : Redmi 3S / Redmi 3S Prime