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Xiaomi Redmi 3S ,Redmi 3S prime FAQ, Pros & Cons

Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi 3S and the Redmi 3S prime in India which are the lower version of Redmi 3S. The Redmi 3S is priced at Rupees 6,999 and the Redmi 3S Prime is priced at Rupees 8,999 in India. As per the specification the Redmi 3S and 3S prime sports 5 inch HD IPS 720 display and powered by the 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit processor. The Redmi 3S has the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage while the Redmi 3S Prime has the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The phone runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and comes with 13MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera. The Redmi 3s and 3S prime pack the huge 4100 mAh battery with fast charging feature. Below are the FAQ, Pros, and cons of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S and 3S Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 3S , Redmi 3S prime FAQ, Pros & Cons

Xiaomi Redmi 3S FAQ

Q: What is the difference between the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime

A: The Redmi 3S comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and does not have the Fingerprint Scanner. While the Redmi 3S Prime has 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and has the Fingerprint Scanner on the rear side.

Q: What are the box content of the phone?

A: The phone, SIM ejecting pin, Warranty card, User manual, USB Cable, and Fast charger.

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 3S has the Corning Gorilla Glass protection?

A: No, both 3S and 3S prime does not have the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or 4 protection.

Q: How is the display quality of the phone?

A: The display on the Redmi 3S is great and the viewing angles are good enough. We recommend installing the tempered glass to protect again scratches.

Q: What is the free RAM available in the Redmi 3S and 3S Prime?

A: Out of 3GB around 1.8GB RAM is available free after the first boot. On the 2GB RAM variant around 900MB RAM is available free.

Q: What is the free internal storage available out of 32GB?

A: Around 24GB is available free for installing Apps and Games out of 32GB storage on Redmi 3S Prime. On the 16GB version around 9GB storage is available free.

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Q: Can we move Apps and games to SD Card?

A: No, the Apps and games cannot be moved to SD Card. But for some games and Apps, few part of data can be moved.

Q: Can we insert the Micro SD Card (Memory Card) in the Xiaomi Redmi 3S/ 3S Prime?

A: Yes, the phone has Hybrid SIM slot and it supports up to 128GB of expandable memory.

Q: Will the phone get the Android N Nougat  update?

A: Currently it runs on Android Marshmallow and there are no words on the Android N update.

Q: How is the loud speaker quality on the phone?

A: The loudspeaker on the Redmi 3S is loud and clear. The speaker is placed at the bottom of the rear side.

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 3S has the LED Notification light?

A: Yes, the phone has the multi-color LED Notification light at the top for the notification purpose.

Q: Are the three navigation buttons are backlit enabled?

A: No, the three navigation button at the bottom are backlit enabled.

Q: How is the Gaming performance of the phone?

A: The 3GB RAM variant can able to handle HD High-end games without any lags and frame drops. We have tried playing Asphalt 8, NFS Most Wanted, Real racing 3. Even Redmi 3S handles the game well but few lags are observed.

Q: Can we change the theme and font style in the Redmi 3S?

A: Different themes can be changed from the MIUI theme store but the font style cannot be changed unless the phone is rooted.

Q: Does the Redmi 3S has the NFC feature?

A: No, it does not support the NFC.

Q: Rooting the Xiaomi Redmi 3S voids the phone warranty?

A: No, rooting the phone will not void the phone warranty.

Q: Can we record 4K videos and 1080p videos?

A: The phone can record the 1080p videos but 4K videos cannot be recorded.

Q: Does the phone has the headphone Jack?

A: Yes, it does have the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Q: Does the Phone supports the 4G LTE VOLTE?

A: yes, it does have the VOLTE support out of the box.

Q: Does the phone has any heating issue?

A: Dues to the metal body, the phone gets warmer but does not heat very much.

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 3S has the OTG Support?

A: Yes, it has the OTG Support for connecting pen drive. It can also be used to connect the gaming controller.

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 3S has the fingerprint scanner?

A: No, the 16GB internal and 2GB RAM variant does not have the fingerprint scanner.

Q: How is the Fingerprint Scanner Performance on the Redmi 3S Prime?

A: The fingerprint scanner on the rear side works accurate and the phone can be unlocked in less than a second.

Q: Can we lock and unlock Apps using Fingerprint scanner?

A: Yes, it is possible.

Q: Does the phone has the IR Blaster?

A: Yes, it has the IR Blaster on the top which can be used as the TV, AC remote.

Q: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 3S has the Dual SIM Support?

A: yes, it has the dual Hybrid SIM. You can use two SIM or one SIM and one SD Card at a time.

Q: Does it has the fast charging feature?

A: yes, the phone comes with the Quick Charging 2.0 which allows you to charge your phone from 0-100% in less than 3 hours. This is really good for a phone with 4,100 mAh battery.

Q: How to take a screenshot in Xiaomi Redmi 3S?

A: The screenshot can be taken easily by pressing Volume down + Power button simultaneously.

Q: Can we remove the battery on the phone?

A: No, the phone battery cannot be removed. Also, learn how to reset phone with non removable battery.

Q: What are the Color options available in Xiaomi Note 3?

A: The phone is available in Grey, Dark Gray, Gold and silver color variant in India.

Q: How to root the Xiaomi Redmi 3S?

A: Soon, we will be posting the guide to root the phone.


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Xiaomi Redmi 3S / Redmi 3S Prime Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of the device.


  • Metal Body
  • 4100 mAh Battery
  • Price
  • IR Blaster


Hybrid SIM

The Redmi 3S is one of the best Android phones below 7000 Rupees and the Redmi 3S Prime is best in its range. I have tried of answering most of the question and if you have any further queries then please leave them in the comment below. Also, I would try to post the review of the phone very soon. For more pros and cons post, follow us on  FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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