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Xiaomi Redmi 3S

Xiaomi Redmi 3S
5"
720 x 1280 pixels
13 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Octa-core, 1400 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 4100 mAh
Announced: Jun 15, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Jun 15, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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Description

The Redmi 3S is a budget friendly smartphone featuring a 5-inch IPS display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip, either 2 or 3 GB of RAM paired with 16 and 32 GB of storage respectively. The phone sports a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection auto-focus (as fast as 0.1 seconds, according to Xiaomi), HDR mode, manual controls, and a single LED flash, among other niceties. The front cam is a 5MP unit with f/2.2 aperture size and face recognition.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0), MIUI 7.3 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.48 x 2.74 x 0.33 inches (139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.08 oz (144 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 71.14 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 505
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Music playback:
    • 91.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 20.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 5, 7
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots, Shared with microSD
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Jun 2016

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, warranty card, user guide, SIM insertion tool

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.62 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.43 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Xiaomi Redmi 3S Pro


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Xiaomi Redmi 3S 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB

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