Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus Price in Dubai, UAE  

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus

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INTRODUCTION

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus

Xiaomi was launched not many years ago (three years, as a matter of fact), but has made quite a name for itself. The Redmi series features a smart choice of hardware that makes the phone function smoothly, and the price range is undoubtedly affordable. The Redmi 3S Plus is another addition to the budget mobile range, but the specifications seem promising enough. This also happens to be the first mobile that can be bought from stores (Xiaomi phones have been only available online until now). The 3S Plus was announced in August, and released in October this year.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus Design and Display
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus Design & Build

The Redmi 3S Plus does not feature much difference in design when compared to the other phones in the Redmi 3 series. The corners are rounded, and the sides of the phone feature narrow bezels. The screen to body ratio seems pretty convincing, with the bottom bezel featuring three soft buttons. The rear casing sports the fingerprint scanner, the main camera unit and the flash. The phone is available in three colours – silver, gold and grey.

The display is a 5-inch screen with support for maximum resolutions of 1280x720p. The display is bright and crisp, and with wide viewing angles, however, there is nothing extraordinary in the display unit. The device uses an Adreno 505 as the graphical processing unit.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Performance, again, is just decent. The model uses Snapdragon 430 as the chipset, which is quite popular within budget smartphones. The octa core CPU is clocked at 1.4GHz, and the regular 5-inch screen size truly blends in, with no apparent lag in switching between simultaneously opened applications and games. Based on the latest Android Marshmallow (6.0), the 3S plus features the proprietary MIUI, which although lag free, is not the best when it comes to a liquid smooth interface. But we’re not complaining (keeping in mind the budget)! This coupled with 2GB of RAM sums up to be a hardware combination for a smooth experience.

There’s ample internal memory to play around with (32GB), and you can also use the memory expansion slot for another 128GB.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus Camera
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus Camera

The main imaging device is a 13MP unit with features like phase detection auto focus and face/smile detection. This automatically implies clearer pictures, but this really isn’t the first phone giving all these features in this category. The camera can also shoot full 1080p HD videos at 30fps, allowing sufficient amount of brightness through the F2.0 aperture lens.

The secondary camera features the same 5MP unit previously employed in 3S Prime. With an aperture of F2.0, this camera also shoots 1080p videos.

The phone features the speakers at the back, and the audio output is pretty good. This gets much better when you plug in a nice headset. The default audio and video apps can play all the standard file formats, too.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Battery is certainly one of the best highlights of the phone. In scenarios where other manufacturers struggle to use a battery that will last a day of heavy usage, Xiaomi seems to have no problem in this sector at all. In case of 3S Plus too, the 4100mAh battery unit guarantees that your cell phone will not die on you by the night time, given a typical day of heavy usage.

The phone is 4G enabled, and has two SIM slots. It also has support for all the standard Wi-Fi protocols, as well as hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct. There’s Bluetooth, and the device supports USB on-the-go. For those interested, there’s FM too.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Sufficient internal memory
  • Reliable hardware specification
  • Nice cameras in this price range
  • Excellent battery
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • A better, improved UI

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What are the external dimensions of the phone? How much does it weigh?
  • img-ans The external dimensions of the phone are 139.3 (H) x 69.6 (W) x 8.5 (T) mm and the phone weighs around 144 grams.
  • img-ques What is the screen-to-body ratio of Redmi 3S Plus?
  • img-ans The screen-to-body ratio of 3S Plus is around 70.92%, which again is decent.
  • img-ques What kind of color variants are available for the Redmi 3S Plus?
  • img-ans The phone is available in three color variants i.e. Grey, Silver and Gold.
  • img-ques Does the phone feature with a fingerprint scanner? If yes, where is it located?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone does come with a fingerprint scanner, the scanner is located on the rear side of the phone and is touch based.
  • img-ques How many SIM card does the phone supports?
  • img-ans The Redmi 3S Plus supports two SIM cards, however, be aware that the phone features with a hybrid SIM card slot.
  • img-ques Does the phone features with a microSD card slot?
  • img-ans As told earlier, the phone features with a hybrid SIM card slot, which means that you can use one Micro SIM and one Nano SIM.
  • img-ques Does the Redmi 3S Plus features with the latest Android OS?
  • img-ans No, the phone runs on the Android version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow.
  • img-ques In the future when can one expect the phone to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update?
  • img-ans There is no information regarding when the phone will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
  • img-ques What kind of cameras are provided in Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus?
  • img-ans The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flashlight. The phone also features a 5MP front camera.
  • img-ques Does the camera provided in the phone capable of recording slow motion videos?
  • img-ans No, the camera is not able to record slow motion videos.
  • img-ques Does the phone provides support for LTE and VoLTE networks?
  • img-ans The answer is yes, the phone does support LTE and VoLTE.
  • img-ques Can I quick charge the Redmi 3S Plus?
  • img-ans Yes, you can quick charge your Redmi 3S Plus.
  • img-ques How much internal storage is provided in the Redmi 3S Plus? Is the internal storage expandable?
  • img-ans The Redmi 3S Plus features with 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone.
  • img-ques Does the Redmi 3S Plus provides support for USB OTG?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone supports USB On-The-Go. The best part about USB OTG is that it allows users to directly connect external HDDs, pen drives etc. to the phone by simply using an adapter to the device.
  • img-ques What kind of battery is provided in the Redmi 3S Plus?
  • img-ans The phone comes with 4100 mAh Li-Polymer battery.
  • img-ques Is the battery provided in the Redmi 3S Plus removable?
  • img-ans No, the phone doesn’t feature with a removable battery.