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This smartphone was announced in August 2016, and was launched in the market in the same month. The RedMi brand was announced by Xiaomi in the year 2013. The company uses its custom UI, the MIUI mounted upon Android OS. By 2015, Xiaomi came with models like Redmi 1, 1S, 2, 2S , 3, 3S and Note , Note2 and Note 3 etc. The market share of this company is now hovering around the world. This new model of 3S prime is the newest addition in the Redmi family. The earlier versions are Redmi 3 and Redmi 3S, where the Prime promises to come with more advanced features.
The phone is about 139.30 x 69.60 x 8.50 mm in dimensions and weighs about 144 grams. It comes in colours like dark gray, gold and silver. The screen size is of 5 inches with 71% of the screen-to-body ratio. The resolution of the screen is 720 x 1280 pixels roughly equivalent to 294 ppi pixel density. The multi touch screen comes with the user interface of MIUI 8.0. The Redmi 3S is dual SIM (Micro+Nano) dual standby with support for 4G,3G & 2G network support.
The phone performs with the operating system of Android version 6.0.1 ( Marshmallow). With the Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm MSM8937 SoC chipset, with an Octa core CPU of Cortex A-53 of 1.4 GHz, the phone performs quite well. For a smooth gaming experience , an Adreno 505 GPU has been provided. The internal memory capacity is upto 32 GB with RAM of 3GB. The microSD card slot present in the phone can be used to expand the storage memory up to 256 GB by sacrificing the second SIM. The sensor features present in this phone are accelerometer, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, compass, gyroscope and the proximity sensor. The messaging features of the phone are MMS, Email, IM, and SMS with the threaded view option. Some additional features like document viewer and photo/video editor are also present. HTML 5 can be considered as the general browser of the phone. The performance tests of the phone can be done by Basemark X 7263/ Basemark OS II 2.0 : 800.
The primary camera is of 13 megapixel capacity with LED flash and phase detection autofocus features. Besides, there are features like smile/face detection, geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus and HDR. The secondary camera is of 5 megapixel capacity with 1080p and focus of 2.2. The video capacity of the phone is of 1080p@30fps.
The phone comes with the loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The phone also has a dedicated microphone with the active noise cancellation features. The different alert types in the phone are MP3, WAV ringtones and the vibration modes. The audio supports the formats like the eAAC+/FLAC player /MP3 / WAV and the video supports formats like H.264 player/ Xvid/ DivX/ MP4 etc. FM radio can also be played with your favorite radio stations.
The Redmi 3S Prime comes with a 4100mAh battery. Xiaomi claims that 85 hours talk time is the general battery life capacity of the phone. The phone comes with fast charging support. For the connectivity options, GPS w/ GLONASS, A-GPS and BDS, the Bluetooth w/A2DP, LE v4.1 have been given. WLAN can be connected with WiFi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , hotspot etc. The phone also connects through an infrared port. For USB connectivity, the phone has a Micro USB 2.0 port.
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