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Xiaomi is one of the successful Chinese manufacturers in India and it is launching its smartphones continuously in order to replicate the success it gained with the launch of the Redmi Note 3 earlier this year.
Last week, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime smartphones in India at Rs 6,999 and Rs 8,999 respectively. These smartphones are quite similar in terms of specs and features except for a few differences.
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The Redmi 3S Prime will go on the sale today on both Mi.com and Flipkart at 12 PM. The Redmi 3S that lacks a fingerprint scanner will go on sale on August 16. You can choose between the Gold, Silver, and Grey color options of the Redmi 3S Prime.
Unlike what Xiaomi did before, the company has let out this smartphone on open sale from today. This makes the Xiaomi fans free from registering to buy the smartphone.
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If you are planning to grab a Redmi 3S Prime as soon as the open sale debuts and looking for more details on the smartphone, here is a list of 10 reasons that will make it clear on why you should and shouldn't buy the Xiaomi phone.
Elegant and lightweight metallic unibody design
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime features an all metal unibody design that looks pretty elegant and premium. Considering the pricing of the smartphone, such a premium design is definitely a rarity.
Security is assured with a fingerprint scanner
The presence of a fingerprint scanner at the back of the smartphone makes the Redmi 3S Prime a secure one. The fingerprint scanner will keep the sensitive data stored in the phone secured as it can be unlocked only after proper authentication.
Camera optics are impressive
There is a 13 MP main snapper on the Redmi 3S Prime with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5 MP front-facer as well for clicking selfies. The camera in the Xiaomi phone seem to be impressive for a sub-Rs 10,000 priced smartphone when we had our hands-on on the device.
Employs decent hardware aspects
The Redmi 3S Prime comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor that is teamed up with 32 GB of internal storage capacity and 3 GB of RAM for efficient processing and multitasking.
There's a capacious battery under the hood
The Redmi 3S Prime has a huge 4,100 mAh battery operating under its hood. The smartphone runs on the MIUI platform that is optimized to render a good battery life. Moreover, there are display modes that will also save the battery considerably.
Use it as a universal remote
The Xiaomi smartphone comes with an infrared sensor that lets it to be used as a universal remote whenever there is a requirement.
It lacks a dedicated micro SD card slot
The Redmi 3S Prime supports two SIM cards and expandable storage up to 128 GB. But, the device comes with a Hybrid dual-SIM card slot that doubles as both the second SIM card slot and the micro SD card slot. So, you cannot get to use two SIM cards and expandable storage simultaneously.
No 4K video shooting ability
The Redmi 3S Prime's main camera does a decent job, but it comes only with 1080p or FHD video recording and not 4K video recording.
Redmi 3S Prime doesn't have any protection
The smartphone looks good and premium, but it misses out on the Corning Gorilla Glass or Aashi Dragontrail Glass that will provide protection to the screen in the case of accidental drops.
It features a non-removable battery
The premium metallic unibody design comes at a cost. We say this as the back panel of the Redmi 3S Prime cannot be removed and it results in a non-removable battery.