The Chinese handset maker, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in Indian handset market and blew away the competition. Recently, the brand launched a new device called Redmi 3 in China, which it has denied that will not be launched in India. However, now the handset maker is bringing the next generation of Xiaomi Redmi 3S to the country. This device is scheduled to be launched in India soon and cannot see the logic to launch it when there already is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. However, here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are looking for it.
Why Should You buy?
Magnesium alloy unibody: This is the first handset from the Chinese brand that comes with the metal body under INR 8,000. Xiaomi has launched the handset with the Magnesium alloy metal body, which feels quite good in one's hand.
Fingerprint scanner: This is also one of the fewer handsets in this price category that comes with the fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. The presence of this scanner makes it a must have device as it is a futureproof handset.
Why Should You Not buy?
Almost identical to Redmi Note 3: This handset is almost identical to the Redmi Note 3, which is available for a slight stretch in the budget. If you can increase your budget abit, it would get you a 16 Megapixels camera, bigger battery as well as display.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus: When it comes to the alternatives of this device, Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is the first device that comes to the mind. This handset matches Redmi 3S spec by spec except for the faster processor. A must have alternative if somehow you find yourself not liking the device.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 16 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 10 GB of space is available to the user. The supported apps on this handset can be easily moved to the SD card from the settings option.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Redmi 3S comes with USB OTG feature.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, unfortunately the handset comes with dual LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in Redmi 3S support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – No, this smartphone cannot record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 1080p
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with an Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, which makes for a good user experience.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card