dashing.sujay

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Priced at 6,999 INR and 8,999 INR. Spot on IMO.

I was so excited for it. So who all are getting it?


I'm buying it in first sale, along with my friend; the prime version.

I bought Redmi 1S in first sale on 1st sept 2014, and it has served me well for 2 yrs with first problem occurred a week back that too because of my heavy usage. My friend's 1S is still going strong.
 

Nerevarine

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There is really no need to buy the 3S Prime, the RN3 16 GB version has 1 GB less RAM, and 16 GB less storage, but a much superior processor and 1080p display.
Even RAM wont matter in normal usage, but that display is definitely worth the upgrade.. You can always buy a SD Card and put it in to get 16 GB storage

The +ves of 3S prime is the size (5 inch is great) and comes with 6.0 marshmallow..
If you wanna go for the base 3S model, its a nice buy at 7k
 

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I would have bought it but got a Asus phone already last month and I'm not a very big fan of Hybrid sim slot. I need two sims and memory card. Also I don't like the idea of non removable battery very much.
 
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There is really no need to buy the 3S Prime, the RN3 16 GB version has 1 GB less RAM, and 16 GB less storage, but a much superior processor and 1080p display.
Even RAM wont matter in normal usage, but that display is definitely worth the upgrade.. You can always buy a SD Card and put it in to get 16 GB storage

The +ves of 3S prime is the size (5 inch is great) and comes with 6.0 marshmallow..
If you wanna go for the base 3S model, its a nice buy at 7k

Size is the only factor for me otherwise yes, RN3 would have been a more sensible choice. But the former is also having a much better battery back up which is yet another reason to go for it. I really don't require more powerful CPU but would miss the display, nevertheless.

I would have bought it but got a Asus phone already last month and I'm not a very big fan of Hybrid sim slot. I need two sims and memory card. Also I don't like the idea of non removable battery very much.

Dual SIM is also a pre-requisite for me but 32GB will mitigate the absence of a memory card because I use only a 8 GB mem card currently. Non-removable battery doesn't matters for me as long as I get good back up.
 

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Redmi 3S looks to be an amazing VFM phone.The base model at 7k is a great deal as i don't care about fingerprint sensor and extra storage.Best thing is 4100 mah battery.For me its battery life above all else that's why i'm so interested in this phone.
But there are a few things im concerned about.
1.How long will Xiomi provide official software support and updates? Will it get Android 7.0?
2.How is the quality of after sales service?
I've been considering Lumia 550 as the price has dropped to around 6k.Also Redmi 4 has already been leaked so wait for that instead?
Leaked images of Xiaomi Redmi 4 suggest fingerprint sensor, metal body | Digit.i
 

Nerevarine

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1.How long will Xiomi provide official software support and updates? Will it get Android 7.0?

Im dissapointed with official software updates, RN3 is still running stock 5.1, with no 6.0 update in sights.. the upcoming MIUI 8 is just a reskin of the 5.1 firmware with added benefits like dual apps etc..
Fortunately, the official cyanogenmod development has started for RN3, which should also be the case for R3S
 
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Redmi 3S looks to be an amazing VFM phone.The base model at 7k is a great deal as i don't care about fingerprint sensor and extra storage.Best thing is 4100 mah battery.For me its battery life above all else that's why i'm so interested in this phone.
But there are a few things im concerned about.
1.How long will Xiomi provide official software support and updates? Will it get Android 7.0?
2.How is the quality of after sales service?
I've been considering Lumia 550 as the price has dropped to around 6k.Also Redmi 4 has already been leaked so wait for that instead?
Leaked images of Xiaomi Redmi 4 suggest fingerprint sensor, metal body | Digit.i

1) 99% no but Xiaomi does give incremental updates and improvements pertaining to MiUI. And those improvements are for real, not just UI or gibberish. They also give you latest Android Security patch which matters most. You can't really expect best specifications and then a major upgrade to the next major upgrade of Android in such budget. Tell me which other company does that.

2) Very bad. It used to be ok but in recent times, the availability of parts has gone down the drain. Any small part replacement will take at least 45 days. I submitted my headphones a week ago and I was told that I'd get the replacement in 2 months in "best case", otherwise 3-4 months may also take. They say that parts are not arriving from Xiaomi.

Even after such bad ASS, I'd still go for it. Just because no other phone can fulfill my needs. It is not only about the specification I'm going after. I've used Redmi 1S since it arrived in India. It really has evolved into a mature phone. Hardware wise, only the 3.5mm jack was of inferior quality, otherwise everything is very good and really durable. 2 yrs and still going strong.
 

mohit9206

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Xiomi is launching new model after another way too fast.Redmi 3S just launched and already Redmi 4 is leaked with rumored launch next month.Helio X20,curved display,twin front speakers,etc.Can't really buy 3S knowing next one is just around the corner.
 
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Xiomi is launching new model after another way too fast.Redmi 3S just launched and already Redmi 4 is leaked with rumored launch next month.Helio X20,curved display,twin front speakers,etc.Can't really buy 3S knowing next one is just around the corner.

First of all Xiaomi isn't going to launch Mediatek in India. And even if it plans to, do you really think it is going to launch Redmi 4 so soon ? Redmi 3S was launched after 3 Redmi 3 variants were launched in China. And till then Xiaomi was able to phase out it's Redmi 2 stocks in India.
 

Charley

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1. It show 12 pm, 9 th Aug. Does it mean it will be available till end of day or a flash sale at 12 pm?

2. Are the speakers in front near display or back?

Q: When and where can I buy Redmi 3S?
A: The Redmi 3S Prime will go on sale at 12 noon on 9th Aug 2016 on Mi Store (mi.com) and Flipkart. Subsequent sales will be on Wednesdays at 12 noon (17th Aug 2016 onwards) and both Redmi 3S, as well as Redmi 3S Prime, will be available.
 
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I am sure it will be a good device. But I wonder what made you choose this one over the Redmi Note 3?

Size. The single most important factor. Battery will be additional advantage for me.

However, over time I have realised that a person gets used to the large size. There was a time when 4.5" was my limit. 135mm body length is the sweet spot for me but sadly the manufacturers these days produce devices with very bad screen to body ratio. Xperia ZL, a 5" device is just 131.6mm. Now a days, you won't even find a 4.5" device in that size. Even the so called mini phones are abruptly sized.
 

mohit9206

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Size. The single most important factor. Battery will be additional advantage for me.

However, over time I have realised that a person gets used to the large size. There was a time when 4.5" was my limit. 135mm body length is the sweet spot for me but sadly the manufacturers these days produce devices with very bad screen to body ratio. Xperia ZL, a 5" device is just 131.6mm. Now a days, you won't even find a 4.5" device in that size. Even the so called mini phones are abruptly sized.
Yeah this is my main problem. My Moto E 1st gen is 125mm tall and 64mm wide and even after almost 2 yrs i still haven't completely gotten used to the size.
Cannot imagine getting used to 139mm Redmi 3S. If only they didn't stop making small phones. Funny 5 inch phones are considered compact these days, they're too damn big for me!
 
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