First impressions of Xiaomi Redmi 3s

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This is my last a terminus from AliExpress, Xiaomi Redmi 3s is a really nice budget smartphone in AliExpress ever. Redmi3s has many funcions in 120 USD price, and it is definitely better than any similar priced budget smatphones in China.


5″ sized screen is resoultion as HD ( 720×1280 ) and it runs well almost games in Google Play Store. Front and back cameras really better than any minor branded Chinese things. Now I have decision to no more minor brands such as Oukitel, Blackview, Doogee, Cubot, Vernee and whatever it is.

GPU, Adreono 505 is simply better than any MALi series. I can play any games really well in high performanced rendering rate. Qualcomm 430 CPU is enough to doing whatever I do – I am convinced of performance is better than MT6753, 8 cores of Junk.


Redmi 3s is differ with Redmi 3 in some more functions: Metal alloy body and fingerprint scanner on back. Specially fingerprint scanner is really nice like my iPhone6s, it unlock phone so easily under 1 second. But bottom-bak box speaker not so like iPhone, just similar tincan sound like any other Chinese smartphones. But I can accept this lacks be considered with this price.


Redmi3 not supports NFC, maybe reason metal alloyed back is made impossible to use NFC, but I don’t care because I never used NFC in my life – specially South Korea not allowed to use it for real life, just a function of geek’s plaything.

IrDA makes Redmi3 as a  remote controller as like my TV and Settop Box.


I can use my micro SIM with 64GB sdcard to extend storage but not possible to combine external sdcard as internal storage, maybe it is reason of Xiaomi Pro models to don’t extend main storage capacity. SIM tray is not fully made with metal, plastic and metal covercombined and it seems weak, so I need put SIM and sdcard softly, it must be seems to cause of production cost down, little bit disappointed.

Whole average quality is nice, maybe top class of among in similar priced budgets. MIUI8 has some bugs but hope it could be better than now with OTA in the future.

My conclusion is “Buy Xiaomi Redmi 3s instead buying similar priced wastes”.