Hello Mobilistas, there’s excitement in the air!! The Xiaomi Redmi 3S is here !! Awesome piece of technology, I call it. Recall sometime ago, we published an ongoing deal for this phone. Some days later, Phonearena published a list of phones with the best battery life for 2016. This phone came up 3rd, and we thought to snap it up. Here’s our unboxing and first impressions review.
To be honest with you, there’s nothing special in this phones’ box. It’s very small with no extra spaces. On top lies the phone, under it is a set of (Chinese written) manuals carrying the SIM pin. Underneath that, you find the USB cable and a 5V/2A flat pin charger. The supplier was kind enough to add a round pin adapter for me.
The Front and Back
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S has a very sleek metal body that bodes well with the unibody design. You can see the sensors at the top, flanked closely by the speakers and the 5 MP selfie camera. There is no front facing flash here. At the bottom end are the navigation buttons, and slightly under the home button lies a multi-colored notification light.
Behind this phone, you see the 13 MP lens at the top left side with the LED flash close beside it. The centrally placed circular ring is a finger print scanner, while the bottom part carries the speakers.
On the left side, you find the ejectable SIM tray (see red circle). Here you can choose either a Micro SIM and a Nano SIM, or a Micro SIM and micro SD card. On the other side, you find the power button and volume rockers.
On top of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S, you see a microphone, an Infrared sensor (circled red), and the 3.5 mm headphone jack. On the bottom part is just the USB v2.0 port, and another microphone.
So far, so good. The experience has been great. The phone is fast and fluid. I also love the 5-inch form factor that fits well into my hands. You can see the full specs sheet HERE. Expect our full review soonest.