Xiaomi Redmi 3s for Rs.20000: Worth your money?


Vastal Impex Pvt. Ltd, the official distributor of Xiaomi products in Nepal, has just announced the Xiaomi Redmi 3s in Nepali market. The phone is a mid-ranger and competes with the likes of Samsung Galaxy J2, J7 and also phones like Gionee F103 Pro and the Lenovo K3 Note.xiaomi-redmi-3s-priced-20000-worth-your-moneyIf you already didn’t know, the phone has 2 variants. One with 3GB of RAM and for the Nepali market Vastal Impex has only brought the 2 GB RAM model with fingerprint scanner at a relatively high price of Rs. 19,999 whereas the device is priced at just ₹6,999 in India. On the bright side, the company is also providing a free MI Band to the buyers of the Redmi 3s (the price is still high though).

Talking about the handset itself, the phone has a unibody metal build which feels premium in the hands. The phone sports a 5 inch 720p screen.  It is powered by a 1.1 GHz Octa core Snapdragon 430 chipset and has, like mentioned above, 2 gigabytes of RAM.  The phone has 16GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 128 GB through the hybrid SIM card slot. That being said, the phone is obviously a dual SIM phone and supports 4G (a feature that Nepali consumers might be able to enjoy very soon).  The phone runs on MIUI 7 which runs on top of Android 6.0.1 with a lot of future updates promised.

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Fingerprint scanner at the back!

The device also has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera.  The phone also has basic connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth and also has an IR blaster but lacks NFC. The device also supports USB OTG connectivity. Powering the handset is a humongous non-removable 4100 mAh battery which can power this device for a whole day with no problems provided the phone sports a 720p screen.  Other basic features like GPS and FM radio are also available here. The phone also has a gyroscope, which means you can enjoy Virtual Reality on this device.

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The device itself is not very bad. It’s a good phone with awesome build quality and being a Xiaomi phone, we don’t have to worry about any software issues. If you are new in the Xiaomi atmosphere, the MIUI may seem a little weird at first but it gets better by time. The only real issue here is the price. There are much better smartphones in the market at this price point. With Xiaomi not even having many service centers in the country, the price is not justifiable. We would rather recommend our readers to go with more trusted brands like Gionee and Samsung but if you want to get in on the Xiaomi experience and don’t care much about the high price, this device is worth getting.

The device is available at the retailers all around Nepal with some discount on the Rs.19,999 price tag. As always thanks for reading this post. Stay tuned here and do follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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