This phone is great for those who want an endurance phone which can long last more than a day, or for those who love playing games for a long time. (online games, perhaps)
Other than that, this phone is just average.
The sound recording quality of this phone is terrible, I have to flash some script thanks to the people in xda to fix this problem.
I got the 2/16 version which really limits your option to installing apps since it only gives you around 10 gb free space (you can't move your apps to sd card), and really poor multitasking performance (thanks MIUI)
Review based on my experience for a year using this phone
My redmi 3s hangs a lot may be just after 30 seconds, I have to press power button and again it works for some time. Even I have reset it and wipe out all the data but still facing same problem,,, really fed up with this situation.... What to do. Hope for positive replies
Great phone! I have it for a long time now and EVERYTHING works flawlesly. Great price/characteristics ratio ..
Problems with network. It looks I have very good signal, but my number is unavailable.
i ve this phone i advised to all of you that don't trust on china production .i have wasted my money to bought this stupid phone
Saeedhu , 30 Jul 2017Useless phone, don't waste your money. MIUI 9 was launched on 26 July 2017, but only some Chin... moreMIUI 9 is out 26 July 2017. Only chines version are getting the updates. I recommend not to buy any Chinese phones. I am having redmi 3s and the speakers are horrible. Can't hear anything. I feel sorry for wasting money.
divine, 06 Jul 2017 am using this phone last nigth suddenly my phone become hanged. Only MI logo is showing on th... moreConnect it to the charger . Sometimes it can help to reset the phone just like the old cellphones when you unplug the battery
KevinC, 15 Jul 2017Yes. I update mine and its fine so far. Only bug that it happens to me its bad video recording... moreUseless phone, don't waste your money. MIUI 9 was launched on 26 July 2017, but only some Chinese Xiaomi phones are getting the updates. International versions have to wait for five or six months.
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2017Hi i am confusing Redmi 3s have finger print??No
If you are using Groupme don't buy this phone. In the current MIUI 188.8.131.52 it simply doesn't work.
For non MIUI comms apps such as whatsapp, gmail etc please read the following article and comments as it will fix many of your problems:
One thing it doesn't fix is that on the app icon for whatsapp I used to get a number which says how many unread messages I had. Now it doesn't appear there. Also status bar notifications largely don't work unless it is a native MIUI app. You will still get pull down status messages though.
If you buy an MIUI phone which doesn't access a large addon memory microsd card then there may be an issue with MIUI less than the one mentioned above. Certainly for versions 7 and under. The larger memory cards use a format called exFAT which is not handled by versions of MIUI prior to one of the versions 8. The 184.108.40.206 version does work with the exFAT sdcard I bought for this phone. My phone came with MIUI 7 and didn't read the external card until I updated (note update takes more than one hour so be patient).
This is true for all MIUI/Xiaomi phones as far as I can tell.
I hope this saves heartache
After connecting to my car multi media,the phone book does not appear.Has anybody the same problem ,and what can I do?
divine, 06 Jul 2017 am using this phone last nigth suddenly my phone become hanged. Only MI logo is showing on th... moreYou hav to long press power and volume up button untill recovery mode appears then reboot normally
User, 08 Jul 2017Any buddy facing low volume from Incall speaker especially after upgrading the device to mini ... moreBro you have to change the speaker or mike of your mobile ok speaker will be purchase for 200 rupies for mi mobiles