Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 budget smartphones were launched together at Xiaomi's launch event in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Xiaomi duo share several similarities in terms of specifications as well as design, and we detail the common features and differences in this article for you to get a better idea of which smartphone is more suitable to your needs, ahead of our in-depth review of the two. Both the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 will go on sale via Amazon India next week, giving you some time to make your decision. Here's a comparison of the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 in terms of price in India, specifications, and design.
The Redmi 7 price in India starts at Rs. 7,999 for the 2GB/ 32GB variant, going up to Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB/ 32GB variant. On the other hand, the Redmi Y3 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB/ 32GB model, going up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB/ 64GB model.
The Redmi 7 will go on sale from April 29 via Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. The Redmi Y3 on the other hand will go on sale from April 30 via the same channels. Both will go on sale via other offline retail channels soon after.
Redmi Y3 launch offers include up to 1,120GB of 4G data from Airtel, while Redmi 7 launch offers include Jio Double Data for up to four years, and up to Rs. 2,400 cashback.
The two phones are nearly identical in terms of design. The biggest difference is this - while the Redmi 7 sports an Auru Smoke gradient finish, the Redmi Y3 sports an Aura Prism gradient finish. Notably though, in both smartphones, the Black colour variant has no gradient finish. The Redmi 7 is available in Comet Blue, Eclipse Black, and Lunar Red colour variants, while the Redmi Y3 is available in Bold Red, Elegant Blue, and Prime Black. Apart from that, both smartphones bear the same dimensions (158.73x75.58x8.47mm), have the same waterdrop-shaped display notch, sport identically placed rear fingerprint sensors, and have the same weight (180 grams).
Both the Redmi smartphones are dual-SIM offerings, featuring Nano-SIM card slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. Both smartphones run MIUI 10-based on Android Pie. The Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 both bear 6.26-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) displays, with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphones also feature the same processor, the octa-core Snapdragon 632 SoC. Here's where some differences come along. While the Redmi 7 features 2GB of RAM on its base model, the Redmi Y3 offers 3GB of RAM. The Redmi 7 also has a 3GB RAM variant as its top-end model, while the Redmi Y3 has a 4GB RAM variant as its top-end model.
The Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 both bear identical dual rear camera setups - a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The dual rear camera setup is coupled with dual-LED flash module, electronic image stabilisation (EIS), and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). It's on the front where another significant difference comes in. As the Redmi Y3 is a selfie-focused smartphone, it features a massive 32-megapixel front camera, while the Redmi 7 only bears an 8-megapixel sensor. While the Redmi Y3 offers EIS, auto HDR, and AI portrait mode on the front camera, the Redmi 7 only offers an AI portrait mode in comparison.
In terms of storage, the Redmi 7 offers 32GB of inbuilt storage on both its SKUs. The Redmi Y3 offers both 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage options. In the case of both smartphones, there is a dedicated microSD card slot support cards with capacities up to 512GB.
Connectivity options on the two smartphones are identical - 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both phones also feature IR blasters. The Redmi 7 has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and a proximity sensor, something that's duplicated on the Redmi Y3 as well.
Do Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 prices in India show that Xiaomi's missed a trick? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
|Overall NDTV Rating|
|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Release date||April 2019||March 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.73 x 75.58 x 8.47||158.73 x 75.58 x 8.47|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000||4000|
|Colours||Prime Black, Bold Red, Elegant Blue||Blue, Red, Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.26||6.26|
|Resolution||720x1520 pixels||720x1520 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||-||269|
|Processor||1.8GHz octa-core||1.8GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||Yes|
|Rear camera||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 2-megapixel||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.29-micron) + 2-megapixel|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Rear flash||Dual LED||Dual LED|
|Front camera||32-megapixel||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Skin||MIUI 10.2||MIUI 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||-||Yes|