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Redmi Y3 is in for review, and we put it through its paces to see if it can hold up against the competition. The Redmi series has been immensely popular for Xiaomi, so much so that the company is now positioning ‘Redmi' as a sub-brand, similar to the way it introduced its Poco sub-brand for enthusiasts. The company recently launched the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 (Review) smartphones in India as replacements for the Redmi Y2 (Review) and Redmi 6 (Review) respectively. Xiaomi introduced the Y-series a couple of years ago targeted at the youth and selfie lovers, and the latest iteration boasts of a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which seems quite impressive for a phone that costs Rs. 9,999. However, the Redmi Y3 does have a more immediate problem to deal with first. You see, its base price is exactly the same as that of Xiaomi's own Redmi Note 7 (Review) and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (Review) — two phones that offer vastly superior specifications compared to the Redmi Y3.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 smartphone was launched in April 2019. The phone comes with a 6.26-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi Y3 on the rear packs a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a pixel size of 1.25-micron and a second 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. It sports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 runs MIUI 10.2 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi Y3 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, Infrared, USB OTG, Micro-USB, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, compass/ magnetometer, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 supports face unlock.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 measures 158.73 x 75.58 x 8.47mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 180.00 grams. It was launched in Prime Black, Bold Red, and Elegant Blue colours.
As of 18th August 2019, Xiaomi Redmi Y3 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Elegant Blue, 3GB RAM, 32GB)||₹ 8,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Bold Red, 3GB RAM, 32GB)||₹ 8,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Prime Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB)||₹ 8,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Elegant Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB)||₹ 11,850|
|Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Prime Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB)||₹ 11,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Bold Red, 4GB RAM, 64GB)||₹ 11,999|
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 price in India starts from ₹ 8,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is ₹ 8,999 at Amazon.
|Release date||April 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.73 x 75.58 x 8.47|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Colours||Prime Black, Bold Red, Elegant Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.26|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 2-megapixel|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus|
|Rear flash||Dual LED|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|