Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Price and Specs Review

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Xiaomi’s Sub-brand; Redmi recently unveiled a new smartphone under the name Redmi Y3 in India. The device was introduced alongside another Redmi device – Redmi 7 – which also has some similarities to the Redmi Y3. The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 comes 6.26-inch HD+ display with a notch, a Snapdragon 632 Chipset, a dual camera setup, 4,000mAh battery capacity with a 10W fast battery charging and runs an old MIUI 9 which is based on a recent Android 9.0 Pie. Its highlight is the 32MP selfie camera – the highest ever on a Xiaomi device.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Plus Key Specs

  • 6.26-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 Pixels
  • Android 9.0 Pie, 3GB/4GB Of RAM
  • Snapdragon 632, Octa-core 1.8GHz
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage
  • 12MP + 2MP rear camera and 32MP selfie camera
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Design And Display

The Redmi Y3 sports a 6.26-inch HD+ display with the front-facing camera taking a chunk of the display in form of a notch. Aspect ratio stands at 19:9 with a chin down below. We have a dual rear camera, an LED flash and a fingerprint sensor for biometric verifications at the back of the device.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 image

A Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the device’s display from scratches. Elegant Blue, Bold Red and Prime Black are the available colour options for the Redmi Y3. It also weighs 180grams, measures 8.5mm thick and has a dual SIM card slot as well a dedicated MicroSD card slot for additional storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Camera Review

The 32MP selfie snapper is perhaps the highlight of this device as it is currently the first and only Xiaomi smartphone to house a 32MP front-facing camera. The camera has an f/2.2 aperture with HDR and can shoot videos 1080p videos at 30fps. The dual rear camera setup consists of a main 12MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture and PDAF accompanied by a secondary 2MP depth sensor camera. It can also shoot 1080p videos at both 30fps and 60fps with gyro-EIS. It also has an LED flash, Panorama and HDR.

Hardware and Software

Just like the Redmi 7, the Redmi Y3 uses a Snapdragon 632 from Qualcomm. The Chipset has an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz paired with an Adreno 506 GPU for games and graphics. It has either 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of storage respectively. Thanks to the dedicated MicroSD card slot, additional storage can be added to the device. Redmi Y3 runs MIUI 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Hopefully, it will get an update to the latest Xiaomi Android Skin – MIUI 10.

Battery & Network Connectivity

Redmi Y3 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery capacity with a 10W fast charging through its USB Type-C which also supports USB On The Go. It also has 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Infrared Port, FM Radio and a 3.5mm jack.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Price and Availability

Redmi Y3 will go on sale in India starting April 30 on Xiaomi’s website and other online shopping stores. The 3GB/32GB configuration has an INR9,999 ($145) price tag while the roomier 4GB/64GB goes for INR11,999 ($170). No word from Xiaomi yet if this model will be available in Nigeria yet

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Full Specifications

Design

  • Dimension: 158.7 x 75.6 x 8.5mm
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • Size: 6.26-inch
  • Screen Resolution: 19:9, 720 x 1520 pixels, 269ppi
  • Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 9
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Octa-core 1.8GHz
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB (dedicated slot)

Camera

  • Primary: 12MP + 2MP with f/2.2 – LED flash, HDR, Panorama
  • Secondary: 32MP with f/2.2 – HDR

Network and Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi direct, hotspot
  • Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB: Yes, Type-C
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • NFC: N/A
  • GPS: Yes
  • Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

Battery

  • Capacity: 4,000mAh Removable
  • Type: Li-Po
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 10W (5V/2A)
  • OTG Support: Yes

Price and Availability

Recommended Retail Price: $140 – $170
Availability: Coming Soon

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