Xiaomi has been on a marathon this year, releasing numerous different types of products one after another.
The Redmi Y3 was announced earlier this month and is out in India already. The affordable price tag on the phone does not come as a surprise to anyone.
Design and Display
In the front, you get a 6.3″ IPS LCD display with an HD+ screen resolution with a teardrop notch at the top. Such is the norm for phones usually in the mid-ranger budget smartphone category, especially in the Chinese market.
Redmi Y3 comes with a gradient colored polycarbonate chassis with P2i nano-coating for splash resistance. Keep in mind not to confuse splash resistance with water resistance as being submerged into water will kill your phone.
Internals and Storage
Internal specifications include a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor over the Snapdragon 632 chipset and 4GB RAM. If the 64 gigs of storage are not suitable for you, you also get the option of installing a microSD card into the hybrid SIM slot.
The OS you get with the phone is Android Pie with the MIUI 9 skin on top.
The phone is built to take the best selfies with a 32MP front-facing camera in the notch. The selfie camera is assisted with many features including AI Portrait Selfie, 80-degree group selfies, auto HDR, shake-free selfies with palm shutter and full HD video capturing for video calls.
The cameras at the back are capable of recording full HD videos at both 30 and 60 fps. The primary camera is 12MP with an f/2.2 aperture and the other 2MP shooter adds “depth” to your photos.
Battery and Pricing
With the Redmi Y3, you get both a big 4000mAh battery and fast charging to go along with it.
The current price of the 32GB variant is $143 and the 64GB one costs $172. It will go out on sale from April 30.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 specifications
- CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Chipset: Snapdragon 632
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 9
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- 6.3-inch IPS LCD, HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), (~269 ppi density), dew drop notch
- RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
- Internal: 32 GB / 64 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 512 GB
- Primary (dual): 12 MP f/2.2 + 2 MP
- Secondary: 32MP
- Connectivity: LTE, MicroUSB 2.0 Type C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 4000 mAh, Fast charging
- Price: $143 (3GB / 32GB), $172 (4GB / 64GB)