Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Launched- Gimmick and Boring?


While Xiaomi has always been known for true value for money smartphones, their Redmi Y series was just a huge disappointment every time and Redmi Y3 is no exception!

Key Features

  • 32-Megapixel Selfie Camera
  • Aura Prism Design
  • P2i Nano Coating


The all-new Redmi Y3 comes with Snapdragon 632 coupled with 3GB of Ram and 32GB of Internal Storage for the base variant while the top variant comes with 4GB of Ram and 64GB of Internal Storage.

Adreno 506 is the GPU here which is the same from Snapdragon 625 used by Xiaomi in Redmi Y2, Note 5, Mi A1, Redmi Note 4, etc.

To give you an idea, Redmi Note 4 was launched in January 2017. And Now we are living in May 2019!

The device will be running on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.

And All of this is Powered by a 4000mAh battery.

Snapdragon 632

Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 is a 64-Bit Octa-Core processor with Kryo 250 Cores which can be clocked up to 1.8Ghz and built on 14nm FinFet process technology.

We won’t be talking much about it as we aren’t interested in Snapdragon 632 for the price it is being offered at.

However, it comes with Adreno 506 GPU which is outdated for the standards of 2019 of this price segment.

You won’t be able to enjoy PUBG at good frame rates.

Redmi Y3
Redmi Y3


Redmi Y3 features a 6.26-inch HD+ 19:9 IPS LCD Display with a Pixel Density of 269 PPI protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Now there is a Dot Notch with a 32-Megapixel Front Camera inside it.

Whereas on the back, it comes with a Vertical Dual Camera setup, Fingerprint sensor and Aura Prism design which looks like glass but Completely Plastic.

Unlike the Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Skips the USB Type-C with Redmi Y3.

Camera Department

The Vertical Dual Camera setup at the back comprises of a 12-Megapixel Shooter with an aperture of f/2.2 and another 2-Megapixel Shooter for Depth Sensing.

Talking about the highlight of Redmi y3, the 32-Megapixel Camera on the front has an aperture of f/2.2 with just 0.8µm Pixel Size.

Now the sensor used for the front camera is a Samsung GD1 ISOCELL sensor which was also by Vivo for their Vivo V15 Pro.

Though, Xiaomi offers an 8-Megapixel Mode by default which manages to get a pixel size of 1.6µm with the process of Pixel Binnig.

Xiaomi also claims to have EIS enabled for Video Recording from the front camera which seems to work fine.

Redmi Y3 Back Panel
Redmi Y3 Back Panel by Techweez

Market Competition

For the price of ₹9,999 for the base variant and ₹11,999 for the Top Variant, Xiaomi Redmi Y3 doesn’t make sense at all. It Competes with Redmi’s Own better phones like Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro.

There are way too better phones available in the market for selfie lovers like Realme U1.

Here is Why You Should Skip the Redmi Y3

  1. Poor Resolution HD+ Display
  2. Under Powered Processor
  3. OverPriced

Our Opinions

So yes, The Redmi Y3 is just Boring and Gimmick by Xiaomi.

Now thats a big statement but True.

According to us, You should consider Realme U1 if you are looking for a Selfie Phone which offers a far better processor and a better display at the same Price.

Not only that, But Because of Helio P70 Processor on Realme U1 ensure Great PUBG gameplay without any lag.

Don’t go with Megapixel Count, Go with Realme U1.

So what do you think about Redmi Y3?

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