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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Review

Last Updated on May 6,2019 Published on 2019-05-06 09:11:09 By: Sajid Ayaz Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is awesome for its look. The handset is impressive under the economy line. It is a selfie-centric phone winning the hearts of Redmi fans with a 32MP front shooter. So, let’s see what cons we have to bear to adopt Redmi Y3.

 

Release Date and Price

Xiaomi smartphone has launched in April 2019. The handset is currently on sale in India through Flipkart. Redmi Y3 Price is only $140 for the standard 3GB RAM variant. The other 4GB RAM model is available for $180.

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Body and Design

Design wise, Redmi Y3 is beautiful and eye-catching, a minimal U-shaped selfie notch instead of ugly bar type, full view display, 19:9 viewing aspect, and 80% screen-to-body ratio. Measuring 158.7x75.6x8.5 mm dimensions and weighing in at 180 grams.

Because of the Glass cover, the handset is slight slippery while the Plastic Body can smash quickly after a fall down. But these are minor cracks and you can solve them with a case in accessories.

Although not receive IP6X rating, the Redmi Y3 sealed tightly and protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, it can, therefore, handle few water drops or splashes. There is a Dual Rear Camera setup along with a Fingerprint Sensor, a power and two-volume keys on the right frame and a Dual SIM tray on the left side frame, a 3.5 mm jack, grilles for speaker and a micro USB port at the bottom, luckily, Type C along with the reversible connector 2.0. New Independent Redmi avoided availing NFC so face payment in case of transaction issues when occasionally migrating happened or visiting other countries.

Fingerprint Scanner is easier to access on the back, also quite fast and reliable.

 

Display and Software

Redmi Y3 boasts a 6.26inches IPS LCD Display offering you large content for reading, but low 720x1520 pixels resolution and 269 PPI Density. It is sufficiently sharp, and bright for indoors. Display in every the term is fine here except the unsaturated colors around the notch.

The Redmi Y3 offers you to run Android 9.0 (Pie) with the customized MIUI 9, not latest MIUI 10. But experiences tell that the MIUI 9 shows good performance, and offer Quick Toggles, new themes, and further an AI mode. The downside is only missing the shortcut to the settings menu.

 

Performance and Memory

The Redmi Y3 provides smooth performance and allows heavy multitasking. You can Play PUBG and Asphalt Nitro 8 like games easily, thanks to the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 632 chipset, 14nm Octa-core processor of 1.8GHz clock rate, and a separate graphics accelerator, Adreno 506 GPU. The downfall is the 3GB RAM for starting version, but you can get the Redmi Y3 with 4GB if a heavy user.

Let’s take the help of benchmarking scores to show off Y3 competence.

Redmi Y3 achieved 1236 scores for single-core and 4213 scores for multi-core efficiency. And the AnTuTu awarded 103,584 scores for overall CPU performance.

64GB Internal Storage is sufficient for you, but if you feel for memory expansion, insert a micro SD card and let it go up to 512GB.

 

Camera

Redmi Y3 is the desired phone for selfie lovers, as it has a high-res 32-megapixels Front Camera of an f/2.2 aperture and the HDR support for a Full HD+ Video Calls and Selfie capturing. You can create amazing beauty shots, AI images and Bokeh mode for the blurred films and shots. Also get manual settings for the camera, self-timer, exposure control, digital zooming, lighting effects, and others.

Are you a photography lover? Let’s deal with the album with good-looking shots and captures every day in HDR. The Redmi Y3 comes up with Dual Rear Snappers of 12MP (f/2.2) + 2MP. Not Ultra instinct images, an appreciable quality and a good Depth Sensing Details for a fine portrait.

Despite this all, low-light photography becomes aggressive, as Redmi Y3 feels guilty at night time shots.

You may disappoint when you come to Video Recording section. The Redmi Y3 allows you to shoot 1080p standard movies at 30 and 60 fps. But the handset will not offer you to a record 4k videos through the Snapdragon 660 can support it.  Thankfully, there is EIS support at least to enjoy FHD video shooting.

 

Battery Endurance Life

Redmi Y3 houses a non-removable Li-Po 4,000 mAh a battery that gives the life for a full working day. The Xiaomi mobile supports typical 10W fast charging, enough to stock up battery juice within one and half hour.

 

Pros

Attractive Look, Splash Resistant

High-res Selfie Camera

Flawless Performance

Long Life Battery

Cheap Price

 

Cons

Plastic body built

Low-Res Display for outdoors

No NFC

MIUI 9, not latest (though Android Pie)

 

Verdict

Redmi Y3 is a good deal just for $140, amazing 32MP selfie results, a big display, nice look, and long-lasting battery. You can see alternatives too i.e. Realme 2 Pro.

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