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The Redmi Y3, that launched alongside the Redmi 7, is meant to be a delight for selfie enthusiasts. But is it a phone you should buy for 10K? Or should you rather look for alternatives? We will discuss our experience and answer all such questions in the following Redmi Y3 review.
Redmi Y3 Price and Specs
Model: Redmi Y3
Display: 6.26 inches, 1520×720 resolution, Dot Notch IPS LCD, 19:9 aspect ratio
Processor: 14nm 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506
RAM: 3GB/ 4GB
Internal Storage: 32GB/ 64GB, Dedicated MicroSD card slot
Software: MIUI 10 (Android Pie)
Rear Camera: 12MP + 2MP
Front Camera: 32MP
Battery: 4000mAh, 10W charger
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Unboxing: What’s in the box
The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 comes in the regular box packaging. Here’s everything that Xiaomi includes inside the box:
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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Review: Design and Build quality
Xiaomi recently switched to a new design with the Redmi Note 7 Pro series, and as we’d expected the same Auro design now extends to the Y3 (and to the Redmi 7).
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The Redmi Y3 sports a display with a tiny U-shaped dot notch at the top housing its biggest highlight, the selfie camera, and the earpiece. There are thin bezels on side edges and a sizable chin at the bottom with notification light. Although the display is taller than the Redmi Y2, the newcomer is still more compact and offers a better in-hand feel.
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Also on the rear are dual cameras arranged vertically at the top left corner. The fingerprint sensor at the center is accessible and Redmi by Xiaomi branding also finds a place close to the bottom.
Like the Note 7-series, the Redmi Y3 is splash resistant. And unlike the Note 7-series, Y3 comes with a dedicated card slot and has a regular micro USB port (No Type-C). As for the built quality, we have noticed that it’s a bit too prone to scratches. The rear panel picks up scuff marks even with regular wiping. We recommend you use the bundled TPU case as soon as you take the phone out of the box.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Review: Display
The Redmi Y3 features a 6.26-inch (19:9) HD+ IPS screen. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 that costs the same as a much sharper FHD+ display.
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The color temperature of the screen is slightly on the cooler side, but there’s an option to adjust the color temperature and contrast to one’s specific taste. Xiaomi has also added a TUV certified reading mode which is lighter on eyes. The Y3 screen is sufficiently bright for indoor use, but under harsh sunlight, even 100 percent brightness falls short.
The screen has Gorilla Glass 5 protection as well. Overall, the display seems good enough, the one on the Note 7 is better.Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Review: Performance and software
For the Redmi Y3, Xiaomi has sided with less-than-a-year-old Snapdragon 632 octa-core chipset that is built on the 14nm process technology. The chipset features custom Kyro 250 cores and Cortex-A53 cores. The Redmi Y3 is offered in two combinations – 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage – each with a dedicated card slot.
On the software front, it runs MIUI 10 which is based on Android Pie and is ridden with ads. If you have used a Xiaomi phone before, you will find yourself on familiar grounds. By default, all apps icons are stacked on the home screen. While fiddling with the phone, we noticed bloatware, however, users are allowed to uninstall many of these preloaded apps.
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