Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 10,999 onwards

launchApr, 2019

34.6

excellence score

83.8

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 10 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Striking back panel design, with some beautiful color plays
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Splash resistant P2i nano coating
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back works well
  • Face recognition works well too (though it isn't as quick as the solution offered by Realme)
  • A bit bulky and chunky at 180g weight and 8.47mm thickness
  • The glossy finish on the back and sides means, of course, means that it does attract fingerprints and smudges very easily

Display

  • Nice, modern, dewdrop notch display - the colours and viewing angles are decent, and sunlight legibility is good too
  • Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch protection

Software

  • MIUI is one of the more refined Android UIs and packs many customization options, as well as support for navigation gestures
  • Ads and pre-installed bloatware continues to be an issue though (while ads can be disabled but the process is complicated and not many people are likely to end up following it)

Performance

  • Decent performance backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC - day to day performance is smooth and switching between apps is quick - gaming performance is decent too, as long as you stick to casual titles
  • Overall performance isn’t very competitive though for this price bracket, which now has many phones with better SoCs

Camera

  • The highlight of the Redmi Y3 is, of course, it's 32MP selfie camera, which, on the whole, does very well, and gives the best selfie camera for this price bracket
  • Xiaomi has smartly used a 4-in-1 oversampling technique that saves an 8-megapixel image by default (you can, however, shoot using the full 32-megapixel resolution using a toggle in the viewfinder)
  • The selfies come our pretty sharp as expected, but the real difference shows up in low-light selfie photography, where the Redmi Y3 captures more details - and in pitch darkness too, the powerful flash of the Redmi Y3 is significantly better than the competition
  • There are also selfie-centric features like Palm Shutter, which counts down to release the shutter when it detects your palm; and Group Selfie, which takes multiple photos and combines them to try to create a frame in which everyone looks good
  • Decent dual rear camera setup too (though low light performance is just average)

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - you will easily manage a day and a half (and up to 2 days for lighter usage)

Verdict

  • The Redmi Y3 is a solid option if you find yourself obsessively taking pictures of yourself for Instagram throughout the day - and need the best budget selfie camera - and care less about gaming performance, or having a sharp display
  • On the other hand, if you are looking for better all-rounder phones, you should consider the Redmi Note 7 or Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 - both phones have better displays, more powerful processors, and slightly better rear cameras

Expert Reviews

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  1. Many of the other options you could buy at this price offer more powerful specifications, but you might still prefer the Redmi Y3 just for its selfie camera
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Strictly for those who need a good selfie camera and dedicated SIM slots...otherwise go for the Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Note 7S
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A well-rounded package...But consider it only if you are more into selfies
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A robust budget smartphone for your selfie needs
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A no-brainer if you're looking for a device with an impressive selfie camera...but if selfie clicking is not the thing for you, then there are better options
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you are looking for a phone with the best possible selfie camera in this price bracket, go for the Redmi Y3
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Bang for your buck
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. digit.in hands-on Read Review »
  10. indianexpress.com hands-on Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.26 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Sunlight Mode
  • Reading mode
  • Color temperature adjustment
  • Standard mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632Ranked #39 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Battery Talktime52.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Video Recording Time: upto 6 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: upto 10 hrs
  • Gaming Time: upto 9 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: upto 41 hrs
Dimensions
Weight180 gm
Thickness8.47 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: 1.25um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture
  • Low light enhancement
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Portrait mode
  • Face recognition
  • AI Beautify 4.0
  • AI Scene detection
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.25 Aperture
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • AI Beautify 4.0
  • Portrait mode
  • Palm shutter
  • HDR
  • Screen flash
  • Selfie timer
  • Face recognition
  • EIS
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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