In its Redmi lineup of smartphones, Xiaomi dedicates its Y-series of smartphones to the camera-centric audience. The recently launched Redmi Y3 is one of such devices targeted at photography enthusiasts. The major highlight on the device was its 32MP selfie camera. And the good thing is that the device has finally launched in Nepal. In around two weeks of its launch in the Indian market, MI Nepal finally brought the device to Nepal.
Going by the specs, the phone comes with a 6.26-inch IPS display with a tiny notch on the top. And this dot-notch display features HD+ resolution in a 19:9 aspect ratio. With the curvy edges (2.5D curved) on the sides, the phone also comes with Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. The presence of the Gorilla Glass 5 ensures better chances of survival from cracks and scratches during the accidentals falls.
On to imaging part, the phone boasts a dual-cam setup at its back. The rear panel houses a 12MP primary shooter, which comes alongside the 2MP depth sensor. With two cameras in action, the handset is capable of capturing portrait images as well. As mentioned earlier, the phone comes with a 32MP selfie shooter, which also authenticating the faces while unlocking the device via face unlock feature.
Powering the device is Snapdragon 632 chipset, which comes aboard with 3/4GB of RAM. On the storage front, the phone gets 32/64GB of onboard memory with an SD card support for storage expansion. Talking about the software, the phone boots on Android Pie out of the box with MIUI 10 on the top of it. As far as the battery is concerned, a 4000mAh battery handles the business.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Specifications:
- Display: 6.26-inch with 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Resolution: HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels); 19:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 632; 14nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-Core 1.8GHz
- GPU: Adreno 506
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Storage: 32GB/64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
- Rear Camera: Dual Camera setup – (12MP primary camera, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF) + (2MP depth sensor), LED flash
- Front Camera: 32MP, 1/2.8″ sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/2.25 aperture
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: 4000mAh battery with 10-watt fast charging
- Colors: Elegant Blue, Bold Red, Prime Black
Price in Nepal
When it comes to the price, the Redmi Y3 demands Rs. 18, 499 for the base variant. The higher-end variant (4/64GB) is slightly on the expensive side at Rs. 21,499.
At this price, the Redmi Y3 is Rs. 1,500 is expensive than the Redmi 7 (for 3/32GB variant), which comes with the same specs apart from the selfie camera. The selfie camera on the Redmi 7 uses an 8MP sensor whereas the Redmi Y3 flaunts a 32MP selfie snapper. However, the Y3 captures 8MP by default as it performs 4-in-1 pixel binning. So at the end of the day, the resolution remains the same from both the phones. But you might get some sharp and bright images from the Y3. So at Rs. 1500 more, I don’t find the Redmi Y3 actually that plausible. I would rather recommend Redmi 7 and to save some buck.
But if you are ready to spend Rs. 18, 499 for a new smartphone, Samsung Galaxy M20 would be the best choice. The phone offers similar performance but has an edge over the Y3 because of its Full-HD+ display, bigger battery (5000mAh), 15-watt fast charging support with USB Type-C port. So what are your thoughts regarding the newly launched Redmi Y3? Let us know in the comments.