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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 vs Redmi 7: What’s different?

A few days ago, the Redmi brand announced its newest smartphone focused for the modern generation, the Redmi Y3. It sports an almost similar spec to the Redmi 7; however, there is some interesting change of components to look at here. So what is different between them? Find out below.

Here are their detailed specs:

Xiaomi Redmi Y3Xiaomi Redmi 7
Display6.26-inch HD+ display @1520 x 720px6.26-inch 19:9 HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 506
Storage32GB, 64GB storage16GB/32GB
ExpandablemicroSD up to 512GB (dedicated)Expandable up to 512GB via microSD (dedicated slot)
Rear camera12MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual rear cameras12MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual rear cameras
Front camera32MP f/2.25 80-degree wide front camera with AI Beauty8MP f/2.0 selfie camera
SIMDual SIM (Nano)Dual SIM (Nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11b/g/nWiFi 802.11b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
Biometrics- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
OSMIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
Battery4000mAh battery4,000mAh battery

So what’s different between the Redmi Y3 and the Redmi 7?

  • Larger maximum RAM capacity
  • Larger maximum storage capacity
  • Higher front camera resolution

The Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 have the same display setup with a notch design. The 6.26-inch screen is a great size especially if you are into watching videos or playing games. Another good feature is that both of them have a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which has high durability for scratches and cracks.

In terms of performance, they both sport the same Snapdragon 632 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. It means that they have the same capabilities in terms of gaming and daily tasks such as social media browsing, multitasking, and app navigation. The main difference, however, is that the Redmi Y3 sports a 4GB RAM variant which can handle more apps running in the phone at the same time.

There is no difference in the rear camera performance of both devices since they have the same specs. However, Xiaomi increased the number of megapixels in the front shooter to cater to consumers who are into selfies.

The battery capacity of both devices is also the same which means that they should have a close performance overall.

It seems that Redmi is going for different entry-level smartphone variants that don’t stray much when it comes to specs. As for the prices take a look at this:

  • Xiaomi Redmi 7 2GB + 16GB – PHP 5,890
  • Xiaomi Redmi 7 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,490
  • Xiaomi Redmi Y3 3GB + 32GB – INR 9,999 (~PHP 7,500)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Y3 4GB + 64GB – INR 11,999 (~PHP 9,000)

If you are fond of selfies and a larger RAM and storage capacities, then go right ahead with buying the Redmi Y3. However, the company is yet to announce if this device will reach our shores anytime soon.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

1 Response

  1. Avatar for Asha Asha says:

    Love Xiaomi but they should discontinue the Y/S series. It just makes their smartphone line up confusing.

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