Redmi Y3 VS Redmi 7 – It’s still just the first quarter of the year and Xiaomi‘s new sub-brand; Redmi has already released two budget smartphones. Remember, the new sub-brand company started its operations with the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Y3 and the Redmi 7 are in the same price range which is why we decided to compare them to help figure out the best value between them.
Redmi Y3 VS Redmi 7 – Design
There isn’t much to differentiate in the design of the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7. They both feature gradient finish with plastic unibody. The fingerprint sensor, dual rear camera and LED flash are all positioned in the same place. They have the waterdrop notch with the bottom chin.
The gradient colour is where we have varieties. On the Redmi Y3, we have Bold Red, Elegant Blue and Prime Black. Whereas, on the Redmi 7, we have Comet Blue, Lunar Red and Eclipse Black. Both devices have the same dimensions of 158.7 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm and a weight of 180 grams.
Redmi Y3 VS Redmi 7 – Display
Just like the design, the display of these two devices is practically the same. They both sport a 6.26 inches IPS LCD touchscreen with an 81.5% screen-to-body ratio. Their display is being protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and features 720 x 1520 pixels resolution with 269 PPI density.
The camera department is where the Redmi Y3 triumphs over the Redmi 7. This is because the Redmi Y3 comes with a 32 MP selfie shooter. While the Redmi 7 makes do with an 8 MP selfie shooter. At the rear, however, both smartphones come with a 12 MP + 2 MP sensors. Camera features included PDAF, AI Portrait, HDR, gyro-EIS, Panorama and LED flash. 1080p videos can be recorded at 30/60 frames per second on both phones.
The hardware is the same on both Redmi phones. The Snapdragon 632 SoC along with Octa-core processor and Adreno 506 GPU powers the devices. There is a 3GB/32GB memory variant available on both smartphones. The Redmi Y3 features another memory option of 4GB/64GB. While the 4GB/64GB memory option on the Redmi 7 is exclusive to the Chinese market. The Redmi 7 has a small memory option of 2GB/16GB.
Software is the same on both phones. They both run on MIUI 10 custom skin laid over Android 9.0 Pie. Traditionally, you’ll get all Google and Xiaomi pre-installed apps.
Battery life is no different on both smartphones. Powering them is a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. For charging, they have a 10W fast battery charger, which takes about 2 hours to get to full charge.
As you can see from this comparison, the only difference between both smartphones is the selfie camera. We live in an age where we like to capture great moments of our lives, which is why Xiaomi/Redmi came up with the Y3. But it comes with an extra cost. The 3GB/32GB version of the Redmi 7 cost around $124. While that same memory version on the Redmi Y3 cost around $133. Am not really a camera freak, so I would rather go with the Redmi 7.