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Xiaomi Redmi Y3 vs Redmi Note 7, Which One Should You Pick?

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Earlier this year, Redmi separated itself from Xiaomi to turn into an independent brand. The first smartphone that the company launched was the Redmi Note 7 which has become the talk of the town due to its value for money. A short while ago the company launched another budget smartphone, the Redmi Y3 which is mainly targeted towards photography enthusiasts. Surprisingly, the price of both variants of the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Y3 are same which leads to the confusion of selecting the best out of the two. In this article, we discuss all aspects of the aforementioned smartphones which will help in deciding the best option based on the needs of every user. 

Build and Design

Both the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Y3 have a homogenous design with alike positioning of buttons, ports, camera sensors and the fingerprint sensor. Both smartphones sport a high screen-to-body ratio display that features a small dot notch up top. Noteworthy, the rear panel of the Note 7 Pro is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. On the other hand, the Redmi Y3 has a plastic back panel which is comparatively prone to scratches and scuff marks. The two devices also weigh similar to each other, with the former weighing in at 186 gram and the latter at 180 gram.

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Display

The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3 inch LCD display while the Redmi Y3 features a 6.26 inch LCD panel. Even though the size of the display on both smartphones is similar, the former has a full HD resolution panel while the latter gets an HD panel. The display panel of the Redmi Note 7 has a pixel density of 409 ppi. On the other hand, the display panel on the Redmi Y3 has a pixel density of 269 ppi. Additionally, both smartphones also have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which safeguards them against scratches and accidental drops. 

Camera and Video

The Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Y3 both have a dual rear camera setup and a single front camera which is housed in the dot notch above the display. The rear camera setup on both devices is identical which is comprised of an f/2.2 aperture equipped 12 MP sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. Undoubtedly, the front-facing camera on the Redmi Y3 is its key highlighting feature and one aspect in which it completely blows out its competition. It has a 32 MP selfie camera which has an 80 degree wide viewing angle. Noteworthy, the same sensor is present on the Vivo V15 Pro which costs upwards of Rs 25,000. On the other hand the Redmi Note 7 has 13 MP selfie camera with 1.25 ? pixel. The two smartphones can also capture 1080p video from both the front and rear camera. 

Chipset and Battery

Assuredly, this is one area where the Redmi Y3 does not stand a chance against the Redmi Note 7. The former features the Snapdragon 632 SoC while the latter features the Snapdragon 660 SoC. Even though, chipsets on the device consist of an Octa-Core CPU. The Redmi Note 7 has significantly better real-world performance and a much better GPU which is the Adreno 512. The Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Y3 are both powered by a large 4,000 mAh battery. The former, however, supports 18 W charging while the latter only supports 10 W charge. 

Connectivity and Other Features

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In terms of connectivity, both the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Y3 support dual 4G VoLTE, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5 mm jack, and Bluetooth. Notably the former supports Bluetooth 5.0 while the latter supports Bluetooth 4.2. For charging and data transfer, the Redmi Note 7 has a bottom mounted USB Type C port while the Redmi Y3 has a micro USB port. One key feature that the latter has and the former does not is the P2i nano coating. The coating allows the Redmi Y3 to easily survive accidental liquid spillage or sudden drizzles. 

All in all, the Redmi Note 7 is a better smartphone out of the two as it offers considerably better value than the Redmi Y3. Though, for all the people who like clicking a lot of selfies, the latter is a better option. 

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Specifications Redmi Note 7 Redmi Y3
Price 3 GB + 32 GB -Rs 9,999

4 GB + 64 GB – Rs 11,999

3 GB + 32 GB -Rs 9,999

4 GB + 64 GB – Rs 11,999

Display 6.3 inch

2340 x 1080 FHD+

19.5:9  Aspect Ratio

409 ppi

6.26 inch

1520 x 720 FHD+

19:9 Aspect Ratio

269 ppi

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Octa-core
(4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260
4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
Octa-core
(4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold
4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)

RAM 3 GB

4 GB

3 GB

4 GB

Storage

32 GB, Expandable storage up to 256 GB
(Use SIM 2 Slot)

64 GB, Expandable storage up to 256 GB
(Use SIM 2 Slot)

32 GB, Expandable storage up to 512 GB
(Dedicated Slot)

64 GB, Expandable storage up to 512 GB
(Dedicated Slot)

Primary Camera

16 MP, f/2.2, 0.8 µm
2 MP, depth sensor

1080p [email protected]

16 MP, f/2.2, 0.8 µm
2 MP, depth sensor

1080p [email protected]

Secondary Camera

13 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm

[email protected]

32 MP, f/2.2

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Battery 

Non-removable Li-Ion 4,000 mAh battery

18 W Charge

Non-removable Li-Ion 4,000 mAh battery

10 W Charge

Other Features 3.5 mm Headphone Jack

Fingerprint scanner

Face unlock

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

Fingerprint scanner

Face unlock

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