Redmi Y3 Review: The Best Selfie Phone on a Budget

7.9 Awesome

The best selfie phone on a budget

  • Design and Build Quality 8.5
  • Display 7
  • Front Camera 9
  • Rear Camera 7
  • Performance 8
  • Software 7
  • Battery Life 9
  • User Ratings (5 Votes) 6.7

Redmi Y3 is a budget phone that comes with a 32MP selfie camera. Besides the selfie camera, the phone comes with a refreshed Aura Design, Excellent Battery Life with Fast Charging and Great Performance with Fluid Software Experience.

Redmi Y3 Review

Key Specs

  • 32MP Selfie Camera
  • 15.9cm (6.26) HD+ Dot Notch Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Aura Prism Design with Gradient back
  • 12MP + 2MP AI Dual rear camera
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • 4000mAh Battery

Overview of Redmi Y3

The display of Redmi Y3 is 6.26 inches long which comes with an HD+ screen and an aspect ratio of 19:9. As for its processing, the phone uses an octacore Snapdragon 632 processor. The phone comes with Android Pie and as for its UI, it is powered by MIUI 10. It has superior protection against water drops with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Nano coating has also been implemented of the screen to provide resistance to splashes. But, the main value proposition of the phone as you might have already guessed is it’s 32 megapixels selfie camera.

How is the selfie camera of Redmi Y3?

The 32 megapixels selfie camera creates damn good high-resolution selfies. In MI’s own words ‘this smartphone allows you to get sharp Instagram worthy selfies to come day come night. 

The videos are full HD and due to electronic image stabilization, the videos are quite stable. The camera comes with a pixel size of 1.6μm which helps with low light selfies and better quality of photos. The camera has an 80-degree field of view along with auto HDR. And, a palm shutter mode is incorporated which triggers a timer on the palm gesture.

AI beautify 4.0 ensures that you look perfect in your selfies. AI beautify 4.0 detects your age, gender, facial features and then matches those details with the proper algorithm in accordance to your features to create a truly aesthetic shot for you making sure that you look your best in each shot removing all your dark circles and what not.

What about the Rear Camera?

The rear camera setup is 12MP + 2MP AI Dual rear camera i.e. 12MP main sensor and 2MP depth sensor. This AI enhanced rear camera setup detects up to 33 scenes in realtime and performs settings optimization on top of it to provide non-photographers with a good photo snap.

Redmi Y3 Full Specifications

  • Display: 6.26-inch 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Resolution: HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels); 19:9 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Snapdragon 632, Octa-Core 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB storage, expandable up to 512GB
  • 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),
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.25
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Wifi Direct, Wifi Display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 10W charging
  • Colors: Elegant Blue, Bold Red, and Prime Black

Pros of Redmi Y3

  • Budget Phone
  • Decent touch response and color resolution
  • Decent User Interface and User Experience
  • Decent User Interface and User Experience
  • No lag while switching between apps
  • No lag while switching between apps
  • Splash Resistant Coating
  • Refreshing Aura Prism Design

Cons of Redmi Y3

  • Average Display
  • Average Rear Cameras
  • Average Performance
  • No Fast Charging
  • Ads in MIUI

Price in Nepal

  • 3GB + 32GB version: NRS 18,499 NRS17,999
  • 4GB + 64GB version: NRS 21,499 NRS 20,999


If you are looking for a good budget phone with a great selfie camera, play your favorite internet games, use your favorite apps then this phone is for you. But, if you have a higher budget you can opt for Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Note 7 Pro when it becomes available in Nepal or explore other options.


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