Redmi Y3 vs Redmi Note 7 – The right Redmi for you at Rs. 10000


Xiaomi launched the selfie-centric Redmi Y3 last week at an event in India, it also launched the Redmi 7 at the same event. As per the specifications, Redmi 7 looks like a younger Redmi Y3 sibling with an 8 MP front camera but priced 1000 INR cheaper compared to it’s elder sibling. All these phones feature P2i nano-coating making them splash proof.

Gone are the days when Xiaomi didn’t want their devices to compete with each other, with the introduction of more series of devices under Redmi sub-brand, we now have at least one device (up to INR 12k!) in every 1000 INR price difference. Redmi Y3 is priced at Rs. 9999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 11,999, same as Redmi Note 7 putting it in direct competition with the popular Redmi Note series device. With multiple offering from Redmi in the similar price range, which one should you go for? Let’s try to find in this post.

Reasons to choose Redmi Note 7 over Redmi Y3

  1. Redmi Note 7 has FHD+ display with 409 PPI as compared to HD+ display with 269 PPI on Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7).
  2. Glass sandwich design on Redmi Note 7 feels much better than polycarbonate back on the Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7).
  3. Redmi Note 7 sports better Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 as compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 on Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7).
  4. Redmi Note 7 features USB Type-C as compared to dated Micro-USB on Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7).
  5. Redmi Note 7 packs Dual Channel LPDDR4X compared to LPDDR3 on Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7).
  6. Redmi Note 7 supports 2.4 GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands, Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 lack 5GHz Wi-Fi band and support 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band only.
  7. Redmi Note 7 supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0, with Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7) you need to rely on 5V/2A charging.
  8. Redmi Note 7 has Bluetooth 5.0, while Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 have Bluetooth 4.2 support.
  9. EIS (rear camera) on Redmi Note 7, while Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 lack it.
  10. 120fps, 1080p slow motion video (rear camera) on Redmi Note 7, while Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 lack it.

Reasons to choose Redmi Y3 over Redmi Note 7

  1. 32 MP selfie camera on Redmi Y3 compared to 13 MP on Redmi Note 7.
  2. EIS (front camera) on Redmi Y3, while Redmi Note 7 lacks it.
  3. Palm shutter (for selfies) on Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7).
  4. Dedicated MicroSD slot on Redmi Y3 (and Redmi 7) as compared to Hybrid slot on the Redmi Note 7.

If you’re in the market for a Redmi phone around INR 10,000, you can buy Redmi Y3 only if you’re into selfies or you really need a dedicated MicroSD slot. If you’re really tight on budget and can’t extend your budget to 10k, Redmi 7 is the Redmi phone for you, for everyone else, Redmi Note 7 is a better phone in every aspect.

To sum it up, in VFM aspect Redmi Note 7 is the best offerings under INR 10,000 from Xiaomi. Redmi Y3 will go on sale through Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores starting today, April 30th at 12 noon. Redmi Note 7 is now available in open sale and can be purchased on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores but at the time of writing this post, Redmi Note 7 3GB RAM 32GB storage variant was out of stock on Mi.com as well as Flipkart. You can check out our Redmi Note 7 Review here, also stay tuned for our Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 content in the coming days.

This comparison is based on specifications mentioned on mi.com


Author: Arpit Porwal

Coming from the Mathematics research background, Arpit keeps an eye on MIUI and Xiaomi products and uses Redmi K20 Pro as his daily driver. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.