Redmi Y3 FAQs: Everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s new selfie star

Redmi Y3

Xiaomi today launched its new Redmi Y3 smartphone in India. The Redmi Y3 comes with features like 32MP selfie camera, an HD+ Dot Notch display, Snapdragon 632 processor, dual rear cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Y3 price in India starts at Rs.8,999 and it will be available via Amazon starting from May 1st. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers about the new Redmi Y3.

Redmi Y3 Full Specifications

Key Specifications Redmi Y3
Display 6.26-inch IPS
Screen Resolution HD+ 1520×720 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10
Processor Octa-core 1.8GHz
Chipset Snapdragon 632
GPU Adreno 506
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 512 GB
Rear Camera Dual Camera: 12 MP ( f/2.2 aperture) + 2 MP
Front Camera 32 MP
Video Recording Up to 1080p@60fps
Battery 4,000mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 158.65×76.43×8.47mm
Weight 180g

Design and Display

Question: How is the build quality of Redmi Y3?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 comes with a plastic body but it looks premium with a gradient pattern on the back. The design with a new glossy look is called Aura Prism design by the company. The phone also has a full screen display at the front with a small notch on top. The phone is also lightweight and has an 8.4mm thickness which makes it good for one-handed usage. 

Overall, the Redmi Y3 comes with an Aura Prism design at an affordable price.

Question: How is the display of the Redmi Y3?

Answer: It sports a 6.2-inch IPS display with an HD+ resolution of 1520×720 pixels. Further, it sports 19:9 aspect ratio and almost 90% screen to body ratio. There are very thin bezels on each side and a small dot notch on the top. The brightness is good, colors are also sharp and the daylight visibility is also quite good. 

Question: Does Redmi Y3’s display have gorilla glass protection?

Answer: Yes, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of Redmi Y3?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 comes with a back-mounted fingerprint sensor which is fast but not as quick as face unlock feature.

Question: Is Redmi Y3 waterproof?

Answer: No, it is not waterproof. However, it has P2i nano-coating which makes it splash proof. So, the phone can withstand a few splashes of water.


Question: What are the camera features of Redmi Y3?

Answer:  The Redmi Y3 comes with a dual camera set up at the back. It has a 12 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. There is a 2MP secondary depth sensor. The highlight of the smartphone is its 32 MP front camera with EIS support. 

Question: What are the camera modes available in Redmi Y3?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 rear cameras support Portrait mode, HDR, and beauty mode. The front camera also has AI Portrait, HDR and Beauty modes.

Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on the Redmi Y3?

Answer: No, you can record only up to 1080p resolution videos at 60fps on the Redmi Y3.

Hardware, Storage

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Redmi Y3?

Answer: The new Redmi Y3 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632 processor which is clocked at 1.8GHz and comes with Adreno 506 GPU. The Snapdragon 632 is a powerful 14nm processor in the budget segment.

Question: How many RAM and storage options are available for Redmi Y3?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 comes with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage options.

Question: Can the internal storage in the new Redmi Y3 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in the Redmi Y3 is expandable up to 512GB with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot.

Question: Can we play PUBG mobile on Redmi Y3?

Answer: Yes, you can play PUBG on Redmi Y3 with smooth settings.

Battery and Software

Question: What is the battery size on Redmi Y3? Does it support fast charging?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery. It doesn’t support fast charging.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Redmi Y3?

Answer: The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie out of the box with MIUI 10 on top.

Connectivity and Others

Question: Does Redmi Y3 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports two Nano-SIM cards using dedicated SIM card slots.

Question: Does Redmi Y3 support Dual VoLTE networks?

Answer: The phone supports both LTE and VoLTE networks and also supports Dual 4G Dual VoLTE feature as well.

Question: Does Redmi Y3 sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top alongside an IR blaster.

Question: Does Redmi Y3 support face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, Redmi Y3 supports Face Unlock feature.

Question: How is the audio of new Redmi Y3?

Answer: The audio is loud enough with a single bottom firing speaker and it also offers less distorted sound.

Question: What sensors are there in Redmi Y3?

Answer: The sensors include an accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, and a fingerprint sensor.

Price and availability

Question: What is the price of Redmi Y3 in India?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant. The price of 4GB/64GB variant is Rs. 11,999.

Question: Where and when can I buy the new Redmi Y3?

Answer: The Redmi Y3 will be available to purchase online exclusively via and starting from April 30.

Question: What are the color options of Redmi Y3 available in India?

Answer: This Redmi Y3 will be available in Elegant Blue, Bold Red and Prime Black color options.