Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 29 Apr 2019

Redmi Y3 FAQ
Xiaomi has been on a roll in India. The company has been absolutely dominating the mid-range smartphone segment in India and it has been the market leader in terms of market share since over a year now. Following the massive success of the Redmi Note 7 series, Xiaomi has now launched the Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 in India.

While these phones cater to different types of customers, they are essentially the same phones. They have the same internal specifications and look largely the same as well. If you are interested in buying either the Redmi Y3 or the Redmi 7 but have questions surrounding the devices, check out our detailed FAQ below.

Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3? 

A) The full specs of Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 are as follows:

Redmi Y3 Specs

  • Dimensions: 158.73 x 75.58 x 8.47 mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Display: 6.26-inch Dot Notch 19:9 aspect ratio display, HD+ (1520 x 720), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
  • Rear camera:
    Primary: 12MP, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording, EIS
    Secondary: 2MP depth sensor
  • Front camera: 32MP, f/2.25 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Redmi 7 Specs

Redmi 7 has the same specs as the Redmi Y3 apart from the following differences:

  • Front camera: 8MP f/2.0 aperture
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 32GB

Q) What are the differences between Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7?

A) Not much. As highlighted above, the Redmi 7 has slightly inferior selfie camera, RAM and storage options. It also does not come with a gradient back finish like the Redmi Y3.

Q) How good is the Snapdragon 632 chipset inside the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7?

A) It is a powerful chipset. Plus, since the Redmi Y3/Redmi 7 feature a HD+ display, the GPU is easily able to handle heavy games without any performance issues.

Q) Are the Redmi 7 and Y3 water-resistant?

A) No, but the handsets features P2i nano-coating which helps repel water. However, Xiaomi will not honor the standard warranty for any liquid damage.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the Redmi 7/Y3 feature a unibody glass build, the battery and back cover are not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the Redmi 7/Y3 have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi 7/Y3 feature dedicated dual-SIM slots along with a microSD card slot. This means one can use two nanoSIM cards along with an SD card on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi 7/Y3 that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A) Yes, both the Redmi 7/Y3 feature an IR blaster. Coupled with Mi Remote, one can use the IR blaster on the device to control TV, ACs, and other electronic items.

Q) Do you get face unlock on Redmi 7/Y3?

A) Yes.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi 7/Y3?

A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi 7/Y3.

Q) Does the Redmi 7/Y3 feature FM radio?

A) Yes, the Redmi 7/Y3 features FM radio.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi 7/Y3 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the 6.26-inch display on the Redmi 7/Y3 Pro is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 7/Y3?

A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 7/Y3 located? Is it touch-based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 7/Y3 is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the phone?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the phone?

A) Yes. It can record 720p slow-mo videos at 120fps. It can also record Full HD videos at 60fps and since they have EIS, the footage will not be shaky as well.

Q) Can the Redmi 7/Y3 record 4K videos?

A) No, the handsets are limited to recording videos in Full HD resolution.

Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi 7/Y3 Pro without using a third-party app?

A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi 7/Y3 without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.

Q) Which version of Android do the handsets run on?

A) Android 9.0 Pie.

Q) Which version of MIUI does the Redmi 7/Y3 run on? 

A) The Redmi 7/Y3 run on MIUI 10 out of the box.

Q) Does the Redmi 7 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The Redmi 7/Y3 also feature dual-VoLTE support which means one can use two Jio or any two VoLTE networks on the device at the same time.

Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel and Vodafone’s network?

A) Yes, the Redmi 7/Y3 support Airtel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network.

Q) Is fast or Quick charging supported on the Redmi 7/Y3 Pro?

A) No. Both phones are limited to charging speeds of 10W and Xiaomi even bundles a 10W charger with them.

The Redmi Note 7 has Quick Charge 4.0 support. However, Xiaomi continues to bundle a 10W charger with the device which means one will have to separately investment in a Quick Charge 3.0 or 4.0 charger.

Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi 7 out of the box?

A) Almost 21GB of free space

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi 7/Y3, but not all.

Q) What colors are the Redmi 7/Y3 going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Black, Blue, and Red colors.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Note 7 Pro?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Xiaomi is also bundling a free plastic case with the Redmi 7/Y3 just like its other recent devices.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi 7/Y3 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When will the Redmi 7 launch in India? And what is its price?

A) The Redmi 7 is launching in India on April 29, 2019. It is priced at Rs 7,999 for the 2GB/32GB variant, with the 3GB RAM/32GB variant coming at Rs 8,999.

You can buy the Redmi 7 from here.

Q) When will the Redmi Y3 launch in India? And what is its price?

A) The Redmi 7 goes on sale in India from April 30, 2019. It is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant, with the 4GB/64GB variant priced at Rs 11,999.

You can buy the Redmi Y3 from here.

Have other questions about the Redmi Y3 or the Redmi 7? Drop a comment and we will answer them for you.