Xiaomi recently unveiled the Redmi Y2 in India. The selfie-focussed smartphone features a decent array of specifications that would attract budget-conscious buyers. At the launch event, Xiaomi made it clear that the Redmi Y2 stands above its rivals that are retailing at similar pricing. Keeping that in mind, we decided to compare two of Redmi Y2’s competitors – the Realme 1 and the Honor 7A. Let’s take a look at what each one of these offers and which phone triumphs in the comparison.
Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Oppo Realme 1 vs Honor 7A: Price in India
The Redmi Y2 is launched in India is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant and at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant. Oppo’s Realme 1 is available in three variants – the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant’s price in India is Rs. 8,990, 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 10,990, and the high-end 6GB RAM+128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 13,990. On the other hand, the Honor 7A price in India is Rs. 8,999.
Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Oppo Realme 1 vs Honor 7A: Display and Performance
The display on all the three phones offer 18:9 aspect ratio but differ in size and resolution. The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with 1440×720 pixels resolution while the Honor 7A is equipped with 5.7-inch IPS LCD screens with FullHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. The Realme 1 wins the round with its tall 6-inch full HD+ display at 2160×1080 pixels resolution.
In terms of performance, the Redmi Y2 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB storage, based on the variant. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 on the software front. A 3080mAh battery completes the package. The Honor 7A is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 and is backed by a 3000mAh battery. The Realme 1 packs MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 3GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/128GB storage options. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.0 and is backed by a 3410mAh battery.
Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Oppo Realme 1 vs Honor 7A: Camera
Concerning imaging department, the Redmi Y2 triumphs with its superior 12MP+5MP dual-camera at the back with dual-tone LED flash and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF). On the front, it sports a 16MP paired with an LED flash clubbed with AI Beautify 4.0 and AI Portrait Mode.
The Honor 7A comes with a 13MP+2MP camera setup at its back that is also aided with portrait and beauty modes. It sports an 8MP selfie shooter at the front. The Realme 1 has a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash and is equipped with AI beauty, AR stickers, and real-time object recognition features. On the front, the phone has an 8MP selfie camera with bokeh mode.
Redmi Y2 (Mi Y2) vs Oppo Realme 1 vs Honor 7A: Verdict
The verdict is not as complicated as it might have appeared at the beginning of this article. Although the Redmi Y2 is a decent phone with good specs and a price tag, it faces fierce competition from the Realme 1 whose base variant starts at Rs. 8,999 with 3GB of RAM, a superior display and processor. The Honor 7A fails to shine in the comparison. Therefore, the Realme 1 takes the cherry here.