Mintt UltraMintt Y3 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs
The Mintt UltraMintt Y3's core recipe provides good value for folks looking for a more affordable phone handset.
- Good battery life.
- Relatively clean Android interface.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- Case included.
- Wireless charging.
- Selfie watermarking is annoying.
- Helio P60 isn't particularly powerful.
- Beauty modes can take smoothing way too far.
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- 6.3-inch Full HD display
- Triple-lens 20MP + 16MP + 5MP camera array
- 4,050mAh battery with support for wireless charging.
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|Launch price (RRP)||$399|
Mintt – and no, that's not a typo – is an Australian smartphone company selling a range of affordable handsets directly through its website. You may have hit promos for them on The Block, and the entire focus of the company is on low-cost handsets. That puts them head to head with offerings from much more established brands such as Alcatel, Nokia, and even the entry-level phones from the likes of Samsung and LG.
Not that the phones are being built in Mintt's Queensland headquarters, mind you. It's very much a case of partnering with a Chinese OEM to take an existing model build and deliver it to Australian consumers. The Mintt UltraMintt Y3 is the company's "flagship" model, and it's got some very impressive features for the asking price.
- Shiny amethyst finish that you'll either love or loathe.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- 6.3-inch display.
- Full HD+ display, but it won't play Full HD Netflix.
- Triple lens camera shoots mostly acceptable images.
- Low light and zoom aren't great.
- Helio P60 offers fair mid-range performance.
- Essentially stock Android.
- Genuinely good 4,050mAh battery.
- Wireless charging, but it can be temperamental.
- Better value than many phones in its price range.
The rest of Mintt's range consists of much lower specification and cheaper devices, which we're waiting to review. Stay tuned for our opinion there.
At the time of writing, if you had $399 to spend, you've got several very good alternative options.
If you're after exceptional battery life, you could consider the Motorola Moto G7 Power, which packs in a 5,000mAh battery into its frame.