Realme 3 Review

Overview

Stylish to flaunt, perfect to click, ideal to play your favourite games with – the Realme 3 smartphone has everything in place to help you do your tasks easily. It is powered by the Helio P70 AI processor, which is ideal for gaming purposes. That’s not all, with the presence of a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera and a 13 MP front camera, you can click beautiful pictures of everything that’s around you.

Highlights

Camera 13MP + 2MP | 13MP Front Camera
Display 15.8 cm (6.22 inch) HD+ Display
Memory, Storage & SIM  4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 256 GB | Triple Slots (Dual SIM + Memory Card)
Processor MediaTek Helio P70 Octa Core 2.1 GHz AI Processor
Battery 4230 mAh Battery

Top Features

1. Irresistible Gradient Unibody Design: This phone is beautiful to look at, thanks to its 3D Unibody Design. That’s not all, its sleek design lets you hold the phone in your hand comfortably.

2. Get Ready for Intense Gaming: The realme 3 smartphone is powered by the Helio P70 AI processor (12nm-class) which paves the way for excellent thermal management and power efficiency. So, are you ready to play your favourite games?

3. Power-packed for You: This phone comes with the powerful 4230 mAh battery. The Screen Battery Optimization feature increases the battery endurance by optionally decreasing the display quality.

4. Dual Rear Camera with AI Features: This phone features a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera that comes with AI features, such as AI Scene Recognition, to enhance your pictures.

5. Brilliant Low-light Photos: You can click blur-free shots even under low-light conditions by switching to the Nightscape mode.

6. Chroma Boost for Light-balanced Images: The Chroma Boost mode balances the lighting of your picture by improving the dynamic range and making colours look more vivid.

7. Smarter, Cuter Selfies: This phone’s 13 MP front camera is paired with the Helio P70 AI processor that will make your images appear more beautiful. You can also make use of features, such as AI Beauty and DIY Beautify, to enhance your images.

8. A Brilliant Operating System: This phone runs on the ColorOS 6.0 based on the Android 9 Pie operating system that paves the way for a seamless user experience.

9. App Drawer Launcher: You can access the frequently used applications on the home screen of your phone. You can also store a complete set of applications in the App Drawer for easy access.

10. Other Features: This phone has 4 GB of RAM that facilitates a lag-free performance. It comes with 64 GB of internal memory to let you store all your files in place.

The Verdict

The Realme 3 is a good upgrade to the Realme 2 with modern design, the rear camera, and the display is bright and vivid. The biggest improvement to this phone is its processor, which gets a much-needed boost. The cameras, even though improved slightly, can still do a lot better. We also would have liked other conveniences such as a Type-C charging port, a metal or glass enclosure, and a higher resolution display.

If you’re on an absolute tight budget with no wiggle room, then the 3GB version of the Realme 3 is worth considering. However, do remember that for a Rs. 1,000 more, you can get the Redmi Note 7. The higher-end version of the Realme 3 overlaps with the 3GB version of the Realme U1. We recommend the Realme U1 which has the same processor but better specs such as a full-HD display, if you’re choosing between these two models.

The Realme 3 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version of the smartphone is priced at Rs. 10,999. Considering we reviewed the 4GB RAM variant of the Realme 3, we can safely say that it is a better option for buyers compared to the lower RAM variant. At this price range, the Realme 3 takes on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and the Samsung Galaxy M20. Both these smartphones have a lot more to offer and while Realme 3 ticks almost all the boxes, we just have got accustomed to ‘more’ in this price range.

That said, the company has also announced the Realme 3 Pro while launching this smartphone and we do believe that the ‘Pro’ will have some added punch to take on the competition which is getting fierce with every passing day.

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Full Specifications

General

Sim Type Dual Sim, GSM+GSM
Dual Sim Yes
Sim Size Nano+Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone
Release Date March, 2019

 

Design

Dimensions 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm
Weight 175 g
Notch Yes

 

Display

Type Color IPS LCD screen (16M)
Touch Yes, with Multitouch
Size 6.22 inches, 1520 x 720 pixels
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
PPI ~271 PPI
Notch Yes, Water Drop

 

Technical Platform

OS Android, v9.0 (Pie)
CPU 2.1 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P70 Processor
GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3
Java Yes
Browser Yes, supports HTML5

 

Camera

Camera 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera with autofocus
Dual Camera Yes
Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording Yes
Flash Yes, LED
Front Camera Yes, 13 MP

 

Memory

RAM 4 GB
Internal 64 GB
Card Slot Yes, upto 256 GB

 

Battery

Type Non-Removable Battery
Size 4230 mAh, Li-ion Battery

 

Multimedia

Email Yes
Music MP3, AAC, APE, AMR, WAV, MID, OGG, FLAC, WMA
Video AVI, 3GP, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, ASF, FLV
FM Radio Yes
Document Reader Yes

 

Connectivity

GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
VoLTE Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.2
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
USB Features USB Charging, USB Storage

 

Additional Features

GPS yes with A-GPS
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Back
Face Unlock Yes
Sensors Magnetic Induction, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Pedometer
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes

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