- Bargain price
- Good all-round camera experience and quality
- Excellent battery life
- Top-notch performance
- Large screen with minimum of bezels and droplet-like screen notch
- Stunning design
- ColorOS 6.0 looks slick
- Quick face recognition
- Powerful processor
- Sturdy body
- No 4K video recording or EIS
- MicroUSB is outdated, no NFC
- Slow to charge
- Low screen resolution and you can see it
- HD resolution display
- Videos aren’t stabilised
- Average cameras
- Front and rear get smudged easily
The Realme 3 theory has just come out, it’s a budget phone, but it’s supposed to bring some great low-light shooting, and it’s just arrived so let’s check it out
So now that we have the Realme 3 in our hands let’s go over his key features .
Realme 3 Design
first on the list a flashy design the Realme 3 has a plastic unibody, but at first glance it looks like a much more expensive phone, the back has a gorgeous gradient finish that is bound to turn some heads .
since it’s a unibody the rounded sides are seamless, but where they meet the screen bezel there’s a sharp edge to add some grip, overall the phone feels sturdy especially if you slap on the included case, it isn’t waterproof which is expected at this price point .
Realme 3 Screen
next up at all HD screen, the screen of the Realme 3 is a 6.2 inch IPS LCD, the resolution is only 720p here, lower than most phones these days .
there’s a notch cut out at the top, of the water drop variety, there’s no option to hide it but it’s not too bothersome .
as far as quality you can see a bit of pixelization or blurriness here and there but it’s not that bad, you can still enjoy all the content you want but just a little less sharp .
Realme 3 Hardware
the bright side is that having a lower red screen means it’s easier to run and that should result in improved performance .
the global version has a Helio P60 chipset in three or four gigs of RAM, while in India it’ll be a Helio p70, almost the same, performance should be pretty good in either case, well run our benchmarks unless you know in our full review .
the P60 and P70 also have a dedicated chip for AI driven tasks, which helps to power some of the new features of this phone .
Realme 3 Camera
speaking of which next on the list the powerful AI camera, the Realme 3 brings some cutting-edge AI driven camera features that were surprised to see at this price point .
the main camera is 13 megapixels in F1.8, and as phase detection autofocus, there’s also a secondary 2 megapixel sensor for depth sensing and portrait mode .
in good light an interesting feature is the chroma boost, sort of like a scene analysis that will optimize the dynamic range and brighten up shadows, but the function that has me the most excited is the night scape mode .
the AI uses image sacking, and anti shake algorithms to improve image quality when shooting handheld in low-light .
here are a couple of samples, we’ve taken for you to check out it’s supposed to reduce noise and brighten up nighttime shots as well as restoring highlights from light sources, and finally the selfie cam has also seen an upgrade over the previous model is now 13 megapixels with an F 2.0 aperture .
Realme 3 Battery
this phone comes with a pretty large battery at around 42 hundred milliamp hours, it’s a lot more than the real me one which also runs a Helio P60 .
based on this we should see a definite boost and battery life, which was already good on the Realme 1, the charger is only 10 watts though so charging it all up may take a while .
Realme 3 Color OS
and finally the latest color OS, the Realme 3 is one of the first phones that come out with the latest color OS 6.0 over Android 9pi, unlike last year where everything had to be on the home screen, now there’s an app drawer to store them .
in the navigation keys are now like those on stock Android, is a triangular back button and a pill button that opens the task switcher, so which is apps or goes home, of course you can have to use gesture navigation too .
the Realme 3 looks to be an interesting package, budget phones have a reputation for lackluster camera performance, but this guy looks to turn that all around I’m not so sure about the HD screen though .
what do you guys think let us know down in the comments as well as any questions you might have and we’ll try to answer them in our full review .
Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct
Specification: Realme 3
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/50 Mbps
Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, March 12
156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm (6.15 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
175 g (6.17 oz)
Front glass, plastic body
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm), Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53), Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
|Memory Card Slot||
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
13 MP, f/1.8, 1/3", 1.12µm, PDAF, 2 MP, depth sensor, Single
LED flash, HDR
13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3", 1.12µm
|Selfie Camera Features||
|Selfie Camera Video||
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
4.2, A2DP, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Fast battery charging 10W, Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery
Black, Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue
About 9000 INR