After a number of leaks, Realme 3 has finally hit the market. Featuring a large 6.2-inch display, it also comes with a new design and upgraded hardware.
Realme phones are known for their good quality and cheap price. Realme 3 is the same, rather it has taken the specifications to the next level.
After Realme 2, Realme 3 looks like the real deal. Whether it is the processor, the display or the battery.
Design and Display
Realme 3 has a bezel-less IPS LCD display that measures 6.2 inches, with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection against scratches and breakages. The resolution is not very impressive though. It has a pixel density of 271 ppi and Full HD+ resolution (720 x 1520) pixels. With an aspect ratio of 19:9 it manages a screen to body ratio of 88.3 percent.
Realme 3 features a 3D gradient unibody design and is available in three colors: dynamic black, radiant blue, and classic black. The latter is available in a glossy finish, but the former two are available in the gradient unibody finish.
The dew-drop notch on the front houses the front camera, and the fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back.
Internals and Storage
The biggest difference between Realme 2 and Realme 3 is the jump from a Qualcomm processor to a MediaTek one. Realme 3 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with Mali-G72 MP3 graphics.
The MediaTek chip in the Realme 3 is more powerful compared to the Snapdragon 450-powered Realme 2, which is a welcome upgrade.
The software used is Android 9.0 Pie with Oppo’s custom colorOS UI.
Realme 3 has two storage variants. The base variant comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, while the other model comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB in-built memory. Both come with a microSD card slot for expandable memory.
Realme 3 has also seen a slight upgrade in the camera department. The rear camera’s main sensor is 13 MP with an f/1.8 aperture, and the secondary camera is 2 MP. The dual camera enables bokeh effect, scene recognition, hybrid HDR and more.
The front camera consists of a single 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Realme 3’s front camera also has facial recognition and AI.
Battery and Price
One of the best things about the Realme 3 is its 4,230 mAh battery. It should hold up pretty well against other mid-rangers but it lacks fast charging so it’ll take quite a while to fully charge.
The phone has been launched in India only for now, with a price tag of INR 8,999 ($125) for the base model and INR 10,999 ($155) for additional storage and RAM.
Realme 3 Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- 6.2-inch IPS LCD, HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), (~270 ppi density), dew drop notch
- RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
- Internal: 32 GB / 64 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
- Primary (dual): 13 MP f/1.8 + 2 MP
- Secondary: 13 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, MicroUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4,2, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 4230 mAh (no fast charging
- Price: $125 (3 GB/32 GB), $155 (4 GB/64 GB)