Realme launched the Realme 3 handset in India. Here is the Realme 3 review, with unboxing. The handset is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 octa core processor and packed with a massive 4,230 mAh battery. This time this Realme handset looks a lot different.

Realme 3 price in India
3GB/32GB Rs. 8,999
4GB/64GB Rs. 10,999

first sale on 12th March, with 500 Rs. discount

The Realme 3 looks and feels a lot different, plus the new color options specially the dynamic black makes the handset stand out. The first thing that you will notice is the unibody design, with curvy sides. On the Realme 1 and Realme 2 there was glass type finishing (Plastic) layer on the back you could feel that. But on the Realme 3 it is smoother and does give a good grip and feel.

As far as the build and finishing is concerned it is better and more beautiful on the new Realme 3 compared to its predecessors.

Realme 3 comes with triple slots, supports dual VoLTE and there is separate microSD card slot. Inside the hood this handset is using Mediatek Helio P70 12nm octa core processor that gives around 1,33K score on Antutu, good enough for high end games specially PUBG, you can check the gaming performance in the video review.

Realme 3 comes with 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variants. On the back there is 13MP + 2MP dual cameras and front camera is 13MP. Camera is a tricky part, in day light the quality is excellent, really good portrait using the rear camera. Front camera can also do portrait but edge detection is not that great, can be fixed via updates.

Handset can shoot FHD videos and 720p slo-mo videos at 90fps. There is nightscape option that helps shoot in low light conditions, the output is good as long as you share on social networks but when you zoom in there are too many grains. However if you go manual you can get a much better shot in the same lighting conditions.

So for non professionals the camera quality is above average and for professionals who know how to use manual mode the quality is excellent.

Realme 3 Camera Samples

Realme 3 can keep track of your physical activities, it by default monitors the steps you have taken, all you need to do is carry the phone with you.

There is finger print sensor on the rear that is fast and accurate and face unlock options is also available that too is really fast.

Talking about battery performance that too is also too good with the 4230 mAh battery you will get about one and a half to two days of battery life based on your usage and it takes about 3 hours or so for a full charge (somewhere around 2 hours 45 minutes).

Realme 3 Specifications

Color

Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, Black

Display

Size: 15.8cm (6.2 inches)
Screen Ratio: 88.30%
Aspect Ratio: 19:9
Resolution: HD+ 1520 *720
Protection: Corning Glass
Narrow Frame: 2.05mm

Size & Weight

75.6mm*156.1mm*8.3mm
175g

Battery

4230mAh (typical value)
Support 5V 2A

Features

MediaTek Helio P70
12nm production process
2.1Ghz
3GB+32GB,4GB+64GB
Storage expandable up to 256GB

Connectivity

SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards
microSD Expansion/2+1 slots
Dual VoLTE

Wireless

Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi
Supports Bluetooth 4.2

Battery

4230mAh (typical value)
Support 5V 2A

Camera

Rear Dual Camera
13MP+2MP
PDAF Fast Focusing
f/1.8 Aperture
5P Lens
Nightscape
Hybrid HDR
Chroma Boost
Portrait Mode
1.12μm Pixels
AI Front Camera
13MP
1.12μm Pixels
f/2.0 Aperture
AI Beautification
HDR
AI Facial Unlock
Fingerprint Sensor
OTG

Video

720p / 1080p
30fps
Slo-Mo (90fps/720p)

System

ColorOS 6.0 based on Android P

Sensors

E-Compass
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Accelerometer Sensor

Verdict

The Realme 3 is an impressive package that will compete with the Redmi Note 7.

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. One good thing that Realme and Asus Zenfone series have done is to bring back the prices of mid-range phones specially Redmi series to affordable range. Launched around 10k they increased prices with each launch with minor tweaks and it went up to 15k for the base variant with no discounts whatsoever.
    With competition in market 8n form of Realme and Asus, the prices are back to realistic levels.

  2. One good thing that Realme and Asus Zenfone series have done is to bring back the prices of mid-range phones specially Redmi series to affordable range. Launched around 10k they increased prices with each launch with minor tweaks and it went up to 15k for the base variant with no discounts whatsoever.
    With competition in market 8n form of Realme and Asus, the prices are back to realistic levels.

  3. Gogi,
    Please correct this line in Realme 3 Price section.
    Both on your website and Youtube!!
    “4GB/32GB Rs. 10,999”
    Shall be “4GB/64GB Rs. 10,999”

  4. Now which is better Redmi Note 7 or Realme 3 or M 20? All 3 using different processor. I think draw back of Realme 3 is that there is no fast charging compared with other 2.

    1. Still Note 7 is better for 1k Price
      1) Pure SD 660 with 2.2Ghz
      2) IR Blaster
      3) FHD+
      4) Gorilla Glass 5
      5) More colorful back panel 🙂

      Disclaimer: Still Everyone has their own choice of brand & needs!

      1. As you said, Redmi Note 7 is bit better in terms of Hardware(FHD+ display, CGG 5, IR, USB C with fast charging), s/w and looks. But, need to see how Realme 3 fares in its structural design when compared to RN7!!!

        1. Ok so actually Redmi Note 7 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 both are really VFM,
          Pro M2 has a Notification LED , does Note 7 come with a notification LED?
          also Max Pro M2 SD 660 with 2.0Ghz or 2.2Ghz , Pie should be soon by end of march for Max Pro M2

          1. Lol feeling stupid,after reading your comment,went to youtube but found NOTHING,lol. I keep forgetting there are kids like you on net who likes to run their mouths off without obtaining facts 99.999% of the time. Does lying pay you ? Lol,never gonna take another comment like yours truly seriously,some day you might really cry “HELP WOLF! WOLF!” and I can’t wait to see your expression that day(any job/speech is a self portrait of the man who done/said it)

  5. Gogi,
    Please correct this line in Realme 3 Price section.
    Both on your website and Youtube!!
    “4GB/32GB Rs. 10,999”
    Shall be “4GB/64GB Rs. 10,999”

  6. Now which is better Redmi Note 7 or Realme 3 or M 20? All 3 using different processor. I think draw back of Realme 3 is that there is no fast charging compared with other 2.

    1. Still Note 7 is better for 1k Price
      1) Pure SD 660 with 2.2Ghz
      2) IR Blaster
      3) FHD+
      4) Gorilla Glass 5
      5) More colorful back panel 🙂

      Disclaimer: Still Everyone has their own choice of brand & needs!

      1. As you said, Redmi Note 7 is bit better in terms of Hardware(FHD+ display, CGG 5, IR, USB C with fast charging), s/w and looks. But, need to see how Realme 3 fares in its structural design when compared to RN7!!!

        1. Ok so actually Redmi Note 7 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 both are really VFM,
          Pro M2 has a Notification LED , does Note 7 come with a notification LED?
          also Max Pro M2 SD 660 with 2.0Ghz or 2.2Ghz , Pie should be soon by end of march for Max Pro M2

          1. Lol feeling stupid,after reading your comment,went to youtube but found NOTHING,lol. I keep forgetting there are kids like you on net who likes to run their mouths off without obtaining facts 99.999% of the time. Does lying pay you ? Lol,never gonna take another comment like yours truly seriously,some day you might really cry “HELP WOLF! WOLF!” and I can’t wait to see your expression that day(any job/speech is a self portrait of the man who done/said it)