Our Opinion

The realme 3 (3GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Oppo A5s (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 3 (3GB RAM, 64GB)!

Oppo A5s (3GB RAM, 32GB)  realme 3 (3GB RAM, 64GB) 
Oppo A5s realme 3
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Excellence Score
20.8
24.9
Value for Money Score
63.1
69.7
Price ₹ 9,490 onwards ₹ 9,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2019 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #67 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #50 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, PDAF, Nightscape mode, Hybrid HDR, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Beauty Technology 2.0 F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautification, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.2 mmMedium 8.3 mmMedium
Weight 170 gmMedium 175 gmMedium
Width 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4230 mAh 4230 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Classy looking chassis - and a contemporary look, and a near edge-to-edge display with a small notch and larger screen-to-body ratio
  • The gold accent around the horizontal dual rear camera setup, and fingerprint sensor adds some flair
  • Both the fingerprint sensor and face unlock work pretty well
  • Nice display - renders vivid colors, and brightness levels are decent enough for outdoor visibility
  • Color OS is pretty feature packed - you get a lot of shortcuts, gestures, and features like Smart Sidebar, Game space, Kid space, and a bunch of different security options
  • Day-to-day performance is decent, and casual games run fine with the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC (similar to Snapdragon 632)
  • Decent set of dual rear cameras for the price - everything looks decent in daylight with good enough details - giving you social media shareable pictures
  • Macros look fairly decent too with punchy colors and adequate details
  • Decent portrait shots, with reasonably good edge detection
  • Very good battery life - you will get 1.5 days+ with a big 4230mAh battery
  • Dazzling design, with a beautiful gradient color finish - the sort of design that you can really brag about
  • Fast, effective fingerprint sensor
  • Fast, effective face unlock
  • Large, modern, bright, 6.22 inch, dewdrop notch screen, with good viewing angles
  • The new and improved ColorOS 6.0 is now lighter and more refined
  • Isn't strewn with ads like Redmi phones (which are going to be the main competition here) now tend to be
  • Excellent, unmatched performance for this price bracket with a powerful Helio P70 chipset at the core (similar to the Snapdragon 660) - it will steamroll through anything you throw at it, including high-end games like PUBG (which easily runs at 30fps)
  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear, with AI features (can recognize 16 independent scenes and 100 scene combinations)
  • Does reasonably well in good lighting conditions with decent resolved detail, decent contrast, and accurate colors
  • New modes like Chroma Boost and Night mode, can be handy at times
  • Decent portrait mode too - subject separation works well, there aren't many abrupt transitions from sharp to blurred, and the bokeh is nice
  • Decent selfie camera too - with good detail, nice colors and sharp enough images
  • The selfie cam also offers simulated bokeh, and it does a ok job
  • Impressive battery backup with a large 4230mAh battery - you will end a full use day with a comfortable 35-40% left in the tank
  • Realme 3 is very likely another big hit from the Realme brand, especially for the exceptional (and unmatched) performance it brings to this price bracket
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed a bit high though, and is not the most comfortable to reach
  • It's based on old Android Oreo though, which is a bit disappointing, for a phone launching in the middle of 2019
  • Low light performance is a struggle
  • The selfie camera can give good selfies under sunlight, but the AI beautification feature is a bit too aggressive, you will often end up with bad skin softening effects and white skin tone, resulting in artificial shots
  • The selfie camera's (software) portrait mode also doesn’t work too well
  • The Oppo A5s is a classy looking smartphone, with a big strong point in terms of battery - it will face tough competition from its counterparts, including Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, and Realme 3, which provide better all-round value
  • The Realme 3's glossy back, of course, attracts plenty of smudges very easily
  • Screen resolution is on the low side
  • Sunlight legibility also could have been better
  • Average video recording performance - there's no stabilisation, so footage is shaky if you move about too much
  • Low-light photography is nothing to write home about
  • There are some very good competitors in a slightly higher bracket though - like the Redmi Note 7, and Realme U1 - which have similar hardware but higher resolution displays - so you might want to look at these especially if display quality is key for you
Expert Reviews
  1. If performance is important, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 are better options at the same price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Big battery wrapped in a classy chassis..but the device will face tough competition
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Gets lost in the army of affordable handsets and struggles to keep pace with them
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Except for its performance, the phone’s battery, display, camera and design makes it a good proposition in the budget segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Familiar design, good battery life but competition offers more
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Hard to recommend
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. Has a lot to offer, way beyond what its budget price tag suggests
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Its competitive pricing makes it a better alternative to the other phones in this segment
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Fairly good all-round upgrade to the Realme 2
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The new budget king
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One for the budget fans
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Realme 3 still offers good value for money, but it's not as impressive as some of the company's previous offerings
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. If you are looking for a pocket-friendly phone, you can bet on the Realme and it will serve you well for long
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Realme 3 might not feel as premium as the Redmi Note 7, but it definitely has the punch to compete against Xiaomi’s newest budget beast
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Realme 3 is a fine device and works well..but it doesn't offer that wow factor that we got from past Realme phones
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. notebookcheck.net hands-on Read Review »
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