Our Opinion

The realme 3i (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Vivo Y90, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 3i (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Vivo Y90  realme 3i (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score
19.9
29.2
Value for Money Score
69.4
85.4
Price ₹ 6,439 onwards ₹ 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2019 Jul, 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 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.22 inches 6.22 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio A22Ranked #83 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #39 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE83200 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 8MP 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Face Beauty, Professional mode, Palm Capture, Voice Control, Time-Lapse, Slow-mo Video, Time Watermark, Model Watermark 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF; 5P Lens, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, Nightscape, Hybrid HDR, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode
Secondary Camera 5MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.8 Aperture, Face Beauty, Palm Capture, Voice Control, Selfie Lighting, Time Watermark F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautification, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB 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 8.28 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 163 gm 175 gm
Width 75.1 mm 75.6 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4030 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
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Inherits the beautiful, striking, diamond-back design of the Realme C2 - making it easily one of the best looking budget phones
  • The body is polycarbonate, so the design is essentially smudge free (which is a problem that a lot of glass phones face these days)
  • The front is sharp and modern too, with a dew-drop notch design
  • Great build quality
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint sensor, at the back
  • Super fast face unlock
  • Nice, modern dewdrop notch display with good colours and wide viewing angles
  • ColorOS is now leaner, and more streamlined compared to before and has some useful add-on features like Clone Apps, Call Recording, Game Space, Quiet Time, Night Shield screen, etc
  • Very good performance for the price bracket with a relatively powerful MediaTek Helio P60 (similar to Snapdragon 653) - day-to-day use, as well as high-end games in low/medium graphics settings, are smooth
  • Reasonably ok camera setup for the price
  • The dual rear camera setup is capable of taking good pictures in bright outdoors with accurate colours reproduction
  • The 13MP front camera also does decently well - in good lighting conditions
  • Portrait mode on the front camera is pretty good too
  • The speaker on Realme 3i is very loud (though of course, as expected, it lacks depth)
  • Excellent battery life - you will get about 1.5 days of use, with moderate usage
  • Realme 3i is another welcome addition to the Realme 3 series and it caters to the users who want something between the Realme C2 and Realme 3, both in terms of performance and price - it's a good option at this price point
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Sunlight legibility could be better
  • It's of course not as simple and clean as stock Android though - very few custom skins are
  • Overall detail levels, exposure, and dynamic range though are just average though
  • Indoor shots under artificial lighting carry a lot of noise and low light shots are not that good
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. Worth considering
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A worthy budget contender
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The excellent build quality and beautiful build of this phone, is what separate it from the pack
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. For users who want a smartphone at this price point which can deliver an all-rounder performance, Realme 3i is not a bad deal
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Good new entry to the budget segment...positives outweigh the negatives
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A perfect device for anyone who’s looking for something inside the 10k budget
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Excellent performer in its segment, with good on-battery time
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Your money’s worth
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »
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