Our Opinion

The realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (4GB RAM, 64GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 realme 3 Pro
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Excellence Score
36.1
55.8
Value for Money Score
83.1
91.2
Price ₹ 11,999 onwards ₹ 13,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 Apr, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.26 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight Mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 632Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #16 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 616
RAM 4 GB 4 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 12MP + 2MP 16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: 1.25um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Portrait mode, Face recognition, AI Beautify 4.0, AI Scene detection 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 1/2.6" Sensor Size; Sony IMX519 sensor; 1.22um Pixel Size; EIS, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture, 960fps Super Slo-mo Video Rec., Nightscape, Ultra HD mode, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode, Expert Mode, HDR
Secondary Camera 32MP 25MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.25 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, AI Beautify 4.0, Portrait mode, Palm shutter, HDR, Screen flash, Selfie timer, Face recognition, EIS F/2.0 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 1.8um Pixel Size, AI Beautification, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 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 8.47 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 180 gm 172 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4045 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 383 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 52.00 hrs 32.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, VOOC 3.0
Other Battery Parameters Video Recording Time: upto 6 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 10 hrs, Gaming Time: upto 9 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 41 hrs Audio Playback Time: 126 hrs, Gaming: 7 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.7 hrs @ 1080P
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Striking back panel design, with some beautiful color plays
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Splash resistant P2i nano coating
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back works well
  • Face recognition works well too (though it isn't as quick as the solution offered by Realme)
  • Nice, modern, dewdrop notch display - the colours and viewing angles are decent, and sunlight legibility is good too
  • Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch protection
  • MIUI is one of the more refined Android UIs and packs many customization options, as well as support for navigation gestures
  • Decent performance backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC - day to day performance is smooth and switching between apps is quick - gaming performance is decent too, as long as you stick to casual titles
  • The highlight of the Redmi Y3 is, of course, it's 32MP selfie camera, which, on the whole, does very well, and gives the best selfie camera for this price bracket
  • Xiaomi has smartly used a 4-in-1 oversampling technique that saves an 8-megapixel image by default (you can, however, shoot using the full 32-megapixel resolution using a toggle in the viewfinder)
  • The selfies come our pretty sharp as expected, but the real difference shows up in low-light selfie photography, where the Redmi Y3 captures more details - and in pitch darkness too, the powerful flash of the Redmi Y3 is significantly better than the competition
  • There are also selfie-centric features like Palm Shutter, which counts down to release the shutter when it detects your palm
  • and Group Selfie, which takes multiple photos and combines them to try to create a frame in which everyone looks good
  • Decent dual rear camera setup too (though low light performance is just average)
  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - you will easily manage a day and a half (and up to 2 days for lighter usage)
  • The Redmi Y3 is a solid option if you find yourself obsessively taking pictures of yourself for Instagram throughout the day - and need the best budget selfie camera - and care less about gaming performance, or having a sharp display
  • Gorgeous design, with some eye-catching color combinations for the (plastic) back panel
  • Very good build quality and finish
  • Fast fingerprint sensor, and face unlock
  • Good 6.3inch IPS panel, with a small dewdrop notch, and minimal bezels - it's sharp, decently bright, has high contrast, and accurate colors
  • Media playback is handled well, and videos are rendered with punchy colours
  • ColorOS 6 UI has a new, cleaner look, and is quite feature packed, including plenty of motion and screen gestures
  • Thankfully, unlike, its main competitor, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, there are no spammy ads in the UI
  • Class leading performance (especially in terms of GPU) with a Snapdragon 710 at the core - everything from daily use to complex games like PUBG is a breeze
  • The phone also doesn't heat too much even after prolonged gaming sessions
  • Excellent camera package - mostly on par with the leading camera phone of this price bracket, the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Packs the 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture - this is the same sensor used in some premium phones such as the OnePlus 6T - there's also a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor for the phone's Portrait mode
  • In daylight, the the Realme 3 Pro captures very good details in landscape shots
  • Macros are sharp and well detailed too
  • The phone's AI scene recognition is quick to recognise most common objects such as flowers
  • Night photography is pretty decent too - and the the phone's Nightscape mode comes in handy here - it takes a second or two longer than usual to capture your shot, but the end result is a sharper image with much better detail
  • The depth sensor does a very good job with edge detection, and even in low light, you can get a very pleasing bokeh effect
  • Good 25-megapixel selfie camera too - selfies from the Realme 3 Pro pack a lot of detail and noise is kept in check - colors are excellent as well
  • Selfie portraits are quite good too, even though they don't get the benefit of a dedicated depth sensing camera - subject separation is very competent, there are no clipped ears and blur is natural-looking as well
  • Good video recording performance too - with good overall footage quality, and nice color reproduction
  • The single speaker gets loud enough for media playback
  • Excellent battery life - the combination of a large 4045mAh battery pack, an efficient processor, and Realme's optimizations means that this an easy 2-days battery life phone, even beating out (slightly) the excellent Redmi Note 7 Pro in battery life tests
  • Super fast VOOC fast charging using the bundled charger is again class-leading - it can top up the battery from zero all the way to 90 percent in about an hour
  • Overall, the Realme 3 Pro is absolutely great bang-for-the-buck, and is pretty neck-to-neck with the other top phone in this price bracket - the Redmi Note 7 Pro - while the Redmi Note 7 has a more premium glass build, and the modern USB Type-C port, the Realme 3 Pro has an edge in terms of a bundled fast charger, a slightly better processor, and cleaner (ad-free) software
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit bulky and chunky at 180g weight and 8.47mm thickness
  • The glossy finish on the back and sides means, of course, means that it does attract fingerprints and smudges very easily
  • Ads and pre-installed bloatware continues to be an issue though (while ads can be disabled but the process is complicated and not many people are likely to end up following it)
  • Overall performance isn’t very competitive though for this price bracket, which now has many phones with better SoCs
  • On the other hand, if you are looking for better all-rounder phones, you should consider the Redmi Note 7 or Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 - both phones have better displays, more powerful processors, and slightly better rear cameras
  • Realme continues to pre-install quite a few third-party apps such as a Webnovel, NewsPoint, ShareChat, etc (though most of them can be uninstalled)
  • Video stabilization at 1080p could have been better though
  • Uses the old microUSB port, instead of the modern USB Type-C port
Expert Reviews
  1. Many of the other options you could buy at this price offer more powerful specifications, but you might still prefer the Redmi Y3 just for its selfie camera
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A well-rounded package...But consider it only if you are more into selfies
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. A robust budget smartphone for your selfie needs
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A no-brainer if you're looking for a device with an impressive selfie camera...but if selfie clicking is not the thing for you, then there are better options
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you are looking for a phone with the best possible selfie camera in this price bracket, go for the Redmi Y3
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Bang for your buck
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. digit.in hands-on Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Some serious value for money
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good iterative update over the Realme 2 Pro...If you're looking for a smartphone that's great for gaming for less than Rs. 20,000 then the Realme 3 Pro is a good place to start
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Realme has a formidable phone in this year’s Pro series
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A formidable offering
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Has all the ingredients for a great mid-range smartphone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Worthy rival to Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The best budget gaming phone of 2019...Xiaomi has good reason to be worried
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Redefines the capability of ‘budget smartphones’
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. Fantastic value...the phone to beat under Rs 15,000
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. The Redmi Note 7 Pro redefined the price to specifications ratio, and the Realme 3 Pro demolishes that with an even more stable and reliable experience
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Great display, good camera, but Redmi Note 7 Pro is better overall
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  17. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  18. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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