realme 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 7,999 onwards

launchMar, 2019

29.0

excellence score

84.9

value for money score

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Design

  • 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
  • The Realme 3's glossy back, of course, attracts plenty of smudges very easily

Display

  • Large, modern, bright, 6.22 inch, dewdrop notch screen, with good viewing angles
  • Screen resolution is on the low side
  • Sunlight legibility also could have been better

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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)

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Battery

  • Impressive battery backup with a large 4230mAh battery - you will end a full use day with a comfortable 35-40% left in the tank

Verdict

  • 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
  • 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

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  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 »

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realme 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.1 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
Dimensions
Weight175 gmMedium
Thickness8.3 mmMedium
Width75.6 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • Nightscape mode
  • Hybrid HDR
  • Chroma Boost
  • Portrait Mode
Secondary Camera13MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • AI Beautification
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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