realme 3 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 16,999 announced

launchComing Soon!

61.6

excellence score

91.1

value for money score

Will be available from: 29 April, 2019

2-Minute Review

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • 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

Software

  • 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
  • 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)

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • Video stabilization at 1080p could have been better though

Audio

  • The single speaker gets loud enough for media playback

Connectivity

  • Uses the old microUSB port, instead of the modern USB Type-C port

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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. The best budget gaming phone of 2019...Xiaomi has good reason to be worried
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. 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 »
  8. Fantastic value...the phone to beat under Rs 15,000
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »

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realme 3 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.3 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #15 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4045 mAh
Battery Standby383 hrs
Battery Talktime32.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Audio Playback Time: 126 hrs
  • Gaming: 7 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 9.7 hrs @ 1080P
Fast ChargingYes, VOOC 3.0
Dimensions
Weight172 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera25MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/2.8" Sensor Size
  • 1.8um 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 + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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