realme 3i (3GB RAM, 32GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 7,999 onwards

launchJul, 2019

29.0

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85.1

value for money score

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • Nice, modern dewdrop notch display with good colours and wide viewing angles
  • Sunlight legibility could be better

Software

  • 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
  • It's of course not as simple and clean as stock Android though - very few custom skins are

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Audio

  • The speaker on Realme 3i is very loud (though of course, as expected, it lacks depth)

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - you will get about 1.5 days of use, with moderate usage

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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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realme 3i (3GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.22 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #39 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; 5P Lens
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • Nightscape
  • 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
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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