Realme 3 – A New Challenger Joins The Budget Phone Competition

The heated battle of budget smartphones is heating up among Chinese phone brands again with the new release of the Realme 3 yesterday from Realme, OPPO‘s sub-brand launched in India.

realme 3 unibody design
realme 3 unibody design (Source: realme)

The Realme 3 is yet another powerhouse with an affordable price tag. To start with, it features a 6.22-inch Dewdrop notch design and a HD+ resolution 1520×720 pixels. The screen-to-body ratio is 88.3 percent with an aspect ratio of 19:9.

The handset features the MediaTek Helio P70 processor and OPPO claims that it delivers better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660SoC. It runs on ColorOS 6.0 on Android 9.0.

dewdrop full screen of realme 3
dewdrop full screen of realme 3 (Source: realme)

The camera department sports a 13MP+2MP rear camera setup at f/1.8, and a 13MP selfie camera at f/2.0. It comes with face unlock, Nightscape, Chroma Boost, and AI scene recognition.

AI dual camera of realme 3
AI dual camera of realme 3 (Source: realme)

For RAM support, the Realme 3 has two variants; 3GB and 4GB and the corresponding storage levels are 32GB and 64GB respectively. The storage can be expanded to up to 256GB and battery-wise, the Realme 3 comes with a very large 4230mAh battery, which is way more than enough for a full day’s charge for average users.

shot by realme 3
shot by realme 3 (Source: realme)

Another great feature that the handset comes with is the 3.5mm headphone jack which has been phased out in many premium flagship phones.

quality tests of realme 3
quality tests of realme 3 (Source: realme)

According to Realme’s official twitter account, the company is avidly competing against another powerful contender in the market, the Redmi Note 7, by comparing specs of the two budget phones side by side.

At the end of the announcement Realme gave their fans yet another surprise—the company will be releasing the Realme 3 Pro in April and it will be a strong challenger to the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India.

realme 3 Pro
realme 3 Pro (Source: Realme)

The Realme 3 will be priced at around $125 for a model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and $155 for double the storage and an extra gigabyte of RAM. This is a rather strong pricing compared to other competitors within the market.

realme 3 price
realme 3 price (Source: realme)

The Realme 3 features a 3D Unibody Gradient design and comes in three colours: Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue and Black.

Featured Image Source: Realme