What makes for an amazing budget smartphone involves discussion. In any case, for most of us, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series makes the cut as an incredible offering, taking into account what it offers for the price. While the achievement of the Redmi Note 7 Duo vouches for their fame, we can see OPPO’s off-shoot Realme finding ways to snatch that distinction away from Xiaomi. Because of this desire, the Realme 3 Pro has been conceived and its essential aim appears to be doing everything the archrival Redmi Note 7 Pro can—yet better. On paper, the Realme 3 Pro is neck and neck with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, featuring a somewhat increasingly powerful processor and peculiarities like a 64MP “Ultra HD” picture mode.
The company is not shying far from considering the Realme 3 Pro a “flagship,” giving us more all the more motivations to bring a deeper jump into what the device brings to the table to its young audience. For starters, the Realme 3 Pro runs PUBG in High settings by default and supports Fortnite Mobile, yet there’s a whole other world to like about the smartphone. The Realme 3 Pro was declared with two variations, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and another with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage limit, however, a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage model was simply reported. The prices relating to the two launch variants are likewise the same as Redmi Note 7 Pro, which makes the fight even fiercer.
Realme 3 Pro: Design
It at long last feels like the time of flavorless and dull budget smartphones are finished, with smartphone manufacturers going the additional mile to fuse attractive design elements on reasonable devices. Recently, glazed backs with either color gradients or textures have evoked a chord with most smartphone makers. The Realme 3 Pro accompanies both, using a choice of gradients emphasized by a striking example. It makes interesting use of speed lines which have been roused by race tracks to imply the Realme 3 Pro’s connection with speed and a feeling of competitive advantage over the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Lying underneath these lines is a double tone gradient, with three different color mixes to choose from. I’ve used the Lightning Purple variant however in any case you’re not a fan of gradients, you can pick the gray version.
While the back of the Realme 3 Pro is mostly reflective, it glimmers with a pattern molded like a hyperbolic bend. This gives off the feeling that the smartphone may be estimated at much more than it really is. Other than the beguiling pattern, different elements on the back incorporated a 16MP+5MP dual camera setup with an LED glimmer and a capacitive fingerprint scanner with some kind of ceramic-like covering on top of it. In conclusion, there’s a “realme” logo at the bottom left corner of the smartphone.
For the frame, Realme has used a plain plastic completion, which looks disappointing against the shiny back. There is nominal shaping which, in my opinion, slightly improves the hold of the smartphone. Upon taking a look at the sides of the Realme 3 Pro, you’ll discover a power button on the right, disjunct buttons for volume up and down and a SIM plate on the left, a solitary speaker grille, a micro USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, the primary microphone at the base, and lastly, the secondary microphone for dropping noise at the top of the smartphone.
Directing our attention towards the front of the smartphone, there’s a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD with a teardrop notch and minimal bezels affording a 91% screen-to-body ratio. A slim lining of chamfered plastic keeps running along the edge of the display module and it is identical to numerous other affordable smartphones. This fixing along with the plastic edge deter the almost-elegant bent design of the back and gives the smartphone a fairly ordinary look from the front.
The display has a pixel thickness of 408ppi and generally, it feels sufficiently sharp and well soaked. The display is genuinely bright a large portion of the times and offers better readability in indoor just as open air scenarios. While the color reproduction of the display does equity to the fiesta of colors in Realme’s ColorOS software, which is obtained from OPPO, the display is somewhat towards the warmer side. On the off chance that you don’t enjoy that, however, you can use a slider in the Display settings to modify the temperature of the color. Over the display lies a 25MP selfie camera alongside with the earpiece.
As far as the heft and durability, the Realme 3 Pro feels strong without feeling heavy or bloated in any sense. It holds a slim body in spite of the different layers of reinforcement over the plastic back shell just as the powerful determinations it packs inside the body. While the body is not probably going to shatter in only a couple of drops, Realme is additionally shipping a thick and defensive TPU case within the box.
Extensively, the Realme 3 Pro feels well-built with scarcely any signs of bulging or flexing while at the same time applying pressure. My only worry with the smartphone remains its broken design which stalls any early impressions of this being an excellent device. However, if you’re not as nitpicky as I am, these elements won’t trouble you, particularly not youthful users, which is Realme’s essential audience.
Realme 3 Pro: Camera
Realme claims to have made some significant upgrades to the camera on the Realme 3 Pro contrasted to its predecessor the Realme 2 Pro. Since the company is touting the smartphone as a flagship, it has made conventional improvements to justify those claims. For starters, the 16MP essential sensor being used on the smartphone’s rear camera is Sony’s IMX519, which has likewise been used on the OnePlus 6/6T. It has a gap value of f/1.7 which implies that the images should be adequately brightened even in low-light conditions. The optional 5MP sensor is useful for detecting the depth of the background in the case of bokeh shots.
For the rear camera, Realme is boasting a Chroma Boost mode which supports HDR with the assistance of AI. Also, there’s an Ultra HD mode, with which Realme means to beat Redmi Note 7 Pro’s 48MP mode. Per the launch declaration, this mode can be used to basically fasten four 16MP images to make a 64MP image, and the outcomes produced in this mode can be relied upon to be nearly keeping pace with images clicked by a true 64MP sensor.
After taking a couple of images with the Realme 3 Pro, I’ve come to perceive the potential that this camera offers. This camera may not exclusively be intense competition for the Redmi Note 7 Pro yet additionally the Nokia 7.OnePlus with its Zeiss optics and even the POCO F1. The following are a portion of the shots that I figured out to take with the Realme 3 Pro.
The images captured in bright daylight have an agreeable amount of vibrancy and a great deal of sharpness. However, when zoomed in, these images will, in general, become blurry. Further, there’s a noticeable yellowing in the images, which is something that was additionally announced by many OnePlus 6T users. The images do look modified and oversaturated in specific scenarios with yellows and greens flying out distinctively.
At the point when the images are taken under direct sunlight or inside, the oversaturation is not as noticeable and the camera creates closer to natural colors.
On the video front, the Realme 3 Pro can record videos in up to 4K resolution at 30fps. In any case, unlike the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T, the Realme 3 Pro’s camera does not feature optical image adjustment(OIS). However, it does support “accelerated” electronic image stabilization (EIS). In addition, there’s support for 10-second-long 720p slow-motion video at 960fps, which may really appeal a great deal of young and curious buyers.
One thing to be noticed is that the slow-motion videos captured in a landscape orientation have thick borders on two sides. This is destined to be a bug and the Realme team has been informed about the problem. Yet until there’s a resolution from the company, here’s an example 960fps slo-mo video caught with the Realme 3 Pro.