Realme 3 Pro review: Impressive performance, good camera
Realme 3 Pro Review: Realme has a brand has managed to carve a space for itself, despite being just a year old. Phones like the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 1, and Realme U1 have managed to impress in the budget segment, which is one of the most competitive in the market. In fact, Realme has made it unabashedly clear that it is targeting the number one player in the market, Xiaomi.
With the latest phone Realme 3 Pro, the company is very clear: This is a challenger for the newly launched Redmi Note 7 Pro. In fact, both phones are priced exactly the same, Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro start at Rs 13,999. The higher variants of both these phones will cost Rs 16,999.
The gradient colourful look at the back of the purple and blue colour options of Realme 3 Pro make this phone appear very similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. But similarity is not the only factor that decides a phone’s success in India. So does Realme 3 Pro deliver on the tall promises it makes? Here’s our review of Realme 3 Pro and its performance.
Realme 3 Pro specifications: 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display | 16MP+5MP dual rear camera | 25MP front camera | Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor | 4,045mAh battery | 4/6GB RAM | 64/128GB internal storage | ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie
Realme 3 Pro price in India: Rs 13,999 for 4GB/64GB, and Rs 16,999 for 6GB/128GB.
Realme 3 Pro review: Design and display
At first look, the design of the Realme 3 Pro resembles closely to the previously launched Realme 3. However, there are minor changes. Drifting away from the unibody form factor, Realme 3 Pro features a sandwich design. The phone has an arc-shaped light effect 3D pattern at the back and its vibrant colour scheme stands out the most.
However, the extensive reflections cause slight discomfort to eyes under artificial lighting and the back attracts smudges easily. Also, Realme could have switched to a glass back, instead of a plastic one. After all, rival Redmi Note 7 Pro does sport a more premium glass design.
The Realme 3 Pro comes in three colours options – Carbon Gray, Nitro Blue (gradient) and Lightning Purple (gradient). I had the Lightning Purple unit in which the Blue colour from the left side transitions to the Purple colour to the right in reverse S-shape.