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Realme 3 Full Review: New Budget Smartphone King?

Realme 3 Full Review: New Budget Smartphone King?
Realme 3 Full Review: New Budget Smartphone King?

Is the Realme 3 the new Budget and even Midrange Smartphone King? Let’s get on it and roll on with the specs sheet

Display and Design

Starting off, the Realme 3 sports a 6.2-inch waterdrop display with an HD+ (1520×720) resolution. It also has a 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. In terms of design, we see the all trendy gradient color design on the back. The gradient color may look pretty for some, but there are still who prefer simpler designs. The design looks premium due to the fading color and its curved ergonomic shape on the back which also makes it easy to hold. The phone is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Bearing a multi-layer plastic with a polycarbonate frame material on its back, the design is prone to fingerprint and smudges which will be a big downside for some. Other than that, the Realme 3 feels light on the hand as well with just 175 grams weight and 8.3mm thickness. Below the phone are its speaker grille and a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, it is still equipped with a micro USB port for charging and connection which will be a no-no for some. At the back, you can find the fingerprint scanner with a silver accent around it along with the dual rear camera and LED flash.

Hardware and gaming benchmark

Under the hood, the Realme 3 runs on 2.1GHz Helio P60 octa-core chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. The phone launched with an Helio P60 in Pakistan, though. All is well with the running and switching from app to app. It is also expandable up to 256GB via SD card. The device runs PUBG and Mobile Legends well since it also has a Game Space feature making it just quite good for basic gaming.

Overall, the performance of Realme 3 is comparable to a midrange phone but its price is almost half of the competition.

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Camera

Moving on, the Realme 3 boasts a 13MP + 2MP camera setup. The back camera is just average since we found the autofocus moody since some photos looked blurry or washed out. But the phone has AI scene recognition and Chroma Boost mode to make some improvements to boost detail, exposure, and contrast. The device also boasts Nightscape mode to increase exposure of photos to take during nighttime, making it sharper and detailed.

OS and Battery

The Realme 3 also runs on Android Pie with the latest ColorOS 6.0. The new OS allows the user to add more features and customize the visual of the phone. The battery is decent since it is packed with 4,230mAh but it doesn’t offer fast charging support. We got almost 5-6 hours of battery life with heavy usages like gaming and streaming. Overall use could last up to 2 days with minimal internet and gaming.

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Verdict:

Definitely, the Realme 3 is a New Budget Smartphone King and even a capable contender on the midrange section, thanks to its dual camera, faster processor and graphics, and large battery capacity. It beats most midrange phones with its affordable pricing coupled with these solid specs which are hard to match.