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Realme 3 Pro Review

The Best Budget Smartphone with Outstanding Features

As a young brand, Realme once again attained the reputation of launching a smartphone which comes with some of the most dazzling features as well as specifications. Realme has done its best and granted the best of the best features and specifications in Realme 3 Pro in the UK which can only be expected from a flagship smartphone i.e. Honor 20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A80.

At first glance, the overall look and feel of Realme 3 Pro are premium – thanks to its flashy design and a waterdrop-like notch on the front.

The back of the handset looks like liquid metal in lightning purple and nitro blue.

The key highlights of Realme 3 Pro are related to 4045mAh non-removable battery, dual 15MP + 5MP rear cameras, up to 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 710 Chipset and IPS LCD based 6.3-inches display. The rest of the details including its pricing and release date are mentioned in our Realme 3 Pro Review below. So, let’s keep going!

Realme 3 Pro UK

Pricing and Availability:

The official Realme 3 Pro release date in the UK was June 5th, 2019 and it’s now available on the company’s official website as well as other well-known stores to buy with immediate effects.

In terms of Realme 3 Pro Price in the UK, it set users back £175 for 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory whereas 6GB/128GB variant goes for only £219.

 That seems stunningly exceptional value for money and there is very little else in the smartphone market that can compete with Realme 3 Pro. Maybe, Motorola Moto G7 Power is the biggest rival in terms of price but it’s backed by a lower resolution display, slower processor and doesn’t look as gorgeous as Realme 3 Pro.

Specifications:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
PRICEAround 180£
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, April
StatusAvailable. Released June 5th, 2019 in UK
BODYBuildFront glass, plastic body
Dimensions156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm (6.17 x 2.92 x 0.33 in)
Weight172 g (6.07 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
ChipsetQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 616
STORAGEInternal Memory64/128 GB
RAM4GB ,6GB
128GB with 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( Dual )16 MP + 5 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR
Rear Camera Video[email protected], [email protected]/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8", 0.8µm
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary Camera Video[email protected]
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4045 mAh battery
ColoursCarbon Gray, Nitro Blue, Lightning Purple

Design:

As mentioned above, it looks stunning and dazzling but be mindful that you wouldn’t be getting a flagship-style design as far as the price is concerned. The back panel isn’t made of glass – but the pattern looks still amazing with delicate lines all-encompassing all over the phone from top to bottom.

The rear comes in two different colours – Nitro Blue and Lightning Purple. It weighs 172 grams with 156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm dimensions. The left-hand side is covered by volume rockers whereas a power button is available on the right-hand side (accessible easily). The most interesting thing is that it’s lighter and slimmer as compared to Xiaomi’s latest Note smartphone.

Realme 3 Pro Mobile Phone

Display:

The IPS LCD based screen measures a total of 6.3-inches with a maximum resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels at 409 PPI Density. According to the reports from different online sources, the Realme 3 Pro feels a little warm but not as that bad.

And as for brightness, the handset indeed gets bright enough when using indoor and you won’t have any issues with it in other environments. Indirect sunlight, however, struggles a lot more but again, it’s acceptable as far as the price goes.

Camera:

On paper, the Realme 3 Pro comes with a dual rear camera – consists of a 16MP main snapper and secondary 5MP for depth mapping. The front side, on the other hand, is covered with a single 25MP camera that assists you in video calls and selfies.

The camera app of Realme 3 is easy to use as you can swipe right and left cycles between photos, videos and portrait modes whereas the app setting menu offers a list of different features i.e. panorama, nightscape, shooting modes and much more. Performance-wise, captures images are quite impressive and the sensors draw a lot of light and reproduce accurate colours.

Realme 3 Pro design

Onboard Components:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Chipset works as a brain of the handset and to give you super-smooth and glitch-free gaming and multitasking experience, it’s partnered with 4GB/6GB of RAM. For managing a graphical department, it has Adreno 616 GPU. Thus, you get an outstanding performance whether you work on multiple apps simultaneously or play graphics-enriched games i.e. PUBG Mobile or Fortnite.

It’s running on Android Pie 9.0 operating system with ColorOS 6 on top and 64GB/128GB of onboard memory let you store a plethora of files, images, videos, and even movies. Most important of all, the storage is expandable further up to 256GB through a microSD card.

Realme 3 Pro Black

Battery:

With a power-efficient chipset and a whopping 4045mAh non-removable battery, the handset has all the mandatory components to get awesome battery life. It’s a better gaming smartphone like Galaxy S10 and Black Shark 2. With medium to heavy use, it lasts all day long and comfortably lasts a second day too with some relatively heavy use.

It comes with Oppo’s proprietary VOOC fast charging which means it restores juice from 0-50% in a couple of minutes (most probably in 30 minutes) and 0-100% in an hour and 10 minutes.

Read Realme 3 Pro Review from GSMArena

Review overview

Design & Display9
Software7.5
Battery8.5
Performance7.5
Camera8
Onboard Storage8
Price8

The Pros

  • Outstanding Gaming Performance
  • VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging
  • Strong Configuration
  • Amazing Camera
  • Long Battery Life

The Cons

  • No NFC and Slippery Design
  • Micro USB Port isn’t Updated
  • Video Stabilization isn’t Good Enough

Summary

8.1Making a long story short, Realme 3 Pro is an excellent budget-friendly smartphone that is loaded with a powerful configuration – showing no sign of glitch. It has a super-stunning display which takes your enjoyment to the next level when watching movies and playing games with natural colour reproduction. And onto optics, Realme 3 Pro has maintained the position very well. All in all, with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard memory, it’s a perfect smartphone you should buy if you are scouting for a flagship phone at the lowest rates.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

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