Realme is keen on making its mark in the premium mid-range smartphone game this 2019. With the recent launch of two of its best yet—the Realme 3 Pro and Realme 3—fans may need to know what makes one different from the other.
While the Pro version is designed as an upgrade to the Realme 3, one can expect that even the regular version can flex maximum power. Here’s what you need to know about the Realme 3 Pro and Realme 3:
Design & Construction
Both the Realme 3 Pro and Realme 3 have great aesthetic offerings evident in their gradient finish and thin bezels. The Realme 3 Pro shines in Lightning Purple, Nitro Blue, and Carbon Grey. Meanwhile, the Realme 3 attracts the fashion-savvy in Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Classic Black. Both equals in thickness at 8.3 mm and height at 156 mm, but Realme 3’s weight is tad bit higher at 175 grams. Both models sport a polycarbonate back and a water-drop notch display. Both also feature a rear fingerprint sensor along with a light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and compass.
Display & Multimedia
The Realme 3 Pro‘s 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) multi-touch capacitive display is higher in resolution than that of the Realme 3′, which comes in at 6.22-inch (1520 x 720 pixels). Both feature an IPS LCD screen, water-drop notch, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. As for each of the units’ pixel density, the Realme 3 Pro packs more at 409ppi and a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. The Realme 3 has 271ppi with 88.3% screen-to-body ratio. For screen protection, the Pro has it better with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while Realme 3 features the Gorilla Glass 3.
Software, Chipset, & Storage
Powering the Realme 3 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with Adreno 616 GPU. It’s then paired with either the 4GB or 6GB RAM variant and up to 64GB to 128GB of onboard storage, expandable via microSD card. The Realme 3, on the other hand, runs on MediaTek Helio P70 SoC with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It’s coupled with either a 3GB or 4GB RAM variant with up to 32GB to 64GB of storage–also expandable via microSD card. Both units run on Android v9.0 (Pie).
Both units feature 2x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face Detection, Touch-to-focus, Continuos Shooting, and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The Realme 3 Pro is set higher with its 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera and a 25MP selfie shooter. On the other hand, the Realme 3 features a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera with a 13MP front shooter. This phone is also capable of recording videos with 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps. On the other hand,the Realme 3 Pro is able to record with 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps, 1920 x 1080 at 120 fps, and 1280 x 720 at 960 fps.
The Realme 3 has bigger battery power at 4230mAh, letting you browse multiple apps simultaneously. The Realme 3 Pro’s battery capacity is 4045mAh and comes with support for VOOC 3.O Flash Charge.
In conclusion, the Realme 3 Pro may have the advantage in terms of software, display, and multimedia power. But it wouldn’t hurt to consider the Realme 3, especially if you’re after a larger battery power and reliable specs work just the same.
|Realme 3 Pro||Realme 3|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6||Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6|
|Processor||Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360) Qualcomm Snapdragon 710||Octa core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio P70|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Mali-G72 MP3|
|Display||6.3-inch 1080 x 2340 IPS LCD waterdrop display||6.2-inch 720 x 1520 IPS LCD waterdrop display|
|Rear Camera||16MP + 5MP||13MP + 2MP|
|Dimensions||156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm||156.10 x 75.60 x 8.30 mm|
|Colors||Carbon Gray, Nitro Blue, Lightning Purple||Dynamic Black, Black, Radiant Blue|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|
For the pricing and availability of both units, take note of the following variants below:
- Realme 3 (3GB + 32GB) – P6, 990
- Realme 3 (3GB + 64GB) – P7, 990
- Realme 3 (4GB + 64GB) – P9, 990
- Realme 3 Pro (4GB + 64GB) – PHP 10, 439
- Realme 3 Pro (6GB + 128GB) – PHP 12, 676