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Realme 3 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro Comparison: Budget Camera Phone Getting Better

Realme 3 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review

Budget Realme 3 camera review vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro in the Philippines

From a single camera to five cameras— all at the back— smartphone brands are now taking a big leap in mobile photography.

Realme, a sub-brand of OPPO, has just recently launched its newest midrange offering— the Realme 3— that is a good smartphone choice at a very affordable price. On the other hand, Mate 20 Pro was last year’s flagship from the Chinese giant, Huawei. Both phones have cons and pros when it comes to capturing special memories. But with technology advancing faster than before, have the budget phones segment reached the performance of recent flagship phones?

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Before we dive in and take a look at the camera comparison, let’s unroll camera specs sheets of these two devices:

Realme 3 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review
Realme 3 has dual-rear cameras while Huawei Mate 20 Pro boasts its triple-LEICA cameras.
Realme 3 Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Camera Specifications
  • Primary: 13 MP f/1.8 with 1.12-micron pixels
  • Secondary: a 2MP depth sensor
  • Front: 13MP f/2.0 with 1.12-micron pixels
  • Primary: 40MP f/1.8 aperture
  • Ultrawide: 20MP f/2.2
  • Telephoto: 8MP with 5x optical zoom telephoto lens with f/2.4
  • All triple-rear cameras are made from Leica lenses
  • Front: 24MP f/2.0, capable of HDR

Daylight: HDR, Landscape, Portrait

Now, let’s take a look at how these devices perform during daylight:

Photos below show how these two devices perform shooting landscape:

Zoom features

Realme 3 is capable of 2x digital zoom while Huawei Mate 20 Pro is capable of 5x optical zoom. But for the photos below, we compared 2x zoom:


Now, let’s take a look at these indoor lowlight shots:

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Even if they do not have the specifications and price point, they have their strengths and weaknesses. Realme 3, through its chroma boost capability, will give you vivid colors even under lowlight highlighting your subject, while Huawei Mate 20 Pro will give you more details, thanks to its larger sensor.

Realme 3  

Huawei Mate 20 Pro


  • Vivid colors
  • Excellent HDR capability
  • Overall brighter shots
  • Great details



  • Minimal noise on lowlight shots
  • Needs minor software improvements for color accuracy

  • Less saturation
  • Contrast is an overkill


Conclusion: Realme 3 is an Advanced Camera Phone for P6k price

With the capabilities and improvements that Realme offered thru the Realme 3, we can safely conclude that budget phones are able to match some of the performance and features of flagship phones from last year. And that’s a one year gap and a big price difference between the budget Realme 3 and late 2018 Huawei Mate 20.

So if you’re really looking for a capable budget phone, we recommend to check out the Realme 3. It has solid specs for a very competitive price, P6,490 to P6990 pesos. You can read our review and comparison to find out why.

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