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Realme 3 vs Realme 3 Pro Specs Comparison – Which one to buy?


It was only last month when OPPO’s sub-brand released the Budget KingRealme 3. However, the company is back at it again, this time, with the Realme 3 Pro. Seemingly another mid-range performer under the budget segment, it’s looking like Realme 3 owners should’ve waited for this one.

READ: Realme 3 Pro launched: 6GB RAM, SD 710, 16MP Sony camera for P10k price

Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro Differences


Advantages of Realme 3

  1. slightly larger 4230mAh battery

Advantages of Realme 3 Pro

  1. slightly larger screen (6.3-inch) and higher screen-to-body ratio (83.7%)
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  4. Snapdragon 710
  5. up to 6GB/128GB
  6. 16MP f1.7 + 5MP f2.4 main camera (up to 4K @ 30fps)
  7. 25MP f2.0 selfie camera
  8. BT 5.0
  9. Wi-Fi ac
  10. Super VOOC 3.0 fast charging at 20W (50% in 30mins)

Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro Similarities

  1. polycarbonate body
  2. IPS LCD panel
  3. dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
  4. dual main camera
  5. single selfie camera
  6. Android 9.0 Pie based on Color OS 6
  7. 1080p selfie video recording
  8. microUSB 2.0
  9. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  10. at least 4000mAh battery

Which is a better buy between the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro?

Realme 3 Pro

In terms of design, both the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro sport glass and polycarbonate build, waterdrop notches, fingerprint scanner, and dual camera placements. Where the two differs is the finish on the back — with the newer device having an S-shaped reflection for a crafty look.

As for the display, Realme 3 Pro takes a clear advantage with the crisper FHD+ resolution.

Although both are running on Android 9.0 Pie based on ColorOS 6, the performance on the Realme 3 Pro gets a huge upgrade thanks to its Snapdragon 710. The same can be said on RAM and storage that goes up to 6GB and 128GB, respectively.

Upgraded hardware

Due to the upgraded hardware, it’s expected for the newer device to perform better due to a 16MP + 5MP dual main camera with a larger f1.7 aperture. The deal is even better as it’s capable of recording up to 4K @ 30fps and FHD @ 120fps. The front camera gets a huge upgrade too with a massive 25MP sensor.

Connectivity-wise, Bluetooth 5.0 arrives on the Realme 3 Pro together with better Wi-Fi ac standard. However, you still have to make do with a micro USB 2.0 for some reason.

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

Smaller battery but faster charging

Lastly, the battery capacity is smaller at 4045mAh compared to the 4230mAh of the Realme 3. But in terms of fast charging, the Realme 3 Pro packs a whopping 20W Super VOOC feature — reaching 50% charge in just 30 mins.

For the price, the Realme 3 starts at P6,990 (3GB/32GB) up to P9,990 (4GB/64GB). On the other hand, the Realme 3 Pro is estimated to arrive up to P10,990(4GB/64GB). Whether you’re upgrading to the newer device (coming from Realme 3) or buying a new budget phone, the Realme 3 Pro is a great pick.

READ: Realme 3 Pro sample camera shots

Specs Realme 3 Pro Realme 3
Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+ 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 6.22-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1520, 270ppi, 19:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions 156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm , 172g 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm
Chipset Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm) Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
GPU Adreno 616 Mali-G72 MP3
Memory 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 256GB 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 256GB
Main Camera 16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
13 MP, f/1.8, 1/3″, 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera 25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.8µm 13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″, 1.12µm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4045mAh battery (20W Super VOOC fast charging) Non-removable Li-Ion 4230mAh battery, 10W charging
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6 Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6
Official Price P10,000 to P10,990 for 4GB model in the Philippines $120 or P6,990 3GB RAM model + 64GB memory
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