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Realme X vs Realme 3 Pro Specs Comparison – Pop-up or Notch?


Realme is on a roll lately thanks to a slew of phone announcements. In fact, it’s doing so well that its own line of phones can even go toe-to-toe. That said, you might find Realme X and Realme 3 Pro battling as your next daily driver due to their closely related specs and prices. Let’s find out which of the two is the best offering.

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

Realme X and Realme 3 Pro Differences

Realme X

Advantages of Realme X

  1. slightly larger 6.53-inch screen and screen-to-body-ratio 85.9%
  2. Fullscreen AMOLED display
  3. 48MP f1.7 main camera
  4. 16MP motorized pop-up camera
  5. Dolby Atmos sound
  6. BT aptX HD
  7. USB Type-C
  8. up to 8GB RAM

Advantages of Realme 3 Pro

  1. lighter at 172g
  2. dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
  3. 25MP selfie camera
  4. larger 4045mAh battery
  5. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Realme X and Realme 3 Pro Similarities

  1. polycarbonate body
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. Snapdragon 710
  4. 4GB/64GB base model
  5. VOOC 3.0 fast charging
  6. audio jack
  7. FM Radio

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

Realme 3 Pro

Pop-up vs Notch

From the back of things, both Realme X and Realme 3 Pro sport polycarbonate bodies with glass-like finishes. Up front bears the noticeable difference.

READ: Realme X launched: Snapdragon 710, AMOLED, 8GB RAM, 48MP camera for P12k price

Realme X has an immersive fullscreen display with AMOLED panel providing deep blacks and vibrant colors. Whereas the 3 Pro comes with a natural-looking IPS LCD with wide viewing angles. Despite the difference in display quality, both come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Better RAM/Storage vs Expandable Storage

With Snapdragon 710 being the chipset of these devices, expect similar performance in day-to-day tasks and games. Should you wish for more RAM, Realme X is available up to 8GB. However, only the Realme 3 Pro supports a dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB.

For camera enthusiasts, you might enjoy using the 48MP f1.7 + 5MP f2.4 main sensors of the Realme X. It will provide sharper photo quality compared to the 16MP f1.7 + 5MP f2.4 combo on the 3 Pro. The story is reversed, however, for the selfie camera. A massive 25 f2.0 sensor is found on the latter while the former has a decent 16MP f2.0 lens but in a pop-up form.

Battery, Fingerprint Scanner

There’s a significant difference in battery capacity here — 4045mAh for the 3 Pro and 3765mAh on the Realme X. Both support VOOC 3.0 fast charging — reaching 50 to 55 percent in 30 mins. But do take note that the latter device has a standard and more advanced USB Type-C port. Aside from faster charging, it allows users to transfer files at a faster rate.

Last but not least are the fingerprint scanners. You will experience faster fingerprint unlocking with the 3 Pro due to being a capacitive type. Although X has a futuristic approach with an under-screen type, it’s still less reliable and slower in comparison.

Realme 3 Pro is about to arrive in the Philippines starting at P12,990 (4GB/64GB) up to P14,990 (6GB/128GB). As for Realme X, it’s estimated to start at P14,990 (4GB/64GB) and could go up to P16,990 (6GB/128GB).

It’s a close call for the two devices, but we think it’s a matter of preference when it comes to the selfie cameras. Either way, both are good phones with good prices.

READ: Realme 3 Pro sample camera shots

Specs Realme X Realme 3 Pro
Display 6.53-inch AMOLED FHD+ 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+ 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 5,
Dimensions 161.2 x 76 x 8.6 mm , 191g 156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm , 172g
Chipset Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm) Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
GPU Adreno 616 Adreno 616
Memory 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 256GB
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor 16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm 25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3765mAh battery (20W VOOC fast charging – 55% in 30 min ) Non-removable Li-Ion 4045mAh battery (20W Super VOOC fast charging)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6 Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6
Official Price estimated from P14,990 up to P16,990 P12,990-P14,990

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