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.
Realme X and Realme 3 Pro Differences
Advantages of Realme X
- slightly larger 6.53-inch screen and screen-to-body-ratio 85.9%
- Fullscreen AMOLED display
- 48MP f1.7 main camera
- 16MP motorized pop-up camera
- Dolby Atmos sound
- BT aptX HD
- USB Type-C
- up to 8GB RAM
Advantages of Realme 3 Pro
- lighter at 172g
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
- 25MP selfie camera
- larger 4045mAh battery
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Realme X and Realme 3 Pro Similarities
- polycarbonate body
- FHD+ resolution
- Snapdragon 710
- 4GB/64GB base model
- VOOC 3.0 fast charging
- audio jack
- FM Radio
Which is a better buy between the Realme X and 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.
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.
|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|