Realme 3

Launch Date : 12 March, 2019
Realme 3
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 13 MP Front Camera
  • 6.2 inches 720 x 1520 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio P70, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-Removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery


Realme 3: Price

Realme 3: Overview

  • 4230 mAh battery
  • Gradient Design
  • 720p display
  • Plastic Design

Realme 3 Design

The Realme 3 follows the recent smartphone trend and offers a gradient back panel with a dual tone color profile. Just like every other Realme smartphone launch in India, the Realme 3 has a polycarbonate back panel, which might easily get scratched, if the device is not used with a protective case. The Realme 3 goes for a clean back panel design with a vertical dual camera set up at the back and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The entire front of the display is covered by the display, except for the bottom bezel and a tiny notch at the top.

Realme 3 Hardware Performance

The Realme 3 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, which also powers the Realme U1. The Helio P30 is a capable chipset and offers good gaming performance, and a ton of AI features, thanks to a dedicated AI module on the chipset. The Realme 3 can play games like PUBG without any issue, and multi-tasking on the Realme 3 also feels like a breeze, as the base variant comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Realme 3 Camera Performance

The Realme 3 has a dual camera set up at the back with a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. At the front, the phone features a 13 MP selfie camera, which is tucked right into the water-drop notch. The main camera and the selfie camera are capable of recording 1080p videos @30fps, and the smartphone slow-motion video recording as well.

Realme 3: Price to Specs ratio

The Realme 3 is an affordable version of the Realme 3 Pro with a few corner cuts. For the asking price of Rs. 8,999, the smartphone does match with the competition. The device looks premium and pretty light in weight, which does add to the overall aesthetics of the smartphone. For Rs. 8,999, the Realme 3 does pack a lot of features, including a 12 MP primary camera with a wider aperture, which helps the smartphone to capture photos with a great amount of details even in low-light situations.

Realme 3: Important Features/Highlights

The Realme 3 is one of the few smartphones available in the country with a battery bigger than 4000 mAh. The 4230 mAh battery on the Realme 3 can last longer and also supports standard 10W charging via micro USB port with a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack. The device currently runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 skin on top, which makes the Realme 3 one of the up to date Realme 3 smartphones in India.

Realme 3: Verdict

Just like the Realme 2, the Realme 3 is made to offer the atmost value for money device, that anyone can get in India. It does offer a great battery life, and the smartphone looks premium and fancy. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie OS with ColorOS 6.0, with a lot of customization options, and it is one of the best smartphones that Realme has ever launched in India, especially under Rs. 10,000.

Realme 3: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI ColorOS 6.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March, 2019
Indian Release Date 12 March, 2019
Screen size 6.2 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset MediaTek Helio P70
CPU Octa Core (Quad 2.1GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53)
GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
External Storage up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 13 MP (f/1.8) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, AR sticker, Bokeh mode, Portrait Mode, Beauty Mode
Audio Player MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-Removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB v2.0, USB OTG
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Gravity sensor
Other Features Face Unlock, AI Camera

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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