Realme 3 is a trendy phone that has been crafted for the youth. It has a seamless unibody design and is quite comfortable to hold. The tiny dewdrop notch, which is increasingly becoming common, is less obtrusive than the wider one we had on Realme 2. Realme offers large screen real estate, thanks to the slim bezels and a moderately narrow bottom chin. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is more resistant to scratches than drops.
The tall 6.3-inch screen has HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is reasonably bright and ensures good viewing experience outdoors. The colors are punchy and considering the price it caters to, we won’t go pixel-peeping (but yeah, full HD resolution would have been better).
Realme 3 performed well in almost all heavy games we threw at it including the Asphalt 9, Mortal Combat and PUBG (Medium settings). Overall, It is a reliable performer in moderate to heavy real-life usage and a good pick for gamers on a budget. The inbuilt launcher gives you options to choose the home screen layout, navigation gestures, and other customizability. Gamers would appreciate the inclusion of ‘Game space’, a game optimization service with add ons like do-not-disturb mode, brightness lock.
Realme 3 packs a 13MP (f/1.8) primary shooter accompanied by a 2MP secondary sensor at the back. Coinciding with the rear, it sports a 13MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper up front. The camera app packs the usual features and much more like Portrait mode, Panorama, and Nightscape mode. The beauty mode nicely touch-up your selfies, while the Chroma Boost mode smartly enhances shots to churn “social media ready” photos. We found that the aforementioned boost mode takes a tad longer to process the photo, but it certainly works.
Realme 3’s 4230 mAh battery should endure for more than a day for most users. We were bummed by the lack of fast charging support, but since our unit’s fuel fared well during the day, we hardly felt the urge to charge.read more →