Realme began as a sub-brand of OPPO, made a significant impact in less than a year of its official debut. Since then, Realme has expanded its portfolio of budget phones. Realme launched Realme 3 in its main smartphone product line in 2019.
Priced between Realme Pro and C series, Realme 3 is the successor to the Realme 2 and offers an upgraded AI camera and new design. The device was introduced at Rs. 19,290 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variants, and Rs. 23,090 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage in Nepal.
However, Realme Nepal has reduced the price of its old budget device – Realme 3. Realme 3 (3 + 32GB) variant was made available for Rs. 16,590, while 4 + 64GB variant was priced at Rs. 19,990.
Realme 3 Overview
Being priced below Rs. 20000, Realme 3 offers a good deal. The device comes with an Helio P60 chipset and a beautiful unibody design.
Design and Display
Realme 3 is a trendy phone designed for the youth. It features a seamless unibody design made with plastic, thus comfortable to hold. The back panel displays a gradient color design and comes with a set of two cameras with an LED flash, a fingerprint sensor, and a Realme branding.
Upfront, the Realme 3 comes with a tiny dewdrop notch, which is increasingly common and is less distracting than the wider one we had on Realme 2.
The Realme 3 features a 6.22” IPS LCD HD+ display with a waterdrop notch and a sizeable chin. It comes with a trendier 19:9 aspect ratio and can maintain an 88.3% screen-to-body ratio. However, due to its HD+ resolution (1520 x 720), the pixel density maxes out at just 270ppi. Also, you get the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Talking about the performance, Realme 3 is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 SoC for the Indian market and MediaTek Helio P60 SoC for the Nepali market. This is a rather odd decision, seeing as the two-generation-old Realme 1 was also powered by the Helio P60. The processor is backed by the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, which is sufficient for basic gaming but is certainly not the top-spec we expect.
The performance is complemented by 3GB / 4GB RAM along with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage. And both models come with a dedicated SD card slot that allows users to expand the memory up to 256GB.
Furthermore, the device runs on Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top.
Speaking of the camera, the phone does not offer any special capabilities here. It has a dual-camera in the back comprising a 13MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture size accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Upfront, you get a 13MP f/2.0 selfie sensor coupled with a larger 1.12-micron pixel size that sits right in the middle of its waterdrop style notch. This also serves for face recognition on the phone. Realme claims it has an AI enhancement and DIY beautification.
The phone can record 1080 videos at @ 30fps, which is quite common. Also, it has Nightscape and Chroma Boost standard alongside AI-enabled scene recognition and Slo-motion video mode that captures 720p video at 90fps.
A large 4230 mAh battery powers the device. However, only a 10W charger is available with this smartphone, and it does not have VOOC fast charging. But the huge battery life of the Realme 3 does make up for it. Besides, the company claims to have provided the phone with a battery optimization mode.
Realme 3 Specifications
|Dimensions and Weight||75.6mm*156.1mm*8.3mm
|Display||6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720)
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Cameras||13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 rear dual camera
PDAF12μm pixel size
13MP front camera
12μm pixel size
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P70 (Indian Variant)
Up to 2.1GHz (4 x Cortex-A53 + 4 x Cortex-A73)
12nm FinFET process
MediaTek Helio P60 (Global Variant)
|Internals||3 GB / 4 GB RAM
32 GB / 64 GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
|Software||ColorOS 6.0 with Android 9.0 Pie|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, E-compass, Light sensor, Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Colors||Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, Black|
Realme 3 Price in Nepal And Availability
After the price drop, the 3/32GB variant of the Realme 3 was priced at Rs 16,590 in Nepal, while the 4/64GB was priced at Rs. 19,990.
|Realme Variants||Old Price||New Price in Nepal|
|Realme 3 (3GB/32GB)||Rs. 19,290||Rs. 16,590|
|Realme 3 (4GB/64GB)||Rs. 23,090||Rs. 19,990|