Realme 3, the phone that promises to ‘power your style’ is finally here in Nepal. It was a phone many people asked about, and although it’s not as exciting as the Realme 3 Pro, it brings a lot to the table, especially for a phone priced under Rs 20,000! And it might just become the top contender in our recommendation chart! The only drawback might be the fact that while Realme 3 packs an HD+ display.
The variant of the Realme 3 that comes to Nepal, runs on an Octa-Core Helio P60 SoC. And that’s paired to a couple of RAM options, 3GB or 4 GB. Likewise, it packs 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage respectively. Also, it has a dedicated microSD slot for expandable storage and dual SIM support.
In terms of aesthetics, it features a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display, with a waterdrop notch and a sizable chin. That makes for a 19:9 ratio display with a pixel density of just 270ppi. And this is the worst part about this phone…other than the Gorilla Glass 3 protection on it. But it actually is better than having no protection, I guess.
By specs, the camera seems nothing extraordinary. A 13MP f/1.8 lens acts as the primary camera alongside a 2MP depth sensor. The phone is capable of recording 1080 videos @30fps, which is pretty standard. Also, it has the usual Nightscape and Chroma Boost alongside an AI-powered scene recognitor and Slo-motion video.
Up front, a 13MP f/2.0 sensor sits right in the middle its waterdrop notch for selfies. Realme claims that it also has AI enhancements and something called the DIY beautification. The same will also serve for Face Recognition on the phone.
Then there is the battery, a large 4230 mAh unit to power the HD display. Sadly, there is no VOOC fast charging here, just a plain 10W charger in the box. Even if you call it “Fast Charging”, it isn’t. But the large battery might make up for it. In addition, it also gets a battery optimization mode, but nothing so spectacular (about 10% improvement according to the Realme).
Furthermore, it runs on Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top. All this packed inside a plastic unibody design with a gradient finish. As for pricing, the 3GB/32GB variant will cost you Rs 19,690 while the 4GB/64GB comes in at Rs 23,290. Do you think it is good enough to be compared against the likes of Galaxy M20, or the Redmi Note 7 (3 GB)?
Realme 3 Specifications
- Display: 6.22-inch, 720x1520px, 19:9 ratio, 81.8% screen to body ratio
- Protection: Gorilla Glass 3
- CPU: MediaTek Helio P60 SoC
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6
- RAM: 3GB or 4GB
- Storage: 32GB or 64GB
- Rear Camera: 13MP f/1.8, 2MP depth
- Front Camera: 13MP f/2.0
- Battery: 4230mAh, 10W charging
- Price: Rs 19,690 (3/32GB); Rs 23,290 (4/64GB)