Realme has launched the Realme 3 Pro it is a premium version of Realme 3 launched last month. Realme 3 Pro is expected to compete with the Redmi Note 7 Pro from one of the most popular mobile phone manufacturers under budget segment.
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in March with 48 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera, 6.3 inches full-HD+ IPS LCD screen, Snapdragon 675 SoC, and 4000 mAh Li-Po battery with Quick Charge 4. Note 7 Pro is getting praised by buyers countrywide and so far it’s going out of stock within 1-2 second in every online sale.
Redmi Note 7 launched together with Redmi Note 7 Pro has already crossed the total sale of 4 Million units by the company’s data released in last week of March and it’s being called as the true Redmi Phones after the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3; Redmi Note 7 Pro is the premium version of Redmi Note 7 and successor of Redmi Note 6 Pro. It is not going to be an easy path for Realme 3 Pro to compete with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Let’s take a look at the features and specifications of both these phones.
Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro – Feature Comparison:
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Realme 3 Pro
|GPU||Adreno 612||Adreno 616|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 5G WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, GPS, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0, USB OTG, Infrared, FM radio with recording, 3.5mm jack.||Bluetooth 5.0, Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, GPS, USB 2.0, USB OTG, FM radio, 3.5mm jack|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor, IR blaster.||Fingerprint sensor, E-Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Colour||Nebula Red, Neptune Blue, Space Black||Lightning Purple, Nitro Blue, Carbon Grey|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10||ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie|
Realme 3 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro are the top options in the budget segment android smartphones, both of these mobile phones have packed the brilliant specs and features with a starting price of Rs. 13,999.
Both, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro has the full HD+ display with 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 409 PPI pixel density but the display software tuning of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is slightly better than the Realme 3 Pro so you may find better viewing experience on Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Realme has been advertising Realme 3 Pro as a speedster with the #SpeedAwaken, it sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10nm) processor with older Kryo 360 cores (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold and 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver). Whereas, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) SoC with clusters 2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold and 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver, tuned for performance and efficiency. On paper, Realme 3 Pro has a slightly newer and better processor but in Real-world CPU usage, the performance is almost similar since Redmi Note 7 Pro has Kryo 460 cores which is a bit more efficient than the older Kryo 360 used in Realme 3.
The CPU performance may be extremely similar but not the GPU, the Adreno 616 GPU on the 710 powering Realme 3 Pro is more powerful than the SD675’s Adreno 612 used in Redmi Note 7 Pro. You may find both of these phones as the best options if you are looking for gaming phones in the budget segment.
Battery juice or good battery backup is an important decision making feature among the buyers looking for good phones in the 15K-sub price segment. Both of these phones have a big 4,000mAh or more battery which is very common in this segment now. You will get an average one and a half days of battery backup on both phones. In case, even if you drained phone’s battery earlier you can get these phones charged speedily thanks to Quick Charge 4.0 on Redmi Note 7 Pro and VOOC 3.0 on Realme 3 Pro. Unfortunately, Redmi Note 7 Pro is not coming with the right quick charging adaptor so Realme 3 Pro is the winner here too.
Realme 3 Pro can be charged from 0% to 100% in around 80 minutes. Redmi Note 7 Pro supports the Quick Charge 4.0 but Xiaomi might have forgotten (:() to pack the fast charging adaptor. Yes, the adapter you will get with the Redmi Note 7 Pro is not a fast charger, there is no point of having a Quick Charge feature if the company is not providing the fast charging Adaptor.
The camera is one of the most important features on any smartphone and it plays a major role alone in making a decision to buy a certain smartphone. Every potential buyer in India will first check for the camera features then processor and battery before buying a phone and that’s why mobile phone manufacturers are making phones with big resolutions cameras and adding more and more camera lenses.
The Note 7 Pro has 48MP Sony IMX 486 camera sensor paired with 5MP depth sensor and Realme 3 Pro has a 16 MP Sony IMX 519 paired with a secondary 5MP camera for depth capture. Note 7 Pro may have the more MP count but the Sony IMX 519 is better and kind of a premium camera sensor, it the same sensor that OnePlus has used in their last flagship and very successful phone OnePlus 6T. Overall you can expect better photos from Realme 3 specially in low lights since it has dedicated mode or feature for low light photography called Nightscape. Realme 3 Pro is also adding the super slow-motion video recording with 960FPS.
There was a rumour and even I was expecting that the Realme will introduce its own custom ROM maybe near stock Android OS like OxygenOS but the company doesn’t seem to have any such plans right now. Realme 3 Pro comes with the ColorOS 6.0 which is being claimed as more optimised and improved than ever, now it has an app drawer, the revamped homescreen experience, larger toggles, and a cleaner notification bar.
In another hand, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with the MIUI 10 out of the box, MIUI 10 is based on Android Pie 9. MIUI is one of the oldest and most reputed custom ROM, many new features on stock Android are been there on MIUI for many years. If you have used recent MIUI on any phones then you might have noticed that Xiaomi has started showing the ads in the notification area and on other MIUI apps. Ads in the interface are definitely going to be a bad experience for users. To disable or minimize the ads appearances on your screen you will have to go to the setting of all such application individually and from there you can disable the recommendation option to partially hide the ads.
Xiaomi phones specially the Redmi Phones are coming with extremely competitive price tags for such an amazing phone and its features. We can also understand that the company might be having a very thin line of revenue margin with these phones but that doesn’t mean they can start showing the ads on user’s phone, showing ads will always leave a bad impression and experience for Xiaomi users.
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Realme 3 Pro
Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which One to Buy?
Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro are very similar to each other in many ways from design, features to the overall performance; both of these smartphones are super impressive in the 15k-sub price segment so you can choose one of these as per your preferences but if I will have to choose among these phones then I will go with the Realme 3 Pro because of its design, Ads free & better OS, VOOC charging and more stable camera in any light conditions.