Realme recently launched Realme 3 budget smartphone in India, priced at Rs 8,999 for 3GB variant and Rs 10,999 for 4GB variant. The device comes in Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue and Black color options. Xiaomi also launched Redmi Note 7 last month, priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB model and Rs 11,999 for 4GB model and it is available in three color options Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black. Both smartphones are available on the company website and Flipkart. Today we are going to compare both phones.
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7:
Design and Display:
Realme 3 (Review) comes with polycarbonate plastic body with gradient finish, and its display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. While the Redmi Note 7 has a Sandwich body protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The sides of Note 7 are plastic, but still the smartphone looks very premium at the price. The body of Note 7 comes with P2i nano coating, which makes it splash proof. Overall both smartphones feel premium in hands, but Redmi Note 7 looks more stylish than Realme 3.
Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1520 x 720 pixels resolution. While the Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Both the smartphones come with water-drop notch with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Overall, both the smartphones offer good display with minimum bezels, but Redmi Note 7 is slightly ahead with a full HD+ display.
Performance and Software
Realme 3 is powered by 12nm based octa-core Helio P70 processor, which offers 40 percent lower power consumption, and more refined performance. Redmi Note 7 comes with 14nm based Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor ( Also Read Helio P70 vs Snapdragon 660 ). Both smartphones can handle both day to day tasks and graphics intensive games without any lag.
Realme 3 runs new ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie, that has some upgraded features like number of tweaks and near-stock Android experience. On the other hand, Redmi Note 7 runs Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top, that comes with many preloaded apps.
Redmi Note 7 features a dual rear camera setup, including a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor. Whereas, Realme 3 comes with a 13MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, and a 2MP secondary sensor. In our opinion, Realme 3 has a slight edge in terms of details and colors because of its bigger aperture and 13MP sensor.
On the front, both smartphones have an AI enabled 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Both the devices can capture decent selfies with details and natural colors. Though both the smartphones can record Full HD videos, Redmi note 7 has a distinct advantage owing to its Electronic Image Stabilization feature.
Battery and Connectivity:
Redmi Note 7 is fueled by 4000mAh battery with a Quick Charge 4.0 support, though the device is shipped with a 10W standard charger in the box. Realme 3 is backed by a 4230mAh battery without any fast charging support.
For connectivity options, both smartphones include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Realme 3 comes with a dedicated microSD card, while the Redmi Note 7 has a hybrid SIM tray which means you can use one SIM and a microSD card. Redmi Note 7 comes with a USB Type-C port, while the Realme 3 sticks to a micro USB port.
Both Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are decent performers in the budget segment. But Redmi Note 7 wins this battle with Full HD display, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, fast charging support, great design and USB Type-C port. The Realme 3 though has its advantages with a more affordable cost, better cameras and a great battery life.