When it comes to gaming, one of the best smartphones in the market right now for that is the Realme 3 Pro. The smartphone packs a competitive price and powerful hardware inside for a mid-range smartphone. Want to know more about it? Check out our review below.
Realme 3 Pro Review: Design and hardware
The Realme 3 Pro’s design is beautiful without a doubt. The design of the smartphone is very linear with their design language but this one has something in store for us because the Realme 3 Pro’s back features an S-curve design at the back which can be emphasized if a light is reflecting through it.
The body of the Realme 3 Pro is made up of plastic but don’t fret because the smartphone does look fine and it feels fine to hold thanks to its nicely curved back and its ergonomic design that fits perfectly In my hand but in case the build and design of the smartphone is not for you, you can use the included jelly case with you.
The Realme 3 Pro’s power button and volume rocker were ergonomically placed at the sides along with the fingerprint scanner at the back and in my usage, It was pretty responsive and without hiccups. But of course, the face unlock is also available on the smartphone which is fast enough.
There’s support for VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging on the Realme 3 Pro which is rated at 20W and it was pretty fast. If you’re planning on playing on this smartphone while charging, yes, it might get warm but surprisingly, it doesn’t get really hot so it was possible for me to play on the Realme 3 Pro. Regarding the charging port, unfortunately, the smartphone still uses a micro USB port and then there’s the 3.5mm audio port beside it.
Realme 3 Pro Review: Display
The smartphone packs a 6.4-inch Full HD+ IPS Display with a dewdrop notch at the top for the front-facing camera. The display has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% which is pretty good and then there’s the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that protects it. In my experience, the display of the smartphone is pretty tough.
When it comes to the quality of the display, the Realme 3 Pro does fine and the smartphone’s display is pretty good even when used outside so the outdoor visibility was pretty fine and the colors were really good. Surprisingly, I have no complaints with its display and I’m not annoyed with its notch.
Realme 3 Pro Review: Battery
One of the strengths of using the Realme 3 Pro is its battery. We got a generous 4045mAh battery that performs really well in the battery department. In our PC Mark battery test, we got a score of 10 hours and 49 minutes which is really decent. In normal usage, the smartphone can last from 9 AM-9PM with 20% battery left. Again, there’s a VOOC 3.0 flash charge too which is fast enough to charge your smartphone.
Realme 3 Pro Review: Software
The Realme 3 Pro is running on the Color OS 6.0 that is based on the latest Android 9 Pie. Actually, Realme has a good track record when it comes to Android updates as all of their devices that are currently available in the Philippines are now running on Android Pie.
Color OS 6 is fast and easy to use. Everything is user-friendly and I have no complaints about it just like with other smartphones running on the same operating system.
Realme 3 Pro Review: Gaming and Performance
One of the main features of the Realme 3 Pro is its performance. The smartphone got a powerful Snapdragon 710 processor inside and it goes up to 6GB RAM. The variant that we got comes with the 6GB of RAM and we’re impressed with its performance. We tried different games on the Realme 3 Pro ranging from Mobile Legends up to the demanding Check out the gaming performance of the Realme 3 Pro below:
Overall, the Realme 3 Pro performs really well for its specifications. Surprisingly, the smartphone was able to run PUBG Mobile at Balanced settings with ultra framerates which makes the smartphone one of the few to run the game at these settings. Realme 3 Pro didn’t have any problems running other games too like Honkai Impact 3, NBA 2k19, and Mobile Legends.
You can check out the GameBench Benchmarking app at (https://www.gamebench.net)
You can also download the app at the Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamebench.metricscollector)
When it comes to benchmarks, the Realme 3 Pro also did really well as we got fine scores on different applications:
Realme 3 Pro Review: Camera
There’s a dual-lens camera on the Realme 3 Pro and we’re surprised that the smartphone did perform well in the camera segment. Thanks to its Sony IMX519 sensor and also the f/1.9 aperture, the Realme 3 Pro performed well beyond my expectations. In low light, the Realme 3 Pro still performed well and way beyond our expectations. Check out the shots that I took using the smartphone below:
Overall, the rear camera of the Realme 3 Pro did a really good at getting the details and also the colors were really good. However, in some shots, it gets a little cooler tone. The night shots that we took using the Realme 3 Pro are also great and it really gives a brighter and the details in the photos were good. For people who love selfies, the Realme 3 Pro will do a great job too.
Realme 3 Pro Review: Verdict
The Realme 3 Pro is a great smartphone in its price range. It aced almost all aspects including gaming for its price range and we were surprised with the quality of the shots that we took using the smartphone. Again, almost all aspects of the smartphone were great.
However, if you’re a fan of USB-C, unfortunately, the smartphone is still using MicroUSB but it does come with VOOC 3.0 fast-charging and you have to use the included charger to maximize the fast-charging feature of the smartphone and the smartphone might look good aesthetically but the body is still made of plastic.
Nonetheless, we enjoyed using the Realme 3 Pro. It’s one of the best mid-range smartphones out there. The Realme 3 Pro starts at Php12,990 but it does feel like the smartphone is performing like a Php20,000 smartphone. The Realme 3 Pro is available in 4GB/64GB & 6GB/128GB with a price of PHP12,990 & PHP14,990 respectively.