Realme 3 has finally been launched in India, at a starting price of Rs. 8,990. The phone’s first sale is set for March 12 on Flipkart and Realme website. Xiaomi also unveiled the much-awaited Redmi Note 7 last week. Both smartphones offer great specifications at a comparable price bracket. So, if you’re in the market for a sub-Rs 10,000 budget smartphone, then u might be confused between the two. So here is a specification and price comparison of the two devices based on what we know so far.
Realme 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Price in India
The Realme 3 is priced Rs 8,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and Rs 10,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone will be made available in Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Black colour options. As already mentioned, the device will be available on Flipkart on March 12.
Xiaomi, on the other hand, has priced the Redmi Note 7 starting Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage version. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model will carry a price tag of Rs. 11,999. According to the company, it will be offering the Redmi Note 7 in three colour options – Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.
Realme 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Design, Build
The biggest change in both of these smartphones comes in the design department. The Redmi Note 7 brings a glass sandwich build, with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Realme 3 boasts a unibody gradient design that looks quite good. Both the smartphones sport the standard buttons and ports layout, except for the charging port. Xiaomi has finally jumped to a USB Type-C port on its sub-Rs 10,000 devices whereas the Realme 3 sticks with the micro USB port.
Realme 3 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with dewdrop notch, 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3-inch FHD+ dewdrop notch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Redmi Note 7 on the other hand, sport a slightly bigger 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Realme 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Performance, Software
Talking about the software, Realme 3 runs on the latest Color OS 6.0 based on Android Pie. On the software front, the Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Pie.
Talking about the processor, the Realme 3 is powered by the 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, the Redmi Note 7 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC. All the phones pack 3GB and 4GB RAM options, and offer 32GB and 64GB storage options. All the phones also offer a microSD card slot for expansion of memory, with the Realme offering dedicated microSD card slots.
Realme 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Cameras
The Realme 3 packs a dual rear camera setup aligned vertically – with one 13-megapixel rear sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, apart from the 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, there is another 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels, apart from features like AI Beautification, HDR, and AI Face Unlock.
Redmi Note 7 has a 12MP+2MP dual camera setup with f/2.2 aperture and sports a 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture with facial unlock feature.
They also support Camera2 API out-of-the-box, which sure would appease a lot of users, who want to install the Google Camera mod or third-party camera apps on their phones.
Realme 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Battery Life
The Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 phones pack 4,230mAh and 4,000mAh batteries respectively. While Redmi Note 7 offers Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging via Type-C USB, Realme 3 lacks these features.
Realme 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Verdict
Realme 3 would have been the better choice but unfortunately, the company went with the 720p display. Xiaomi, on the other hand, packs 1080p display with better ppi. On top of that, Redmi Note 7 packs a massive 12MP rear camera which is insane (we still can’t comment on the picture quality). If you care about the display, then you should definitely go with the Redmi Note 7. If you’re very tight on the budget, then Realme would be a decent option.
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