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Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Battle to rule the mid-range segment

25 April 2019 5

After tons of leaks and rumors, the Realme wraps off the cover from the much awaited Realme 3 Pro. The device was continuously teaser by Realme ahead of its official unveiling. In less than a year, Realme grew significantly. The company sold millions of handsets so far and certainly challenging Xiaomi in its domain. In last few years Xiaomi grew the presence in the Indian smartphones manufacturer and crossed Samsung to become the number 1 brand of India. Most of the Xiaomi phones sales comprised of the mid-range phones. However in last year or so Realme posing a serious threat to Xiaomi mid-range phones.

Last year the Realme 2 Pro was released to confront against the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Recently Realme launched Realme 3 Pro to openly challenge the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Both the phones fall below INR 20,000 that's why both are targetting customers who are looking for a budget-friendly phone below Rs 20,000. Like always we put the latest phones in a head-to-head confrontation to know the real differences and similarities.

Today we put the latest Realme 3 Pro against the Redmi Note 7 to know in detail the real differences and similarities between the two mid-range phones. Undoubtedly both the devices are the latest best offering below INR 20,000 category.

74.2 x 156.8 x 8.3 mm
6.3 inches - 2340x1080 px
75.21 x 159.21 x 8.1 mm
6.3 inches - 2340x1080 px
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Design

The design is one of the first things buyers consider before making any purchase. No matter how much the phone has power under the hood, if it doesn't look good it may not attract buyers. The Redmi Note 7 Pro features an aluminum chassis with glass covering the front and rear side. The glossy reflective finish looks quite attractive.

On the other hand, the Realme 3 Pro adopted the trendy gradient finish. Apart from the gradient finish Realme introduces S-shaped line on the rear which looks quite unique and stylish. Although the Realme 3 looks attractive you may disappoint after knowing it comes with polycarbonate rear. The high-gloss make it attractive but it attracts fingerprints and prone to scratches.

From the front-facing side, both the phones follow the trendy teardrop notches, however, the finish is different. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with U-shaped notch and prominent bezel at the bottom. The Realme 3 Pro sports a V-shaped notch and also the bottom bezel is slimmer. Overall the build quality of both the phones is pretty good but the Redmi Note 7 Pro has added the advantage of glass rear instead of polycarbonate.

Both the phones retain the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. For connectivity, the Realme 3 Pro relies on the Micro-USB whereas the Note 7 Pro has Type-C port. The Redmi Note 7 Pro dimensions are 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1mm and weigh 186g whereas the Realme 3 Pro measures at 156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3mm and weighs 172g.

Display

As far as the display is a concern both the phones have IPS LCD display of 6.3-inches with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the pixels density is 409 pixels-per-inch. Both the phones allow the user to adjust color temp. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting the display. Due to the LCD display panel both the phones lack deep blacks. No matter which smartphone you opt you won't disappoint as both have a solid mid-range display screen.

Hardware

The competition is even fierce in the hardware department. At the launch event, the Realme main focus was to highlight the hardware prowess of the Realme 3 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro is running on the Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset. The Redmi Note 7 is running on the Snapdragon 675 chipset. As a daily driver both the phones is smooth in handling HIFI games and tasks.

The Realme 3 Pro comes with Adreno 616 to take care of graphics whereas the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with Adreno 612 GPU. Ahead of the official announcement the Realme CEO releases a teaser to highlight the device can handle Fortnite efficiently.

Both the phones are available in two configurations. The base model has 4GB RAM with 64GB storage whereas the top-tier model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. Both support memory expansion via MicroSD.

Specs Redmi Note 7 Pro Realme 3 Pro
Display 6.3-inches 6.3-inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 675 Snapdragon 710
RAM 4GB, 6GB 4GB, 6GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB Expandable via MicroSD 64GB, 128GB Expandable via MicroSD
Rear camera 48MP+5MP 16MP+5MP
Front camera 13MP 25MP
USB Type-C Micro-USB
3.5mm headphone jack Yes Yes
OS Android Pie with MIUI 10 Android Pie with ColorOS6
Battery 4,000mAh 4,000mAh
Battery

Although both the phones fall in the mid-range category, however both packed with gigantic battery cells. One of the key selling aspects of both the phone is 4,000mAh battery cell. On single charge both the phones last more than a single day on normal usage. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with Quick Charge 4.0 whereas the Realme 3 Pro comes with VOOC 3.0 support.

In addition, the Realme 3 Pro supports VOOC 3.0-based fast charging. Topping off the phone from zero should take you just about 80 minutes. The best part though is the fast charger is included in the box. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro does support Quick Charge 4.0, a compatible charger is not provided by Xiaomi in the retail box

Camera

Both the phones have dual snappers on the rear side. The primary rear snapper on the Realme 3 Pro is a 16MP module with f/1.7 aperture. The company opted IMX 519 module which we already saw on the OnePlus 6T. The secondary sensor is a depth-sensing 5MP module. Up front, the selfie snapper is a 25MP module with f/2.0 aperture.

On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro's primary snapper is 48MP IMX 486 module with f/1.8 aperture. The good thing is results remain pretty good even after pixel binning. The secondary sensor on the rear is a 5MP depth-sensing module with f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing selfie snapper is 13MP.

Both the phones support 4K video recording. The Realme 3 Pro can also capture super slow-motion videos at 960fps. The company confirmed the feature will be rolled out as an OTA. The Realme 3 Pro captures great bright shots with fewer details in stable light conditions whereas the Note 7 Pro camera captures detailed shots but the noise level is also high. In low-light conditions, the Realme 3 Pro has an upper hand due to better aperture level and cooler shots.

Software

As OS both the phones is pre-installed with Android Pie straight out of the box, however, the custom UI skins are different. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is running on the latest MIUI 10 whereas the Realme 3 Pro comes with the ColorOS 6.0. The worst aspect on the MIUI 10 are the ads whereas the ColorOS looks more refined and well optimized. As far as the new major updates are a concern both the owners of the devices will have to wait months before getting the latest version of Android OS.

Price and availability

The base variant on both the phones with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs INR 13,999 which is roughly $200 at current currency exchange rate whereas the 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage is slightly expensive at INR 16,999. Both the phones are exclusively available online via Flipkart and official stores. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is already available via offline retailers whereas the Realme 3 Pro will also be available offline. The Realme 3 Pro sales will kickoff from April 29th in India.

Conclusion:

Undoubtedly both phones are close competitors in almost all aspects. Both are offering a number of goodies to offer the best value for the money. So if you have a budget around INR 14000, you will have two solid options.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro takes lead in the design due to glass and metal sandwich body. For connectivity, it comes with USB-C port. In terms of performance both the phones are almost on the same level. The Realme 3 Pro has an added advantage in handling games. One of the best aspects of the Realme 3 Pro is a superb dual cameras setup which works quite efficiently in all sorts of conditions. In the software section, the Realme 3 Pro has an advantage of ads free UI which looks more polished than its counterpart. In the battery section both have equal size battery cell but having VOOC 3 support is certainly an advantage.

In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons in the coming days.

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Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Battle to rule the mid-range segment
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Jesson
Jesson

On the camera front, the RN7P has done a great job 48MP sounds far better than the 16MP in the Realme 3 Pro, both practically and on paper.

Barak
Barak

The best thing about both phones is that both are sub-brands of a more popular parent company, but still have carved a niche for themselves.

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