Realme launched Budget smartphone Named Realme 3i. Realme 3i was released in India on 15 July 2019. Realme released Realme 3i in Two models with 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 64GB Variant. Realme 3i is priced at 7,999 @ 3GB + 32 GB Variant and 9,999 @ 4GB + 64 GB. when I’m using Realme 3i I felt it is Very Light in the hand and had a Dual Camera Setup and features an HD+ IPS LCD screen.
It features the Helio chip from MediaTek named P60 which is available on Honor 8c. this chip is made of 12nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A53 low power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 4 x A73 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.1GHz. it has Mali-G72 MP3 GPU which increases its work by 13% compared to Helio P60 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm. it has a CAT 13 Modem which has Download and uploads speeds of 300 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai Unit built-in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.
this phone has a Dual Camera setup which comprises a 13MP primary sensor + 2MP depth sensor + which makes the user take normal and portrait images. This is The Degraded Version of Realme 3 With Helio P60 Soc.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Realme 3i and Jump into the Review
- 6.22″ HD+ IPS LCD display with Waterdrop notch
- MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core CPU
- Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
- 3 / 4 GB ram
- 32 / 64 GB internal storage / Expandable Storage up to 256GB via Micro SD card
- Dual nano sim slot
- Dual rear camera 13 MP f/1.8 (Main) + 2MP (Depth)
- Front camera 13MP (f/2.0)
- 4230 Mah battery with 10W fast charging support
- Micro USB
- Rear Fingerprint sensor / FM Radio
- Bluetooth 4.2 LE / WiFi / GPS
- Android 9.0 Pie with Colour 6 On top
6.22″ HD+ IPS LCD screen :
Here in the Display Department Realme 3i Features an Excellent HD+ IPS LCD panel, Waterdrop Notch screen with 270 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Realme 3i. It is A bit bright to see in direct sunlight.
Speakers and Headphone Jack:
In Realme 3i, Realme Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Realme 3 Smartphone. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is also good from the mobile speaker. Earpiece performance is also Good
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.
Build Quality :
Realme 3i is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Gradient Plastic Back. it provides a good look and feels not Premium Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Realme 3 was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Body there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.22″ IPS LCD screen.
Rear fingerprint scanner:
Realme 3i Features a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is Very fast and accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Realme 3i has face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 50% Screen brightness to recognize the user.
Realme 3i feels very light with 6.22″ Screen and 4230 mAh battery equipped. This Realme 3 can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Realme 3 is done very well.
My Realme 3i lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 27% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4230 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 – 6 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6.5hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Realme 3 is very low as Realme 2. the 10W charging, charges the phone in 2.5 Hours.
Color Os 6.0 Operating System Based On Android 9 Pie :
Here the Realme 3i comes with the Colour OS UI Based on Android 9 Pie. we can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 9 Pie. we can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone Better To UnInstall Them. By having Colour OS we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Realme 3 Which is Bad Thing.
My Realme 3i managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Realme 2 pro. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Realme 3.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Realme 3. We tested 4GB ram Model and We did not notice any lags with the 4GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Realme 3. Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Higher graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. this Helio P70 Processor is suitable for Heavy Gaming.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Realme 3i is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & it’s loud and Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.
Coming to the Camera Department, Realme 3i features a Dual Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Realme 3. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 13MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the pictures had a very low noise which is negligible to see.
2. Depth Camera: the 2MP Depth Camera on Realme 3i works does a good job in low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. there is no good in Stabilization 1080p FHD recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is a bit good.
Selfie camera :
Realme 3i features a 13MP selfie camera with large 1.12 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal low-light images compared to the rear camera.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.
This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.
Widevine L1 support:
Realme 3i has No Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which we Cannot see in these Budget Mobiles.
All Sensors :
in 2018 Realme provided Some sensors in thier Budget mobiles Like Realme 2. Realme is Providing sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint sensors which are good to see. Here gyroscope and Auto-brightness Sensor is Missing.
Great Piece of Camera’s in Budget Range
Huge Screen in This Price Range
Excellent Design with New Gradient Colours
Video Recording is Limited to 1080P @ 60FPS
No Gyroscope Sensor and Auto-Brightness Sensor
HD+ Screen, You can feel it While Using
10W Charging With Micro USB irritates The User
Who can Get Realme 3i: if you want a Realme device with 19:9 Aspect Ratio with Colour OS and Helio P60 Soc Then Realme 3 can be your First choice. if you want Same powerful hardware with other Operating Systems Price to Value Mobiles Then
Samsung Galaxy M20
Xiaomi Mi A2 (at Latest Price 11,999) can be your Alternatives to Realme 3i.
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