Realme just launched the Realme 3 Pro, the elder sibling to the Realme 3 which was launched in March with an Helio P70 SoC and Android Pie. The device comes with a price of Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB model while the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option has been priced at Rs 16,999.
In brief, the Realme 3 Pro features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 710 AIE processor with Adreno 616 GPU with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The device runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie and is fuelled by a 4045mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
For optics, it is equipped with a dual-camera setup with a combination of 16-megapixel primary lens with Sony IMX519 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 1.22-micron pixel along with a 5-megapixel secondary shooter with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, the phone is equipped with a 25-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 1/ 2.8 sensor size.
However, if you don’t like the way Realme has mixed and matched the features on the Realme 3 Pro, we’ve compiled three alternative handsets that we believe will suit the needs of most of you who are looking to buy a phone for in and around Rs 17,000 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB + 128GB) @ Rs 16,999
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched in February this year and the 6GB RAM model of the same comes in at a price of Rs 16,999 in India. The device features a 6.3-inch full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixel) display with a small waterdrop style notch housing the front camera. The phone comes with a 48-megapixel primary camera on the rear panel with Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, it has 13-megapixel AI camera for selfies. It comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor along with Adreno 612 GPU.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro houses 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD. Redmi Note 7 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 and is backed up by a 4000mAh battery with Quick charge 4.0 support. The company claims to offer 14 days of standby time and 10.5 hours of video playback. It measures 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm and weighs 186 grams. The connectivity features include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 /5GHz) Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy M30 (6GB + 128GB) @ Rs 17,990
Samsung announced the Galaxy M30 in February as well and it’s currently being sold for a similar price of Rs 17,990. The M30 comes with a 6.38-inch Full HD+ Infinity V Display with a screen resolution of 2210 x 1080 pixels. The Galaxy M30 is backed up by an Exynos 7904 processor and has 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage which can be further expandable up to 512GB via microSD card slot. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.5 and is equipped with 5000mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Galaxy M30 comes bearing triple rear camera setup having a primary sensor of 13-megapixel resolution with f/1.9 aperture, a 5-megapixel secondary shooter with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel third sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity options includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Nokia 6.1 Plus (6GB + 64GB) @ Rs 16,999
HMD Global announced a new 6GB RAM version of its Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone which was launched for Rs 18,499 but has been brought down to Rs 16,999. The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels with 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU.
For optics, Nokia 6.1 Plus employs a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 16-megapixel primary lens f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it falls under the Android One programme, meaning that you will get a stock Android experience and timely updates directly from Google. On the battery front, there is a 3060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support.