Realme 3i is the latest phone from Realme which is scheduled for its first sale on July 23rd, 2019. Realme 3i aims to offer customers a power-packed phone with advanced features at low-budget. This handset comes with a diamond-cut design and dewdrop notch display. It powers the Helio P60 chipset with color OS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The CPU in it contains a 2GHz octa-core processor. There is a dual camera set up on the rear side that consists of 13MP and 2MP lenses, whereas on the front it sports a 6.22-inch dewdrop notch display that houses a 13MP camera.
Display: The front side of the phone comes with a display screen of 6.22 inches powered with IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 16.7M colors. The full HD+ display has got the resolution of 720 X 1520 pixels and an aspect ratio 19:9. Also, it has got the pixel density of 271PPI, on top, the display comes with gorilla glass protection.
Design: Realme 3i has got the premium diamond-cut design on its rear panel. The body measures 156.1mm X 75.6mm X 8.3mm and weighs 175 grams. The pearl lustre tinting detailing gives the phone an amazingly striking look in three gradient color options like Diamond Blue, Diamond Red, and Diamond Black.
Software and Processor: It is powered by 2.0 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor that gives an unbeatable performance to the phone. Furthermore, the processor mated with Mali-G72 GPU enhances its efficiency by up to 70%. Also, the phone runs color OS 6.0 based on Android Pie.
Battery: This phone comes packed with Li-ion battery with a large capacity of 4230 mAh and is user irreplaceable. It is featured with AI Power master and CABC Power-saving features that optimize the battery life.
Camera: this handset sports a dual rear camera and a front camera. The dual rear camera set up is equipped with 13MP and 2MP lenses with f/1.8 large aperture. The primary camera also has the added features like Chroma boost, AI engine recognizes and night-space, etc. whereas, the front camera has a 13MP lens too with the hidden 5P high-concentration lens in it.
Variants: Above all, storage and RAM are the important factors which everybody looks upon. The two different variants of Realme 3i provides lots of space for you to store all kinds of data and information in place. The base variant of the phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, while the high-end variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage.
Price in India: The price of the phone starts from Rs 7,999/- for the base variant, and the maximum price is around Rs 9,999/- for the high-end variant.
What is in the box? Handset, Adapter – 5V/2A, Micro USB cable, ejection pin, Screen protection film, Case, Info booklet with warranty card, Quick guide.
|Display||6.22 inches (15.8 cm)|
|Performance||2.0GHz octa-core processor|
|Camera||13MP + 2MP|
|Launch date in India||15th July 2019|
|Launch date||15th July 2019|
|Operating system||Android 9 (Pie)|
|SIM slots||2 (GSM + GSM)|
|SIM size||SIM 1 and SIM 2: nano|
|Network||4G: (supports Indian bands), 3G Available, 2G Available|
|Core details||Octa-core (4 X 2.0GHz cortex-A73 and 4 X 2.0GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Chipset||MediaTek MT 6771 Helio P60 (12nm)|
|Colors||Diamond blue, Diamond red, Diamond black|
|Display type||IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, 16.7M colors|
|Bezel-less display||Yes, with dewdrop notch|
|Screen to body ratio claimed by the brand||88.3%|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass v3|
|Screen size||6.22 inches (15.8 cm)|
|Screen resolution||720 X 1520 pixels|
|Touch screen||Yes Capacitive Touch screen, Multi-touch|
|Expandable storage||Yes up to 256 GB|
|USM OTG Support||Yes|
|Rear camera||13MP + 2MP|
|Physical aperture||F/1.8 (primary camera), f/2.0 (secondary camera)|
|Flash||Yes LED flash|
|Primary Camera features||2 X Digital zoom, Autoflash, Face detection, Touch to focus, Night-space, Portrait mode Chroma boost, Hybrid HDR, AI recognition, consecutive capture modes (20 in a row), PDAF, SR auto, photo editing, bokeh mode, CMOS sensor.|
|Secondary camera features||AI Beautification, Bokeh effect, HDR, photo editing|
|Wi-Fi features||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|VoLTE||Yes, Dual stand by|
|USB||Yes, micros USB v2.0|
|USB connectivity||Micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Network support||4G (support Indian bands), 3G available, 2G available|
|GPRS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
Review of Realme 3i:
Realme 3i is the first smartphone from Realme in the new Realme “i” series. It is a smart budget phone and the first sale is expected to start from July 23rd, 2019. Same as other phones of the company Realme 3i is also pitted against the various models with upgraded features.
Firstly, let us talk about the design of the phone. As far as design is concerned Realme has never given up on the attractive outlook. This phone has got the gradient diamond-cut design on the back which is made using the laser engraving technique, this allows the lustres to be seen from all the angles. The pearl lustre detailing enhances the beauty of the phone by giving it an amazingly striking look. For a more attractive look, the phone is available in three color variants, Diamond Blue, Diamond Red, and Diamond Black.
The display screen comes with a dewdrop HD+ display screen of 6.22 inches and has the resolution of 720 X 1520 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Alongside, the screen is protected by corning gorilla glass 3 protection, which is resistant towards scratches. The phone measures 156.1mm X 75.6mm X 8.3mm and weighs about 175 grams. Also, the company claims the screen-to-body ratio as 88.3%, which provides permissive viewing of the contents on the screen. Also, there is a dewdrop notch that is moved towards the display, giving allowance to the full-view display and is completely bezel-free.
When it comes to battery, this phone comes packed with a Li-ion battery with a large capacity of 4230mAh and the battery is non-removable. Alongside, it has the added features like the high-performance processor that is paired with AI Power master and CABC screen power-saving feature that optimizes the battery life. Furthermore, the battery provides up to 22 hours of browsing, up to 14 hours of video playing and in stand by the battery life offers up to 35 hours of usage.
The handset runs on Android 9 (pie) with color OS 6.0 on top. It is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core processor (4 X 2.0GHz cortex-A73 and 4 X 2.0GHz cortex-A53) paired with MediaTek Helio P60 chipset which helps in delivering smooth performance for day to day operations and also offers good power efficiency. Also, the Helio P60 ensures unbeatable performance with its special AI engine. The phone’s efficiency is boosted up to 70% with high-performance GPU.
This phone is available with 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32GB. It has an option to expand storage using microSD card up to 256GB. The phone comes with triple card slots two slots for dual SIM and one slot for external memory microSD card. The handset supports dual nano-SIM cards that have 4G, 3G, and 2G connectivity.
Realme 3i comes with a rear camera and front camera. Rear-end sports dual camera 13MP and 2MP, the 13MP camera being the primary camera which has a Physical Aperture of f/1.8 and 2MP camera with Physical Aperture of f/2.4 with depth sensor facility. The rear camera comes with CMOS sensor supporting a resolution of 4128 X 3096 pixels. The primary camera supports PDAF, Nightscape Chroma boost and Portrait mode. On the front is a 13MP selfie camera which clicks stunning selfies with a Physical Aperture of F2.0 and supports LED flash.
The fingerprint sensor is positioned on the rear side of the phone to help instant unlocking of the phone and it also supports face unlock to provide hands-free experience to its users. Rear and front cameras can be used to record video at the rate of 1080 X 30 fps.
Furthermore, this handset supports wireless connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also comes with a bunch of pre-loaded apps like News Point, Web Novel, WPS office, WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook lite and regular Facebook along with other applications. More exciting is this phone has got a special option of uninstalling the pre-loaded apps, which is strange and can’t be seen on other phones. Other than fingerprint sensor other available sensors are Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Compass.
COMPARISON GUIDE Realme 3i vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7s
A competitor to Realme 3i in terms of features and price is Xiaomi Redmi Note 7s. So let’s see the similarities and differences by comparing features in the below table
|Xiaomi Redmi 7s|
|It is powered with Color IPS LCD screen (16.7M), with 6.22 inches display screen and a resolution of 720 X1520 pixels|
|It comes with IPS LCD screen (16M), with 6.3 inches display screen and resolution of 1080 X 2340 pixels)|
|2.0GHz octa-core processor with MediaTek Helio P60, Mali G72 MP3|
|2.2GHz octa-core processor, Kryo 260 and 4 X 1.8 GHz Kryo 260|
|It comes with 13MP primary camera and 2 MP camera with autofocus|
|It has a powerful 48MP primary camera and 5MP camera with autofocus|
|Non-removable, Li-ion battery with a capacity of 4230 mAh|
|Non-removable, Li-ion battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh|
|It works on Android v9.0 (Pie)|
|It works on Android v9.0 (Pie)|
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