Realme launched its much awaited ‘Realme 3 Pro’ smartphone earlier this week. The ‘Pro’ version of Realme 3 comes with upgrades like a better chipset, camera, and design.
Realme 3 Pro is the latest mid-range budget phone giving competition to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. Samsung’s Galaxy M30 also places itself in the same price range with similar specifications and features. Here’s a detailed comparison between the three phones.
Realme has some interesting colour names for its new phone. Realme 3 Pro is clad in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 in three colours of ‘Carbon Gray’, ‘Nitro Blue’, and ‘Lightning Purple’. The smartphone has a dewdrop styled notch on a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display.
Redmi Note 7 Pro not surprisingly comes with the same specs and features. Realme 3 Pro’s main competitor also features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. The smartphone also strikes with its 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 covered body in gradient finishes of ‘Nebula Red’ and ‘Neptune Blue’. On the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the similar looking notch is called “dot notch”. The smartphone has a slightly smaller
Among the three, Samsung Galaxy M30 lacks a glass body but it comes with a glossy back finish in two colour options of blue and black. Galaxy M30 also offers a Super AMOLED 6.4-inch Full HD+ display. There’s a waterdrop-styled notch on the display which Samsung calls ‘Infinity-U’.
Realme 3 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor paired with Adreno GPU 616 for graphics. The smartphone comes in two variants of 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. Realme 3 Pro is fuelled by a massive 4,045 battery accompanied by Oppo’s VOOC fast charging support. The smartphone also comes bundled with a 20W fast charger. It runs on Android 9 based ColorOS.
Redmi Note 7 Pro runs on a newer Snapdragon 675 chipset. It offers a slightly smaller 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. Redmi Note 7 Pro runs on Android 9 based MIUI 10, and offers up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage
Galaxy M30 boasts the biggest 5,000mAh battery in this segment which is paired with a 15W Type-C fast charger. The smartphone is powered by in-house Exynos 7904 octa-core processor on the Galaxy M30. On the software front, Galaxy M30 runs Samsung Experience v9.5 which is based on the older Android Oreo.
On the Realme 3 Pro, you get the Sony IMX519 sensor available on the OnePlus 6T. The smartphone has a dual-camera setup of 16-megapixel (f1.7 aperture) and 5-megapixel (f2.4 aperture) sensors. Realme 3 Pro offer slow motion video recording at 960fps. For selfies, it offers a 25-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Redmi Note 7 Pro leads in the camera with its 48-megapixel camera (Sony IMX586) sensor. This is accompanied by a 5-megapixel depth sensor making up the dual-camera setup at the rear. Redmi Note 7 Pro supports 4K video recording at 30fps, and EIS. On the front it houses a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy M30 sports a triple-camera setup of 13-megapixel, 5-megapixel and 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens. The smartphone also houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera. On the Galaxy M30 users can get 123-degree ultra-wide angle shots, adjust blur background with ‘Live Focus’.
Realme 3 Pro (4GB+64GB) at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant. Not surprisingly, again, Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced the same for the same storage configurations. Samsung Galaxy M30 comes with a higher price tag of Rs 14,990 (4GB+64GB)) and Rs 17,990 (6GB+128GB).
Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro have almost the same to offer and that too at the same price. Redmi Note 7 Pro, however has camera prowess in comparison to Realme 3 Pro. As for the Galaxy M30, it is priced slightly higher but it comes with a more subtle design, better display, and battery too. Performance, would however not be at par with the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro.