Realme 3 First Impressions; Magnificent Design and Top-Notch Specs

Realme, the former sub-brand of OPPO made its debut in Pakistan in January this year with the launch of Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1. Now after a few months, it is back to introduce yet another budget device, Realme 3 in the Pakistani market.

The company has been teasing the launch of Realme 3 on its official page on Facebook and we were lucky to get our hands on the smartphone a few days before the launch event due to take place on 15th April. The price of the smartphone is still not known (we will update once the company will make the information public).

The new device which will come with “powered by OPPO” tagline and specs that so far look good on paper. We didn’t get to test it fully for our detailed review yet so let us share with you the first impressions of Realme 3.

Design & Display

Gradient colors is the new hot trend in the smartphone market and Realme 3 is no exception to this style. The smartphone though features a polycarbonate body, has a very beautiful design, enhanced by the gradient colors which give off a starry finish.

Realme 3 design

The phone comes with a dual camera and fingerprint scanner on the back which is placed at a convenient position that is quite easy to reach.

We have a power button on the right side of the smartphone while on the left we have the volume rocker and the SIM tray.

Realme 3 right

Realme 3 left

We have a Micro USB charging port at the bottom along with a headphone jack and a speaker grill.

Realme 3 bottom

The device is surely a fingerprint magnet and the user will have to stick with the back cover for smudge-protection. In the display department, we get a  6.2-inch display with a 1520 x 720 pixels of screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.

Realme 3 display

Just like other smartphones this year, it features a waterdrop notch at the top which houses the front camera and definitely frees up more screen space. At first look, the device looks pretty with a good display that produces decent colors, the rest we will find out when we’ll test it in different scenarios.

Performance & Battery

Realme 3 is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core chipset accompanied by 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On paper, these specs translate into good performance though much more will be revealed later on as sometimes the real performance may differ from the theory.

It runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 and packs a 4230mAh battery which seems enough to last a day for a regular smartphone user. We will give you a detailed opinion after an in-depth analysis of the phone


In the camera department, we get a pretty standard combination of 13MP primary sensor and 2MP  depth sensor at the back which can be found in many budget devices in the market while the front features a 13MP selfie snapper.

Realme 3 back camera

As Realme started off as a sub-brand of OPPO, a company which has marketed itself as a selfie expert, we would love to see how Realme 3 would perform in the real world.

The camera interface is quite simple and user-friendly. It comes with two additional modes Nightscape and Chroma Boost which we are looking forward to trying out.

Realme 3 also features AI capabilities in its camera which translates into scene recognition feature that recognizes 16 independent scenes and 100 scene combinations.

Final Thoughts

Realme 2 Pro was quite an interesting smartphone which makes us much more curious as to what Realme 3 is capable of. As for the design, we can’t take our eyes off the gradient color the overall feel of the gadget and the display is what we come to expect from a budget device.

A 4GB RAM and Helio P35 chipset are quite a surprising additions in the device and we cannot wait to put this phone through hell to see what kind of response we will get so stay tuned for our detailed review.

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