Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro is better than Realme 3 Pro

Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro

Realme 3 Pro which is in direct competitor with the Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro. A few things immediately go for the Realme 3 Pro which is its smooth and fast performance along with its objectively elegant design. However, in my opinion, Xiaomi looks to have a clear lead in the camera department with its 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor. So should you buy the Realme 3 Pro? At a price of Rs 13,999 (4 GB/ 64 GB) the device does seem to be a compelling option but overall the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a smarter choice. Let's find out why.

Design and Display
Built out of polycarbonate, the Realme 3 Pro is 8.3 mm thick while the Redmi Note 7 Pro beats it at 8.1 mm even after having a glass built. There’s a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the Note 7 Pro, while the Realme 3 Pro has it on the display.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes in three gradient color options- red, blue and black while the Realme 3 Pro will be available in grey, blue and purple hues.

Both the phones have a 6.3-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution, topped with Gorilla Glass 5. The two phones implement a similar u-shaped notch design, giving the screen a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Realme 3 Pro brings the Sony IMX519 sensor with its dual camera setup. There’s a primary 16MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture which is assisted by a 5MP depth sensor.

Redmi Note 7 Pro has a dual camera setup on the rear which consists of a primary 48MP sensor and a 5MP secondary camera for depth-sensing.

On the front, the Realme 3 Pro sports a 25MP snapper whereas the Note 7 Pro has a 13MP selfie camera.

The front camera, which has a 25 MP sensor, is also quite good and produces detailed and sharp images. In fact, comparing selfies from Note 7 Pro, I found that the Realme 3 Pro had much better focus and dynamic range. This is a phone that will definitely appeal to selfie lovers.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro has great dynamic range and colour reproduction. I also say this as someone who has used the Note 7 Pro camera. The Realme 3 Pro is good but things like exposure calibration and focus are things that need to be worked upon.

Performance and battery
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, the Realme 3 Pro has an octa-core CPU and Adreno 616 GPU.

Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 612 GPU.

Both the phones are offered in two variants- 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB of RAM with 128GB onboard storage.

Realme 3 Pro has a 4,045mAh battery which supports fast charging via VOOC 3.0 charging solution. The VOOC 3.0 20W adapter is provided in-the-box and can charge the battery upto 50% in around 30 minutes.

The Note 7 Pro is fitted with a 4,000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ but the fast charging adapted isn’t provided in-the-box and has to be purchased as a separate accessory.

The Realme 3 Pro comes with standard Mirco USB Port, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with USB Type-C Port. The Redmi Note 7 Pro have a IR Blaster, using this feature you can control electronic devices like  TV, AC, Set Top Box etc..

Price and availability
Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro are priced at the same mark- Rs 13,999 with 4GB RAM and Rs 16,999 with 6GB RAM.

While the Redmi Note 7 Pro is selling like hot cakes both offline and online, Realme 3 Pro is set to go on its first sale on April 29 on Flipkart and Realme India Store.

Is it really worth buying the Realme 3 Pro for Rs 16,999 when the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers something better at a similar price point? I think not. There really doesn't appear to be anything that the Realme 3 Pro does better, except for taking better selfies and slightly faster charging. If selfies and the slight faster-charging speeds matter, then Realme 3 Pro is for you. For everything else, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a better and smarter choice.

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