Realme 3 rating: roundly selected at the price range of VND 4 million - VnReview

Realme 3 rating: roundly selected at the price range of VND 4 million – VnReview

Realme, Oppo's new brand, since launching last year has launched a number of products with attractive selling prices like Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1. The Realme 3, which has just been sold in Vietnam, is also an interesting product at a price below 4 million VND.

Compared to the Realme 2 generation, Realme 3 is upgraded with new processor and design. Factors such as screen, battery and camera remain the same as Realme 2. With a price of 3.99 million VND, how does Realme 3 bring the experience?


Realme 3 has a plastic body design, a back cover with color transition effect and a front "water drop" screen. These are all very familiar details in the design of Realme and Oppo phones in the mid-range segment launched from last year up to now.

This product currently has 2 color options: blue and black. Both colors have a color-shifting effect on the back that looks quite eye-catching. The black version we used in the review changes colors from black to dark blue. In blue, the back face changes from green to blue. The dorsal surface on both color options is processed so it is easy to see fingerprints, especially in the black version.

Realme 3 uses a solid plastic body design and strong beveled back, creating a feeling of holding hands and also quite sure. However, the screen is completely protruding on the chassis, making the frame without the seamlessness, creating the feeling of holding hands or clawing on the edge, a problem that has existed on many Oppo phones for several years .

The back has a 13MP + 2MP dual camera cluster and a slightly raised flash and a one-touch fingerprint sensor.

On the front, Realme 3's screen is similar to Realme 2 Pro. It uses a 6.2-inch LCD screen with a "water drop" design containing 13MP front camera. According to the manufacturer, Realme 3's screen protector is Gorilla Glass 3 and is also fitted with a suitable screen protector.

On the edges, Realme 3 has all the necessary ports and buttons. Speakerphone, micro USB port is gradually outdated, two microphones and audio jack is brought down to the bottom. 2 SIM slot and separate memory card are located on the left with two volume up and down keys.

SIM slot with 3 separate trays, allowing to install parallel 2 SIM + 1 memory card without having to choose either.

At the price of less than 4 million, the design is a plus point of Realme 3. It has a pretty eye-catching design with a water drop screen and a color back. However, the product also has a drawback: fingerprints on the back of the fingerprint and the unmatched frame cause the hand.


With a 6.2-inch LCD screen and HD + resolution (pixel density 271 PPI), both Realme 3's size and resolution are similar to Realme 2. New to the older generation is the "water drop" design. Realme 3's is smaller than "rabbit ears" on Realme 2. The picture quality is clearly not as sharp as Full HD + resolution, but in this price range, this is acceptable.

The screen display screen is quite standard, deep black and the viewing angle is moderate. The maximum brightness of the screen is average, enough for use in most normal lighting environments. The color temperature of the screen is slightly tweaked, but you can adjust it with the color temperature pull bar in the display settings.

Night display mode has up to 3 different options

Overall, it would be better if the Realme 3 uses a Full-HD + screen, but the quality of the phone is still acceptable compared to the price range of the product.

Software and performance

Realme 3 currently has a customized version of Color OS 6 based on the Android 9 version of Google similar to the recently launched Oppo F11 Pro a few weeks ago. The user interface of Color OS 6 has bright, clear and simpler colors than before, close to Google's Material Design flat language.

The familiar Android application tray has been brought back on Color OS 6

In addition to changing the interface, Color OS 6 has some new features such as an application tray similar to pure Android (optional, not the default); Add navigation gestures from Android 9; game space (notification option displayed when playing games, locking screen brightness at game play and optionally some optimal modes for game play) …

The machine supports many gesture control operations

In terms of performance, the genuine version of Realme 3 in Vietnam uses the Helio P60 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. This is a chip that is used a lot on last year's mid-range smartphones like the Oppo F7 and Oppo F9 with pretty good performance, and the low resolution HD + on Realme 3 makes the performance experience even softer.

Playing PUBG Mobile in medium graphics mode, the Reame 3 achieved a frame rate of 30 fps with 86% stability.

When increasing graphics settings to HD levels, the frame rate dropped to 25 fps and stability also dropped to 76%.

Continuing with other games such as shooting games Dead Trigger 2 and Mobile Alliance, both games do not make it difficult to get Realme 3. The machine has a high frame rate of 60 fps with good stability. During the game, the phone heats up at the fingerprint sensor location but the level of heat has not reached too uncomfortable.

Play Dead Trigger 2 in high graphics mode, the machine reaches a maximum frame rate of 60 fps with 78% stability.

With the Mobile Alliance game, the device achieved a frame rate of 60 fps and a 94% stability.

Battery life

Realme 3 has a battery capacity of 4,230 mAh, quite large compared to the configuration, especially the screen resolution is only HD +.

In the familiar tests, Realme 3 produced very good results, especially the continuous viewing time of movies even higher than the 5,000 mAh battery smartphones such as Zenfone Max Pro M2 or Galaxy M20. However, this phone is only equipped with a 5V / 2A charger, so the charging time will be quite long, the first half an hour will only charge 22% of the battery and the total charge time will take about 2.5 hours.

Watch movies continuously on MX Player application at brightness and volume of 70%, from full until battery is 10%, then stop.

Surf the web continuously on Wi-Fi networks at brightness and volume of 70%, counting from full to 10% of the battery stops.

Test the simulated game pin on the GFX Bench application, also from the time the battery is full to 10%.


In daylight and indoor conditions, it provides enough shots to meet the needs of social networking. The image has a fine detail and the saturation is often pushed up, making the colors flatter, more fresh than reality. The drawback of Realme 3 is the deep light strip and the algorithm that makes the focus a little strong. Therefore, the photos looked normal on the phone screen or the computer gave eye-catching results but enlarged to see spikes in the subject lines, not natural.

To compensate for the limited brightness range, the manufacturer put in this phone, Chrome Boost mode is like the enchanting Color mode on the Oppo F11 Pro or the vibrant color mode on Oppo machines last year. Chrome Boost mode increases color, contrast and color saturation much more than the normal shooting mode. Although lacking in nature, in some contexts, this mode is quite suitable, making the image more vivid and fresh.

Photos taken in normal mode (top) and photos in Chrome Boost mode (below).

Photos taken in normal mode (top) and photos in Chrome Boost mode (below).

In low light, the camera has its own night mode. This mode works similarly to other phones: capturing multiple images and long exposure to produce the final, brighter, more detailed image. In fact, night shots give much better results than conventional shots, get more details in darker areas, more vivid colors, but only suitable for still-shooting scenes because of the long processing time, up to 4 seconds with low light conditions.

When not using night mode, the low-light images of Realme 3 still give good quality, bright colors, less noise with sharp, medium detail.

Photo taken in normal mode (top) and night mode (bottom)

Photo taken in normal mode (top) and night mode (bottom)

Photo taken in normal mode (top) and night mode (bottom)

Font deletion images work quite well at separating the background and subject, especially with the background image is not too complicated. It does not take much time to capture the fonts that the basic results meet expectations. However, the lack of light shooting, the results are quite bad, the weaknesses are common on products of the same price range. Realme 3 also fixed the effect of deleting fonts in the image, not adjusting the level of font removal before and after shooting like Samsung or Xiaomi phones.

Realme 3's selfie is bright enough for good detail and contrast, but the light band is a bit low. Although there is only one camera, the phone's front camera still supports font deletion. When capturing fonts, the beauty effect is automatically activated, making the face bright, pink and white with smooth "virtual" skin. When you need an honest photo, you can turn off all the beauty modes.

Common photos

Image delete font

Normal photo (left) and remove font (right)


Realme 3 is the right choice for those who are new to smartphones without conditions to jump to the mid-range segment. It shows a round shoulder in most basic criteria: eye-catching design, long battery life, camera features and good gaming performance. Low resolution screen is a limitation of the product, but it is also a factor that makes the machine's performance more gentle and battery buffalo, a completely acceptable trade-off.


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