“The Realme 3 Pro is probably the best mid-range ‘Pro’ smartphone in the country”
Realme has finally launched the much teased Realme 3 Pro (review) smartphone in India. The new mid-range device from the company packs a lot of punch and is probably the best ‘Pro’ smartphone available in the country. It’s main competitor would be the Redmi Note 7 Pro. However, in this post, we are going to look at the differences between the Realme 3 Pro and its predecessor, the Realme 2 Pro (review). The new phone has evolved in a lot of ways, so let’s get started.
Realme 3 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro price in India
First, let’s talk about the pricing. The new Realme 3 Pro has been priced really well in the market. The base variant, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, is priced at Rs 13,999. If you want the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, that’s going to cost you Rs 16,999. It is available in Carbon Grey and Nitro Blue colours.
On the other hand, the older Realme 2 Pro is now available at a discounted price of Rs 11,990 for the base variant. This model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The variant with 6GB RAM And 64GB storage, is priced at Rs 13,990. There’s also a variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is available at Rs 16,490. Again, there are two colours to choose from: Black Sea and Blue Ocean.
Realme 3 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro specifications
Coming to the specifications, it is obvious that the newer Realme 3 Pro will be better than the Realme 2 Pro. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at what’s different in both phones. For starters, both phones feature a similar sized display, 6.3-inch to be exact. The display on both phones has a full-HD+ resolution and a tiny teardrop notch at the top. From the front, both phones look similar. However, things are different on the back. The Realme 3 Pro has a vertically placed camera setup and a new design for the back panel compared to the horizontally aligned cameras of its predecessor.
Internally, a lot of things have changed. The Realme 3 Pro comes with a newer 10nm Snapdragon 710 processor, compared to the Snapdragon 660 chipset on the Realme 2 Pro. The new phone also gets the Hyper Boost 2.0 mode, which is said to improve performance and battery life while gaming. It gets a maximum of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, whereas the older Realme 2 Pro was available with up to 8GB RAM; however, an 8GB RAM variant of the former is on the way. Both phones get a microSD card slot for expanding storage.
In the camera department, things have improved quite well. The new phone still has a dual camera setup at the back, but features improved sensors from Sony. It gets a primary 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with f/1.7 aperture. This is the same sensor that’s present on the OnePlus 6T. It is paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensing unit. On the other hand, the Realme 2 Pro featured a 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor paired with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. You can expect plenty of improvement in photos with the new phone. Even the selfies are going to be more detailed thanks to a 25-megapixel sensor. The predecessor features a 16-megapixel selfie unit.
The Realme 3 Pro also features several software features such as a 64MP Ultra HD mode, which stitches multiple images to provide a high resolution 64-megapixel photo. You also get a 960fps Super Slow Motion mode, which will be available via a future software update. The phone is backed by a 4,045mAh battery, which is larger than the 3.500mAh unit on the Realme 2 Pro. It also features 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging support, which is claimed to charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent in just 80 mins. The device runs Android 9.0 Pie based ColorOS 6.0 out of the box, similar to the Realme 2 Pro. Both phones feature a fingerprint scanner that’s placed at the back.
The new Realme 3 Pro is definitely a great upgrade over the older phone and gives customers more choices in the mid-range smartphone market.