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Realme 3 Review

Is the budget-friendly Realme 3 really worth the price point or worth the hype at all? Find out as we do this neat little Realme 3 review here on Thefanboyseo.com.

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First let’s take a look at the specs.

Realme 3 Specs

Realme 3 price, specs, availability in the Philippines

Display 6.2-inch notch, HD+, Gorilla Glass 3, Glass, Gradient color
Dimensions 75.6mm x 156.1mm x 8.3mm
Chipset MediaTek Helio P60 AI octa-core processor, 2.1GHz
GPU Mali G72 MP3 graphics
Memory Internal 3GB or 4GB32GB or 64GB, expandable via microSD card for 256GB
Main Camera Primary 13MP, f/2.2 lens; Secondary 2MP depth sensor; LED flash; 1080@30fps video recording, digitally stabilized 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 13MP, f/2.0; 1080p@30fps video recording
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, WiFi ac, GPS, micro USB port
Battery 4230 mAh, 10W Charging
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Price and availability P6,990 for 3GB + 32GB, P7,990 for 3GB + 64GB, P9,990 for 4GB + 64GB | F


The Realme 3 comes in a snazzy 6.2-inch waterdrop display with HD screen that pumps out 1520×720 resolution. It also features the currently “in” gradient color design on the back and has 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also has that very common Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen from scratches. Whenever I get to try a phone, that’s one of the first things I look for, how it survives in my pocket after a busy day of walking and sitting or just generally moving. So far so good on that end.

Design-wise, I’m not too keen on getting smudges on the back cover, especially since this is also where the fingerprint scanner is. Too bad, it smudges from time to time.

It is light to carry around both in your hands and in your pocket thanks to the weight of just 175 grams, that’s something most smartphones miss out these days, especially the flagship ones.

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Under the hood, the Realme 3 runs on 2.1GHz Helio P60 octa-core chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. The phone launched with an Helio P70 in India, though. All is well with the running and switching from app to app. It is also expandable up to 256GB via SD card. The device runs PUBG and Mobile Legends well since it also has a Game Space feature making it just quite good for basic gaming.

Overall, the performance of Realme 3 is comparable to a midrange phone but its price is almost half of the competition.

UI and UX

This is OPPO’s budget friendly line and brand so if you’re familiar with how their UI feels like then there’s no real big change for this smartphone. From the main screen, you can set up all the apps you frequently use.

Swiping down will bring you to the notifications section as well as the brightness adjustment and other essentials on a smartphone (including the calculator). Swiping from the bottom to top will open the entirety of the apps installed on the phone. Swiping left from the home screen will bring you to the smart assistant section; which I hardly use by the way.

What I’m slightly disappointed though are the options built in into the phone’s camera. The main three functions are there namely video, photo and portrait. Other camera functions including fresh out of the box includes Panorama, Nightscape, Time-Lapse, Slow-Mo and Expert. I wanted to see more added but I am quickly reminded that this is a “budget phone” so they will still try to cut costs and make things as efficient as possible.

Also frowned on the number of “bloatware” on the phones. Apps that I don’t really want and need are there.


Using the following benchmarking tools, we tested the Realme 3 and here are the results:



The Realme 3’s camera is one that has surprised me the most. For it’s price range you don’t just get decent shots with the camera, you actually get great shots. Take a look at some of the photos I took while using the Realme 3.


The battery life is OK for such a small frame with a big display, the Realme 3 can dish out as much as it can, kind of little that little dog Scrappy Doo from the Scooby Doo series. I’m surprised it can actually go on for a few matches of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang with the juice it has.

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The Realme 3 ready to take a beating battery-wise with MLBB


Nothing spectacular for the audio of the phone. It sounds great, the loudest volume can reach places and most importantly for me, its not “tunog lata”, like those other smartphones have placed on their own products.

Realme 3 Review – Verdict


For how much it is and what it offers, I’d say its a steal already. And if you want added boost or a stronger version, we recommend you get this smartphone’s “big brother” the Realme 3 Pro which is also now available in the market today. But if your budget’s tight and you want a phone that hits all your personal checkboxes, you’ll definitely enjoy using the Realme 3.



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