Tuesday, December 10, 2019

New phone - Realme 3


Versions: RMX1825, RMX1821

Network
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch
Announced2019, March
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, March
Body
Dimensions156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm (6.15 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
Weight175 g (6.17 oz)
BuildFront glass, plastic body
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Platform
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6
ChipsetMediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G72 MP3
Memory
Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Main Camera
Dual13 MP, f/1.8, 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, HDR
Video1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3", 1.12µm
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Features
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery
 Non-removable Li-Po 4230 mAh battery
ChargingBattery charging 10W
Misc
ColorsBlack, Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, Diamond Red
ModelsRMX1825, RMX1821
Price₹ 7,999 / $ 123.47 / £ 151.83

Tests
Performance Basemark OS II: 2104 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2020
Basemark X: 19157
Display Contrast ratio: 1464:1 (nominal), 2.918 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 71dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -91.6dB
Battery lifeEndurance rating 108h


First impression: Hardware does not look or feel cheap. Due to the big battery, phone has a heft. But it's about 20gm heavier than my older phone honor 5x, so not much of a difference. 
Looks are subjective, but I find the screen big, and strictly two-handed use. Otherwise usage experience is fine. With 4GB of RAM almost no delays are seen. Things are fluid and fast. 
One thing I hate is there's tons of bloatware. And the google ones are also not removable or disable able. A quick Google search turned up a small tutorial to get rid of these things using adb shell. Not for your average user though. 

Anyway for the price of 8100/- this is steal. So I got it. 
Cheers!!