Realme X vs Realme 3 Pro: What’s different?
Realme has been on a roll these past few months as they bring smartphones with good specs and features at a competitive price point. Realme X is a testament to that with its pop-up camera feature and in-display scanner. Let’s compare it with the recently launched smartphone in the country, the Realme 3 Pro, shall we?
Here are their detailed specs:
|Realme X||Realme 3 Pro|
|Display||6.53-inch FHD+ AMOLED display @2340 x 1080px||6.3-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 IPS display @2340 x 1080px|
|Glass protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 10nm 2.2GHz AIE octa-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Adreno 616|
|RAM||4GB/6GB/8GB RAM||4GB, 6GB RAM|
|Storage||64GB/128GB storage||64GB, 128GB storage|
|expandable storage||-||microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)|
|Rear camera||48MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 586 + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras||16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 (main) + 5MP f/2.4 (depth) dual rear cameras|
|Front camera||16MP selfie pop-up front camera||25MP F2.0 front camera|
|Mobile Data||4G LTE||4G LTE, Dual VoLTE|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Biometrics||- Fingerprint scanner (in-display)|
- Face Unlock
|- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Face Unlock
|USB Type||USB Type-C||micro USB|
|OS||ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)||ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)|
|Battery||3,750mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 charging technology||4,045mAh battery w/ 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Larger screen size
- The higher maximum RAM capacity
- Higher main rear camera resolution
- USB Type-C
- Dedicated micro SD card slot
- Higher front camera resolution
- Larger battery capacity
Both devices have their own pros and cons, starting with the display. The Realme X comes with a whopping 6.53-inch AMOLED screen which is almost at the size of a phablet. The Realme 3 Pro, on the other hand, has a smaller IPS screen. At this point, both devices are already great for watching movies; however, what I liked is that both have a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection. If you want to know the difference between AMOLED and IPS panels, read our guide here.
For performance, both are powered with the premium mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset which provides above average CPU performance and gaming capability. The difference, however, is that the Realme X has an 8GB RAM variant which can handle more processes that are running simultaneously.
The Realme X comes with a 48MP Sony IMX 586 rear lens which is the current trend nowadays, as well as a 16MP pop-up selfie camera that can also be seen in the OPPO F11 Pro and VIVO V15 Pro. This kind of setup also ditches the notch design that became a trend last year. We’ll know more how it performs once we get our hands on the device.
Another innovation that the Realme X brought to the budget smartphone segment is the in-display fingerprint scanner. I didn’t put it on the phone’s advantage yet as we’ll have to know how it performs first. Another feature is the existing USB Type-C port on the device which should be the standard in 2019 if you’d ask me.
While the Realme 3 Pro carries a larger battery than the Realme X, we can safely say that it will also last longer given that the latter has a larger display which affects battery life. Aside from that, the former has the same chipset and OS that are also main factors on how long can a smartphone last.
Here are the prices of each variant of both the devices:
- Realme X 4GB + 64GB – CNY 1,499 (~PHP 11,415)
- Realme X 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,599 (~PHP 12,176)
- Realme X 8GB + 128GB – CNY 1,799 (~PHP 13,699)
- Realme 3 Pro (4GB + 64GB) – PHP 12,990
- Realme 3 Pro (6GB + 128GB) – PHP 14,990
Realme X provides a better and fresher user experience. However, if that isn’t your thing then go for the Realme 3 Pro if you’re looking for a daily driver that has the same performance and potential longer-lasting battery life. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.