Realme 3 v/s Redmi Note 7: Which one is better?
Redmi Note 7, which sold over 200,000+ units during its first sale, will be up for grabs once again tomorrow. However, this time, it will be challenged by Realme 3 which will register its first sale tomorrow. And while both the phones share similar designs, mid-levels internals, and solid cameras, which one should you buy? Here's our specs-wise comparison.
At a glance
In terms of design, both the phones are nearly identical with a waterdrop notched display, sizeable bottom bezel, and vertically-mounted dual rear cameras. However, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a Gorilla Glass 5 body while the Realme 3 settles for Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a more attractive gradient design. Winner: Redmi Note 7 for its Gorilla Glass 5 body.
All about the screen
Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 450-nits of brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 offers a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Winner: Redmi Note 7 for its higher resolution.
For the shutterbugs
The Realme 3 sports a dual rear camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.8) main sensor, paired with another 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 gets a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP main sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. Winner: Realme 3 for its marginally better sensor, on paper at least.
For the love of selfies
Up front, the Realme 3 offers a 13MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper which supports AI Beautification, HDR, and AI Face Unlock. The Redmi Note 7 also sports a 13MP camera with support for AI Beauty, AI scene detection and AI face unlock. Winner: Tie as both the phones have the same sensors and offer identical features.
All the important stuff
Realme 3 is powered by MediaTek P70 chipset, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable upto 256GB). In contrast, the Redmi Note 7 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage (expandable upto 256GB). Winner: Tie as both the processors are on par with each another.
Lifeblood of your smartphone
Both the Redmi Note 7 and Realme 3 come with all the standard sensors including an accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and others. Moreover, both the phones also offer a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. In terms of software, Redmi Note 7 runs Android Pie-based MIUI 10 whereas Realme 3 is backed by Android Pie-based ColorOS 6. Winner: Tie.
The Redmi Note 7 packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4 while the Realme 3 houses a bigger 4,230mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, Redmi Note 7 supports dual-SIMs, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, Infrared and a headphone jack. Realme 3 also offers similar connectivity options but with Bluetooth 4.2 and Micro-USB port. Winner: Redmi Note 7.
Pricing: The key factor
Realme 3 costs Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB/64GB model. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB version and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB/64GB model.
How things stack up!
Realme 3 is a premium-looking budget smartphone with an attractive gradient design, powerful chipset, solid cameras, and a solid battery. However, the Redmi Note 7 is a more superior option with Gorilla Glass 5 body, full-HD+ display, good cameras, mid-level internals, a dependable battery with fast charging and latest connectivity options. Hence, for Rs. 1,000 more, the Redmi Note 7 is a better buy.