Realme may be a relative beginner in the smartphone industry but that hasn’t stopped the Shenzhen-based company from challenging the big guns with its attractive offerings. In less than a year from its founding, the former OPPO sub-brand has launched several affordable phones such as the Realme C1 and, just recently, the Realme 3.
The Realme 3 was introduced on March 4 and went on sale in India a week later, where it quickly sold over 210,000 units in just one day. As expected, the Realme 3 was introduced to Filipino customers today, March 19.
“Realme 3 will elevate your power and style to the next level,” Realme Philippines marketing lead Eason de Guzman said.
Equipped with MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, the Realme 3 comes in three configurations: 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage, 3GB RAM with 64GB of storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage. All internal storage configurations are expandable up to 256GB via microSD.
The device comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display with dewdrop notch, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Realme 3 features a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera as well as a 13MP front camera with AI beautification and face unlock. The main dual camera features Nightscape, which allows you to take blur-free shots in low light conditions, and Chroma Boost, which makes colors more vivid and improves the dynamic range for more light-balanced pictures.
The Realme 3 packs a big 4,230mAh battery that promises up to 14 hours of video playtime or 12 hours of mobile gaming. It runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie 9.0.
Realme 3 Prices
The Realme 3 is priced at ₱6,990 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage configuration, ₱7,990 for the 3GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration, and ₱9,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage configuration.
This phone is exclusively available online at Shopee. The first Shopee sale will be on March 25 midnight. Apply the code SHPXREALME3 to get the Realme 3 for only ₱6,290 at Shopee.
Pre-orders at Realme retail stores nationwide will start on March 30.
Realme 3 Specifications
- 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display, 1520×720 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio
- MediaTek Helio P60 2GHz octa-core processor
- Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD)
- 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear camera
- 13MP f/2.0 front camera
- 4,230mAh non-removable battery
- Dual SIM (Nano)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Micro-USB port
- 3.55mm audio jack
- Fingerprint sensor
- AI face unlock
- FM radio
- ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)
- Colors: Radiant Blue, Dynamic Black
- Dimensions: 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 175g