Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which Budget Flagship Should You Choose?

Realme is all set to launch its next budget flagship, Realme 3 Pro on April 22. The company already confirmed Snapdragon 710 and the same imaging sensor from OnePlus 6T.

Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which Budget Flagship Should You Choose?

It looks to turn out to be a great smartphone, backed by top features.

The company has been repeatedly placing it against Redmi Note 7 Pro. From the announcement at Realme 3 launch to the recent tweets, Realme CEO has been claiming it to be a true Note 7 Pro challenger.

Let’s compare both these smartphones head to head with the information available as of yet.


Design & Display

Both the smartphones will come with almost similar styled displays. Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a Full HD+ dot notch display. It comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone sports a glass sandwich design with the same protection as front.

On the other hand, Realme 3 Pro will come with a plastic body. The company has claimed that the smartphone will come with a high quality plastic body.

Plastic is more durable, but glass offers a more premium finish. Redmi Note 7 Pro offers Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides.


Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a rear dual camera setup. The smartphone dons the much-popular Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor as its primary shooter. In comparison, Realme 3 Pro will come with the Sony IMX 519 sensor, the same imaging sensor from OnePlus 6T.

Both the sensors offer some great photography experience, but the latest Sony IMX 586 sensor has a slight edge.

The rest now depends on post processing and colour output. Redmi Note 7 Pro has been able to create some great shots, both under low light and artificial lighting.

CEO Madhav Sheth shared the camera samples of Realme 3 Pro, and they look equally good. We need to wait for the final results after both the smartphones are put to test in some difficult lighting conditions.

Hardware & Processor

Both the smartphones come with some of the best mid-range chips. Redmi Note 7 Pro sports the Snapdragon 675 11 nm chip, while Realme 3 Pro come with Snapdragon 710 SoC. Recently Realme CEO compared Realme 3 Pro with Note 7 Pro in terms of Fortnite support.

The Realme smartphone was able to run the game of the box, while Note 7 Pro showed an error message.

Though coming to daily tasks, memory heavy apps and extended gaming experience, both Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro will do well. Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 675 both are entry-premium chips capable of offering some great performance.


Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro both will run on the same Android 9 Pie with different OS UIs. Redmi Note 7 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Pie.

While Realme 3 Pro will run on the latest ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.

The new Color OS is quite handy, and most importantly it doesn’t run ads on its UI or any of the system settings. Keeping that aside, the rest depends on an individual user in terms of OS user experience.

Battery & Fast Charging

Recently Realme 3 Pro has been tipped to be coming with a version of the newly launched Oppo Super VOOC 3.0 technology, or the VOOC 3.0 charging technology itself. Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

But Redmi Note 7 Pro does not chip with a fast charger.

Realme may plan to include fast charging and may add a fast charging brick as well inside the box.


Redmi Note 7 Pro starts at Rs 13,999 in India. Realme has been placing its upcoming smartphone against the Redmi flagship. So, Realme 3 Pro is going to be line with the pricing as Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Though, with a plastic body and imaging processor from OnePlus, it could bring the final price less than Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Realme 3 Pro will launch on April 22.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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