Realme X vs Realme 3 Pro: Which Budget Flagship To Pick? [Plus, Expected Realme X India Pricing]
Realme X will soon be spurring up a new war in the mid-range segment in the country. A smartphone which will come with some of the very-first features in the entry mid-range segment, it’s going to be a interesting price war.
While Realme 3 Pro still lags behind Redmi Note 7 Pro in a few departments, the Realme X will change the game for the company in India.
There are currently no smartphone in the country who offer a pop-up sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor and 20W fast charging all together at under 20,000 rupees. Realme X is soon going to change everything in the Indian smartphone market in the mid-range segment.
This is a huge threat to some of the top devices who still run on traditional features.
It’s time to change.
Backed by flagship level features and specs, Realme X seems to have everything you would want on a top flagship. Realme has it all for you, but at a very budget price.
Both Realme X and Realme 3 Pro fall in different categories. The features are very different and also same at the same time. We have divided the primary categories into six sections: design and build, display, hardware, software, camera and battery.
Here’s a strategic comparison between Realme 3 Pro and Realme X.
Design & Build
Realme 3 Pro and Realme X, both come with a polycarbonate body on the out, made to look like glass. They have gradient finish on the out with some highlighting colour combinations, made out of high quality plastic.
The colour scheme and gradient style is different in the two.
Realme X comes with a pop-up sensor, while Realme 3 Pro has a notch. Also the rear camera module is at the centre for Realme X and the Realme 3 Pro camera sits on top left.
Lastly, Realme 3 Pro has a rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor and Realme X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Realme 3 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a water drop notch on top. In comparison, Realme X features a 6.53-inch full-screen AMOLED display without any notch.
Both displays are vibrant with minimal bezels on the sides with a little chin down under, but AMOLED will obviously have the best of darks.
Again, both Realme X and Realme 3 Pro screens come with a screen resolution of 2340×1080 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top.
Realme X offers a higher screen to body ratio without any notch. It’s an AMOLED panel, so there’s another advantage as well.
Realme 3 Pro and Realme run on the same entry-flagship Snapdragon 710 chip with upto 8GB of RAM. Based on an 10nm architecture, the Snapdragon SoC offers top level performance on a budget.
Both the smartphones can run top-end games with extensive multitasking performance.
In terms of daily performance, there won’t be any issue. The company also offer dedicated HyperBoost and GameBoost to offer an enhanced experience.
Both Realme X and Realme 3 runs on the same new Color OS 6 UI. The improved UI does offer some refreshing features with an easy-to-use structure. It’s a big upgrade over the last generation Color OS.
Based on the latest Android 9 Pie, it new UI packs in a bunch of user-friendly features and tweaks.
Realme 3 Pro and Realme X both come with a dual camera setup at the back. The former features a camera system comprising of a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 519 primary sensory with an f/1.7 aperture, coupled with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor offering an f/2.4 aperture.
The primary sensor was used in last OnePlus flagship, OP 6T.
Up front Realme 3 Pro smartphone comes with the same 25MP Sony IMX 576 sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.
Realme X features the 48MP Sony IMX 586 rear sensor with f/1.7 aperture clubbed with a secondary 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It’s the same primary sensor currently being used on OnePlus 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Realme X has a motorised pop-up 16MP selfie sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. It’s again the same Sony IMX 471 sensor used in OnePlus 7 Pro.
Both the smartphones do a fair job offering great dynamic range with almost accurate colours irrespective of lighting conditions.
Realme X may will have an edge in some areas. Both have similar camera interfaces with support for Google Camera and dedicated Night Mode.
Realme 3 Pro comes with a 4,045 mAh battery powered by VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. It’s a Micro USB powered charging technology, while the Realme X has a Type C powered port.
The Micro USB powered fast charging technology on Realme offers 20W charging. It can charge up the device to 100 percent under 80 minutes.
Realme X is backed a 3,765 mAh battery supporting Type-C USB powered 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. It can juice up Realme X from 0 to 100 percent under 75 minutes.
Both the smartphones ship with the fast charger inside the box.
Realme 3 Pro is currently available in three storage models in India. The smartphone starts at Rs 13,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, Rs 15,999 for the mid-tier model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and finally the current top-end at Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage.
The company will soon be launching the 8GB RAM Realme 3 Pro model in the country as well.
In comparison, Realme X costs comparatively really close to it in China. Realme X has been launched in three versions in China: the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs Yuan 1,499 (around Rs 15,000).
The mid-end model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage costs Yuan 1,599 (around Rs 16,000) and Yuan 1,799 (around Rs 18,000) for the top-end model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Expected Realme X India Price: Realms X Price In India
In India, the Realme X will cost higher. The company has confirmed the launch, but are yet to reveal the prices. While Realme 3 Pro is already available at under 15,000 rupees, the company will now target the sub-20,000 segment to expand its portfolio.
The base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage may come at Rs 16,999 in India.
Realme has very aggressive in terms of pricing their products in India. As the device starts at around Rs 15,000 (converted) in China, starting at Rs 16,999 in india seems like the safe range.
The mid-end model may come at Rs 18,999 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and finally Rs 20,999 for top model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. These are estimated prices, Realme is yet to announce the official prices.