Redmi Note 7 vs Realme 3 Which is Better? – Not long ago, Xiaomi’s product line Redmi separated itself from its parent and officially became a subbrand. The presence of Redmi as a subbrand adds to the intense competition in the realm of cheap android phones. Cheap android cellphone manufacturers in China have so far dominated sub-brands in several countries, including Indonesia. Such as Realme, Redmi, Pocophone, and Honor. The release of Redmi as a subbrand added to the new Xiaomi sub-brand congregation after the Pocophone. Redmi targets the middle segment. On the other hand, Pocophone targets the premium segment.
Redmi Note 7 vs Realme 3 Which is Better?
Redmi and Realme both compete in the middle class in several countries, including Indonesia. Last week, Realme launched its latest low-cost Android phone, the Realme 3. Not to be outdone by competitiveness, Redmi will also bring its new cheap Android cellphone to Indonesia, the Redmi Note 7.
Both, Realme 3 or Redmi Note 7 both range in price of Rp. 2 million. Both of them carry the performance, design, and camera as our features.
Realme 3 comes in 3 configurations, 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM, 3GB RAM with 64GB ROM and 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 comes in 3 configurations namely 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM and 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM.
Realme 3 is presented in Black, Dynamic Black, and Radiant Blue color variants. On the other hand the Realme 3 Redmi Note 7 is in the color variants of Blue, Black, and Twilight Gold.
The SobatHP.com editor made a comparison between Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7. The realme 3 variant that I compared was 4/64 with the Radiant Blue color. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 that I reviewed is a variant of 3/32 in blue and is the Chinese version.
Which is superior to Realme 3 or the Redmi Note 7? Consider the following review.
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7 – Design
In terms of design, the Redmi Note 7 is almost the same as Realme 3. The difference is only a little.
Radiant Blue colors with color gradations on the rear body add to the impression of elegant Realme 3. Radiant Blue combines mirror effects in blue and green. When Realme 3 is exposed to light reflection, the color gradation is more visible.
Realme 3 features a unibody design wrapped in polycarbonate material. The Realme 3 body resembles a sandwich and is composed of screens, frames and back covers. The sideline of the body that is almost invisible makes the entire Realme 3 body look smoother, lighter, and thinner.
On the other hand, its competitors, the Redmi Note 7 also don’t want to be outdone by carrying color gradations. Despite carrying color gradations, the overall design of the Redmi Note 7 is considered quite mainstream. Realme 3 has a weight of 175g and dimensions 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 has a heavier weight reaching 186g and a wider dimension of 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm. When held, clearly the Redmi Note 7 is heavier than Realme 3. When I held Realme 3 it was quite comfortable and not too heavy. Curvature adds to the comfort of Realme 3 when held.
As with Realme 3, the Redmi Note 7 also carries curvature. Even when held it is quite comfortable, but it is heavier. 13MP + 2MP dual main camera, Flash LED, fingerprint sensor and Realme logo displayed on the back of Realme 3. On the other side, the back of the Redmi Note 7 has a main camera of 48 MP + 5 MP, LED Flash, fingerprint and Redmi logo. The Redmi Note 7’s rear body is made flatter. On the other hand, the Realme 3 rear body is slightly more convex.
The 6.2-inch widescreen extends on the front of Realme 3. On top of the screen is a notch dewdrop as a container for a 13MP selfie camera and a speaker receiver. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 has a wider screen than Realme 3 with a 6.3-inch span that extends on the front. On the screen, there is also a notch that holds the receiver speaker and 13 MP selfie camera.
The left side of Realme 3 is a volume up and down button and a MicroSD slot. On the other side, the left side of the Redmi Note 7 has a MicroSD slot. The right side of Realme 3 has only the power button. On the other hand, the right side of the Redmi Note 7 has a volume up and down button and a power button. The bottom of the Realme 3 has a micro-USB 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, two mic holes, and a speaker. On the other hand, the bottom of the Redmi Note 7 has a type-C USB port that is flanked by two speakers. The top of Realme 3 is just plain, nothing is found. On the other side, the top of the Redmi Note 7 has a 3.5 mm audio jack and mic hole.
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7 – Camera
Realme 3 pinned a 13MP and 2MP dual main camera. The main lens is 13MP resolution with an aperture of f / 1.8. On the other hand, the secondary lens with 2MP resolution is supported by depth sensors.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 has a larger main camera resolution of 48MP and 5MP. The main lens is 48MP resolution and a 5MP secondary lens.
Both the main camera or Realme 3 selfie and the Redmi Note 7 are both supported by AI technology. AI technology in Realme 3 cameras works automatically. On the other hand, the AI features on the Redmi Note 7 camera can we activate.
Although the resolution of the Realme 3 main camera is smaller, this cheap android phone brings new features such as Chroma Boost Mode and Malamscape Mode that make the results of photos or images better. Provided photo, portrait, pano and expert modes. Various interesting filters are also presented in the main camera menu or selfie.
Chroma Boost mode produces photos or images with a balanced blend of colors and exposures. This mode works using the AI algorithm. We can activate Chroma Boost and disable it via the main camera menu. The chroma boost is also exactly like the HDR mode. When I try it, this Chroma Boost mode can adjust the color of the object in a position around it like in a room, where there is plenty of light, morning, afternoon or night. For example, when taking plant objects in a lot of light, the resulting color blend is very fitting.
The Redmi Note 7 camera does not support the chroma boost mode. It only supports HDR mode.
When I tried the main camera of the Redmi Note 7, the photos or images produced tend to be brighter. The blend of colors produced by Realme 3 is better than the Redmi Note 7.
In a low light position, Realme 3 cameras can capture objects well. In order for the results of photos or low light images the better, we can use Malamscape Mode. AI technology support, multi-frame synergy, and anti-shake algorithm, Malamscape mode will significantly improve image quality in low light. Malamscape mode can increase exposure in low light positions.
When I take photos or pictures in low light or night positions, the photos or images produced through this technology are quite good. Noise is not very visible in the photo or image.
To use Malamscape mode, we only need to press the camera button and hold for 4 seconds to focus on the object image or image. Keep the photo object or image motionless for 4 seconds, so the results are optimal.
This nightscape mode is exactly like fashion night. But the income has been increased. The Redmi Note 7 only has a night mode feature. Photos or images on the features of the night mode when the position of low light is good enough.
However, the noise is still visible. Unlike the nightscape mode that is produced by Realme 3. The results are much better, noise is barely visible.
The camera’s selfies, Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are supported by the same resolution of 13MP. But the Realme 3 Seflie camera is supported by a 5P lens.
When I take photos or selfies, the results are quite good. Especially in a sufficient light position, the photo or selfie image looks sharp with the right color blend. When the position is minimal light, the results of photos or images are quite good. However, there is still a lot of noise visible. Maybe we can use LED Flash when selfies at night or in a low light position.
When I was selfie using the front camera of the Redmi Note 7 the results were equally good. However, the colors produced by the Redmi Note 7 are more neutral than Realme 3.
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7 – Hardware and Performance
The kitchen was running, Realme 3 was supported by MediaTek’s Helio P60 processor with TSMC’s latest 12nm FinFET process which is more energy efficient. The Helio P60 processor follows an 8-core structure and is equipped with four Cortex-A53 cores and four Cortex-A73 cores, with clock speeds up to 2.0GHz.
The Helio P60 processor has a special technology called NeuroPilot to process AI technology. NeuroPilot can do face scans, deep learning, scene recognition, acceleration of AR and MR. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset built with older fabrication technology, which is 14 nm. Snapdragon 660 chipset uses a Qualcomm Kryo 260 64 bit 8 core processor.
To test the performance of the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7, I use the PC Mark application. Redmi 3 scores 6.790 for the work performance 1.0 test. On the other hand, Realme 3 achieved a higher score reaching 10,909 in the same test namely work performance 1.0.
I also tried playing the same game namely PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. For PUBG, the settings that I use on both cheap Android phones are the same as the highest settings with HD graphics and frame rates high.
For Mobile Legends: Bang, I use High graphics settings. The result, both of these cheap android phones are able to bulldoze the two games well.
There are no significant obstacles when playing both games. However, the support of game space on Realme 3 makes the performance of this cheap android phone better, the resulting image is smoother and hassle-free when playing games.
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7 – Durability
The power of the Realme 3 battery uses a large capacity battery of 4.230mAh. The battery capacity provides longer durability on Realme 3.
In standby, Realme 3 can last up to a full day or 24 hours. When used for browsing the internet, this cheap android phone lasts up to 21 hours. When watching non-stop videos, Realme 3 can last up to 12 hours. When playing games continuously, Realme 3 lasts for 10 to 11 hours. Screen Battery Optimization mode on Realme 3 makes it more economical. Balance and High Energy Efficiency Mode that can be chosen by users to extend battery life by 5% and 10%.
Realme 3 charging process is fairly fast. From positions below 20% to 100%, Realme 3 requires 2 hours charging time. In positions above 20%, of course, it takes a little time in the charging process, about 1 to 1 and a half hours.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 uses a smaller capacity battery, which is 4,000. The charging process, the Redmi Note 7 takes more than 2.5 hours.
In standby, the Redmi Note 7 can last up to a full day or 24 hours. When playing games continuously, the Redmi Note 7 lasts up to 6 to 7 hours.
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7 – Price and resale service
Realme 3 variant 4/64 released for IDR 2,399,000. The 3/64 variant is released for Rp2,099,000. On the other hand, the 3/32 variant sells for Rp1,799,000.
Realme officially built the Realme Exclusive Service Center for the first time in Indonesia located in Roxy, West Jakarta. The Realme Service Center will serve users from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:30 WIB. This service center offers repair services for all cheap Android cellphones Realme quickly in just one hour.
A number of professional technicians were presented by Realme in its service center. In addition, this service center holds original accessories for sale, consulting, upgrading, component replacement, and free shipping. Furthermore, Realme will build its first Exclusive Store in the world.
For the Redmi Note 7, the official price is written in the previous post, which is 3GB RAM 1,999 million rupiahs, and the 4GB version costs 2,599 million rupiahs, more
Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7 – Conclusion
In terms of design, Realme 3 is lighter and more elegant than the Redmi Note 7. The photos or images of the Realme 3 main camera are more natural than the Redmi Note 7. On the other hand, the results of the Redmi Note 7 selfie are more natural than Realme 3.
Both of these cheap android phones both have optimal performance. But, when playing the game Realme 3 is smoother than the Redmi Note 7.
In terms of price, Realme 3 is more affordable than the Redmi Note 7. Realme’s sales service is faster and better.
Thus the comparison of the Realme 3 Vs Redmi Note 7, hopefully, it can be a reference for readers to choose the best cheap android cellphone needed.