Realme 3i review

Good performance, stunning design for Rs 7,999

Realme 3i review: Realme 3i is the trimmed down version of the Realme 3 and it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor. Here is how the phone performs.

2019 has been a busy year for the Realme. The company has launched five smartphones in India by mid-July and also made its entry into the Chinese smartphone market. Realme is also concentrating on offline sales this year in India in order to grab the user base from Samsung.

 

With the launch of Realme 3i, it looks like the company is planning to have a smartphone at every price point in the budget segment. The Realme C2 is priced at a starting price of Rs 5,999, the Realme 3 starts at Rs 8,999, and the newly launched Realme 3i sits between the two starting at Rs 7,999.

At first looks, Realme 3i looks like a cross between the Realme 3 and the Realme C2. While the phone looks identical to the Realme C2 thanks to the back panel design, it is a lite version of the Realme 3 smartphone. The phone packs similar specifications as the Realme 3, but has a MediaTek Helio P60 processor instead of P70 processor. Here is our review of the Realme 3i.

Realme 3 specifications: 6.22-inch HD+ display (1520×720 resolution) | Gorilla Glass 3 | Helio P60 processor | 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB storage models | 13MP+2MP rear camera | 13MP AI selfie camera | 4230 mAh battery | ColorOS 6.0 with Android Pie.

 

Realme 3i price in India: Rs 7,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, Rs 9,999 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage

Realme 3i review: Design and display

The build of the Realme 3i is a spitting image of the Realme C2. I really liked the smudge-free textured diamond-cut back panel of the Realme C2 and the company provided the same in the Realme 3i. While the black and blue coloured variants are nothing new as compared to the C2, the Red-Blue variant is a breath of fresh air. The device looks very attractive and a beauty to hold.

Realme 3i carries a fingerprint sensor at the back, volume rockers are at the left edge, and the power button is the right. The 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB port, and the speaker grille are at the bottom and the top edge is clean without any holes or buttons.

While Realme is concentrating heavily on the back design of its smartphone lineup, it seems to have forgotten about the front panel completely, resulting in a similar water-drop style notch on all the Realme devices of 2019, except for the Realme X. If you were to put Realme 3, Realme 3 Pro, Realme C2, and Realme 3i side by side with their screen facing upwards, it will be hard to distinguish one phone from another.

 

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