Realme 3i vs Realme 3: What’s the Difference Between the Two?


Realme 3i was launched in India just a day ago, and the phone is all set to go on sale for the first time on July 23. The first sale is a week away, and the phone is priced starting at Rs. 7,999. It offers quite a few great specifications at this price point including a dual camera setup, a diamond cut finish at the back, an octa-core Helio P60 SoC, and a large 4,230mAh battery. The phone is a trimmed down version of the Realme 3, and the most notable dissimilarity between the two is the processor.

We pit the Realme 3i with the vanilla Realme 3 to see what the differences between the two phones are.

Realme 3i vs Realme 3 price in India

The Realme 3i price in India has been set at Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option, and at Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone will be offered in Diamond Black, Diamond Blue, and Diamond Red colour options. All of which will go on sale through Flipkart and the Realme online store beginning next week. The first sale for the phone is scheduled for 12pm (noon) on July 23.

The Realme 3 price in India has been set at Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, whereas its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999. The company also offers the Realme 3 in a 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and its price is Rs. 9,999. The phone comes in Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Black colour options. It is now on sale on Flipkart and Realme online store.

Realme 3i vs Realme 3 specifications

Both the phones carry dual-SIM (Nano) slots, and run on Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0. The phones also feature 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The only notable difference between the two phones is that the Realme 3 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core SoC, while the Realme 3i is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC.

On the imaging front, the Realme 3 and Realme 3i both flaunts a dual rear camera setup. This includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies, there is a 13-megapixel camera sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 lens.

Both phones also offer a dedicated microSD card slot for expansion of memory (up to 256GB), and offer up to 64GB of internal storage capacity. Connectivity options on both the Realme 3i and Realme 3 include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Micro-USB support. The phones pack 4,230mAh battery, measure 156.1×75.6×8.3mm, and weigh 175 grams.

Realme 3i vs Realme 3 comparison

  Realme 3i Realme 3
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Software Rating
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Battery Life Rating
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Value for Money Rating
Brand Realme Realme
Model 3i 3
Release date 15th July 2019 March 2019
Launched in India Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 156.10 x 75.60 x 8.30 156.10 x 75.60 x 8.30
Weight (g) 175.00 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4230 4230
Colours Diamond Black, Diamond Blue, Diamond Red Dynamic Black, Black, Radiant Blue
Removable battery No
Wireless charging No
Screen size (inches) 6.20 6.20
Resolution 720×1520 pixels 720×1520 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19:9 19:9
Processor 2GHz octa-core 2.1GHz
Processor make MediaTek Helio P60 MediaTek Helio P70
Internal storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes
Rear camera 13-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel 13-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.12-micron) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes Yes
Front camera 13-megapixel (1.2-micron) 13-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Operating system Android Pie Android Pie
Skin ColorOS 6.0 ColorOS 6
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20
Micro-USB Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes
Face unlock Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

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