Realme X or Realme 3 Pro: Which Realme phone should you spend your money on

first_img Next Realme X or Realme 3 Pro: Which Realme phone should you spend your money onRealme 3 Pro is one of the best phones you can buy under Rs 15,000. If you have a strict budget of Rs 15,000, then you should go for the Realme 3 Pro as it offers a complete package that includes an attractive display, good ergonomics, a fast and smooth Snapdragon 710 processor and a stellar battery life topped with VOOC fast charging. advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 08:19 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme launched the Realme X, which is easily the company’s best smartphone yet. Realme X has a starting price of Rs 16,999, which puts it at spitting distance from the Realme 3 Pro.The Realme 3 Pro is currently available in India at Rs 13,999.Realme has released some stellar smartphones over the past one year of its existence. Last year, the company sort of peaked with the Realme 2 Pro. In 2019, the Realme 2 Pro was succeeded by the Realme 3 Pro, which was even more disruptive as it brought features like a Snapdragon 710 chipset and VOOC fast charging under Rs 15,000. Earlier this week, Realme launched the Realme X, which is easily the company’s best smartphone yet.The Realme X has a starting price of Rs 16,999, which puts it at spitting distance from the Realme 3 Pro. To recall, the Realme 3 Pro was launched in India starting at Rs 13,999. Both the phones are very different in terms of the specs they offer, but one thing remains the same – the chipset. The Realme X and Realme 3 Pro are powered by the same Snapdragon 710 SoC. So, should you go for the Realme X or the more affordable Realme 3 Pro? Here’s what the two phones offer for their price to help you decide which one you should go for.Realme X vs Realme 3 Pro: Price in India and availability detailsThe Realme 3 Pro is currently available in India at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB options. There is also a 6GB + 64GB variant available for Rs 15,999. The Realme 3i comes in three colour options – Lightning Purple, Nitro Blue and Carbon Black – and can be purchased on open sale on Flipkart and Realme.com. On the other hand, the Realme X is a higher-priced smartphone that starts at Rs 16,999 for the base variant that comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and goes up to Rs 19,999 for the 8GB + 128GB version. The Realme X is available in Polar White and Space Blue colours and will go on sale for the first time on July 24 at 12pm on Flipkart and Realme’s online store.advertisementRealme X vs Realme 3 Pro: Design and displayWhen we reviewed the Realme X, we called it a refined version of the Realme 3 Pro. This is because while both the phones look premium and attractive, the Realme X looks a little more polished by offering a minimalistic design and trendy 2019 features like a notchless display and in-display fingerprint sensor. Both the phones come with 3D curved glasstic panels with a glossy finish and in attractive gradient colours. The Realme X also gets a Type-C port while the Realme 3 Pro offers a microUSB port.Both the phones offer great displays, but the Realme X gets an edge here again as it offers a large 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with no notch or punch-hole cutout. You get an immersive viewing experience without any distractions along with a more attractive display that offers bright, vivid colours and deeper blacks compared to the Realme 3 Pro’s LCD panel. The Realme 3 Pro sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop display.Realme X vs Realme 3 Pro: Hardware and batteryThe Realme 3 Pro and Realme X are powered by the same Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset, which means you will get a similar outcome as far as performance is concerned. Both the phones run smoothly when it comes to performing day-to-day tasks like messaging or social media browsing. They are some of the best phones in their segments for gaming as well thanks to a fast and lag-free Adreno 616 GPU. The Realme X comes in 4GB and 8GB RAM variant, while the Realme 3 Pro comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options. Both the devices also ship with Color OS 6 based on Android Pie. ColorOS 6 brings and app drawer and gradient colour theme for the UI along with a mess of preloaded third-party apps.While performance may be similar, the Realme X is a clear winner in the camera department as it gets a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera on the back alongside a 5-megapixel depth sensor and 16-megapixel selfie snapper houses in a pop-up camera. The Realme X offers some of the best camera in its segment as it is capable of shooting detailed, high resolution photos using the main camera.The Realme 3 Pro also impressed us with its 16-megapixel /1.7 Sony IMX519 primary sensor which is the same sensor used on the OnePlus 6T. This is paired with a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Meanwhile, the front camera offers a 25-megapixel selfie sensor. So, while the Realme X may offer high-quality photos using the main 48MP sensor, the Realme 3 Pro offers sharper selfies with its 25MP camera. Both phones also support Nightscape, Chroma Boost, Portrait and HDR modes as well as EIS. The Realme X also comes with 960fps @720p super slow-mo video recording, which was also added to the Realme 3 Pro via a software update.advertisementAs for the battery, the Realme 3 Pro houses a 4,045mAh capacity while the Realme X offers a smaller 3,765mAh battery pack. In our time with the devices, we found the Relame 3 Pro to offer a terrific battery life, offering over a full day of juice on a single charge. The Realme X is almost as good as it delivers a full-day battery life as well. Both the phones also support VOOC 3.0 fast charging that will charge the devices up in zero to 100 per cent in about 80 minutes.Should you buy the Realme X or Realme 3 Pro?The Realme 3 Pro is one of the best phones you can buy under Rs 15,000. If you have a strict budget of Rs 15,000, then you should go for the Realme 3 Pro as it offers a complete package that includes an attractive display, good ergonomics, a fast and smooth Snapdragon 710 processor and a stellar battery life topped with VOOC fast charging.But if you can stretch your budget a little further, the Realme X will offer you a true flagship experience. It is for those who want the best of 2019 trends in a smartphone. You get a fantastic notchless Super AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 48MP dual camera setup and an in-display fingerprint that makes the Realme X a true 2019 smartphone. There is no other phone that offers this combination of features under Rs 20,000 right now.ALSO READ | Airtel offers massive price cuts on its HD and Internet TV set-top boxes, also offers extra benefits worth Rs 1,000ALSO READ | Jio is now second-largest telecom operator in India, leads overall broadband sector by 55 per cent market shareALSO READ | Oppo K3 launched in India with Snapdragon 710 SoC, AMOLED display: Price, specs and sale dateGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Sahalast_img read more

Over 130 killed in massive South Asian quake

“I was in my car and, when I stopped my car, the car itself was shaking as if someone was pushing it back and forth.”The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centered 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Badakhshan province. The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the magnitude at 7.7, then revised it down to 7.5.Just over a decade ago, a 7.6 magnitude quake in another part of northern Pakistan killed about 75,000 people. “They fell under the feet of other students,” said Abdul Razaq Zinda, provincial head of the Afghan National Disaster Management Agency, who reported heavy damage in Takhar. A major earthquake struck the remote Afghan northeast on Monday, killing at least 135 people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan and sending shock waves as far as New Delhi, officials said.The death toll could climb in coming days because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range where the quake was centered. In Pakistan, 102 deaths were reported by early evening, most in northern and northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan, officials told Reuters.Particularly hard-hit in Pakistan was the northern area of Chitral, where 20 people were killed, police official Shah Jehan said. The death toll was likely to rise because so many areas were cut off from communications, he said.Journalist Gul Hammad Farooqi, 47, said his house had collapsed. “I was thrown from one side of the road to the other by the strength of the earthquake. I’ve never experienced anything like it,” he said. In one of the worst incidents, at least 12 girls were killed in a stampede to flee their school building in the northeastern Afghan province of Takhar, just west of Badakhshan province where the tremor’s epicenter was located. Shockwaves were felt in New Delhi in northern India and across northern Pakistan, where hundreds of people ran out of buildings as the ground rolled beneath them. No deaths were reported in India.“We were very scared … We saw people leaving buildings, and we were remembering our God,” Pakistani journalist Zubair Khan said by telephone from the Swat Valley northwest of the capital Islamabad. In Afghanistan, a total of 33 were reported dead on Monday. In addition to the 12 schoolgirls in Takhar, seven people died in the eastern province of Nangarhar, two in Nuristan province in the northeast, three in eastern Kunar province and nine in Badakhshan, officials said. “There is a great deal of destruction here, and my house has collapsed, but thankfully my children and I escaped.”Further south, the city of Peshawar reported two deaths but at least 150 injured people were being treated at the city’s main hospital, the provincial health chief said.In Afghanistan, international aid agencies working in northern areas reported that cell phone coverage in the affected areas remained down in the hours after the initial quake.“The problem is we just don’t know. A lot of the phone lines are still down,” said Scott Anderson, deputy head of office for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Kabul.Badakhshan provincial governor Shah Waliullah Adib said about 400 houses were destroyed but he had no figures on casualties.“Right now we are collecting information,” he said.The earthquake struck almost exactly six months after Nepal suffered its worst quake on record on April 25. Including the toll from a major aftershock in May, 9,000 people lost their lives and 900,000 homes were damaged or destroyed there.The Hindu Kush mountain region is seismically active, with earthquakes the result of the Indian subcontinent driving into and under the Eurasian landmass. Sudden tectonic shifts can cause enormous and destructive releases of energy. (Courtesy Reuters) read more