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Sub-brand vs sub-brand — Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 is one of the best budget phones out there right now starting at P7,999 and goes up to P11,490. OPPO, on the other hand, recently released the Realme 3 Pro with an estimated price of P10,990. Although the difference in price is significant, there’s a reason why it’s worth your attention.

READ: Realme 3 vs Realme 3 Pro Specs Comparison – Which one to buy?

Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Differences

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Advantages of Realme 3 Pro

  1. slightly higher screen-to-body ratio (83.7%)
  2. weighs 172g only
  3. Snapdragon 710
  4. bigger pixel size at 1.22µm and wider aperture at f1.7 for the main camera
  5. up to 4K video recording, FHD @ 120fps
  6. 25MP f2.0 selfie camera
  7. dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
  8. Super VOOC 3.0 fast charging at 20W (50% in 30mins)

Advantages of Redmi Note 7

  1. glass body
  2. 48MP + 5MP main camera
  3. bigger pixel size at 1.25µm for the selfie camera
  4. USB Type-C

Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Similarities

  1. waterdrop notch
  2. FHD+ IPS LCD panel
  3. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  4. microSD slot of up to 256GB
  5. dual main camera
  6. single selfie camera
  7. Android 9.0 Pie
  8. 1080p selfie video recording
  9. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  10. 4000mAh battery
  11. BT 5.0
  12. Wi-Fi ac

Which is a better buy between the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7?

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Realme 3 Pro

Glass vs Plastic

The looks of the two phones might be the same, however, the difference lies in the build quality. The Realme 3 Pro has a polycarbonate build providing a cheaper feel in the hands, while the Redmi Note 7 comes with a glass back already for that premium feel. But in terms of display quality, it’s the same FHD+ IPS LCD panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Snapdragon 710 vs 660

Both are based on Android 9.0 Pie with their respective OSes. However, the Realme 3 Pro should come with better performance due to the Snapdragon 710 (vs the SD 660 of Redmi Note 7).

The cameras might see the Redmi Note 7 taking the lead, but the Realme 3 Pro gets a slight technical advantage — the Redmi has a 48MP camera, while Realme has a bigger pixel size at 1.22µm (vs 0.8µm). In theory, this provides better low-light photos. The same story is shared with the selfie cameras, but vice versa.

Micro USB vs USB Type-C

Where the Redmi Note 7 stands out is port-selection. It comes with a USB Type-C port providing faster data transfer speed.

Both phones come with 4000mAh battery but expect faster top ups with the 20W Super VOOC charging of Realme 3 Pro vs the 18W Quick Charge 4 of Redmi Note 7.

At 4GB/64GB configuration, the Redmi Note 7 is priced at P9,990, while the Realme 3 Pro is expected to arrive at P10,990. The former device offers more premium build for its less expensive price, however, sacrificing that means a better overall handset when picking up the latter.

READ: Realme 3 Pro sample camera shots

SpecsRealme 3 ProRedmi Note 7
Display6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+ 1080p, Corning Gorilla Glass 5,6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+, ~409ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 19.5:9 ratio
Dimensions156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm , 172g159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm, 186g
ChipsetQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
GPUAdreno 616Adreno 512
Memory64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 256GB64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + microSD slot, up to 256GB
Main Camera16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.8µm13 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4045mAh battery (20W Super VOOC fast charging)Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (18W charging)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
Official PriceP10,000 to P10,990 for 4GB model in the PhilippinesP7,990 (3GB/64GB)

P9,990 (4GB/64GB)

P11,490 (4GB/128GB)

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