With the recent hype Realme is creating in the mid-range and entry-level price segments, the recently released Realme 3i is a pretty decent smartphone for the asking price. Yet, the Realme 3i is to hit the Nepali market, the price should be no more than Rs. 14000 in Nepal.
Design and Display
Talking of the design, Realme 3i looks very much similar to an earlier released Realme C2. The 3i shares the same design as C2, a plastic rear-panel with a dual-tone metallic sheen, a little larger chin on the bottom front and a dewdrop notch. However, the 3i has a vertical dual-camera setup on the upper left corner unlike the C2’s horizontal camera setup and added a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The company claims to have tested the 3i build quality for 10,000 drop tests, 10,000 USB plug-in/plug-out tests, and 10,000 button pressing tests.
Coming to display, the phone comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, this is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The less obtrusive dewdrop notch has helped the phone to offer the end-users an immersive experience with 88.30% screen-to-body ratio. Honestly, this is the best display one can ask for the price segment of under 15000.
The camera department is where the 3i seems a little toned up version to Realme C2, and at the same time, shares identical camera hardware to Realme 3.
As aforementioned, the phone houses a vertical 13MP + 2MP AI dual-camera setup on the back. The main camera is 13 MP with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP module as a depth sensor. And on the front, there is a 13MP selfie camera confined by dewdrop notch. Besides, the phone has preset camera modes like time-lapse, HDR, panorama, expert, slo-mo, Scene Recognition, Chroma Boost, and Night Scape.
The front camera can also be used for facial biometric login and has enhanced AI beautification for extraordinary selfies.
Performance, Software, and Battery
Like we already know the 3i is an entry-level smartphone, the phone packs a pretty decent (not-so-great) octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, coupled with either a 3GB RAM and a 32GB storage, or a 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage. Furthermore, the storage can be expanded up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD slot. For the record, this combination shouldn’t be a surprise for the price of the phone.
However, given the processor and the memory specs, the device should stutter and take some time while opening heavy apps and while gaming experience should be okay. The Realme 3i runs on Android 9.0 Pie, wearing ColorOS 6.0 skin on the top and is powered by 4230mAh battery.
Realme 3i Price in Nepal and availability
With the price of INR 7,999 in India, the 3i should be a no-brainer as the top entry-level smartphone choice there. And, since India and Nepal have similar market needs, the phone should be a hit in Nepal too.
However, the Realme 3i has yet to be available in Nepal, but we can predict it shouldn’t be priced anything more than 14,000.
The handset is available in three variants; Diamond Red, Diamond Blue, Diamond Black.
Realme 3i Specs Overview
- Release Date: July 2019
- Display: 6.2″, HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- CPU: MediaTek Helio P60
- GPU: ARM Mali-G72
- RAM: 3/4 GB
- Internal Storage: 32/64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB via a dedicated slot
- Primary Camera: 13MP, f/1.8 + 2MP, depth sensor
- Secondary Camera: 13MP, f/2.0, HDR, AI Facial Unlock, AI Beautification
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6.0 skin
- Battery: 4230mAh
- Colors: Diamond Red, Diamond Blue, Diamond Black
- Misc: Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted), E-Compass, Proximity, Gravity Sensor, Accelerometer
- Realme 3i Price in Nepal: Rs. 14000 (expected)
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