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Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review — Helio P70 mid-ranger for not-so-deep pockets

Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 👁 J. Simon Leitner, Daniel R Deakin, 06/19/2019

Third time's the charm? The Realme 3 comes within six months of the launch of the popular Realme 2 with an aim to correct some of the deficiencies of its older cousin while offering an updated design, new software, and beefed-up internals. The Realme 3 offers excellent value in the sub-₹10,000 (~US$150) market but is not without rivals. For all its niceties under the hood, can the Realme 3 really rise above the competition? Our hands-on review seeks to answer just that.

Having started from humble beginnings as an Oppo sub-brand, Realme's rise in the Indian smartphone market has been meteoric. The company has been launching smartphones left, right, and center and it has now started catering to the upper mid-range segment as well with the Realme 3 Pro. The Realme 3 was launched in March this year — just six months after its predecessor, the Realme 2, became available. The Realme 2 was well-received but was in dire need of some makeover. The Realme 3 hopes to ride on the back of its predecessor's sales by offering a new premium-ish look, a capable MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, and several software improvements.

With phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2), Samsung Galaxy M10, Asus ZenFone Max (M2), and its own sibling, the Realme U1, vying with each other to offer the best bang for the buck, the Realme 3 finds itself behind the eight ball in the sub-₹10,000 (~US$150) segment. Despite the cut-throat competition, this phone is unique in its own right, so without further ado let's find out whether Realme still gets to call the shots in the third generation. 

Note — This is more of an extensive hands-on than the typical smartphone review you are used to seeing on Notebookcheck. We've incorporated most of the performance benchmarks that we think will give a fair performance estimate of the phone. All tests were done on the latest software version RMX1825EX_11_A.16 with Android Security Patch dated May 5, 2019.

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Oppo Realme 3 (Realme Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.22 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, IPS, Waterdrop notch, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (Dedicated), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Compass, Light, Proximity, Gravity, Accelerometer, FM Radio
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), WCDMA (Bands 1/5/8), FDD-LTE (Bands 1/3/5/8), TD-LTE (Bands 38/40/41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 156.1 x 75.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.15 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4230 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 2 MP Depth Sensor, f/1.8, 5P Lens, Nightscape, Hybrid HDR, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode, Video: 720p/1080p @ 30 fps, Slo-Mo (720p @ 90 fps)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 1.12 micron pixels, AI Beautification, HDR, AI Facial Unlock
Additional features
Speakers: Mono Speaker at the bottom, Keyboard: Virtual Keyboard (Gboard), 10 W Charger, microUSB cable, SIM ejector tool, TPU case, Pre-applied screen protector, ColorOS 6, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
140 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Design

In the box, we find the Realme 3 smartphone itself, a regular 10W USB charger, SIM eject tool, and a TPU case. There are no earphones bundled. 

The design of the Realme 3 is in-tune with what is expected from 2019 smartphones. The unibody design feels good to hold even though the phone itself tips the scales at 175 g. The design is essentially reminiscent of the Realme U1, but we get to see some new colors such as Dynamic Black, Classic Black, and Radiant Blue. We have the Dynamic Black variant with us for review, and the color does its part in lending a premium look despite being a fingerprint magnet. The back houses the 13 MP + 2 MP vertical camera arrangement with an LED flash and a capacitive fingerprint sensor. 

On the left, we find the volume rocker and a triple-slot SIM tray that can take two nano SIMs and a microSD card at once. Moving on to the right, we just have a power button that also doubles-up as a Google Assistant invoke button when configured in the Settings. The top of the phone is clean while the bottom houses the speaker grill, a microUSB port, microphones, and a headphone jack. 

The Realme 3 sports a 6.22-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Our unit came with a pre-applied screen protector as well. While not as jarring as the Realme U1, the transition from frame to glass is still not very seamless, but at this price we aren't really complaining; you can slap on the TPU case if the grip bothers you. Despite a prominent bottom chin, the rest of the bezels are slim. On the top of the display, we find a teardrop-shaped notch that houses the 13 MP selfie camera with the earpiece sandwiched just above the notch between the frame and the glass.

For the price, the Realme 3 does its best to stand apart from the sea of mid-range phones out there. It sure could use some improvements such as having a not-so-slippery grip and a camera alignment that is flush with the surface, but not all phones at this price focus on the design as much as Realme does so we'd give a thumbs-up for that.

Realme 3 - Front panel
Realme 3 - Front panel
Realme 3 - Position of cameras and fingerprint sensor
Realme 3 - Position of cameras and fingerprint sensor
Realme 3 - Back panel
Realme 3 - Top
Realme 3 - Bottom with speaker grill, microUSB port, microphones, and headphone jack
Realme 3 - Left with triple-slot SIM tray and volume rocker
Realme 3 - Right with power button
166 mm / 6.54 inch 83 mm / 3.27 inch 13.2 mm / 0.52 inch 268 g0.591 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs158.4 mm / 6.24 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs156.9 mm / 6.18 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 156 g0.3439 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs156.1 mm / 6.15 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 158 g0.3483 lbs

Features

Like the Realme U1, the Realme 3 is also powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. The Helio P70 variant is currently available only in India with the rest of the world getting a Helio P60 chipset. The differences between the P70 and P60 aren't too drastic apart from a 100 MHz increase in CPU and GPU clocks in the P70 compared to the P60 along with some AI goodies thrown in. The Realme 3 is available in 3 GB/32 GB and 4 GB/64 GB RAM storage options. Our review unit is the Helio P70 variant coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. Internal storage can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card. 

Connectivity options are similar to the Realme U1 and we once again find that the Realme caps Wi-Fi speeds only up to 802.11n despite the Helio P70 being fully capable of wireless-AC. All the usual sensors are available. Fingerprint and face unlock work lightning fast. Although the phone does not have a front LED flash, the OS offers a screen brightness compensation as an alternative to use face unlock in the dark. 

The rear camera is a 13 MP + 2 MP setup with a focus on improved low-light performance thanks to the f/1.8 aperture. The selfie camera is a 13 MP sensor with a 1.12 micron pixel size and an f/2.0 aperture. Unlike the Realme U1 that sports a 25 MP selfie camera, the Realme 3 does not overly emphasize about selfies but still manages to perform decently as we will see shortly. Video-recording is possible at up to 1080p 30 fps along with 90 fps slow-motion capture at 720p. 

All of this is powered by a 4,230 mAh battery that offers excellent runtimes thanks to the lower resolution display and power-efficient chipset. There is no fast-charging provided so expect considerably longer charging times. 

Software

The Realme 3 runs on the latest ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. Realme has been offering regular feature and security updates so software support does not seem to be a worrying point at this moment. Bloatware has been kept to a minimum and all extra apps such as ShareChat and UC Browser can be uninstalled if not needed. ColorOS 6 still feels like quite a departure from stock Android so new users might take some time to get used to all the features. The UI has been made a bit more colorful with some of the UI elements such as notification shade shortcuts now sporting large icons. You also get an app drawer that was missing from earlier iterations of ColorOS. 

The latest FOTA update added some of the features found in phones such as the Oppo R17 Pro including lock screen magazine, updated Themes app, Realme App Market similar to Oppo App Market, Game Center for finding popular games, and a Realme Community app. You also get standard ColorOS features such as the so-called Smart Assistant, Sidebar for quick shortcuts, a Realme Secure Keyboard, and gesture-based navigation. The default OS image offers the options of using Gboard or TouchPal keyboard.

ColorOS 6 does not offer Google's Digital Wellbeing feature at the moment, but the company plans to offer it in a future update. It is also possible to manually add Digital Wellbeing to ColorOS 6 by following the instructions here.

About Phone
About Phone
Lockscreen Magazine
Lockscreen Magazine
Charging screen
Charging screen
Homescreen
Smart Assistant
Sidebar and Android 9 volume controls
Notification shade
Default keyboard
Security settings
Battery settings

Telephony, Networking, and GPS

Call quality on the Realme 3 was nothing to scoff at. The phone does basic telephony well with no disconnects even in areas with inconsistent signal strength. The noise-cancellation microphone works well to cut out background noise but we did hear some disturbances occasionally when on call with the other party. As mentioned earlier, the phone does not support wireless-AC and the speeds over wireless-N could touch only about 28 Mb/s on our 50 Mb/s line. 

The phone offers GPS, A-GPS, and Glonass. We set the GPS to 'Device Only' mode to ensure that it does not rely on the Internet for location tracking accuracy. There was no signal lock possible indoors, but the phone managed to have an accuracy of up to 2 m outdoors, which is very good. Battery drain while using GPS was as expected and not too drastic.

Dialer and Contacts app
Dialer and Contacts app
GPS indoors
GPS indoors
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors

Display

No Widevine CDM L1 support
No Widevine CDM L1 support

The Realme 3 sports a 6.22-inch 19:9 1520x720 HD+ IPS display with a 270 PPI pixel density. With the competition offering FHD+ screens in the same price range, we feel that Realme should not have cut corners here. That being said, the display is very much usable for day-to-day workflows. Text and icons are sharp enough and the deep blacks make videos look good. However, keen-eyed users will notice some blurriness in text and icons upon close inspection. The brightness levels are a tad low at 385 nits, but sunlight legibility is fine for the most part. Reading in direct sunlight is possible but colors appear washed-out. Colors in ambient light cannot be ascertained to be the most accurate especially when you have better displays side-by-side, but it is not really a deal breaker.

The Realme 3 does not include an ambient display so you will have to unlock the phone for a quick glance at notifications. There are no color-tuning utilities onboard apart from Night Shield that helps minimize blue wavelength emissions. 

Like other Oppo and Realme phones, the Realme 3 lacks Widevine CDM L1 support, which means you can only stream Netflix and Amazon Prime in SD resolutions.

Display indoors at auto brightness
Display indoors at auto brightness
Display outdoors at auto/max brightness
Display outdoors at auto/max brightness

Cameras

For a mid-ranger, the Realme 3 does fare well in the imaging department. The camera app is much improved compared to the Realme U1 with easy access to various shooting modes and settings. Similar to the Realme U1's Super Vivid mode, the Realme 3's camera app offers Chroma Boost mode for saturating colors. You also get a dedicated Nightscape mode for low-light shots and a Portrait mode for bokehs. 

The camera app makes use of the Helio P70's AI capabilities to identify the scene and adjust settings accordingly. The app even offers to control the extent of AI utilization especially when using the beautification modes with the selfie camera. Of course, there's also an Expert mode for the rear camera should you wish to take matters into your own hands.

Camera UI
Camera UI
Expert mode
Expert mode
Video recording mode
Video recording mode
AI scene identification
AI scene identification

Rear Camera

The rear camera is a 13 MP + 2 MP arrangement with the primary autofocus lens sporting an f/1.8 aperture. The secondary lens only comes into play while shooting portraits. Pictures with the rear camera turn out to be serviceable for daily use. In daylight, photos turn out to be good, although there is some loss of highlights in certain parts of the image. This can be fixed to a large extent by turning on HDR. However, we found that HDR can sometimes over-highlight some of the darker areas of the image so the results are highly scene-dependent. Alternatively, you can also enable Chroma Boost to add some color saturation and improve the dynamic range but be prepared for some loss in fine details. There isn't much noise in daylight shots and photos come out pretty sharp. However, at 100% zoom, we find that a lot of details are missing, especially at the edges. This is one area where Realme can fine-tune its software.

Night shots are strictly passable. They are better than what we saw with the Realme U1, but you'd do best to enable the Nightscape mode to allow for longer shutter times. For some scenes, a combination of HDR and Chroma Boost might yield better results than Nightscape. The noise levels in low light are on the higher side and a significant loss of detail can be observed at when you zoom in 100%. Overall, we feel that there is still ample scope for improvement on the software side of things and hope that Realme addresses these in future updates.

The maximum possible resolution for videos is 1080p 30 fps despite the Helio P70 being fully capable of 4K recording. At least a 1080p 60 fps option would have been good to have. That being said, videos come out well with good detail and colors. There is no EIS/OIS support so steady hands are needed to minimize shaky footage.

Portrait Mode - 1
Portrait Mode - 1
Portrait Mode - 2
Portrait Mode - 2
Indoors without Chroma Boost
Indoors with Chroma Boost
Outdoors without HDR
Outdoors with HDR
Night Shot in Nightscape Mode - 1
Night Shot in Nightscape Mode - 2

Front Camera

Front camera sample
Front camera sample

The front camera in the Realme 3 is a 13 MP f/2.0 sensor with a large 1.12 micron pixel size. The front camera also supports HDR and uses AI for beautification and face unlock. There is no soft LED flash, but you can use the Screen Brightness Compensation option to make up for it. Selfies come out well with discernible details and good separation of the background in portraits albeit a tendency to brighten the image more than needed. 

You don't get the option of applying live stickers or using any sort of animated emojis but there are options to adjust beauty and set different color modes. The beauty adjustments don't really make a huge difference to be honest and you'd do just fine without them. In short, selfie aficionados won't be disappointed with the Realme 3, although there is still some scope for improvement.

Performance

The MediaTek Helio P70 SoC is the brain powering the Realme 3. The combination of a fast mid-range SoC with a lower resolution display and larger battery bodes well for the Realme 3. Overall performance is smooth and responsive for the most part. There are occasional UI stutters, especially in apps such as the Play Store or while pulling down the notification shade with many notifications. We feel these could be due to optimizations needed in ColorOS 6 rather than the chipset itself. Multitasking should pose no issues as long as you have the higher RAM variant. 

CPU and GPU Benchmarks

For the most part, the Realme 3 and Realme U1 are within 10% of each other in most CPU and GPU benchmarks. The Helio P70 in the Realme 3 seemed to offer strong single-core and decent multi-core performances compared to the Snapdragon 660 and led the charts in PCMark Work tests. The differences start to widen in GFXBench tests, specifically the Onscreen ones in which the Realme 3 performed much better than the competition overall, even edging out the Snapdragon 660 in the Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2). It must be noted here that the ZenFone Max Pro (M2)'s SoC was clocked lower than factory default, which explains the lower scores.

Going by the benchmark scores alone, it seems as if Realme could still do more to extract maximum performance out the Helio P70. That being said, it is a close call between the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU in the Helio P70 and the Snapdragon 660's Adreno 512. This should translate into good real-world gaming performance as we'll see shortly.

AnTuTu v7
MEM
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9603 Points ∼100% +21%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8723 Points ∼91% +10%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8256 Points ∼86% +4%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8156 Points ∼85% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7933 Points ∼83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (915 - 19329, n=289)
7845 Points ∼82% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7676 Points ∼80% -3%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7432 Points ∼77% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7401 Points ∼77% -7%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6951 Points ∼72% -12%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6621 Points ∼69% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6466 Points ∼67% -18%
UX
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39182 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
39004 Points ∼100% +6%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
36789 Points ∼94%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
35784 Points ∼91% -3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35576 Points ∼91% -3%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
33982 Points ∼87% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6403 - 81494, n=288)
33959 Points ∼87% -8%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
33509 Points ∼86% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
31971 Points ∼82% -13%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
30255 Points ∼77% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29598 Points ∼76% -20%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25769 Points ∼66% -30%
GPU
Average of class Smartphone
  (1572 - 221998, n=289)
45052 Points ∼100% +66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
30829 Points ∼68% +14%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
30559 Points ∼68% +13%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
29863 Points ∼66% +10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
29819 Points ∼66% +10%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
27162 Points ∼60%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
27124 Points ∼60% 0%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
22757 Points ∼51% -16%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21722 Points ∼48% -20%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13942 Points ∼31% -49%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13916 Points ∼31% -49%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13554 Points ∼30% -50%
CPU
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
66587 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65665 Points ∼99% +13%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
63277 Points ∼95% +9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
61812 Points ∼93% +6%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
60282 Points ∼91% +4%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58174 Points ∼87%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
57207 Points ∼86% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2443 - 153154, n=289)
54637 Points ∼82% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52801 Points ∼79% -9%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52684 Points ∼79% -9%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
49427 Points ∼74% -15%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48764 Points ∼73% -16%
Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
143551 Points ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
143352 Points ∼100% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=289)
141941 Points ∼99% +9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
137018 Points ∼95% +5%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
134700 Points ∼94% +4%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
131861 Points ∼92% +1%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
130058 Points ∼91%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
119367 Points ∼83% -8%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
116346 Points ∼81% -11%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
103114 Points ∼72% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
102781 Points ∼72% -21%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
97294 Points ∼68% -25%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 battery life
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
682 min ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.223 - 1353, n=27)
567 min ∼83% -17%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
559 min ∼82% -18%
Computer Vision score
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5696 Points ∼100%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5556 Points ∼98% -2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5325 Points ∼93% -7%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5257 Points ∼92% -8%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4977 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1305 - 12391, n=132)
3609 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3198 Points ∼56% -44%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3078 Points ∼54% -46%
Storage score
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6332 Points ∼100% +3%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6256 Points ∼99% +2%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6141 Points ∼97%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1531 - 33199, n=121)
6070 Points ∼96% -1%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5891 Points ∼93% -4%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4854 Points ∼77% -21%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4835 Points ∼76% -21%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4200 Points ∼66% -32%
Work 2.0 performance score
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7831 Points ∼100%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7472 Points ∼95% -5%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7384 Points ∼94% -6%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7021 Points ∼90% -10%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6950 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6187 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6052 Points ∼77% -23%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5930 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5912 Points ∼75% -25%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5844 Points ∼75% -25%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5785 Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=370)
5253 Points ∼67% -33%
Work performance score
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11288 Points ∼100%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9893 Points ∼88% -12%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9589 Points ∼85% -15%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9513 Points ∼84% -16%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9065 Points ∼80% -20%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7321 Points ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7117 Points ∼63% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6870 Points ∼61% -39%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6573 Points ∼58% -42%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6566 Points ∼58% -42%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6274 Points ∼56% -44%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14439, n=541)
5680 Points ∼50% -50%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1170 Points ∼100%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1161 Points ∼99% -1%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1128 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1086 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1086 Points ∼93% -7%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1083 Points ∼93% -7%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1076 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1071 Points ∼92% -8%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1045 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1031 Points ∼88% -12%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1027 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=625)
755 Points ∼65% -35%
Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2308 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2293 Points ∼99% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=625)
2037 Points ∼88% +16%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1970 Points ∼85% +12%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1759 Points ∼76%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1754 Points ∼76% 0%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1532 Points ∼66% -13%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1486 Points ∼64% -16%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1262 Points ∼55% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1072 Points ∼46% -39%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1070 Points ∼46% -39%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1069 Points ∼46% -39%
Memory
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2721 Points ∼100% +47%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2458 Points ∼90% +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2332 Points ∼86% +26%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2276 Points ∼84% +23%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2269 Points ∼83% +22%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2150 Points ∼79% +16%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1856 Points ∼68%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1768 Points ∼65% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1758 Points ∼65% -5%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1737 Points ∼64% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=625)
1504 Points ∼55% -19%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1068 Points ∼39% -42%
System
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5237 Points ∼100% +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5141 Points ∼98% +10%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4736 Points ∼90% +1%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4682 Points ∼89%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4306 Points ∼82% -8%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4154 Points ∼79% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4090 Points ∼78% -13%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3987 Points ∼76% -15%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3865 Points ∼74% -17%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3817 Points ∼73% -18%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3745 Points ∼72% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=625)
2952 Points ∼56% -37%
Overall
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2342 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2332 Points ∼100% +13%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2096 Points ∼89% +2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2095 Points ∼89% +2%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2062 Points ∼88% 0%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2056 Points ∼88%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1905 Points ∼81% -7%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1830 Points ∼78% -11%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1702 Points ∼73% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1695 Points ∼72% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=625)
1480 Points ∼63% -28%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1465 Points ∼63% -29%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5640 Points ∼100% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5576 Points ∼99% +14%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4983 Points ∼88% +2%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4907 Points ∼87%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4812 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=319)
4690 Points ∼83% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3850 Points ∼68% -22%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3759 Points ∼67% -23%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3628 Points ∼64% -26%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Compute OpenCL Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (1452 - 13316, n=15)
4278 Points ∼100%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5913 Points ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5893 Points ∼100% +24%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5097 Points ∼86% +7%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4895 Points ∼83% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4746 Points ∼80%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4725 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=378)
4703 Points ∼80% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4301 Points ∼73% -9%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4179 Points ∼71% -12%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1639 Points ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1621 Points ∼99% +9%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1485 Points ∼91%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1446 Points ∼88% -3%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1431 Points ∼87% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=378)
1421 Points ∼87% -4%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1247 Points ∼76% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1227 Points ∼75% -17%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1194 Points ∼73% -20%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15735 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=57)
2697 Points ∼17%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2350 Points ∼15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14536 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=57)
2792 Points ∼19%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
951 Points ∼7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14786 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=57)
2534 Points ∼17%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1096 Points ∼7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2768 Points ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2758 Points ∼100% +19%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2675 Points ∼97% +16%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2628 Points ∼95% +14%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2377 Points ∼86% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2309 Points ∼83%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2133 Points ∼77% -8%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2132 Points ∼77% -8%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2121 Points ∼77% -8%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2013 Points ∼73% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4635, n=378)
1959 Points ∼71% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=378)
1765 Points ∼100% +74%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1265 Points ∼72% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1262 Points ∼72% +24%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1139 Points ∼65% +12%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1015 Points ∼58%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
941 Points ∼53% -7%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
881 Points ∼50% -13%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
881 Points ∼50% -13%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
721 Points ∼41% -29%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
477 Points ∼27% -53%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
469 Points ∼27% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6875, n=379)
1637 Points ∼100% +41%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1438 Points ∼88% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1436 Points ∼88% +24%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1270 Points ∼78% +10%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1159 Points ∼71%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1098 Points ∼67% -5%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1037 Points ∼63% -11%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1007 Points ∼62% -13%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
853 Points ∼52% -26%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
576 Points ∼35% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
567 Points ∼35% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2772 Points ∼100% +21%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2765 Points ∼100% +20%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2765 Points ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2751 Points ∼99% +20%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2666 Points ∼96% +16%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2388 Points ∼86% +4%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2295 Points ∼83%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2238 Points ∼81% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2147 Points ∼77% -6%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2130 Points ∼77% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=407)
1868 Points ∼67% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=407)
2344 Points ∼100% +50%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2015 Points ∼86% +29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2006 Points ∼86% +28%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1806 Points ∼77% +16%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1563 Points ∼67%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1441 Points ∼61% -8%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1427 Points ∼61% -9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1423 Points ∼61% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1159 Points ∼49% -26%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
813 Points ∼35% -48%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
812 Points ∼35% -48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2142 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2073 Points ∼97% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=407)
1969 Points ∼92% +17%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1887 Points ∼88% +12%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1682 Points ∼79%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1595 Points ∼74% -5%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1591 Points ∼74% -5%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1581 Points ∼74% -6%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1309 Points ∼61% -22%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
943 Points ∼44% -44%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
941 Points ∼44% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2759 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2708 Points ∼98% +19%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2512 Points ∼91% +11%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2478 Points ∼90% +9%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2407 Points ∼87% +6%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2272 Points ∼82%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2166 Points ∼79% -5%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2149 Points ∼78% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2119 Points ∼77% -7%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1883 Points ∼68% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4492, n=458)
1866 Points ∼68% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=458)
1455 Points ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1193 Points ∼82% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1189 Points ∼82% +12%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1061 Points ∼73% 0%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1058 Points ∼73%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
884 Points ∼61% -16%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
815 Points ∼56% -23%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
657 Points ∼45% -38%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
628 Points ∼43% -41%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
430 Points ∼30% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
424 Points ∼29% -60%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=459)
1400 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1365 Points ∼98% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1358 Points ∼97% +13%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1201 Points ∼86%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1175 Points ∼84% -2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1029 Points ∼74% -14%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
959 Points ∼69% -20%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
777 Points ∼56% -35%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
733 Points ∼52% -39%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
523 Points ∼37% -56%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
516 Points ∼37% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2834 Points ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2719 Points ∼96% +18%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2587 Points ∼91% +12%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2511 Points ∼89% +9%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2413 Points ∼85% +5%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2383 Points ∼84% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2306 Points ∼81%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2159 Points ∼76% -6%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2134 Points ∼75% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2132 Points ∼75% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4454, n=499)
1729 Points ∼61% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1929 Points ∼100% +26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1925 Points ∼100% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=498)
1894 Points ∼98% +24%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1711 Points ∼89% +12%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1531 Points ∼79%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1440 Points ∼75% -6%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1112 Points ∼58% -27%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
983 Points ∼51% -36%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
861 Points ∼45% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
807 Points ∼42% -47%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
791 Points ∼41% -48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2073 Points ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2062 Points ∼99% +25%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1825 Points ∼88% +10%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1655 Points ∼80%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8136, n=501)
1638 Points ∼79% -1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1582 Points ∼76% -4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1273 Points ∼61% -23%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1118 Points ∼54% -32%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1008 Points ∼49% -39%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
936 Points ∼45% -43%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
920 Points ∼44% -44%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
23697 Points ∼100% +15%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22137 Points ∼93% +8%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20626 Points ∼87% 0%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20539 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20437 Points ∼86% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19087 Points ∼81% -7%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
18065 Points ∼76% -12%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16576 Points ∼70% -19%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15735 Points ∼66% -23%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15250 Points ∼64% -26%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15088 Points ∼64% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=660)
14068 Points ∼59% -32%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29496 Points ∼100% +45%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
29116 Points ∼99% +43%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25561 Points ∼87% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=658)
21690 Points ∼74% +6%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20991 Points ∼71% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20403 Points ∼69%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
18998 Points ∼64% -7%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17412 Points ∼59% -15%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16820 Points ∼57% -18%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14603 Points ∼50% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14536 Points ∼49% -29%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14395 Points ∼49% -29%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
26605 Points ∼100% +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
26308 Points ∼99% +29%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22145 Points ∼83% +8%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21538 Points ∼81% +5%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20433 Points ∼77%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
19616 Points ∼74% -4%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
18037 Points ∼68% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=658)
17606 Points ∼66% -14%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17082 Points ∼64% -16%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15000 Points ∼56% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14786 Points ∼56% -28%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14577 Points ∼55% -29%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=171)
10.2 fps ∼100% +24%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps ∼80%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.4 fps ∼63% -22%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.1 fps ∼50% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.8 fps ∼47% -41%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4.3 fps ∼42% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4.2 fps ∼41% -49%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4.1 fps ∼40% -50%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼25% -68%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼25% -68%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=170)
7.08 fps ∼100% +153%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4.3 fps ∼61% +54%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.7 fps ∼52% +32%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps ∼45% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps ∼45% +14%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.8 fps ∼40%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼37% -7%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.1 fps ∼30% -25%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1.3 fps ∼18% -54%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1.3 fps ∼18% -54%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=175)
14.9 fps ∼100% +6%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼94%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.6 fps ∼58% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps ∼54% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼51% -46%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps ∼50% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼47% -50%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.9 fps ∼46% -51%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.8 fps ∼46% -51%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.6 fps ∼44% -53%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=175)
16.7 fps ∼100% +111%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps ∼52% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.5 fps ∼51% +8%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.9 fps ∼47%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼46% -4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.2 fps ∼43% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.2 fps ∼37% -22%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼37% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.9 fps ∼23% -51%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.8 fps ∼23% -52%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=378)
12.1 fps ∼100% +55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.1 fps ∼75% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9 fps ∼74% +15%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps ∼67% +4%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps ∼64%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼63% -3%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.1 fps ∼59% -9%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼58% -10%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.8 fps ∼48% -26%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.9 fps ∼32% -50%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.9 fps ∼32% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.9 fps ∼32% -50%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=382)
10.9 fps ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.4 fps ∼65% -35%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.9 fps ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps ∼60% -40%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.7 fps ∼59% -41%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps ∼58% -42%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps ∼57% -43%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼54% -46%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.7 fps ∼52% -48%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.2 fps ∼48% -52%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
51 fps ∼100% +42%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
50 fps ∼98% +39%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
45 fps ∼88% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=681)
37.6 fps ∼74% +4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼73% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
36 fps ∼71%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼69% -3%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
34 fps ∼67% -6%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼59% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼49% -31%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼47% -33%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼47% -33%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
47 fps ∼100% +2%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
46 fps ∼98%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44 fps ∼94% -4%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps ∼89% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps ∼85% -13%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼79% -20%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼79% -20%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
36 fps ∼77% -22%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
32 fps ∼68% -30%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps ∼66% -33%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼62% -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=690)
27.9 fps ∼59% -39%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼96% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=587)
21.6 fps ∼94% +3%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼91%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87% -5%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87% -5%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87% -5%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼78% -14%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼70% -24%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼48% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼48% -48%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps ∼43% -52%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼100%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼83% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼60% -40%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼57% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼57% -43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=596)
19.2 fps ∼55% -45%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼54% -46%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼54% -46%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼51% -49%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼49% -51%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼49% -51%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=453)
17.7 fps ∼100% +36%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼85% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼85% +15%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼73% 0%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼73%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼68% -8%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼68% -8%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.6 fps ∼54% -26%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼40% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼40% -46%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.9 fps ∼39% -47%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.9 fps ∼39% -47%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼100%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼80% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=455)
16.6 fps ∼66% -34%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼56% -44%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼56% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼56% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼52% -48%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼48% -52%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼44% -56%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼44% -56%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼44% -56%

We also evaluated throttling aspects of the SoC by running GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0 and Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1 for about 30 iterations. Temperatures hovered around a reasonable 40 °C during both runs. Although the same Helio P70 is used in the Realme U1 as well, we find stark differences when it comes to how each phone handles sustained performance under load.

In Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0, the Helio P70 in the Realme 3 seemed to record a higher number of frames than the Realme U1 but the peak performance does not sustain for long. CPU clocks range between 1.3 and 1.5 GHz with occasional highs of nearly 2 GHz. 

Similar results were obtained in the more stressful Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1 loop as well. We saw an overall higher frame count than what the Realme U1 managed but the CPU suffered a significant drop in performance closer to the 10th iteration even though it somewhat tried to sustain performance for the remainder of the test. The P70 could reach or even cross the 2 GHz mark frequently.

We reached out to MediaTek to check what could be the reason for these dips and will update the article once we receive a reply. Overall, we feel that the Helio P70 in the Realme 3 could benefit from some software optimizations for better sustained performance. That being said, we don't find it being an issue in daily use or even for gaming as the target demographic for this device is unlikely to push the SoC this hard.

CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
Drop in performance closer to the 10th iteration in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
Drop in performance closer to the 10th iteration in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
Drop in performance closer to the 10th iteration in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
Drop in performance closer to the 10th iteration in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1

Web Benchmarks

Web-browsing in Chrome
Web-browsing in Chrome

Realme includes Opera Mobile and UC Browser along with Google Chrome in the base image. Opera Mobile offers features such as a personalized news feed, built-in VPN, ad-blocker, and a Crypto Wallet. Nevertheless, we ran all our web benchmarks on Google Chrome as it is likely to be the browser of choice for the majority of users. 

Similar to the Realme U1, the Realme 3 did not really shine in browser benchmarks save for Mozilla Kraken with even Helio P60 phones posting higher scores. However, web-browsing on Chrome poses no issues and since there's enough RAM onboard, you can easily open a dozen tabs and not worry about the browser slowing down. Graphics-heavy websites and FHD streaming perform without issues. We also played a game of Interland in the Chrome browser and didn't have issues with fluidity or touch responsiveness in the game.  

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
54.708 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
52.897 Points ∼97% +27%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
45.789 Points ∼84% +10%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
45.31 Points ∼83% +9%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
45.017 (min: 8) Points ∼82% +8%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
43.6 Points ∼80% +5%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
42.626 Points ∼78% +2%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
41.7 Points ∼76%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
41.675 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 302, n=524)
41.4 Points ∼76% -1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
34.32 Points ∼63% -18%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.13 - 133, n=100)
35.5 Points ∼100% +67%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
26.9 Points ∼76% +27%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
26.186 Points ∼74% +24%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
25.16 Points ∼71% +19%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
21.2 Points ∼60%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
10679 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
10378 Points ∼97% +24%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8744 Points ∼82% +4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
8626 Points ∼81% +3%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8463 Points ∼79% +1%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
8393 Points ∼79%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8287 Points ∼78% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
8258 Points ∼77% -2%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8229 Points ∼77% -2%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8185 Points ∼77% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (894 - 49388, n=683)
6705 Points ∼63% -20%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
6269 Points ∼59% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (571 - 59466, n=708)
10599 ms * ∼100% -115%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
5607.8 ms * ∼53% -14%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
4920.4 ms * ∼46%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4894.6 ms * ∼46% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
4856.4 ms * ∼46% +1%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4806 ms * ∼45% +2%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4611.2 ms * ∼44% +6%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4421.4 ms * ∼42% +10%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4416.2 ms * ∼42% +10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
4309 ms * ∼41% +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
3948 ms * ∼37% +20%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
3879.5 ms * ∼37% +21%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
182 Points ∼100% +43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
174 Points ∼96% +37%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
171 Points ∼94% +35%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
167 Points ∼92% +31%
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
163 Points ∼90% +28%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrme 71)
139 Points ∼76% +9%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
127 Points ∼70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (27 - 362, n=328)
122 Points ∼67% -4%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
106 Points ∼58% -17%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone
  (19 - 184, n=156)
67.2 Points ∼100% +56%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
62 Points ∼92% +44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
61 Points ∼91% +42%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
58 Points ∼86% +35%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
54 Points ∼80% +26%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
49 Points ∼73% +14%
Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
43 Points ∼64%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
35 Points ∼52% -19%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Benchmarks

The Realme 3 uses a similar eMMC flash storage as the Realme U1. Our unit came with 64 GB of storage of which around 49.6 GB is available to the user. Random Write speeds were on par with most phones with eMMC storage and so were the Random Reads. Sequential Write and Read were also on par or sometimes even better than the competition. While the Realme 3 won't be breaking any storage speed records, it offers enough performance to load games or large files quickly.

Oppo Realme 3
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Zenfone Max M2 ZB633KL
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Average of class Smartphone
 
AndroBench 3-5
-1%
7%
9%
4%
2%
116%
2%
-17%
81%
-16%
-15%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.13
58.92
59.56
59.51
66.21
63.95
63.3
64.1
49.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=417)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
75.59
76.06
76.56
83.18
86.35
85.9
85.9
84.7
67.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=417)
Random Write 4KB
15.4
26.72
74%
19.87
29%
20.34
32%
25.65
67%
16.06
4%
88.19
473%
18.75
22%
14.4
-6%
73
374%
17.11
11%
21.5 (0.14 - 250, n=733)
40%
Random Read 4KB
76.51
48.7
-36%
81.33
6%
86.22
13%
77.72
2%
82.94
8%
74.92
-2%
81.25
6%
73.6
-4%
74
-3%
50.39
-34%
46.5 (1.59 - 196, n=733)
-39%
Sequential Write 256KB
205.54
121.68
-41%
188.45
-8%
188.12
-8%
88.92
-57%
204.72
0%
198.95
-3%
172.43
-16%
84.7
-59%
111
-46%
121.12
-41%
95.4 (2.99 - 590, n=733)
-54%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.48
296.55
1%
290.76
-1%
292.94
0%
301.56
3%
283.36
-3%
285.54
-3%
282.62
-4%
298
2%
289
-2%
291.19
-1%
269 (12.1 - 1504, n=733)
-8%

AI Benchmarks

As outlined in our Realme U1 and Oppo R17 Pro reviews, comparing AI performance among phones is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison and the extent of AI support in the OS can skew the numbers irrespective of the SoC's raw power. MediaTek claims improved AI performance in the Helio P70 thanks to a dedicated multi-core AI Processing Unit (APU) running at 525 MHz, so we decided to compare how the Realme 3 fares in comparison with SoCs powering some of the phones we have with us currently, including the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 632, and the Snapdragon 710. We tested AI performance using AI Benchmark and AnTuTu's AI benchmark, AITuTu.

From the results, we clearly see that the combination of the Helio P70's APU and improved AI capabilities in Android 9 help the Realme 3 to offer better AI performance than the competition. While ColorOS does make use of AI to facilitate fast face unlock, camera scene detection, and optimized battery performance, we feel that there's still scope to better leverage the Helio P70's AI capabilities.

Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AITuTu
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu

Gaming

Realme Game Space
Realme Game Space

Gaming on the Realme 3 is a pleasure despite the low-res display. The phone didn't show any signs of heating even during prolonged gaming sessions. Games such as PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends could hit 30 fps although we did see frequent frame drops in Asphalt 9: Legends when too many cars were in the scene. Shadow Fight 3 easily hits 60 fps while Arena of Valor offered a consistent gaming experience at 30 fps. Touch response during gaming was excellent and we didn't experience any missed inputs.

Realme includes the Game Space app that allows for customizing performance levels per game along with options for blocking notifications and other distractions. We set the performance mode to Balanced as that is likely to be the default setting. We didn't notice much gain in enabling High Performance, though. All said and done, the Realme 3 should not disappoint gamers on a budget and the performance in most games is at least at an upper mid-range level if not better.

PUBG Mobile 30 fps (HD High)
PUBG Mobile 30 fps (HD High)
Asphalt 9: Legends 21 fps (High)
Asphalt 9: Legends 21 fps (High)
Shadow Fight 3 60 fps (High)
Shadow Fight 3 60 fps (High)
Arena of Valor 30 fps (Minimum)
Arena of Valor 30 fps (Minimum)
PUBG Mobile
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 HD29 fps
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Asphalt 9: Legends
 SettingsValue
 High Quality21 fps
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Shadow Fight 3
 SettingsValue
 high59 fps
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Arena of Valor
 SettingsValue
 min30.5 fps
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Emissions

Temperatures

The Realme 3 was easy to handle even under load as the temperatures were largely kept under check. Measuring the temperature using CPU-monitoring apps wasn't really accurate. For example, AnTuTu reported a CPU temperature of 60 °C in idle, which is not a correct reading. We asked MediaTek if it's an issue of apps not being able to tap into any unexposed thermal sensor APIs and we'll update this article once we have a response. However, the GFXBench stress tests revealed normal operating temperature to be around 30 °C that rose to a maximum of 40 °C under load. Anecdotally speaking, handling the phone during stress tests or gaming wasn't an issue at all.

Speakers

System-wide EQ
System-wide EQ

The Realme 3 sports a single loudspeaker near the microUSB port. The volume gets loud enough for indoor use and has good clarity especially with the vocals and calls. The loudspeaker does distort when the volume is set to maximum, but the output is serviceable for most occasions. 

Audio output on our SoundMagic E10C earphones was great (for the price) with well-represented mids and highs, and adequate lows. Like several other Oppo and Realme phones, the Realme 3 also offers a system-wide EQ that the company refers to as the Real Original Sound Technology developed jointly by Dirac Research AB. 

Battery Life

PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test
PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test

The Realme 3 is endowed with a generous 4,230 mAh battery that should easily see you through a typical workday and still have enough juice before you hit the bed. There is no fast charging so you'll have to make do with the included 5V 2A charger, which should be able to top-up the battery from zero to 60% in about 1.5 hours. ColorOS offers good power management features and can diligently learn to turn off unnecessary background services over time. The low-res screen further helps in power saving as well. 

In the PCMark Work 2.0 battery test, the Realme 3 recorded a battery life of 11 h 22 m with the screen brightness at approximately 200 cd/m2 and all connections on. This is an excellent runtime, although your actual mileage will vary depending on the apps and services used. Suffice to say that if battery life is a primary purchase criterion for your next mid-ranger, the Realme 3 certainly deserves a consideration.

Pros

+ Good build quality
+ Premium-ish design
+ Cool performer
+ Fast fingerprint and face unlock
+ Excellent performance in apps and games
+ Minimal bloatware
+ Highly accurate GPS positioning
+ Mostly decent rear camera performance
+ Good selfies in adequate light
+ Long battery life
+ Affordable

Cons

- Only an HD+ display
- UI can feel laggy at times
- Does not sustain well under load
- No wireless-AC support
- Both cameras have lots of scope for improvement
- Average rear camera low-light performance
- No Widevine CDM L1 support
- No 1080p60 or 4K video-recording
- No EIS/OIS support
- No Type-C port or fast charging

Verdict

Realme 3. Review unit courtesy of MediaTek.
Realme 3. Review unit courtesy of MediaTek.

We have been using the Realme 3 as a daily driver phone for over two months now and found it to be a highly reliable smartphone. The design language is in line with what is expected from a 2019 product and the software offers most features one would need albeit being a bit loaded and tangential for some tastes. The Realme 3 offers great gaming performance, excellent battery life, acceptable cameras, and timely software updates that few in its category can stake claim to.

However, being the sub-₹10,000 (~US$150) phone that it is, cut corners are clearly evident starting with the display. While not really bad, the competition has graduated to FHD+ displays in this price range and the phone's fraternal twin, the Realme U1, offers a great FHD+ IPS panel and a somewhat better 25 MP selfie camera. We would also like to see improvements to both front and rear camera imaging along with fine-tuning of sustained CPU performance and UI speed in general. The MediaTek Helio P70 can, in theory, offer comparable or even better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, but it seems as if the Realme 3 doesn't fully harness the potential of this chip.

The Realme 3 merits a consideration if you are in the hunt for a capable mid-ranger at a budget price and can overlook some of its deficiencies. While the competition does offer better specs in some areas, the Realme 3 seeks to offer a better overall smartphone usage experience for the dough.

The Realme 3's primary competitor is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 that offers an FHD+ display, Snapdragon 660, a capable 12 MP + 2 MP camera setup, USB Type-C, and a 4,000 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy M20 is also a worthy contender in this segment, albeit being slightly higher priced.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-06-19 (Update: 2019-06-19)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.