Realme is taking the Philippines by storm with its highly competitive line-up of products. For several months now, Realme C1 and C2 have set impressive standards on a budget smartphone that even Xiaomi and Cherry Mobile have been frivolously competing with.

As a high-specced variant of Realme 3, Realme 3 Pro stands at the top of the product offerings of the company in the Philippines, and it seems to be getting great attention by mobile gamers in the Philippines. For starters, the company’s engagement with mobile gaming influencers is proven to be an effective promotional activity. Their active participation in eSports, especially in Mobile Legends tournaments, is seen to be an impressive activation. These things are consistent with that Realme 3 Pro is made for – gamers. It is, for certain, a hard-to-beat smartphone in terms of performance in a budget price point. More on this later.

Realme 3 Pro has an assuming design on the surface. It features a dewdrop-notched (large 6.4″ Display with 90.8% aspect ration and Gorilla Glass 5. The real deal happens about its design happens when hold and look upon it so intently. When light strikes its back panel, the iconic ‘S’ pattern appears. According to Realme, this is inspired by Le-Mans speedway – the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France.

The smartphone isn’t just about design and pretty face. There’s a reason why its design is inspired by a racetrack – i.e., it means business when it comes to speed and endurance.

In terms of performance, Realme 3 Pro dazzles with 155,428 Antutu Rating. While this is just a number to represent how well it performs, it actually works differently in real-world performance. It’s fast, responsive and more than capable enough to let us play our favorite mobile games in high to maximum settings.

We can credit its outstanding performance to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 710AIE with Adreno 616 GPU and backed by 6GB RAM. There is also a 4GB RAM variant, and that’s something that you can also consider, which costs less than PhP2,000 compared to its 6GB variant.

Benchmark Results

Based on the chart we prepared, Realme 3 Pro can take on the competition with other relatively bigger brands in the industry. It scored 155,428 Antutu benchmark, which is fairly better than the scores of Vivo V15 and Huawei Y9 Prime that we have.

We played 3 games for the purpose of benchmarking: PUBG Mobile, Real Racing 3 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. We used Gamebench for this process to benchmark the smartphone in real time. This means that we had to play this game, and measure it using Gamebench for more accurate data yield.

PUBG Mobile Real Racing 3 Mobile Legends
Median FPS 40 FPS 60 FPS 60 FPS
FPS Stability 100% 95% 97%
Estimated Playtime 5h 5m 5h 5m 5h 25m
Power Consumed 788mA 712mA 663mA
Avg CPU Usage 15.79% 8.79% 0.41%
Peak CPU Usage 28.34% 12.03% 0.66%
Avg Memory Usage 752MB 964MB 37MB
Peak Memory Usage 768MB 1070MB 39MB

 

PUBG Mobile is highly playable at more than 40fps average frame rate. While it struggled to achieve the highest frame rate, it proved itself to be stable in terms of gameplay and consumed a competitively good amount of memory even for a game such as PUBG Mobile.

For a fast-paced racing game such as Real Racing 3, Realme 3 Pro shines with its average 60 median FPS with albeit 95% stability.  For some unknown reason, the smartphone consumed more than the usual memory when playing this game, which means that its resources tried to meet high median FPS at the expense of more memory usage.

High frame settings, on the other hand, almost works flawlessly on Mobile Legends Bang Bang. Some work needs to be done in the game optimization part, but we believe that it can easily be fixed via a software patch. Provided that Realme continues to optimize this smartphone to other games, the numbers are expected to improve further.

Gaming is definitely Realme 3 Pro’s major advantage in the sea of mid-range smartphones in the market. It manages to perform consistently well, with zero to minimum setbacks at maximum settings in some of the games we played. Framerate consistency is also one of its glaring advantages, and that’s something that every mobile gamer should look at especially those in the eSports industry.

Having seen what this smartphone can do in the gaming scene, it all just makes sense why Realme is confident in pitching this to mobile game streamers in the country. It’s a brave move by a relatively young company, but they felt that they’ve got what it takes to wow their market with their flair.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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