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Realme 3 Pro Camera Review: Flagship-level photography for less

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The Realme 3 Pro is the best smartphone that the fast-emerging company currently sells in the Philippines.

For an affordable price, the Realme 3 Pro comes with a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and a large 6.3-inch FHD+ display that’s good for gaming and productivity.

There’s also the 4,045mAh battery with a fast VOOC 3.0 fast charging. All of which we found out to perform really well in our full review.

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While we do know that the Realme 3 Pro is a great workhorse, today we want to focus with is one of its best features — the cameras. Oh, and if you’re not a big fan of reading, you can hit the play button on our Realme 3 Pro camera video review below.

Video of Realme 3 Pro Camera Review

The Realme 3 Pro is equipped with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 camera, a flagship sensor that is rare to find on midrange devices such as this. For a perspective, this is the same sensor found on the OPPO Find X and the OnePlus 6T. That’s a 1/2.6-inch sensor size with 1.22μm pixel. It also has a wide aperture of f/1.7 aperture and fast dual-pixel autofocus.

Now that we have the facts out of the way, how does the Realme 3 Pro’s primary camera actually performed? Well, you can check out the sample images below and judge by yourself.

Partnered with its fast and intelligent AI scene detection, the Realme 3 Pro can take really impressive photos. The sharpness is on point, with the images sporting great detail.

The colors are also well vibrant, but not too oversaturated to make it look artificial. Also, it’s wide f/1.7 aperture can provide a shallow depth-of-field of look without the need of enabling the portrait mode.

Another benefit of having a wide-open aperture is its low-light capabilities. Unlike other midrange smartphones, the indoor shots from the Realme 3 Pro look brighter and cleaner with relatively low noise levels and grains. It was also able to keep the background all blurred out and intact.

Speaking of low-light images, the Realme 3 Pro has a night mode feature dubbed as “Nightscape”. It takes a three-second long-exposure shot, runs it through intelligent post-processing, and produces a professional-looking low-light photo.

As you can see with the samples below, you can take cityscapes and landscapes at night that looks bright, with the emphasis on city lights, night clouds, and other detail you normally can’t capture from the standard mode.

Besides taking outdoor images, it’s also usable for indoor shots. If its wide aperture just won’t cut it, you can use it to take pictures of objects indoors.

Another interesting camera feature of the Realme 3 Pro is the Chroma Boost. With this feature on, the device will intelligently enhance the colors on the image, making it look more vibrant, colorful, and Instagram-ready.

The Realme 3 Pro can take HD and Full HD videos at 30fps. You can also shoot 4K videos at the same frame rate, that’s a resolution of 3840 x 2180 pixel resolution.

Its actual quality is quite good, which is fine if for capturing casual moments or as a gateway if you want to get a more professional camera in the future. You can check out the samples on the video above.

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There’s also slow-mo video recording in the Realme 3 Pro. You can shoot smooth videos at 120fps, or go nuts at 960fps. The image quality is fine, but definitely not the best. Again, you can check out its quality in the video embedded above.

Besides its flagship-level primary camera, the Realme 3 Pro also has a 5-megapixel depth sensor. It does a great job of taking depth information, creating a really blurry background with good edge detection that creates a believable DSLR-like effect.

Aside from its killer rear cameras, the Realme 3 Pro also has a great front-facing sensor. It has a 25-megapixel selfie snapper, that’s 1/2.8-inch in size and has a decent f/2.0 aperture.

The pixel-packed sensor takes sharp images with good colors that are great for skin tones, even at night. The AI face beauty also does a good job of making facial features fairer, which can adjust the face’s smoothness, make it thinner, smaller, and more that are adjustable all within the camera app.

Also, despite the lack of a depth-sensor, it can take decent portrait mode images. It’s great if you want to remove any distraction from the background by completely blurring them out.

Related: Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Realme 3 Pro: Speed Test and Benchmarks Comparison

Well, that’s it. As what you just saw, there’s no denying that the Realme 3 Pro is one of the best camera smartphones in its price category.

Speaking of which, the Realme 3 Pro is now available at tons of Realme kiosks and multi-brand stores nationwide. You can also get it Realme’s first concept store at SM City Fairview so you can check it out yourself.

The 4GB/64GB base model of the Realme 3 Pro retails for a price of Php12,990 while the 6GB/128GB variant costs Php14,990.

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