The Realme 3 is a budget gaming smartphone. Hence, it deserves an in-depth look at its gaming performance.

I tested how the device performed while running two of the most popular Android games today – PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends. I used Gamebench to measure the resulting framerates and AccuBattery for the battery temperature.

Before we begin, take note that I used the Global variant of the Realme 3 since I’m in the Philippines. It’s powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

 

Mobile Legends on Realme 3.

Mobile Legends on Realme 3.

I started with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Of course, I entered a Rank game and set the game’s graphics quality to High and turned on its high framerate mode.

The results were amazing. The Realme 3 ran Mobile Legends at 58 frames per second and maintained a “cool” temperature of 39°C!

There is a base version of the Realme 3 that has the lowest price tag at ₱6,990. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. But, I think it performs similarly as the version that I tested since Mobile Legends won’t be using the entire 3GB of RAM.

Most of the performance boost comes from the Helio P60 chipset with its Mali-G72 graphics processor and some software optimizations from ColorOS 6.

 

PUBG Mobile on Realme 3

PUBG Mobile on Realme 3

Meanwhile, I thought PUBG Mobile would give the Realme 3 a harder time since it’s a more resource intensive game.

However, it only allowed me to set the graphics quality to HD and the framerate mode to High. This meant that the maximum framerate is only 30 fps, not 60 fps.

The Realme 3 ran PUBG Mobile at a perfect framerate of 30 fps with a reasonable slight increase in temperature of 42°C.

 

Here is the Realme 3 gaming performance in a nice table form:

GameFramerateTemperature
Mobile Legends58 fps39°C
PUBG Mobile30 fps42°C

 

In conclusion, the Realme 3 is indeed, a powerful budget gaming smartphone. There are only very few other smartphones that offer a similar gaming performance at the same price.

I wish there was a way to enable a higher framerate mode on PUBG Mobile though.

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Realme 3 specs:

Average rating of 4 stars from 91 users.
  • 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD Display (720 x 1520 Pixels), 270 ppi
  • Android 9.0 Pie Operating System
  • MediaTek Helio P60 Chipset
  • 3 or 4 GB of RAM
  • Dual Cameras (13+2 MP) with LED Flash
  • 13 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 32GB or 64GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 256 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4230mAh Battery
  • 5V/2A Charging
  • 6,990.00 Official Price in the Philippines