Again, the Realme 3 camera gets a boost from its predecessor (Realme 2) – a dual-cam setup with 13MP (f/1.8) primary shooter coupled with a 2MP secondary sensor at the back. There’s also an LED flash just below it. The camera packs in loads of useful features like the Phase-detection Autofocus, HDR imaging, and Portrait, Panorama, and Nightscape modes.
Plus, there’s a new Chrome Boost option which is basically an advanced HDR mode that stacks a few images together and offers additional enhancements in the dynamic range, and sometimes in the color saturation as well. The camera app has AI scene recognition to perfectly capture objects and scenes.
Realme claims that the Nightscape mode uses AI and multi-frame exposures to help you capture brighter and detailed images in low-light. In reality, while the camera could capture some decent shots in low-light settings, the results weren’t great in extremely low-light surroundings.
But that’s quite alright. As for landscape shots, it is more of a hit-or-miss situation – some photos come out looking great, with enough details and accurate color reproduction, while some appear to be out of focus and grainy. Portrait mode, on the other hand, works quite well. The HDR and Chroma Boost also help in capturing good images in bright light settings.
The 13MP selfie cam ( f/2.0 aperture) comes with AI beautification feature that allows you to enhance your selfies. In bright light settings, the front camera too performed very well, but for low-light conditions, the struggle is the same as the rear camera. However, at this price range, you cannot complain much about camera performance.
The camera can record videos up to 1080p at 30fps. You also get a slow-mo video recording option that captures 720p videos at 90fps. When shot in well-lit environments, the videos come out look sharp and detailed. But again, videos can get shaky if you don’t have a steady hand, since there’s no stabilization option.