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Vivo Z1 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro — Both Mid-Rangers’ Specs Comparison



Vivo has unveiled its latest ‘Z Series’ in the country with its new Vivo Z1 Pro smartphone. The new mid-range device competes with the current mid-range competition which includes — the Realme 3 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 Pro as well. While Realme 3 Pro is recently launched, we have compared it with the new Vivo Z1 Pro as they share kind of similar specs on paper. Bear in mind, we have already compared the Realme 3 Pro against earlier released Redmi Note 7 Pro. So, here’s the step by step comparison between these two mid-range devices — the Vivo Z1 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro in multiple segments.


As for the build quality of both the mid-range devices is concerned, both the phones offer gradient finish body build with color gradient rear panels, which are made of polycarbonate and are prone to fingerprints regardless. However, on the front, both these devices differ a lot when it comes to displays. While the Realme 3 Pro features a typical dew drop notch display, which has become in a norm in all most all the primary Android phones out there, the Vivo Z1 Pro succeeds with its new In-display selfie shooter or rather can say a punch hole camera, which we have seen in the premium flagship smartphones, the Honor View 20 or Galaxy S10 series, for instance. This makes the Vivo Z1 Pro look more modern and appealing as well.

Apart from the notch or a punch hole camera, both the devices — Vivo Z1 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro come with 6.53-inch and 6.3-inch FHD+ displays respectively. Both devices also share identical screen-to-body-ratios as well.


The Vivo Z1 Pro is the first smartphone to debut the Qualcomm’s new mid-range processor, which is the new Snapdragon 712 AIE powered chipset. On the other hand, the Realme 3 Pro smartphone features last year’s Snapdragon 710 SoC. On paper, both these chipsets share identical specifications as both are built on the 10nm process with Kryo 360 Cortex A75 and Cortex A55 CPUs and Adreno 616 GPU as well.

Despite looking same on paper, the Snapdragon 712 is said to be having slightly higher clock speeds with upto 2.3GHz over the 2.2GHz of the Snapdragon 710 SoC. There’s a slight difference in the charge speeds as well, wherein the SD 710 SoC supports Qualcomm 4 Quick Charge, the SD 712 SoC supports Quick Charge 4+. Additionally, the SD 712 SoC also supports TrueWireless Stereo Plus technology. Henceforth the new Vivo Z1 Pro will be having a slight advantage under the hood when compared with the Realme 3 Pro.


The Vivo Z1 Pro ships with Android 9.0 Pie based FuntochOS 9 out-of-the-box. FuntouchOS is often most heavily skinned Android-based operating system for Vivo phones. With FuntocuhOS 9, the Vivo Z1 Pro users get the latest Android Pie along with with the newly introduced system-wide dark mode features, always-on mode and a totally revamped UI design with more rounded app icons, gesture-based navigations and more.

On the other hand, the Realme 3 Pro also ships with heavily skinned Android Pie based ColorOS 6. Google’s latest Android Pie based ColorOS 6 also comes with a bunch of new features introduced in the ColorOS 6. To accelerate the performance, the ColorOS 6 introduced Hyperboost and Game assistant, and Game Space modes as well. It also features new Navigation gestures as well. Comparing these two Android Pie based custom operating systems, both these share their own way of identical features and hence it boils down to users preferences for selecting between these two mid-range devices.


The new Vivo Z1 Pro comes with AI Triple Rear Cameras that comprises of a 16MP Sony IMX499 sensor and an 8MP Super Wide Angle camera which is AI-powered and 2MP depth sensing bokeh camera as well. The Z1 Pro additionally comes with Night Mode as well. The AI-powered Super Wide Angle camera is said to capture 108-degree photos after distortion as well. On the front, the device hosts a 32MP in-display selfie shooter, which further comes with AI filters, HDR Mode, AR stickers, portrait light effects, and AI beauty modes as well.

And, on the Realme 3 Pro, unlike the Vivo Z1 Pro, it only features dual rear cameras comprising of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. It comes with Dual Pixel Fast Focusing mode, Nightscape, Chroma Boost, HDR and Portrait modes as well. Up front, the Realme 3 Pro comes with a 25MP AI-powered front-facing cameras with AI Beautification AI Face Unlock and HDR modes as well.

To conclude, both the devices, as stated earlier, share identical specs on paper. However, the new Vivo Z1 Pro has additional advantages over the Realme 3 Pro, which include — a better processor, better cameras, a better design and nonetheless better battery since the Z1 Pro is equipped with a massive 5000mAh battery, and the Realme 3 Pro has a 4045mAh battery. All in all, the Vivo Z1 Pro has better benefits than the Realme 3 Pro; however, the Z1 Pro is slightly higher when it comes to pricing, as it starts at Rs 14,990 wherein the Realme 3 Pro starts at Rs 13,999. Stay connected to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.


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