Entering the month of July, we now have a new contender for the budget king – Vivo Z1 Pro. This new “pro” gives a remarkably tough competition to the existing rulers of the market, Realme 3 Pro & Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. It contains several trendy features like Punch-hole display and is the first phone to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC. In this article, we will analyze the three smartphones – Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro – specification-wise, and help you pick a phone as per your priorities. Which is the best budget smartphone under 20000 — let’s find out!
Table of Content
- 1 Price: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
- 2 Availability (How To Buy): Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro
- 3 Display, Design & Body: Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro
- 4 Battery: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
- 5 Hardware & Communication: Best Budget Smartphone Under 20000
- 6 Camera: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
- 7 Software: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
- 8 Best Budget Smartphone Under 20000
Price: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
The price tags on Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro, variant-wise, are as follows:
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||Realme 3 Pro||Vivo Z1 Pro|
Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro draw on the price front with the astounding prices they are known for. Though, in all fairness, Vivo Z1 Pro Price in India is aptly reasonable, considering the features it provides.
Availability (How To Buy): Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro
Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro were released earlier this year. Realme 3 Pro is now available for open sale on Flipkart, whereas Redmi Note 7 Pro can be bought in Flipkart flash sales.
Vivo Z1 Pro Launch Date in India is July 11 – meaning, you can purchase Vivo Z1 starting July 11 at 12:00 p.m. IST.
Display, Design & Body: Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro
Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro, both, offer 6.3-inch bodies with 97.4 cm2 screen area. On the other hand, Vivo Z1 Pro sports a slightly bigger screen of 6.53 inches of area 104.7 cm2.
While Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro provide the now-hackneyed dewdrop-notch displays, Vivo Z1 Pro steps one ahead and flaunts a punch-hole design, very uncommon in its price range.
Realme 3 Pro is the lightest of the three budget smartphones, weighing just 172g. Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro follow behind with respective weights of 186g and 201g.
All three phones have an equally impressive screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 19:5:9 ratio. However, Vivo Z1 Pro lags here in terms of the pixel density (approx. 395ppi) which is acceptable, considering its size is larger, too. Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro have pixel densities of ~409ppi.
Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro almost parallel each other here – but after analyzing everything, I’d say Realme 3 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro tie at the first position here.
Battery: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery – a huge plus point for the phone. Realme 3 Pro features a 4,045mAh unit, while the battery capacity of Redmi Note 7 Pro is just 4,000mAh. All three have Fast Charging facilities – Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro sport Fast battery charging 18W. Moreover, Redmi Note 7 Pro provides Quick Charge 4 and Realme 3 Pro has VOOC 3.0 (20W fast-charging battery.)
The undisputed winner of this round is Vivo Z1 Pro, because of its long-lasting battery stock. Though, the VOOC 3.0 in Realme 3 Pro is worth mentioning.
Hardware & Communication: Best Budget Smartphone Under 20000
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 has debuted into the industry with Vivo Z1 Pro. The Octa-core 2.3GHz SDM712 processor of Vivo Z1 Pro beats the processors of Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro, by a however small margin. Realme 3 Pro boasts 2.2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 710 which offers better processing than 2.0GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 675 of Redmi Note 7 Pro, but according to Qualcomm, is not as good as the latter when it comes to gaming and graphics.
Vivo Z1 Pro & Realme 3 Pro pack an Adreno 616 GPU whereas Redmi Note 7 Pro lags with an Adreno 612.
Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro, all, have Dual Nano-SIM slots (dual standby) and a microSD slot. Furthermore, the three support connectivity via GSM / HSPA / LTE-A (4G VoLTE). Vivo Z1 Pro also supports CDMA.
Vivo Z1 Pro triumphs on the hardware front, too.
Camera: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
At the back, Redmi Note 7 Pro has two rear cameras – 48 MP, and 5 MP – with Dual-LED flash, HDR & panorama. Realme 3 Pro features dual cameras of 16 MP and 5 MP, with LED flash and HDR. Vivo Z1 Pro flaunts triple cameras – 16 MP (wide), 8 MP (ultrawide) & 2 MP (depth sensor) along with LED flash, HDR and panorama.
Realme 3 Pro offers a selfie-snapper of 25 MP, f/2.0. While it is undeniably capable of taking good pictures, it doesn’t match the excellence of the 13 MP front camera that Redmi Note 7 Pro provides. Vivo Z1 Pro ups one again and gives out extremely high-resolution selfies using a 32 MP, f/2.0 front cam as well as photos from the rear cameras.
Vivo Z1 Pro gives better pictures than its competitors as per our tests so far.
Software: Vivo Z1 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro
Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro – all these phones run on Android 9.0 (Pie.) However, the stock ROMs used in these smartphones are as follows –
Redmi Note 7 Pro: MIUI 10
Realme 3 Pro: ColorOS 6
Vivo Z1 Pro: FuntouchOS 9
The preference for UI and OS is mostly subjective. Each person feels differently about each UI. Therefore, a winner can’t be picked out here.
Best Budget Smartphone Under 20000
Based on our analysis and assessment of the three contenders of the title, we have noted that Vivo Z1 Pro has proven to be the best budget smartphone under 20000 in India, defeating Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro in most of the stages of this battle. It has a remarkable camera, a massive battery and lots more to offer.
We, at Tech Burner, will get back to you as soon as the smartphone capable of snatching the title away from Vivo Z1 Pro, comes in town! Till then, stay tuned.