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Realme 3 Pro vs Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Specs Comparison

Realme 3 Pro and Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 are two formidable mid-range phones found in the around PHP 13K price range. For the price, both are considered as bang-for-the-buck devices.
Realme 3 Pro vs Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Specs Comparison
Realme 3 Pro vs Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

Realme 3 Pro highlights the gaming-grade 10nm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 primary camera, and 25MP selfie cam.

On the other hand, Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is the most affordable phone with a truly all-screen design and pop-up cameras yet. In addition, it comes with a large 128GB storage and a USB-C port.

Side-by-side, let's see who has the better overall specs between the two and for you.

Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specs Comparison

DeviceRealme 3 ProHuawei Y9 Prime 2019
Display6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi6.59-inch 2.5D curved TFT LCD (LTPS) screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 391 ppi
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor
2.2GHz 64-bit Kirin 710F octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 616Mali-G51 MP4 w/ GPU Turbo
ROM64GB/128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 400GB
Back Camera16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 + 5MP f/2.4 w/ Dual Pixel and LED flash16MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens + 2MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera25MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty16MP f/2.2
4,045mAh w/ 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charge
4,000mAh w/ 10W fast charging
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ ColorOS 6.0
Android 9.0 Pie w/ EMUI 9.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: dynamic black, radiant blue, lightning purple
Fingerprint sensor, USB-C, Colors: midnight black, emerald green, sapphire blue
Dimensions156.8 x 74.2 x 8.3 mm163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm
172 g
197 g
PricePHP 12,990 4GB RAM/64GB ROM (PHP 11,990 new SRP), PHP 14,990 6GB RAM/128GB ROM (PHP 13,990 new SRP)
PHP 12,990

A new mid-range match up!

Realme 3 Pro back
Realme 3 Pro back

Build/Design - Realme 3 Pro has a 3D-like polycarbonate plastic body with gradient colors. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 also has a 3D curved glasstic back with a two-tone back design. Both have similar vertically aligned cameras at the back with a circular fingerprint scanner as well.
Y9 Prime 2019 back
Y9 Prime 2019 back

While the realme 3 Pro has Gorilla Glass 5 protection, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has no mention of it.

In the looks department, both phones look good with the realme 3 Pro sporting a glossy finish while the Y9 Prime 2019's two-tone finish gives it a refreshing look.
Realme 3 Pro screen
Realme 3 Pro screen

Display - Realme 3 Pro has a 6.3-inch IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It also has an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 at 403 ppi.
Y9 Prime 2019 screen
Y9 Prime 2019 screen

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, on the other hand, has a bigger 6.59-inch 2.5D curved TFT LCD LTPS screen with 2340 x 1080 FHD+ resolution at 391 ppi.

The realme 3 Pro's has Gorilla Glass Protection. Y9 Prime 2019 has a bigger LTPS screen with more screen real estate. The former however has a slightly better pixel density.
Speedier performance by realme 3 Pro
Speedier performance by realme 3 Pro

Specs - For performance, realme 3 Pro comes with the 10nm 2.2GHz Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, Adreno 616 GPU, up to 6GB of RAM with up to 128GB of expandable storage and a 4,045mAh battery with 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charging.
Respectable performance by Y9 Prime 2019
Respectable performance by Y9 Prime 2019

Huawei Y9 Prime has a 2.2GHz Kirin 710F octa-core processor and the Mali-G51 MP4 with GPU Turbo, 4GB of RAM with 128GB expandable storage, and a huge 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging.

In terms of processor speeds, my pick is realme 3 Pro's 10nm Snapdragon 710 with Adreno 616 GPU. Kirin 710F with GPU Turbo is no slough, but Snapdragon 710 is simply faster and better.

Both come with at least 4GB RAM. Realme 3 Pro has an option for the 6GB RAM/128GB if you can spend up to 15K. One advantage of the Y9 Prime 2019 is its larger default 128GB storage for 13K.

In terms of battery and charging technology, realme 3 Pro takes the lead with a slightly bigger battery.

The kicker here is its VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology that doubles what the Y9 Prime 2019 offers.

Yes, I prefer the 20W VOOC 3.0 charger via micro USB versus the 10W USB-C charging of Y9 Prime.

Cameras - The realme 3 Pro is equipped with 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 + 5MP f/2.4 sensors. It also has Dual Pixel and LED flash. It also has a 25MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies with AI Face Beauty.

Related: 5 reasons why realme 3 Pro should be your next mid-range smartphone

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has 16MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens + 2MP f/2.4 with PDAF and LED flash. For selfies, it has a 16MP f/2.2 sensor.

See also: Huawei Y9 Prime 2019: First Camera Samples

In terms of main camera specs, realme 3 Pro has the more powerful main cam as 
Sony IMX519 it is a 2018 flagship-grade sensor. It even has the speedy Dual Pixel focus tech.

Y9 Prime has the advantage in terms of versatility as its triple-cam has the 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens. 

For selfies, realme 3 Pro has a lead due to its 25MP f/2.0 sensor versus Y9 Prime 2019's 16MP f/2.2 sensor. The pop-up mechanism is a plus for the Y9 Prime 2019 though.

Other features - Both smartphones offer fingerprint sensors, face unlock and 700MHz 4G LTE. Realme 3 Pro has dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.

Realme 3 Pro advantages - Faster processor, slightly larger battery capacity, faster charging, powerful cameras with Dual Pixel, bigger selfie camera, dual-band WiFi

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 advantages - Bigger LTPS screen, larger base storage, triple-camera setup, USB-C

Our thoughts

This matchup is a good one and it could go either way depending on your preference.

If you are into gaming and photography, the realme 3 Pro could be the right device for you.

If you want a phone with a bigger notchless display, larger storage capacity for less, and ultra-wide cam, you can consider the Y9 Prime 2019.

What do you guys think?
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