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Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compare

first_imgRealme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compareOverall, both the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 are great looking smartphones under Rs 10,000 and run on Android Pie-based on ColorOS 6.0 and MIUI 10, respectively. Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme has launched the Realme 3 in India on Monday for a starting price of Rs 8,999.Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 9,999.Both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are beautiful looking phones.Realme has launched the Realme 3 in India on Monday for a starting price of Rs 8,999. With the Realme 3 the Chinese smartphone maker aims to take on the likes of Xiaomi’s newly announced Redmi Note 7. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 9,999 which is Rs 1,000 more than the Realme 3. The key highlights of the Realme 3 are its gradient finish, its powerful processor which is Helio P70 and dew drop notch which equips the 13MP selfie camera, dual rear cameras and 4,230mAh battery. One of the best bits is that the Realme 3 comes with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 out-of-the-box.Overall, both the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 are great looking smartphones under Rs 10,000. The Realme 3 comes with gradient finish or in simple words dual tone design, the Redmi Note 7 doesn’t include the gradient design like the Note 7 Pro but comes in eye catchy colours like Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. The Realme 3 comes in two colours — Radiant Blue, Classic Black and Dynamic Black. Let’s take a quick look at what these two new budget phones offers to the consumers.–The Realme 3 sports a smaller screen than the Redmi Note 7. The Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display with 19:9 aspect ratio. While the Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Notably, the Realme 3 uses HD+ panel while the Redmi Note 7 comes with a full HD+ panel.–Both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are beautiful looking phones. As far as the build quality is concerned both the Realme and Redmi phones are pretty sturdy. The Realme 3 uses plastic for its back panel while the Redmi Note 7 includes Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back panel. On the front the Realme 3 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3.advertisement–As for the performance we are yet to test the Realme as well as Redmi phone properly but both the phones appear to offer great performance for their price. The Realme 3 is powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset while the Redmi Note 7 is powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset. The Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 come in two variants — 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. –We are yet to test the cameras of the Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 but on paper the back and front cameras of both the phones appear to be pretty impressive for their price. The Realme 3 includes dual cameras on the back including primary 13MP sensor and 2MP secondary sensor. Notably, the primary camera gets a f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and 5P lens, while the secondary camera is for capturing portrait shots. On the front the Realme 3 includes a 13MP f/2.0 camera for selfies. The Redmi Note 7, in comparison, also includes a dual camera system on the rear panel. On the back the Redmi Note 7 includes a primary 12MP sensor and secondary 5MP sensor for capturing depth shots. On the front the Redmi Note 7 includes a 13MP selfie shooter with lots of AI features.–The Realme 3 houses a 4,230mAh battery while the Redmi Note 7 includes a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4. On the software front both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on ColorOS 6.0 and MIUI 10, respectively.–The Realme 3 comes with micro USB support while the Redmi Nte 7 comes with Type-C support. Both the Realme and Redmi phones come with 3.5mm headphone jack.Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: Price and availabilityThe Realme 3 will go on sale in India on March 12 on Flipkart while the Redmi Note 7 will be available in the country for the first time on March 6. As for the pricing the Realme 3 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage model has been priced at Rs 8,999 while the 4GB/64GB variant comes for Rs 10,999. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 3GB RAM/32GB storage comes for Rs 9,999 while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage has been priced at Rs 11,999. The Realme 3 will be available in two colours Radiant Blue, Classic Black, and Dynamic Black, while the Redmi Note 7 will sell in three colours — Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.ALSO READ | Realme 3 with Helio P70, ColorOS 6, dewdrop display launched starting at Rs 8,999ALSO READ | Realme 3 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: 48MP camera, glass back and everything different in new NoteGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow RealmeFollow android Nextlast_img read more

Criticism over failure to mention Muslims completely baseless says Scheer

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer says criticism over his initial failure to mention that Muslims were targeted in the recent mass murder in New Zealand is “completely baseless” and driven by “disgusting” Liberal efforts to score political points from the tragedy.But in answering a question Saturday about how he deals with that criticism, the federal Conservative leader once again initially made no reference to Muslims.“I deal with it by pointing out that the criticisms are completely baseless,” Scheer told the Manning Networking Conference, an annual gathering of this country’s conservative thinkers, strategists and politicians.“When you look at statements I’ve made condemning hateful ideologies, those who would promote any type of superiority of one race or religion over the others, I condemn that unequivocally.”Scheer noted that the second statement he issued on the day of the New Zealand shootings “absolutely did include the reference to the faith community that was attacked,” although he did not at first identify that faith community.On March 15, an avowed white supremacist shot and killed 50 Muslim worshippers at two New Zealand mosques. In a statement posted that day on Twitter, Scheer condemned the attacks as “a despicable act of evil” against “peaceful worshippers,” without specifically mentioning where they occurred or who was targeted.A few hours later — after the initial statement drew criticism — Scheer issued a second statement, which he referred to Saturday as his “official statement.” It specifically referred to the horrific “terror attack on two New Zealand mosques” and voiced his “profound condemnation of this cowardly and hateful attack on the Muslim community.”On Saturday, Scheer blamed the Liberals for stirring up the controversy, accusing them of attempting “to score cheap political points in a very disgusting manner.” Moreover, he argued that initial tweets by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Governor General Julie Payette also didn’t specifically mention mosques or Muslims.Later, as he took questions from members of the audience, Scheer was asked why he’s never said the word “Islamophobia.”“I don’t believe that’s true,” he responded, noting that all parties supported a motion last week in the House of Commons. That motion, which he didn’t describe, condemned the mosque attacks and affirmed the need to “confront hatred, Islamophobia, and white supremacy, in all their forms.”“I reject anyone who would speak out based on Islamophobic principles, whether or not that’s somebody who is trying to lump all people of the Muslim faith in together or whether it’s people who are trying to antagonize elements of society to have a more negative reaction to those who practice that faith,” Scheer added.“To me the important thing is to speak out against those who in any way give oxygen or space to those who are trying to promote one group of people over the other.”Scheer also used his appearance at the Manning conference to promise that a Conservative government would balance the federal budget — but he didn’t say when.He said the Liberals have made such increases to government spending that a Conservative government could get most of the way to balance simply by holding annual spending increases to the rate of inflation and population growth. As well, he said billions could be saved by scrapping “some big-ticket items” introduced by the Liberals such as the federal infrastructure bank.The longer Prime Minister Justin Trudeau goes racking up large annual deficits, the harder it will be return to balance, Scheer suggested. But he said Canadians have “a window” in this fall’s federal election to “limit the damage and get back to balanced budgets over a shorter period of time.”Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s latest budget forecasts deficits of almost $20 billion in each of the next two years, declining to just under $10 billion in five years. It makes no attempt to forecast when the budget might be balanced. read more

Montreal startup Element AI nabs US102 million in investments for expansion

TORONTO — A Montreal startup is getting a total of US$102 million from Microsoft, Intel and several other investors that will fund the eight-month-old company’s drive to become a leader in artificial intelligence.Element AI chief executive Jean-Francois Gagne says the new round of funding will pay for 250 jobs and offices in Toronto and Asia that the company aims to have in place by January.Gagne says Element AI’s goal is to create a Canadian publicly listed company that brings AI capabilities to traditional industries, such as manufacturing and financial services.In addition to the prominent technology giants, some of the funding will come from National Bank and Fidelity Investments Canada.Gagne says confidentiality agreements prevent Element AI from saying how much it received from each investor or how much of the total equity was purchased by the new investors.Gagne co-founded Element AI in October with fellow entrepreneur Nicolas Chapados, the Real Ventures fund and Yoshua Bengio, an AI pioneer and professor at the Universite de Montreal. read more