The new Realme X3 sequence is all about offering a flagship smartphone expertise, with a powerful give attention to the cameras, whereas maintaining the pricing as aggressive as potential. Realme has simply introduced the X3 and X3 SuperZoom smartphones, and at the moment, we’ll take a fast first take a look at the latter.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom boasts of a periscope-style telephoto digital camera, which we have often seen in telephones that price much more. It permits 60x hybrid zoom, which is spectacular given the telephone’s pricing. There are additionally loads of different flagship-level options similar to a 120Hz show, quick RAM and storage, a strong processor, and quick charging.
We begin with the design. Apart from the Realme X (Review), which had a pop-up selfie digital camera, most of Realme’s line-up follows related design ideas. Where Realme does innovate is within the patterns on the backs of its telephones. Every new mannequin has a barely totally different end or design on the again, which helps preserve issues contemporary. Realme despatched me the Arctic White color of the X3 SuperZoom, which I feel appears actually good. The matte end has a satin-like texture, and the hues change subtly relying on the angle you take a look at it. It truly jogs my memory lots of the OnePlus 6 Silk White version.
Build high quality appears excellent too, and there are rounded corners and edges throughout, so the X3 SuperZoom is snug to carry. It is a bit massive and heavy although, weighing 202g. Button placement is handy, and the X3 SuperZoom has a capacitive fingerprint sensor within the energy button on the appropriate, which works as anticipated.
Realme has skipped the in-display sensor since this telephone has an LCD panel, reasonably than an AMOLED one. The show in query is a 6.6-inch panel, with a full-HD+ decision and a 120Hz refresh charge. This is the best refresh charge but on a Realme gadget.
In the little time I spent utilizing the X3 SuperZoom, I noticed that the show can get actually vivid and hues are punchy. However, to actually get pleasure from any content material, the brightness stage must be pushed fairly excessive. When utilizing this telephone indoors at medium to low brightness, the display screen feels somewhat boring.
Realme UI feels snappy and fluid due to the excessive refresh charge, and I shall be testing this additional with video games too, so preserve an eye fixed out for the complete assessment, coming quickly.
Part of the snappiness of Android additionally has to do with the processor. The X3 SuperZoom makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which is presently the quickest non-5G SoC for Android telephones on the market. Realme additionally claims that this telephone can push out the best AnTuTu rating, in comparison with every other telephone with the identical chip. So far, the SoC has been performing nicely and I have never observed any heating issues, however I’ll have my last report about this within the full assessment.
I’m utilizing the top-end variant, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is priced at Rs. 32,999. There’s additionally a inexpensive model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 27,999. You get dual-SIM help however no choice to develop the storage.
Other options embrace a 4,200mAh battery with 30W ‘Dart Charge’ quick charging, a single bottom-firing speaker, and help for the same old wi-fi and navigation programs. I do want Realme had included the quicker 50W charging and stereo audio system that you just get with the Realme X2 Pro (Review).
Okay, let’s get to the primary get together trick of the X3 SuperZoom — the periscopic zoom digital camera. The total digital camera setup is much like what you get on the Realme X50 Pro 5G (Review), with the primary change being the telephoto digital camera. Realme has used an 8-megapixel sensor with a periscope-style lens, the sort you get on the Huawei P30 Pro (Review) and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Review). It is able to a formidable 5x optical zoom, and might go all the way in which to 60x hybrid zoom. I nonetheless have lots of testing to do, however the preliminary samples I’ve shot undoubtedly look promising. It’ll be enjoyable to see how the Realme X3 SuperZoom compares to the OnePlus 8 Pro (Review) and Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Review).
The different rear cameras are a 64-megapixel main digital camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digital camera, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. For selfies, there are 32-megapixel primary and 8-megapixel wide-angle cameras.
Realme has additionally added new options within the digital camera app. There are actually a number of settings inside Night mode to select from, together with one thing known as Starry mode. Like the Google Pixel 4’s Astrophotography mode, Realme claims that this can let you seize stars within the sky, constellations, and so forth. A transparent night time sky is a prerequisite for such a shot, so i hope that the rain gods are variety to me whereas I’ll be testing this out over the following few days.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom begins at Rs. 27,999, which is a really aggressive worth when you think about your entire bundle on supply. We shall be testing its cameras, battery life, and total efficiency additional over the following few days, so keep tuned for the complete assessment, coming quickly.
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