Realme is off to an aggressive begin in 2020. After the current launch of the Realme C3 (Review) within the funds house, the corporate is now setting its sights on the premium tier with the brand new X50 Pro. This telephone was all set to debut on the Mobile World Congress commerce present however now that it has been cancelled, Realme determined to debut the telephone in India.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is the corporate’s most premium (and most costly) providing but, as it is also the primary Snapdragon 865-based smartphone to launch right here. Think of this telephone as a beefed-up Realme X2 Pro (Review). Compared to it, the X50 Pro provides the most recent 5G capabilities, a much bigger battery, quicker charging, twin entrance cameras, and new software program. We’ve have not spent sufficient time with the telephone but to have the ability to write a full assessment however we are able to share our preliminary ideas, so right here goes.
Realme hasn’t gone too loopy with design and the X50 Pro 5G has a well-known look with some refined enhancements. The most noticeable is the hole-punch show that you simply get on the X50 Pro 5G, which appears to be like trendy and in keeping with different premium telephones in the marketplace. It’s a twin hole-punch, just like what we noticed on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Review), however within the higher left nook of the show. We have not discovered it to be too intrusive but when watching movies or taking part in video games. The show additionally curves on the sides, so swipe gestures aren’t obtrusive in opposition to your pores and skin.
The telephone feels very nicely constructed and durable. There’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the back and front. The 6.44-inch AMOLED panel is vibrant, and the full-HD+ decision retains every little thing wanting sharp. It additionally has a 90Hz refresh price, identical to on the Realme X2 Pro.
Realme has gone with subdued physique colors for the X50 Pro 5G. The ‘Moss Green’ and ‘Rust Red’ shades have low saturation, which in response to Realme, is now well-liked amongst younger individuals. The gleaming impact of sunshine refracting off the glass again has additionally been suppressed due to the matte texture. We fairly just like the look of this end, and fingerprints weren’t actually a problem. However, the again of this telephone is extraordinarily slippery.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G would not have a headphone socket or a slot for a microSD card. It can accommodate two Nano-SIM playing cards. You get stereo audio system with Dolby Atmos audio, and the same old energy and quantity buttons. The digicam bump on the again of the telephone can be slimmer in comparison with what we have seen earlier than on Realme telephones, however that is in all probability as a result of the general thickness has elevated. Measuring 8.9mm in thickness, the X50 Pro 5G feels chunky within the hand and is pretty heavy too at 205g.
The most important attraction right here is in fact the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. This is one thing we will be seeing in lots of flagship Android telephones this 12 months, and the massive draw right here is that it helps every kind of 5G networks. We’ll in all probability not discover a lot use for this in India, at the very least within the brief time period, nevertheless it does make the X50 Pro 5G somewhat future-proof. Plus, in the event you do journey to international locations with 5G networks, it is best to be capable to benefit from increased speeds there.
The X50 Pro 5G will probably be accessible with up 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.zero storage, which is what the top-end variant we’ll be testing is provided with. The costs for all of the variants are as follows: Rs. 37,999 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage; Rs. 39,999 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage; and Rs. 44,999 for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Realme says it has additionally used a vapour cooling system within the X50 Pro 5G to maintain the processor cool. So far, we’ve not detected any difficulty with heating, however then once more, we’ve not actually pushed this telephone an excessive amount of but so do test again on our findings within the full assessment.
Performance appears fairly stable to this point. We have not discovered any points with lag within the interface or whereas multitasking. Benchmark numbers look promising too. The X50 Pro returned 5,69,618 in AnTuTu and seven,202 in 3DMark’s SlingShot Extreme check. For comparability, the Realme X2 Pro, which had the Snapdragon 855+ SoC, scored 4,84,977 and 5,380 factors respectively in the identical checks.
You additionally get Realme UI out-of-the-box, which is predicated on Android 10. We not too long ago noticed this on the Realme C3, and to this point, the options look acquainted. The X50 Pro 5G additionally boats of loopy 65W quick charging, which Realme calls SuperDart flash cost. We have not timed the charging pace but however Realme claims we must always be capable to cost the battery totally in simply 35 minutes.
The collection of rear cameras is just like what we noticed on the Realme X2 Pro. There’s a major 64-megapixel digicam; a 12-megapixel telephoto digicam; an 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam that additionally works as a macro digicam; and a 2-megapixel, monochrome depth sensor. The entrance cameras are attention-grabbing, as together with a 32-megapixel selfie digicam, there’s an 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam with a 105-degree area of view. The cameras look fairly promising so removed from the little we have used them, however we’ll have full particulars together with pattern photographs within the full assessment.
So far, the Realme X50 Pro 5G is shaping as much as be precisely what it appears to be like like on paper — a extra highly effective model of the Realme X2 Pro – and that is not a nasty factor. Previous rumours urged that it will value round Rs. 50,000, however Realme has stunned everybody with a beginning worth of simply Rs. 37,999. However, despite the fact that that is Realme’s most costly mannequin to this point, it is nonetheless lacking some premium options reminiscent of wi-fi charging or water resistance.
We’ll be testing the Realme X50 Pro 5G additional to convey you our findings relating to its show, battery life, efficiency, ease of use, and rather more within the full assessment coming quickly. It may also be attention-grabbing to see how this telephone compares to the iQoo 3, which is one other premium flagship primarily based on the Snapdragon 865 processor.
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