Realme X50 Pro 5G Review

Is India prepared for a 5G smartphone? The quick reply is not any. We haven’t any business 5G networks and no clear indications that they are going to be rolling out in India within the close to future. Major telecom operators are struggling after having slashed tariffs thanks to cost wars over the previous few years, so we will not ensure that any of them will undertake main infrastructure upgrades throughout the nation this 12 months, after which after all there’s the large value of 5G spectrum blocks. When 5G rolls out, it would seemingly value greater than we’re all used to paying now, and will probably be some time earlier than 5G-enabled telephones are commonplace.

The lengthy reply is that 5G is coming anyway, and if you wish to be one of many first to have the ability to use it when towers do gentle up, you would possibly as nicely have a 5G telephone now. Realme and several other different corporations are hoping to seize this early adopter market. Besides, it does not make sense to develop 5G-capable flagships for some elements of the world and completely totally different merchandise for others. The Realme X50 Pro 5G is just not solely Realme’s most costly mannequin but in India, but it surely’s additionally the primary 5G telephone and the primary one with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor to formally be launched in India.

We will not have the ability to check its 5G performance however we will let you know whether or not it is price spending your cash on, and whether or not this telephone affords potential future performance at the price of current-day usability.

Realme X50 Pro 5G design

In a comparatively quick span of time, Realme has established its model aesthetic and the X50 Pro appears to be like lots like the corporate’s earlier fashions. This telephone is a bit blockier than different Realme fashions but it surely nonetheless feels trendy. The entrance and rear are each manufactured from Corning Gorilla Glass, and the display is interrupted by a dual-camera cutout within the higher left nook somewhat than a notch. There’s additionally a noticeable chin under the display. 

As for the rear, Realme has gone for subdued stable colors and no gradients or patterns for this high-end system though the glass does seem to have some depth and the color shifts a bit while you transfer the telephone in your palms. You solely get a selection between Rust Red and Moss Green, so there isn’t any utterly sober choice. While the feel of the rear glass seems frosted, it is truly fairly clean and a bit slippery.

We have Realme’s acquainted vertical digital camera strip on within the higher left nook of the rear, although it does annoy us a bit that the 4 lenses are very inconsistently spaced. The energy button is on the suitable and quantity buttons are on the left, low sufficient to be inside attain. On the underside, now we have the USB Type-C port, speaker, and SIM tray. We should level out that there isn’t any 3.5mm audio socket, which is irritating. Realme representatives advised Gadgets 360 that whereas followers of its price range telephones needn’t fear simply but, the corporate believes that high-end telephone consumers are able to go solely wi-fi.

The body of the telephone is manufactured from steel and the general development high quality is excellent. The Realme X50 Pro 5G does really feel like a reasonably high-end telephone; no less than on par with present OnePlus choices in the identical worth bracket. Unfortunately it is fairly a bit heavier than common at 205g. We discovered one-handed utilization troublesome due to how tall the 6.4-inch 20:9 display is and the way clean the glass again is.

The rear of the Realme X50 Pro 5G is considerably slippery


Realme X50 Pro 5G specs and software program

The large information right here is after all 5G, which is enabled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and its companion Snapdragon X55 modem. If used to its full potential on an appropriate 5G community, Qualcomm signifies potential obtain speeds of seven.5Gbps and uploads at 3Gbps, which is simply staggering. We do not know what requirements every provider right here will undertake, however Qualcomm boasts of help for mmWave and sub-6, the present main 5G implementations rolling out worldwide.

The Snapdragon 865 can be a model new flagship processor, which we’re very keen to check. It’s constructed round 4 Qualcomm Kryo 585 Silver effectivity cores operating at 1.8GHz, three efficiency Kryo 585 Gold cores at 2.42GHz, and one extra Kryo 585 Gold core operating at as much as 2.82GHz. There’s additionally the top-end Adreno 650 built-in GPU, and improved subsystems for the cameras, AI processing, gaming, ambient sensors, audio, and extra.

Display high quality can be one of many X50 Pro 5G’s promoting factors. Realme has used a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED HDR10+ panel with a 90Hz refresh fee and 1080×2400 pixel decision. You can set the refresh fee to 60Hz, 90Hz, or Auto, to stability efficiency and battery life. Speaking of which, the battery capability is 4200mAh and Realme claims it may be charged from zero to 100 p.c in simply 35 minutes utilizing the included 65W ‘SuperDart’ charger.

Realme affords the X50 Pro 5G in three variants: the bottom providing priced at Rs. 37,999 has 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage; you’ll be able to step as much as 8GB of RAM with the identical 128GB of storage for Rs. 39,999; and the top-end choice provides you 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage, however it would set you again by Rs. 44,999.

The two entrance cameras occupy a cutout within the higher left nook of the display


The firm says it has used LPDDR5 RAM and UFS storage to make this telephone fast and responsive. However, you do not get a microSD card slot. There’s a vapour cooling system for the processor and varied different trendy conveniences corresponding to dual-frequency GPS in addition to NavIC help, stereo audio system, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 with the AptX HD audio codec.

What you will not discover on this telephone are wi-fi charging, an IP water and mud resistance score, a extra unique number of cameras, and a super-sharp show. Much like OnePlus with the OnePlus 7T (Review) and the upcoming Eight collection, Realme has held again on options as a way to hit a beautiful worth level.

As for software program, now we have Android 10 with Realme UI 1.1 on prime, which is a barely customised model of Oppo’s ColorOS. The UI is pretty easy and sticks to the overall format of inventory Android, however there are a number of modidications. The Settings app has a number of extra classes and issues won’t all the time be the place you anticipate finding them. You additionally get a number of UI personalisation choices together with a selection of icon kinds, management over the icon grid density, and the flexibility to dispense with an app drawer so all icons are positioned in your telephone’s homescreen.

Some of Realme’s personal options embrace Game Space, which now permits you to prioritise a recreation’s Internet visitors; lighting results across the display’s edges for notifications; an ambient show mode (disabled by default); driving and driving modes; app cloning; and the flexibility to feed dummy private data to apps to guard your privateness.

The preliminary telephone setup course of features a step that tries to make you obtain extra apps. The default “lockscreen magazine” exhibits promoted content material, however this may be disabled simply. We seen a number of clickbait spam notifications from the Realme UI’s internet browser, and we weren’t thrilled about having a number of app and recreation shops plus preinstalled bloatware apps, a lot of which might’t be uninstalled.

The energy button is on the suitable, whereas the amount buttons are on the left


Realme X50 Pro 5G efficiency and battery life

We clearly had excessive expectations because of the Snapdragon 865 processor, which units a brand new commonplace for efficiency. Needless to say, we had no hassle in any respect with velocity and responsiveness when utilizing this telephone. We have not felt any lack of efficiency from the previous few generations of flagship SoCs, so it is onerous to inform that there is something new occurring beneath the hood when going about your on a regular basis enterprise. The 90Hz display, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS storage additionally contribute to this telephone’s general snappiness.

Benchmarks after all exist as an example what eyeballing a tool cannot adequately differentiate. AnTuTu gave us a stratospheric tally of 584,447, and Geekbench 5’s single- and multi-core scores of 905 and three,314 respectively. GFXBench’s T-rex and Manhattan 3.1 exams each maxed out at 60fps, whereas even the demanding Car Chase check ran at 45fps. 3DMark’s Slingshot Extreme and Unlimited scores have been 7,263 and 9,837. The Realme X50 Pro 5G even has a transparent lead over the Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Review) with its Exynos 990 SoC, which is Samsung’s in-house equal.

The Realme X50 Pro 5G’s display is superb, with good vibrant colors and ample brightness. It is not as crisp because the 1440p screens you may see on costlier flagship-grade telephones, however we do not suppose anybody will complain. The vast dual-camera cutout may be distracting when watching full-screen video, however no less than it is in a single nook and never centred. The stereo audio system on this telephone are a really nice shock – sound may be very loud and wealthy, with an affordable quantity of bass, and distortion is beneath management until you max out the amount.

We used this telephone for all our on a regular basis actions together with streaming media, video games, pictures, and common leisure. We solely felt the rear get a bit heat when operating exams and recording 4K video for lengthy stretches. We performed PUBG Mobile and have been capable of bump the graphics high quality as much as HDR and the body fee to Ultra with no noticeable discount in smoothness or responsiveness. Asphalt 9: Legends was additionally totally pleasurable with no stuttering in any respect.

Realme has managed to ship spectacular battery life as nicely. 4200mAh won’t appear to be lots today however the Realme X50 Pro manages to make that final for nicely over a full day. We did not should cost our unit until halfway by way of the second morning after utilizing it all through the day. Our HD video loop check ran for 19 hours, Four minutes.

Super-quick charging is certainly one of this telephone’s USPs and we did discover this very handy. The bundled 65W charger is cumbersome and heavy, and you will want to hold it round with you if it is to be helpful. We managed to go from utterly useless to 25 p.c in roughly 7 minutes, 50 p.c in simply over 14 minutes, and 75 p.c in 22 minutes, after which the charging fee started to scale back. A full cost took precisely 41 minutes, 16 seconds which is longer than Realme’s 35 minute declare, however nonetheless extraordinary.

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The Realme X50 Pro 5G has 4 rear cameras together with a 2X optical zoom digital camera


Realme X50 Pro 5G cameras

The Realme X50 Pro has 4 rear cameras, as is the norm today. First up is a 64-megapixel main digital camera based mostly on the Samsung GW1 sensor, with an f/1.Eight aperture. There’s additionally an 8-megapixel f/2.Three wide-angle digital camera which is now pretty frequent even on low-end telephones, however on this case doubles because the macro digital camera. The largest shock right here is the 12-megapixel telephoto digital camera which supplies you 2X optical zoom however has an f/2.5 aperture. Finally, there is a 2-megapixel monochrome depth digital camera. On the entrance of the telephone now we have a 32-megapixel main digital camera and an 8-megapixel wide-angle one.

All in all, this seems like Realme checking containers somewhat than selecting {hardware} that pushes boundaries or delivers killer photographic capabilities. On the opposite hand, Realme is taking part in up many points of the X50 Pro 5G’s digital camera software program. There’s Night Mode with a Tripod setting that allows you to have an publicity so long as 50 seconds if the telephone is steady. Video stabilisation is applied on each entrance cameras, and there is additionally steady Portrait Mode for video supplying you with depth results, plus 120fps sluggish movement recording.

The digital camera app is pretty nicely laid out however has some quirks. You can faucet the dots above the shutter button to shortly swap between the wide-angle digital camera, commonplace, and optical zoom cameras, and there is one other dot for 5X hybrid zoom. You can transcend this to 20X digital zoom, however you would not know this with out long-pressing any of the dots. This brings up a extra granular zoom slider, however surprisingly you need to drag your finger again in the direction of the place the decrease zoom stage dots have been to zoom in farther.

Daylight images appeared richly detailed with crisp focus, however barely subdued colors. Just a little grain was seen when reviewing images at full measurement. The telephone did deal with exposures nicely even when taking pictures towards the solar, and we had no hassle utilizing the digital camera app. The wide-angle digital camera works nicely sufficient and distortion on the edges was minimal. Photos are ok to make use of and are not visibly worse than these taken with the first digital camera when seen on the telephone’s personal display, however you’ll be able to’t count on the identical stage of element at full measurement.

Realme X50 Pro 5G daylight digital camera samples (faucet to see full measurement)


The telephoto digital camera can be helpful and the images we took at 2X have been high quality when it comes to high quality. Things do degrade while you get into the digital and hybrid zoom ranges however within the daytime no less than you would possibly have the ability to select some element within the distance.

Top to backside: Realme X50 Pro 5G wide-angle, commonplace, 2X optical zoom digital camera samples (faucet to see full measurement)



We had a number of hassle attempting to concentrate on macro topics and the app did not assist with prompts after we have been attempting to maneuver nearer to or farther away from what we have been taking pictures. Some trial and error is likely to be required, and it does not appear to work nicely for small topics even when the background is within the distance.

On the opposite hand Portrait Mode gave us some very spectacular outcomes, preserving high quality particulars on our topics and gently blurring the background to make topics actually stand out. Even with out Portrait Mode, there was some very nice depth of subject.

Realme X50 Pro 5G portrait mode digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)


At evening, photograph high quality was okay however not all the time nice. We did have to carry very nonetheless as movement blur might be a problem because of the shutter staying open very lengthy. Photos have been brilliant and colors have been nicely represented although. Strangely, Night Mode gave us some extraordinarily bizarre outcomes with extraordinarily distorted colors, and particulars weren’t improved that a lot in some photographs. We would not depend upon this mode, and we hope software program fixes can maintain this sooner or later.

The wide-angle and telephoto cameras each did okay jobs if there was sufficient gentle round, and the outcomes have been murky however usable. We did usually discover that the Realme X50 Pro 5G could not determine whether or not to make use of the telephoto digital camera or default again to the first digital camera with a digital zoom, and the viewfinder could be caught visibly and quickly switching between the 2 views. The threshold of sunshine required for the telephone to determine between these choices may additionally use some tweaking.

Realme X50 Pro 5G low gentle digital camera samples (faucet to see full measurement)


Our primary criticism with the entrance cameras is that beautification is on by default and it takes a number of tapping to show all of the supposed enhancements off. Photos seemed good even at evening. Edges have been outlined nicely in portait photographs, however backgrounds have been typically overexposed.

You can shoot video at as much as 4K. Stabilisation is not nice although, and video that we shot whereas strolling was very jerky. Colours have been manner overblown and oversaturated at 4K each within the daytime and at evening, making video look synthetic and ugly. The tone was far more impartial and pure at 1080p. We did discover some shimmer and jerkiness in clips shot at evening, however they have been brilliant sufficient and element was surprisingly good whereas noise was beneath management.


The Realme X50 Pro affords 5G with out making it a premium characteristic that you need to pay further for. Sure, 5G is not a sensible actuality in India but, however you would possibly have the ability to use it when touring overseas and it may possibly’t damage to be prepared. We’d have had reservations if different options had been compromised relative to different telephones at this worth stage, however that does not appear to be the case.

This smartphone competes on the identical worth stage because the OnePlus 7T and is in some ways extra trendy and succesful – we do not know the way a lot time Realme should capitalise on its first-mover benefit earlier than the OnePlus Eight collection is introduced, however for now, its lead is obvious.

Among the Realme X50 Pro’s finest attributes are its super-fast charging, versatile cameras, highly effective processor, and slick general appear and feel. You do not get wi-fi charging or an IP score, and we might have appreciated a much less slippery again, however these are minor points contemplating the value.

If options and specs aren’t all the things, you would take a look at final 12 months’s Samsung Galaxy S10e (Review) or the more moderen Galaxy S10 Lite (Review). The iQoo 3, from the home of Vivo, affords 5G on one variant and will probably be fascinating to see how that mannequin stacks up. The iPhone XR (Review) is also price contemplating since its worth drops to round this stage when it goes on sale.

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