The brand new Realme X3 sequence is all about offering a flagship smartphone expertise, with a robust deal with the cameras, whereas holding the pricing as aggressive as attainable. Realme has simply introduced the X3 and X3 SuperZoom smartphones, and in the present day, we’ll take a fast first have a look at the latter.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom boasts of a periscope-style telephoto digicam, which we have normally seen in telephones that value much more. It permits 60x hybrid zoom, which is spectacular given the telephone’s pricing. There are additionally loads of different flagship-level options corresponding to a 120Hz show, quick RAM and storage, a robust processor, and quick charging.
We begin with the design. Other than the Realme X (Assessment), which had a pop-up selfie digicam, most of Realme’s line-up follows related design rules. The place Realme does innovate is within the patterns on the backs of its telephones. Each new mannequin has a barely completely 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 seems to be actually good. The matte end has a satin-like texture, and the hues change subtly relying on the angle you have a look at it. It really jogs my memory numerous the OnePlus 6 Silk White version.
Construct high quality appears superb too, and there are rounded corners and edges throughout, so the X3 SuperZoom is comfy to carry. It’s 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 suitable, which works as anticipated.
Realme has skipped the in-display sensor since this telephone has an LCD panel, fairly than an AMOLED one. The show in query is a 6.6-inch panel, with a full-HD+ decision and a 120Hz refresh price. That is the very best refresh price but on a Realme gadget.
Within the little time I spent utilizing the X3 SuperZoom, I noticed that the show can get actually brilliant and colors are punchy. Nevertheless, to really take pleasure in any content material, the brightness degree must be pushed fairly excessive. When utilizing this telephone indoors at medium to low brightness, the display feels slightly uninteresting.
Realme UI feels snappy and fluid due to the excessive refresh price, and I will probably be testing this additional with video games too, so preserve a watch out for the complete evaluation, coming quickly.
A 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 very best AnTuTu rating, in comparison with every other telephone with the identical chip. Thus far, the SoC has been performing properly and I have not observed any heating issues, however I will have my ultimate report about this within the full evaluation.
I am 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 increase the storage.
Different options embrace a 4,200mAh battery with 30W ‘Dart Cost’ quick charging, a single bottom-firing speaker, and help for the standard wi-fi and navigation techniques. I do want Realme had included the quicker 50W charging and stereo audio system that you simply get with the Realme X2 Professional (Assessment).
Okay, let’s get to the primary occasion trick of the X3 SuperZoom — the periscopic zoom digicam. The general digicam setup is much like what you get on the Realme X50 Professional 5G (Assessment), with the primary change being the telephoto digicam. Realme has used an 8-megapixel sensor with a periscope-style lens, the type you get on the Huawei P30 Professional (Assessment) and Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely (Assessment). It’s able to a powerful 5x optical zoom, and may go all the way in which to 60x hybrid zoom. I nonetheless have numerous testing to do, however the preliminary samples I’ve shot positively look promising. It will be enjoyable to see how the Realme X3 SuperZoom compares to the OnePlus Eight Professional (Assessment) and Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Assessment).
The opposite rear cameras are a 64-megapixel main digicam, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. For selfies, there are 32-megapixel important and 8-megapixel wide-angle cameras.
Realme has additionally added new options within the digicam app. There at the moment are a number of settings inside Night time mode to select from, together with one thing known as Starry mode. Just like the Google Pixel 4’s Astrophotography mode, Realme claims that it will mean you can seize stars within the sky, constellations, and so on. A transparent night time sky is a prerequisite for such a shot, so i hope that the rain gods are sort to me whereas I will be testing this out over the following few days.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom begins at Rs. 27,999, which is a really aggressive value when you think about the whole package deal on provide. We will probably be testing its cameras, battery life, and general efficiency additional over the following few days, so keep tuned for the complete evaluation, coming quickly.
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