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Realme X: Here is what you should know about this notchless Android smartphone

Cheap mid-range Android smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera

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Just as other Chinese mobile phone sub-brands like Xiaomi’s Redmi and Huawei’s, Honor were created to seek and infiltrate emerging markets where the parent companies are not present, Oppo created Realme sub-brand barely a year ago with the same mission. The idea was for the sub-brand to sell its Android smartphones in India and Southeast Asia markets and stay away from the developed markets where the Oppo brand is thriving- like its home country, China. But on May 15, Realme shifted its focus to the home country with the launch of the latest mid-ranger, called Realme X.

The Realme X which is claimed to be the upgraded version of the Realme 3 Pro was launched in Beijing along with the Realme X Lite. The smartphone comes loaded with a large display, impressive camera, top-notch performance, and other great features. The Realme 3 Pro lacks some popular features we have seen in some trending smartphones this year like 48MP camera, pop-up selfie camera, notchless display and many more. But the latest Realme X comes with some of these features at a pocket-friendly price. Now, let’s check out some of those features the phone comes with and the price.

Super Notchless AMOLED Display

The Realme X sports a big 6.5 inches notchless display with almost no bezels on the top and sides. There is no punch hole on the display to pose as a distraction; the resolution is FHD+ and the AMOLED panel is designed by Samsung. As it stands now, the Realme X has the company’s biggest display, offering a clear and bright panel that is attractive for watching videos and playing games. Instead of the usual rear fingerprint, Realme X hosts an in-display fingerprint sensor to keep up with the 2019 trend.

Impressive 48MP Camera

Some Android smartphones released this year like the Vivo V15 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Oppo F11, and many more come with the 48MP camera. In a bid to move with the trend, Realme arms this latest smartphone with a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera with f/1.7 aperture for clean and sharp photographs.

With this camera, you can take impressive and clear shots in a low-light environment, thanks to the Nightscape and the Chroma Boost feature onboard the sensor.

Super 16MP Pop-Up Selfie

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When it comes to the selfie camera, spring-loaded motorized camera mechanism is the latest groove in the smartphone industry. Realme is not left out in the game as the company utilizes Oppo’s technology to bring a solid pop-up selfie shooter.

Realme X as one of the cheapest Android smartphones to sport a pop-up selfie camera, rocks a 16MP rising selfie shooter at the top of the device that rises in about 0.7 seconds and can retract automatically when detecting fall.  The pop-up camera works well and can produce vivid selfie shots and clear video calls.

Decent Battery with VOOC 3.0

Deciding to include a decent battery to the top features is not because Realme X has the best battery capacity in the world, but for the fact that the smartphone supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. In fact, the upcoming Vivo Y3 offers a solid 5,000mAh battery to compare with the 3765mAh battery the Realme X comes with. But the battery can easily take you through a full day on heavy usage.

Snapdragon 710 SoC and Price

The Realme X is powered by the mid-range 2.2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset which offers a smooth and lag-free performance. The phone also runs well optimized Android 9.0 (Pie) software with 4GB of RAM. The phone costs about $215 in China.

Realme X Full Specifications

SUMMARY

PerformanceOcta-core
Display6.53″ (16.59 cm)
Storage64 GB
Camera48 MP + 5 MP
Battery3765 mAh
Ram4 GB
Launch Date In IndiaJune 28, 2019 (Expected)

SPECIAL FEATURES

Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes

GENERAL

Quick ChargingYes
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
ModelX
Launch DateJune 28, 2019 (Expected)
Custom UiColorOS
BrandRealme
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes

MULTIMEDIA

Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos
LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 710
GraphicsAdreno 616
ProcessorOcta core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360)
Architecture64 bit
Ram4 GB

DESIGN

Thickness8.6 mm
Width76 mm
Weight191 grams
Height161.2 mm
ColoursSteam White, Punk Blue

DISPLAY

Display TypeAMOLED
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezelless DisplayYes
Screen To Body Ratio Claimed By The Brand91.2 %
Pixel Density395 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated85.25 %
Screen Size6.53 inches (16.59 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

STORAGE

Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable MemoryNo

CAMERA

SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
SensorCMOS
ZoomYes Digital Zoom
AutofocusYes
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution16 MP Front Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
FlashYes LED Flash

BATTERY

User ReplaceableNo
Quick ChargingYes VOOC, v3.0, 55 % in 30 minutes
TypeLi-ion
Capacity3765 mAh

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wifi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
VolteYes
Usb TypecYes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

 

 

 

Realme X

$215
7.2

Design

6.0/10

Display

8.0/10

Camera

9.0/10

Performance

7.0/10

Battery

6.0/10

Pros

  • 48MP Rear Camera
  • Pop-up selfie camera
  • VOOC 3.0
  • Snapdragon 710 chipset

Cons

  • No Expandable Storage

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