Realme, a young brand which branched out of OPPO, has been faring well in emerging smartphone markets of Southeast Asia, especially India. In the last one year since its inception on National Youth Day of China (May 4), the brand has attracted a lot of young users with devices that offer great performance for a budget. It’s the latest smartphone – Realme 3 Pro promises the impression of an entry-level flagship at an affordable price and now, the company is set to elevate this experience even further with better specs, and a more premium feel on its next smartphone. As the mid-range segment is very pivotal in the smartphone market, Realme introduces another series starting with the Realme X. The Realme X is the company’s first smartphone to sport a motorized pop-up camera. This upper mid-range device also comes with dual rear cameras, one of which is the 48MP shooter. Goodies like the Under-display fingerprint scanner and gigantic AMOLED display are some of the fine features of this device.
Design and Display
As part of cutting costs, Realme X is wrapped in plastic, so you won’t get that premium feel of sort. But then, the phone’s colorations of Steam White and Punk Blue are laced with fashionable entities to make them more desirable. You’ll even get the flagship protection of Corning Gorilla Glass on this smartphone’s screen.
The dual rear cameras are positioned at the top central location of phone. Above them is where the pop-up camera is hidden within the device. While the power button resides on the right, the volume rocker are stationed at the left side. Under the 6.53-inch AMOLED screen, precisely the lower third, a fingerprint scanner is located. The AMOLED display, however, attends to quality of texts and inputs with the 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 394 ppi pixel density.
Hardware and Software
None other than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC coordinates the phone’s activities. The chipset is tagged with 4GB RAM in its standard version, although, there are bigger variants sporting 6GB and 8GB RAM. In the same vein, 64GB and 128GB are internal storage options of the smartphone. The latest Android 9.0 Pie OS is the basis for ColorOS 6.0 software on the Realme X.
Battery and Camera
One of the most fascinating aspects of this smartphone is the Fast battery charging 20W also known as VOOC 3.0. It enables Realme X to charge from 0% to 55% within a half hour. Mind you, the battery capacity is 3,765mAh.
Using the Quad Bayer technology, the 48MP camera is programmed to produce excellent imagery. Its employment of f/1.7 aperture and PDAF help to actualize its photographic goals. A 5MP depth sensor is assigned to it to produce superb bokeh. Once the camera is switched to the front-facing one, the 16MP selfie cam pops up.