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Realme X hands-on: Ten out of ten? (Latest version)

Realme has made a name for itself thanks to its fast product release schedule and its equal size speedy rise market share tables in emerging markets. The launch of the all-new Realme X is incredibly the tenth phone ever since its inception as a launch Oppo submark just 12 months ago.

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The Realme X is not only a Chinese branded mobile phone, as Realme preliminary steps from the entry-level sector and in the middle of the series with more than a few flagship-like features are well-sought after. taken.

Before coming to a full Realme X review soon, we wanted to share our first impressions on the new top offer in Realme's increasingly inflated product portfolio. Here's our Realme X hands-on.

Realme X: X factor

The smartphone industry's current rope war between $ 1,000 + handsets with luxury decorations and ultra-budget devices packed with premium features has largely recognized the value of money.

The Realme X takes it to the limit with a trio of hardware benefits that you think would not have a place at a phone at this price.

Let's start with the most obvious one: the pop-up selfie camera. The Realme X is the latest mobile phone of the broader BBK family – OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Realme – to sport a motorized camera, and this is also by far one of the cheapest.

Realme X pop-up selfie camera

The pop-up camera is located in the middle of the phone's top edge, which says Realme is consciously deciding to "deliver more natural selfies." Realme claims elevation takes 0.7 seconds. It feels like a fair reading based on my time with the phone, although it takes a little longer than I hope to pull it back to converting the camera mode.

If you are worried, the design may be cheaper than other phones with pop-up cameras. Realme says the mechanism is tested for over 200,000 cycles and is protected by sapphire glass. It also automatically recovers when you drop your phone, thanks to the phone's built-in sensors. In this regard, the Realme X works just like the brand new one OnePlus 7 Pro.

The Realme X offers flagship features at a midpoint price point.

All this leads to another great advantage that Realme X has over its competitors. With no selfie camera to cope with Realme X, its screen maximizes Real Estate with a 6.53 inch screen and an impressive 91.2% screen-to-body ratio.

It is also Realme's first mobile phone with an AMOLED screen, although it matches the 2.340 x 1.080 resolution and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio that is on the recent Realme 3 Pro. The performance is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Although it may not have been the smallest bottom I've ever seen on a pop-up phone, it's still insignificant enough to call it a true full-screen phone and it gets a lot of bright with satisfactorily deep blacks.

Realme X in-display fingerprint sensor

The final surprise inclusion is an in-display fingerprint sensor and based on my short time with the phone, it's a surprisingly good one. Realme has the Realme X equipped with the latest Goodix sensor capable of analyzing more than a thousand features and boasting an extensive range for more accuracy. It seems as if it has paid off because it rarely recognized my thumb and is lightning fast.

Realme X: High class hardware

Realme X playing movie

These flagship aping features would be meaningless without a solid base, and fortunately, the Realme X has solid foundations.

The Realme X is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 SoC What we already know is a good fit for Realme's architecture impressed in Realme 3 Pro. It is supported by 4GB, 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage, although it varies almost by region.

Read more: Realme X specifications

Even at the lowest SKU, the Realme X recently outperformed the start and cost Google Pixel 3a series. This is especially true for gamers thanks to the Adreno 616 GPU. Gamers will also be happy to hear that Realme X uses refrigeration technology to keep things cool and smooth, while software modes, Hyperboost 2.0 and Game Boost 2.0, are used to optimize performance for games. PUBG Mobile. There is even a game room feature for storing all your games in one place and game assistant that lets you manage notifications during an extended play session and takes action on the screen.

Realme X display top

The Realme X also supports Dolby Atmos for mobile with different modes for gambling and music. Unfortunately, despite the very long grid around the earpiece, you only get a single, upside-down speaker that for some reason is over 50 percent volume.

There is also a headphone jack at the bottom for those who still rock wired headphones. It sits alongside USB C port – again a first for Realme after refusing to soften Micro-USB for so long.

If there's an area of ​​overall hardware experience, I'm having trouble with battery life. Realme phones have always been champions of endurance, combination of low power, efficient processors and large batteries.

Realme X ports

Under normal circumstances, the 3,765mAh cell will be impressive, but Realme X hopes to bank in China, India and emerging markets where 4000mAh + batteries are the norm. Combine it with the AMOLED screen and things can get dicey if you hope to extend the battery in a second day.

At least you know it will get back to full control quickly with support for Oppo's VOOC 3.0, 20W fast loading technology, taking the phone from just over half full in about 30 minutes.

Realme X: a flagship camera?

Realme X back camera

The recent launch of Pixel 3a has increase the level of competition for mid-range smartphone cameras, but the Realme X should give it proper competition.

Let's start with the pop-up front camera. The 16MP camera is a Sony IMX471 sensor with a f / 2.0 aperture and quad-bayer pixel binning for better low light performance. Realme inherited a love of beauty modes from Oppo and there are many beautifying options here, all enhanced by AI that lets you smooth all your wrinkles and scars by exploring 296 different points of recognition. There is even a group of selfie beauty if you want to make all your friends and family look like creepy manikins too.

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On the other hand, the Realme X sports the same 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor found on the OnePlus 7 series and Oppo Reno, though with a few tweaks.

The 1 / 2.0-inch sensor uses four-in-one pixel binning and has a f / 1.7 aperture, and works with a 5MP secondary depth sensor.

While the Realme X's camera shares feature features with its BBK chin, there is much less versatility in general, since there is no wide-angle lens or telephoto lens to play around. It also does not have the Snapdragon 855Its superior image signal processor, but the Snapdragon 710's Spectra 250 ISP means the phone is capable of delivering quality shots with fast post-processing.

The Realme X camera must be able to give the Google Pixel 3a proper competition.

Realme's Chroma Boost feature also comes back for help capturing images through the Realme X's AI engine, as well as real-time AI scene recognition for up to 16 scenes and objects, and a retooled portrait. . Video also gets an upgrade with support for 960fps / 720p and 120fps / 1080p slow-mo.

Realism X: Price, availability and packing

Realme X on a bank

The Realme X comes in Steam White or Punk Blue which, like Realme 3 Pro, adds a shiny effect to the back plastic. It's not going to challenge Huawei/honor"S gradients or the mirror gloss of Samsung Galaxy flagships, but it's a nice aesthetic touch.

The Realme X also runs Android Pie out-of-the-box, but you'll have to struggle with the brand's record on Uploads ColorOS, a lot of people can look down on its faux-iOS and complicated menus.

Realme launched 10 phones in just 12 months, and Realme X could be the best.

At a later time, we'll be looking at the Realme X in more detail. For now, it feels like an incredibly strong supply of the emerging Chinese brand that once again delivers premium features at a bad low price. It's probably more than ever with Realme X, starting with just 1.499 yuan ($ 218/195 euros / 15.332 rupees) is an absolute steal.

We are still waiting for full details for availability outside of China, but it seems likely that we will see the phone in India and perhaps in selected regions in Europe. Keep an eye on it Android Authority For more information please contact us.

What do you think of the Realme X? Let us know in the comments.