Realme turned up its mobile devices portfolio by a notch when the Realme X was released in July 2019. The name is a play on the Roman numerals as X stands for ten and it is the tenth device being produced by Realme. Moreover, the Realme X ships with new features that are not included in previous Realme products. As a result, with the Realme X, we’ll be getting a huge 6.53″ OLED screen, flashy pop-up camera, and many more. We’ll be taking a deeper look at what makes the Realme X review stand out and why it should probably be on your next wishlist.
Realme X Key Specifications
- Display: 6.53 inches, Super AMOLED
- Colour: Steam white, Punk Blue
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, Realme UI
- Processor: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 616
- RAM: 4/6/8GB
- Storage: 64/128GB RAM
- Camera: – Front camera (single) 16 MP – Back camera (dual) 64 MP
- Network: 2G/3G/4G
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano)
- Bluetooth: Yes v5.0
- Battery: Li-Po 3765 mAh
Design and Display
The Realme X goes for gold in the display category as it shows off the rare notch-less display. Firstly, this eliminated the camera cut-out completely giving you 100% use of the OLED screen with zero obstructions. It offers a high-resolution 1080×2340px giving us Full HD+ coupled with 394ppi density which literally brings your screen to life with a burst of vivid colors. Secondly, we get max brightness at 448nits, which is extremely high and as a result, a sunny day has nothing on the Realme X. Although the notch-less display is highly appreciated, everyone is still curious about where the camera is located. The selfie cam is a centered pop-up module that has been reinforced with sapphire glass.
In addition, the optical fingerprint sensor is located under the display, thanks to the OLED screen that allows it to be integrated perfectly. Moreover, on the flip side, the camera island is centered, unlike other Realme devices which have it on the side. In addition, the modules bear trademark yellow accents as their predecessors. The earpiece can be found in a sleek slit on the top of the device while the bottom sports the 3.5mm headphone jack and the brand new USB C port which is a massive improvement. Finally, the Realme X comes at only 191g with a thickness of 9.44mm which is fairly stable and makes the X quite sturdy to handle.
Camera of Realme X
The Realme X sports a dual-camera setup that delivers maximum quality. The main snapper makes use of the Sony IMX586 sensor which is a 48MP Quad Bayer variety with a 1/2″ pixel size and 0.8µm pixel pitch. It also offers an f/1.7 aperture with a 26mm-equivalent lens. But unlike most devices that use the Sony sensor, the Realme X lacks optical image stabilization. Additionally, the second camera is a 5MP depth sensor to assist in bokeh shooting and we get an f/2.4 aperture lens on it.
Moreover, the Realme X offers AI scene detection with which it adjusts all camera settings with respect to the recognized scene. It can recognize food, snow, pets, sunsets, grass, and many others. The camera has three main shooting modes that you can choose from Photo, Portrait, and Video. Embedded in the hamburger menu are extra shooting modes such as Expert which allows for manual tweaks, Pano, Time-lapse, Slow-mo, and Nightscape. The Realme offers only digital zooming as there is no telephoto lens on the device. The top-mounted mechanical snapper conceals a 16MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture lens and fixed focus. Similar to contemporary devices, there are a lot of photo-enhancing options like skin smoothing and face thinning. Additionally, with respect to the pop-up mechanism, the company promises the mechanism is good for about 200,000 iterations which gives us a working lifespan of about 2 years.
Battery and Performance
The Realme X runs on the Snapdragon 710 which promises quicker executions and computation. Although we have 4GB – 8GB RAM variants, the internal storage is either 64GB or 128GB, giving users a lot of storage for important files and memories. Additionally, the Snapdragon chip works with an Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) to deliver steady and reliable processing.
The Realme X is powered by a 3,765mAh battery. With resilient endurance, it clocked at 28hrs when calling, 12hrs while surfing the net, and 16 hrs when watching videos. In conclusion, it adds up to a total endurance rating of 86hrs which is very commendable at 3765mAh of capacity.
Realme X is up to date with the latest trends. We get the essential 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity. In addition, we have GPS capability via A-GPS, GLONASS, and BDS. For wired connectivity, we get to use the USB Type-C.
Price and Availability
The Realme X is available for sale at local retail stores nationwide. It can also be found in online stores for purchase. The Realme X is being sold at a price of about NGN 77,000 – NGN 82,000.
Realme X is an amazing choice for anyone looking for serene aesthetics in a mobile device. The crafty notch-less display and complimentary pop-up camera give the Realme X a very sophisticated look and feel which is a beauty to behold. Moreover, it does not lack in any of the major areas such as processing power and camera quality, with the only minor letdown bring the less-than-average battery capacity (the Realme 5 Pro takes care of this). Nevertheless, the Realme X is a proven champ in the mid-range category and it is worth your consideration as your next device.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Realme X Review
Is Realme X good or bad?
The large size of the phone makes it a little cumbersome to use but other than that, the build quality is great and performance is very good. Apps and games run smoothly too, without any heating issues.
What is the battery life of Realme X?
In darkness, the screen flashes brightly for a brief moment, which is enough for the camera to authenticate you. Even with heavy use of the camera, the Realme X is still able to deliver solid day-long battery life. The 3,765mAh battery lasted for 14 hours and 28 minutes in our battery loop test, which is a good sign.
What is the name of the camera in Realme X?
Sony IMX586. The Sony’s 48MP primary camera sensor at the rear of realme X is truly a power within.