Realme’s plainly got its sights set on the ‘sub-OnePlus’ segment of the market. On the off chance that you need power and megapixels, yet cannot exactly legitimize burning through £549 on the OnePlus 8 however, the Realme X3 SuperZoom could be the one. The Realme X3 Superzoom’s principal selling point is that 5-x optical zoom camera. The 64MP primary sensor joins with 2019 flagship power, piles of RAM and capacity, and a broad 6.6in screen that is as sleek as an iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 at 120Hz.
The cherry on top truly is that cost – £469! Indeed, there is no 5G here, yet on paper, you won’t locate a superior smartphone camera for less cash.
The X3 Superzoom’s least flagship include is its design. In contrast to the OnePlus 8, for instance, which totally rations camera power for premium glass and metal, the Realme X3 has a plastic edge and feels a smidgen hollow.
The phone’s secured where it really matters – the screen is a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5, and there’s likewise glass around the back. In evident Realme convention, the phone additionally transports with a reasonable plastic case in the container.
The X3 is a major phone, with a 6.6in screen, and a profundity of practically 9mm. There’s a camera knock (not out of the ordinary given the periscope zoom), volume catches on the left, a power button on the right, which is additionally a fingerprint scanner, and a USB-C port at the base. Close by the USB port sits a mono speaker, and there’s no headphone jack here.
Realme calls the phone water-safe, yet with no IP-rating, you aren’t secured for a particular spillage or dunking situation. There’s likewise a double front camera cut out of the screen on the upper right, lodging an incredible 32MP selfie snapper and an average ultrawide 8MP module. It’s a major cut out, so is something of a design proclamation in of itself that you’ll likely need to figure out how to cherish.
Eventually, the X3 Superzoom’s design carries out the responsibility, and in particular, it fills in as a good canvas to appreciate that smooth screen on. At 120Hz, this £469 phone’s screen coordinates the revive pace of the OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and premium tablets like the iPad Pro.
That isn’t to state the screen on the Realme X3’s quality is up to those referenced above, however, it’s unquestionably top tier at the cost. Misguided, it’s an LCD board, so doesn’t convey the profundity and punch OLED screens, as found on the OnePlus 8.
Thus, on the off chance that design and display are of principal significance to you, at that point OnePlus likely makes the sub-£600 phone you ought to go for. All things considered, with adequate 6.6in size, decent 1080 x 2040 Goals, and iPhone 11-beating 400 pixels-per-inch sharpness, it totally carries out the responsibility.
Review angles are better than average, and brilliance is reasonable – sensible in direct sunlight. The main events it missed the mark was the point at which we were watching content in dull situations, as the LCD tech can’t nail climate and dim hues like OLEDs can.
The Realme X3 Superzoom is interesting, to the extent that it features a periscope camera at a sub £500 cost. It likewise packs a similar principle camera as the Realme X2 Pro – a 64MP sensor, 26mm focal point combo with an f/1.8 opening.
Zoom or no zoom, which is as of now a strong exertion at the cost. That namesake camera, the 5x superzoom checks in with a goal of 8MP, optical image adjustment, and an f/3.4 gap. The phone’s ultra-wide camera additionally sports 8MP goals and a 119° field of view, while the fourth and last rear camera is a low-res, 2MP fixed-center macro snapper, which you’ll likely need to keep away from.
The Realme X3’s chipset is out and out an oldie but a goodie; it’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2019’s 855 Plus, and there is not anything amiss with it.
After the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm’s chips have gotten so great; you don’t generally clock slowdown on phones pressing them. Joined with the X3 Superzoom’s plush screen, and convenient gaming modes, it feels as quick as any flagship today.
Even better, Realme loads up the X3 with 256GB capacity and 12GB RAM – that is past what we’d ever expected at a phone of this cost. There is no headphone jack or 5G, yet in the event that you can live without those – and we’re speculating a great many people can, you do get NFC, nippy UFS 3.0 capacity, and the most recent rendition of Realme’s aptly named interface – Realme UI.