Realme X3 SuperZoom First Impressions

The brand new Realme X3 sequence is all about offering a flagship smartphone expertise, with a robust deal with the cameras, whereas conserving the pricing as aggressive as potential. Realme has simply introduced the X3 and X3 SuperZoom smartphones, and as we speak, we’ll take a fast first take a look at the latter.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom boasts of a periscope-style telephoto digicam, which we have often seen in telephones that price much more. It permits 60x hybrid zoom, which is spectacular given the cellphone’s pricing. There are additionally loads of different flagship-level options resembling a 120Hz show, quick RAM and storage, a strong processor, and quick charging.

We begin with the design. Other than the Realme X (Evaluate), which had a pop-up selfie digicam, most of Realme’s line-up follows comparable design rules. The place Realme does innovate is within the patterns on the backs of its telephones. Each new mannequin has a barely totally different end or design on the again, which helps maintain issues recent. Realme despatched me the Arctic White color of the X3 SuperZoom, which I feel seems actually good. The matte end has a satin-like texture, and the hues change subtly relying on the angle you take a look at it. It truly jogs my memory quite a lot of the OnePlus 6 Silk White version.

Construct high quality appears excellent too, and there are rounded corners and edges throughout, so the X3 SuperZoom is snug to carry. It’s a bit massive and heavy although, weighing 202g. Button placement is handy, and the X3 SuperZoom has a capacitive fingerprint sensor within the energy button on the best, which works as anticipated.

Realme has skipped the in-display sensor since this cellphone has an LCD panel, slightly than an AMOLED one. The show in query is a 6.6-inch panel, with a full-HD+ decision and a 120Hz refresh fee. That is the best refresh fee but on a Realme machine.

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The Realme X3 SuperZoom has a periscope-style telephoto digicam


Within the little time I spent utilizing the X3 SuperZoom, I noticed that the show can get actually vibrant and hues are punchy. Nonetheless, to actually take pleasure in any content material, the brightness degree must be pushed fairly excessive. When utilizing this cellphone indoors at medium to low brightness, the display screen feels slightly boring.

Realme UI feels snappy and fluid because of the excessive refresh fee, and I might be testing this additional with video games too, so maintain a watch out for the total evaluate, coming quickly.

A part of the snappiness of Android additionally has to do with the processor. The X3 SuperZoom makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which is presently the quickest non-5G SoC for Android telephones on the market. Realme additionally claims that this cellphone can push out the best AnTuTu rating, in comparison with every other cellphone with the identical chip. Up to now, the SoC has been performing effectively and I have not observed any heating issues, however I am going to have my last report about this within the full evaluate.

I am utilizing the top-end variant, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is priced at Rs. 32,999. There’s additionally a cheaper model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 27,999. You get dual-SIM help however no choice to increase the storage.

Different options embody a 4,200mAh battery with 30W ‘Dart Cost’ quick charging, a single bottom-firing speaker, and help for the same old wi-fi and navigation programs. I do want Realme had included the sooner 50W charging and stereo audio system that you simply get with the Realme X2 Professional (Evaluate).

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The Realme X3 SuperZoom packs in loads of high-end options, for its comparatively low worth


Okay, let’s get to the principle celebration trick of the X3 SuperZoom — the periscopic zoom digicam. The general digicam setup is just like what you get on the Realme X50 Professional 5G (Evaluate), with the principle change being the telephoto digicam. Realme has used an 8-megapixel sensor with a periscope-style lens, the type you get on the Huawei P30 Professional (Evaluate) and Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely (Evaluate). It’s able to a powerful 5x optical zoom, and may go all the best way to 60x hybrid zoom. I nonetheless have quite a lot of testing to do, however the preliminary samples I’ve shot positively look promising. It’s going to be enjoyable to see how the Realme X3 SuperZoom compares to the OnePlus Eight Professional (Evaluate) and Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Evaluate).

The opposite rear cameras are a 64-megapixel main digicam, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. For selfies, there are 32-megapixel principal and 8-megapixel wide-angle cameras.

Realme has additionally added new options within the digicam app. There are actually a number of settings inside Evening mode to select from, together with one thing referred to as Starry mode. Just like the Google Pixel 4’s Astrophotography mode, Realme claims that it will permit you to seize stars within the sky, constellations, and many others. A transparent night time sky is a prerequisite for such a shot, so i hope that the rain gods are form to me whereas I will be testing this out over the subsequent few days.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom begins at Rs. 27,999, which is a really aggressive worth when you think about your entire bundle on provide. We might be testing its cameras, battery life, and total efficiency additional over the subsequent few days, so keep tuned for the total evaluate, coming quickly.

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