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Realme a sub-brand of Oppo has launched Realme X its new smartphone in July 2019. It can be termed as a premium mid-range device that sports a notch-less super AMOLED display with a pop-up selfie camera. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset takes over the technical sector of the device. And there is a dual camera on the rear side that has a 48MP lens as its primary camera. This phone is powered with a 2.2GHz octa-core processor and comes packed with 3765mAh battery.
Display: The top of the phone features 6.53 inches (16.58 cm) Super AMOLED display that has Full HD+ resolution with 1080 X 2340 pixels. The screen is sharper with the pixel density of 394 pixels per inch and has got the screen ratio of 91.2%. The pop-up camera feature makes the display bezel-less thereby providing full view screen, the sharper screen makes it a treat to watch videos, read, write and browse.
Design: This phone is quite fascinating is its outlook, with the eye-catching 3D pattern. It is designed to make it sit comfortably in hand with the dimensions of 161.2mm X 76.1mm X 9.4mm and weighs 191 grams. Also, it looks brilliant with the amazing color options like Polar White and Space Blue.
Software and Processor: This device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with 2.2GHz octa-core processor. Alongside, it runs on Color OS 6 interface based on Android Pie that provides Breeno voice-assistant. Adreno 616 GPU makes gaming a wonderful experience. The gaming experience is further enriched by the modes in the handset like hyper boost 2.0 and Game boost 2.0.
Battery: The phone houses a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3765mAh. It comes with VOOC 3.0 flash charging feature that tops up the battery in an hour.
Camera: The phone features dual rear camera of 48MP + 5MP lens. 48MP is the main camera with Sony IMX-586 sensor and has a Physical Aperture of F/1.7. This main camera is assisted with a 5MP secondary sensor with F/2.4 Physical Aperture. For the selfies, there rests a unique 16MP pop up front camera with F/2.0 Physical Aperture.
Variants: This handset comes in two different variants. The base variant has the 4GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage, while the high-end variant comes in the combination of 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Price: The 4GB RAM device costs Rs. 16,999, whereas, the one with 8GB RAM is priced at Rs. 19,999.
What’s in the box?
Handset, Travel Adapter, Type C data cable, SIM ejection pin, User Manual with warranty card, IX screen protect film (applied), 1 X case.
|Price in India||Rs. 16,999/-|
|Display||6.53 inches (16.59cm)|
|Performance||2.2GHz octa-core processor|
|Camera||48MP + 5MP|
|Launch date in India||July 2019|
|Launch date||July 2019|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|SIM slots||Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, Dual VoLTE|
|SIM size||SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano|
|Network||4G, 3G and 2G|
|Core details||2.2GHz dual-core with Kryo 360 + 1.7GHz Hexa-core with Kryo 360|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710|
|Colors||Space Blue, Polar White|
|Display type||AMOLED, OLED|
|Screen to body ratio claimed by the brand||91.2%|
|Pixel density||395 PPI|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass v5|
|Screen size||6.53 inches (16.58 cm)|
|Screen resolution||1080 X 2340 pixels|
|Touch screen||Yes, capacitive Touch screen, Multi-touch|
|User available storage||Up to 104GB|
|USB OTG support||Yes|
|Rear camera||48MP + 5MP|
|Front camera||16MP (Pop-up)|
|Physical aperture||F/1.7, F/2.0|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Camera features||Autofocus, Portrait, Panorama, Time-lapse, maximum zoom multiples (10x), slow-motion, PDAF, consecutive capture, Image Stabilizer, SR auto, Front Wide-angle, Beauty filter, Photo management.|
|Quick charging||Yes VOOC, v3.0.|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz)|
|Wi-Fi features||Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB connectivity||The mass storage device, USB charging|
|Network support||4G, 3G, 2G|
Realme a sub-brand of Oppo has inherited a lot of features and Realme X has followed the same steps and has come out with a classic look which is available in premium rate. This new phone which was launched in the month of July has attracted users’ attention with the special and upgraded features in it.
Realme X sports a display screen of 6.53 inches (16.58 cm) with full HD+ quality; it has a resolution of 1080 X 2340 pixels. One of the highlights of this phone is notch-less AMOLED, OLED display that provides immersive screen view experience while seeing the contents on the phone. With the aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and the screen ratio of 91.2%, one can experience the Cinematic View while watching videos. Also, the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display also hides a fingerprint sensor and some camera modules within it.
Coming to the outlook of the phone, Realme x has an elegant design with striking S patterns on it. The eight different processors are used to create a stunning 3D design. This device feels comfortable in the palm with the dimensions of 161.20mm X 76.00mm X 9.4mm and it weighs 191 grams. The glossy phone is available two different color variants of Space Blue and Polar White.
Above all battery is the important feature that everybody is concerned about. To the users’ convenience, this phone is packed with a non-replaceable Li-ion battery having the capacity of 3765mAh and it boasts 15% lower peak temperature, due to which you need not worry about the heating up of the device. Furthermore, the battery supports VOOC 3.0 flash charging, cuts down the charging time thereby allowing the phone to get fully charged 6 times faster than normal charging.
Now let’s talk about the technical part of the phone. As far as the processor is concerned, this device is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core AIE processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, further, it is mated with Adeno 616 GPU that ensures the smoother performance of the phone. The phone runs on Color OS 6 based on Android v9.0 (Pie). Alongside, it also has Hyper Boost 2.0 acceleration engine paired with robust hardware that makes gaming a beast.
This handset is preferable because of its greater RAM. It is available in two variants; both the variants have 128GB storage and vary only in RAM, the base variant has 4GB RAM, while the high-end variant has 8GB RAM, hence you can store all your memories, data, files and also your favorite apps without worrying about the storage. But the fact that it doesn’t support memory card is a disappointing thing.
When it comes to camera it can be said that Realme X has one of the best primary cameras with 48MP main sensor that clicks impressive images, it has a Physical Aperture of F/1.7 and can capture sharper and high-resolution photos, it is combined with 5MP secondary sensor. Both the sensors together enhance the colors in photos as well as avails the ultra HD imaging of night views. This primary camera supports Autofocus, HD video recording, photo portrait, nightscape, time-lapse, chroma boost modes, and many such features. Furthermore, there is a pop-up selfie camera to click awesome selfies. This 16MP camera ultra HD selfies. It takes just about 0.74 seconds to pop up and retract. The pop-up and retraction are based on the fluid mechanism so it works without any glitch. It has a Physical Aperture of F/2.0. The front camera supports autofocus and LED flash.
Coming to data security and unlocking feature this handset has an in-display fingerprint sensor, which features DSP acceleration engine and light compensation solutions that boosts the unlocking time. It also features the face unlock system, so you no need to remember the patterns, password or PINs all the time.
Network connectivity is the most essential thing in any smartphone. To make the connections stronger with the world, this phone supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, EDGE VoLTE, and also it supports 4G, 3G, and 2G networks. It has two SIM slots for nano-SIM cards both the SIM cards support 4G networks.
Finally, this phone has some extra sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass or magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor.
A near competitor to Realme X is Xiaomi Redmi K20 in terms of features and specifications. Let us find out the qualities of both the phones by comparing their features in the below table.
|XIAOMI REDMI K20|
|It sports a display screen of 6.53 inches, resolution of 1080 X 2340 pixels, Color AMOLED screen (16M), with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and an added eye-care mode|
|The display screen is 6.39 inches, 1080 X 2340 pixels, Color AMOLED screen (16M), protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.|
|Powered by octa-core processor having the clock speed of 2.2GHz, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with Adreno GPU 616|
|Powered by octa-core processor having the clock speed of 2.2GHz, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset mated with Adreno GPU 618|
|It has a dual camera of 48MP + 5MP on the rear side, 16MP pop-up camera on the front.|
|It sports triple camera of 48MP + 13MP + 8MP with autofocus on the rear side, 20MP pop-up camera on the front side.|
|It packs a non-removable, 3765mAh, Li-ion battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging|
|Under the hood is a non-removable 4000mAh, Li-Po with 18W fast charging|
|It runs on Android v9.0 (Pie)|
|It as Android v9.0 (Pie)|
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