Realme X – Oppo’s sub-brand; Realme have now joined the pop-up selfie camera party. Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and now Realme are the phone makers taking this pop-up selfie camera thing seriously. The newly released OnePlus 7 Pro also comes with a pop-up selfie camera and so is the Oppo Reno. The Realme X in-house competitor is the Realme 3 Pro also known as the Realme X Lite. While other strong mid-range competitors includes Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Oppo F11 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro.
Realme X Design
The smartphone comes with an elegant gradient plastic unibody with an all-screen display at the front. There is a visible bottom chin though. The dual rear camera with LED flash is positioned at the centre. The phone weighs 191 grams and measures 8.6 mm thick. Even though it’s thick and heavy, it isn’t slippery and should be easy to handle. The fingerprint reader is under the display of the device. Steam white and Punk Blue are two body colours available here.
Dimensions: 161.2 x 76 x 8.6 mm
Weight: 191 grams
Build: Front glass, Plastic unibody
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Steam white, Punk Blue
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos sound
Realme X Display
The era of notch seems to be coming to an end. The Realme X comes with an all-screen display thanks to the trending pop-up selfie mechanism. The all-screen display features 6.53 inches AMOLED touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 394 PPI density. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the display.
Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.53 inches (85.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (394 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
The dual rear camera setup is what we have on this device. The camera features a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture used for bokeh and portrait modes. There is AI scene recognition in this camera. Then we have the motorized pop-up mechanism which brings out a 16 MP f/2.0 shooter when you open the camera app and switch to selfie mode.
Dual: 48 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Single: Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm
The Realme X features the same Snapdragon 710 chipset we saw on the Realme 3 Pro. This chipset delivers high-level performance and it’s one of the best in the mid-range market. The chip comes with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics. The device is available in three RAM variant; 4/6/8GB, which will be paired with either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.
Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 616
Memory: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB
On this device is the latest version of ColorOS (version 6.0) skin with Android 9.0 Pie. The interface isn’t different from Oppo smartphones which also run on ColorOS skin. Though you can expect a lot of unnecessary apps from this UI.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: ColorOS 6.0
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Inside the Realme X is a non-removable Li-Po 3765 mAh battery capacity. The device also supports Oppo’s VOOC flash charge 3.0, which gets you about 55% worth of battery life after just 30 minutes of charging.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3765 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 20W: 55% in 30 min (VOOC 3.0)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Realme X Price