Our Opinion

The realme X3 SuperZoom (12GB RAM, 256GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 20, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme X3 SuperZoom (12GB RAM, 256GB)!

Huawei Honor 20  realme X3 SuperZoom (12GB RAM, 256GB) 
Huawei Honor 20 realme X3 SuperZoom
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Excellence Score
56.3
69.3
Value for Money Score
57.2
70.5
Price ₹ 32,999 onwards ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2019 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.26 inches 6.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 412 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 399 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 120 HzSuper High
Display Features Camera Punch-hole N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.6 GHz 2.96 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #13 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB 12 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 28mm Focal Length (Wide); 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultrawide); 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (Wide); Dedicated Macro Camera, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; Gyro-EIS 64MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/3.4 Aperture; 124mm Focal Length; Periscope Telephoto Lens; PDAF; OIS; 5x Optical Zoom, 8MP: f/2.3 Aperture; 119-degree Field-of-view; 16mm Focal Length; Utra-wide Lens; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Lens, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected], EIS
Secondary Camera 32MP 32MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR, Video: [email protected], Gyro-EIS 32MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 105-degree Field-of-view; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, EIS
Internal Memory 128 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.87 mmMedium 8.9 mmMedium
Weight 174 gmMedium 202 gmHeavy
Width 74.0 mmOk for one-handed use 75.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 4200 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 22.5W SuperCharge (50% in 30 mins) Yes, 30W VOOC Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 22.5W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration UFS 3.0 Storage; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, attractive design - with a outer glass shell that has a beautiful gradient design - this is certainly of the best looking budget flagships at the moment
  • The front feels modern, and cutting edge too, with an 'all screen' experience, and the front camera accommodated into a modern 'hole-punch', much like the Galaxy S10 series
  • The phone feels quite lightweight and compact, and fits well in hands
  • The tactile feedback of the power button and volume keys is good
  • The physical fingerprint scanner mounted on the power button is fast/responsive
  • Face unlock is very quick too
  • Crisp, vivid 6.26-inch full-HD+ display - with good sunlight legibility
  • Honor's Magic UI is feature-rich, and one the highly customized Android UIs
  • Top-notch flagship performance, with the powerful Kirin 980 at the core (lies somewhere between Snapdragon 845 and 855 in benchmarks) - you will get butter smooth performance, no matter what you throw at the phone
  • Excellent quad-lens module on the rear - virtually the same as the amazing camera setup on the Huawei P30 Pro - except that it has a depth sensing lens, instead of a zoom lens on the P30 Pro
  • There is a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor along with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, an 2-megapixel depth assist and lastly a 2-megapixel macro sensor - the last sensor allows users to take images in closest (4cms) proximity possible
  • You will get some incredible photos in daylight, especially with AI-scene detection enabled - the shots have great details, contrast levels, brightness and sharpness - and the HDR is easily class-leading
  • Low-light photography is very good too, and again, segment leading
  • The 32-megapixel selfie shooter is very good too
  • Overall, the camera setup on the Honor 20 is excellent for the price bracket, is comparable to the best of flagship camera phones, and is definitely a notch ahead of OnePlus 7, which will likely be its primary competitor
  • Very good battery life with a solid 3750mAh battery, plus a power efficient chip - you will comfortably get a day of use, even with heavy usage
  • 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging support - it charges a cool 20 percent in 15 minutes, and 100 percent in 1.5 hours - which is pretty impressive
  • Overall, Honor is really taking the fight to the OnePlus camp here, and presenting a more-than-worthy alternative to the OnePlus 7 - if you prefer a stock like Android approach, or really want an AMOLED screen, then OnePlus 7 would still be your go-to, but if you are looking to have the best design and camera instead, take a good hard look at the excellent Honor 20
  • The design of the Realme X3 SuperZoom is identical to the Realme 6 Pro - it looks elegant and beautiful (though, the plastic frame and overused design might not be of everyone's taste)
  • The dual hole-punch cutout at the front gives the phone a modern appearance
  • Fingerprint Sensor is embedded in the unlock button and it is quick (though, it is a bit unreliable)
  • Good 6.6-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display - it gives off quite punchy, and vivid colours (though, an AMOLED display would be appreciated at this price)
  • The 120Hz refresh rate on the Realme X3 SuperZoom makes for a smooth and seamless visual experience
  • Brightness levels are more than sufficient for outdoor use
  • Software is one place where Realme has taken a big leap, the Realme UI is easy to use - it is also packed with features such as app cloning, Google Assistant, a gaming mode, digital wellbeing, and contactless payments among others - there are some more interesting and useful features like Realme Dual-Mode Audio, which allows you to connect a Bluetooth and a wired headset at the same time to listen to music on the smartphone
  • Excellent performance for the price - the Snapdragon 855 Plus is a powerful chip, so as expected, general usage and multitasking is handled superbly - gaming performance is nothing to scoff at, the phone handles heavy games like PUBG at the highest settings with ease
  • Good quad cameras for the price - there's a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, an 8MP periscope telephoto camera, and a 2MP macro camera
  • Daylight photos from the SuperZoom's main cam are very good - it captures a lot of fine detail and processes it in a natural manner, so it doesn't have an artificial look
  • The 8MP ultra-wide angle cam turns in a solid performance too, with good detail and wide dynamic range
  • The telephoto camera of the Realme is the real standout feature - it can zoom up to 5x optically and captures sharp and detailed images with high contrast - colours and dynamic range are praiseworthy as well
  • Portraits are good too, the blur quality is nice and the intensity is just right
  • Very good dual selfie cameras, 32MP primary and 8MP Ultra-wide - 32MP camera of the Realme X3 SuperZoom takes really good selfies with a ton of detail and the wide-angle camera is great for taking a group selfie
  • Very good battery life with the 4200 mAh cell - the SuperZoom delivers a solid day and a half of battery life, even with heavy usage
  • The bundled 30W fast charger is very quick and manages to charge the battery from zero to about 90 per cent in an hour
  • The X3 Superzoom is a pretty good buy for its price - the display is great for an LCD, performance is solid, and battery life is excellent and the cameras are good enough
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The glass body however, like all glass bodies, is slippery, and attracts fingerprints easily - so you will probably be using a case
  • It is not AMOLED though, so the quality is not quite as punchy as the OnePlus 7
  • If you are an Android purist, and prefer stock like Android and minimal bloat, you should look elsewhere
  • The Realme X3 SuperZoom is quite chunky at 8.9mm and a bit heavy at 202g
  • Low-light photos from the Realme X3 SuperZoom aren't quite as good, images from the main cam are on the soft side and quite noisy too - Night mode improves things a bit but the quality of the shots is still not exciting
  • The macro lens doesn't really excel at what it is supposed to do, the detailing of the images is low because of the very low 2MP resolution (though, it help take closer shots of smaller subjects)
  • Overall, the Realme X3 SuperZoom offer versatile cameras, but they are inconsistent and a bit unreliable to be the go-to shooter in your pocket
  • No headphone jack
Expert Reviews
  1. Great all-rounder
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Beautifully balanced, excellent value phone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A very capable phone..the Honor 20 impressed us
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. An impressive all-round package and an excellent affordable alternative to Huawei P30 Pro
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive piece of hardware, at an attractive price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Honor's pedigree for delivering competent mid-range phones shines through, but the Honor 20 falls behind its superior competition
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Impressive smartphone..but there is strong competition from the likes of OnePlus 7 & Asus 6z
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A mid-range marvel....we'd definitely recommend you take a look at the Honor 20 if you're seeking an affordable yet capable flagship phone
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. I see little reason to not go for the Honor 20 as a great alternative to the mainstream offerings
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A fantastic premium smartphone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. This is a phone that can take on far pricier flagships...impressive balance of features to price
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Because of the sum of its design, specs and overall performance, Honor 20 is quite simply one of those rare devices that's very difficult to ignore...Excellent value for money
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A great all-rounder with no obvious weak areas
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  14. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  15. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. zdnet.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. If value the 5x periscope zoom above everything else, the X3 SuperZoom meets those demands
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A high-zoom smartphone camera for everyone
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Periscope Zoom On A Budget
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A worthy flagship competitor to the OnePlus 7T
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Super zoom, Super speed
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Camera is the X factor
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Big display, easy to use with one hand, powerful periscope lens
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A killer camera, stacks of storage and ample power for the price
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. Realme has delivered an impressive set of specifications, with compromises made in all the right places
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Really about the cameras!
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The feature to price ratio is well balanced with X3 SuperZoom
    tech.hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Realme delivered the POCO F2 we were screaming for
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. This might be one of the best bang-for-your-buck phones at this price
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
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  19. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
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