realme X (8GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 19,999 announced

launchComing Soon!

67.6

excellence score

91.2

value for money score

Will be available from: 24 July, 2019

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 9 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Beautiful, 'shimmering' rear (plastic) panel, and a modern, notch-less 6.5-inch OLED screen
  • The notch-less display spans almost edge to edge, with a pop-up selfie camera mechanism
  • Fairly fast in-display fingerprint reader

Display

  • Very good 6.5-inch OLED screen - colors are lively, with deep blacks
  • The lack of a notch really helps make the screen appear immersive, and consuming content on the screen is a pleasure

Software

  • ColorOS UI is now much more streamlined than before - there’s also now an app drawer, and a useful shortcut menu accessed by swiping from the sides
  • The gesture navigation is nice and intuitive too

Performance

  • Very good performance backed by the powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset - everything from daily use to high-end games is smooth
  • GPU performance is an especially strong point of the Snapdragon 710, so if you are into gaming, the phone tends to comfortably outperform rivals

Camera

  • Excellent set of dual rear cameras (48MP+5MP) and front camera (16MP)
  • Very good overall image quality in daylight, and fairly good quality in low-light as well
  • Night mode is pretty effective too
  • Very good portraits
  • Pretty great selfies too, from the 16MP front camera
  • Realme’s EIS does a solid job of stabilization during videos at up to 1080p/30fps
  • Support for 4K video recording (without EIS though)
  • Overall, the Realme X is arguably the best camera setup of this price bracket now, even beating the excellent cameras on the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro - and is in fact comparable to cameras in phones at twice the price

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3750 mAh cell - you will comfortably get a day of use, even with heavy usage
  • The class-leading VOOC fast-charging nicely complements the long battery life - it fills a completely depleted battery in 1:18h and it's at the 50% mark 30 minutes into it - which are some excellent numbers

Verdict

  • The Realme X looks like an incredible value package, no matter how you look at it, and will inevitably disrupt its price bracket in a big way - what you get is top-end specs, a 'full screen' AMOLED display with a pop-up selfie camera, very good performance, an excellent set of cameras, and super fast charging - you can't ask for more

Expert Reviews

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  1. A mature, well-rounded smartphone with few flaws and plenty to like about it...easily recommended
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Great value
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. At this price, you will be hard-pressed to find a better deal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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realme X (8GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android Q
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.53 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Pedometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3765 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight191 gm
Thickness8.6 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; PDAF; Sony IMX 586 Sensor; 1/2.0" Sensor Size
  • 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/120fps; 720p@960fps
  • Gyro-EIS
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Motorised Pop-up Camera
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 25mm Focal Length (wide)
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • Sony IMX 471 Sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM + GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dolby Atmos

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