realme X (8GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 19,999 onwards

launchJul, 2019

60.5

excellence score

85.3

value for money score

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Design

  • Beautiful, 'shimmering' rear (plastic) panel, and a modern, notch-less 6.5-inch OLED screen - easily one of the best looking phones in this price bracket
  • 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
  • ColorOS still has some bloatware though, and is not quite as clean/simple as stock Android

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. It's clear that a lot of thought has been put into the the Realme X...there is very little to complain about
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Affordable, value for money flagship
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Value for money...A worthy Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M40 rival
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Premium smartphones get a solid contender...hard not to recommend
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Highly recommended smartphone from us in the sub-Rs 20,000 price range
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A deal you simply cannot resist
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. At this price, you will be hard-pressed to find a better deal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Great value for money phone
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Fiercely good
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. A safe recommendation
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Flagship killer’s killer...uniquely positioned device that offers great features without many compromises
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Ticks almost all the boxes..a worthy competitor in the mid-range
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. A beautiful smartphone that delights with its performance, imaging quality and vibrant display
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  17. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »

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realme X (8GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.53 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • Eye Care Mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #30 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3765 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight191 gmHeavy
Thickness9.4 mmThick
Width76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
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
  • Super Nightscape
  • Chroma Boost
  • Portrait Mode
  • 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
  • AI Intelligent Beauty
  • Portrait mode
  • HDR
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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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM + GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dolby Atmos

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