realme X3 (6GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 21,999 onwards

launchJun, 2020

63.2

excellence score

84.2

value for money score

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 4 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • The design of the Realme X3 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)
  • The Realme X3 is quite chunky at 8.9mm and a bit heavy at 202g

Display

  • 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 makes for a smooth and seamless visual experience
  • Brightness levels are more than sufficient for outdoor use

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • Good quad cameras for the price - there's a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, an 12MP telephoto camera, and a 2MP macro camera
  • Daylight photos from the X3'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 can zoom up to 20x hybrid shots and capture good images
  • Portraits are good too, the blur quality is nice and the intensity is just right
  • Good dual selfie cameras, 16MP primary and 8MP Ultra-wide - 16MP camera of the Realme X3 takes decent selfies with a good of detail and the wide-angle camera is great for taking a group selfie
  • Low-light photos from the Realme X3 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 offer versatile cameras, but they are inconsistent and a bit unreliable to be the go-to shooter in your pocket

Audio

  • No headphone jack

Battery

  • Very good battery life with the 4200 mAh cell - the X3 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

Verdict

  • The Realme X3 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

Expert Reviews

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  1. Consider it for its imaging, performance and ease of use
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Realme has done a remarkable job in offering value for money with the X3
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. At this price point, there's a lot to like about the Realme X3 including its solid performance, camera features, and attractive design
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  4. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »

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realme X3 (6GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 399 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate120 HzSuper High
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.96 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 640
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4200 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 30W VOOC Flash Charge, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight202 gmHeavy
Thickness8.9 mmMedium
Width75.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 64MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 12MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 51mm Focal Length; Telephoto; PDAF; 2x 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 Camera16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 16MP: f/2.0 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/3.06" Sensor Size; 1.0um Pixel Size
  • 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 105-degree Field-of-view; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • EIS
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO + QZSS
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • UFS 3.0 Storage

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