Review of Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme also tells us what's in its stable, and where new products blend into the current roster. Now with the X3 SuperZoom, it's a bit more of that-is it an X2 Pro successor, or does it replace the plain X2 while an X3 Pro is scheduled for the very near future? Or is it an immediate term model to bridge the time gap while still putting together a pair of X4s? Or maybe it's a step to the side of the X2s, but Realme felt the need to push the number since it comes out some 7 months after them? We are going to seek to identify the position of the X3 SuperZoom under the sun while we push forward with the analysis.
Let's begin with that bit of SuperZoom. The name is influenced by the phone's telephoto camera, and it's the five-fold zoom periscope lens that sets it apart from all the other Realmes-none of which have a telephoto screen, sticking to a regular 2x device. Then, a standout feature warrants a prominent moniker.
Does SuperZoom zoom in count? They may not have intended it this way, but the phone still comes with a few front-facing cameras, one of them ultra-wide. For Realme, it is not a first, with both the cheaper 6 Pro and the pricier X50 Pro getting a second selfie shooter, but it does not hurt the X3 either.
They just couldn't call it the X3 SuperZoom LCD, could they? While the periscope makes the phone special in the Realme roster, the non-OLED display does, not necessarily in a good way, make the SuperZoom stick out among all the other Xs. However, OLEDs also have their critics, and they'll be happy to learn that the LCD of this Realme is 120Hz worthy-we'll talk more about it later.
In addition to the display screen, another option that has budgeting and market differentiation written in it is the option of chipset-last year 's Snapdragon 855 + comes in cheaper than the new 865 and leaves sufficient space to warrant the quality premium of the X50 Pro while still remaining strong enough.
Specification of Realme X3 SuperZoom
Body: 163.8x75.8x8.9mm, 202g; Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, glass back, plastic frame; Glacier Blue, Arctic White color options.
Screen: 6.6" IPS LCD, FHD+ (1080x2400px) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 399 ppi.
Camera: Primary: 64MP Quad-Bayer, 0.8µm pixel size, 1/1.72" sensor size, 26mm equivalent focal length, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF; Ultra-wide: 8MP, 1.12µm, 1/4.0", 16mm, f/2.3, fixed focus; Telephoto: 8MP, 124mm periscope lens, f/3.4, PDAF, OIS; Macro: 2MP, 1.75µm, f/2.4, fixed focus.
Front camera: Primary: 32MP, 0.8µm, 1/2.8", 26mm, f/2.5, fixed focus; Ultra-wide: 8MP, 1.12µm, 1/4.0", 16mm, f/2.2, fixed focus.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm): Octa-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) CPU, Adreno 640 GPU.
Memory: 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB, no microSD card slot.
OS: Android 10, Realme UI.
Battery: 4,200mAh, 30W Dart Charge.
Connectivity: 4G LTE; Dual SIM; Dual-band Wi-Fi, Buetooth 5.0, dual-band GPS, USB Type-C 2.0.
Misc:Side-mounted fingerprint sensor; single, bottom-firing loudspeaker.
You might notice a few other characteristics in the list above. The X3 SuperZoom has no memory card slot whilst the X2 vanilla has one, but not the X2 Pro or the X50 Pro. It's not a Consumer issue either-the app will include the 6 Consumer lower in the list.
Speaking of, as with the 6 Pro, the SuperZoom has just one mic-the higher-ranking Xs have stereo setups. Only 30W charging assistance made the cut too, although faster models come with the X2 Pro and the X50 Pro, but in this case 30 isn't half bad.
Realme X3 SuperZoom unboxing
The X3 SuperZoom comes in the same yellow package that is easily identifiable as the last set of Realmes we have recently had in for analysis. The contents also match what we have come to expect.
You get a 30 watt strong adapter that Realme named Dart and a cable to go with it-you need these parts to easily charge the SuperZoom because they have patented wiring. In addition, Realme is bundling a protective soft silicone case. The kit holds no speakers.