The Realme X3 super zoom comes in as one of the successors to the Realme X2 Series of smartphones. It packs in a blend of high-end and mid-range features, which results in an overall package that gives it the leverage to contend with other good valued smartphones within the $500 price range.
Realme Realme X3 Super Zoom Key Specs & Features
- 6.6-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, 399 PPI
- Android 10, Realme UI
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ (7nm+)
- 8GB / 12GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
- 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP Quad Cameras
- 32MP + 8MP Dual Front Camera
- Fingerprint (Side-mounted)
- Fast Charging (30W Capacity)
- 4200mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Realme X3 Super Zoom follows a design trend we have seen on other recently released Realme phones. The continuous reoccurrence of this design accents sort of gives the impression that Realme has become accustomed to offering a familiar design across its smartphone series.
On the rear, we have a glossy finish with a gradient design that brings patches of different shades of the color. This rear panel is home to an array of quad cameras, an LED flash, and the Realme branding.
On the front is a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display which is home to a cut-out that housed dual front-facing cameras. This display has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400, a 120Hz refresh rate and a screen density of 399 PPI
Build property on this smartphone comprises of glass on the rear, plastic on the frame and Gorilla glass 5 upfront.
The Realme X3 Super Zoom packs in a set a capable camera, with the chief of them being its 8MP Pericscope telephoto camera which is capable of 5x optical zoom, similar to what we had on the Oppo Reno 10x zoom.
Other cameras on the rear panel include a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. This setup is capable of shooting 4k videos at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60fps and 720p videos up to 960fps.
Selfies are manned by a dual-camera setup comprising of a 32MP primary camera and an 8MP ultrawide camera. This setup is capable of shooting videos capped at 1080 @ 30fps. It features a Panorama mode for photos.
Hardware and Software
The Realme X3 Super Zoom may not feature the most recent hardware components, but it does give assurance for a near top-notch experience.
Under the hood is last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ which you can also find on smartphones like the Oneplus 7T and the OnePlus 7 Pro. Despite being a product of last year’s innovations, the 855+ processor promises flagship performance, for reasons which are not far fetched.
Also supporting performance is an Adreno 640 GPU, 8GB or 12GB RAM options, 128GB / 256GB internal storage and a non-removable 4200mAh Li-Po battery.
On the software side, we have the Realme user interface running on the Android 10 operating system.
The Realme X3 super Zoom features a USB Type-C port, dual-band Wifi Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Please note that there isn’t a 3.5mm headphone jack and as such private audio listening is done either through a USB-C headphone or via a wireless headphone
Internet connectivity on the Realme X3 Super Zoom is capped at 4G LTE, this means you won’t have the luxury of 5G internet speed. Download and uploads are limited to 4G speed.
Realme X3 Super Zoom Price and Availability
The price of the Realme X3 Super Zoom is around $560 for the maxed out 12GB / 256GB variant, which is about 217,000 Nigerian Naira, 59,645 Kenyan Shillings and 3,242 Ghana Cedi.
The price of the standard 8GB / 128GB wasn’t known as at the time this article was written.
The Realme X3 Super Zoom was announced on May 26, 2020, and is currently available for purchase. It comes in Glacier Blue and Arctic White.
Realme X3 Super Zoom Specs
Here are a few specs of the Realme X3 Super Zoom:
- Platform: Android 10, Realme UI
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
- GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
- Memory: 8GB / 12GB
- Colours: Glacier Blue, Arctic White
- Dimension: 163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 202 g
- SIM Type: Nano
- SIM Count: Dual
- Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 399 PPI
- Screen Protection: Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Wide) f/1.8 + 8MP (periscope telephoto) f/3.4 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.3 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 32MP (Wide) f/2.5 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
- 5G: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Side-Mounted
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Yes, Non-removable 4200mAh Li-Po
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes (18W Capacity)