Realme X Review: Mighty and Delightful

Realme is coming up with Realme X, a flagship phone in the price segment of less than Rs 20,000. Realme X comes with top notch design, pop-up selfie camera and in-display fingerprint sensor in affordable price range.

Realme X Firsthand Review

There are also many good options in the price segment of less than Rs 20,000, such as the Samsung Galaxy M40, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro. Realme X is going to get a tough challenge with these phones.

Realme X Design:

In addition to the striking look of Realme X, handset’s design looks attractive and premium.  This phone comes with two color variants polar white and space blue. The thickness of the phone is 9.3 millimeters and it weighs 191 grams.

Realme X features a 6.53 inch full-HD + (1080×2340 pixels) OLED display. Its aspect ratio is 19.5: 9 and packs with gorilla glass protection. Phone bezels are very thin around the display and its lower border is slightly thicker.

The sides of the display are not curved, but in total, this phone resembles the OnePlus 7 Pro. Colors are vivid and brightness is also good enough for you to easily read the content in any light.

In Real X, you can find an in-display optical fingerprint sensor for security. It quickly unlocks the phone. You also get five different animations to choose from. The phone comes with with Face Unlock support.

Phone’s front censor is made of sapphire glass that is good for durability. Apart from this, the phone has motion-triggered safety mechanisms which are capable of detecting that if the phone is falling. In that case camera module automatically stops. The bright back panel of the Realme X looks like glass but it is made of polycarbonate.

Phone’s back panel never catches black spots. This time the Realme logo has been placed in the middle of the back panel below the LED flash and two rear cameras. At the bottom of the phone you can find a headphone jack, USB type-c port and single speaker.

The SIM tray is placed in the side with two slots for Nano-SIM cards. Realme X doesn’t allow memory upgrade with SD card. Phone’s box comes with Hard Plastic Case, USB Type C Cable, Wake 3.0 Fast Charger, SIM Eject Tool and Manual for the phone.

Realme X Specifications and Features:

The Realme X is powered by The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. This is the same chipset found in Realme 3 Pro. The Snapdragon 675 processor is very popular in this segment, if compared to this, the CPU performance is a little weak, but it is equipped with better integrated graphics capability.

The price of Realme X starts from Rs 16,999. This price is for 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants. The phone’s 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model will be sold for Rs. 19,999. Realme X comes packed with LPDDR4X RAM and  UFS 2.1 storage.

In addition, Realme X includes Dual 4G, Dual-band 802.11 AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth version 5, GPS, GLONASS and Beidou navigation systems for VOLTE and support for sensors. This phone does not have FM radio. Software is quite up-to-date. Realme X runs on ColorOs 6.0 based Android 9 Pie operating system.

Its interface is exactly the same as we recently saw in reality 3 Pro. When the phone is on standby, you will get an always on display With the help of phone’s OLED panel.

Realme comes with several pre-installed third party apps. You can also uninstall them if you wish to do so. There is also a theme store app to customize the wallpaper and icon.

In the phone, there are also modes of driving and riding mode that silence the notification while driving. Besides the handset also have motion and gesture shortcuts. Realm X has a game space that organizes all your games in one place.

Realme X Performance:

Realme X is a big phone but it is not wide. Sometimes it is difficult to reach the upper part of the phone’s display with one hand but if you enable one-hand mode, it shortens the whole interface.

Realme X draws all the attention to it and it fits easily into the hand. The funny thing is that many people considered it one plus seven pro because the design of both the Realme X and OnePlus 7 Pro is quite identical.

Even after regular gaming Realme X performed well.  The company says that the new gel cooling technology has been used in the phone, which uses copper foil, graphite flex and aluminum alloy to reduce the heat. The Snapdragon 710 processor gives a good gaming performance.

PUBG Mobile was set by default on High Graphics. However, if you are using headphones, you can turn it off. You can choose between different sound modes or just keep it ‘smart’.

The sound comes from the phone and the sound quality is also good. Both the fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock feature in the Realm X fast unlock the phone.

You can use the Face Unlock feature in two ways: either you can wake the screen by pressing the power button, so that the camera module pops up or by swiping on the lock screen.

Realme X provides battery life even when you click good number of pictures or use camera more.

While video streaming, camera use, long gaming sessions and social applications brewing, the phone battery lasts for one and a half days in single charge. Phone Wook 3.0 also supports fast charging and the phone charged ranged from 0 to 93 percent in one hour.

Realme X Camera:

Realme X Review

Realme X comes with two rear cameras– a 48 megapixel Sony IMX 586 primary sensor with F / 1.7 archer and a 5 megapixel secondary camera with an apt / 2.4 aperture. The primary sensor uses a 4-in-1 pixel binding technique that takes four pixels like a pixel to capture more light and it saves 12 MP images.

While capturing the Landscape shots in adequate light, the main camera captures colors and details quite well. There was no shortage of sharpness in the picture. The Realm X works well with HDR and the dynamic range is also good.

On the other hand, the button of chroma boost in viewfinder works to boost colors and brightness. Apart from this, you get a 2x button but it is only for digital zoom. Close-up shots were captured very well. Color tone is undoubtedly a bit warm, but the color and the detail are well captured.

While shooting indoor in the Artificial Lite, the details were captured in the close-up shot. The second sensor helps map the edges of the objects through which the portrait shots look good.

Pictures taken in the darkness lacked at sharpness. You can click pictures in great detail and sharpness using the NightScape mode in the phone. It takes a few seconds to capture the picture, but the picture is captured with bright and better detail.

A 16-megapixel front camera is provided in the pop-up module for selfie and video calling. It also uses pixel binding technology when shooting in portrait mode. It gives the portable shot of 8 megapixels, but while taking a normal selfie and shooting in the knight it shots picture of 16 megapixels.

Colors and details were captured well in the selfie from Realme X. Brightness and Colors are also good in Selfies clicked in low light. If you want, you can add the Bokeh effect to Selfie but it seems artificial but the edge Detection is good.


Though, VivoV15 Pro was the most affordable smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor in our list, but now Realme X is available in a lower price than this. If you are fine with large screen of Realme X, the phone can offer you great features solid performance.