RealMe X3 SuperZoom Review with Pros and Cons

Indian Government has increased the GST rates on a smartphone by 18 percent and as per, Realme, this is the reason why RealMe X3 SuperZoom is priced at Rs 27,999. Now, this could be true but it’s not like, the company will tell you why they actually increased the price.

So let’s see in this RealMe X3 SuperZoom Review whether you should consider buying this phone or skip it?

Display Quality

RealMe X had AMOLED display, even RealMe X2 had AMOLED display but this time RealMe went with LCD display. Yes, the RealMe X3 SuperZoom has an LCD panel and there is nothing wrong with LCD panel but what Realme has provided is not acceptable.

RealMe X3 SuperZoom comes with 6.60 inches FHD+ LCD display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. The display density is about 399 PPI but as per recent data, the phone only has 349 PPI density.

Before you say anything, the RealMe X3 SuperZoom is priced at Rs 27,999, and at this price, what RealMe has provided is not worth buying. For example, if you use RealMe X3 SuperZoom under the sunlight then you won’t able to see the screen properly, so the display brightness is not that bright.

Display quality is the biggest down point of RealMe X3 SuperZoom. I don’t care whether the phone has a powerful processor or best camera setup because if you can’t able to use the screen properly then what you gonna do with cameras and processor.

Here, I won’t say whether you should buy this phone or not because we have to explore more stuff. Still, if you won’t direct answer then you can read this article or jump into the verdict area.

Also, the RealMe X3 SuperZoom has a 120Hz screen refresh rate which good option to have but what if display quality is worst then what will you do with a high refresh rate?

Design

The design depends on your personal preference, so I won’t say much here. You have to decide whether you like what RealMe has provided or not?.

One thing I have to say, RealMe needs to change the design now because every single phone from RealMe has the same design whether its 10k phone or 50k phone. It’s hard to say, which is a flagship smartphone and which one is a budget smartphone.

Build Quality

Like Display, build quality is where RealMe did some cost-cutting. On both sides, the phone has corning gorilla glass 5 but on the side edges, realme went with a plastic build. RealMe could have provided metal frame but no, they went with plastic frame.

If you look at POCO X2, this phone has way batter display and build quality then what RealMe has provided with RealMe X3 SuperZoom. For those who don’t know, POCO X2 is priced at only Rs 17,499 while RealMe X3 SuperZoom is priced at Rs 27,999.

Camera Quality

This is where RealMe X3 SuperZoom surprises us. The phone has 64 MP primary sensor, 8MP Periscope Telephoto lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro sensor while on the front side, it has 32MP + 8MP, selfie shooters.

Like everything single RealMe smartphone, this phone produces little be saturated images but I think, this phone has better camera implementation than other RealMe devices.

The phone also has 5X optical zoom and it goes up to 60X digital zoom. Yes, those 60X phones are not useable but hey, it’s good to have this kind of zoom in the smartphone. Now, I won’t say much, you can check out some images which I have added down below. You can check out the original photos here.

Performance

The RealMe X3 SuperZoom is powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC which was last year’s flagship processor. I think you may know how Snapdragon 855 Plus performs.

Benchmark Score

  • AnTuTu: 477905
  • GeekBench: 2579

The RealMe X3 SuperZoom is running on RealMe UI 1.0 which adopted from Color OS 7.0 and based on Android 10. The phone will give you the best possible performance, so there is nothing to worry about performance. You will able to play every single game in RealMe X3 SuperZoom.

Battery Life

The RealMe X3 SuperZoom has a 4,200 mAh non-removable battery with 30W fast charging support. Here I would say, the phone will last for a day but in the end, it depends on your uses.

Here we go “the battery life depends on your phone use if you every day play games for 6 hours then you need to charge a phone in every 6 hours but if you’re like me and don’t use the phone very often then it will last for a day.”

Audio Quality

I don’t know why but the RealMe X3 SuperZoom only has a single bottom-firing speaker. Yes, no stereo speakers on 28k smartphone. Good thing is, it has load sound quality as well as clear sound. My only complaint is, is the company can provide stereo speakers in a budget smartphone then why RealMe can’t provide stereo speakers at 28k.

Also, the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack which means you have to use type-C dongle which you have to buy separately online because Realme didn’t provide type-C dongle in the box.

Things I don’t like

I think you already know, what I don’t like about RealMe X3 SuperZoom. Still, the phone doesn’t have a good quality display and the build quality is not that great.

RealMe could have skipped that 120Hz refresh rate and if they have added AMOLED display and good build then this phone could have a great option but now, I don’t think RealMe X3 SuperZoom is the best option.

That 120Hz doesn’t make any sense now because we don’t have many games that support 90Hz or even 120Hz refresh rate. All the games support the 60Hz display.

Verdict: Is it worth buying?

As I have said in this article that RealMe X3 SuperZoom is not worth buying because it has bad display quality and average build. The phone does have a great camera setup and powerful processor but what you gonna do with those when you won’t have good experience with the display.

Here, I would say, wait for OnePlus Z which will be coming out very soon. In the end, I think you should skip RealMe X3 SuperZoom because it’s not value for money product.

Pros

  • Powerful Snapdragon 855+ Processor
  • Camera implementation
  • Periscope telephoto Lens
  • 120Hz Screen refresh rate, smooth display
  • 30W fast charging

Cons

  • Dim display, low brightness
  • No 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Plastic Frame
  • Bad low-lighting camera result
  • Only Single Speaker

RealMe X3 SuperZoom Full Specifications

SpecificationsRealme X3 SuperZoom
Announced Date25th June 2020
First Sale30th June 2020 via Fipkart IN
Dimensions163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
Display6.60 inches IPS LCD Display
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz refresh rate
Build QualityGlass front, glass back, plastic frame
Resolutions1080 x 2400 pixels
Ram8GB | 12GB
Storage128GB | 256GB
Camera (Rear)64 MP Primary
8 MP Periscope Telephoto
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro
Video Recording (Rear)4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Camera (Front)Dual
32MP Primary
8MP Ultra-Wide
Video Recording (Front)1080p@30fps
OSRealMe UI 1.0 on top of Color OS 7 based on Android 10
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC (7 nm)
5GNo
GPUAdreno 640
CPUKryo 485
Battery4,200 mAh (non-removable)
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Charging Speed30W Fast charging
Charging Time100% in 55 min ( Marketed by RealMe)
Charging PortType-C
FingerprintSide-Mounted
Weight202 grams
SAR Value
-
Other Features*LPDDR4x Ram
*UFS 3.0 Storage
*60X Super Zoom
*Type-C port
ColorsTwilight Blue and Moonlight White
Performance ScoreAnTuTu: 477905 (v8)
GeekBench: 2579 (v5.1)
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 27,999
8GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 32,999
Available AtBUY@Flipkart

RealMe X3 SuperZoom FAQ

Q: What is the Screen Refresh rate on RealMe X3 SuperZoom?
A: RealMe X3 SuperZoom has 120Hz Screen refresh rate

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom has wireless charging?
A: No, the RealMe X3 SuperZoom does not have the wireless charging support.

Q: What kind of glass RealMe has used on RealMe X3 SuperZoom?
A: RealMe has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides.

Q: When is the first sale of RealMe X3 SuperZoom?
A: The phone will be available from 30th June 2020 at noon via Flipkart IN website.

Q: Where can I buy RealMe X3 SuperZoom?
A: As of now, the phone is available on Flipkart IN website and RealMe.come/in.

Q: What is the base price for RealMe X3 SuperZoom?
A: RealMe X3 SuperZoom is available in 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage which will cost you about Rs 27,999

Q: What is the Max graphic setting on PUBG in RealMe X3 SuperZoom
A: PUBG runs in HDR with extreme graphics.

Q: Can I watch FHD+ content on Netflix and Amazon Prime on RealMe X3 SuperZoom?
A: Yes you can because RealMe X3 SuperZoom has DRM L1 certified

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom have NavIC support?
A: The MRealMe X3 SuperZoom doesn’t have the NavIC support because to use NavIC, the company has to add a dedicated chip that is only available on Snapdragon 720G.

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom have an IR blaster?
A: RealMe X3 SuperZoom doesn’t have an IR blaster.

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom have Wi-Fi calling?
A: Yes, it has.

Q: RealMe X3 SuperZoom has an in-display fingerprint?
A: No, RealMe X3 SuperZoom does not have an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has the side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom show the ad in UI?
A: YES.

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom have a dedicated SD card slot? 
A: No, you can only use two sim cards.

Q: Does RealMe X3 SuperZoom have the stereo speakers?
A: NO.

Q: Should I buy RealMe X3 SuperZoom right now?
A: NO, the Realme X3 SuperZoom is not worth buying…

Q: What should I read next
A: Is it Worth buying RealMe Buds Q?

Q: Can you suggest any other smartphone under Rs 50,000 in India
A: Of course, you can read this article which has a list of top 10 best smartphones that you can buy under Rs 50,000 in India.

Q: Can you also suggest any other non- Chinese smartphone under Rs 50,000 in India
A: You can check out this article.

That’s it. Do let me know what you think about RealMe SuperZoom in the comment box below.

Note: These are my thoughts about RealMe X3 SuperZoom, in the end, whatever you will buy, you gonna buy from your money. I’m here to tell you which product is best for you.

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