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RealMe XT Review with Pros and Cons

RealMe XT Review

Nowadays most mobile companies are launching a new smartphone every month and because of that customers are getting confused. Like many other companies, RealMe has launched its RealMe XT with a 64 MP camera setup, which also has the same chipset that we have found on Realme 5 Pro. Now let’s find out in this RealMe XT review, should you buy RealMe XT or not?

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RealMe XT Review: 

The RealMe XT has almost everything that you are looking for in the Mid-budget price range. For now, RealMe XT is the best budget-premium phone which you can buy, it has powerful 712 Soc, a Quad camera setup, 20W charging support, glass unibody, all these things is for Rs 15,999 but yes, the smartphone also has its pros and cons.

So let’s find out what the Pros and Cons you are getting with RealMe XT.

RealMe XT Design: RealMe’s First phone with Glass Built

For the first time, RealMe has used glass built in their smartphone, yes before RealMe XT, RealMe hasn’t used the glass built in any other devices. So RealMe XT becomes the official smartphone with glass built which is protected by gorilla glass 5.

The RealMe XT comes with Silver Wing White and Pearl Blue color options, both colors looks awesome but I love that Silver Wing White variant, it kind of looks premium and give you a classy look. By the way, on the front side, Realme has used a waterdrop notch and because of that realme manage to get a 90%+ screen-to-body ratio.

On the bottom side, there is a charging Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, and speaker holes. On the right side, it has a power ON/OFF button while on the left side it has volume rockers.

Overall, RealMe XT has a great build and design and at Rs 15,999, I can’t complain about it. So from my side, there is nothing to worry about design as well as built quality.

RealMe XT Display Quality: Yet another AMOLED display 

The RealMe XT comes with 6.40-inches Full HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 and yes the smartphone has a waterdrop notch that RealMe XT doesn’t have a pop-up camera setup. The phone has 158.70 x 75.16 x 8.55 mm Dimensions and weight is about 188 grams, the good thing is both sides are protected with gorilla glass 5.

Talking about display quality, RealMe has used an AMOLED display panel on RealMe XT and I must say, RealMe has done it great job this time, by the way, the display density is 402 PPI. The display brightness is also great on this device, if you are using RealMe XT indoors or Outdoors, you can see the display without any issues.

The phone also has an always-on display option which you need to enable from the setting menu. Always-ON display is not fully functioning yet, for example, the application notifications are not visible in an always-on display, so I hope realme gives this feature in coming OTA updates.

As I have said, RealMe XT has the waterdrop notch, if you are one of those people who are looking for a smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera then you can take a look at RealMe X, but if you are like me and don’t care about pop-up selfie camera then, for now, RealMe XT is the best smartphone which you can get at Rs 15,999.

RealMe XT Performance: Old chipset but good One

The RealMe XT is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor which is built on 10 nm technology with Adreno 616 and Octa-core 2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silve CPU inside. The phone runs on OPPO’s Color OS 6.1 based on Android 9 (Pie), and as per RealMe, RealMe XT will get Android 10 very Soon…

By the way, the RealMe XT is available in given options,

  • 4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 15,999
  • 6 GB + 64 GB: Rs 16, 999
  • 8 GB + 128 GB: Rs 18,999

As I have said, I’m not a big fan of Color OS, so this one depends on your personal preference. For a normal user, you won’t get any problems while using Color OS, RealMe has optimized a Color OS very well and I don’t think you will find any problems.

One thing I don’t like about Color OS is, bloatware applications, yes believe it or not RealMe XT has tons of pre-install application which you will uninstall eventually but yet RealMe don’t care, they have provided two special icons for those apps and you can’t uninstall those icons from any RealMe smartphones. For Example, Hot Apps and Hot Games.

Now coming to the performance, the RealMe XT is powered by a Snapdragon 712 chipset which is a kind of old processor and yet a good chipset. So yes if you are a hardcore gamer and your budget is about Rs 15,999 then RealMe XT could be a great choice.

AnTuTu Score For RealMe XT

  • GPU: 69980
  • GPU: 55997
  • UX: 47024
  • MEM: 8840
  • Total Score: 181841

For those who don’t know, Redmi Note 8 Pro also has the Quad 64 MP camera setup and this too will be priced below 15K. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by Mediatek Helio G90T, by the way, Helio G90T is a very powerful chipset, yes it’s better than Snapdragon 730G, in terms of gaming.

Now if you want the best gaming performance in the mid-budget price segment then, of course, Redmi Note 8 Pro is the best choice because it has a better GPU than RealMe XT. Overall both phones will give you the best performance is a day to day use.

RealMe XT Cameras: World’s 1st 64 MP camera phone 

The RealMe XT comes with a quad rear camera setup featuring Samsung Isocell bright GW1 64-megapixel sensor with F/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front side, it has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter which is present on the waterdrop notch.

Right now if you see, most mobile companies are implementing 48 MP or 64 MP cameras on their smartphone, and it’s only happening in the budget price range. I think you got my point, they are doing it only for marketing, most people are buying a smartphone because of more megapixels, and they are not seeing camera quality.

By the way, I’m not saying RealMe XT has a bad camera setup, there is no doubt, that if a smartphone has 64 MP then obviously it will give better details than 48 MP or 12 MP because the 64 MP sensor has more pixels. But don’t expect camera quality like iPhones, Pixels, or OnePlus.

Keep in mind, by default RealMe XT captured images in 16 MP and if you want to use a 64 MP sensor then you need to use ultra64MP mode which is present on RealMe’s camera app. I haven’t found a huge difference in the 64 MP sensor, it’s a quality similar to Sony’s 48 MP IMX 586 sensor.

One thing to note, if you capture an image with a 16 MP sensor then the image size will be 8 MB to 9 MB while with a 64 MP sensor, the image size will be 19 MB to 20 MB. Another thing is, for now, you can’t shoot videos with an ultra-wide lens and yes it can be pushed via OTA update.

The phone also shoots videos in 4k resolution with a rear camera while the front camera can record video up to [email protected]

Overall, Realme has used 64 MP sensors to market the smartphone which is okay because the end of the company needs to make a profit. In short, RealMe XT has a good camera setup and according to the price tag, Realme is offering a good deal.

RealMe XT Battery Life: A 20W VOOC charger 

The RealMe XT has a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery with 20W VOOC charging support and yes it has a Type-C port. A 30-minute charge brought the phone up to 51%. Full top-offs took just under 90 minutes which is good for this segment.

Usually, I don’t say many things about battery life because it depends on your daily uses. Overall, the battery will last all day and if in case you consume all the batteries then there is also a 20W fast charger, use it.

Note Battery life will depend on your daily uses like what kind of games you are playing, how much time you spend on mobile phones etc.

RealMe XT Audio Quality: Better the ever

The smartphone has a 3.5 mm audio jack which kind of features these days because most companies are removing the audio jack, so it’s nice to see in RealMe XT. The phone also has a bottom-firing speaker and I must say, the RealMe XT has one of the best sound outputs in mid-range smartphones.

The RealMe XT also has Bluetooth aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC support which will give you better sound output while using Bluetooth earphones or headphones.

RealMe XT Review: Conclusion

RealMe is offering a great deal with RealMe XT. If I conclude all the things, the RealMe XT has a 6.44-inches AMOLED display, Quad camera setup, 4000 battery with VOOC charge 20W support, glass unibody, great Audio quality, and great performance. So if you want these things in your next smartphone then RealMe XT would be a great deal.

Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India recently with the same price range. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T which is built on 12 nm technology which means RealMe XT has a better CPU and Redmi Note 8 Pro has a better GPU. Both the phones are great, now it’s up to you which brand you like the most…

Buy RealMe XT

RealMe XT: Price and Availability

RealMe XT is available on the Flipkart India website and it will go for sale on 30th September 2019 at noon it’s now available in Open sell, so if you want to buy RealMe XT then you can grab it right now via the Flipkart India website.

  • 4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 15,999
  • 6 GB + 64 GB: Rs 16, 999
  • 8 GB + 128 GB: Rs 18,999

The RealMe XT is available in Silver Wing White and Pearl Blue color options. Now let us know your thoughts about the world’s first 64 MP smartphone in the comment section below.

RealMe XT Specifications

SpecificationRealMe XT
Launch Date13th September 2019
Dimensions (mm)158.70 x 75.16 x 8.55
What’s In The BoxRealme XT
20W VOOC charger
USB-C cable
TPU case
SIM ejector tool
Quick start guide
Display6.40 inch
Resolutions1080 pixels by 2340 (19.5:9)
Build QualityGorilla Glass 5 on both the Sides
Ram4 GB | 6 GB | 8 GB
Storage64 GB | 128 GB
Camera (Rear)64 MP Primary
8 MP Ultra Wide
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro Lens
Camera (Front)16 MP
OSColor OS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE (10 nm)
GPUAdreno 616
Processor64-bit Octa-core Processor
CPUKryo 360
Battery4,000 mAh (20W)
Fingerprint7th Gen In-display
ColorsSilver Wing White and Pearl Blue
Price4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 15,999
6 GB + 64 GB: Rs 16, 999
8 GB + 128 GB: Rs 18,999
Available AtFlipkart INDIA


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