Barely seven months after the X2 series, Realme went ahead to unveil its successor in India – the X3 series. This new series is quite different and features the Realme X3 and X3 Super Zoom. The duo isn’t that far apart in terms of specs and features. And from the naming, you could guess the major difference. The Realme X3 Super Zoom comes with a periscope zoom that supports up to 60X wide zoom. Here, we’ll be reviewing the Realme X3 and X3 Super Zoom full specs, features and price. This article is a good piece to read if you’re looking for a comparison breakdown for both phones.
Realme X3 and X3 Super Zoom Key Specs
• 6.6″ FHD+ Display
• Android 10 (Realme UI)
• Snapdragon 855+
• Octa-core 2.96GHz processor
• Adreno 640 GPU
• 64MP Quad-Camera
• Dual Selfie camera
• 4,200 mAh battery
• 30W Dart Charge
Design and Display
The Realme X3 series comes in a premium body build that features an anti-glare fingerprint-proof glass. This gives the surface an unprecedented level of uniformity and finesse. Visually, the design is balanced and smooth to touch. The fingerprint reader is located at the right-hand side, leaving the quad-camera occupying the rear. The front side is home to display with a pill-shaped hole at the top left corner. The pill-shaped hole houses two selfie cameras. The Realme X3 series measures 8.9mm thick and weighs 202g. They are available in just two colours – Arctic White and Glacier Blue.
The Realme X3 and X3 Super Zoom are built around an ultra-smooth display which measures 6.6″ in size. The display features a 120Hz refresh rate, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 399 PPI density and 20:9 aspect ratio. You can also count on the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display.
Hardware and Software
Powering the Realme X3 series is the powerful Snapdragon 855+ chipset which uses an advanced 7nm FinFET process technology. Its Octa-core processor clocks at 2.96GHz while the Adreno 640 GPU clocks at 700MHz. This hardware is built to multitask, such as playing a game, editing photos, launching heavy applications, or watching HD movies.
Inside the phones is an upgraded liquid cooling system that has a 100% effective coverage of internal heat sources. The system features a vapour cooling tube that is made of a large 8mm diameter copper tube. With this, the heat dissipation area is increased by 176.9% while the heat dissipation volume goes up to 410mm³. This means that the core temperature of the phone is reduced which in turn allows it to maintain a high level of performance and speed.
The memory configurations available on the Realme X3 are 6/128GB and 8/128GB. Whereas, the X3 Super Zoom comes in 8/128GB and 12/256GB options. Handling the software of the Realme X3 series is Google’s Android 10 OS customized with Realme UI.
Camera and Battery
The Realme X3 series sports a 64MP Quad camera system. Both phones share the same 64MP f/1.8 main lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens with 119° FoV and a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens with 4cm focal distance. The fourth on the Realme X3 is a 12MP telephoto lens with PDAF and 2X optical zoom. Whereas, the Realme X3 Super Zoom is equipped with an 8MP new periscope zoom lens and supports 0.5X to 60X wide zoom. There is also an Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature which stabilizes the zoomed preview, making it much easier to take clear and sharp photos even from far away distance like 100m.
In the front camera department, both devices sport a dual camera setup enclosed in a pill-shaped hole in the display. The Realme X3 has a 16MP f/2.0 wide-angle main lens with an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens with 105° FoV. The Realme X3 Super Zoom also has the same secondary 8MP lens but is paired with a 32MP f/2.5 wide-angle main lens.
The Realme X3 duo packs a 4,300 mAh battery capacity and supports a 30W Dart Charge technology. It can go from 0-100% within 55 minutes of charge. The 30W Dart Charge technology provides a unique low-voltage and high-current solution. It also charges four times faster than a standard charger.
Realme X3 and X3 Super Zoom Complete Specs
• Announced: June 2020
• Status: June 2020
Design [ Build Factor], Display and Colour Options
• Dimension: Height- 163.8mm * Width- 75.8mm * Thickness- 8.9mm
• Weight: 202g
• Build Quality: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, plastic frame
• Screen Display Type: IPS LCD
• Screen Size: 6.6″
• Resolution: 1080 x 2400
• Aspect Ratio: 20:9
• Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
• Notch: No
• Multi-touch screen: Yes
• Colour Options: Arctic White and Glacier Blue
Operating System and Memory
• Operating System: Android 10 (Realme UI)
• Chipset: Snapdragon 855+
• CPU: Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
• GPU: Adreno 640
• RAM: 6/8/12GB
• Built-in Storage Capacity: 128/256GB
• Card Slot: Yes
Rear and Front Camera Rating
• Rear Camera Sensor: Realme X3 (64+12+8+2MP), Realme X3 Super Zoom (64+8+8+2MP)
• Selfie Camera Sensor: Realme X3 (16+8MP), Realme X3 Super Zoom (32+8MP)
• Camera Features: Starry Mode, Super Nightscape, Panorama, Expert Mode, Portrait Mode, Time-lapse Photography, HDR, Ultra Wide, Ultra Macro, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost
• Video Recording: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS
Wireless Network Bands and Connectivity Options
• Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
• 5G Network Bands: No
• 4G Network Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
• 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
• 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
• Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
• SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
• Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
• USB: Type-C 2.0
• Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
• FM Radio: No
• GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
• NFC: No
Sound Quality and Multimedia Support
• Loudspeaker: Yes
• Speaker Location: –
• Sound Enhancement Features: –
• Audio Jack Type: Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
• Video Support Formats: H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats
• Audio Support formats: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV
• Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4,200 mAh
• Wireless Charging: NO
• Fast Charging: 30W Dart Charge
• Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted), Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass
Price and Availability
The Realme X3 series is available in the market right now. The Realme X3 retails for $353/INR24,999 (6/128GB) and $367/INR25,999 (8/128GB). While the Realme X3 Super Zoom costs INR27,999/$395 (8/128GB) and INR32,999/$465 (12/256GB).