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Realme X3 SuperZoom: The hardware looks better at a second glance

The Realme X3 SuperZoom features powerful hardware and an impressive camera system.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom features powerful hardware and an impressive camera system.
The first impression is not very positive: The combination of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and 12 GB of RAM is powerful. However, it is unable to beat the competition. At a second glance, the flagship from Realme looks much better, thanks to fast internal storage, fast Wi-Fi and support for many satellite navigation systems.
Inge Schwabe (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 🇩🇪

The X3 fails to beat the Google Pixel 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. Both of these smartphones come with a normal Snapdragon 855 and less RAM. The X3 gains the upper hand only in the storage and Wi-Fi benchmarks.

The X3 does well when it comes to geolocation. This is good news, because other Realme smartphones from the 6 series struggled in this dispsline.

The main feature of the X3 SuperZoom is the 5x zoom Periscope camera, which can take great nighttime shots thanks to the software-powered star mode. Our review was conducted in a week with a full moon and a very clear sky, which is why we were not able to test this camera mode properly. When compared to the Galaxy S20 and the Find X2 Pro, which is made by Realme’s parent company Oppo, the images taken with the X3 appear less colour-accurate and rather washed-out.


Go to our review of the Realme X3 SuperZoom for more details.

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Inge Schwabe, 2020-08- 9 (Update: 2020-08- 7)
Inge Schwabe
Editor of the original article: Inge Schwabe - Editor - @mobilewelten
Unlike many techies, I didn't find my way to technology by using a C64 or something like that; I was rather fascinated by the last meter of copper wire, about which a friend on the other end of the line could be heard so crystal clear. I studied computer science and followed the development of the phone into a smartphone for many years. Currently, innovations are becoming less and less, but getting to the bottom of them remains exciting and interesting.