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Realme X3 SuperZoom high-end smartphone launches with unbeatable price

The 5x periscope is one of those high-end features we do not really see on US$570 handsets. (Image Source: Android Police)
The 5x periscope is one of those high-end features we do not really see on US$570 handsets. (Image Source: Android Police)
For less than US$600, the Realme X3 SuperZoom offers a 6.6-inch screen with 120 Hz refresh, along with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, plus an impressive imaging system that includes two selfie cams and a rear quad setup with a 64 MP main cam and a 8 MP 5x optical periscope with 60x hybrid zoom.
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Realme is once again setting the standard for affordable premium handhelds with the freshly launched X3 SuperZoom model. In order to keep the price as low as possible, Realme had to make some compromises, but the overall value proposition is still unbeatable when we compare this model to other more prominent brands. The phone is now available in the UK for £469 (US$570).

As far as premium features go, the X3 SuperZoom comes powered with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, so the performance figures are up there. The 6.6-inch 2,400 x 1080 LCD has a 120 Hz refresh rate like most 2020 flagships, while the camera setup includes dual selfie shooters (32 MP + 8MP ) and a periscope 5x zoom 8 MP camera on the back along with a 64 MP primary cam, an 8 MP ultra-wide cam, as well as a 2 MP macro cam. There also is a 4,200 mAh battery with the 30 W Dart Flash Charge feature that fully charges the battery in 55 minutes.

Android Police reviewer Scott Scrivens has had the possibility to test a pre-production X3 SuperZoom model and encountered a few problems. First of all, the display suffers from backlight bleeding in the bottom corners area and around the punch-hole selfie cams. Then, the 5x optical / 60x hybrid zoom appears to be working great up until 10x, with everything past that point getting into “muddled oil painting territory.” Audiophiles will probably find the absence of the audio jack quite disconcerting and some users might have expected the fingerprint scanner that is included in the power button to actually have an in-display implementation. This handset is also missing 5G-support.

Overall, the X3 SuperZoom appears to be a solid 2019 flagship with a few 2020 features sprinkled in, plus some toned-down specs that totally justify the unbeatable price.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1571 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-05-26 (Update: 2020-05-26)