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Realme X50 Pro leaves a lot of its potential untapped due to camera deficits

The camera quality is the biggest weakness of the Realme X50 Pro
The camera quality is the biggest weakness of the Realme X50 Pro
While the Realme X50 Pro is a good smartphone with a beautiful design, the high-end smartphone lacks certain premium features such as good cameras to justify its 750-Euro (~$844) price tag.
Marcus Herbrich (translated by Marius Schell), 🇩🇪
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The X50 Pro is a powerful and visually very appealing high-end smartphone that sets itself apart with its matte, multi-layered design of the back. The Chinese manufacturer demands an MSRP of almost 750 Euros (~$844) for our test device, which comes with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS storage. However, the lack of certain premium features such as an extraordinary camera setup prevent the Realme flagship smartphone from being a real alternative to its high-end competition.

The cameras on the back of the X50 Pro did not fully convince us in our review
The cameras on the back of the X50 Pro did not fully convince us in our review

Like with its cheaper mid-range models, Realme relies on the 64-MP sensor GW1 from Samsung for its main camera. Although pictures taken with the X50 Pro offer a good color representation, the Realme flagship cannot close the gap to current high-end smartphones. In low-light situations, the weaknesses of the X50 Pro relative to the camera phone elites become even more apparent. While the level of sharpness is good in daylight, it quickly dwindles as the scenes get darker. Additionally, the X50 Pro's shots suffer from very noticeable image noise.

Similarly, we have a few reservations about the 12-MP telephoto camera. The optical zoom is not only very limited (2x), but the results also suffer from noticeable artifacts as well as exposure and blurriness issues.

Our main criticism when it comes to the cameras of the X50 Pro relates to the ultra-wide-angle lens, however. The 8-MP camera with a field of view of 119 degrees is unsatisfactory for a smartphone that costs 750 Euros (~$844) in 2020. The pictures do not display an adequate amount of detail or sharpness and noticeable image noise can be observed in shaded areas within the image even in daylight.

Smartphone camera quality is not your main concern and you are interested in the Realme flagship smartphone? Gain a more detailed impression of the X50 Pro by reading our in-depth review of the Realme smartphone.

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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 247 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-06-17 (Update: 2020-06-14)