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