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realme XT smartphone in review: Good low-light performance

A lot of performance for little money. Based on the realme 5 Pro, the XT makes a decent leap forward, especially in terms of camera and storage configuration. The price remains low at less than 300 Euros (~$334), and the software is also quite respectable. The only obstacle is aggressive energy-saving management.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
realme XT

The Chinese manufacturer realme is very successful with its smartphones, especially in Asia and on the Indian market in particular. With well-configured devices and low prices, the company wants to be successful in this area with exclusive sales via eBay Germany.

In this test, we compare the realme XT to the competition listed below. In addition, other smartphones from our database can be added for comparison under each section.

realme XT
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 8 x 2.3 GHz, Kryo 360
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 64 GB 
, 54 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 256 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, e-Compass, gyroscope
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G WCDMA(1/2/4/5/8), LTE FDD/TDD (1/2/3/4/5/8/20/28/38/39/40/41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 158.7 x 75.2 ( = 0.34 x 6.25 x 2.96 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix 64 MP (sensor: Samsung GW1, f/1.8, 1/1.72") + 8 MP (wide angle, f/2.25) + 2 MP (depth) + 2 MP (macro), Camera2 API "Limited"
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 2, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, USB Type-C cable, SIM needle, case, ColorOS 6, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.204 W/kg, SAR value (body): 0.728 W/kg, DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 106 g ( = 3.74 oz / 0.23 pounds)
Price
279 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79 %
01/2020
realme XT
SD 712, Adreno 616
183 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.4"2340x1080
79 %
11/2019
Nokia 7.2
SD 660, Adreno 512
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
76 %
12/2019
Gigaset GS290
Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
80 %
12/2019
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
SD 710, Adreno 616
179 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.39"2340x1080
78 %
11/2019
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
SD 665, Adreno 610
188 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2280x1080

Case - realme XT with Gorilla Glass 5

The front and back sides of the realme XT are made of glass, which is protected from cracks by the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The frame is composed of metal, and the "Pearl White" and "Pearl Blue" options are available as colors. The workmanship is of very high quality, and there are no rough gaps or untidy processing. The physical controls are also firmly in place. On the back, however, the quad camera setup protrudes quite far beyond the surface. Size and weight are roughly the same as with comparable smartphones.

realme XT
realme XT
realme XT
realme XT
realme XT

Size comparison

159.92 mm / 6.3 inch 75.15 mm / 2.96 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs158.4 mm / 6.24 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 9.65 mm / 0.3799 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs156.8 mm / 6.17 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8.67 mm / 0.3413 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs

Connectivity - Android smartphone offers NFC

The realme XT has a memory card reader, which also retains the dual SIM function. Both nano SIM slots support LTE, but the VoLTE and VoWLAN functions were not available to us in the menu. Furthermore, apps can't be moved to the memory card, nor can the latter be reformatted to internal storage.

There's also a USB Type-C port with the USB 2.0 standard and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The manufacturer has forgone a notification LED.

Software - Android Pie and ColorOS 6

Users of the realme XT are looking at an Android Pie system with the ColorOS 6 interface and security patches at the level of October 5, 2019. This user interface offers modified icons and a restructured settings menu, as well as its own assistance and operating functions. Newcomers and Android connoisseurs, however, can quickly find their way around. The realme also includes preinstalled third-party apps such as Opera and Aqua Mail. These can be deactivated within the menu but not removed.

realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software
realme XT ColorOS 6 software

Communication and GPS - Impaired location function

The realme XT can establish cellular connections in GSM, 3G and LTE networks. With LTE Cat. 12, speeds of up to 600 Mb/s are possible for downloading data, and a maximum of 100 Mb/s can be reached when uploading data.

In close ranges, users can access NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi with the standards 802.11a, b, g, n and ac (Wi-Fi 5). In our Wi-Fi test, the Android smartphone achieves a good result in the upper center of our test field with 322 Mb/s for receiving and 248 Mb/s for sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Adreno 616, SD 710, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
347 (338min - 351max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Nokia 7.2
Adreno 512, SD 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
344 (336min - 352max) MBit/s ∼99% +7%
realme XT
Adreno 616, SD 712, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
322 (162min - 367max) MBit/s ∼93%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=598)
280 MBit/s ∼81% -13%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
182 (11min - 259max) MBit/s ∼52% -43%
Gigaset GS290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 64 GB eMMC Flash
111 (98min - 120max) MBit/s ∼32% -66%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 7.2
Adreno 512, SD 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
296 (223min - 308max) MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Adreno 616, SD 710, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
296 (228min - 370max) MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=598)
267 MBit/s ∼90% +8%
realme XT
Adreno 616, SD 712, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
248 (105min - 306max) MBit/s ∼84%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
152 (1min - 254max) MBit/s ∼51% -39%
Gigaset GS290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 64 GB eMMC Flash
107 (81min - 121max) MBit/s ∼36% -57%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø321 (162-367)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø248 (105-306)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

With the GPS Test app, we test how well the realme XT can determine its location. With the support of GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, we achieve an outdoor accuracy of up to four meters. In enclosed spaces, no location was possible.

We compare the realme XT to our Garmin Edge 500 reference device on our mandatory bike tour. However, aggressive task-killing did not allow us to register the distance covered with realme's smartphone.

GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - realme XT
GNSS - realme XT

Telephone and call quality - Clear connection optimized for speech

The realme XT's telephone app offers numerous features that users will also know from other smartphones. The Android phone demonstrated a good volume and clearly transmitted speech during calls.

Cameras - realme XT shows good low-light performance

Front-facing camera
Front-facing camera

Realme has equipped the XT with a quad camera on the back. It features a 64 MP sensor, an 8 MP wide-angle sensor and two 2 MP sensors for depth information and macro shots. Moreover, there is a 16 MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the front. This allows sharp portrait shots with many details and good colors. In the settings menu, the image quality can be influenced with a color filter and beautification functions as well as with the activation or deactivation of HDR.

The main camera provides photos with good image quality. The panoramic shot shows some details and good colors. At higher zoom levels, however, structures appear a little soft and object edges are somewhat blurred. In close range, our test subject shows many details and strong colors. The bokeh effect also comes well into its own. Under low-light conditions, the realme XT still gets a lot out of the photo. Objects in the image remain visible, and even colors are recognizable. When zooming in, however, coarse-grained edges appear. In addition to the color and filter options, an "expert" mode is also available in the camera menu. This allows the adjustment of the ISO value and shutter speed as well as of white balance, focus and brightness.

The video mode also allows recordings in wide-angle format and offers a similar quality to our test photographs. Moving images appear sharp and fluid. Lighter shaking is also compensated for by an image stabilizer. Color filters can be applied to the recording here too. A professional mode, on the other hand, is not available. The image quality can be selected from the 720p, 1080p and 4K options. The frame rate can be set to either 30 or 60 fps.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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Our test photograph with the ColorChecker Passport shows that the camera of the realme XT reproduces colors brighter than they should be.

ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
52.2 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
43.9 ∆E
61.1 ∆E
52.2 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
27 ∆E
62.6 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
46.8 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
72.3 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
41.4 ∆E
83.9 ∆E
69 ∆E
50.6 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker realme XT: 44.93 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 83.91 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.8 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
ColorChecker realme XT: 7.4 ∆E min: 2.31 - max: 19.16 ∆E
realme XT - Test chart
realme XT - Test chart (details)
realme XT - Test chart (1 lux)

Accessories and warranty - Case included in the box

The realme XT comes with a USB power adapter with the corresponding USB Type-C cable, a SIM needle and a silicon protective case. The manufacturer also offers common smartphone accessories such as power banks and headsets.

The manufacturer grants buyers of the XT a warranty period of 24 months.

Input devices and handling - Slow fingerprint scanner

Users of the XT can use Google's "GBoard" for text input. The touchscreen reacts immediately to inputs, and with its smooth surface, it also allows for longer drag-and-drop movements.

To unlock, users can use the fingerprint scanner built into the screen. It showed some delays in our test. Facial recognition, on the other hand, worked quickly and reliably. Since the realme XT doesn't provide user account control, you can only save one face.

Display - Over 6 inches with Super AMOLED

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The screen in the realme XT consists of a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel and offers a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels. The average brightness is 414 cd/m², and the brightness distribution is 97%. With the sensor activated, we measure a maximum brightness of 418 cd/m². The lowest adjustable value is 1.98 cd/m². In the APL50 test, the realme XT reaches a maximum of 512 cd/m².

As is typical for OLEDs, the realme XT exhibits PWM at a frequency of 242.7 Hz. This can be unpleasant for users with sensitive eyes in the long run.

411
cd/m²
410
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 421 cd/m² Average: 414.1 cd/m² Minimum: 1.98 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 414 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
95.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
realme XT
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.4
Nokia 7.2
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Gigaset GS290
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
IPS, 2280x1080, 6.3
Screen
5%
5%
53%
7%
Brightness middle
414
604
46%
465
12%
618
49%
597
44%
Brightness
414
593
43%
460
11%
626
51%
596
44%
Brightness Distribution
97
92
-5%
88
-9%
97
0%
93
-4%
Black Level *
0.4
0.2
0.52
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
5.1
-16%
5.3
-20%
1
77%
5.93
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.2
10.3
8%
7.3
35%
2.4
79%
9.42
16%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.3
6.4
-49%
4.2
2%
1.6
63%
5.3
-23%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.23 99%
2.09 105%
2.24 98%
2.232 99%
CCT
6532 100%
8149 80%
6558 99%
6389 102%
7632 85%
Contrast
1510
2325
1148

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 242.7 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 242.7 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 242.7 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17553 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

With OLEDs, the non-measurable contrast ratio and a black value of 0 cd/m² are also typical. In addition, the CalMAN analysis shows that colors are displayed with a slightly too high blue content in the "standard" mode. Users can change the color temperature to "warm," creating a more balanced image.

CalMAN - Color accuracy (standard)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (standard)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (warm)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (warm)
CalMAN - Color space (standard)
CalMAN - Color space (standard)
CalMAN - Color space (warm)
CalMAN - Color space (warm)
CalMAN - Grayscales (standard)
CalMAN - Grayscales (standard)
CalMAN - Grayscales (warm)
CalMAN - Grayscales (warm)
CalMAN - Saturation (standard)
CalMAN - Saturation (standard)
CalMAN - Saturation (warm)
CalMAN - Saturation (warm)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
3.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.8 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

The realme XT is easy to use outdoors. Reflections are limited even in slightly brighter ambient light.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The OLED panel of the realme XT displays image content from different angles without distortion. From very steep angles, however, a slight green tint is shown.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Mid-range smartphone offers good performance

The realme XT is aimed at users with medium demands on the performance of a smartphone. With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 712 and 6 GB of RAM, it's well equipped and shows the according results in our benchmarks too. Above all, it has to hold its own against the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite, which only succeeds in individual disciplines. Compared to the other competitors we've chosen, it shows a much better performance.

Geekbench 5
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
668 Points ∼49%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
183 Points ∼13% -73%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
428 Points ∼31% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
680 Points ∼50% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
668 Points ∼49% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (143 - 3794, n=45)
1362 Points ∼100% +104%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1491 Points ∼82%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1483 Points ∼81% -1%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
902 Points ∼50% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1515 Points ∼83% +2%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1379 Points ∼76% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
1491 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=65)
1821 Points ∼100% +22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
317 Points ∼61%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
313 Points ∼60% -1%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
150 Points ∼29% -53%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
394 Points ∼76% +24%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
315 Points ∼61% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
317 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=65)
519 Points ∼100% +64%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
8276 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5917 Points ∼71% -29%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5068 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
6719 Points ∼81% -19%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6534 Points ∼79% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (6832 - 8276, n=2)
7554 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=521)
5952 Points ∼72% -28%
Work performance score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
11143 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
8093 Points ∼73% -27%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8186 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (8346 - 11143, n=2)
9745 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=679)
6528 Points ∼59% -41%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2069 Points ∼78%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2207 Points ∼83% +7%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2129 Points ∼80% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2337 Points ∼88% +13%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2268 Points ∼85% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2069 - 2338, n=2)
2204 Points ∼83% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=173)
2662 Points ∼100% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1885 Points ∼63%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1141 Points ∼38% -39%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
466 Points ∼16% -75%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1630 Points ∼55% -14%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
901 Points ∼30% -52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1885 - 1907, n=2)
1896 Points ∼63% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=173)
2989 Points ∼100% +59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1923 Points ∼72%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1278 Points ∼48% -34%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
564 Points ∼21% -71%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1747 Points ∼65% -9%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1040 Points ∼39% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1923 - 1988, n=2)
1956 Points ∼73% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6754, n=173)
2686 Points ∼100% +40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1982 Points ∼74%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2693 Points ∼100% +36%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1619 Points ∼60% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2462 Points ∼91% +24%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2341 Points ∼87% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1982 - 2506, n=2)
2244 Points ∼83% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=524)
2219 Points ∼82% +12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2147 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1256 Points ∼59% -41%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
431 Points ∼20% -80%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1842 Points ∼86% -14%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
981 Points ∼46% -54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2146 - 2147, n=2)
2147 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=524)
2134 Points ∼99% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2108 Points ∼97%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1425 Points ∼66% -32%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
515 Points ∼24% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1951 Points ∼90% -7%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1126 Points ∼52% -47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2108 - 2217, n=2)
2163 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8269, n=525)
1993 Points ∼92% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1946 Points ∼74%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2640 Points ∼100% +36%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1619 Points ∼61% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2447 Points ∼93% +26%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2393 Points ∼91% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1946 - 2506, n=2)
2226 Points ∼84% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=556)
2135 Points ∼81% +10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3248 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2007 Points ∼62% -38%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
642 Points ∼20% -80%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2853 Points ∼88% -12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1670 Points ∼51% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2146 - 3248, n=2)
2697 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=556)
2875 Points ∼89% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2828 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2120 Points ∼75% -25%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
741 Points ∼26% -74%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2752 Points ∼97% -3%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1790 Points ∼63% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2217 - 2828, n=2)
2523 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=556)
2417 Points ∼85% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2617 Points ∼99%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2649 Points ∼100% +1%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1541 Points ∼58% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2435 Points ∼92% -7%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼92% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2480 - 2617, n=2)
2549 Points ∼96% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=605)
2100 Points ∼79% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1928 Points ∼99%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1181 Points ∼60% -39%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
440 Points ∼23% -77%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1698 Points ∼87% -12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
979 Points ∼50% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1928 - 1980, n=2)
1954 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9008, n=605)
1801 Points ∼92% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2048 Points ∼99%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1347 Points ∼65% -34%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
523 Points ∼25% -74%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1820 Points ∼88% -11%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1128 Points ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2048 - 2073, n=2)
2061 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7400, n=606)
1716 Points ∼83% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2619 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2632 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1545 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2441 Points ∼93% -7%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2452 Points ∼93% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2480 - 2619, n=2)
2550 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=648)
1970 Points ∼75% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3100 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1913 Points ∼62% -38%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
630 Points ∼20% -80%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2730 Points ∼88% -12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1634 Points ∼53% -47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1980 - 3100, n=2)
2540 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12611, n=647)
2384 Points ∼77% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2978 Points ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2037 Points ∼68% -32%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
725 Points ∼24% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2660 Points ∼89% -11%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1765 Points ∼59% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2073 - 2978, n=2)
2526 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9549, n=650)
2048 Points ∼69% -31%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13698 Points ∼73%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
18094 Points ∼97% +32%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11675 Points ∼62% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
13595 Points ∼73% -1%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
18698 Points ∼100% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (13686 - 13698, n=2)
13692 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=792)
15527 Points ∼83% +13%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
37657 Points ∼93%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
28898 Points ∼71% -23%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11180 Points ∼28% -70%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
39745 Points ∼98% +6%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24992 Points ∼62% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (37657 - 43514, n=2)
40586 Points ∼100% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=790)
26885 Points ∼66% -29%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
27117 Points ∼96%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
25513 Points ∼90% -6%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11286 Points ∼40% -58%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
27843 Points ∼99% +3%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23253 Points ∼82% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (27117 - 29316, n=2)
28217 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=790)
20998 Points ∼74% -23%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
74 fps ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
50 fps ∼68% -32%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
22 fps ∼30% -70%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
56 fps ∼76% -24%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼49% -51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (74 - 74, n=2)
74 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=794)
45.4 fps ∼61% -39%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
58 fps ∼89%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
46 fps ∼71% -21%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
20 fps ∼31% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
65 fps ∼100% +12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
34 fps ∼52% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (58 - 58, n=2)
58 fps ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=803)
31.4 fps ∼48% -46%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
36 fps ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
23 fps ∼64% -36%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼31% -69%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
32 fps ∼89% -11%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
20 fps ∼56% -44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (36 - 36, n=2)
36 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=699)
26.8 fps ∼74% -26%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
33 fps ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
21 fps ∼64% -36%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
10 fps ∼30% -70%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
20 fps ∼61% -39%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
18 fps ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (33 - 33, n=2)
33 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=707)
22.6 fps ∼68% -32%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
26 fps ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
15 fps ∼58% -42%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.7 fps ∼26% -74%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
23 fps ∼88% -12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼50% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (26 - 26, n=2)
26 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=562)
21.6 fps ∼83% -17%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
23 fps ∼98%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
13 fps ∼55% -43%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.1 fps ∼26% -73%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
21 fps ∼89% -9%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
12 fps ∼51% -48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (23 - 24, n=2)
23.5 fps ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=564)
19.6 fps ∼83% -15%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
9 fps ∼80%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
4.9 fps ∼43% -46%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2.2 fps ∼19% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
7.8 fps ∼69% -13%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.5 fps ∼40% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (9 - 9.1, n=2)
9.05 fps ∼80% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=317)
11.3 fps ∼100% +26%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5.9 fps ∼73%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
3.2 fps ∼40% -46%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.4 fps ∼17% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5.1 fps ∼63% -14%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼35% -53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (5.8 - 5.9, n=2)
5.85 fps ∼73% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=315)
8.06 fps ∼100% +37%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼83%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
7.7 fps ∼46% -45%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.6 fps ∼21% -74%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
12 fps ∼71% -14%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.6 fps ∼45% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (14 - 14, n=2)
14 fps ∼83% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=321)
16.9 fps ∼100% +21%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
16 fps ∼82%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
8.7 fps ∼45% -46%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.9 fps ∼20% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼72% -12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.2 fps ∼42% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (16 - 16, n=2)
16 fps ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=320)
19.4 fps ∼100% +21%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
15 fps ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
9 fps ∼60% -40%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4 fps ∼27% -73%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼87% -13%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.2 fps ∼48% -52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (15 - 15, n=2)
15 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=487)
14.5 fps ∼97% -3%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
8.2 fps ∼63% -37%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.7 fps ∼28% -72%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
12 fps ∼92% -8%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6.6 fps ∼51% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (13 - 13, n=2)
13 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=491)
12.8 fps ∼98% -2%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
38440 Points ∼70%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
26647 Points ∼48% -31%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
22806 Points ∼41% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
7553 Points ∼14% -80%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
27705 Points ∼50% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
38440 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 110361, n=117)
55236 Points ∼100% +44%
MEM (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
41759 Points ∼75%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
32883 Points ∼59% -21%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
29693 Points ∼53% -29%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
46158 Points ∼83% +11%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
37857 Points ∼68% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
41759 Points ∼75% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9394 - 122714, n=116)
55834 Points ∼100% +34%
GPU (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
61715 Points ∼61%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
35936 Points ∼35% -42%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
15743 Points ∼15% -74%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
49409 Points ∼49% -20%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
33527 Points ∼33% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
61715 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4095 - 236864, n=116)
101660 Points ∼100% +65%
CPU (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
76522 Points ∼73%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
62411 Points ∼60% -18%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
40620 Points ∼39% -47%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
68948 Points ∼66% -10%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
70133 Points ∼67% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
76522 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23816 - 185108, n=116)
104790 Points ∼100% +37%
Total Score (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
218436 Points ∼69%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
157877 Points ∼50% -28%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
108862 Points ∼34% -50%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
172068 Points ∼54% -21%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
169222 Points ∼53% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
218436 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=116)
318041 Points ∼100% +46%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1004 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1155 Points ∼100% +15%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
926 Points ∼80% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (1004 - 1172, n=2)
1088 Points ∼94% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=734)
825 Points ∼71% -18%
Graphics (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3031 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
3100 Points ∼96% +2%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1916 Points ∼59% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (3031 - 3453, n=2)
3242 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=734)
2531 Points ∼78% -16%
Memory (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3026 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2872 Points ∼95% -5%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2835 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2969 - 3026, n=2)
2998 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=734)
1886 Points ∼62% -38%
System (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5198 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5813 Points ∼100% +12%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5000 Points ∼86% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (5198 - 5932, n=2)
5565 Points ∼96% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=734)
3486 Points ∼60% -33%
Overall (sort by value)
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2630 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2780 Points ∼100% +6%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2240 Points ∼81% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  (2630 - 2906, n=2)
2768 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=734)
1781 Points ∼64% -32%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Chrome 78)
66.615 Points ∼100% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
50.2 Points ∼75% 0%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
50.163 Points ∼75%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
49.754 Points ∼75% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=623)
47.4 Points ∼71% -6%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=260)
69.7 Points ∼100% +48%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Chrome 78)
69 Points ∼99% +47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (47 - 72, n=2)
59.5 Points ∼85% +27%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
51 Points ∼73% +9%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
47 Points ∼67%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Chrome 78)
12520 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10328 - 13562, n=2)
11945 Points ∼95% +16%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
10328 Points ∼82%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
9107 Points ∼73% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=791)
7916 Points ∼63% -23%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=817)
9727 ms * ∼100% -122%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
4504 ms * ∼46% -3%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
4382.8 ms * ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (2912 - 4383, n=2)
3647 ms * ∼37% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (Chrome 78)
3593.7 ms * ∼37% +18%

* ... smaller is better

The realme XT has 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. This shows good results when reading data in the storage benchmark, but it falls short of our expectations when writing and is more at the level of UFS 2.0 storage. With our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card, the memory card reader reaches values that are at the same level as the other smartphones in our test field.

realme XTNokia 7.2Gigaset GS290Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteMotorola Moto G8 PlusAverage 64 GB UFS 2.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-21%
-15%
67%
51%
32%
-16%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
73.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
17%
63.89 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
52.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-18%
55.4 (33.3 - 65.3, n=10)
-12%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-19%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
81.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
86.02 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
72.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-15%
73.4 (36.8 - 85.4, n=10)
-14%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-19%
Random Write 4KB
25
13.38
-46%
19.77
-21%
116.6
366%
124.9
400%
78.1 (13.6 - 196, n=15)
212%
36 (0.14 - 319, n=888)
44%
Random Read 4KB
112.46
79.64
-29%
54.7
-51%
113.5
1%
59.9
-47%
115 (60.6 - 157, n=15)
2%
59.4 (1.59 - 324, n=888)
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB
173.74
161.4
-7%
196.75
13%
252.1
45%
217.4
25%
182 (135 - 222, n=15)
5%
128 (2.99 - 911, n=888)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB
483.79
290.83
-40%
274.2
-43%
421.5
-13%
302.5
-37%
491 (272 - 687, n=15)
1%
342 (12.1 - 1802, n=888)
-29%

Games - Suitable for gaming with reduced details

In the realme XT, a Qualcomm Adreno 616 GPU takes care of displaying image content. This graphics unit belongs to the upper middle class, but it reaches its limit with slightly more demanding image content. Both the touchscreen and the position sensor are well suited for controlling games.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions - Minimum heat development and moderate speakers

Temperature

Our measurements show that the realme XT reaches surface temperatures of up to 26.9 °C (~80 °F) when idle and a maximum of 33.6 °C (~91 °F) under load. The smartphone only feels warm, and there are also no restrictions that can be attributed to high temperatures on the inside. 

Max. Load
 33.5 °C
92 F
33.6 °C
92 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
33.6 °C
92 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
33.1 °C
92 F
30.7 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Average: 32.6 °C = 91 F
29.6 °C
85 F
29.7 °C
85 F
31.1 °C
88 F
28 °C
82 F
29.9 °C
86 F
31.8 °C
89 F
29.2 °C
85 F
30.6 °C
87 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 31.8 °C = 89 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.4 °C = 81 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.6 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat map - Top
Heat map - Top
Heat map - Bottom
Heat map - Bottom

Speakers

Speakers
Speakers

The speakers in the realme XT offer comparatively high volume and a sound spectrum with pronounced higher tones. Therefore, the Android smartphone is well suited for the reproduction of speech. However, external speakers or headphones should be preferred for media content. These can be connected, among other ways, via the 3.5 mm audio jack. This holds corresponding plugs firmly in place and doesn't affect the sound quality negatively.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.829.12525.229.53121.629.44024.724.15029.627.16322.524.38025.121.110020.125.812519.938.516020.849.420017.651.725017.655.331517.458.540016.159.950013.963.863014.566.280016.167.2100014.572.4125014.473.5160013.675.3200013.976.2250014.578.1315014.478400014.876.1500014.779.1630014.878.3800014.977.21000015.176.1125001566.21600015.155.1SPL26.988N0.972median 14.9median 67.2Delta1.511.134.935.129.132.525.426.929.426.939.441.527.326.821.626.62424.520.732.819.945.51848.616.851.916.256.215.959.213.564.713.967.112.973.81476.614.775.614.174.414.274.214.575.815.475.114.979.214.879.11575.515.373.415.363.215.661.415.568.72787.40.970.1median 15.3median 68.71.311.1hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme XTXiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme XT audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - 12 hours on Wi-Fi

Energy consumption

The realme XT shows a very low energy requirement with at least 0.55 watts in idle usage and a maximum of 4.92 watts under load. With an output of 20 watts, the included power adapter also has sufficient capacity.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.21 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.55 / 1.39 / 1.44 Watt
Load midlight 2.97 / 4.92 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
realme XT
4000 mAh
Nokia 7.2
3500 mAh
Gigaset GS290
4700 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
4030 mAh
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
4000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-60%
-45%
-4%
-105%
4%
-39%
Idle Minimum *
0.55
0.77
-40%
0.88
-60%
0.8
-45%
1.7
-209%
0.54 (0.53 - 0.55, n=2)
2%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=895)
-62%
Idle Average *
1.39
2.32
-67%
2.05
-47%
1.2
14%
2.3
-65%
1.285 (1.18 - 1.39, n=2)
8%
1.757 (0.6 - 6.2, n=894)
-26%
Idle Maximum *
1.44
2.41
-67%
2.1
-46%
1.6
-11%
3.5
-143%
1.32 (1.2 - 1.44, n=2)
8%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=895)
-42%
Load Average *
2.97
4.44
-49%
4.73
-59%
2.6
12%
4.7
-58%
3.01 (2.97 - 3.04, n=2)
-1%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=889)
-39%
Load Maximum *
4.92
8.79
-79%
5.61
-14%
4.5
9%
7.5
-52%
4.88 (4.83 - 4.92, n=2)
1%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=889)
-24%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our practical Wi-Fi test, the realme XT achieves a runtime of almost 12 hours. Therefore, it makes good use of its 4,000 mAh battery and almost reaches the runtime of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.

The supplied charger has a quick-charging function and takes about one-and-a-half hours to fully recharge the battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 58min
realme XT
4000 mAh
Nokia 7.2
3500 mAh
Gigaset GS290
4700 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
4030 mAh
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
718
570
-21%
934
30%
734
2%
980
36%

Pros

+ good camera performance
+ good battery life
+ good system performance
+ very good price-performance ratio

Cons

- aggressive energy management
- ColorOS takes some adjustment
- GPS should be extensively tested before use

Verdict - Good mid-range smartphone

In review: realme XT. Test device provided by: realme Germany
In review: realme XT. Test device provided by: realme Germany

For a price of less than 300 Euros (~$334), the configuration of the realme XT is quite impressive. A strong camera, the good system performance, and the attractive design leave little to be desired. The processing is of very high quality, and users only need to familiarize themselves with the structure of ColorOS 6.

The realme XT offers a really good configuration for its low price. Users only need to occupy themselves a little bit more with the software.

Only the energy management was somewhat negative in our testing. Users would be better off deactivating the power-saving function for each app individually within the menu in this case. Simply turning off the intelligent energy management was not enough to prevent the automatic termination of apps in our test model. Apart from this trick, the realme XT is an all-round recommendable phone.

realme XT - 01/16/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
50 / 70 → 72%
Weight
90%
Battery
89%
Display
83%
Games Performance
23 / 64 → 36%
Application Performance
64 / 86 → 74%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
73 / 90 → 81%
Camera
56%
Average
74%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-01-19 (Update: 2020-01-19)
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.