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realme X3 SuperZoom review

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Quick verdict: realme's latest handset has a slightly silly name and a higher price than you'd usually associate with the brand, but it's easily the best mid-range phone you can buy right now.

  • Plenty of processing power
  • Zoom cameras work well
  • 120Hz display
  • No storage expansion
  • No wireless charging
  • Battery life could be better

6.6 inches

Display size

2400x1080px

128GB, 256GB

Internal storage

64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP

Rear camera

4,200 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Good vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
6.6 inches
Resolution
2400x1080px

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/3.4 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
32MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.5 + f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
163.8mm x 75.8mm x 8.9mm
Weight
202g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
RAM
8GB,12GB
Operating system
Android 10
Internal storage
128GB, 256GB
Battery capacity
4,200mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Launch price (RRP)$699
Launch date2020-06
Realme X3 SuperZoom
Finder score: 4.5 How we score our reviews

realme isn't a brand you'd particularly associate with flagship phones. While it's only been in the Australian market for a relatively short time, its handset offerings have been budget or at most low mid-range priced devices, generally with quite good value on board.

The realme X3 SuperZoom switches up that perception, offering a slew of features you'd typically associate with flagship phones, but still coming to market at well under $1,000. There are some cut corners to achieve that price point, but there's also a serious challenge not only to the mid-range price point the X3 SuperZoom occupies, but also to the value proposition of a lot of flagship phones.


Design

Design

  • 6.57-inch 120Hz display
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Serious camera bump
Realme X3 SuperZoom

Camera

Camera

  • 64MP primary and 5x optical zoom is a great combo
  • Macro lens is a little weak
Realme X3 SuperZoom

Performance

Performance

  • Snapdragon 855+ is great at this price
  • realme UI wants lots of permissions
Realme X3 SuperZoom

Battery life

Battery life

  • 4,200mAh battery slightly underperforms
  • Fast USB C charging
Realme X3 SuperZoom

Should you buy the realme X3 SuperZoom?

Finder score: 4.5

There is some room for improvement on the realme X3 SuperZoom – that battery life is the primary one, but it could also use some level of IP-rated water resistance, storage expansion would be nice and I'd kill for a clean Android version of this phone – but it's overall a phone that absolutely punches well above its weight in terms of features and performance. It's not only the best mid-range phone you can buy right now, but also a solid contender in the lower end of the flagship space too.


Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $699 for 8GB/128GB | RRP $799 for 12GB/256GB

Where to buy


Specifications

Display

Display Size
6.6 inches
Resolution
2400x1080px

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/3.4 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
32MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.5 + f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
163.8mm x 75.8mm x 8.9mm
Weight
202g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
RAM
8GB,12GB
Operating system
Android 10
Internal storage
128GB, 256GB
Battery capacity
4,200mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A

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