One of the leaders in the middle segment of smartphones is Xiaomi. However, many experts believe that she should be wary of Realme. It has already gained a small market share in this niche and is taking significant steps to expand it. This becomes possible due to the presence of a consistent schedule for the release of products with good characteristics. Let's talk about one of these devices.
Design and specifications
The Realme XT smartphone comes equipped with all the essentials you need. The package includes: USB-C cable, protective case, 20 W charger, user manual and a clip for removing the SIM tray. Externally, the device looks decent. Both panels are protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The back is a gradient. The volume rocker is on the left side of the product, and the power button is on the right. Users note that the gadget is made with high quality, without unnecessary gaps and burrs.
The smartphone is equipped with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 ? 1080 pixels. The core of its hardware is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor with 4/6/8 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128 GB UFS2.1 ROM. The Adreno 616 chip is responsible for the graphic data.
The photo capabilities of the device are represented by the main camera unit and the front device. The main one has four lenses. The main one here received a resolution of 64 megapixels. He is assisted in his work by an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2 megapixel macro camera and a 2 megapixel depth sensor.
The selfie camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels.
The autonomy of the gadget is carried out using a 4000 mAh battery. The operating system is Android 9 Pie with the ColorOS 6.0.1 add-on. To ensure access security, there is a fingerprint scanner and face scanning functionality.
Display and cameras
The smartphone screen is admirable. This is partly due to the Super AMOLED panel used here with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. It is bright, contrasting, with a well-chosen balance of cool and warm tones. Some colors even suffer from excessive saturation, but this does not harm the whole image. This is especially true for green and blue tones. It is also worth noting the presence of deep blacks that cannot be reproduced by a conventional LCD matrix.
The maximum brightness level is at 430 nits. It would be nice to have a little more, but this will allow you to operate the device outdoors without problems, with the blinding sun.
For capturing photos and videos, the Realme XT has received powerful equipment. Its main camera consists of four lenses. It delivers decent dynamic range, handles highlights well, and brings details out of shadows.
The saturation of the resulting images is above average, but to improve it, there is a Chroma Boost program that works similarly to HDR.
During operation, the wide-angle sensor corrects images. Results are cropped.
The dynamic range is small, but there is practically no noise.
There is also a night mode. It functions by combining shutter speed and image selection. If the user has a steady hand, most of the shots will turn out well.
As for the macro mode, here it is not impressive. During a series of tests carried out by one of the bloggers, it was not possible to get photos with good sharpness. Therefore, if there is a need to obtain a picture of such a scale, it is better to cut the frame to a standard size.
The presence of a depth sensor allows for good portraits. Realme does a pretty good job with it. The illumination of objects is uniform, with a lot of detail.
Software & Performance
The smartphone uses the ColorOS 6.0.1 shell, which is installed on top of the main operating system. It has all the pros and cons of an ORRO product.
Unused programs can be removed, but not all. There are some pre-installed ones that cannot be processed. However, they need to be updated periodically. The add-on works the same as on other Realme models.
At Realme XT, the software is carefully matched to the hardware. When performing everyday tasks, the gadget shows an excellent level of performance. In games, it is just good, corresponding to the level of a device from the middle price segment.
Even demanding games run without lags, but the downside is that the smartphone heats up during this process. Some users may not like this.
The device has been tested on many synthetic tests. It has shown results that are above average and close to competitive.
Sound and autonomy
The speaker of the gadget has a loud and deep sound. When using the maximum sound level, slight distortion occurs, but they are not critical.
The battery of the device in its parameters is close to the standards of the middle price segment. In the case of its active use, it will be able to provide the product with energy for a day and a half. A 20 W fast charger is used to charge it. In half an hour, it will charge the smartphone by more than 50% of the maximum performance. We will carry out a full cycle in an hour and a half.
The Topic of Article: Review of the competitive smartphone Realme XT.