Realme has launched a new smartphone in its smartphone lineup and is named Realme XT. The main feature of the Realme XT is the 64-megapixel primary camera sensor. The Realme XT is launched between Realme 5 Pro and Realme X. In view of the competition, Xiaomi will also bring its Redmi Note 8 Pro, but it has not yet been launched in the Indian market. Is the Realme phone with a 64 megapixel camera sensor right for you? To find out, we have tested Realme XT.
Design of Realme XT
We have the Pearl White color variant of Realme XT. Realme XT is very similar to the company’s Realme 5 Pro, but there are some major differences. On the back panel you won’t get a glimpse of the diamond pattern, but the rear of the phone shows a multi-color line when it gets light from different angles.
Another major change is that Realme has used the Gorilla Glass 5 instead of poly-carbonate on the back panel. Scratches don’t get on it easily. The white finish looks good, but the fingerprints are not easily visible. Poly-carbonate is used in body making, but it is aluminium because of silver paint.
The Realme XT features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen. The phone is protected from Gorilla Glass 5. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security that unlocks the phone faster. We did not suffer during use. The front panel has an upward drop notch and the 16-megapixel selfie camera has a place in the notch. It can also be used for face unlock, it works well during daylight and night.
The Realme XT has two Nano-SIM cards on the left and a separate slot for microSD cards. The USB Type-C port and the headphones jack have found a place in the lower part of the phone. The camera layout on the back of the phone, except for the 64 megapixel primary camera sensor, is like the company’s Realme 5 Series.
The camera module is slightly embossed but you will find the case in the retail box. The box also features a Type-C cable, 20 Watt Wook 3.0 fast charger, SIM eject tool and manual. Overall, the Realme XT looks premium and is not too weighty. You can tell people it weighs 183 grams.
Realme XT Specifications & Software
The latest handset with four rear cameras is mated to an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. The price of Realme XT starts at Rs 15,999. The price is priced at 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant will be sold for Rs 16,999 and the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant will be sold for Rs 18,999, we have this version available for review.
Realme XT uses UFS 2.1 Flash Stores. Connectivity: The phone features dual 4G VOLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS. The phone runs on the July 2019 security patch besides the Color OS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The new version of Skin comes with a clean like but you’ll still find many pre-installed apps.
Most of this is third-party apps such as Facebook, UC Browser,., that can be uninstalled. You’ll also find OSIE Vision Effect in the display menu. We did not receive advertisements or unwanted notifications on the phone. The Realme App Store sends push notifications but you can also turn it off by going to the app’s settings menu.
While Google’s digital well-being feature phone was not available, the company told Gadgets 360 that Realme XT will get the feature through an over-the-air update. At the launch event, Realme also mentioned about the upcoming features: system-wide dark mode and change of font style will also be given in the coming time.
Realme XT performance and battery life
Realme XT’s day-to-day experience was not very different from Realme 5 Pro and that’s a good thing. If the phone is too long, it can be a little difficult to use with one hand, but you can unmask the one-hand mode if you wish. The display is bright and there is no problem reading on the display in the light of day, the colors on the display also look good.
The screen guard already on the display is useful. We have 8 GB RAM variant of Realme XT that drives Android smooth without any problems. Multitasking and app load time was faster. Heavy games also went well. PUBG Mobile went on a default high preset and the gameplay was smooth.
The back of the phone got a little heated after the extended game play. After playing the game for 30 minutes, 5 percent of the battery was consumed which was acceptable. Dolby ATMOS makes the sound faster than the speaker at the bottom of the phone. The Realme XT is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
In our battery loop test, the phone co-wrote for 20 hours and 36 minutes. The phone calls on the heavy use took place one day and another on the light use from the media for one-and-a-half days. During the testing, we noticed that even after using the camera, running the gaming test and benchmark, the phone ran throughout the day. Fast charging allows the phone’s battery to be charged faster. In half an hour, the battery was fully charged after taking up to 46 percent, 88 percent in an hour and half an hour.
Realme XT Camera
Both the Realme 5 Pro and realme X (review) are equipped with a 48-megapixel camera sensor, but the Realme phone features a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 image sensor. The phone uses 4-in-1 pixels bining technology that saves a 16-megapixel picture. You can also shoot at 64 megapixel resolution if you wish.
We were expecting realme XT’s camera app to have some new extra features, but there was nothing like it. You still can’t shoot videos using a wide-angle camera and there’s no way to adjust the level of the background blur in portrait mode. GOOD NEWS is that Realme revealed that the phone will be connected to nightscape mode for selfie camera with future updates.
The 64-megapixel primary sensor captures the detail, pixel-binary shots. The HDR works well, the saturation in the colors was good and the autofocus is also faster. Remote objects also look good in landscape mode. Compared to the pixel-bining image, the picture taken by Realme XT in full resolution had a cool color tone and low noise in the shadow area.
Even in low light, the sensor captures colors and details very well. There are a few grains in the shadow area, but you will also see it when you zoom in and see the picture. The details were well captured in close-up shots. The focus speed was fast and the built-in AI recognizes the object well.
Even in low light, the focus speed was faster, the colors and details were well captured. The camera app boosted the colors, which made the scene or object look vivid and dramatic. Other cameras are the same as we’ve seen before in Realme 5 Pro. The 8-megapixel wide-angle camera was a well-captured in the light of day, but the colors were not very accurate.
The 2 megapixel macro camera helps to take extreme close-up shots. Realme XT works well when using portrait mode. The age detection was also good because of the 2 megapixel depth sensor and the detail crisp came. The 16-megapixel front camera on the front panel of the Realme XT takes a good selfie.
Beauty mode is not very aggressive and HDR also works well. The details were also well captured. In low light, the phone used to draw pictures with good skin tones that could be used. Like the Realme 5 Pro, the video made with a selfie camera was also stabilized.
The phone can record videos at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second but without stabilization. The image quality was good but the colors get more boosted. You can record a video of 1080 resolution at 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second.
Realme XT is another strong option in the company’s smartphone lineup, but customers also have other options in the price segment. The choice of the phone between Realme XT, Realme 5 Pro and Realme X (Review) depends on what you want from the phone. In terms of specifications, the Realme 5 Pro and Realme XT are very close to each other.
The top variant of the Realme XT is priced at Rs 18,999. If you want a good camera on your phone, the four realm XT cameras can be useful for you. The Realme XT is equipped with several features in this price segment. Considering the phone’s primary camera, the camera app should have more features and low-light video on 4K could have been better.