Table of contents:
- Elegance and changes in design
- Realme X3 SuperZoom, specifications
- Zoom is here to stay
- Selfie for every moment
- Video recording
- Realme UI, an acquaintance with Android 10
- Security for all tastes
- Display at 120 Hz
- Autonomy not intended for 120 Hz
- A sound above average
- Excellent performance
- Realme X3 SuperZoom, an attractive smartphone
Realme continues to bet on high-end smartphones, and below we will show you all the details and our experiences in the review of the Realme X3 SuperZoom.
Realme is one of the firms that currently has the most phones on the market. Luckily, the vast majority have passed through our hands and we have been able to share our experience with all of them, right down to the last one, the Realme 6 Pro.
We have also compared the company's little brothers such as the comparison between the Realme 5i and the Realme 6i. On this occasion we will see the company's new commitment to take over the high-end range.
First of all we must take into account that this new Realme X3 SuperZoom corresponds to a terminal belonging to the company's high-end range, just above the Realme 6 Pro and below the flagship of the signature, as is the Realme X50 Pro 5G of which we already saw the first impressions.
Elegance and changes in design
Realme is quite a firm of continuity, although we must point out that in the Realme X3 SuperZoom the design has changed slightly. In this case, our unit has a pearl white finish called Arctic White, a color that suits the terminal very well.
On the front, we find the 6.6-inch screen that has a refresh rate up to 120 Hz In the upper left, there is the encapsulation where the front cameras of the Realme X3 SuperZoom are housed. At the top, there is the speaker through which we can answer incoming calls.
If we go to the bottom of the device, we find the USB Type-C port, the SIM card tray, the microphone with which we can answer calls and the speaker with which we can play multimedia content.
On the left edge, the volume up and down buttons are housed.
At the top, the microphone that will be in charge of picking up the audio while we make video recordings.
On the right side, we find the lock, off and on button in which we also findintegrated fingerprint sensor.
On the back of the terminal we find the cameras in the classic Realme arrangement, vertically.
In this case, we find the sensor that is located at the top does not have a ring that changes color depending on the incidence of light, but has a square shape. On the side, we find the Realme logo.
Realme X3 SuperZoom, specifications
Before knowing all its details, let's see what the Realme X3 SuperZoom hides inside:
- Display: 6.6-inch FHD+ with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, 90% of the percentage of the front.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+.
- RAM memory: 6/8/12 GB LPDDR4x.
- Internal storage: 64/128/256 GB UFS 3.0.
- Rear camera: 64 MP f/1.8 main sensor + 8 MP wide angle with f/3.4 + 8 MP f/2.3 periscope + 2 MP f/2.4 macro sensor.
- Front camera: 32 MP f/2.5 wide-angle sensor + 8 MP f/2.2 main sensor.
- Connectivity: 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, etc.
- Ports and sensors: USB type C and fingerprint sensor.
- Battery: 4,200 mAh with fast charging at 30 W.
- Operating system: Realme UI based on Android 10.
Zoom is here to stay
If there is something fashionable in the telephone market, it is the inclusion of zooms. In this case, this functionality would take on a certain role since we are dealing with a terminal whose last name is SuperZoom.
We must mention that the terminal in question has the possibility of performing a zoom of up to 60 magnifications, even greater than that of the Huawei P40 Pro, but lower than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The configuration of sensors that integrates the Realme X3 SuperZoom is the following:
- Macro sensor: 2 MP with a focal aperture of 2.4.
- Main sensor: 64 MP with 1.8 focal aperture.
- Periscope: 8 MP with focal aperture 3.4.
- Wide angle: 8 MP with 119º vision and a 2.3 focal aperture.
It is very difficult to miss any type of sensor in this device since, as we can see, it has almost everything. We must emphasize that the sensors included in the Realme X3 SuperZoom are different from those included in the normal X3 model.
Now let's see the pictures we can get with the different sensors.
Let's start with the 2 MP macro sensor. In this case, the sensor has a very fair quality, although we must bear in mind that it is a sensor with which we can achieve more than enough results.
In the main sensor, the artificial intelligence incorporated in the Realme X3 SuperZoom is already beginning to come into play, although we will always have the possibility of deactivating it.
The artificial intelligence in this case will enhance the colors and adjust different camera parameters, but it will not recognize the scene beyond whether or not we are indoors.
We must bear in mind that, despite the fact that the main sensor has 64 MP, the captures will be made16 MP, unless we use the 64 MP mode This is due to Quad Pixel technology that joins the pixels in order to capture more light.
The photographs that we can get in daytime situations with the main sensor are quite good, in every way. Although the only thing to note is that by itself, the terminal does not allow us to enlarge the photograph too much from the gallery, so the level of detail that we appreciate is limited.
If we use the 2x zoom, the quality is maintained in the vast majority of aspects in daytime situations.
In the case of the 5x zoom, the quality does drop, but the stabilization is maintained and we manage to get quite good photos.
If we use the 10x zoom, the detail and quality improve compared to the 5x zoom.
In the case of using the 60x zoom, even greater than that of the Huawei P40 Pro, we can distinguish objects even though the device cannot focus correctly.
The wide angle of the X3 SuperZoom corresponds to a really wide angle, which will allow us to capture large objects or buildings despite their proximity. The quality has surprised us, although the capture of detail is almost nil.
In night situations, the X3 SuperZoom maintains its composure well and depending on which situations, when we activate the artificial intelligence, we get a better definition. Although, as is common, we find quite a bit of noise in the image and it tends to get worse as we zoom in.
Selfie for every moment
The Realme X3 SuperZoom inherits one of the functions that we liked the most from the Realme 6 Pro, which was the integration of a dual sensor in the front camerathrough which, depending on the circumstance, we could use the wide angle, or on the contrary, the main sensor.
- Main sensor: 8 MP with focal aperture 2.5.
- Wide angle: 32 MP with focal aperture 2.2.
The pictures we get with the front cameras of the Realme X3 SuperZoom are really good in the vast majority of situations. As is logical in night situations, the image quality decreases.
The wide-angle sensor is really useful for when there are several of us taking the picture. In this sensor we did notice a much more noticeable drop in quality than in the main sensor.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom has the possibility of recording up to 4K at 60 fps, although if we want to make use of the large sensor angular, it is possible that we prefer to make recordings in a lower quality, such as 1080 at 60 fps to be able to make recordings with each of the sensors that make up the terminal, with the exception of the macro.
We must bear in mind that stabilization at 4K at 60 fps is worse than what we can find in 1080 at 30 or 60 fps. In night situations noise appears in the image, but the stabilization maintains composure quite well.
On the other hand, what we miss is the possibility of exchanging the different sensors at the same time that we make recordings.
Realme UI, an acquaintance with Android 10
Realme UI is the evolution of ColorOS 6.1, the customization layer with which Realme landed in Spain. It is a customization layer that has been improving notably in terms of fluidity due to the different updates it has been receiving over time.
We have gone from an EMUI or MIUI to a customization layer that is much more reminiscent of OxygenOS, from OnePlus, Realme's sister firm.
On the other hand, it should be noted that Realme UI offers a balance between a multitude of options and without giving up continuing to enjoy the fluidity of the systemwhich becomes even more impressive when we make use of the 120 Hz panel that the device incorporates.
It should be noted that there has been a change compared to previous models, since now in Realme UI, on the left side a Google news board appearsand not a kind of "Shelf" as we saw in other Realme terminals, although everything is possible to configure.
Security for all tastes
In this case, the Realme X3 SuperZoom has many types of unlocking. The fingerprint sensor, as we have commented in the design section, is located on the device's lock, on and off button itself.
Although it is true that this location is not one of our favourites, the Realme X3 SuperZoom has a fingerprint sensor that works better and noticeably faster in the case of the Realme 6 Pro.
On the other hand, we find facial recognition, which despite being done through software, has interesting options and it is quite safe since it does not unlock us with the mask on or with our eyes closed, although the latter is configurable.
In night situations, the solution that Realme has chosen is the possibility of giving us a flash through a white light that is displayed on the screen to illuminate our facesand thus be able to unblock ourselves in any type of situation.
Display at 120 Hz
One of the peculiarities that this new Realme X3 SuperZoom includes is the 6.6-inch screen, which hasrefresh rate up to 120 Hz Although it is not the first smartphone to feature a display with such a high refresh rate, the experience is not as impressive as we expected.
The touch of the Realme X3 SuperZoom works really well, and together with the 120 Hz refresh rate, the experience it offers us is very fluid. The panel has a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 FHD+ that occupies 90.5% of the front ratio.
Although the experience is very smooth, we didn't notice a very noticeable difference between 90 Hz and 120 Hz as we It happened when Realme decided to include 90 Hz in the Realme X2 Pro.
At the color level, the panel that integrates the Realme X3 SuperZoom has some colors that are very faithful to reality, although it is worth commenting that we have missed a bit of saturation in the colors. It should be noted that we can enjoy the screen between 60 and 120 Hz automatically or constantly in any of the two modes.
Autonomy not intended for 120 Hz
The Realme X3 SuperZoom integrates a 4,200 mAh battery that has offered us different figures:
- Using WiFi and 120 Hz, the battery has given us 8 hours of active screen.
- Making a demanding use of the terminal with games and the screen at 120 Hz, it has offered us 4 and a half hours of active screen.
- In mixed use, with an automatic change between 60 and 120 Hz we have been able to obtain data of around 5 hoursactive screen, which is not bad, but is below expectations.
You have to keep in mind that the Realme 6 Pro has a 90 Hz panel and integrates a larger 100 mAh battery, so when we use 120 Hz, autonomy is reduced notably.
The 4,200 mAh battery has a fast charge at 30 W, through which we can enjoy our smartphone recharged at100% around 1 hour.
A sound above average
Realme is one of the firms that seems to have forgotten a bit about the inclusion of a double speaker in its devices. In this case, the terminal has a single speaker directed to the multimedia section.
The audio is one of the sections where it surprises. The sweet spot is found around 75%, although if we speed up a bit we can reach 85% without too much distortion.
In this case, the Realme X3 SuperZoom has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, accompanied by different storage and RAM configurations, as we have already seen in the specifications.
As we can imagine, the performance of the processor is really good and with which we have been able to play different demanding games like Asph alt 9 where the performance has been very good and we have not noticed any type of frame drop or lag. On the other hand, loading times have been very fast.
As with most of the brand's smartphones, this X3 SuperZoom does not get hot during recharging and in a way very slight when we are demanding.
Realme X3 SuperZoom, an attractive smartphone
The Realme X3 SuperZoom is located between two large terminals and has taken parts from both the Realme 6 Pro and the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
There are some aspects where, although it is true that the terminal stands out, in others we notice that something is missing. Even so, it corresponds to an option to take into account if we do not want to bet on 5G.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom will be on sale from June 1 in a single configuration of 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage for 499 eurosIt will be available in a pearl white, the same color as shown in the images, and an electric blue called "Glacier Blue".
Strengths of the Realme X3 SuperZoom in our review
- Versatile photography and at a good level.
- High-end hardware.
- Fluency as a way of navigating.
Weak points of the Realme X3 SuperZoom in our review
- Very fair battery.
- No 3.5mm jack.
- Fingerprint sensor in an inaccessible position.
- Design: 9
- Display: 8
- Hardware: 8
- Autonomy: 7
- Camera: 8
- Software: 7
- Price: 7
- Overall score: 7.7