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Realme XT review: 10 key points to know before you buy this 64MP quad camera phone

Realme XT is the newest phone from the company that touts a 64MP quad camera setup and AMOLED display. Here is our review of the smartphone in 10 key points.

Realme XT review: 10 key points to know before you buy this 64MP quad camera phone

Realme XT starts at Rs 15,999 touting a 64MP quad camera and AMOLED display.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Realme XT price starts at Rs 15,999.
  • In our review, we said that the phone offers great value for money.
  • It sports a 64MP quad camera setup and AMOLED display.

Realme XT is the latest smartphone from the company's ever-expanding lineup in India. Realme has been quite aggressive in bringing new phones to the country this year. Within a span of one month, the company has launched three quad camera phones. These are the Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro and the newly launched Realme XT. The Realme XT is the company's first 64MP quad camera phone and the first phone to offer this camera setup in India.

We recently reviewed the Realme XT and called a fantastic addition to Realme's current lineup of phones. With a starting price of Rs 15,999, the Realme XT offers a combination of high-end features that makes it look better even in front of the Realme X, which the company considers its flagship model. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to know about the Realme XT before you buy the smartphone.

-- The Realme XT may look like a lot of previous Realme phones from a distance, but don't be fooled. This is the company's first Realme phone to come with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. The curved glass design offers makes the phone feel premium in the hand. It also comes in two gradient colour options - Pearl Blue and Pearl White.

-- Talking a little further about the design, the Realme XT is lighter than the Realme X despite offering a glass body and slightly bigger battery. The XT also supports storage expandability via a microSD card, which is not found on the Realme X.

-- The 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Dewdrop display offers a small waterdrop notch. The display looks great with vivid colours, good viewing angles and brightness levels. The notch is barely intrusive while watching content, but if you want a slightly bigger, completely notch-free experience then the Realme X is the one to go for.

-- The Realme XT comes with Widevine L1 certification, which means you will be able to stream content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in sharp HD resolution.

-- The USP of the Realme XT is its 64MP quad camera setup, which is a first in its segment. In fact, there is no other phone right now that offers a 64MP quad camera setup in India, which gives the Realme XT an edge over the competition. Realme is using Samsung's 64-megapixel GW1 sensor for the primary camera, which offers detailed, high resolution photos in daylight.

-- The camera system on the Realme XT is also versatile as it includes an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. This is a good combination of sensors to have on a phone as it frees you up to capture photos through different perspectives. That being said, you should be aware that you won't get exceptional quality from these three sensors. The macro lens, in particular, will lack detail and clarity while shooting close-up shots, and it is best used in bright daylight. There are also features like Chroma Boost, HDR and Nightscape to help you capture better-looking photos in most lighting conditions.

-- Realme XT is powered by a 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 712 SoC that comes equipped with Adreno 616 GPU. This is the same processor powering the Realme 5 Pro as well, so expect both the phones to deliver similar performances. The Snapdragon 712 SoC is fast and smooth mid-range chipset that can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. It is also a great processor for gaming as it can handle graphic-intensive games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 smoothly even at high graphic settings.

-- Realme XT ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie, which might be the biggest feature that could put off consumers. ColorOS 6 comes with a lot of bloatware like pre-installed apps that can clutter up the UI. That being said, ColorOS offers fast animations which makes the UI feel snappier than most.

-- Relame XT comes with a 4,000mAh battery, which is slightly bigger than the battery inside the Realme X. It is still only good for a full-day usage, but the battery life is consistent. Whether it is gaming or streaming videos for a few hours, the Realme XT battery life will drain at a steady pace. The phone also comes with some battery optimisation features that allows to get some extra juice out of it.

-- What compliments the all-day battery life is VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The Realme XT ships with a 20W fast charger that will charge the device up from zero to 100 per cent in about 80 minutes over Type-C.

Overall, the Realme XT offers a lot of value for money and is a solid addition to the lineup. In a lot of ways it looks like a better option compared to the Realme X. It is a premium-looking phone with an attractive AMOLED display and a good set of cameras for its price.

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