Realme XT is the company’s 3rd smartphone sporting a quad-camera configuration outback after Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro that launched within a span of one month. It indicates that Realme wants to capture the world rapidly with its state-of-the-art phones and also wants to lead the chart worldwide like Samsung and Huawei. The availability of Realme XT UK isn’t yet confirmed, but it’s mainly about a gigantic 64MP quad-camera configuration that comes quite a few weeks ahead of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro that too houses a 64MP quad-camera setup.
It has been seen that Realme has a habit of launching its smartphones with key features such as a 64MP quad-camera system is a key selling point of Realme XT – but frankly speaking its premium design make it stand out from a crowd too.
We have summarised everything in our Realme XT Review in the UK alongside its official release date and pricing details. Be noted that everything mentioned here on this page is entirely based on online sources as we don’t test devices physically. So, checking its specifications from the merchant’s official site would be a bold move before buying.
Release Date and Price:
September 16th was an official Realme XT release date in India, and it’s currently on sale across the country, one can buy it with immediate effects. Either it comes in other Asian countries or not, it’s not yet announced. Importantly, we are short on words in terms of Realme XT release date in the UK.
Very much like its official availability in the UK, Realme XT Price UK is yet to be confirmed too. However, as it’s officially shining on stores in India, so one can there get his/her hands on one after spending INR 15,999 for its 4GB + 64GB whereas 6GB + 64GB set users back INR 16,999. The 3rd variant with 8GB + 128GB of onboard memory goes for a whopping INR 18,999.
Putting an educated guess, Realme XT Indian rupees convert to approx. £180 for its base variant 4GB + 64GB and £190 for 6GB + 64GB variant. And as far as 8GB + 128GB variant is concerned, it’s likely to cost around £215. It’ll be available in two colours to choose from – Pearl Blue and Pearl White.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH DATE||Announced||2019, September|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, September |
UK availability December 2019
|BODY||Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame|
|Dimensions||158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm (6.25 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DESIGN & DISPLAY||Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours|
|Size||6.4 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Covered (Protective)||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PLATFORM||Operating System (OS)||Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)|
|Central Processing Unit (CPU)||Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)||Adreno 616|
|STORAGE||Internal Memory||64GB , 128GB|
|RAM||4GB, 6GB, 8GB|
|Variants||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
|Memory Card||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|CAMERA||Rear ( Quad )||64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP|
|Rear Camera Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Rear Camera Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS|
|Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )||16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1", 1.0µm|
|Secondary Camera Features||HDR, panorama|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS ( Global Positioning System )||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio Available|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|SOUND||Alert type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Mic||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Features||Fast battery charging 20W (VOOC Flash Charge 3.0)|
|Colours||Pearl White, Pearl Blue|
|Price||Around £180 - £200|
Design and Display:
Realme, with its XT, has used almost the same layout which we have already seen in Realme X. The display is even the same as well. Very much unlike Realme X with a pop-up camera mechanism, Realme XT is offering a waterdrop-like notch for a selfie snapper.
And outback, a rear camera module is positioned on the top left corner without any fingerprint scanner. Hence, one can enjoy an on-screen fingerprint scanner to get it unlocked.
The front side is covered by an impressive 6.4-inches display – based on Super AMOLED along with a notch (waterdrop). Performance-wise, the display is vivid and vibrant with small bezels, and there is a little amount of chin. Besides, Super AMOLED display helps with a best of darks. In terms of build quality and its overall look, Realme XT has done an excellent job. And in all, it feels good while using and holding in hand – thanks to its 3D curves that make it easy to hold.
Storage and Hardware:
Digging down inside Realme XT, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Chipset which makes it company’s second smartphone to have it after Realme 5 Pro. The Chipset is based on 10nm architecture – partnered with Adreno 616 GPU – thus, it’s offering almost 10% fast performance as compared to Snapdragon 710 Chipset.
Not only this, it offers around 2 times better AI performance and around 45% better performance in terms of graphics. It’s up to snuff performance-wise as Realme XT can run multiple apps simultaneously and graphic-enriched games without any glitch or hiccup.
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You won’t notice any delay or lag in routine use given memory-heavy applications and social media. When it comes to extensive multitasking and heavy gaming, Realme XT shines as well. There is a total of three models to choose from – 4GB with 64GB, 6GB with 64GB and 8GB with 128GB. A triple card slot is being offered by Realme as well for its Realme XT which means one can use two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card at once.
As mentioned above, Realme XT comes loaded with rear cameras on its rear. It’s the company’s 3rd smartphone after Realme 5 and 5 Pro that flaunts a quad-camera setup. The first 64MP sensor is partnered with three other sensors to capture different scenes. The other sensors include 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP dedicated macro camera and 2MP depth sensor.
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The primary camera captures excellent pictures with a broad range of dynamics and contrast. The reproduction of colours may look a bit overpowering, but others might prefer it. The shutter in auto mode is exceptionally fast without any virtual lag. The details and zoom capacity you will receive (as long as you are in the right lighting conditions) will give you far more space for editing. Probably you will get better without ever turning it on, but the choice is available if you need it.
The selfie camera, on the other hand, is 16MP that comes with multiple shooting modes as well as numerous filters to enhance selfies. The AI-powered performs excellently and captures a lot of details and colours.
The phone is running on Android Pie 9.0 operating system with ColorOS 6 UI on top. The user interface is filled with characteristics and bloatware and provides smooth efficiency like any other non-stock device. Bloatware and customisations are available, but it’s not really bad. In their most recent software edition, Realme has added a ton of characteristics, which looks fresh and sorted.
Last but absolutely no the least, Realme XT is comprising a slightly bigger battery with a capacity of 4000mAh. But it’s compared to Realme 5 quite smaller as Realme 5 offers customers with a hefty 5000mAh battery. The handset is supporting VOOC 3.0 super-fast charging too with a Type-C powered 20W fast charger.
According to reports, Realme XT can be charged from 0% to 100% in less than 80 minutes, and as far as its performance is concerned, it can last throughout the day with heavy usage and almost two days with moderate usage.
With mixed activities such as performing multiple tasks, playing games or continuous video playback, it can shoot up an entire day without being charged. As mentioned, Realme offers a fast 20W charger in the box – therefore, you no need to get it from the market separately.