Reviews

Realme XT Review

An Easy Recommendation for Budget-Conscious Buyers

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.

Realme XT Review in the UK

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.

Specifications:

Realme XTModelRMX1921
PriceAround £180 - £200
NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, September

UK availability December 2019
BODYBuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
Dimensions158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm (6.25 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size6.4 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6
ChipsetQualcomm 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
STORAGEInternal Memory64GB , 128GB
RAM4GB, 6GB, 8GB
Variants64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( Quad )64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED 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 FeaturesHDR, panorama
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
RadioFM radio Available
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
FeaturesFast battery charging 20W (VOOC Flash Charge 3.0)
ColoursPearl White, Pearl Blue

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.

Realme XT Design

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.

Image Credit: xda-developers

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.

Quad-Camera Configuration:

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.

 Image Credit: xda-developers

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.

Software:

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.

realme xt review

Battery:

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.

Review overview

Design8
Display8.5
Performance9
Camera8
Software8
Battery9
Price8

The Pros

  • Super AMOLED Display for Punchy Colours
  • Impressive Quad-Camera Setup
  • Super-fast Performance Without Any Glitch
  • A Dedicated MicroSD Card Slot

The Cons

  • Availability is Limited to Selected Countries
  • ColorOS isn’t Really Impressive
  • Ultra-Wide Lens Is Less Surprising

Summary

8.4As of now, in a mid-range section, there are plentiful marvelous choices of Realme devices – making it quite difficult to suggest only a one. In fast succession, Realme has launched smartphones that have impressed customers significantly. And Realme XT seems to be a winner once again. It offers eye-catching premium design and an attractive Super AMOLED display, but both are provided by Realme X too. However, INR 15,999 actually make Realme XT an affordable device as compared to Realme X. Both devices by Realme are offering a mind-boggling set of features. Realme X provides you with a pop-up camera and an incredible display. If that's the only thing you want, Realme X is the one you have to purchase. Nevertheless, the Realme XT feels like an upgrade to the new version because it receives a wide range of cameras and glass design.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of