Realme X3 Superzoom, Zooming in the details of the device

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Expert Score

Realme X3 Superzoom: Why does anyone need superzoom on their cellphone?

The Good
  • Great Cameras
  • Good Battery
The Bad
  • Not the best screen

As you can guess from the name, the Realme X3 Superzoom has a very interesting selling point. It can zoom up to 60x with the new periscope zoom lens. The latest smartphone from Realme comes in for 79,999 PKR. Is it worth the price? Let’s find out.

Processor, RAM and Storage

Realme has opted for a flagship-level chipset in the Superzoom. The Snapdragon 855+ was Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, so there is no doubt that it will be able to handle anything and everything thrown at it. The X3 Superzoom has 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0. It is definitely a powerhouse on the spec sheet.

Camera

The Realme X3 Superzoom has an 8MP periscope lens, a 64MP main camera for taking HDR+ pictures, 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro lens for close-up shots. Coming to the features, the cameras have UIS Max Video Stabilization, a pro mode, Starry Mode (for bright night shots), and 4K recording at 30 FPS.

The X3 Superzoom can take great portrait shots and we did not notice any extra noise in the images. The face and depth detection does a fairly good job separating the background and the object in focus.Realme’s cameras are right up there with the best. The 64MP main camera uses Samsung’s GW1, 1/1.72” sensor and the 32MP front camera uses Sony’s IMX 616.

Talking about the Superzoom, while it’s definitely neat to be able to zoom in at up to 60x, but the question is, why? Maybe to capture a starry night, or spy on someone, or maybe wildlife photography, but it is not exactly practical for everyone else. Still, it is the selling point of the X3, and Realme has delivered on what they promised.

Design and Display

Realme has gone for the 3D curve design which makes the phone easy to hold. The large 1080p 6.6 inch display has a punch-hole, sports 120Hz refresh rate and has 399 PPI pixel density. Needless to say, using the phone is a very smooth and responsive experience. The only drawback for some will be the LCD panel instead of OLED.The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the device is “Splash resistant”. Although we will still test it out on our YouTube channel.

Battery

The Realme X3 Superzoom is powered by a 4200 mAh battery that can be charged via a Type-C 30W Dart or VOOC charger. This means that the X3 Superzoom will charge over 50% in less than half an hour.

Verdict

The Realme X3 Superzoom is a good deal, but only if you really want that zoom lens. Other than that, we have seen a lot of the features here in many other devices as well. Still, the Superzoom has good cameras, beefy internals, and a very responsive screen. We will let you guys decide if you think buying it is worth it.

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