Realme XT Review: First Ever Smartphone with 64MP Quad Camera

It is obvious that Realme has launched smartphones in quick succession that have more or less managed to impress consumers. The Realme XT looks like yet another winner with affordable prices and features. Realme XT was launched in India on September 16, 2019, and it is now with the trending smartphone feature, bootloader unlock. Also, Realme XT is the first-ever smartphone launched in India with the highest megapixel camera, i.e. 64MP Quad camera which makes it stand out. It is said to have the quad-camera set up next to Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Only after a few weeks of its launch, Xiaomi introduced its Note 8 Pro with 64MP quad-camera.

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Realme XT, one of the best phones to buy under Rs.15000, comes with a competitive and affordable starting price of Rs 14,990. It is much closer in look, feel, specs and performance to the Realme 5 Pro, with the big difference being a 64 MP lens instead of a 48 MP. The drop notch, quad camera strip on the back, lovely patterns and gradients, are very similar to the 5 Pro model. Because of its classy specs, Realme XT has got the attention of majority, especially the young generation. Lets take a look at its specs and features.

Realme XT Specifications

Dimensions

Height8.6mm
Width75.2mm
Length158.7mm
Weight183g (with battery)

Realme XT has dimensions of 158.7mmx75.2mmx8.6mm with glossy and elegant look. It is slim and weighs about 183g with battery. It comes with 3D hyperbola curved glass which does not scratch simply, on the front and back to offer a premium feel.

Display

Size6.4-inch (16.2cm)
Resolution2340×1080 pixel resolution at 402 ppi
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Screen to Body ratio91.9%
TypeDew-drop fullscreen with Super AMOLED screen texture
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz
Cover GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Display FeaturesNight mode for eye care

The very attractive and vibrant colors of Realme XT, Pearl White and Pearl Blue with glass finish make the phone look extraordinary and shiny. Realme XT has a fantastic and eye catching design with 6.4 inch FDH+ Super AMOLED display. The AMOLED display looks good on first glance with attractive, vibrant color, deep blacks and good viewing angles. It has a dew-drop notch holding the 16MP selfie camera. The display resolution is about 2340×1080 pixels at a pixel density of 402 ppi.

The upgraded high-precision dispensing technology and COF packaging technology allow us to reach a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. It has a screen refresh rate of about 60Hz. The display offers a 19.5:9 tall aspect ratio and the stunning night mode or dark mode which provides you immersive and complete dark experience.

The phone comes with Widevine L1 certification which allows users to watch video content in HD resolution in streaming services such as Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. The screen provides good brightness levels to view details even under bright sunlight. The display also comes with an in-display optical fingerprint scanner for secure unlocking experience.

Performance

Operating System (OS)ColorOS 6 based on Android P
Processor (CPU)Octa-core CPU 10nm processor
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 616

The Realme XT uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE chipset, which is a very capable performer and seems to be the best among the mid-range smartphones. Snapdragon 712 AIE features an Octa core 10nm processor and improves the clock-speed to 2.3 Ghz, leading to a 10% overall performance improvement over the previous generation. It also greatly enhances the efficiency in speech recognition, image processing and optimization. The phone is equipped with an Adreno 616 GPU for seamless gaming for intensive games like PUBG, without any interruptions.

Realme XT runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. There are a lot of pre-installed apps in Realme XT. Animations are fast, which is one of the positives of ColorOS. It makes the phone feel quick when it comes to opening apps. Performance is smooth and trouble-free. You will be particularly happy with this phone if you’re using it for everyday tasks. 

Storage

Storage SpecsStorage Variant OneStorage Variant TwoStorage Variant Three
RAM4GB LPDDR4X 6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal Storage64GB with UFS 2.164GB with UFS 2.1128GB with UFS 2.1
Expandable MemorymicroSD upto 256GBmicroSD upto 256GBmicroSD upto 256GB

There are three variants of Realme XT with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It comes with support for storage expandability via microSD card up to 256GB. The LPDDR4X RAM offers high speed to the overall system. The USF 2.1 technology enhances multi tasking with faster random read/write speeds.

Battery

Battery Capacity4000mAh (non removable)
Fast ChargingYes, 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash charge
Wireless ChargingNo

The Realme XT packs a 4,000mAh battery. You will get close to a full day battery life. There is 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging support, which is great. The phone gets USB Type C connectivity. Unfortunately this phone does not support wireless charging.

With 20W of power VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, only 80 minutes is needed for a full charge. While playing a heavy game continuously for an hour, the advanced charging technology recharges your phone by 51%, that is 5 times faster than normal charging. The screen power-saving feature and AI cooling reduce power consumption and prolong battery life.

Camera

Camera SpecsRear CameraFront Camera
MegapixelsMain Camera – 64MP
Ultra Wide Angle Lens – 8MP
Portrait Lens – 2MP
Macro Lens – 2MP
16MP
SensorSamsung GW1 Sony IMX471
Pixel SizeMain Camera – 0.8μm
Ultra Wide Angle Lens – 1.12μm
Portrait Lens – 1.75μm
Macro Lens – 1.74μm
Lens QuantityMain Camera – 6P lens
Ultra Wide Angle Lens – 5P lens
Portrait Lens – 3P lens
Macro Lens – 3P lens
5P
EISYesYes
ApertureMain Camera – f/1.8 
Ultra Wide Angle Lens – f/2.25
Macro Lens – f/2.4
f/2.0
FlashLED flashAuto Flash
Video4K video recording at 30fps
1080p HD video recording at 30fps/60fps
720p HD Video recording at 30fps/60fps
Slow motion up to 960fps
4K video recording at 30fps
1080p HD video recording at 30fps
Features119° ultra wide angle field of view 
Expert Mode
HDR
DLDC Edge Distortion correction
System-wide-dark mode
Time Lapse
Pano
Portrait
Super Nightscape mode
Slow-Mode
Face Unlock
Time lapse
Pano
Portrait

Rear Camera

Realme XT has the highest megapixels, 64MP quad camera with an aperture of 0.8μm. In addition to a high-resolution 64MP sensor, the Realme XT also gets an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with an aperture of 1.12μm, a 2-megapixel macro lens with an aperture of 1.74μm and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an aperture of 1.75μm.

The rear camera supports Electronic Image Stabilization for high quality pictures and videos. The ultra wide angle lens provides 119° field of view so that you can cover every detail. With the 4 cm built-in macro lens you can capture micro detail with great clarity. It has LED flash.

The Samsung GW1 sensor gives you better clarity on zooming, more detail in the picture, and sharper-looking landscape shots. Switching HDR on and shooting at 64 MP will get you huge images with high clarity. It also makes low-light photography slightly better and the Nightscape helps you shoot in the dark and the results are decent. The smartphone also allows you to take full 64-megapixel images with the “Ultra 64 MP” mode.

The rear camera supports 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps/60fps, 720p HD Video recording at 30fps/60fps and Slow motion up to 960fps. It aslo has features like HDR, System wide dark mode, panorama, portrait mode and much more.

Front Camera

Realme XT has 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. It uses Sony IMX471 sensor for better capturing of images. The front camera also manages to capture good, detailed, color-accurate images with impressive background isolation. It supports Electronic Image Stabilization and has features like face recognition, time lapse, panorama and portrait mode. the front camera also supports night mode under low light conditions. The front camera supports 4K video recording at 30fps, and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps.

Connectivity

SIMDual nano-SIM with 2G, 3G, 4G support
GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA850/900/2100MHz
FDD-LTEBands 1/3/5/8
TD-LTEBands 38/40/41(2535-2655MHz)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
USB OTGYes
USB TypeType-C
NFCNo

Realme XT comes with connectivity features like GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, hotspot, FM Radio, 3.5 audio socket and USB. It allows dual nano SIM cards with 4G connectivity. 2G and 3G SIM cards can also be used. It supports USB OTG and has got Type-C USB port. This phone has no NFC enabled in it.

Multimedia

SpecsAudioVideo
Supported FormatsWAV, AAC/M4A, MP3, WMA, AMR/AWB, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, AIFF, APE, MID/MIDI/IMY, MP2, QCELP, EVRC, 3GPPMP4

Realme XT offers good multimedia support. The audio quality during calls is good and built-in Dolby Atoms speakers are quite good for a mid-range smartphone. Verbal audio sounds clear enough even in max volume, although it lacks depth. The phone supports audio in formats such as WAV, AAC/M4A, MP3, WMA, AMR/AWB, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, AIFF, APE, MID/MIDI/IMY, MP2, QCELP, EVRC, 3GPP and the supported video format is MP4. With the 3.5mm headset jack you can connect headset for enjoying the hearing experience.

Other Specifications

ColorsPearl White and Pearl Blue
SensorsIn-Display Fingerprint Sensor
GPS/Beidou/Galileo
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Magnetic induction sensor
Gyro-meter
Acceleration sensor
Pedometer
G-sensor
Ports3.5mm headset jack
Type-C
Dual nano-SIM and TF card
AudioDolby Atmos
In The Box Accessoriesrealme XT
Type-C data cable
Flash charge adapter
Phone protection case
SIM card needle
Quick start guide
Product information including the Warranty Card

Realme XT comes with In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, GPS/Beidou/Galileo, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Magnetic induction sensor, Gyro-meter,Acceleration sensor, Pedometer and G-sensor. With all its features the Realme XT packs in plenty of options for the value.

Bootloader Unlock

Almost every top-end phone has the bootloader feature which enables you to Customize Your Phone, Install Custom ROM, Custom Kernel for your Android Device. Realme XT has also made its place with the bootloader unlock which is the most trending feature of smartphones nowadays. The phone allows you to Install Custom ROM’s, root your Realme XT, Install TWRP Recovery on your phone and increase your phone performance.

The Realme XT is a great phone. It’s a capable daily driver offering smooth performance, good cameras, day-long battery life and a bundled fast charger. It continues to be the de-facto choice in the mid-range. In the meantime, if you are looking for a smartphone with the 64-megapixel camera with high end specs then Realme XT would be a very good choice.

Pros of Realme XT

  • Attractive 3D glass design
  • Fast and smooth performance
  • Versatile 64 main camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bootloader unlock
  • Splash resistance

Cons of Realme XT

  • No NFC enabled
  • Macro lens provide less details
  • No Wireless charging
  • Very much similar to Realme 5 Pro

Realme XT FAQs:

What is Realme XT price in India?

The Realme XT price in India starts from Rs.14,990 for 4GB/64GB variant, Rs.17,999 for 6GB/64GB variant, and Rs.19,999 for 8GB/128GB variant.

When was Realme XT launched in India?

Realme XT was launched in India on September 16, 2019.

Does Realme XT Support OLED Display?

No, Realme XT does not support OLED display.

Does Realme XT supports auto brightness?

Yes, Realme XT supports auto brightness.

What is Realme XT Battery type?

Realme XT comes with Li-Po battery.

Does Realme XT supports OIS?

No, Realme XT does not support OIS.