realme Philippines is at it once again with another capable phone to bring better features to more people. If simply talking about head-turning specs, the realme X3 SuperZoom has a list to share. Today, we unbox and have our first look at this phone.
To watch the unboxing of this phone and check what comes with the package, our 1-minute unboxing can be seen below:
The realme X3 SuperZoom is on the chunky side of things when talking about its physique. We see right on its back the quad-camera module stacked on the upper left side just like we’ve seen in the realme 6 Pro. Our device comes in Arctic White color so we have a white back panel with color streaks of what appears to be inspired by the Aurora Borealis.
You have a sturdy frame and running on its right side is a lone power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. On the opposite side are volume buttons ergonomically placed for your finger.
Look at the bottom and we have the USB-C port for charging and transferring files. Do take note that it will also be where you plug in compatible earphones as the X3 SuperZoom doesn’t come with a 3.5mm audio jack. Also seen here are the down-firing speakers and compartment for a single SIM.
The device comes with dual punch-holes for your selfie needs. One is a 32-megapixel Sony sensor, and the second a wide-angle lens to fit more people in or include more of the background in your selfies.
Now onto its display where things get interesting. It comes with a 6.6-inch FullHD+ screen which fits a 2400 x 1080 resolution. The panel is reinforced with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 for protection against scratches and the entirety has a 90.5% screen to body ratio.
But what sets this display from other phones in its range is that it features 120Hz refresh rate. And that comes in handy when you consume media like watching or playing games. Realme has been enthusiastic to claim that it’s the only phone in its class that offers this feature.
So far, during our time with it, we are able to appreciate its 120Hz feature when it comes to gaming. I really enjoy having more fluid gameplay especially when I play Pokemon Go as it adds to the ‘real-life’ aspect of the game.
Carrying on with the rest of its specs, it has a Snapdragon 855+ CPU in its core so it can take on heavy processes. Plus, together with its 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage, you’ve got enough muscle power to run a bunch of popular game titles and productivity apps on this device.
Speaking of RAM and storage configurations, realme PH says only the 12GB/256GB variant (top-spec) will be sold in the country this coming July 9. The company says it’s for users to have a more powerful gaming and entertainment experience.
The device is powered by a 4200mAh battery and comes with 30W Dart Charge. With it, realme claims that it will be able to fully charge the phone from 0-100% in just 55 minutes. We’ll definitely let you know in our full review if that will hold true.
Lastly, navigating throughout its UI is very easy and familiar as it runs on Android 10 OS with the company’s interface on top. It still has the usual customizations for app icons, Dark Mode, etc. so that’s a good thing.
Now we go to the rear cameras which is what the SuperZoom in its name is all about. The quad-camera setup here is comprised of a 64-megapixel main camera, sm 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and an 8-megapixel Periscope (or telephoto) lens with OIS.
That last one is pretty special in a sense that it can zoom in further into subjects up to 60x magnification — whereas most phones today max out at 5x or 10x zoom. This is one feature that we’re concentrating on as we prepare for the full review.
For now, here are some sample shots. Be sure to check out that comparison of different zoom options from 1x, 5x, 10x, 60x, and then back to wide-angle.
Its Night Mode also comes with a nifty feature. Called the Starry Mode, it’s made to keep the camera’s shutter open for extended periods of time and together with software algorithm, attempt to capture the twinkle of the stars in the sky normally too dark for phone cameras to see. We have yet to do a successful test session for this feature as it’s been cloudy and raining for the past days. Stay tuned!
Additionally, it can also shoot up to 4K video at 60fps and supports UIS Max Video Stabilization which we enjoyed using during our realme 6 Pro review.
The realme X3 SuperZoom is set to be officially launched in the country this July 9, 2020, at 12:00 noon through a livestream on the official realme Philippines Facebook page. Be sure to drop by to see more of this device.
realme X3 SuperZoom specs:
6.6-inch FullHD+ display, 2400 x 1080 resolution
120Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ octa-core CPU
Adreno 640 GPU
256GB internal storage
64MP main, 8MP Periscope with 60x SuperZoom, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro
32MP main, 8MP ultra-wide selfie cameras
up to 4K @ 60fps video recording, UIS Max Video Stabilization
speakers by Dolby Atmos
Android 10 with realme UI
4,200mAh battery w/ 30W Dart Charge
Arctic White, Glacier Blue colors