realme XT design
We have the Pearl White color variant of the Realme XT. The Realme XT is quite similar to the company’s Realme 5 Pro, but there are some key differences as well. You won’t be able to see the diamond pattern on the back panel, but the back of the phone shows multi-colored lines when light falls from different angles.
Apart from this, the other big change is that Realme has used Gorilla Glass 5 instead of polycarbonate on the rear panel. Scratches do not easily fall on it. The white finish looks great and doesn’t show fingerprints easily. The body is made of polycarbonate but the silver paint gives it an aluminum look.
Reality XT has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen. The phone is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The phone also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor for security that unlocks the phone faster. We did not have any problems during use. There’s a dewdrop notch at the top of the phone’s front panel and the 16-megapixel selfie camera has a spot in the notch. It can also be used for face unlock, it works well day and night.
Realme XT has a separate slot for two nano-SIM cards and one microSD card on the left side. The USB Type-C port and headphone jack are located at the bottom of the phone. Except for the 64-megapixel main camera sensor, the camera layout on the back of the phone is similar to the company’s Realme 5 series.
The camera module is slightly raised, but you will get the case in the retail box. Apart from this, there is also a Type-C cable, a 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charger, a SIM eject tool and a manual in the box. Overall, the Realme XT feels premium and it’s not very heavy either. For people’s information, we tell them that their weight is 183 grams.
Realme XT Specifications and Software
This latest phone from Realme with four rear cameras is equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. The Realme XT price starts from Rs.15,999. This price is for 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant. The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant of the phone will retail for Rs 16,999 and the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant for Rs 18,999, we have this version available for review.
UFS 2.1 flash storage has been used in Realme XT. Talking about connectivity, the phone packs Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS. The phone runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie with July 2019 security patch. The new version of the skin comes with a cleaner look, but you will still find a number of pre-installed apps.
Most of these are third-party apps like Facebook, UC Browser, etc., which can be uninstalled. You will also see OSIE Vision Effect in the Display menu. We do not receive any ads or unwanted notifications on the phone. Realme App Store sends push notifications, but you can turn them off by going to the Settings menu of the app.
Google’s Digital Wellbeing feature was not present on the phone, but the company told Gadgets 360 that the Realme XT will get the feature in a future over-the-air update. At the launch event, Realme also informed about the upcoming features, the system-wide dark mode and the function to change the font style will also be provided in the future.
Realme XT performance and battery life
The day-to-day experience of the Realme XT wasn’t much different than the Realme 5 Pro and that’s a good thing. If the phone is very long, it may be a bit difficult to use it with one hand, but if you want, you can enable one-handed mode. The screen is bright and there were no problems reading the screen in daylight, the colors on the screen are good too.
The pre-installed screen saver on the screen is helpful. We have the 8GB RAM variant of the Realme XT which runs Android smoothly and smoothly. Multitasking and app load times were quick on the phone. Heavy games ran smoothly too. PUBG Mobile ran by default on the High preset and the gameplay was smooth.
The back of the phone got a bit warm after prolonged gaming. After playing the game for 30 minutes, it drained 5 percent of the battery, which was acceptable. Due to Dolby Atmos, the sound comes from the speaker at the bottom of the phone. To bring Realme XT to life, it has been equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery.
In our battery loop test, the phone lasted 20 hours and 36 minutes. The phone supported a day of heavy use and a day and a half of light media use. During testing, we noticed that the phone ran throughout the day even after using the camera, running gaming tests, and benchmarks. With the help of fast charging, the phone battery is charged quickly. The phone’s battery was fully charged in half an hour to 46 percent, in an hour to 88 percent, and then another half hour later.
Realme XT camera
Both Realme 5 Pro and Realme X (Review) are equipped with 48-megapixel camera sensors, but this Realme phone packs a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 image sensor. The phone uses 4-in-1 pixel binning technology that saves 16MP images. If you want, you can also shoot at a resolution of 64 megapixels.
We were expecting some new additions to the Realme XT’s camera app, but nothing like this. You still can’t shoot video with the wide-angle camera, and there’s no way to adjust the level of background blur in portrait mode. The good news is that Realme has revealed that Nightscape mode for the selfie camera will be added to the phone with a future update.
The 64-megapixel main sensor captures detailed pixel-cluster images. HDR worked well, colors had decent saturation, and autofocus was fast. Even distant objects looked good in landscape mode. Compared to the pixel binning image, the full-resolution image captured by the Realme XT had cooler color tones and less noise in the shadow areas.
The sensor captures colors and details well even in low light. There was a bit of grain in the shaded areas, but you’ll also see it if you zoom in on the image. Detail was captured well in close-ups. Focus speed was fast and the built-in AI detects objects well.
Focus speed was fast even in low light, colors and details were captured well. Many times, the camera app used to boost colors because the scene or object seemed vivid and dramatic. The rest of the cameras are the same as we’ve seen before on the Realme 5 Pro. The 8-megapixel wide-angle camera captured decent details in daylight, but colors weren’t very accurate.
The 2-megapixel macro camera helps take extreme close-ups. Realme XT works fine when using portrait mode. Edge detection was also good thanks to the 2-megapixel depth sensor, and details were sharp. The 16-megapixel front camera on the front panel of the Realme XT takes good selfies.
The beauty mode is not very aggressive and HDR also works well. Details were also well captured. In low light, the phone managed to capture usable images with decent skin tones. Like the Realme 5 Pro, the video taken with the selfie camera has also been stabilized.
The phone is capable of recording videos at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second but without stabilization. The image quality was good, but the colors are exaggerated. You can record 1080p video at 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second.
Realme XT is another solid option in the company’s smartphone lineup, but customers have other options in this price segment as well. The choice between Realme XT, Realme 5 Pro and Realme X (Review) depends on what you want from the phone. Talking about specifications, Realme 5 Pro and Realme XT are very close to each other.
The top variant of Reality XT costs Rs 18,999. If you want a good camera on the phone, the four cameras provided on the Realme XT might come in handy. Realme XT is packed with many features in this price segment. Considering the phone’s main camera, the camera app should have had more features and 4K low-light video could have been better.<!–