Design of Realme XT
We have a Pearl White color variant of Reality XT. Realme XT is very similar to the company’s Realme 5 Pro, but there are some major differences. You will not get a glimpse of the diamond pattern on the back panel, but multi-color lines are seen in the back of the phone when the light comes from different angles.
Apart from this, another major change is that Realme has used Gorilla Glass 5 instead of polycarbonate on the back panel. Scratches do not fall easily on this. White finish looks good, fingerprints are not easily seen on it. Polycarbonate has been used to make the body but due to the silver paint it gives it the appearance of aluminum.
Reality XT has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen. The phone is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security which rapidly unlocks the phone. We did not face any problem during use. The front panel of the phone has a dewdrop notch on the top and a 16-megapixel selfie camera has got a place in the notch. It can also be used for face unlock, it works well in daylight and night.
Realme XT has two nano-SIM cards on the left and a separate slot for MicroSD card. The USB Type-C port and headphone jack have got space at the bottom of the phone. The camera layout on the back of the phone is similar to the company’s Realme 5 Series, except for the 64 megapixel primary camera sensor.
The camera module is slightly embossed but you will find the case in the retail box. Apart from this, the box also has Type-C cable, 20 Watt 3.0 fast charger, SIM eject tool and manual. Overall, Realme XT seems premium and not too heavy. For the information of people, let us know that it weighs 183 grams.
Realme XT Specifications and Software
This latest handset with four rear cameras of Reality is equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. The price of Reality XT starts at Rs 15,999. This price is of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants. The phone’s 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant will be sold for Rs 16,999 and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant for Rs 18,999, we have this version available for review.
UFS 2.1 flash stores have been used in Reality XT. Talking about connectivity, the phone includes dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS. The phone runs on the ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie and the July 2019 security patch. The new version of Skin comes with Clean Look but you will still find many pre-installed apps.
Most of these are third-party apps such as Facebook, UC Browser, etc. Let us know that they can be uninstalled. In the display menu, you will also see OSIE Vision Effect. We did not receive advertisements or unsolicited notifications in the phone. Realme App Store sends push notifications but you can also close it by going to the Settings menu of the app.
Google’s digital wellbeing feature was not present in the phone, but the company told Gadgets 360 that Realme XT will get this feature in the future through an over-the-air update. In the launch event, Realme had also told about the upcoming features, system-wide dark mode and to change the font style, the feature will be given in the coming time.
Realme XT’s performance and battery life
The Day to Day experience of Reality XT was not much different from Realme 5 Pro and it is a good thing. If the phone is long, it can be a bit difficult to use it with one hand but you can enable one-hand mode if you want. The displays are bright and there was no problem reading on the display in daylight, colors on the display also look good.
The screen guard already installed on the display is useful. We have an 8 GB RAM variant of Realme XT which runs Android smooth without any problems. Multitasking and app load time in the phone was fast. Heavy games also did well. PUBG Mobile by default ran on the high preset and the gameplay was smooth.
After extended gameplay, the back of the phone heated up a bit. After playing the game for 30 minutes, 5 percent battery consumption was acceptable. Due to the Dolby Atmos, the sound at the bottom of the phone is louder than the speaker. To make life in Realme XT, 4,000 mAh battery has been provided.
In our battery loop test, the phone ran for 20 hours and 36 minutes. The phone supported one day on heavy usage and one and a half days on light usage from the media. During testing, we noticed that even after using the camera, gaming test and running the benchmark, the phone ran all day. With the help of fast charging, the phone battery gets charged fast. Phone battery was up to 46 percent in half an hour, 88 percent in one hour and after taking half an hour longer, the phone battery was fully charged.
Realme XT Camera
Both Realme 5 Pro and Realme X (Review) are equipped with 48 megapixel camera sensor but this phone of Reality has 64 megapixel Samsung GW1 image sensor. The phone uses 4-in-1 pixel binding technology that saves a 16-megapixel picture. If you want, you can also shoot at 64 megapixel resolution.
We were expecting some new additional features in the camera app of Realme XT, but there was nothing like it. You still cannot shoot video using a wide-angle camera and there is no way to adjust the level of background blur in portrait mode. One good news is that Realme stated that with future updates, the phone will be added to the nightscape mode for the selfie camera.
The 64-megapixel primary sensor detail captures pixel-binding shots. HDR works well, saturation in colors was good and autofocus is also fast. In landscape mode even distant objects looked good. If compared to the pixel-binning image, the color taken by Reality XT in full-resolution picture was cool and the noise in the shadow area was low.
In low light, the sensor captures colors and details well. A few grains appeared in the shadow area, but you will also see this when you zoom in and see the picture. The detail was captured well in the close up shots. Focus speed was fast and built-in AI identifies objects well.
The focus speed was fast even in low light, colors and details were captured well. Many times the camera app boosted the colors due to which the scene or object looked vivid and dramatic. Other cameras are the same that we have seen before in Realme 5 Pro. The 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, details were captured well in daylight but colors were not very accurate.
The 2 megapixel macro camera helps in taking extreme close-up shots. Realme XT works well when using portrait mode. Edge detection was also good due to the 2 megapixel depth sensor and detail crisp came. The 16-megapixel front camera on the front panel of Realme XT takes a good selfie.
Beauty mode is not very aggressive and HDR also works well. The detail was also captured well. In low light, the phone used to take pictures with good skin tone that can be used. Like the Reality 5 Pro, the selfie camera-made video was also stabilized.
The phone is capable of video recording at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second but without stabilization. The image quality was good but colors get more boost. You can record 1080 resolution video at 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second.
Realme XT is another strong option in the company’s smartphone lineup, but customers also have other options in this price segment. The choice of phone from between Realme XT, Realme 5 Pro and Realme X (Review) depends on what you want from the phone. Talking about the specification, Realme 5 Pro and Reality XT are very close to each other.
The top variant of Reality XT is priced at Rs 18,999. If you want a good camera in the phone, then the four cameras given in the Reality XT can prove useful for you. Realme XT is equipped with many features in this price segment. Keeping in mind the primary camera of the phone, the camera app should have more features and low-light video could also be better at 4K.