Realme X (review) is the newly launched upper budget smartphone, flaunting a neoteric design and interesting set of specs. Thus, if you’re out and about to buy a new smartphone priced under Rs. 20,000, the Realme X should very well be on your wishlist. However, it might already include the upcoming Redmi K20 and prevailing players such as Redmi Note 7 Pro, Vivo Z1 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M40, and Realme 3 Pro.
Tough decision right?
Anyways, if you are looking for answers to specific doubts and queries related to the Realme X, this article might have what you need. We have curated a list of frequently asked questions and their answers down below. So, without further ado, let’s look for answers.
Realme X Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What are the full specifications of Realme X?
A. Here’s the key specs table of Realme X down below:
Realme X Specifications
|Display||6.53-inch HD+ (1080x2340p) OLED screen with 19:5:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||10nm octa-core 2.2GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616 GPU|
|Storage||64/128GB UFS 2.1|
|Battery||3765mAh, 20W VOOC 3.0 charger|
|Front Camera||16MP (f/2.0) Motorized pop-up|
|Rear Camera||48MP Sony X586 (f/1.7) + 5MP (f/2.4)|
|Software||Color OS 6.0 (Android Pie 9)|
Design and Display
Q. How’s the design of Realme? How heavy is it?
A. Realme X goes full-screen view with a motorized pop-up camera and a gradient back. It weighs around 191g.
Q. Is the motorized pop-up camera module durable?
A. As per Realme, “The Pop-Up Camera pops out in just 0.74 secs and is designed for ultra-long life of 200,000 cycles which is equal to 10 years of usage! It also has a sapphire glass surface to prevent scratches.”
Q. Does Realme X have a Glass, Plastic or Metal body?
A. It is predominantly made of polycarbonate with Glass display.
Q. What is Realme X dimensions?
A. 161.2 x 76 x 8.6 mm (height x width x thickness)
Q. Does Realme X offer Gorilla glass protection?
A. Yes, Realme X display is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5.
Q. Does Realme X feature an in-display fingerprint scanner?
A. Yes, it does support a Goodix under-display biometric solution.
Q. Is the Realme in-display fingerprint scanner responsive enough?
A. Yes, it is responsive, reliable, and fast enough.
Q. What’s all in the Realme X box?
A. Here’s what you’d get in the box
- TPU bumper case
- VOOC 3.0 Charger
- Type C data cable
- a user manual
*No, there are no headphones bundled within the box.
Q. Do you get a USB Type C or Micro USB?
A. Yes, it has a USB Type-C port.
Q. How is the Realme X Display?
A. Specs-wise, you get a 6.53-inch OLED panel boasting a 1,080 x 2,340-pixel resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.2% screen to body ratio. This is the best display Realme has offered so far.
Q. Does Realme X support Auto brightness? How is outdoor visibility?
A. Yes, it does support Auto-brightness. It is sufficiently legible even under bright sunlight. You get to tinker the color temperature within the settings. Realme has baked in DC dimming feature also.
Q. Does Realme X feature Always-on-display?
A. Yes, it does come with an Always-on-display called as “Off-Screen Clock”.
Q. Do you need a case for the Realme X?
A. Realme includes a transparent TPU case in the retail box. Although, the plastic build spares you from damage, (otherwise a major concern for glass chassis), you could still go with good skin or case for an extra layer of protection.
Q. Does the phone come with an eye protection filter?
A. Yes, it features a Low Brightness Flicker-free Eye care feature within the settings under Display & Brightness section.
Q. Is the Realme X water-resistant?
A. No, Realme X is not water-resistant.
Q. Is the battery of Realme X removable?
A. No, the battery is sealed inside the phone.
Q. Is there a notification LED on the Realme X?
A. No, the phone doesn’t have a notification LED light.
Q. Is there an IR blaster on the Realme X that can be used to control TVs and other devices?
A. No, there is no IR blaster on the Realme X.
Q. What colors are the Realme X going to be available in?
A. You could choose between steam white and punk blue colors. Additionally, the phone has an onion & garlic Master edition as well as a Spiderman themed edition.
Q. Which mobile processor is used in Realme X?
A. Realme X is engined by a 2.2 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset based on 10nm architecture. The graphics load is borne by the Adreno 616 GPU.
Q. What are the RAM and storage variants available with Realme X?
A. Realme X comes in two LPDDR4x RAM plus UFS 2.1 ROM combination. This include 4GB+ 128GB and a 8GB + 128GB option.
Q. What are the gaming features on the Realme X and are they effective?
A. Realme X offers a smooth gaming experience in dint of the Adreno 616 GPU and software-based Game Space feature. This optimizes the system performance, improve network latency and blocks distracting notification pop-ups. On Gamebench, we were able to get around 30fps on PUGB mobile at higher settings.
Q. Does Realme X have any heating issues while gaming?
A. During our internal testing, we didn’t come across any heating problem, whatsoever.
Q. Which Android version runs on the Realme X? Will it get Android Q update?
A. Realme X runs on Android 9 Pie-based Color OS 6.0. The company has not revealed any future updates related to Android Q.
Q. What is the AnTuTu score of Realme X’s Snapdragon 710?
A. In our test, Realme X scored 163299 points in the AnTuTu benchmark.
Q. Does Realme X support MicroSD card storage expansion? Is it a dedicated slot?
A. No, it doesn’t support expandable storage.
Q. Is there Widevine L1 support on the Realme X for HD playback on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc?
A. Realme X has DRM Widevine L1 support and is HD streaming ready. However, as of now, Netflix and Prime Videos do not support HD streaming.
Q. Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Realme X?
A. Yes, it does feature fingerprint as well Face Recognition based app encryption. You could find the same in the settings under the Fingerprint, Face and Passcode section.
Q. What is the battery size on Realme X? Does it support fast charging? Is the fast charger bundled?
A. Realme X packs a 3765mAh battery that supports a 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Yes, the fast charger is bundled and it manages to refuel the battery from 0 to 90 percent in an hour.
Q. Does Realme X support wireless charging?
A. Unfortunately, no Realme X doesn’t support wireless charging. So, that lack of reverse wireless charging goes without saying.
Q. How much free storage space does one get on the Realme X out of the box?
A. Out of the box, we got roughly 108 GB free out of 128GB total storage in our review unit. Rest is consumed by a feature-packed Color OS and the coupled resources.
Q. Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A. You cannot uninstall the pre-installed core apps. However, certain 3rd-party bloat such as Newspoint and ShareChat can be removed.
Q. Does the Realme X offer navigation gestures?
A. Yes, you can manually activate Gesture Navigation from the settings under the System Navigation section.
Q. Does Realme X feature App cloning or Parallel Dual Apps?
A. Yes, it has an App Clone feature in the settings. However, it supports the popular messaging and social media apps like Facebook and Whatsapp only.
Connectivity and Others
Q. Does Realme X support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE?
A. Yes, Realme Xis equipped with Dual SIM (nano) Dual VOLTE. So, you can use two Jio SIMs in tandem without breaking a sweat.
Q. Does Realme X sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. Yes, you get a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom right next to the micro USB port and bottom-firing speaker.
Q. How’s the audio experience on Realme X?
A. The loudspeakers on Realme X can get louder than most other phones in this segment, which is again well-suited to gaming. The audio output via headphones is pretty great too. Audio via wireless headphones felt a bit lacking, though.
For what it’s worth, the audio output is backed by Dolby Atmos support.
Q. What sensors are there in Realme X?
A. Realme has included sensors like an in-display fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
Q. Does Realme X support call recording?
A. Yes, Realme has baked in automatic call recording feature in the X. Find this option hidden within System apps> Calls> Call recording.
Q. Does the Realme X feature FM radio?
A. No, FM radio is not present on Realme X.
Q. Does the handset support USB OTG?
A. Yes, you can connect external pen drive using USB OTG feature.
Q. Does it support NFC?
A. No, Realme X doesn’t support NFC.
Q. What are the connectivity options available with Realme X?
A. Realme X supports these connectivity solutions – Dual SIM Dual VoLTE, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Dual Channel Acceleration system, WiFi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot.
Q. How is the call quality from Realme X?
A. The call audio was clear and audible without any problem.
Q. Can you click 32MP selfies on the Realme X?
A. Yes, you can capture full 32MP resolution selfies by default.
Q. Does Realme X has face unlock?
A. Yes, you get Face Unlock in Realme X.
Q. Can you record slow-motion videos on Realme X?
A. Yes, you can record slow-mo videos in 1080p@120fps and 720p@960fps.
Q. What are the camera modes available in Realme X?
A. Realme X has a simple-to-use camera app packed with features like AI scene recognition, Advanced HDR in Chroma Boost mode, NightScape, time-lapse and more.
Q. Can 4K videos be recorded on the Realme X?
A. Yes, you can click 4K videos at 60fps. Although Full HD videos at 30fps support EIS, the same is absent while recording 1080p@60fps or 4K videos.
Q. Does Realme X support Camera2API and Google camera app (GCam)?
A. Realme X comes with full Camera2API support out of the box and thus, GCam should work.
Pricing and Availability
Q. What’s the price of Realme X?
A. Realme X base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for Rs. 16,990. Its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 19,999.
Q. What is the price of Realme X Spiderman Edition?
A. The Realme X Spiderman edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB will be out at a price of Rs. 20,999
Q. What is the price of Realme X Master Edition?
A. The Realme X Master edition with the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs, 19,999.
Q. Where and when can you buy Realme X?
A. Realme X will hit the Flipkart and Official Realme online outlet starting 24th of July at 12noon. You could grab the phone using No-Cost EMI option as well as Complete Mobile Protection to buy this phone. As an introductory offer, you could avail a 10-percent instant discount using SBI cards. Realme X will hit the offline store shelves too.
For those of you who don’t want to wait, you could buy it via “Hate-to-wait” sale on the 18th of July at 8 pm.
You could buy the special spiderman edition as well as the Master (Onion and Garlic) edition in the month of August.
Realme X Pros and Cons
We have answered some of the most asked Realme X related questions. If you have a particular question in mind, you can ask us in the comment section below and we will try and get back to you as soon as possible.
That said, here are the pros and cons of Realme X:
- Appealing Design
- AMOLED screen
- Excellent performance
- VOOC 3.0 fast charging
- No MicroSD card slot
- Color OS