Realme has introduced a new high-end smartphone for Europe, which takes a slightly different approach than most of the competing products. Instead of relying on the latest high-end processor and 5G support, the Realme X3 SuperZoom chose the Qualcomm flagship of the past generation – the Snapdragon 855 Plus. To compensate for this, they offer an attractive price of only € 499 and really lavish equipment. The “old” processor still makes sense today, because it also offers more than enough performance and as far as 5G support is concerned, it still has no relevance in large parts of Europe. It will take a good two years until a significant expansion has taken place and that is exactly the average lifespan of a smartphone. By then, 5G smartphones will also have become more affordable, since 5G modems will then be part of the standard equipment.
But let us now return to the actual topic: The Realme X3 SuperZoom and its equipment. Already with the memory one or the other eyes should start to shine, because here you get a full 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and a whopping 256GB UFS 3.0 memory. For 499 € this is an announcement alone and there will later be a cheaper version with 8 + 128GB memory. When it comes to the display, you go a different way and do without an AMOLED display, which has actually become the standard in the high-end segment. However, there is a reason for this, because you want to offer a really fast display despite the relatively low price. How to install an LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate. This is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The screen size is 6.6 inches and the resolution 2400×1080 pixels alias FHD +. The display comes with narrow edges, whereby the chin edge is typically thicker than the LCD. The Realme X3 SuperZoom does without a notch and instead uses a punch hole for the front camera, which is embedded in the operating system’s info bar and is outside the image when playing 16: 9-format content.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom is powered by a 4,200mAh battery with 30 Watt Dart Charge (5V / 6A) support. However, charging is only wired. A weak point of the smartphone is the lack of NFC – at least Realme does not mention this feature. The smartphone also lacks a 3.5mm connection. Headphones can only be connected via Type-C or Bluetooth. A fingerprint sensor is available and integrated into the side of the power button.