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Realme XT unboxing, initial hands-on review

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The smartphone megapixel wars has reached new heights when the 64MP-equipped Realme XT was announced. Launched in the Philippines last October, this is Realme’s most expensive smartphone in the country so far.

Today, we’re going to take a quick look at the Realme XT. For PHP 16,990, it features an impressive spec list including a 64MP main camera, a Super AMOLED display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and VOOC fast charging.

Realme XT Hands-on Review

The Realme XT comes in a simple white retail box with the phone’s image and the Realme branding. Inside, it is packaged with a 20W VOOC 3.0 Fast Charger, a silicone case, a USB Type-C cable, and the usual documentation.

Realme XT Hands-on Review

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It has a familiar design akin to the Realme 5 Pro. Up front, you have a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a dewdrop notch and curved corners. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, giving it added resistance from scratches and shattering.

Realme XT Hands-on Review

At the back, you have a smooth gradient panel with a simple layout. The review unit we have is clad in Pearl Blue color. The quad cameras and the LED flash are arranged in a vertical layout, located on the upper left side. Like previous handsets, the Realme logo is upright.

Realme XT Hands-on Review
Realme XT Hands-on Review
Realme XT Hands-on Review

On the left side, you have the SIM tray (with triple slots for the microSD card and dual SIM cards) and volume rockers. While on the right is the power button with a yellow stripe highlight.

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The bottom is where you’ll find the mono speaker, the USB Type-C port, a microphone, and the 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s another microphone up top for stereo video recording.

Here are some test photos. The images have been resized on Adobe Photoshop with quality set at 60.

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That’s it for our initial hands-on review. The Realme XT is now available in stores with a price of PHP 16,990. The handset is also available through Home Credit in 6 or 9-month 0% interest plans.

Realme XT Specs

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display (2340 x 1080, 402ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 91.9% Screen-to-Body Ratio
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE Processor
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage, UFS 2.1, microSD up to 256GB
  • 64MP f/1.8 (Main) + 8MP f/2.2 (Ultra-wide) + 2MP (Portrait) + 2MP (Macro) Rear Cameras, PDAF, LED flash, [email protected], 960fps Slow-mo
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, Galileo, BDS
  • USB Type-C
  • In-display Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Hyperboost 2.0
  • Android 9 Pie, ColorOS
  • 4,000mAh Battery, 20W VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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