Realme XT Unboxing and First Impressions

Realme didn’t hold any separate event to introduce the realme XT, which was supposed to go official in India by the end of September, but the company set out units to test it out before the launch. We got hold of one, and here is out unboxing (in Tamil) and first impressions.

Realme XT specifications

  • 6.4-inch (2340  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 712 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.3GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB / 8GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM, 64GB/128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 64MP rear camera with 1/1.72″ Samsung GW1 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, EIS, 8MP 119° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.25 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size with 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size, 2MP for 4cm macro with f/2.4 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 158.7×75.16×8.55mm; Weight: 183g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh battery (typical) with VOOC 3.0 fast charging

Box Contents

  • realme xt smartphone in Pearl Blue color
  • 2-pin VOOC 3.0 charger (5V-4A)
  • USB Type C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective case
  • User Guide and Warranty information

The major change in the realme XT compared to the realme 5 Pro is the large 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED aspect ratio display, compared to the LCD screen. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is 158.7mm tall and 75.16mm wide, slightly smaller than the realme X which has a 6.53mm no-notch display. It still has the waterdrop notch that houses the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors and a 16-megapixel camera with Sony IMX471 sensor, the same sensor used in the realme X and the realme 5 Pro.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 712 10nm SoC with up to 8GB RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0 realme edition which has few visual changes in the lockscreen, homescreen and notifications. It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, which was introduced in the realme X.

The power button is present on the right, volume rockers and dedicated SIM and microSD slots are present on the left and the loudspeaker grill, USB Type-C port, microphone and the 3.5mm audio jack are present on the bottom. On the top there is a secondary microphone.

The phone has quad rear cameras similar to the realme 5 Pro, but this has a 64-megapixel primary rear camera with 1/1.72″ Samsung GW1 sensor and f/1.8 aperture, while the 8MP 118° ultra-wide angle lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.25 aperture, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP camera for 4cm macro with 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture are same. It has AI scene recognition, Chrome boost, Super nightscape and Expert mode. There is EIS support for video.

The phone has a 3D glass back with Corning Gorilla 5 protection and offers holographic effect when light hits at certain angles. The back doesn’t get scratched easily, but attracts fingerprints. It has a 4000mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging via USB Type-C port. It weighs about 183 grams, almost same the 5 pro, even though this has a glass back.

We still don’t have the price of the phone yet, which will be revealed at a separate event in September where the company is expected to introduce several other accessories.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram