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Realme XT Unboxing and Quick Review: Fighting Back!

Let’s Unbox the Realme XT!

Realme pumped their chest, posting record-breaking sales over the weekend for the recently launched phones — the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro. While those two make for a great duo that gives you excellent value for money, they recently sent over the Realme XT. It’s a device that might present a better overall experience with a couple of other upgrades, which gives this device a bit more bite for its tough competition.

What’s Inside the Box?

As for the unboxing experience, it’s pretty much what we’ve come from Team Yellow. You’ve got a white cardboard box with a photo of the phone in front and the major highlights you can expect from this device. Inside, you’ll find the standard fanfare, which includes: the documentation, a jelly case, the phone itself (ours came in the Pearl White color variant), a SIM ejector tool, the USB-C cable, and the VOOC charger.

Gentler Looks with Aggressive Features

Compared to the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, the XT presents a more subdued exterior. Gone are the geometric patterns and in its place is a very subtle gradient with a finish that curves towards the center to play with the light. It feels a little less aggressive in terms of design but don’t let appearances fool you, this phone is packing some serious heat in terms of features. We’ll get to that in a bit though.

Both the front and back of the Realme XT are protected by Gorilla Glass 5 to make it feel more premium. They did choose to save a bit of money on the frame, which looks like its made out aluminum but is actually made of polycarbonate plastic.

For the button and port layout, you’ll find the power button on the right side of the phone.

On the left are the volume rocker and access to the phone’s triple-slotted SIM tray.

The top is pretty bare save for a microphone.

The bottom houses the majority of the ports with the headphone jack, another microphone, the USB-C port, and the speaker grille.

The Realme XT gets an upgrade in terms of its display, which now features a 6.4-inch screen with a Super AMOLED panel. The resolutions tops out at 1080 x 2340, or Full HD+, giving you excellent pixel density to go with the vivid colors that these panels produce. This will make for a great time for binge-watching your favorite YouTubers (*cough, cough* Please sub to our channel) or playing your favorite mobile games.

The bezels on the bottom and sides are quite thin though you are still getting a notch on this phone but we all should be pretty used to the aesthetic by now. It houses the phones 16-megapixel front camera that they have listed as being backed by a Sony at an aperture of f/2.0.

One of the main highlights of this device is its quad-camera setup on the back, which features at 64-megapixel main camera at f/1.8 and the Realme XT is actually the first in the world to have launched with that megapixel count. It’s back by a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor; the same one on the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The camera bins the resulting image to 16-megapixels by default but you do have the option to use the entire 64-megapixels for shots that produce more details.

Along side the main camera, the XT is equipped with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera at f/2.25, you a 2-megapixel portrait lens, plus a 2-megapixel macro camera that we’ve been seeing more and more with each device released.

We’ve only been able to take a handful of shots so far but stay tuned to our Instagram account since we will be posting more samples there in the coming days.

Powering the Realme XT is actually the same processor as the Realme 5 Pro — a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE — with the same amount of RAM and internal storage at up to 8GB and 128GB respectively. It’s pretty much going to be the same experience between the two in terms of number crunching so you can check out gaming review for the Realme 5 Pro to see how it hands games but we will be doing a separate one just to make sure.

Juicing up the entire system of the XT is a 4000mAh battery with support for VOOC Flash Charge 3.0. We typically see up to two days worth of battery life with a capacity like this but having an AMOLED display should give you better power efficiency so we’ll see how it holds up as we take the device around the Metro.

Of course, you have Android Pie out of the box with Color OS 6 on top of it.

Sad to say, we don’t have the official Philippine SRP for the phone yet but the price in India has it pegged at around Php 12,000 to start. Expect it to be a little higher in the country due to taxes and duties but, hopefully, they price it right so it can compete with its extremely tough competition.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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2 Comments

  1. This vs the Redmi Note 8 Pro. I think the first to use this sensor with a global release is the Redmi Note 8 pro.

  2. I’ll wait for the Realme X2 or better the X2 pro. If they are priced below the M9T pro. But below 15K, I think the Redmi Note 8 pro is still hard to beat.

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