Realme really wants to beat Xiaomi at its own game, and part of that strategy is to release lots of phones and variants with overlapping price ranges, giving potential buyers plenty of choice. Realme targets young, tech-savvy buyers who might replace their phones as frequently as twice a year, so it is not shying away from releasing refreshed models every few months. The company now wants to one-up Xiaomi again by being the first in the world to announce a smartphone with a 64-megapixel camera. We have that phone, the Realme XT, with us today for a quick overview.
After the launches of the Realme X (Review), Realme 5 (Review), and Realme 5 Pro (Review) in quick succession, we now have a new family member, the Realme XT. Despite having a 64-megapixel camera to boast about, this model is not being positioned above the Realme X – instead, it shares a lot of features and design elements with the more affordable Realme 5 family.
Realme has not yet announced pricing for the Realme XT, but we can expect that this model will slot in between the Realme 5 Pro and Realme X. It does not have the signature pop-up front camera and all-screen design of the more premium offering, but it does have several improvements compared to the lower-end one.
In terms of appearance, this phone is nearly identical to the Realme 5 Pro. It has roughly the same proportions and a front face with a waterdrop notch, plus the same protruding vertical camera module on the rear. However, the Realme XT does step things up a bit with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear, as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor rather than a standard one.
Realme has gone with a shiny, iridescent effect for the rear panel rather than a geometric pattern. The Realme XT will be available in Pearl White and Pearl Blue, both of which are extremely reflective and somewhat prone to smudging. You’ll see multicoloured reflections as you tilt this phone in your hands under the light.
In terms of size and weight, the Realme XT is easy to handle. There’s a smoky translucent case in the box for added grip, if you like. The screen is a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED panel which looked bright and crisp enough to us in our limited time with the device.