realme-x50-pro-review

Realme is an emerging Chinese company which has become capable of competing with Xiaomi and OnePlus in just two years. The company started this year by launching its flagship X50 Pro 5G phone in the market, as it had promised to its customers last year.

Right after its release in February 2020, this phone rocked the market with its amazing features at quite a reasonable price. At this price, no other company’s flagship phone offers 5G connectivity. Although the device has some deficiencies, they are obscured behind other striking features.

This article is to assess this phone and get a brief Realme X50 Pro 5G Review.

Salient features

The device has:

  • Super AMOLED 6.44″ display with Captivating Touchscreen plus 16 M colors,
  • Octa-core Qualcomm coupled with Snapdragon 865 chipset,
  • Internal Memory of 128GB + 6GB RAM,
  • Quad 64 MP Back Camera and 32 MP Dual-Selfie camera,
  • 65W Wire charging speed, (reaches 100% in 35 mins, as advertised)
  • Non-removable 4,200 mAh battery, and
  • Weight of 205 g (7.22 oz)

Hardware:

It has a curved glass back cover and comes in amazingly elegant colors like Moss Green, Rusty Red, etc. Yet, the back cover is also a bit slippery making this phone delicate and fragile. It has two speakers, one on the top which also functions as the call speaker, other at the bottom which gives 24-bit/192kHz audio. However, it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also no SD card slot and wireless charging feature.

Owing to 5G antennas and a heavy battery, the device weighs 205 grams; it is heavy, solid, and strong.

Design:

X50 Pro resembles Realme 5 Pro if the back fingerprint sensor is excluded. This means one can’t identify the difference between these two models from some distance. It’s good to maintain a signature back cover as Apple Inc. does, but users also demand innovation. Here, the company has disappointed its customers by repeating the typical Realme design. However, the vertical Realme logo below the back camera module looks pretty classy.

The metallic frame and a dual-camera setup on the front also give it a new and lavish look. The front camera panel, at the top-left corner, is enclosed by the display from all four sides.

How is the 64 MP Quad-Camera?

Smartphone companies pay more heed towards the camera quality as phones are primarily judged by their camera result. X50 Pro’s main camera captures ultra-sharp pictures up to 5X zooming. But, users complain that the picture quality starts deteriorating above 5X, becoming poor at 20X zooming.

Its 32MP front camera with an 8MP Wide-angle Selfie camera also captures fine and vibrant pictures; similarly, the quality drops-off when it is switched to Ultra-wide Selfie Mode.

The Quad-camera can also record 4K video at up to 30 fps. Whereas, 1080p slow-motion videos can be made at both 240 fps and 480 fps.

Is it worth buying?

Realme is trying to attract more customers by giving them well-equipped phones at comparatively lower prices. If you need a Snapdragon 865 chipset, Quad 64 MP Camera setup, with a swift 5G connection at a price of $550, Realme X50 Pro is not an unprofitable purchase. Owing to the 5G connection, this device stands out as the best phone the company has made so far.

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