Realme X3 Superzoom review: from packaging to hardware to test


Emanuele Cisotti

Realme X3 Superzoom review

Realme, a company born from a rib of OPPO, has recently greatly accelerated its path in our continent, churning out one device after another, as you can also see from our database of reviews. Today we are still talking about a new model, the Realme X3 SuperZoom just launched and soon available for everyone.

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The yellow package contains inside a powerful 30W power supply, a USB / USB-C cable and also a welcome semi-transparent silicone cover to protect the smartphone.

Construction and Ergonomics

The smartphone is made of plastic, although it is still embellished with one matte rear finish very refined and which holds relatively little fingerprints. In hand the smartphone is then used quite easily, even if the weight of 202 grams it is certainly not reduced. In constructive terms, however, we point out that by pressing the power button on the fingerprint reader you can hear a little crunch, not the maximum. The smartphone is then sold with a good protective film for the display pre-installed, which however adds a step and makes navigation gestures quite uncomfortable. We therefore removed it with great satisfaction.


Realme X3 SuperZoom is launched on the market with the top processor of the end of 2019, i.e. Snapdragon 855+ octa 2.96 GHz core With Adreno 640 GPU. A choice probably devoted to the need to offer a lot while keeping costs low (thanks also to the absence of 5G). We then have well 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB of internal UFS 3.0 memory, although not expandable. Excellent connectivity: LTE up to 2 Gbps, Wi-Fi B.C dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC chip. Do not miss the dual frequency GPS and dual SIM support, even if the 3.5 mm audio jack is absent. The fingerprint reader is located on the right side of the smartphone integrated inside the body and specifically inside the power button. Unlocking is quick and easy and just touch the button for a moment to activate it. Inside the smartphone we also have a liquid cooling system, while audio is provided by the single speaker positioned on the lower side of the smartphone.

CARD: Realme X3 SuperZoom


Like almost all smartphones recently released on the market too Realme X3 SuperZoom it is equipped with four photographic sensors. The main one is a 64 megapixels ƒ / 1.8, while the camera that gives the phone its name is the 8 megapixel ƒ / 3.4 camera optically stabilized with a 5x zoom ratio. We then find an 8 megapixel sensor ƒ / 2.3 wide angle to a small 2 megapixel ƒ / 2.4 for macro. Net of the main sensor, the other cameras do not have a particularly high resolution, but despite this the results are on the whole absolutely adequate and more than good. It is a great satisfaction to be able to start from a 0.6x ratio and even go up to about 10x without any particular loss of quality. The company will then advertise a hybrid zoom of up to 60x but if there is no button to activate it quickly, it is for an excellent reason: the quality is understandably very low.

The shots taken are absolutely more than up to expectations in practically any light condition, making this smartphone a perfect companion for your holidays or for picnics. In the evening the photos are just enough, but the night mode works well to maximize detail and brightness. The main camera is not stabilized but the videos, even in 4K to 60fps they enjoy a discrete electronic stabilization, if you are careful not to move too vigorously. In Full HD there are also two levels of Ultra Steady: however, they are to be used sparingly the stabilization does not improve so much to justify the loss in terms of quality.

Frontally we have two sensors: a 32 megapixel ƒ / 2.5 and one 8 megapixel ƒ / 2.2 wide. The shots are discreet but don’t expect the top just because they are two cameras instead of one.


One of the peculiarities of this display is certainly the display from 6.6 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution. Not so much for its resolution and neither for its technology, since it is a “simple” IPS. The strong point is the refresh rate of ben 120 Hz, which guarantees a smoother daily use experience than on other smartphones of the same range. Too bad that this screen does not support thealways-on and that for someone the hole of the two front cameras could be a good reason not to buy the smartphone alone. We have not actually found ourselves penalized or annoyed by this solution.


Realme X3 Superzoom it is based on Android 10 (recently updated to the May 2020 patches) and customized with the Realme UI interface, in turn a small reinterpretation of OPPO’s ColorOS. The entire system is complete and enjoyable, as well as customizable in some aspects. Among the most interesting features we have the game space, the one-hand mode, the cloning of some apps and a good navigation gesture system. Finally, it is possible to program the pressing of a second of the power button to activate the voice assistant, as well as the dark mode that can be programmed based on sunrise and sunset or a time.


This smartphone is equipped with a battery from 4,200 mAh which almost always guarantees a complete working day both at 60 and 120 Hz. Only in the first case, however, can you really be calm. In any case, you will have access to the 30W fast charge support with the power supply provided. Instead, wireless charging is absent.


This X3 Superzoom is being sold (from June 2) for the price of 499 €, more than interesting for a smartphone of this type. However, consider Realme X2 Pro and Realme X50 Pro 5G which for similar (if not equal) prices offer similar characteristics but with some variations.


Final judgement

Realme X3 Superzoom

Realme X3 Superzoom

Realme X3 Superzoom is another excellent device from the Chinese company. It’s not entirely new, but compared to X2 Pro it introduces a 120 Hz display, a zoom camera and other small adjustments. For those who want low-priced power, it is definitely another phone to consider.

of Emanuele Cisotti


  • Good photo kit
  • 120 Hz display
  • Powerful hardware
  • A lot of memory

  • No audio jack
  • The screen does not have the performance of an AMOLED
  • Some crunches

Realme X3 SuperZoom

Realme X3 SuperZoom

  • CPU
    octa 2.96 GHz
  • Display
    6.6 “FHD + / 1080 x 2400 px
  • RAM
    12 GB
  • Front
    32 Mpx ƒ / 2.5
  • Camera
    64 Mpx ƒ / 1.8
  • Battery
    4200 mAh

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