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Realme XT Hands-On




First announced in India last September, Realme will soon be launching the Realme XT in the Philippines. Check out our initial impressions of the device below.

The Realme XT has a body constructed with a polycarbonate material with Gorilla Glass 5 wrapped all over the device. It comes in two colorways, Pearl White and Pearl Blue, with our unit here in the latter. It’s rather eye-catching as the gradient color reflects streaks in various colors when light hits it. The metal frame follows the color of the device, with the right side in blue and purple on the left.

Sitting on the rear is a quad-camera setup, comprised of 64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 primary, 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth snappers. They’re aligned in a vertical manner and protrude slightly from the body of the device. Setting the handset on flat surfaces does make it wobble a little.

Front-wise, the XT sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. As mentioned, the panel is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5, similar to the rear. A 16MP Sony IMX471 camera resides in the notch at the top of the screen. The bezels around the screen are slim, with the chin just a tad wider than the rest. It’s not much of a distraction, however.

Located all alone on the right side is the power button that has a gold accent to it.


On the left side, one can find the dual SIM tray with a dedicated micro SD card slot, and a couple of spaces below that is the volume rocker. If you’re one who’s not used to a split power button-volume rocker arrangement, it might take some time to get used to.

The top portion of the device is pretty bare, with only the microphone placed on it.

A USB-C port can be found at the bottom, with the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, and single speaker grille parked on either side of it.

Overall, the Realme XT has a premium touch to it, due to the glass protection wrapped all over the device’s body. The handset is sizeable and robust, but also, it surprisingly has an airy weight. Armed with a Snapdragon 712 processor, 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge support, 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB of storage, we’ll soon be taking the Realme XT for a full review to see how it fares.

Stay tuned for the official local pricing and availability details of the Realme XT!

Realme XT specs:
6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10nm) 2.3GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 616 GPU
4GB, 6GB, 8GB RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1
microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
64MP Samsung GW1 F1.8 (main) + 8MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth) rear cameras, EIS
16MP Sony IMX471 F2.0 front camera, EIS
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, BDS, Galileo
3.5mm audio port
Dolby Atmos
USB Type-C
Fingeprint scanner (in-display)
ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie) w/ HyperBoost 2.0
4,000mAh battery w/ VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge
Pearl White, Pearl Blue



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1 Response

  1. Rj says:

    Who do you think wins? Pocophone F1 or Realme XT?

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