Realme X3 SuperZoom Review.

Take a look at the complete specifications and features of the Realme X3 SuperZoom Edition (8GB RAM + 256GB).

Realme X3 SuperZoom Review.
Realme X3 SuperZoom

Realme has been launching smartphones at a breakneck pace this year, indicating that the business is anxious to expand its market share in India. Realme has announced the Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom in India, which compete in the premium mid-range sector with prices ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000.

This is an intriguing market because it lacks the same level of rivalry as the inexpensive segment, but the limited options available could pose a serious threat to the Realme X3 series. Today, we're looking at the Realme X3 SuperZoom, which, thanks to its 60x zoom lens, is the more capable of the two phones.

In comparison to the Realme X50 Pro, the Realme X3 SuperZoom is a more affordable flagship smartphone. The Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 120Hz display, 64MP quad cameras, and 30W fast charging capability are among the features of the Realme X3 SuperZoom, which starts at Rs 27,999. Is the Realme X3 SuperZoom, however, a better buy than the excellent Realme X2 Pro?

With a competent LCD display, outstanding battery life, and rapid charging support, the Realme X3 SuperZoom is a speedy and smooth performer. While the phone's 64MP quad camera arrangement with a 60x zoom lens is the focus, it may be the only aspect of the phone that isn't as impressive as the rest of the features.



Sim Type

Dual Sim, GSM+GSM

Dual Sim


Sim Size

Nano+Nano SIM

Device Type


Release Date

June 25, 2020



163.8 x 75.8 x 9.3 mm


202 g



Color IPS LCD screen (16.7M) Realme X3 SuperZoom review


Yes, with Multitouch


6.57 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120 Hz Realme X3 SuperZoom review

Aspect Ratio



~402 PPI

Screen to Body Ratio

~ 90.5%

Glass Type

Corning Gorilla Glass 5


Full HD+, Sunlight Screen Support Realme X3 SuperZoom review


Yes, Dual Punch Hole



8 GB


256 GB

Card Slot












Yes, Dual Stand-By


Yes, with wifi-hotspot


Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE


Yes, USB-C v2.0

USB Features

USB Tethering, USB on-the-go, USB Charging Realme X3 SuperZoom review



Yes, with A-GPS, GLONSS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, QZSS Realme X3 SuperZoom review

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes, Side

Face Unlock



Magnetic Induction Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro-meter, Acceleration Sensor Realme X3 SuperZoom review

3.5mm Headphone Jack


Splash Resistant


Extra Features

UFS 3.0


Rear Camera

64 MP f/1.8 (Main)
8 MP f/2.25 (Wide Angle)
8 MP f/3.4 (Periscope )
2 MP f/2.4 (Macro ) with autofocus Realme X3 SuperZoom review

Video Recording

4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30/60fps HD Realme X3 SuperZoom review


Yes, LED

Front Camera

32 MP f/2.45 (Main)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide) Realme X3 SuperZoom review

Front Video Recording

4K @ 30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30/60fps HD Realme X3 SuperZoom review



Android v10, upgradable to v11


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+


2.96 GHz, Octa Core Processor

Core Details

1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585 Realme X3 SuperZoom review


Adreno 650




Yes, supports HTML5






FM Radio


Document Reader




Non-Removable Battery


4200 mAh, Li-Po Battery

Fast Charging

30W Dart Charge

Talk Time

15 hours


Realme X3 SuperZoom Review: Design and display

The glass design and colour options on the Realme X3 SuperZoom make it quite appealing. It isn't particularly distinctive, as it resembles other Realme phones such as the Realme X50 Pro and Realme 6 Pro. However, the smartphone compensates for this by providing a quality look and feel worthy of a flagship device.

The Gorilla Glass 5 back, which is 3D curved and pleasant to the touch, provides a good grip in the hand. It's a glossy, reflective rear panel available in two colours: Arctic White and Glacier Blue. Glacier Blue was the colour of our review unit, and we enjoyed the gradient shades of dark blue glistening in the light. Based on the images we've seen, the white colour choice appears to be more subtle and elegant.

The side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Realme X3 SuperZoom is properly positioned near the middle so that your thumb naturally rests on it to unlock the phone. While unlocking the phone, the new linear motor Tactile Engine provides excellent haptic sensation. A Type-C connector, a single speaker grille, and a SIM tray that can carry two nano SIM cards are all found on the bottom of the X3 SuperZoom. Unfortunately, a microSD card is not supported.

The handset is on the heavier side, weighing roughly 202 grammes. However, we found the weight to be well-balanced, and using it with one hand was never troublesome. However, due to the phone's size, certain tasks will necessitate the use of two hands.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom lacks an OLED display, which is disappointing for a phone that costs less than Rs 29,999 (8GB RAM + 256GB). The phone's 6.6-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) LCD screen, on the other hand, is fantastic. The display features a 20:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5 percent. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 480 nits.

The display quality, which has a clear 1080p resolution and decent brightness levels, impressed us. We found the colours to be vivid and the blacks to be quite deep for an LCD display. On this screen, we enjoyed watching movies and playing games.

Vivid and Gentle Color Modes are available, with the latter providing less saturated colours with a warmer tone. You can also have the refresh rate set to 120Hz or 60Hz all of the time, or have it alternate between the two as needed. On an LCD screen, a 120Hz refresh rate appears almost as nice as an OLED display, and it allows for a smooth and fluid scrolling experience in most programmes. Overall, we believe this is one of the greatest LCD displays available in this price range.

Realme X3 SuperZoom Review: Cameras

The quad cameras on the Realme X3 SuperZoom are being pushed, notably the periscope lens, which can support up to 60x zoom. While we obtained some good-looking shots with the main cameras, we didn't have the same luck with the secondary sensors. In daylight, the primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor shoots excellent shots, and HDR performed admirably in difficult lighting situations. The AI Dazzle colour option has the potential to oversaturate colours to the point of looking unnatural, so use it with caution.

The 8MP ultra-wide angle lens will produce decent wide shots, but they won't be sharp, and we noted a colour temperature shift when compared to a photo taken with the primary camera. In the daylight, the macro camera is a lot of fun to play with since you can get some very nice close-up images of flowers, insects, or whatever else your creative mind can come up with. Macros, on the other hand, lack clarity and will require a great deal of patience on your part to achieve an absolutely still close-up subject.

The phone's Periscope lens distinguishes it from the normal Realme X3 and the Realme X2 Pro. You can use up to 60x digital zoom, just like the OPPO Find X2 Pro, although the results won't be as good. In comparison to the Realme phone, the OPPO flagship captures sharper zoom photographs, as shown in the comparative shot below.

The OPPO Find X2 Pro, on the other hand, is a lot more expensive and isn't even available in India now. The Realme X3 SuperZoom performs a fair job at zoomed images for its price, but we found that we only used it up to 5x zoom in most circumstances because anything beyond that reduced clarity and detail. Furthermore, capturing a clear photo at 30x and above will necessitate very steady hands.

Low-light photography is only possible with the primary camera if you use the specific night mode. A Pro mode and a Starry mode are included in Nightscape 4.0. The former allows you to fine-tune the shutter speed, ISO, and other settings manually, whereas Starry mode employs multi-frame picture processing to provide a clear shot of the night sky.

Because it takes almost four minutes to capture an image, this mode is best used with a tripod or by keeping the phone stationary against an object. Starry mode is available on both the main camera and the wide-angle lens.

When compared to a shot taken without Night mode, you can see an improvement in image quality with enhanced colours and less noise when using the primary camera. The super wide-angle lens in night mode would not produce the same results, and we never felt like capturing night photographs with this lens.

In daylight, the main selfie camera's 32MP sensor captures good details with accurate colour reproduction. The 8MP wide-angle lens that comes with the camera can be utilised for group selfies, but it won't provide the same level of clarity. These cameras have a night mode, so you may capture selfies in low light if necessary. The Realme X3 SuperZoom can shoot 4K videos at 60 frames per second, which is impressive. During the day, we were able to get stable handheld recordings and were generally pleased with the exposure levels and colours.

Realme X3 SuperZoom Review: Software and performance

The Realme X3 SuperZoom has enough power beneath the hood to perform almost any task you throw at it, from chatting and social media browsing to playing graphically demanding games. The Snapdragon 855+ is a late-2019 flagship processor that will perform similarly to the Snapdragon 865 chipset in terms of appearance. The phone responds quickly to app launches and closes, handles multitasking well, and runs games like PUBG at the highest graphical settings (HDR + Extreme).

In terms of game performance, we spent roughly 30 minutes playing PUBG with high graphics. With only one or two stutters while driving a car, the gameplay was mostly smooth. The colours on the screen were vibrant, and the speaker produced powerful, clear sound.

Within a few minutes, the phone had warmed up by about 4-5 degrees over normal, and by the end of the session, it had warmed up by 7 degrees above normal. For the current crop of graphics-intensive games, the Realme X3 SuperZoom will give a fast and smooth gameplay experience, but it may not stand up well after a year when more demanding titles are released.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom was a breeze to use on a daily basis. We were able to use social media apps, send messages, and do other things without any issues. Switching between programmes was seamless, and scrolling through them at 120Hz was mostly enjoyable.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom comes pre-installed with the Realme UI, which is based on Android 10. The programme is incredibly responsive and well-suited to mobile devices. Although the UI is simple, you do receive several preloaded apps like as UC Browser and Helo. Both of these apps will not come preloaded on future Realme devices because they are now banned in India. Prior to the restriction, these apps would send out spammy notifications that had to be turned off in Settings.

Realme UI comes with some handy features, such as the option to lock background apps. Because the phone has up to 12GB of RAM, you can safely have a few apps open in the background so you can continue where you left off. Realme UI also includes battery-saving features such as system-wide dark mode and a lock screen magazine, among other things.

When it came to the mono speaker's performance, we discovered no volume difficulties and the sound quality was largely clear for viewing movies and playing games. We'd have preferred dual speakers for the surround sound impression, especially given the phone's price. For the most part, the side fingerprint sensor worked well, though there were a few times when it refused to recognise my fingerprint.

Realme X3 SuperZoom Review: Battery life

The 4,200mAh battery on the Realme X3 SuperZoom may not appear to be much on paper, but don't be fooled. The phone's battery life is remarkable, with a steady 120Hz refresh rate that allows it to easily last a full day and a half of moderate to light use. After a full day of social media browsing and watching a complete 2-hour-long movie on Prime Video, we managed to get about 6 hours of Screen on Time (SoT) during the review period. The Realme X3 SuperZoom has a long standby time, so you won't have to grab for your charger as frequently.

If you do need to use the charger, you won't have to plug it in for very long. The Realme X3 SuperZoom can be charged from 0% to 100% in just under 60 minutes with the included 30W fast charger. It takes 22 minutes to get to 50% charge, which is plenty to last you through a full day of light use.

Realme X3 SuperZoom Review: Verdict

In India, the Realme X3 SuperZoom Edition (8GB RAM + 256GB) costs 29,999 rupees. As of Sep 22, 2021, it is available for the lowest price on Flipkart in India.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom is a good addition to the X series in India, with a slew of amazing features that make it one of the finest phones under 30,000 rupees. The phone performs admirably as a gaming smartphone, with a bright LCD display and a long-lasting battery. The 30W quick charging enhances the overall experience. The cameras are adequate in most situations, but we wouldn't call them the finest in their class. Overall, the Realme X3 SuperZoom is a fantastic all-around inexpensive flagship phone with little to complain about.

The Realme X3 SuperZoom has the most competition from the company's own Realme X2 Pro, which has an AMOLED display and supports faster 50W charging. If these two qualities are crucial to you, it may be worth the extra money to get the X2 Pro rather than the X3 SuperZoom. The Redmi K20 Pro, which also has an AMOLED display but has a somewhat older Snapdragon 855 CPU, is a worthy competitor in this market.