realme XT review: Good value in the mid-range

The good Nice design for the price
Very fast VOOC charging
Good range of camera modes
In-display fingerprint sensor
The bad Battery life a little low for a ,mAh battery phone
ColorOS is still a weird mix of Android and iOS
Realme – sorry, realme, because capitalisation isn t a thing, apparently – is an entirely new brand in the Australian smartphone space.

Except, that, well, it isn t.

It s a sub-brand under the BBK umbrella, the Chinese firm that also owns Vivo, OnePlus and, most pertinently, Oppo locally.

However, what you get with realme is the essential Oppo experience at a lower price point generally.
That raises the question about what s not present to enable those kinds of price cuts. That s a question that s more likely to apply to realme s cheaper phones, such as the realme C, because for the realme XT, there are very few

Design Pearl white or pearl blue finish

.-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
Simple teardrop notch
Optical fingerprint sensor
Not worth shooting directly to the MP lens
Macro lens struggles to focus
Performance Good app performance for a mid-range phone
ColorOS sits weirdly between iOS and Android now
Many default apps want a lot of permissions
Updates are tied to Oppo s calendar, not realme s
Battery life mAh battery is good at this price range
Wired VOOC charging, but no wireless charging
Verdict Very good value in the sub-$ segment
They say that first impressions count, and for a first effective flagship in the Australian market, there s quite a lot to like about the realme XT. It s a nicely built device that s enjoyable to hold and use, even if you don t like larger phones. The cameras are better than you might think possible at this price point, even if some of them don t quite live up to their promises.

Pricing and availability

The realme XT sells outright with GB of storage for $ in pearl white or pearl blue finishes.

&#; &#; &#; Excellent value

The realme XT offers a raft of exciting features and top-notch performance at an equally impressive price.&#; &#;

&#; &#; &#; &#; realme XT: Alternatives

Within the realme family, you could save yourself $ and opt for the realme Pro. It s an interesting step down from the realme XT, with a slightly larger display but lower camera specifications for $ outright. Stay tuned for our full review.

That kind of money could buy you the Mintt UltraMintt Y or the Oppo A if you wanted ColorOS specifically.

Motorola s just launched its latest G series phone in Australia, the Motorola G Plus, and we re busy testing that too. It retails for the same price as the realme XT.

realme XT Specifications Display size&#; . inches&#; Resolution&#; x &#; Pixels per inch PPI&#; &#; Rear camera megapixels&#; &#; MP + MP&#; &#; Rear camera aperture size&#; &#; f. + f.&#; &#; Video recording&#; K&#; Front camera megapixels&#; &#; MP&#; &#; Front camera aperture size&#; &#; NA&#; &#; Dimensions&#; .mm x .mm x .mm&#; Weight&#; g&#; NFC&#; No&#; Wi-Fi&#; . abgnac&#; Network category speed&#; NA&#; Processor&#; Qualcomm Snapdragon &#; RAM&#; GB&#; Operating system&#; Android &#; Internal storage&#; &#; &#; &#;

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&#; &#; &#; External storage support&#; Up to GB&#; Battery capacity&#; &#; ,mAh&#; &#; Headphone jack&#; Yes&#; Fingerprint sensor&#; Yes&#; Water resistance&#; NA&#; Wireless charging&#; No&#; Back to top Latest mobile reviews

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