Realme X3 was launched in India on Thursday as the successor to the Realme X2. The new phone offers a quad rear cameras, dual selfie cameras, and a 120Hz display. The Realme X3 also comes with an upgraded liquid cooling system that is touted to have 100 percent effective coverage of internal heat sources. Further, the smartphone comes preloaded with a Starry Mode that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to capture far-seen objects. There is also up to 8GB of RAM on the new model. The Realme X3, thus, includes many upgrades over the Realme X2 that was launched in December.
In this article, we compare the price and specifications of the Realme X3 with those of the Realme X2 to detail their key differences.
Realme X3 vs Realme X2: Price in India
The Realme X3 price in India is set at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB RAM variant, while the 8GB RAM option carries a price tag of Rs. 25,999. The phone comes in Arctic White and Glacier Blue colour options. Furthermore, it will go on sale on June 30 at 12pm (noon) via Flipkart and Realme.com.
In contrast, the Realme X3 price in India comes at Rs. 17,999 for the base, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. The phone also has 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage options that both are priced at Rs. 19,999 and Rs. 20,999, respectively. All three variants are available for purchase in Pearl White, Pearl Blue, and Pearl Green colour options.
Realme X3 vs Realme X2: Specifications, features
The Realme X3 and Realme X2 both have dual-SIM (Nano) support and run on Android 10 with Realme UI on top. In terms of display, the Realme X3 features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Ultra Smooth panel with 20:9 aspect ratio, 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 120Hz refresh rate. The Redmi X2, on the other hand, has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 60Hz refresh rate. Also, the Realme X3 has a hole-punch design, while the Realme X2 comes with a waterdrop-style display notch.
After the display, the other major difference between the Realme X3 and Realme X2 is the processor. The Realme X3 has a flagship-grade octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. This is unlike the Realme X2 that has a premium-grade octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, paired with Adreno 618 GPU. However, both Realme X3 and Realme X2 have up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
For photos and videos, the Realme X3 has the quad rear camera setup that comprises a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.3 ultra-wide-angle lens, 12-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.5 telephoto lens, and an 2-megapixel macro shooter. The Realme X2 also has a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 lens. The camera setup also has a portrait shooter and a macro lens-equipped sensor.
The Realme X3 has the dual selfie camera setup that includes a 16-megapixel primary Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.0 wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens. However, the Realme X2 comes with a 32-megapixel selfie camera, along with an f/2.0 lens.
Realme has provided 128GB of UFS 3.0 Boost internal storage on the Realme X3 as a standard option, without support for expansion via microSD card slot. In contrast, the Realme X2 has 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options on the Realme X3 and Realme X2 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The Realme X2 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack that isn’t available on the Realme X3.
The Realme X3 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the Realme X2 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Other sensors on both phones include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.
On the part of the battery, the Realme X3 packs a 4,200mAh battery that supports 30W Dart Flash Charge fast charging. The Realme X2, on the other front, has a 4,000mAh battery with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0.
The Realme X3 measures 163.8×75.8×8.9mm and weighs 202 grams. In contrast, the Realme X2 has 158.7×75.2×8.6mm of dimensions and 182 grams of weight.
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Realme X3 vs Realme X2 comparison
|Overall NDTV Rating||–|
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|Value for Money Rating||–|
|Release date||25th June 2020||December 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||163.80 x 75.80 x 8.90||158.70 x 75.20 x 8.60|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4200||4000|
|Colours||Arctic White, Glacier Blue||Pearl White, Pearl Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.60||6.40|
|Resolution||1080×2400 pixels||1080×2340 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Expandable storage type||–||microSD|
|Dedicated microSD slot||–||Yes|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.3) + 12-megapixel (f/2.5) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)||64-megapixel (f/1.8, 1/1.72-micron) + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)||32-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 9 Pie|
|Skin||Realme UI||ColorOS 6|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||–||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|