Realme recently arrived in our market and seeks to conquer its space in the smartphone market and in the choice of users. The Realme X50 Pro 5G is, currently, one of the best bets of the brand, presenting weight arguments like the 90 Hz screen, the 65W fast charging, the Snapdragon 865 processor and 5G connectivity.
Will we be facing a modern-day Flagship Killer? Come and find out.
Realme is a brand still unknown by many. Recently arrived in our market, this Chinese brand was created only in 2018 and is the younger sister of other well-known brands such as OPPO and OnePlus, all belonging to the BBK Electronics group.
Still building its reputation in the market, it has recently launched some very interesting models, which present good characteristics at a more friendly price when compared to what the market has accustomed us to.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is one such example. Thus, it brings a high-end processor, the Snapdragon 865 with 5G connectivity, as well as a lot of RAM, a very fast loading and a screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
In the last few weeks we have analyzed this model, and we now share our opinion on one of the cheapest smartphones with Snapdragon 865 and 5G on the market.
General features Realme X50 Pro 5G
Although it was presented in February, it was only during the month of May that we saw the launch in Europe of the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
This is a device that features a 6.44 ″ AMOLED FullHD + screen with 90 Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+ and Gorilla Glass 5. On the screen we find a cutout for two cameras in Punch-Hole, as well as the print sensor digital.
The processor that powers this equipment is the Snapdragon 865 and is therefore accompanied by an Adreno 650 and Modem X52 with 5G connectivity. At the RAM level we have 3 options (6, 8 and 12 GB) and 2 internal storage (128 and 256 GB) available. In analysis we had the version of 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
For photography we find a 4-camera system, led by a 64 MP sensor (Samsung ISOCELL GW1). It is therefore joined by a wide-angle lens with an 8 MP sensor, a telephoto lens with a 12 MP sensor and a 2 MP sensor for depth. In addition, at the front we also find two cameras, where a 32 MP sensor (Sony IMX616) and a wide angle lens with 8 MP sensor are present.
The battery is 4200 mAh, with a quick charge of 65W, but without charging wires. We also highlight the presence of Wi-Fi 6 and good stereo speakers.
In the box
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- Technical manuals
- Transparent cover
Realme took some care in building the X50 Pro 5G. With 207 grams and a very robust aspect, it presents all the air of a true top of the range. The screen is also of good quality, offering good visibility, even in the sun, with good viewing angles. With a refresh rate of 90 Hz, the difference to the traditional 60 Hz is noticeable, with navigation showing to be very fluid.
The rear is made of frosted glass, which gives it a very funny color effect with the light, has rounded corners and integrates the different cameras aligned vertically and with a red detail on the main sensor.
At the base we find one of the speakers, the USB Type-C connector, a microphone and the Dual-Sim slot and, at the top, a second microphone.
On the right side there is the on / off button and, on the left side, the volume control buttons.
Finally, at the front we have a borderless screen, a cutout for two cameras and the second column for calls and to create a stereo effect during audio playback.
The sound generated by these two speakers is quite impressive, managing to create a good immersion in the content, with a good volume and without generating large distortions. You can personalize the sound experience with Dolby Atmos (with multiple profiles) and with the native option of monitoring headphones.
Unfortunately, the Realme X50 Pro 5G is not IP certified, so this device is not resistant to water or dust.
As for the screen of fingerprints on the screen, it is quite fast, however it sometimes has some difficulty in correctly recognizing the fingerprint.
If Realme initially chose to integrate ColorOS in its equipment, a system created by OPPO, it recently started to integrate Realme UI. This new interface started from the base of ColorOS, but gained some corrections and changes that pleased its fans.
This system present in the Realme X50 Pro 5G reveals some features designed to meet the user's needs and that make this system quite complete and beautiful.
Light effect when receiving notifications and calls
Since it does not have a notification LED, Realme has inserted a light effect that runs through the edges of the screen whenever a notification is received. This also happens in calls, where the light appears around the call acceptance / rejection page.
For those who usually drive on a daily basis, Realme UI has a driving mode that can be activated automatically when connected to the car's bluetooth.
In this mode, notifications are limited in order to reduce distractions for the driver.
In order to increase user privacy, Realme has integrated several security options. The personal data protection option prevents unauthorized reading of user data, payment protection increases security in bank transactions and file protection prevents the elimination of images by third party applications.
For those who have children constantly asking for the smartphone to play or watch videos, Realme has a child mode where you can choose the session time and the applications you can access, protecting sensitive data and information.
Bugs and 90 Hz support
While using Realme X50 Pro 5G we noticed some sporadic blockages in Chrome where it forced us to return to the homescreen or wait for it to unlock. Although it may be related to some system bug, it is also possible that it has the same blockages that have been registered in recent months in this application with some smartphones from OnePlus and other brands.
Although the screen is 90 Hz, some applications or games do not assume this refresh rate, by application limitation, reproducing at 60 Hz. This change is notorious, for example, in the game Pugb.
In terms of performance, during use, the Realme X50 Pro 5G did not compromise at any time during use. Equipped with Snapdragon 865 and 8 GB of RAM (in our case), it did not refuse to open any application or game and there was no break during use.
In terms of benchmarks, we recorded the following results:
- AnTuTu Benchmark v8.3.4: 579 707 points
- Overall: 579 707 points
- CPU: 180 428 points
- GPU: 216 468 points
- Memory: 95 440 points
- UX: 87 371 points
- Geekbench 5
- Single-core: 904
- Multi-core: 3081
In this new smartphone, Realme has integrated a 4-camera system. The main sensor is 64 MP (Samsung ISOCELL GW1), and is accompanied by a wide-angle lens with an 8 MP sensor, a telephoto lens with a 12 MP sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor.
Although the cameras of the Realme X50 Pro 5G do not let the user down when they need to take pictures, the truth is that it should be at this point that this device is farther away from the current tops of the range. However, as with OnePlus, this should be one of the points where the brand will invest more in the coming years.
The camera application that this equipment brings is very similar to what we see in other brands. There are several photography modes (normal, night, portrait, 64 MP, Ultra macro, Pro, panoramic and text scanner) arranged in a lower bar and which can be selected via scroll. For video we also have the normal video mode, time-lapse and slow motion.
At the top we still have the options of flash, HDR, color improvement by artificial intelligence, color filters, timer and proportion.
Examples of photos and videos
In the case of photography, the images present a good detail and good colors during the day. I am already at night, the results are no longer as good, as expected, but maintaining a sufficient quality without zoom.
Through wide-angle and telephoto cameras, we are able to capture photos from an enlarged plane to a 5X optical zoom.
Then, we can also increase up to 20X, using a digital zoom.
Another available mode is the 64M that allows you to take a photo with great resolution and with a good level of detail.
In ultra macro mode, performance is also quite acceptable, making it possible to capture images by placing the camera a few centimeters from the subject.
Finally, in night mode, we were able to improve nighttime results, with the camera being able to capture a good amount of light.
The 32MP front camera also captures good images, with the possibility of using the wide angle to capture a larger area or for group photos.
Regarding the video, we found in the Realme X50 Pro the possibility of capturing images at 720p, 1080p and 4K at 30 and 60 fps. In the latter configuration, it is not possible to use the wide-angle camera. The 4K option at 60 fps was added last …