Realme X50 Pro 5G – The Speed Monster
Realme has launched the first 5G smartphone in India beating the rivals Vivo iQOO and Xiaomi.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is the first mobile that comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core Processor and offers top of the line performance.
The new Realme mobile brings some of the most sort out features to India for the first time. Apart from the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor, the phone boasts of WIFI 6, UFS 3.0 storage, LPDDR5 Ram and 65 Watts blazing-fast charging.
Price and Variants
- 6 GB Ram and 128 GB storage – Price Rs. 37,999
- 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage – Price Rs. 44,999
- 12 GB Ram and 256 GB Storage – 44,999
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core Processor, Clock Speed 2.84 GHz and the Adreno 650 GPU
- 5G Support
- 90 Hz Refresh Rate 6.4 Inch FHD+ Super Amoled Display
- 4200 mAH Battery with 65 Watts Charger
- 12 GB LP DDR5 RAM
- UFS 3.0 Storage
- Dual Front and Quad-Rear Cameras
Key Specs and Details
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is a true speed monster and comes with unmatched performance.
Aforementioned, the biggest highlight of the Realme X50 Pro 5G is the presence of a flagship processor – SD 865.
The SD 865 offers up to 25% faster performance for both CPU and GPU over the last iteration. Further, the processor is about 20% more energy-efficient, so we will get better battery life.
Realme shared that it scored over 600,000 on the Antutu benchmark, which is an incredible performance. Also, the mobile comes with Vapour Chamber Cooling to ensure that it runs cooler even when playing high graphics games like PUBG and Fortnite.
You can buy the Realme X50 Pro with upto 12 GB of LPDDR5 Ram. Notably, the LPDDR5 is about 15% faster in comparison to the LPDDR4 ram that is used in almost all modern phones.
This is also a big boost in terms of performance. If that was not enough, the company offers a faster UFS 3.0 storage that comes from Samsung and is one of the fastest storage on any mobile.
There is 128 GB or 256 GB storage space available on the device depending on the model.
Design and Display
The phone comes with a near bezel-less display with dual cut out cameras. Further, the phone comes in 2 color options – a subtle Red and Green. The phone is made of glass and metal and has a large 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display made by Samsung.
The display has a 2400*1080 pixels resolution and 408 PPi and 20:9 aspect ratio. Also, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 support for protection and it comes with features such as DC Dimming, HDR10, 90 Hz panel and up to 1000 nits maximum brightness.
Furthermore, it comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner that offers a quick unlocking experience.
Realme has added as many cameras as you may probably want to have on mobile. At the front, we have got a 32 MP (Sony IMX 616) primary camera and an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera. It is one of the best selfie camera sensors that you can get currently.
The rear side sports 4 cameras: 64 MP (Samsung Isocell GW1, f/1.8) Primary Camera, 12 MP telephoto lens, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2 MP depth sensor. The phone comes with 4K, 30 FPS, no 60 FPS mode and no OIS.
It is not an ideal phone for shooting stable videos that you may get from a Samsung or Apple high-end mobile.
The camera comes with a 5X hybrid and 20x digital zoom feature and also the company has announced a new improved night mode.
Battery, OS, and Connectivity
The Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with a 4200 mAH capacity dual battery and has a 65 Watts Fast Charging (bundled with Realme Dart Charger) capability.
The device can charge from 0 to 100% in about 35 minutes which is really impressive.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G runs on the latest Android 10 OS along with the custom Realme skin on the top.
The Phone comes with 4G/5G support and has Dual Volte, Dual Sim, USB Type C port. The X50 Pro 5G boasts of a total of 13 antennas, out of which 8 antennas are present for 5G and 4G connectivity.
Also, it supports the latest WIFI 6 for high speed and low latency WIFI data connectivity. Lastly, the phone comes with superior sound (dual speakers) and has Dolby Atmos support.
The mobile is thick and measures 9 mm in thickness but still doesn’t come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is the most exciting mobile in the market and will entice performance enthusiasts.
It is faster than anything you can currently buy, comes with top of the line specs. There is not much to dislike as far as the specs and even the price goes. We can’t expect an SD 865 phone for 30-35k at this stage.
They have launched in 2 colors – red and green. I am not a fan of both these colors, a more subtle grey or black or even white would have been better. Maybe they will add more color choices later.
Also, as we know there is no 5G network in India and it will take at least 2-3 years for the financially stressed telecom companies to deploy it.
There is no real benefit of 5G for buyers for the next couple of years and till that time these 5G phones will be nearly obsolete.
Even Samsung has not launched the 5G S20 series in India (they are not using the SD 865 for India nor does the Exynos Processor comes with a 5G modem).
The Snapdragon 855 Plus is an excellent processor and is available in cheaper options like Realme X2 Pro.
If you are looking for unmatched performance the Realme X50 Pro 5G is a great choice (don’t buy due to the 5G hype), else there are several good options in the 25k to 40k price range.