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Realme XT review: Impresses with camera, comes close to be a game changer

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Realme has been on a launching spree, especially in the budget and midrange smartphone category. Last month, it launched Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro with quad cameras. It’s new product is called Realme XT, which has has the first 64MP camera in smartphones.


Here is our review of the device:



Design


Realme XT with 64MP camera

Realme has shed polycarbonate back for a glass body (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) to improve its looks and avoid fingerprints, too. The quad camera setup sits on the left and a metal frame around it highlights it well.


The phone features a 6.4-inch full-screen AMOLED display with 16-megapixel camera housed under dew-drop notch. The bezels on the sides are minimal but the bottom bezel is slightly thick. There is an in-display optical fingerprint scanner.


Realme XT with 64MP camera

The speaker grille, USB-C port, microphone and headphone jack sits on the bottom. The SIM tray and the volume buttons are on the left while the right of the phone has the power button. The buttons are accessible to fingers and make one-handed operation a bit easy.


The phone doesn’t feel heavy and the 3D curves make it easy to hold.


Display


Realme XT with 64MP camera

The 6.4-inch full-HD Plus display with 1080×2340 resolution is sharp and vivid, however, I felt the need for more clarity while using it outdoors. The fingerprint sensor works quickly and the face recognition is praiseworthy. It could unlock the phone even while I was wearing sunglasses.


Performance


The Realme XT is powered by Snapdragon 712 processor, paired with up to 128 GB of internal storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.


Realme XT with 64MP camera

We had 8GB RAM variant and that enabled juggling through apps and heavy games. There was hardly any lag and that made the experience worthwhile. I played PUBG and Asphalt 9, and the overall performance was convincing. Even there was not excessive battery drain during continuous gaming.


The phone has Widevine L1 certification to confirm its ability to play content from over-the-top platforms like Amazon Prime and Netflix in high definition.


The only area where Realme XT (and even Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro) fail to impress is the cluttered user interface. The ColorOS 6 has too much in a limited space, and that somehow makes one look for a clean interface. I tried several themes but could not find anything that I could settle on.


Battery


Realme XT with 64MP camera

Inside the sleek body, Realme XT houses a 4000mAh battery with fast charging via VOOC 3.0 technology. I used the phone for taking videos and photos for an entire day during a trip, and to my relief, the phone was able to last an entire day despite heavy usage.


Camera


Realme XT with 64MP camera

Now that we had a phone with a 64MP camera, the first in a smartphone, it was essential to test it under different conditions.


The quad-camera setup on the back also has an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP ultra-macro lens. On the front is a 16MP camera.


The primary lens captured clear images, something that was expected from it, however, I felt some shots could have been clearer on a bright day. The Chroma Boost does help in eliminating dullness. The camera interface looks simple but in moments when you have to switch from photo to video in a haste, or different photo modes, it takes some time for adjustments. The ultra 64MP mode, is hidden under the left menu, it would have been better if it was on the main screen.


Realme XT with 64MP camera

The camera leaves no space for complaints. The shots are great and the detailing is impressive. Apart from the main camera, the ultra-wide lens brings a good area in the frame but the edges are sometimes noisy.


The macro lens is impressive. If you love food photography or clicking close shots of your pets, this lens won’t disappoint. The front camera packs average performance, though.


Realme XT with 64MP camera

Overall, if you’re not too finicky about the details of your photographs, you wouldn’t find much to point out in the images captured by the camera of this phone.


Verdict


The Realme XT comes in two colours – Pearl White & Pearl Blue and will have three variants – 4+64GB priced at Rs 15,999, 6+64GB priced at Rs 16,999 and 8+128GB priced at Rs 18,999


Realme XT with 64MP camera

The phone comes really close to be a game changer. The 64MP camera is the key highlight of the phone, also, the Snapdragon 712 processor makes is a performer. If you get too much into the details, chances are you may pick a thing or two that may not be impressive about the phone or the photos it clicks, however, given the Rs 15,999 price tag for the base model, it’s a steal.




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Skullcandy launches new truly wireless earphones priced at Rs 5,999

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Skullcandy has launched new truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds in India called Skullcandy SESH with up to 10 hours of battery life.


The earbuds feature single-button interface for quick access to media controls for music, microphone, calls, and voice assistant.



With up to 10 total hours of battery life—3 hours of battery in each earbud and 7 additional hours in the included charging case—Skullcandy’s new earbuds feature IP55 rating for sweat, water, and dust resistance.


Sesh is Skullcandy’s latest release in the rapidly growing True Wireless category which also includes recent releases Push True Wireless Earbuds and Indy True Wireless Earbuds.


Sesh will be available in multiple colorways including Indigo, Deep Red and Fearless Black and comes with the price tag of Rs 5,999.




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Asus ROG Phone II launched; starting price Rs 37,999: Specs, other details

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Taiwanese electronics maker Asus on Monday launched in India the Asus ROG Phone II smartphone. The gaming-centric smartphone comes in 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage configurations, priced at Rs 37,999 and Rs 59,999, respectively. While the company has not confirmed the sale details of the 12GB RAM variant, the 8GB RAM variant goes on sale from September 30, exclusively on the home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart.


Asus ROG Phone II specifications and features



Compared to its predecessor, the Asus ROG Phone, the second iteration brings several design improvements and hardware upgrades. It is the first smartphone in India to be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855+ system-on-chip. The Asus ROG Phone II has a 6.59-inch AMOLED screen of a fullHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080). The screen has an enhanced refresh rate that goes up to 120Hz, an improvement over the 90Hz screen refresh rate of its predecessor. Moreover, the screen has a 240Hz touch sampling, 1ms response time, 108 per cent DCQ-P3 colour gamut, 10-bit HDR support and a touch latency of 49ms – some key features that should improve the phone’s gaming experience.


In terms of design, the Asus ROG Phone II looks similar to its predecessor, except that it has a less flashy design and has a tall stance. Made of aluminium and glass, the phone has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front and back.


The phone’s back resembles the ROG Phone’s, with a dual-camera set-up on the top-left corner, exhaust vent on the right and RGB LED-powered ROG logo at the centre.


Asus ROG Phone 2


The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC. It has a 6,000 mAh battery and two USB type-C ports (on the left and bottom of the chassis) and Quick Charge 4.0 fast-charge support. The port on the left side also doubles up as a connector to attach ROG accessories (sold separately). It can also be used to transfer data at up to 10Gbps using USB 3.1 Gen 2, and it can give a 4K video output using DisplayPort 1.4. The bottom Type-C port supports USB 2.0 transfers, plus fast-charging via Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0 adapters. The phone has front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra DSP.


Imaging is covered by a dual-camera set-up on the back, featuring a 48-megapixel primary sensor of an f/1.79 aperture and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. On the front, the phone has a 24MP selfie camera. The phone also boasts the quad-array noise-cancellation technology through four built-in microphones.



Asus ROG Phone II launched, price starts at Rs 37,999: Specs, other details


Asus ROG Phone II retail package content details


8GB + 128GB variant: ROG Phone II, 18W QC 4.0 charger, USB type A to type C data cable, Aero Case, SIM ejector pin, user manual and warranty Card


12GB/512GB Variant: ROG Phone II, 30 Watt QC 4.0 charger, USB type C to type C data cable, Aero Case, Aero Active Cooler II (worth Rs 3,999 for free), SIM ejector pin, user Manual and warranty card


Besides the ROG Phone II, Asus also launched the phone’s supported accessory. Here are the details:


  • Kunai Game Pad: Rs 9,999

  • Aero Active Cooler: Rs 3,999

  • Professional Dock: Rs 5,499

  • TwinView II: Rs 19,999

  • Mobile Desktop Dock: Rs 12,999

  • 30 Watt Charger: Rs 1,999

  • Lighting Armor Case: Rs 2,999


Asus ROG Phone II Flipkart Big Billion Days sale offer:


Asus ROG Phone 2


The Asus ROG Phone II goes on sale as a special during the Flipkart’s upcoming Big Billion Days festive-season sale. During the sale, the phone will be available with 10 per cent instant discount offer for ICICI and Axis Bank card holders. Besides, it will also be eligible for a six-month no-cost equated monthly instalment offer.




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Asus ROG Phone II India launch today: Livestream, specifications, features

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Taiwanese electronics maker Asus is set to launch in India the second iterations of its gaming-centric ROG-series smartphone on Monday. Named the Asus ROG Phone II, the smartphone was first unveiled in July this year. Compared to its predecessor, the Asus ROG Phone (review), the second iteration brings several design improvements and hardware upgrades. It will be the first smartphone in India to be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855+ system-on-chip. Here is a look at the phone’s key features and specifications:

The Asus ROG Phone 2 has a 6.59-inch AMOLED screen of a fullHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080). The screen has an enhanced refresh rate that goes up to 120Hz, an improvement compared to the 90Hz screen refresh in its predecessor. Moreover, the phone has a 240Hz touch sampling, 1ms response time, 108 per cent DCQ-P3 colour gamut, HDR support and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 – some features that might improve gaming experience.


In terms of design, the Asus ROG Phone II looks similar to its predecessor, except that it has a less flashy design and has a tall stance. Made of aluminium and glass, the phone has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front and back.

The phone’s back resembles the ROG Phone, with a dual-camera set-up on the top-left corner, exhaust vent on the right and RGB LED-powered ROG logo at the centre.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage; Indian variants might come in different configurations. It has a 6,000 mAh battery and two USB type-C ports (on the left and bottom of the chassis) and Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charge support. The port on the left side also doubles up as a connector to attach ROG accessories (sold separately). It can also be used to transfer data at up to 10Gbps using USB 3.1 Gen 2, and it can give a 4K video output using DisplayPort 1.4. The bottom Type-C port supports USB 2.0 transfers, plus fast-charging via Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0 adapters. The phone has front-facing stereo speakers with DTS:X Ultra DSP.

Imaging is covered by a dual-camera set-up on the back, featuring a 48-megapixel primary sensor of an f/1.79 aperture and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. On the front, the phone has a 24MP selfie camera. The phone also boasts the quad-array noise-cancellation technology through four built-in microphones.

Watch the Asus ROG Phone II launch livestreaming




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