Is the Realme X50 Pro 5G Worth Buying in India?
Realme’s first flagship for 2020 has launched in India. But should you buy it?…
Realme launched its first flagship smartphone for the year in India — the Realme X50 Pro 5G. It comes in with a starting price of Rs. 37,999. This is the first device to launch in the country with the brand new Snapdragon 865 SoC. Moreover, it’s also the first 5G compatible smartphone to arrive in India. Of course, we expected IQOO to enter the country with the first 5G smartphone. However, Realme stole its limelight.
Nevertheless, the company does talk a lot about the phone’s 5G capabilities. But as you know already, there isn’t any 5G deployment in India yet. Telecos are still struggling to pay up past dues to the government. Thus, we can safely assume that 5G won’t be arriving in India for at least a couple of years. Nevertheless, if you’re in a pickle and can’t decide whether or not to buy the Realme X50 Pro, let us answer that question for you.
Realme X50 Pro 5G Specifications
Let’s first check out the key specifications of the new smartphone from Realme.
- 6.44-inch, Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC — 5G compatible.
- 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR5 Quad-channel RAM.
- 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0+Turbo write+HPB internal storage.
- Rear cameras: 64MP f/1.8, Samsung GW1 sensor + 8MP f/2.3, ultra-wide + 12MP f/2.5, telephoto + 2MP f/2.4 Black and White portrait lens.
- Front cameras: 32MP f/2.5, Sony IMX 616 + 8MP f/2.2, ultra-wide.
- 4200mAh battery with 65W SuperDart charging support.
- Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box.
Just a quick glance at the spec sheet will let you know that Realme isn’t kidding around with the Realme X50 Pro 5G. The device comes with some of the latest and greatest specifications that we’ll see on other devices launched this year.
Design and build of the Realme X50 Pro 5G
The one thing that really stands out with the smartphone is its colors — Moss Green and Rust Red. The rear glass has a matte look and texture thanks to the 3D AG Glass. The low saturation colors also give the Realme X50 Pro 5G an understated style. Hence, in a market where there are a ton of bright-colored smartphones, the matte and low saturation colors of the device make it stand out.
On the front of the device, we get a dual selfie camera punch-hole display. The pill-shaped cut-out resembles that of the Galaxy S10+. However, it’s placed towards the left corner rather than the right.
The dimensions of the device are as follows: Hight – 158.96mm, Width – 74.24mm, Depth – 8.9mm, Weight – 205g. Therefore, the device is a tad chunky. However, it still isn’t as big as a few other smartphones. Moreover, thanks to the taller aspect ratio, it should fit in your hands easier. All and all, the design of the Realme X50 Pro 5G isn’t out of the world. However, it does feel premium and is on power with most flagship smartphones.
Performance and battery life
Needless to say, the Realme X50 Pro 5G is one of the best performing smartphones you can get your hands on at the moment. Thanks to the Snapdragon 865 SoC, performance is top-notch. Moreover, the smartphone scores over 6,00,000 on Antutu. Therefore, you need not worry about lag or slowdowns in everyday usage.
Gamers will also appreciate the smartphone due to the better performing Adreno 650 GPU. Additionally, users will also be able to play supported games on the 90Hz refresh rate display. And to keep things cool and running smooth, the device comes with a vapor cooling system. Thus, the Realme X50 Pro 5G will not heat up much even during an intense gaming session.
The device also comes with the latest LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0+TW+HPB storage. This essentially means that the UFS 3.0 storage on the smartphone is faster than the traditional UFS 3.1 storage. With this users can expect better app loading times and lower power consumption even with multiple apps running in the background. The highest-end variant comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Speaking of performance, we also have to take note of 5G support. Even though the 5G network isn’t available in India, the 360-degree Surround Antenna will ensure superior network connection. Moreover, the device also supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.
Nevertheless, even with all the features and its impressive performance, the battery life on the device should be great. As it packs in a 4200mAh cell, it should last users at least a day even with moderate to heavy usage. As a cherry on the top, it comes with a 65W SuperDart charger in the box. Therefore, it should only take roughly 30 minutes to fully charge the Realme X50 Pro 5G from 0% – 100%.
Should you buy the Realme X50 Pro 5G?
If the smartphone had been priced any higher, it would still have been an excellent option for users looking for an ‘affordable flagship’. However, Realme surprised most of us by launching the phone at just Rs. 37,999. This makes it an easy recommendation for those looking out of the most powerful smartphone that’s currently available.
Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the pricing for all three storage and RAM variants.
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage = Rs. 37,999.
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage = Rs. 39,999.
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage = Rs, 44,999.
Keep in mind that all three variants come with support for 5G. Therefore, if you’re looking to hold on to the phone for a few years, then it’s safe to say the Realme X50 Pro 5G is future proof. So if you’re looking to buy a new smartphone right away, we’d suggest checking out the Realme X50 Pro 5G. Although, if you own the Realme X2 Pro, we wouldn’t recommend upgrading to the latest flagship from Realme.
What are your thoughts on Realme’s first 2020 flagship? Let me know in the comments section below.