Not too long ago, realme launched the X50 5G as the brand’s first 5G offering. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G processor and a 120Hz screen, it’s a phone that looks to be a good mid-tier option.
In the last couple of years, realme has been made big strides with its offerings and now has its own ecosystem complete with smartwatches and wireless earbuds. While not a game changer, it does offer very decent specs for a price that won’t break the bank.
In the box, with the realme X50 you get the Handset, a USB Type-C cable, a protective case and film, a SIM card tool, an info Booklet and a warranty card, and a 30W charger. Yes, you can still get a charger with a phone.
When it comes to design, there’s really nothing much that really differentiates mobile phones today at a single glance. However, the realme X50 does have a very attractive finish available in Jungle Green and Ice Silver encased in a Gorilla Glass (not plastic) back that catches light beautifully.
The phone’s size and profile fits very well in your hand and once on, the 6.57″ full screen covers the entire front giving you an extremely pleasing viewing experience.
The realme X50 unlocks using fingerprint technology that’s cleverly integrated into the power button located on the side of the phone keeping it out of sight and within easy reach at the same time. The scanning is extremely quick and works so well that you hardly realize its there.
At the back of the phone, the realme X50 features four stacked camera lenses – a 48MP F1.8 large aperture primary camera, a 8MP Ultra Wide Angle lens, a B&W Portrait Lens and a Macro Lens that captures at a minimum focus distance of 4cm.
Image quality decent and definitely good enough for your “gram” or TikTok. There are also options for “pro” users that allow you to fiddle with ISO and shutter speeds, but if you really want to do that, you’d probably go for another phone as while the results are decent, they’re not stellar.
Where the realme X50 5G does shine is it’s screen. The 120Hz screen is extremely smooth and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, you’ve got the power under the hood for both streaming videos and gaming.
The phone was extremely responsive as I spent some time on Call of Duty Mobile using the X50 5G. The 5G connection held extremely steady, graphics were rendered and displayed well, and gaming was very smooth. I don’t see much problems using most games and with its high refresh rate, it might actually be better than most for FPS games.
Battery life was also extremely good with the 4200mAh battery and I found that even as I left the phone aside between tests for a couple of days, I didn’t need to worry about charging. When in need of a charge, the 30W Dart Charger took only 30 minutes for a 70% charge and about 55 minutes for a 100% charge.
While realme hasn’t followed the trend of removing chargers from their sets, it has jumped on another trend to remove a headphone jack. You will need either a USB Type-C headset or a Bluetooth headset (which surprise, surprise realme just happens to sell), if you want to enjoy good quality audio. If you already do have a Bluetooth headset, then its not an issue. If you don’t, you’ll have to get one.
Priced at $599 from its official online flagship store on Lazada and Shopee, the realme X50 5G provides extremely good value for its features. It is a beautiful phone, with a great screen and enough juice under the hood for most applications.