The realme X3 SuperZoom: the budget smartphone with super cameras and super performance

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Budget smartphones are getting better and better, and realme is just one brand producing quality smartphones at more budget-friendly prices.

Enter the realme X3 SuperZoom. While this device is listed as a premium smartphone, it’s still a more affordable alternative to premium models from other providers. The X3 SuperZoom is available in two storage sizes, the 128GB model for $699 RRP and the 256GB model for $799 RRP (the 256GB model is exclusive to JB Hi Fi). These devices are available in retail stores from 2 July, 2020.realme X3 SuperZoom front and back of phones in both white and blue colour options

Want to know more? Let’s take a look at the features and specs you can expect from the realme X3 SuperZoom.

Realme X3 SuperZoom: Features and specs

The X3 SuperZoom is designed with photographers and gamers in mind, so you can expect quality cameras and powerful performance. “The realme X3 SuperZoom is our latest premium device, and is the perfect option for those looking to up their photography skills, stream their favourite film or play the latest games with their friends.” says Andy Yang, Managing Director of realme Australia.

For the photographers, you can expect a great rear quad-camera setup with some serious lenses, including 60X Super Zoom. There’s the 64MP ultra high-resolution wide-angle camera, the 8MP periscope lens with 5X optical zoom, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens. You want to take the perfect selfie? There’s actually a dual in-display front camera with a 32MP high-resolution camera and 8MP ultra wide-angle camera.

Closeup of cameras on the realme X3 SuperZoom in white

Not only are these lenses some serious business, but there’s some great tech and features to back them up. Photography features include Starry Mode and Super Nightscape 4.0 mode (for amazing night sky and night landscape photography), panorama, portrait mode, time-lapse photography and more.

The other big feature of the X3 SuperZoom is it’s performance, making it a great smartphone for gamers and creatives. It includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, using the most advanced 7 nm FinFET process technology. There is also a liquid cooling system to prevent overheating — it has 100% coverage of internal heat sources, cooling the device’s core temperature to reduce lag and improve performance and speed. As for battery and charging, it comes with a 4,200 mAh battery and includes 30W DART Flash Charging, which charges your device to 70% in 30 minutes, and to 100% in under an hour.

All of this comes packaged in a very sleek looking phone. The device is 168.8 mm high by 75.8 mm wide, with a 6.57 inch 120Hz ultra-smooth screen — perfect for watching videos and playing games. You’ll also have the choice of two colours —Arctic White or Glacier Blue — and two storage sizes. The 128GB model includes 8GB RAM for $699, while the 256GB device (exclusive to JB Hi Fi) has 12GB of RAM, for $799. There is also dual-SIM capability and side-fingerprint scanner, however there is no expandable SD memory. You’ll be able to pick up the 128GB device from retailers including JB Hi Fi, Officeworks, Bing Lee, Amazon, Kogan, Catch.com and more.

realme X3 SuperZoom in blue

As you can see, there is a lot going on. Here’s a quick recap of the features and specs for the realme X3 Super Zoom:

  • 128GB model with 8GB RAM is $699 RRP
  • 256GB model with 12GB RAM is $799 RRP (JB Hi Fi exclusive)
  • Available in Arctic White and Glacier Blue
  • Quad rear camera setup with 64 MP ultra high-resolution wide-angle camera + 8MP periscope lens with 5X optical zoom + 8MP ultra wide-angle lens + 2MP macro lens
  • Impressive photography functions including Starry Mode, Super Nightscape, panorama, expert mode and portrait mode
  • Dual in-display front-facing camera with 32MP high-resolution camera + 8MP ultra wide-angle camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ CPU (central processing unit)
  • 4,200 mAh battery
  • Runs the realme UI operating system based on Android 10
  • Includes liquid cooling system to reduce core temperature to combat overheating for improved performance

For a limited time, you’ll be able to pick up a pair of free realme Buds Air headphones. Once you’ve purchased your X3 SuperZoom, you’ll then be able to redeem the offer. However you’ll need to get in quick as this offer expires 29 July, 2020, or while stocks last. Terms apply.

SIM-Only plans for the realme X3 SuperZoom

If this sounds like the smartphone for you, you’ll need a SIM-only plan to pair with your new phone. Whether you choose a prepaid or postpaid plan, there are plenty of plans to choose from to suit all needs. You can use our comparison tool to compare SIM-only plans from a range of providers, or check out the tables below for an idea of what plans are out there.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

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