IFA is not a show where you go to see new phones, that much is true, especially since there’s MWC for that, yet companies found a way to bypass this problem by announcing phones either during the event – just not there – or after it. Realme and Pocophone are two examples of that and their smartphones are maybe the best budget phones of fall 2020.
While Realme 7 and 7 Pro showed up last week, Poco X3 is about to be launched today. We actually talke a bit about what to expect from it this weekend and let me tell you, you won’t be disappointed.
Poco X3 is coming with the latest Qualcomm chip, the 732G. It was just announced these days at IFA – it’s a bit of an upgrade to the 730, with a higher clock speed and better graphics.
It’s got four cameras with a 64MP main one, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. There’s no word on a microSD slot right now but with just 64GB of storage on the basic version, I think they’ll throw it in. Or, they’ll offer a Plus/Pro version too, with a bit more storage.
The display is set to hold surprises, as well as the battery – check the video above to find out exactly what I’m talking about!
As for Realme, the Realme 7 and 7 Pro are a smart mix of mid-range chips, flagship features and eye-catching cameras.
The Realme 7 has an LCD screen, while the Pro comes with an OLED, but in terms of refresh rate, the vanilla version actually takes the cake with 90Hz, while the Pro sticks to 60Hz. Weird choice? I believe so. Still, Realme said they listened to their users and a lot of them wanted an OLED more than an LCD, even if the refresh rate didn’t increase. And honestly, you don’t really need 90Hz if you’re not playing games or you prefer the mind-numbing ones when you get a chance.
You can count on 6-8GB of RAM for both of them with up to 128GB of storage. Not bad at all. Especially since you’ve got a MicroSD slot to help with the extra space needed. Unlike many phones now, they do come with a headphone jack. Another thing they have in common is resistance to water splashes, although don’t ask me about IP rating – they’re not IP certified.
And here’s where all the similarities stop. See what makes the Realme 7 Pro, “Pro”, in the video.