Realme Q Phone Review: Strong Performance Without Fear Of Challenge


[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel] Despite the fact that 2019 is said to be the year of 5 cell phones, 5G cell phones are positioned as flagships and are expensive, so 4G cell phones are still the best choice for users. The realme brand was founded in May 2018, aiming to bring flagship-level product experience on a thousand-dollar phone. For users who have an immediate need for a new phone, it is a very good choice to choose a cost-effective thousand yuan machine as a transition. The competition in the online thousand-dollar phone market has further intensified in 2019, and in addition to bringing users faster charging and more camera modules, how to bring flagship-level product experience on a thousand-dollar phone is also of great On September 5, realme released its latest realme Q phone, equipped with a 48 million main camera standard with 20W fast charging, as well as strong hardware configurations such as Snapdragon 712 AIE, making it the latest “model” of the thousand yuan machine “.

The front of the realme Q features a 6.3-inch waterdrop screen design with an official screen-to-body ratio of 90.6 percent. The FHD screen resolution offers a fine and clear display, and the screen brightness of 450nit is adequate for a variety of practical environments. I got the realme Q with the light diamond green color scheme, which inherits the classic realme diamond cut texture, and through the five-axis laser engraving “nano-level holographic illusion texture,” which makes the phone bloom in different angles with different depths.

The brand logo is located in the bottom left corner of the back, and the rear cameras are 119° ultra wide-angle lens, Sony IMX586 48 million main camera, portrait lens, and 4cm super macro lens from top to bottom. The final camera module is 8.9mm thick, but this has no effect on the phone’s usability. The 184-gram weight and 6.3-inch screen will allow most users to operate the device with one hand.

The volume and power buttons are moderately positioned on the phone’s mid-frame, allowing control of the three buttons without moving the palm, and the index finger can also operate the rear fingerprint while holding the phone. realme Q retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and employs a Type-C data transfer interface. It is also worth noting that realme Q provides users with much-needed water resistance through the collaboration of dotted glue, interface silicone, and a waterproof ring.

Despite the fact that it is not IPxx waterproof or dustproof, the phone will not be damaged by a daily splash of water.

Photography: flagship quad-camera experience As previously stated, the realme Q has a quad camera design, with Sony’s 48-megapixel IMX 586 serving as the primary camera. This CMOS for flagship phones has a 1/2.0-inch sensor and a large f/1.8 aperture, resulting in photos with rich detail. In low light conditions, this camera also supports pixel quadruple shot with Quad Bayer for crisp, detailed photos of the phone; in daylight conditions, the default mode for this realme Q main camera is 12MP, and the photos in this mode are quite good in terms of sharpness, exposure, and white balance, with full color and detail.

With the 48MP shooting mode enabled, there is some improvement in detail, but it is unrealistic to try to use 48MP instead of high zoom. For night scenes, the realme Q can easily capture night photos with rich details and high tolerance thanks to the dual support of f/1.8 large aperture and Super Night View function. realme improves the portrait shooting effect in Night View mode to improve the skin tone of night portraits.

Standard ModeExtremely Wide Mode

The 8-megapixel 119° ultra wide-angle lens has an f/2.25 aperture, and users can enter the ultra wide-angle mode by clicking the ultra wide-angle icon at the top of the camera interface. In super wide-angle mode, realme Q still has good image quality in daytime, rich and clear details, color reproduction, and white balance control; super wide-angle lens distortion is just right, further enhancing the visual effect of the picture.

realme Q sea comes with two 2 megapixel cameras for macro and portrait photography. In my use test, realme Q’s fear sample performance is quite good; in 5cm distance, it can accurately identify objects and shoot, in-focus details are rich and clear, and the out-of-focus bokeh effect is natural. In my shooting test, I can see that realme Q’s two 2 megapixel cameras can bring more support for super macro and portrait, but the main force is still the two wide-angle and super wide-angle lenses.

48 million wide-angle lens and 8 million super wide-angle have richer use scenarios and better image quality, plus 960Hz slow-motion video, super night scene, super glow, etc., will take the thousand-dollar camera to a whole new level. realme Q front a 16 megapixel IMX471 camera, f/2.0 aperture, support AI beauty and pixel four-in-one technology.

The realme Q is powered by a 10nm Snapdragon 712 AIE SoC with a 2 6 core architecture and an Adreno 616 GPU upgrade. The phone has an LPDDR4X UFS2.1 storage combination with capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB and supports TF card expansion. Unfortunately, I received the review machine and cannot install all types of scoring software; its specific performance can be referred to the major review platform.

Cell phone life is also a focus of user attention; realme Q built-in a capacity of 4035mAh battery, support VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology, the maximum charging power of 20W, and support the function of charging while playing. Furthermore, the realme Q includes a VOOC 3.0 fast flash charging head as standard, ensuring that the phone lasts as long as possible. The realme Q also includes ColorOS 6, which is based on Android P and is a durable and excellent UI.

It adds Hyperboost 2.0 support as well as two new powerful engines, Frame Boost and Touch Boost, to effectively improve the phone’s performance and stability during games and provide users with the best gaming experience possible. realme will also continue to collaborate with large game manufacturers and will carry out underlying optimization of Top 100 games in the future to provide users with a better gaming experience.

Review Summary Many manufacturers have already released phones with 48 megapixel cameras and 18W or higher power fast charging in the price range of 1000 to 1500 yuan. However, more manufacturers choose Samsung’s 48MP camera over Realme Q, and while the hardware quality is not as good as Sony IMX 586, this aspect of Realme Q will be better. In terms of fast charging, the realme Q comes standard with 20W VOOC flash charging, which is far superior to those that support fast charging but do not include a fast charging head.