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Realme X is a flagship-grade phone with a budget price tag

Not exactly a high-end phone

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Realme X | Image credit: Realme

Realme is OPPO‘s offspring, but it’s now making a name for itself. Just a month after announcing the Realme 3 Pro, the company has unveiled its first entry in the “flagship” space. The Realme X is the company’s most powerful phone to date, but it’s not as expensive as the competition.

The Realme X isn’t exactly a high-end phone, but it does offer premium features. For starters, it has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel topped with Gorilla Glass 5. It’s equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor which is, according to Realme, faster than first-gen sensors from last year.


Inside, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor with up to 8GB of memory and up to 128GB of internal storage. A large 3765mAh keeps the lights on, plus it supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

Realme X | Image credit: Realme

In the camera department, the Realme X sports a main 48-megapixel camera using Sony’s IMX586 sensor along with a 5-megapixel secondary camera for depth effects. For selfies, the phone has a pop-up front camera featuring a 20-megapixel sensor.

Software-wise, the phone boots ColorOS 6 out of the box which is based on the latest Android 9 Pie.

The Realme X will go on sale for CNY 1,499 (US$ 220) for the 4GB+64GB variant, CNY 1,599 (US$ 235) for 6GB+64GB, and CNY 1,799 (US$ 260) for the top-most model with a 8GB+128GB configuration. It’ll be available in China starting May 20 and will make its way to other markets — including India — shortly after.

Realme X | Image credit: Realme

Additionally, there’s the Realme X Lite which is practically the Realme 3 Pro for the Chinese market. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 710, up to 6GB of memory, up to 128GB of storage, and a 4045mAh battery with VOOC 3.0. It has a less-exciting 16-megapixel main camera and a 25-megapixel selfie shooter inside a notch. It also runs Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 out of the box.

The Realme X Lite will be sold in China starting at CNY 1,199 (US$ 175) and will go up to CNY 1,499 (US$ 220) depending on the configuration.

SEE ALSO: Realme 3 Pro with Snapdragon 710 and VOOC fast charging is now official

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for lower price

The more affordable ones

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Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.


As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired with 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.


It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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