Since it’s inception, the Realme brand has been putting out innovative, groundbreaking, and undercutting technology to rival phones even an entire segment higher than what is targeted. Ever since their first release, they have been a big player in the budget market alongside Redmi and Vivo. Realme is always looking to innovate and one up the competition, and have recently announced a slew of new phones to close out the year 2019 with a bang rather than a whimper. With their new phone, the Realme Q on the horizon, perhaps it’s time to begin looking at how the phone stacks up against its rivals, as well as it’s specs, and whether or not it justifies the pricetag put up by Realme.
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What is the Realme Q?
A wise man once said that in a competitive market, the biggest winners are the consumers, and this could not ring any more true than the budget smartphone market today. Good phones are getting cheaper, and cheaper phones are getting better, this adage is becoming a reality as brands in markets such as India and China attempt to one up one another constantly. As the dust settles, the Realme Q is attempting to target a totally different niche. That being the enthusiasts looking for serious power and specs on a budget. While half a decade ago, budget phones were seen as simply basic phones using technology which trickled down 2-3 years ago. But now, budget phones are regularly innovators, with big brands having to use budget phones as a blueprint. The Realme Q is simply the personification of this concept, as Realme is attempting to make an enthusiast level phone, at a beginner price. How well does it do this, well, we’ll have to look at the specs to find out.
What are the Standout Specifications?
There are many noteworthy specifications in the Realme Q, here are the most standout ones:
- 6.3 Inch teardrop display with 1080×2340 resolution HD display. Without a doubt, this is one of the best displays in the segment. Realme has always been known for stepping up their game when it comes to displays in the budget segment, and the Q is absolutely no different. The crisp quality paired up with the teardrop makes it a very modern and ‘2019’ phone, so to speak.
- IPS LCD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for drop and splash resistance. This is good to hear, since glass phones usually give us all nightmares about broken screens and fidgety tempered glass, but Gorilla Glass, if nothing else, gives one confidence to hold a premium phone without fear of shattering it into a million pieces.
- Android 9.0 Pie preloaded operating system. Fairly bog standard, but an upgrade to Android 10 should be imminent very soon, seeing as other phones in the segment are slowly but surely beginning to adopt it.
- Quad rear camera for ultrasharp imaging and crisp output imagery. Inarguably one of the strongest selling points for this phone is the quad camera setup in the rear. Only a few phones, namely the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and a few others are offering this kind of setup, so to see it not on a flagship, but rather a fairly budget model is quite a pleasant surprise from Realme.
- 16 megapixel front selfie camera with HDR capability. Speaking of cameras, the front camera is no slouch as well, being packed with strong AI tech to amplify the selfie performance of the Realme Q.
- 4035mAH battery with fast charging technology. Standing out from the other specs, the battery is merely standard, nothing special, and exactly what was expected from a phone of this price.
Is the Realme Q Worth the Purchase?
Answer to this is simple, an astounding yes. This phone, upon its launch, will be the trendsetter and one to beat in this class. Simply the overwhelming majority of features, being introduced at this pricepoint, justify the purchase. The ability to have things like quad cameras, teardrop display, and more make it so for not a lot of money, you can get a disproportionate amount of features. Amidst strong offerings from Vivo, Oppo, and the everpresent Redmi in this segment, the Realme Q is surely worth the purchase, and if nothing else, the consideration.
To read more about the Realme Q specs, click here