Realme X the first phone to get ColorOS 7 update; here are other phones that will get the upgrade

“Considering India is a key market for Realme, the brand might push the ColorOS 7 update in the country sooner compared to the Chinese schedule”

OPPO introduced ColorOS 7 with lighter and decluttered UI elements, OPPO Sans font, system-wide dark theme and more. OPPO RenoReno 10x Zoom Edition and Reno Ace are the first batch smartphones to get the update on November 25th and would gradually roll out to other phones. The Chinese brand also revealed the update roadmap for Realme phones too — Realme X and Realme X Youth Edition will get ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 update in February, Realme Q (Realme 5 Pro in India) will be getting the update in March, and Realme X2 and X2 Pro would get the ColorOS 7 update in April 2020.

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Realme ColorOS 7 update schedule

Realme XFebruary 2020
Realme Q (called Realme 5 in India)March 2020
Realme XApril 2020
Realme X2 ProApril 2020

Furthermore, since the ColorOS 7 India announcement is scheduled for November 26th, the company might have an entirely different rollout roadmap for the Realme smartphone available in the Indian market, like the Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, Realme 3, Realme 3 Pro, and Realme 5, among others. Considering India is a key market for Realme, it might push the update sooner compared to the Chinese schedule. Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth confirmed the Indian version of ColorOS 7 would have a near-stock user interface.

ColorOS 7 features

ColorOS 7 brings camera-centric features such as refined camera UI, Portrait Mode 2.0, Night Mode, and super stabilisation. The system-wide dark theme is finally here, and it is even enabled to third-party apps. In terms of animations, there’s a new charging animation, weather animation, and video screen clock. It also introduces the new Art+ Project, which brings numerous wallpapers; OPPO has also added more live wallpapers that respond to fingertips and move with gestures

Key Specs

Realme 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 | 4 GBProcessor
6.3 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4035 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Camera
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Performance
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Battery
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Pros

  • Capable display
  • Loaded innards
  • Powerful and versatile cameras
  • Long-lasting battery with VOOC 3.0 charging

Cons

  • Design isn't too different from Realme 3 Pro
  • ColorOS needs a refresh
  • Ultra macro sensor doesn't offer best quality
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