Realme X2 Pro is a giant leap for Realme Mobiles making its entrance in the premium mid-range segment. It’s well designed and priced to be the company’s first flagship smartphone, taking on the likes of the OnePlus 7T and Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro.
It has a Full HD+ Super AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate screen, 64MP quad-camera setup, stereo surround sound speakers, a metal-glass sandwich design, a massive 4,000mAh battery, and more, and all for a starting price of Rs 29,999. What’s not to love?
However, a phone is more than a mere list of specifications as it also has to be usable, trustworthy, and dependable in our daily lives. Not to forget the equally capable competition that’s ready to pounce on this newcomer. But does it have what it takes to succeed? We find out.
Price and availability
The Realme X2 Pro is available in Lunar White and Neptune Blue colours with the choice of 6GB of RAM / 64GB of storage, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB options.
The base model starts at Rs 29,999 followed by Rs 32,999 for the 8GB/128GB option and Rs 33,999 for the maxed-out variant. Realme X2 Pro Master Edition with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 34,999.
Realme X2 Pro is available on Flipkart, Realme India store and soon with offline retailers.
We received the Lunar White color variant of the Realme X2 Pro for review which looks a little like the Realme X but a whole lot different and is quite an eye-catcher.
It has this pearl-like gradient effect which changes color just slightly in the light. It isn’t excessive like some of the other gradient finishes marketed by other manufacturers and has certain decency about it that’s not in-your-face. This is a model that will be just as happy in a boardroom as sitting comfortably in your pocket.
The aluminum chassis and the glass on the front and back certainly feel solid enough, with little to no flex when pressure is applied. It weighs 199 grams and the balance is quite good too if slightly weighted towards the top. The slipperiness nature of the phone means that one-handed usage without a case isn’t a good idea.
Something slightly odd is the space where the glass meets the metal, where the edges are a little sharp, showing that there isn’t quite as much attention to detail as there may appear to be on the surface.
The top of the screen houses a small teardrop notch that is easy to disregard, and a USB-C port is welcome and present on the bottom.
Those looking to expand the storage will be out of luck, as the X2 Pro lacks a microSD card slot. At the higher storage configurations, this will likely not matter, but for those with the 64GB version, it is certainly an important consideration.
In sum, though there isn’t much to distinguish the X2 Pro from the competition, neither is there any cause for concern. Certainly, the included case should be slapped on immediately, however, this is a necessity for any modern glass sandwich. For a first stab at ‘premium’, in the mid-range, this is a solid effort, and Realme should be commended for its work.
The screen estimates 6.5 inches slantingly, and as this may propose, notwithstanding the trickiness, one-gave utilization is best endeavored by the individuals who have enormous hands. The presentation utilizes a Super AMOLED board with Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) goal and a 90Hz invigorate rate. The showcase is affirmed for HDR10+ playback and supports a 100% DCI-P3 shading extent territory.
The screen gets brilliant enough as it is appraised for 1000 nits of most extreme splendor and has respectable decipherability in sharp daylight. There are two shading modes for clients to look over, Vivid and Gentle. The Vivid shading mode depends on the DCI-P3 shading range while the Gentle mode speaks to sRGB tones.
The shading generation isn’t awful, yet the board appears to have an unreasonable portrayal of components and scenes in the Vivid mode. The screen defender is terribly plastic and can cause them to feel of the gadget somewhat less expensive than the sticker price may recommend.
By and large, the screen on the Realme X2 Pro may not coordinate with the best on the lookout however is all that anyone could need to rival the opposition at this value point.
Another significant feature of the Realme X2 Pro is its quad-camera framework which gives a lot of flexibility to an easygoing picture taker.
The essential camera utilizes a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 64MP sensor with a f/1.8 gap in a quad-bayer course of action. This implies that ‘ordinary’ photographs are delivered at 16MP, in sunshine and low light.
The sensor is equipped for duplicating pictures at 64MP with the committed ’64MP’ mode and the outcomes are amazingly definite when taken in decent light.
Concerning the overall exhibition, there is no reason for objection. Pictures are bright and have a good portrayal of detail, nonetheless, we found a fair measure of grains in certain photos particularly around the edges in the super-wide mode.
The HDR mode makes a fair showing of recuperating subtlety from shadows, in any case, we found that ‘Chroma’ mode cooked shadings excessively far for our preferring. It makes for a lift in shading temperature, yet in specific circumstances, pictures have just a passing similarity to the real world.
The 13MP, f/2.5 gap zooming focal point performed sufficiently while the 8MP super wide-point focal point left all around to be wanted. As referenced, a portion of the photos came out to be smudgy with tasteless tones, so we wouldn’t suggest anticipating a lot from this specific part of the X2 Pro.
The quad-camera arrangement can take great pictures in sufficiently bright conditions and the general experience stays positive. Having said that, the organization needs to chip away at its picture streamlining calculations and make it more productive for evening-time photography. Because of the absence of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), when Night Mode is required, commotion becomes lord and subtleties are everything except lost.
Is anything but a major issue by any measure, notwithstanding, it shows the shortcoming of the gadget when contrasted with any semblance of the Google Pixel 3a, which is a superior camera telephone at nearly a similar cost. In any case, you miss out on the blasting quick exhibition that is conveyed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.
Realme X2 Pro is controlled by best in class Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset which has been utilized on virtually all leader telephones delivered for the current year. The Snapdragon 855 Plus is a somewhat overclocked form of the 855 chipsets, with a changed GPU for a 15% better exhibition over the first.
The X2 Pro can be arranged by up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 capacity with no alternative to growing the capacity.
Running the Geekbench 4 test, it accomplished a solitary center score of 3,615 and a multi-center score of 10,776. These are very acceptable numbers to the extent that Geekbench scores are thought of.
Past benchmarks, and as derived, what this will mean for you is PUBG Mobile in most extreme settings, running easily without issue.
Realme X2 Pro sudden spikes in demand for ColorOS 6.1 which depends on Android 9.0 Pie and is set to get a move up to Android 10 based ColorOS soon. While setting up, clients have the alternative to change to the Drawer mode to empower the application cabinet and to pick between route by motions or by-catches. Setting off to one side from the home screen, we have a rack like a zone, in which different semi-valuable gadgets are put away.
Swiping through the interface was smooth as ever on account of the high invigorate rate screen and the super-amazing chipset in the engine. We didn’t discover any bugs or crashes either with an entirely steady and by and large pleasant experience.
With an enormous battery, encompass sound speakers, a major rich screen, and an earphone jack, the Realme X2 Pro is a champ with regards to content utilization.
The incredible Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset implies that there is certifiably not a game available it can’t play at the most noteworthy settings, while the high revive pace of the screen implies that upheld titles will be a little smoother to play.
With HDR backing and high most extreme splendor, watching motion pictures on open vehicles is an extraordinary encounter, and the huge battery implies it will probably endure a long stretch flight.
Ultimately, the sound system speakers siphon out rich offset sound with a respectable volume, while the earphone jack implies a conclusion to irritating Bluetooth network issues with remote headphones and reviving them every day.
Realme X2 Pro has a good 4,000mAh battery that guarantees over a day of battery life. It upholds the 50W SuperVOOC quick charging standard which can charge the telephone from 0% to 100% at a short time level. The SuperVOOC quick connector is packaged in-the-container.
Running the TechRadar battery test (a full-goal video, played over Wi-Fi for an hour and a half), the battery dropped to 87% from 100%, which is a solid appearing if not the best we’ve seen.
In any case, the quick charging innovation is positively amazing as we quite often noticed that it took around 32-33 minutes for the X2 Pro to completely charge which is superior to the guaranteed numbers. This is a genuine distinct advantage and we trust that more makers embrace super-quick charging arrangements.
As we’ve recently expressed, a telephone is in excess of a simple rundown of particulars as various elements assemble the general insight of utilizing the telephone. The Realme X2 Pro is a good cell phone at its cost tag and is a convincing contribution by the brand that is a mix of execution and cost.
It has an enormous, splendid, dynamic and high revive rate show which makes it smart to utilize. Nonetheless, the absence of a microSD card space could be an issue for individuals going with the base variation of the telephone that has a 64GB stockpiling.
The double sound system speakers are uproarious and incredible, making tuning into music euphoria on the X2 Pro.
The battery is sufficient to last through a weighty day of utilization, and the unrivaled quick charging arrangement implies that regardless of whether you run out of juice, just a snappy top-up is expected to get once more into the section.
It isn’t all roses nonetheless, as there are a couple of bargains one should remember. While the camera framework is exceptionally flexible, picture quality much of the time isn’t actually moving, with the absence of OIS implying that low light exhibition is hampered fundamentally contrasted with certain opponents.
The default shades of the screen are excessively immersed for specific circumstances, and the product can feel very childish and somewhat incomplete.
Taken all in all, be that as it may, and at the cost, the Realme X2 Pro is a phenomenal contribution from the juvenile brand and has the right to bring it much achievement.
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