Realme X2 Pro Review
Realme’s flagship phone is Realme X2 Pro. The initial price of this latest smartphone of Realme brand in India has been fixed at Rs 29,999. Many such features have also been given in the Realme X2 Pro, which are available in the high-priced mid-range flagship smartphone. After the budget segment, Realme has now launched its Realme X2 Pro smartphone in the price range above Rs 20,000. Let’s know about the Realme phone in detail …
Design of Realme X2 Pro
We have seen many Realme phones which have been launched with poly carbonate body but now the company has started using Gorilla Glass 5 for protection on the front and back with aluminum body. Due to this, the experience on holding the Realme X2 Pro in hand was good, plus everything has been placed correctly.
The Realme X2 Pro smartphone is a bit slippery and the spots on the glass back panel also fall easily, but to avoid this you can use the case found in the retail box. Realme X2 Pro Master Edition has been launched in India with red brick and concrete finish. Button placement is also good in this smartphone of the Realme brand. At the bottom of the phone, there will be a headphone jack, USB Type-C port and speaker.
The display of this smartphone of the Realme brand is good, the phone has a 6.5-inch full-HD + AMOLED panel, it has been claimed that it is coming with 500 nits of sustain brightness and 1000 nits of pick brightness. The display is sharp and viewing angles are good and the saturation of colors is also good.
One special thing is that the display runs at 90 Hz instead of the normal 60 Hz. Due to the higher refresh rate, it provides fluid feel, whether it is Android UI or apps. Explain that there are thin borders around the display.
The vertical rear camera module on the back panel of Realme X2 Pro is slightly embossed. The thickness of Realme X2 Pro is 8.7 millimeters, it is quite heavy. Of course, it weighs 200 grams, but the weight is properly distributed so that the phone does not look unbalanced.
The retail box of Realme X2 Pro will get a 50 watt Super Wook Wall Charger Plus and data cable, SIM eject tool, a case, warranty leaflet and quick start guide. Screen guard will already be available on the phone but earphones or headset will not be available in the box.
Realme X2 Pro specifications and software
As we have mentioned earlier, Realme X2 Pro is the company’s flagship smartphone using Snapdragon 855+ processor. The same chipset has been used in many mid-range flagships such as Asus ROG Phone 2 and OnePlus 7T.
Talking about Realme X2 Pro Price in India, the price of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of Realme X2 Pro in India has been fixed at Rs 29,999. At the same time, the price of 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage variants of Realme X2 Pro is Rs 33,999.
We have a low price variant for review. Both variants of the Realme X2 Pro run on the new UFS 3.0 storage standard. Realme stated that the Vapor Chamber Cooling System has been used for the CPU. This Realme smartphone also has support for dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5, three satellite navigation systems.
Like Realme X (Review), Realme X2 Pro also does not have the option to increase storage. Realme X2 Pro supports two nano-SIM and dual 4G VoLTE. Optical in-display fingerprint sensor and customizable unlock animations will be available for security.
Face unlock support has been provided in the Realme phone and it works correctly even in low light. Realme X2 Pro comes with NFC and contact less payment options. Realme X2 Pro runs on ColorOs 6.1 based on Android 9.
This version will also get some new features such as Dark Mode and Google Digital Well being App. Our review unit runs on the November Security Patch which is good. The look and feel of the interface is the same as other Realme phones. You will get the same customization options, gestures and shortcuts.
Not only this, apps like Game Space and O Roaming will be pre-installed. Realme app will keep sending market notifications but you can also turn it off by going to settings. Apart from this, many other third-party apps will also be pre-installed but you can also uninstall them.
The Realme X2 Pro smartphone comes with Widevine L1 DRM certification. Dark mode is still a ‘lab’ feature but in our experience it works correctly. This boy default is enabled for all installed apps but you can also disable it manually if you want. The phone also has Dolby Atmos support which works when audio is played through speakers or through wire / wireless headphones.
Realme X2 Pro performance and battery life
We have no complaints about the daily usage of Realme X2 Pro. There was no problem in reading on the display in the sunlight and the speakers also sound louder. We also did not have any problem regarding call quality. The fingerprint sensor and face recognition also work correctly.
You can also use Always-on-Display mode but usage is limited as it only shows notifications coming from some default apps. On general usage, the phone remains cool, but during gaming and heavy camera usage, the side and back panels get slightly hot.
The stereo speakers provided in Realme X2 Pro sound good. The speaker at the bottom of the phone gives a loud sound, full-HD and high-resolution video sharpness and saturation in colors is good.
ColorOS has a video enhancer named ‘OSIE Vision’, which boosts the brightness and contrast, making the video look a bit vivid. It is functional in Realme X2 Pro and can be enabled for apps like MXPlayer, TikTok and Amazon Prime Video.
You can also turn this effect on or off through the slide-out menu. The powerful processor in Realme X2 Pro handles heavy games and multitasking well. We saw heavy games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile in Realme X2 Pro, both games ran well. During gaming, the phone did get slightly hot.
Realme X2 Pro has a 4000 mAh battery which was reliable. On average, in a single charge, the phone supported for about one and a half days, but even after playing heavy camera usage and gaming, the battery of the phone supported the day. In our battery loop test, Realme X2 Pro supported for 14 hours and 49 minutes, with the screen set to 90 Hz.
Charging in particular is impressive. With the help of the superwook charger available with the Realme X2 Pro, the phone gets full charge from 0 in just 31 minutes. Let us know that this Realme brand smartphone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and USB power delivery for fast charging.
Realme X2 Pro cameras
Like the Realme XT, there will be a 64-megapixel camera sensor in the rear of Realme X2 Pro, its aperture is F / 1.8, but its other sensors are different. Apart from this, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera sensor, 115-degree field-of-view will get an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera sensor, its aperture is F / 2.2. Also, a 2-megapixel depth sensor has been given. No camera has optical stabilization.
The camera app with ColorOS 6.1 will get some new features. Night scape now works for selfie cameras, in portrait mode the background blur levels can be adjusted and videos can also be shot with the help of a wide-angle camera. Realme has also added Ultra Steady Shooting mode to the phone.
The primary camera sensor captures 16-megapixel over sampled photos by default. The detail in our sample was captured accurately in sufficient light. Colors Vivid came and HDR also balances the exposure of light and the dark area properly. If you want, you can also shoot at 64 MP resolution. Portrait mode works with perfect edge detection.
The telephoto camera captures details and colors accurately in daylight. The 5x hybrid zoom captures details in sufficient light. Wide-angle camera sensors are used to take ultra macro photos. Image quality is good if you have enough light around you.
Pictures captured with the primary camera sensor in low light were good. The detail in the picture was captured well and the noise was also under control. The wide-angle camera was slightly weaker in low-light shots due to the aperture F / 2.2. You can also use Night scape for this sensor. The 16-megapixel selfie camera did not look very impressive.
HDR also does not handle effectively. The camera saves pictures of 8 megapixels when switched to portrait mode but the edge detection was not correct. Details in low-light did not come true, but the new nightscape mode helps to fix color accuracy and light metering.
The Realme X2 Pro smartphone is capable of recording video at 4K 60fps due to having a powerful processor. Video quality was good in daylight and image stabilization also worked well. The details were captured in the video captured using a wide-angle camera.
Slow-motion video is available at 480 frames per second and 960fps in addition to 240fps. High frame-rate video is recorded at 720p, due to which image quality was quite average. Talking about video recording in low light, Realme X2 Pro needs a lot of improvement. Whether 1080p or 4K.
The Realme X2 Pro priced at Rs 29,999 is a good phone. You will find many features of OnePlus 7T in this phone at an affordable price except for the leaner software. This smartphone of Realme brand also has many drawbacks. The phone gets hot on heavy games and more camera usage.
The selfie camera is not so impressive and low-light video performance could have been better. Apart from these problems, there are many things in Realme X2 Pro that will also be liked such as its build quality is good, Vivid 90Hz display, powerful processor etc.
Speakers of Realme X2 Pro are also good, super fast charging and you will also get a headphone jack in this phone. Overall, if you are looking for that level of design and performance and do not want to spend too much, the Realme X2 Pro smartphone is a great alternative to OnePlus 7T.