Realme X2 Pro design
We have seen many Realme phones launched with a polycarbonate body, but now the company has started using Gorilla Glass 5 for protection on the front and back with an aluminum body. Due to this, the experience was good when holding the Realme X2 Pro in hand, plus everything is positioned correctly.
The Realme X2 Pro smartphone is a bit slippery and the glass back panel gets smudged easily, but to avoid this you can use the case in the retail box. Realme X2 Pro Master Edition has been launched in India with Red Brick and Concrete finish. The placement of the buttons is also good in this Realme brand smartphone. The headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker are located at the bottom of the phone.
The display of this Realme branded smartphone is good, the phone has a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED panel, it is claimed to come with a sustained brightness of 500 nits and a maximum brightness of 1000 nits. The screen is sharp and the viewing angles are good and the color saturation is good too.
One notable note is that the screen runs at 90 Hz instead of the usual 60 Hz. Due to the high refresh rate, it gives a smooth feeling whether it is in the Android UI or in the applications. Let us know that there are thin borders around the screen.
The vertical rear camera module on the rear panel of the Reality X2 Pro is slightly raised. The thickness of Realme X2 Pro is 8.7mm, it is quite heavy. Of course, it weighs 200 grams, but the weight is well distributed, so that the phone does not feel unbalanced.
The retail box of the realme X2 Pro will contain a Super VOOC 50W wall charger plus a data cable, a SIM eject tool, a pouch, a warranty booklet, and a quick start guide. The screensaver will already be available on the phone, but the headphones will not be available in the box.
Realme X2 Pro Specifications and Software
As we mentioned above, Reality X2 Pro is the flagship smartphone of the company, in which the Snapdragon 855+ processor has been used. This chipset is used in many mid-range flagships such as the Asus ROG Phone 2 and OnePlus 7T.
Talking about the Realme X2 Pro price in India, the price of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of Realme X2 Pro in India has been pegged at Rs 29,999. At the same time, the price of the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of Realme X2 Pro is Rs 33,999.
We have its low-cost variant for review. Both variants of the Realme X2 Pro run on the new UFS 3.0 storage standard. Realme said that the vapor chamber cooling system has been used for the CPU. This realme smartphone also has support for 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, three satellite navigation systems.
Like the Realme X (Review), the Realme X2 Pro also lacks the option to expand storage. Realme X2 Pro supports two Nano-SIM and Dual 4G VoLTE. On-screen optical fingerprint sensor and customizable unlock animations will be available for security.
Face unlock support has been provided on the Realme phone and it works properly even in low light. Realme X2 Pro comes with NFC and contactless payment option. Realme X2 Pro runs on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.
Some new features will also be available in this version, such as dark mode and the Google Digital Wellbeing app. Our review unit runs on the November security patch, which is good. The interface appearance is similar to other Realme phones. You’ll get the same customization options, gestures, and shortcuts.
Not only this, apps like Game Space and ORoaming will already be pre-installed. The Realme app will continue to send you 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 the Widevine L1 DRM certification. Dark mode is still a “lab” feature, but in our experience it works just fine. This is enabled by default for all installed apps, but you can manually disable it if you want. Dolby Atmos support is also available on the phone, which works when audio is played through wired or wireless speakers or headphones.
Realme X2 Pro performance and battery life
We have no complaints in daily use of the Realme X2 Pro. There were no problems reading on the screen in bright sunlight and the sound is also strong in the speakers. We did not have any problems regarding the quality of the calls. The fingerprint sensor and facial recognition also work well.
You can also use the always-on display mode, but the usage is limited as it only shows notifications from some of the default apps. The phone stays cool in general use, but during gaming and heavy camera use, the side and back panel get slightly warm.
Sound is good with the stereo speakers provided on the Realme X2 Pro. The speaker at the bottom of the phone sounds loud, Full HD and high-resolution videos look sharp, and colors have good saturation.
ColorOS has a video enhancer called ‘OSIE Vision’, which increases the brightness and contrast to make videos look a little more vivid. It is functional on 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 via the slider menu. Realme X2 Pro’s powerful processor handles heavy gaming and multitasking well. We tried to play heavy games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile on Realme X2 Pro, both games ran smoothly. The phone got a bit warm during the game.
The Realme X2 Pro packs a 4000 mAh battery which was reliable. On average, the phone lasted around a day and a half on a single charge, but even after heavy camera and gaming use, the phone’s battery lasted a full day. In our battery loop test, the Realme X2 Pro managed 14 hours and 49 minutes with the display set to 90 Hz.
The cargo in particular is impressive. With the help of the SuperVOOC charger available with the Realme X2 Pro, the phone is fully charged in just 31 minutes. Let us know that this Realme branded smartphone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery for fast charging.
Realme X2 Pro cameras
Like Realme XT, Realme X2 Pro will get a 64-megapixel camera sensor on the rear, its aperture is F/1.8, but its other sensors are different. Apart from this, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera sensor will be available, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera sensor with a 115-degree field of view, its aperture is F/2.2. Along with this, it has been equipped with a 2 megapixel depth sensor. There is no optical stabilization on either camera.
With ColorOS 6.1, some new features will be available in the camera app. Nightscape now works for the selfie camera, the background blur level can be adjusted in portrait mode, and videos can be recorded with the wide-angle camera as well. Realme has also added Ultra Steady shooting mode to the phone.
The main camera sensor captures 16 MP upsampled images by default. With enough light, the detail was captured correctly in our sample. Colors came out vivid and HDR also balances the exposure of light and dark areas correctly. If you want, you can also shoot at a resolution of 64 megapixels. Portrait mode works with perfect edge detection.
The telephoto camera accurately captures details and colors in daylight. The 5x hybrid zoom captures details well in bright light. The wide-angle camera sensor is used to take ultra-macro photos. If there is enough light around you, the image quality is good.
Photos taken with the camera’s main sensor in low-light conditions were good. Image detail was captured well, and noise was also under control. Due to the F/2.2 aperture, the wide-angle camera felt a bit weak in low-light shots. You can also use Nightscape for this sensor. The 16MP selfie camera didn’t look very impressive.
HDR is also not handled effectively. When switched to portrait mode, the camera saves 8-megapixel images, but edge detection isn’t accurate. Details in low light didn’t come true, but the new Nightscape mode helps correct the accuracy of color and light metering.
Thanks to the powerful processor, the Realme X2 Pro smartphone is capable of 4K 60fps video recording. Video quality was decent in daylight, and image stabilization worked well. The details came to life in the video captured with the wide-angle camera.
Slow motion video is available at 480 frames per second and 960 fps in addition to 240 fps. High frame rate video is recorded at 720p, so image quality was fairly average. The Realme X2 Pro needs a lot of improvement when it comes to low-light video recording. Either 1080p or 4K.
Realme X2 Pro is a good phone priced at Rs 29,999. Except for the most pared down software, you’ll get a lot of OnePlus 7T features in this phone at an affordable price. There are also many shortcomings in this Realme brand smartphone. The phone gets hot in heavy gaming and heavy use of the camera.
The selfie camera isn’t all that impressive, and low-light video performance could have been better. Apart from these issues, there are many things I like about the Realme X2 Pro such as good build quality, sharp 90Hz display, powerful processor, etc.
Realme X2 Pro’s speakers are good too, it charges super fast and you’ll get a headphone jack on this phone too. Overall, the Realme X2 Pro is a great alternative to the OnePlus 7T if you’re looking for that level of design and performance and don’t want to spend a lot.