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Realme X2 Pro review: Checks all the right boxes when it comes to display, battery and camera

The device is ideal for those looking for flagship-level specs at a mid-range price.

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Updated: Nov 30, 2019, 11.50 PM IST
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The phone offers a 90Hz refresh rate on the 6.5-inch full HD+ AMOLED panel, delivering a smooth display experience with punchy colours.
Get it for: Starts at Rs 29,999
Highlight: Screen refresh rate, fast charging

Realme has grown by 400%, as per a recent report by International Data Corporation (IDC) in the last 12 months in India by launching budget and entry-level smartphones. With its latest offering -- the Realme X2 Pro -- the Chinese brand wants to play with the biggies. Launched at a starting price of Rs 29,999, the device is the most expensive and powerful phone by the brand.

Realme X2 Pro boasts of an aluminium unibody design with Gorilla Glass 5 layer on top with a glossy back that is prone to fingerprints. The handset feels slightly heavy, especially when we used it with one hand.

Matching up to its competitors— mainly the OnePlus 7T series — Realme has offered a 90Hz refresh rate on the 6.5-inch full HD+ AMOLED panel, delivering a smooth display experience with punchy colours. You get slim bezels and a small notch on the top that has the front camera of 16 megapixel with f/2.0 aperture, which produces slightly softer images but with accurate colours.
​Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 8 GB and 12 GB RAM options, Realme X2 Pro handles all tasks immaculately. ​
Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 8 GB and 12 GB RAM options, Realme X2 Pro handles all tasks immaculately.

The quad rear camera setup offers a primary sensor of 64MP that clicks images in 16 MP by default. Using a special 64 MP mode, one can click images that are detailed when shot in good lighting conditions.

There is a 13-megapixel telephoto camera with 20X digital zoom. The images captured by this lens were reasonably good but at 20X zoom, there is a lot of noise and some distortion. There is also an 8 MP ultra-wide angle sensor that does an average job with dull colours but macro shots - as close as 2.5 cm - offer excellent details.

There is also a 2 MP depth sensor that manages to create impressive bokeh shots. Even low-light images do not lack detail for most part. Selfie enthusiasts will appreciate the Night mode support to the front camera.

Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 8 GB and 12 GB RAM options, Realme X2 Pro handles all tasks immaculately. The handset, though, did get a little warm - especially when playing heavy duty games such as Call of Duty - but never reaches uncomfortable territory.

The ColorOS user interface may seem a bit odd as it has some bloatware. The smartphone can fully charge in almost 35 minutes, courtesy 50W VOOC charging support.

At a starting price of Rs 29,999, the Realme X2 Pro has definitely got its game on. It checks the right boxes in display, battery and camera. The device is ideal for those looking for flagship-level specs at a mid-range price.

(The writer is with gadgetsnow.com)



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