Realme X2 Pro Review: The Real Flagship Killer

Realme X2 Pro Review: The Real Flagship Killer

Realme X2 Pro Review: Before starting the review, let’s start with small story that you must know. A smartphone company has entered in Indian market which is bustling with competition. Just within 2 years, this company has become top 5 smartphone brand in India by comepeting local and international brands.

If you didn’t get the Name of Company yet, it’s Realme folks.

Realme is not a much older brand in smartphone market. The natively new brand makes a record to achieve the top 5 brands in Indian Market.

The company has launched many smartphones under budget category. Now company has launched Realme X2 Pro to make the flagship market even competitive. The company is aiming high with this phone.

Known as ‘King of Flagship Killer’ Realme X2 Pro is loaded with top notch specifications and some at number one. The company has also claimed that it can charge 4000mAH battery in just 35 minutes. Which is not truly true lol. Before you make any opinion, Let examine the device fully with satisfaction.

Realme X2 Pro Specifications

Display: 6.2 inch Super AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate, 91.7% Screen-to-body ratio.

Camera: Realme X2 Pro comes with Quad-rear Camera setup. For selfies 16mp Front camera with LED flash is provided.

Rear Camera:

  • 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture.
  • 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens with a 115-degree field-of-view that doubles as a macro lens.
  • 13MP f/2.5 sensor with 2x optical zoom, 5x optical hybrid zoom and up to 20x digital zoom support.
  • 2MP Portrait lens For bookeh effect.

Front Camera: 16MP front camera with F/2.0 sensor

RAM/Internal Storage: 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB Both support UFS 3.0

Processor: Realme X2 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC with Adreno 640 GPU for graphics (Best in Class)

Battery: 4000 mAh big battery which support 50W SuperVOOC flash Charge.

Specifications of the Realme X2 Pro feels cool on the paper, which also mets the requirement in real world.

Here is our detailed review of Realme X2 Pro:

Design and Display:

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Realme X2 Pro in hand gives the premium feels, all thanks to glass-metal design which looks classy and give premium feel. But phone is little less than 200 grams which makes it heavy.

Moving on to Display, the smartphone has 6.5 inch Super AMOLED display with small water drop notch. The phone has 20:9 aspect ratio. Side bezels of the display is very small but the chin is little thicker as per our opinion.

The Realme X2 pro resembles as OnePlus 7T, high chances that you might mistake between these two phones by looking their front side.

The full HD+ Display gives very crisp and bright experience even in Outdoor conditions. We didn’t face any issue while using it in ourdoor conditons. Also it supports HDR10+ which means you can enjoy Amazon Prime, Netflix and Youtube without loosing their quality or color accuaracy.

Talking about the colors, then they are little punchy in normal color mode. The brightness and color setting is set to neutral but feels little cooler. You can change that in the color temp. setting options.

Realme X2 Pro become the first smartphone which support 90 Hz refresh rate in this price segment. OnePlus 7T also provide the same refresh rate but its price is higher than the Realme X2 pro.

A Display with 90 Hz refresh rate provides you ultra-smooth experince while playing games, browsing or just scrolling down the social media posts. There is a setting given to change the refresh between 60 Hz to 90 Hz. If you’re those who are not so tech-savy then you can change or choose the apps who will run on 90Hz refresh rate or not.

Moving to backside of Realme X2 Pro, then you notice that there is akwardly placed logo of realme next to the Rear camera Setup. it looks so weired, personally we don’t like it. The logo can be better placed at bottom. The save the Camera module from mishappening, it is advised to use case given in the box.

The power button is provided at the right whereas volume buttons are on the left side. At the bottom, it includes type c port, A Speaker grill, A headphone jack. Headphone Jack in this segment feels very gud.

Camera:

In most cases, Smartphone that claims ‘King of Flagship Killer’ always lags in Camera department. But in Case of Realme X2 Pro, the results are quite impressive. It easily competes OnePlus 7T, Reno 2 and Other flagship levels phones in camera department.

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There’s a quad-camera setup with a 64MP f/1.8 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 13MP 2x optical telephoto lens, and a 2MP Portrait lens.

The default camera app has three diffrent modes called Camera, Video and Portrait. In Case you want other modes like Ultra 64MP, Nightscape, Ultra Macro, etc. can be found in the menu icon on the left of the Video option.

Also there is setting given for HDR, ultra-wide, Chroma Boost, flash, etc. above the viewfinder. To switch between camera lenses, You can use toggle to select ultra-wide, 1x, 2x and 5x zoom by tapping it.

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Realme X2 Pro uses 4 in 1 pixel binding technique for converting 64MP photos to 16MP. Photos taken with main rear camera offers impressive clicks with ultra-impressive details and ultimate wide range.

The colors in the photos looks very natural, they didn’t look oversaturated nor undersaturated. If are insta- ready person and want to edit your photos, then you can boost the saturation level in one click. There’s a Chroma Boost option on the top that bumps up the saturation a bit Which makes your photos more cool.

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Other Main highlight of its camera is its 13MP telephoto lens. its 13MP telephoto lens can  shoot up to 2x optical zoom, 5x optical hybrid zoom, and 20x digital zoom. 

Using 2x Zoom in Telephoto lens, image is very crisp and clear. But sharpness and colour levels deteriorate a bit as you zoom in further. The detailed is enough at 5x Zoom.

At 20x zoom, Things might get blurry, if your hands are not stable, use tripod instead for better experience. Also the colors and detailed are not so gud. They are just ok ok to show your friends that my phone has 20x zoom that’s it.

Now coming toward Ultra wide Shots, You’ll notice some distortion in image but not so much. Also there is noise and colors are not so accurate in WIDE angel shot on Realme X2 Pro.

The 13MP macro camera tries it best to collect enough details and accuracy. Also it doubles the area to shoot tiny object with considerable amount of accuracy and detail.

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For night photography, Realme X2 Pro has given nightscape Mode. It basically clicks multiple photos within seconds to get maximum details of the object.

Overall, The camera performs well in all conditons. Photos clicked through Realme X2 Pro offers enough details and noise reduction. Although in darker area there is loss of details in some areas and also some noise may be noticed. The sharpness of photo is also increased to extract some details.

Portrait Mode of Camera perform wells as it holds good amount of detail and impressive bookeh. The bookeh is set at 60% by default and you can adjust it as per your prefrence. Also edge detection, is quite good in most of cases. But in some of cases hairs and ears got blurred sometime.

Front camera of Realme X2 Pro is best, if you’re a selfie lover. The front camera is 16MP f/2.0 which won’t dissappoint you. In Beauty mode off, it gives you close to real photos. Without skin softning and smoothing, but You’ll notice that expousre is set little high, which makes your photo more fairer skin. I didn’t found any issue in front camera. It is best at its price.

Performance:

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As we given specs above, the Realme X2 Pro, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, up to 12GB RAM which is a powerhouse. According per specs, it will offer smooth performance even on ULTRA-HD settings for Heavy games like PUBG Mobile and Call Of Duty. Realme X2 Pro comes with various setting to offer ultra smooth gameplay.

We Played TDM matches in Pubg Mobile AND also in Call of Duty. It Offers HD Graphics with ultra HD frame rate without any lag. Needless to say, we didn’t experience any lag in the Battle Royal gameplay. TO check the device capability, we changed the setting from HD to HDR with Extreme frame rate. The device gets heat up in 10-15 Minutes. After that we changed the setting to HD with high frame rate.

Coming to internal storage, The Realme offers UPTO 256GB internal storage with UFS 3.0 Technology, which ensures the fastest transfer of data b/w devices. Battery life is very impressive, as we played some games, music, watching videos, scrolling social media, instagram and twitter, we managed it to last long little more than one day.

Don’t worry if runs out of battery, Realme has given 50W superVOOC charger inside the box which charge the battery at ultra fast speed. It is hard to believe but its true. It charge the battery from 5 percent to 100 in exactly 28.5 minures.

Although its little less to charge the full battery for 0 to 100 percent in 35 minutes. But the results are best in class. Realme X2 Pro is truly champion in its segment. Its Charging speed is way faster than OnePlus 7T’S Wrap charger and Redmi K20 Pro 27w Sonic Charger.

Coming to security of the phone, There is an in-display fingerprint sensor Which is quick and ultra fast amongest flagship smarphones. Also it offers face unlock which also quick but not much secure.

Speakers of the phones are loud, clear and best in class. There is primary speaker at the bottom of the phone and secondary speaker is its earpiece which increase the loudness.

Software:

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Realme X2 Pro runs on Android 9 based color os 6.1. The color os is most infamous operating system known for its bloatware and thirdparty apps which is not required at all. The company should consider to remove the bloatware from Realme X2 Pro to make it truly flagship level phone.

Beside Gamespace, the Color OS offers Smart driving and Smart riding mode. Also the operating system comes with various thems, navigation and gesutres. Color OS 6.1 Support Digital Wellbeing app, which informs the users about there phone usage, how to reduce them. There are parental control mode also.

According to reports, The Realme X2 Pro should get ColorOS 7.0 update soom to get better performance.

Verdict:

IF we describe the Realme X2 Pro in One Word that is “ULTRA-SMOOTH”. A king of flagship killer, 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 855+ processor, Quad cameras, faster storage, best battery life with ultra fast charger. Overall Value for money smartphone under 30000 Rs.

Camera of the phone enhances the user experience with great pictures. it is company’s first approch towards Flagship series in right direction. Realme X2 Pro is truly a flagship killer under Rs. 30000 which offers top of the line Specifications, latest features which ensures value for money for everyone who want to buy this phone.

Its weekest point is its Color OS 6.1. According to sources Color OS 7.0 Which will run more smoother and removes unwanted bloatware. After update user will get similar to Stock Android experince.

Realme x2 Pro easily competes against OnePlus 7T, Asus 6z and Redmi K20 pro. Only OnePlus 7T is near to Realme X2 Pro, but its price is high so clear winner is Realme X2 Pro.

Realme has took the benifit of late launch as it packs its first flagship device with latest features under Rs. 30000, Although Redmi K20 Pro and Asus 6Z are also great devices.

Final words on Realme X2 Pro, if other companies are called them Flagship killers. Then Realme X2 Pro is REAL KING OF FLAGSHIP KILLERS.

Also Read. BEST upcoming Smarpthones in November 2019

Abhishek Thakur

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