Realme is stepping up its game with its latest offering, the Realme X2 Pro. With a starting price of Rs. 29,999, the Realme X2 Pro offers many of the features found in higher-priced mid-range flagships, which automatically boosts its value proposition. This is also the company's first ‘true' flagship offering, and is the first time that Realme is venturing above the over-Rs. 20,000 price segment in India. So far, the company has earned a reputation for making budget-friendly phones, but with the X2 Pro, can it convince its fanbase and new potential buyers to spend this much money for its top-end offering? We've been testing the X2 Pro for about a week, and it's now time to see if this premium smartphone has managed to pull it off.
Realme has finally moved beyond the polycarbonate bodies we've seen so far on its phones, for an aluminium body with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back of the X2. The device can be a little slippery and the glass back attracts smudges easily. The earpiece also doubles as a second speaker for stereo sound, which is a welcome feature.
The Realme X2 has a 6.5-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel and a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has slim borders around the display (including the bottom chin) and a relatively shallow notch. The Realme X2 Pro is a bit on the thicker side at 8.7mm but the curved back tries to compensate for this. It's also quite heavy at nearly 200g but the weight is distributed well.
The X2 is avilable in multiple RAM and storage variants in India, all of which have the Snapdragon 855+ SoC onboard. The phone can accommodate two Nano-SIMs, and dual 4G VoLTE is supported. It ships with ColorOS 6.1, based on Android 9.
When it comes to performance, the phone ran cool in general but the sides and back got quite warm when gaming and even with heavy camera usage. In videos with Dolby Atmos-encoded audio, the surround effect is somewhat perceptible. The X2 Pro has a 4000mAh battery, which was dependable. On average, we easily got about a day and a half of runtime on a single charge.
The Realme X2 Pro has a good mix of sensors at the back, which include a 64-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, 13-megapixel telephoto and a depth sensor. In general, image quality is really good during the day and we were happy with low light pictures too.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Realme X2 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Lunar White||₹ 25,999|
|Realme X2 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Lunar White||₹ 29,999|
|Realme X2 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Neptune Blue||₹ 31,900|
|Realme X2 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Lunar White||₹ 33,999|
|Realme X2 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Neptune Blue||₹ 35,999|
|Realme X2 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Neptune Blue||₹ 25,999|
|Realme X2 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Red Brick||₹ 36,999|
|Realme X2 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB) - Concrete||₹ 36,999|
Realme X2 Pro price in India starts from ₹ 25,999. The lowest price of Realme X2 Pro is ₹ 25,999 at Amazon on 15th April 2021. This smartphone is available in 2 other variants like 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage, 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage with colour options like Lunar White, Neptune Blue, Concrete, and Red Brick.
|Price in India||₹25,999|
|Release date||15th October 2019|
|Launched in India||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||161.00 x 75.70 x 8.70|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Colours||Lunar White, Neptune Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.50|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 13-megapixel (f/2.5) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|