Realme 2 Pro
Nowadays Chinese smartphone companies follow the new trends i.e first create the sub-brand and attract the new customers. Huawei’s Honor brand, Lenovo’s Zuk brand and most recently Xiaomi’s Poco brand. Moving on this path, Oppo brought Realme to the market. All these brands trying to attract the customer through the aggressive price-specific specification. following this trends Oppo launches Realme 2 Pro.
Realme is now a separate company. Now Realme 2 Pro has been launched, which was teased during the launch of Realme 2. Realme 2 Pro uses the name ‘Pro’ in the smartphone only to point to the powerful hardware of this smartphone. The Company wants to attract students and millennials through this phone. On paper, handsets seem very strong & powerful. How it performs in Real World? Let’s know …
Realme 2 Pro Design
Holding it in One hand, Realme 2 Pro gives a feeling of being bigger. it can give you trouble using this phone with one hand, but it is not very heavy. The thickness of this smartphone, 8.5 millimeters will be considered wide, but the grip is good due to curved polycarbonate edges. There are many layers of lamination on the rear of the phone, which makes it feel like its glass panel. It attracts the fingerprints easily, but it is said to provide some resistance against heat and scratches.
The smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD + display Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Bezels all around are extremely slim(Almost Bezelless). However, the glass does not wrap around the edges as we used to, which makes the edges slightly thicker for touch. ‘DewDrop‘ design is gradually becoming in the trend. It consumes very little space and looks good too. In spite of being less space, it has room for the front camera. There is no notification LED. The earpiece is right above the front camera. Sensors are placed on the right side.
Power and volume buttons are on opposite edges of the phone that is placed well, So Fingers do not have problems in accessing them. SIM trays have separate slots for two Nano SIM and MicroSD card (up to 256 GB). Phone sports Dual 4G supports VoLTE, But there was no toggle for VoLTE. Realme says that the retail unit will have support for Dual 4G VoLTE. We have tested with Reliance Jio & Airtel 4G, it works fine.
At the bottom of the Realme 2 Pro, a speaker grill, micro-USB port, and 3.5mm headphone jack placed. Holding the phone in landscape mode increases the chance of getting the speaker block. You can avoid the phone by flipping it on the other side. Fingerprint sensor mounted on the Rear. It is very responsive. We didn’t face any misreads either. The dual camera module outgrows slightly from the back, but we did not see any scratches on the glass during uses. The retail box will have Silicon case, 10W(5V, 2amp) rating Charger, Micro-USB Cable, SIM Ejector Tool, and Instruction Manual.
Realme 2 Pro Specifications and Software
The specifications of Realme 2 Pro are very strong. The smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which is a power-full Octa-core chipset. This chipset is also used in Xiaomi Mi A2 and Vivo V9 Pro in the price range of less than Rs. 20,000. Benchmark scores also justify its strong specification. AnTuTu score of 1,31,968 points while in the GFXbench T-rex gaming test, the phone got a score of 39fps.
Realme launched three variants of phones based on RAM and storage – 64 GB of storage with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and 8 GB RAM. The top variant of Realme 2 Pro is the first phone to come up with 8 GB RAM in this price range. Other specifications include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, USB-OTG, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, and accelerometer. There is no FM radio or NFC support.
Realme 2 Pro runs on Android OS 8.1 based on Color Os 5.2. We are glad to see the security patches of the month of September out of the box in the phone. The latest version of ColorOs also has a two-step process to dismiss the notification, which bothers. Apart from this, the OS is quite polished and the user has many customization options with gestures. there are some bloatware presents in the phone out of the box but it can be uninstalled.
The fingerprint sensor present with Face Unlock feature in the phone, It quite responsive and quickly identifies you. The smartphone only unlocks when your eyes are open, it is very safe. The screen lights up for help in low light. You can also use Face Recognition to lock apps and private space.
Smart Sidebar is an easy utility that gives you a slide-out panel from the edge of the screen for quick access to apps like file manager and camera, and actions like taking screenshots. You can add shortcuts to your frequently used apps. The traditional navigation key can be altered for gesture input, which works well. Some gestures are very useful, like swipe to enter three-finger split-screen mode, and swipe down to take a screenshot.
Realme 2 Pro Performance, Camera and Battery Life
Honestly, we have no complaints about specifications. If there are some drawbacks of colorOS, the UI is usually smoother. While loading a game with multitasking or powerful graphics, we never realized the Lag. The phone does not get too hot The area around the fingerprint sensor is a bit hot, after a long time playing the game or using the camera. Call quality is good and call recording in the dialer app is also built in.
Realme 2 Pro has a 16-megapixel primary camera on the Rear, which is F/1.7 aperture. It captures photos with details in Daylight. In Landscape Shot we got to see the good dynamic range. Small objects also come with lots of details and accurate colors. Wide aperture brings good Bokeh effect in a close-up shot. We were not able to get a clear shot of moving object, but besides this, autofocus was working fast.
The secondary 2-megapixel sensor does not work in the image capture process. Its job is to calculate the depth. Photos are good in portrait mode. Edge Detection is obvious. The sharpness of the object is also clear in artificial lighting. You have several lighting modes to choose from which have good effects. Photos in low light come in some grains. Details are also reduced, especially in landscape shots. Short-shot is less in the closeup shot. But in total, the photos come to be used. There is a button for 2x zoom, essentially digital zoom, so it is not particularly helpful.
Videos of 1080p pixels come in good quality. There is an electronic image stabilization(EIS) that works fine. There is also support for 4K recording. Quality is very average and no stabilization exists. The videos shot in low light come in the granny.
Realme also has a 16-megapixel front camera. It comes with Bokeh effect, HDR and screen flash. Image quality comes in good shape. The details could have been slightly better. The screen flash is quite effective at illuminating your face but it messes up skin tones a bit. you will be able to find different AR stickers on the face of Selfie or others.
The battery of 3500 mAh has been handy with ease for the whole day. It lasted 10 hours and 22 minutes in our video loop test, which is slightly better than average. The phone does not support fast charging. But the charger with the phone charging the battery 64 percent in one hour. It took about 2 hours and 20 minutes for the full charge to be zero.
Realme 2 Pro meets the claim of a powerful phone. We think it will tempt many people, especially its price. The phone has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage variants of Rs 18,990. It appears more appealing than Mi A2 or VivoV9 Pro. Both of these phones come with Snapdragon 660 processors. The initial variant of the phone is 13,990 Rs. This will challenge Recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, 6Gb RAM variant of Motorola One Power, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and 6 GB RAM variants of Realme 1.
Sharpe and Vivid Display go in favor of Realme 2 Pro, good build quality, solid app, and gaming performance. Low-light photography and video performance can be better. We want to get rid of the problem of troubleshooting realme (and Oppo) notifications.
By the way, if you are looking for an all-round phone in the price segment of Rs. 20,000 then this is a great option. Realme 2 Pro Can be the best smartphone under 15000 Rs. Price Range.
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Value for Money9.0/10
- Solid build quality
- Minuscule notch
- Plenty of storage and RAM
- Bright and lively display
- Face recognition is quick
- Very Responsive Fingerprint
- Laminated back scuffs easily
- Average low-light camera performance
- Color OS