Today, we will do the Realme X2 Review. We knew from September last year that before the end of 2019, Realme will launch its Realme XT 730G smartphone in the Indian market. It happened. It came in the market as Realme X2. The has been launched in response to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is the most powerful phone in the price segment of Rs 20,000 today. It appears from the name of Realme X2 that it is a variant of Realme X2 Pro. but it’s not like that. It is the powerful incarnation of Realme XT.
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Realme X2 Price
The price of the Realme X2 is around Realme XT. But it has a more powerful processor, faster charging and higher resolution front camera. On paper, it seems like an upgrade. But the most intriguing feature is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which is meant for gaming enthusiasts. This processor claims to have better graphics performance than the Snapdragon 730. In performance, Snapdragon 710 is better than Snapdragon 712. X2 is the first smartphone of its segment to come with this processor. This has become possible due to the aggressive pricing of Realme.
If you are among those who are looking for a great smartphone for less than Rs 20,000, then the same question will be in your mind that Realme X2 is worth buying? Let’s know …
The design of Realme X2 is very similar to Realme XT. If both phones are kept together then it is very difficult to distinguish between them. If you took the Pearl Green variant then it is very different. Because this color variant has so far only come for Reality X2. The color trim has a glossy frame, while the rest of the color variants come with a matte finish. The build quality and finish are excellent. The phone does not slip too much.
The screen is quite large. In such a situation, it is not easy to use the phone with one hand. Button’s position is good. At the same time, the position of the ports is the same as the old Realme phone. The speaker, USB Type-C port and headphone socket are at the bottom. Reality X2 has support for microSD cards. Apart from this, there are two Nano-SIM slots.
We have also got the 6.4-inch full-HD + (1080×2340 pixels) display given in the smartphone. It is a super AMOLED panel and has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. Reality has given this same glass on the backside. The camera layout of Realme X2 is similar to that of Realme XT. Which is quite big. But the cover given in the retail box removes this deficiency.
The content of the box is the same. You will get a SIM eject tool, USB Type-C cable, a cover and a fast charger. This Realme phone supports VOOC Flash Charge 4.0. That is a fast-charging of 30 watts. If seen, this is the same Warp Charge 30T charger that comes with the new OnePlus 7T series phones.
Realme X2 price, specifications, and software
Reality X2 is the most attractive feature processor. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which we have seen in phones like Samsung Galaxy A80 and Oppo Reno 2. Both phones cost more than Rs 30,000. In such a situation, it is an achievement for the company to keep the price of the phone below Rs. 20,000.
Three variants of Realme X2 have been launched in India – 64 GB storage (Rs 16,999) with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage (Rs 17,999) with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage (Rs 19,999) with 8 GB RAM. All variants use LPDDR4X RAM. Connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 5, three satellite navigation systems and common sensors.
Reality X2 comes with ColorOS 6.1. The review unit had a security patch for October 2019. It is expected that the company will update soon. We have also been introduced to Realme X2 Pro with software features. You will get Google’s digital wellbeing feature, system-wide dark mode, and many gestures and shortcuts. Many apps are pre-installed. Of these, only the third party can be removed.
Realme X2 performance and Battery life
The Android runs very smooth. The in-display fingerprint sensor performs authentication very fast. You will find some different animation styles for the fingerprint position indicator. Face recognition also works well and you will be able to use it even in low light. There is no notification LED, but you can get information about work like time and alerts through Always On Display. Realme X2 gives a solid performance in gaming.
In terms of audio quality too, the performance of Reality X2 is good. It has only one speaker. But it comes with Dolby Atmos enhancements. This gives a boost to mid-range and low frequencies. Watching videos on the big screen is something else. This is due to punchy colors, excellent viewing angles, and satisfactory brightness. Reality X2 gives support for about a day after being full charge. Its battery is 4,000 mAh.
The charging speed is commendable. We can charge the Realme X2 from zero to 60 percent in just half an hour. It takes over an hour to charge the phone 95 percent. This is possible due to the VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 feature and the 30-watt charger provided in the retail box.
Realme X2 cameras
In Realme X2 you will get a 32-megapixel selfie camera. Its aperture is F / 2.0. The camera shoots a common selfie in native resolution. But in portrait mode, the pixels bind and go to 8 megapixels.
The image quality is excellent in good light of the front camera. There is no shortage of details. Colors are accurate and exposure is usually balanced. Even when shooting in contrast to light, the HDR works well. In low light, the selfie is of very average quality. Noise is clearly visible in the pictures and there is also a lack of detail.
In Realme X2 it is possible to use Nightscape mode with a selfie camera. It corrects exposure in low light areas. But work is needed beyond this. The screen is flash bright and proves to be effective in lighting up the face.
With Realme X2, you will be able to shoot 1080 pixels selfie videos. The details were captured in good light. Colors came to Natural. The videos came stabilized. But electronic stabilization caused little distortion. You can’t turn it off. There is a new bokeh mode for selfie video. It works well, even if there are two faces in the frame. It shows you the background blur effect in real-time. Selfie videos are not the best recorded in low light. But Artificial Lightning records satisfactory videos.
More about Camera
It has the same rear camera setup as the Realme XT. You will get a 64-megapixel primary camera, with f / 1.8 aperture. Apart from this, there is also an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The camera app has the same features that we have also found in Reality X2 Pro. You will also be able to shoot video with a wide-angle camera. There is also an ‘Ultra Steady’ shooting mode. You can also determine the level of blur during portrait shoots and videos.
Realme has talked about giving ‘Super Nightscape Portrait’ shooting mode which will be available through software updates in the future. As the name suggests, this feature will allow Nightscape mode to be used in portrait shots. Hopefully, the feature will prove interesting.
The results of the portrait mode are also satisfying. The depth camera detects the edges well. There is no lack of sharpness and detail on the face of our subject. A macro camera is useful. But the details are not always good. Also for good shots, you will need enough light. A wide-angle camera is also useful. The barrel distortion is not very visible. The details and colors are good. But this cannot be compared to the performance of the primary camera. The sensor is not of much use in low light. The details are very weak. Exposure is poor, even when nightscape occurred.
It can be noticed that 1080 pixels with 20 frames per second video from the primary camera has the best quality. Electronic stabilization works fine. There is no shimmer in the video recording output moving in the light of the day. With Realme X2 you will also be able to shoot 4K videos but without stabilization.
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