The handset maker Oppo launched the Realme brand in May 2018 to strengthen its hold in the market and gives the competition to Xiaomi. Oppo’s Brand Realme has recently launched Realme 2 in India. With Two rear cameras and 19:9 display Realme 2 have an initial price of Rs 8,990 in India. Realme has claimed that there is no upgrade version of Realme 1 (Realm 2). According to the company, Realme 1 focuses on design and performance. Realme 2 is an all-rounder budget smartphone. The cheapest variant of Realme 1 is no longer available for sale. This means Realme 2 has made its place in the budget of Rs 10,000. Will this real-time handset is be able to compete against Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1? Let’s understand by specification and price.
Realme 2 design
Like Realme 1, Realme 2 has a fiberglass body. The glossy diamond-cut design is given on the back panel of the handset. There is a 15 tangent plane curve on the back of the smartphone, which differentiates the light from different ways. Due to having fiberglass, scratches and fingerprints fall easily on the back panel. There is a Nokia display on front panel, Realme 2’s borders are quite thin compared to the counterweight handsets in the market. Although the realme 2 frames might be of plastic, the phone is very strong. You will get a dual rear camera setup on the back panel and fingerprint sensor for security has been given. Company name Realme is written on the back panel. As we have already told you that Realme has separated from Oppo and now has become a separate brand. This is the reason that Oppo’s logo was present on the back panel of Realme 1, which you will not find in realme 2.
There is no fingerprint sensor on the back panel for security in Realme 1. Face detection technology has been used in this handset. After feedback from customers, the company has added the fingerprint sensor in Realme 2. Sadly, the fingerprint sensor present in Realme 2 works slowly and for the first time, we got the problem of registering fingerprints. Like Realme 1, face recognition is also available in Realme 2, it works very well but it does not prove to be as effective in low light.
On the left side of Realme 2, there is a button and a SIM tray to increase and reduce voice. If you want you can put two Nano SIM and one MicroSD card. The power button is given on the right side of the phone. But the button is quite small but it is also quite hard, which can cause you some difficulty in pressing it. A single loudspeaker has been provided with Micro-USB port. The first cell on the handset was on September 4th, it will be found in Diamond Red and Diamond Black Color. We have a black color variant for the review, as you can see in the photos. Diamond Blue variants will be available from October.
Realme 2 specification and display
The Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset is used in Reality 2. Please tell us that this processor will also be available in xiaomi Redmi 5 and Honor 7C. Realme 2’s 3GB / 32GB variant costs Rs 8,990. The price of 4GB RAM and 64GB variants is 10,990 rupees. The color variant is right at this price but its back panel is quite faded and reflexive to see. With the help of a MicroSD card, storage can be increased to 256 GB. The maximum brightness in the outside lights is also affected.
The battery of 4,230 mAh is provided for power backup in Realme 2. The company claims that it gives backup for 15 hours of video playback, 18 hours of music and 10 hours of gaming. Realme 2 out of a box will run on ColorOs 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, single-band 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jacks. It has a 6.2-inch HD + IPS display, which has an aspect ratio of 19:9. To protect against scratch, this handset is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Realme 2 Performance, Software, and Battery Life
Realme 2 is capable of watching videos, snap-taking, web browsing and social media applications on YouTube easily. Asphalt 9 saw frames drop several times while playing. The good thing in this phone is that it does not get hot. During the review, we found that the phone gets a bit slow when multitasking in Realme 2. The benchmark score is average. Realme 2 got 5,166 points at the Antoine Benchmark Score at 76,929 points, PC Mark Work 2.0. GFXBrench Manhattan 3.1 has 12 frames per second and GFXBrench T-Rex is 32 frames per second. In the single core, 793 and Realy 2 had scored 3,882 in the multi-core test.
The Dual SIM realty 2 out of box runs on Android OS 8.1 based on ColorOs 5.1. The handset got the July Security Patch In the smartphone, the app drawer will not be found, the Google Now the panel has been replaced by a custom screen. On the screen, you will see the temperature, how many steps you have taken, the latest photos, the favorite contact. The user interface needs to be simplified. The setting app is quite confusing and disorganized. A dual app is equipped with many features like a shortcut, theming app and lock screen gesture to take screenshots with three fingers. Realme also added the ‘Notch Full Screen Multitasking’ feature in the handset.
Artificial Intelligence Selfie camera easily detects skin tone, skin type, age, gender. Realme claimed that there are 8 million beauty reference points in their database. Realme 2’s front camera picks up fine light in a sufficient light, while the quality of the photo in low-light is not as good. The sensor software in the phone is capable of capturing Bokeh shot with the help of algorithms. We did not like the realme 2′ AI beautification feature because it gives watercolor-like effects in the photo. The phone’s rear and front camera can do video recording at 1080p.
Realme 2’s battery life, unique design, MicroSD card slot, and build quality are great. The phone’s performance, the display is fine, while the camera provides the average quality in the photo. The fingerprint sensor on the back panel works at a slow speed. If you are looking for smartphones in this budget range, Cheap Variants of Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Review) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 are a better option. Sales of Realme 1’s most variants were discontinued when Realme 2 was launched. Please tell that the value of this variant of Reality 1 was 8,990 rupees. If you can increase your budget a bit, then we recommend that you buy cheap variants of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Apart from this, you can buy 4 GB / 64 GB Variants of Realme 1. The price of this handset is Rs 10,990. This variant comes with more powerful and high-resolution display than Realme 2.
|Display||6.2″ (15.75 cm)|
|Launch Date In India||September 4, 2018 (Official)|
|Screen size (inches)||6.20|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||271|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|Processor||Octa core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A53|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Image Resolution||4128 x 3096 Pixels|
|Autofocus||Yes Phase Detection autofocus|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Resolution||8 MP Front Camera|
|Flash||Yes LED Flash|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
|Talktime||Up to 44 Hours(2G)|