The new strategy of Chinese smartphone maker companies is that the first sub-brand should be created and the young customers will be tempted. Huawei’s Honor brand, Lenovo’s Zoo brand and most recently Xiaomi’s Poco brand. Moving on this path, Oppo brought Realme to the market. All these brands have been trying a very important, aggressive price-specific specification.
Realme is now a separate company. Now Realme 2 Pro has been launched, which was told during the launch of Realme 2 (Review). Realme 2 Pro uses the name ‘Pro’ in the smartphone only to point to the powerful hardware of this smartphone. Through this phone, the company wants to attract students and youth. The paper handsets seem very strong. What is its performance in Real World? Let’s know
Realme 2 Pro Design
Realme 2 Pro gives a feeling of being bigger in the hands. We had trouble using this phone with one hand, but it is not very heavy. The thickness of 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 back of the phone, which makes it feel like its glass panel. Speaking of Reality, “Crystal-like DuDrop” effect. On this, fingerprints fall easily.
The phone comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD + display Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Bezal all around are extremely slim. Seen with a little rough on touching with hands, especially with the previously given screen protector. ‘DuDrop’ design is gradually becoming in the trend. It consumes very little space and looks good too. In spite of being less space, it has space for the front camera. There is no notification LED. An earpiece is right above the front camera. Sensors are on the right side.
Power and volume buttons are on different edges of the phone. Fingers do not have problems in reaching them. SIM trays have separate slots for two Nano SIM and MicroSD card (up to 256 GB). Phone Dual 4G supports VoLTE. But due to the Vietnamese unit for review, its testing could not be done. Dual 4G worked on using two Airtel SIMs. But there was no toggle for VoLTE. Reality says that the retail unit will have support for Dual 4G VoLTE.
At the bottom are a speaker grill, micro-USB port, and 3.5mm headphone socket. Capturing the phone in landscape mode increases the chance of getting the speaker’s block. You can avoid the phone by flipping it on the other side. A fingerprint sensor is on the back part. It works fast. The dual camera module on the back side was ejected out of the surface. But during use, there are no scratches on its glass. The retail box will find 10 W Charger, Micro-USB Cable, SIM Ejector Tool, Silicon Cover and Instruction Manual.
Realme 2 Pro Specifications and Software
The specifications of Realme 2 Pro are very strong. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor is used in all variants, which is a power-full octa-core chipset. This chipset is available in Xiaomi Mi A2 (review) and Vivo V9 Pro in the price range of less than Rs. 20,000. Benchmark scores also justify its strong specification.
There are three variants of phones based on RAM and storage – 64 GB of storage with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage with 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and 8 GB RAM. There is no FM radio or NFC support. 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 ColorOs 5.2. The security patches of the month of September were also present 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. Our review unit was the Vietnamese model. There were several Vietnamese apps already installed in it. There will be no app in the retail unit sold in India, but no other app will be present or not, nothing can be said about this.
In addition to the fingerprint sensor, there is also Face Unlock in the phone. It quickly identifies you. The eyes work only when it is open, that is, 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. This will unlock the phone.
Realme 2 Pro Performance, Camera and Battery Life
We used the Realm2 Pro for many days. Honestly, we have no complaints. 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 slowdown. 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 back, which is F / 1.7 archer. It captures photos with details in Daylight. In Landscape Shot we got to see a good dynamic range. Small objects also come with lots of detail 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.
Videos of 1080p pixels come in good quality. There is an electronic image stabilization 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 extremely effective. But this makes the tone of your skin confusing. There is also a steakers shooting mode with the help of which 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. 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 a full charge to be zero.
|Sim Size||Nano SIM|
|Release Date||September, 2018|
|Dimensions||156.7 x 74 x 8.5 mm|
|Type||Color IPS LCD screen (16M)|
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Card Slot||Yes, upto 256 GB|
|VoLTE||Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)|
|Wifi||Yes, with wifi-hotspot|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|USB Features||USB on-the-go|
|GPS||yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Camera||Yes, 16 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera with autofocus|
|Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||Yes, 1080p @ 30 fps|
|Front Camera||Yes, 16 MP|
|CPU||2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor|
|Browser||Yes, supports HTML5|
|Size||3500 mAh, Li-ion Battery|