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Realme X2 Pro Review: You can settle with this flagship killer

New Delhi: After Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20-Series, it was a matter of time when Realme came with its competing smartphones.  Both brands are relying on a tried and tested formula for their affordable flagship phones – packing high-end specifications with some trade-offs and undertaking premium phones from the likes of Google and Samsung in terms of pricing.  While the Redmi K20 Pro met our expectations, today we are looking at the Realme X2 Pro.

At a starting price of Rs 29,999, Realme X2 Pro comes with a 90Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and 50W SuperWalk flash charge.  These are some powerful competitors for smartphones priced below Rs 30,000 in India.

Design and display

Realme makes some good looking phones, the master version of Realme X.  If you want a jazzier version of Realme X2 Pro, then the master edition of the phone is coming soon.

Realme X2 Pro comes with dual 3D glass design, Corning Gorilla Glass 5.  The “Lunar White” model, which we are using, hides fingerprints very well.

The phone performs well with a small front camera at the top.  The screen has a fingerprint sensor embedded.  Realme X2 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with full HD + resolution, 402ppi and 90Hz refresh rate.  The screen is quite impressive given the other smartphones in this price range.  As we have seen, the 90 Hz experience makes a difference.  Note that the phone supports streaming from platforms such as Netflix.  During our usage, Realme X2 Pro has a very smooth experience when streaming high-resolution or playing graphic games such as call-off duty.

Camera

Realme X2 Pro is better than Realme XT for improving the 64-megapixel camera experience.  The primary sensor is an 8-megapixel 115-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, 13-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 2-megapixel portrait lens.  It also supports 20x hybrid zoom.  Realme X2 Pro may be better than Realme XT but cannot beat the competition.

Display

The biggest strength of Realme X2 Pro is performance.  Anyway there was little chance that one could go wrong with 12GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor (top-end model).  We used the phone extensively to play games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Marvel Contest of Champions.  The 4,000mAh battery lasts all day if you spend a lot of time on gaming, browsing and streaming in your use.  However, the great thing is that there is a 50W SuperVooc flash charge, which fully charged our unit in less than an hour.

However, not everything is great about Realme X2 Pro.  ColorOS is just mediocre and seems bloated.  This experience is as good or as bad as you get on a budget or mid-range Realme phone.  Realme users, however, can wait for a special Realme OS.

The in-screen fingerprint sensor is better than many phones we have used in recent times.  Unlocking the phone accurately and quickly is easy.

Decision

Should you buy Realme X2 Pro?  Yes, if you are looking for a phone that gives performance like a premium phone and takes good pictures.  This experience is not on the Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note 10.  But looking at the price point, you can compromise with Realme X2 Pro.  Some of the options that you can consider are Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and Asus Zenfone 6Z.

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