realme recently came out with one of their most interesting offers lately, the realme X2 Pro. It was interesting because it packed a lot of flagship features into a pretty affordable price point. To me, this has been the best phone to come out from realme, and I think it warrant paying a higher price point than their other offerings like the realme 5 and realme 5 pro. With that being said, let’s get straight to the review, so sit back, relax, and see what’s what with realme’s X2 Pro.
Design – Meh
The design of the X2 Pro is actually quite simple, and similar to other devices out there, including their own realme devices. The colour variants, the design, the notch, and basically everything about this smartphone is as clear-cut as could be. Nothing exciting about this thing when you look at it’s aesthetics, but underneath the hood is where the magic happens. But before that, let’s talk about what the X2 Pro is packing aesthetically.
The realme X2 Pro comes with a 6.5″ dew-drop Super AMOLED display with a 2400-by-1080-pixel resolution. Pretty standard stuff, but there’s something that makes this display special. The fact that it’s capable of a 90Hz refresh rate, making everything you do on the phone look and feel better. It was a nice feature to add on to a RM2399 smartphone.
But other than that, there wasn’t really much else that stood out to me. The phone measures in at 161mm x 75.7mm x 8.7mm dimensions, and weighs 199g. Not bad, but it was a bit wide for me personally, but that doesn’t take away the fact that I really did enjoy using the phone. It just wasn’t that special aesthetically.
Performance – Solid Performer
Here’s where the realme X2 Pro really shines. The phone is actually packed with some great features, and specs. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chip, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. And if that wasn’t enough for you, I don’t know what to tell you. In day to day use, the X2 Pro performed admirably, with no lag, multitasking was great, and everything was quick. Adding on the 90Hz refresh rate made it feel even quicker, and I had no qualms with the phone’s performance.
It was also pretty good for gaming because of that Snapdragon 855+, so there’s that. It was just a powerful device in your hands, and when you take into account the money you’re spending for it, it’s hard to argue its value. But it does come with ColorOS 6.1 out the box, and ColorOS is definitely not my favourite Android skin around. It’s just, childish looking, and a bit too simple for my tastes. But besides that, there’s not much else to rant about.
Battery – Long Lasting Battery + Super Charging
The battery and charging of this thing was just phenomenal. It comes with a 4000mAh battery, and is capable of 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge, and if you can’t tell, that’s pretty freakin’ fast. I didn’t officially record this part, but I’m pretty sure I charged this thing from dead to full in half an hour. It’s just that fast. And the battery lasts too; I even kept the phone in my drawer for about 2 weeks, and it still was at 22% by the time I checked back on it. It was one of the best parts about this phone, and it made me feel safe using the 90Hz refresh rate even though it drains the battery, it was barely noticeable.
Plus, even if I was out of a charge, I’d have to wait half an hour. That’s really not that long. That plus it’s performance makes the phone really a value for money smartphone.
Cameras – Great Cameras For The Prices
And now we’re to the camera. The realme X2 Pro comes with a quad cam setup, with a main 64MP shooter. It also comes with an 8MP 115° ultra-wide-angle lens, 13MP telephoto and 2MP portrait lens. On the front, it’s got a 16MP camera which as usual, took decent enough selfies. Actually, pretty good ones, except the fact that I’d notice some A.I beautifying going on, but there’s a slider you can use to change the ‘amount’ of beautifying the camera is doing. It’s a nice little added on feature which adds versatility to the camera. I pretty much always kept it off, but hey, that’s me.
Check out some of the shots I got with the camera:
To me, the realme X2 Pro is one of the most value-for-money smartphones out there. Just the specs alone, paired with that killer battery and charging, and good camera, makes for a tempting purchase at RM2399. I’d go as far to say this is one of the phones to look out for in the under RM2500 budget. It really is worth the money. If you’re willing to overlook the boring aesthetics, and (what is now) outdated colour schemes, you’re gonna have a good time with this one.
realme X2 Pro
If you're willing to overlook the boring aesthetics, and (what is now) outdated colour schemes, you're gonna have a good time with this one.