Realme X2 Pro Review: The Most Affordable Flagship Smartphone

Thursday, 19 December 2019 (2 years ago)

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Realme is unstoppable. Imagine, in Q3-2019 the IDC research institute placed it in the fourth position of the Top 5 Smartphone Brands in India. This makes reality the fastest growing smartphone brand in India. To further strengthen their position, towards the end of this year they issued their final move: the Realme X2 Pro .

Why is the ultimate technique? Because this is the last product they released in 2019. Then both in terms of features and specifications are also the highest of the products released in the previous realme. In fact, the smartphone brand which originated from the Oppo sub-brand has only been operating in India for a year. But has recorded a brilliant achievement.

Likewise with the latest product Realme X2 Pro which in my opinion is also a brilliant achievement. Because it has brought a smartphone with flagship class features and specifications, but priced at low prices like a middle-class phone. Curious as to what? Check out the full Realme X2 Pro review below.


Realme X2 Pro Review: The Most Affordable Flagship Smartphone

Realme X2 Pro looks good with an outer body encased in metal or glass. This phone is available in two color choices namely Lunar White (white) and Neptune Blue (blue). Has become a characteristic smartphone realme gives a unique touch to the rear body. In the Realme X2 Pro, there are fine and fine lines carved into the glass with precision. This line gives an effect with a unique texture such as creating a stream of light on the back of the device.

Both the front and back of the phone are coated with sturdy Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the phone from scratches. But if you still feel sorry, can accommodate it with a transparent jelly case that is available in the sales package. Compared to high-end mobile phones Oppo and Vivo casing accessories are cool, in my opinion, the Jelly Case Realme X2 Pro is too ordinary. If you want something better, you can buy a separate Realme X2 Procase accessory.

Realme X2 Pro also has a 3D curved glass design that utilizes the heat curling process to elegantly form four sides, giving a better grip. Overall, the design of this flagship phone looks pretty slick. Minimal bezels, ultra-narrow, and 3.65mm thin base design enhance the stylish look of the device. By weight, the Realme X2 Pro is very light, thin, and easy to hold.

Although indeed when viewed from afar, it is almost similar to the Realme XT. Maybe this is related to the design language used as a characteristic. But it would be better if the Realme X2 Pro as a flagship smartphone has a more premium feel. Oh yes, in addition to this phone it is also splas-proof. That is resistant to splashes of water. So when it gets rained on, there’s no need to worry about the cell phone getting damaged.


Realme X2 Pro Review: The Most Affordable Flagship Smartphone

This smartphone has a large 6.5 inch Super AMOLED waterdrop screen. The concept is still the same as the Realme XT series or realme 5 series with the waterdrop screen, aka small bangs at the top. For some reason, the concept of full view displays like those in real X is no longer used in the next generation. It is possible to reduce costs because the front camera with a motor such as it must not be cheap.

The waterdrop screen of theRealme X2 Pro looks elegant including a front camera and sensor positioned at the top of the body. Screen-to-body of 91.7% which makes the bezel on the body of the phone looks very thin. The front of the phone has also been coated with a Gorilla Glass 5 protective panel that wraps the screen surface.

Technically, glass consisting of the new E3 luminescent material offers brightness of up to 1,000 nits and a contrast ratio of 2 million, while achieving a power reduction of 5%. The panel also features a stroboscopic low-light eye protection mode and a blue light filter, reducing light rays by 37.5% compared to E2 material.

But the most interesting part of this display is that the X2 Pro has a Super AMOLED Ultra Smooth panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz. This is the smoothest screen that realme has so far and is the first 90Hz screen in Indonesia.

Compared to other phones on the market, the X2 Pro’s real frame rate offers a 50% increase with zero lag, so that the image on the screen looks smooth as silk. This performance is more than just meeting the 90Hz frame rate requirements of complex games, allowing users to play without pauses or distractions.

Realme X2 Pro further supports HDR10 + and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, outdoor screen visibility, night-time eye protection mode, and ultra-clear visual effects for a more comfortable and clear viewing experience. This device is equipped with Full Care Display Certification by TÜV Rheinland.



Realme X2 Pro Review: The Most Affordable Flagship Smartphone

Photography is still a mainstay of the Realme X2 Pro. Where the basic capital is similar to that of the previous smartphone realme XT. The phone offers a quad-camera set-up, which consists of a 64MP main camera, a 5x Hybrid Optical Zoom telephoto lens, a 115 ° ultra-wide-angle lens, and a portrait lens.

The main camera of the Realme X2 Pro uses a Samsung GW1 64MP sensor 1 / 1.72 inches, a large aperture of f / 1.8, and a 6P lens. This sensor technically implements a Bayer 4-in-1 Quad intelligent binning mechanism that combines four adjacent pixels into one large pixel of 1.6μm. Thus increasing the resolution and quality of pictures taken even in low light settings and perfecting a variety of rich details.

Next is the 115 ° ultra-wide-angle lens. With f / 2.2 aperture, 8MP resolution, and PDAF support, users can take shots with a 115 ° field of view, which produces 1.4µm-large pixels through intelligent pixel binning. When switching to a wide-angle mode, users can capture good landscape, architecture and group photos. This lens also supports 2.5cm super macro shooting, producing clearer images.

The third camera is a portrait lens. The new color filter system allows the portrait lens to detect a wider variety of light, helping the main lens to capture light better, increasing image contrast, creating retro-style images, and adding texture to portraits.

The fourth camera is a telephoto with 5x hybrid optical zoom capability. It also has the ability to zoom up to 20 times. The lens has a 13MP resolution with a large f / 2.5 aperture and PDAF support.

The camera features are generally the same as those offered in the realme XT and the realme pro 5. Like the features of Nightscape 2.0, Chrome Boost, and so on. But what’s more interesting is that in this series there is something new. If previously it was more focused on photos, now the Realme X2 Pro also spreads to videos with better playback.

The rear camera realm X2 Pro supports 4K resolution video which has become standard on today’s smartphones. However, this phone has an Ultra Steady feature that is based on the new UIS super anti-shake algorithm combined with a built-in gyroscope. This feature is very sensitive in correcting handshake in real-time so that it can be compared to professional sports cameras. Both the front and rear cameras support EIS video stabilization.

In addition, the Realme X2 Pro camera offers many different ways to play with video, providing a depth of field that mimics blurred DSLR levels in real-time. Meanwhile, the ultra-wide-angle lens can capture 360% video and 960fps / 720P slow-motion video. Furthermore, the video editing feature allows users to adjust the speed of the video and apply filters, text, music influences, and more, while the theme function can even change the video according to the chosen aesthetics, producing videos with one click to facilitate sharing.

How about the front camera? Realme X2 Pro has a 16MP front camera with f / 2.0 aperture and a high concentration 5P lens. Equipped with Bayer intelligent four-in-1 pixel Quad technology, it can synthesize 2.0µm large pixels, with the ability to take spectacular selfies even in low light, capturing skin’s natural color and detail.

The camera is equipped with AI Intelligent Beauty which identifies 296 unique feature detection points to provide 8 million beauty solutions. Realme X2 Pro also supports Selfie Nightscape with an algorithm that optimizes portrait shots in night photography and balanced screen exposure.

real X2 Pro camera results

Realme X2 Pro Review: The Most Affordable Flagship Smartphone
Daytime photo results


Realme X2 Pro is the first realme mobile device with ultra-linear dual speakers. These speakers support Dolby Atmos surround sound and Hi-Res Sound Quality. This speaker stock offers a better listening experience.

The audio quality on this phone is even more perfect when I try to listen through the realme of Buds Wireless. This is a wireless earphone that offers sound, design and the best quality components in its class. The bass sound feels deep when listening to music. The best while listening to music Alan Walker. Because this DJ also sets the configuration with the 11.2mm bass boost driver.

the Buds Wireless realme delivers fast and accurate bass response thanks to DBB (Dynamic Bass Boost) and multi-layer composite diaphragms combined with Japan Daikoku Voice Coil. From the information I have obtained, the reality of Buds Wireless is made from high quality silica gel and memory metal made from a nickel-titanium alloy. So it weighs only 30 grams and provides a good usage experience.



This smartphone is equipped with abundant features. One of the really new and most awaited is NFC. Finally, the reality of having a smartphone that supports NFC. This feature is now needed by urban residents, especially those who take public transportation every day such as TransJakarta, KRL Commuter Line, MRT, to pay tolls. Because with a smartphone that supports NFC, you can check balances as well as top-ups through the available applications.

The phone is also more established with the in-display fingerprint, the introduction and unlocking of the latest G3.0 fingerprint, which has doubled the touch-sensitive area and increased signal intensity by up to 40%. Its speed of opening screen access increased by only 0.23 seconds, claimed to be the fastest in-display fingerprint currently on the market.

The signal reception quality is also improved. Because the Realme X2 Pro supports data networks, dual Wi-Fi smart network acceleration, and dual Wi-Fi network acceleration, and high-speed rail and elevator modes. This phone is a 4 * 4 MIMO “Anti-Lock” dual-game antenna, where the data network connection signal remains stable even when it is closed when the hand position is playing games.

For gamers, this phone is designed to have VC liquid cooling. This liquid cooling system covers up to 1393 square millimeters, or 100% of its main thermal surface area. Temperature can be reduced thanks to superconducting carbon fiber superconductors, graphite multi-layer sheets, and other highly efficient heat dissipation materials.

Realme X2 Pro also features a Tactile Linear Motor that adds power and textured feeling to vibration feedback. Very useful for gamers because it supports special vibration mode scenarios for popular mobile games. Moreover, the mainstay feature of HyperBoost is also upgraded to version 2.0 with Game Space, Game Assistant, Frame Boost 2.0 and Touch Boost 2.0.


Another thing that stands out in the Realme X2 Pro is the use of the flagship Chipset. This phone is powered by a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus 7nm SoC, which integrates an eight-core Kyro CPU and Adreno 640 GPU. Even compared to Snapdragon 855, there is a 5% increase for a single CPU core and a 15% increase in GPU rendering performance.

Furthermore, this SoC supports Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Quad HD + display for an extraordinary and enhanced gaming experience. AI processing chips are also three times faster than the previous generation, agile and smart to run core operations. In terms of performance, the Realme X2 Pro offers speeding performance.

Realme X2 Pro comes in a 12GB RAM configuration with 256GB ROM. With LPDDR4X RAM to take performance to the next level, 256GB memory implements UFS 3.0 technology. Unfortunately, no micro SD slot is included. Even for this big storage, it’s no longer necessary because it’s very roomy.

Realme X2 Pro Review: The Most Affordable Flagship Smartphone


Realme X2 Pro is equipped with a powerful industry-standard 4000mAh battery, which supports AI battery management technology to proactively predict less active applications, freeze inactive applications quickly, reduce excessive caching, and prevent applications from being opened for maximum power savings.

Advanced 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge technology keeps your battery fully charged in 35 minutes. This extraordinary charging speed is protected by an intelligent five-core chip system that provides real-time monitoring of electric current. 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge means you don’t need to stop the game, charging up to 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes while you play – a huge increase in 4x over a fast-charging system of 9V / 2A 18W. Support for PD and QC charging also means that the X2 Pro can utilize powerful fast charging technology.

Realme X2 Pro specifications

Model:Realme X2 Pro
Launch date (global):20-11-2019
Operating system:Android
Os version:9
Colors:Lunar White, Neptune Blue, Red Master Edition, Gray Master Edition
Product Name:Realme X2 Pro
Screen size (in inches):6.5
Display technology:IPS
Screen resolution (in pixels):1080 x 2400
Display features:Capacitive
Pixel Density (PPI):402
Scratch Resistant Glass:Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera features:Quad
Rear Camera Megapixel:64 + 13 + 8 + 2
Maximum Video Resolution (in pixels):[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
Front Camera Megapixel:16
Front Facing Camera:Yes
LED Flash:Yes
Video Recording:Yes
Digital Zoom:Yes
Touch Focus:Yes
Panorama Mode:Yes
Phase detection:Yes
Aperture (f stops):f/1.8
Battery capacity (mah):4000
Removal Battery (Yes/No):No
Support For Fast Charging:Yes
Keypad type:Touchscreen
Multi touch:Yes
Light Sensor:Yes
Proximity Sensor:Yes
Finger print sensor:Yes
Headphone port:Yes
3G Capability:Yes
4G Capability:Yes
Wifi Capability:Yes
Wifi HotSpot:Yes
Cpu:Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
CPU speed:2.96 GHz
Processor cores:Octa
Gpu:Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
Dimensions (lxbxh- in mm):161 x 75.7 x 8.7
Weight (in grams):199
Removable storage (yes or no):No

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