Readme Mobiles is preparing to enter the premium mid-range segment of the smartphone market with its latest device, Readme X2 Pro. It is the company’s first flagship device and is pretty well designed. It is aimed to compete with Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7T. This Realme X2 Pro Review will highlight its major perks and drawbacks along with details about every aspect of the phone.
The phone features a 64MP quad-camera setup, stereo surround sound speakers, a Full HD+ Super AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate screen, a metal-glass sandwich design, and a huge 4,000mAh battery. The shocking aspect, of course, is its relatively low price range. The phone has some superb specifications. It is also known to be usable and sturdy. Realme X2 Pro is already available for purchase on Flipkart and Realme India store. It is expected to arrive in offline retail stores soon.
The Realme X2 Pro comes with a 50W SuperVOOC wall charger along with a case, a warranty leaflet, a data cable, a SIM eject tool, and a quick start guide. The phone comes with an already-applied screen guard. However, the package doesn’t contain any earphones.
Looking at the design of the Readme X2 Pro, we see that it features an aluminium chassis and the glass on the front and back. Despite the glass, it feels quite sturdy. There is almost no flex when you apply pressure. The phone is available in two colours – Lunar White and Neptune Blue. The Lunar White model looks similar to the Realme X at first glance. But there are many tiny features and design tweaks that make it quite different. The phone boasts of a pearl-like gradient effect that changes the colour shade a tiny bit in the light. The gradient finish is not too excessive and on the whole, looks just right.
Due to the glass back, the phone feels a bit slippery and one-handed use is probably not a good idea. You might want to be careful of the edges which are a little bit sharp, exactly where the metal and the glass meet. A small teardrop notch sits at the top of the screen. The smartphone does not feature a microSD card slot, however, there is a USB-C port at the bottom. It is always a good idea with glass-backed phones to fit a case right away. Overall, design-wise, Realme’s first attempt at a premium mid-range phone is not so bad.
Readme X2 Pro has a 6.5-inch screen. The display is certified for HDR10+ playback and supports a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut range. Its Super AMOLED panel with Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate make it great for rich colours and high clarity. Regarding brightness, you might be pleased to know that it has 1000 nits maximum brightness with reasonable visibility in the sunlight. You can make your choice from two colour modes – Vivid and Gentle. While the former is based on DCI-P3 colour range, the latter uses RGB colours.
The screen protector is plastic and does not keep with Realme’s idea of a premium smartphone. The plastic screen and build make it feel cheaper than it is. The colour reproduction is decent enough as well. While the screen and display for Realme’s latest phone might not match the others in the higher-end category, it is good enough for this price range.
Specifications And Software
Realme’s flagship phone, the Realme X2 Pro, uses Snapdragon 855+ SoC which is Qualcomm’s top-end processor. It is also the choice of chip used in other popular flagships including OnePlus 7T. It has higher clock speeds than Snapdragon 855. The phone is available in two variants in India, based on the RAM. One features 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage while the other has 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Both variants of the phone making use of the UFS 3.0 storage standard.
The company says that the phone uses tile linear vibration motor for better haptic feedback and a vapour chamber cooling system for the CPU. Besides this, other specs of the phone include support for three satellite navigation systems, usual sensors, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5. The phone, unfortunately, is not expandable. It can, however, accept two Nano-SIMs. Realme X2 Pro has dual 4G VoLTE support. Other features of the phone include an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, customisable unlock animations, NFC and contactless payment, and more.
While it is a bit on the heavier side, the phone is easy enough to handle. The display is clear, even in direct sunlight. The speakers are loud, and you can almost always hear them, regardless of where you are. The fingerprint sensors and face recognition are quite decent and work reliably. You can also use the always-on-display mode. However, you should know that it only shows alerts from certain apps.
Realme X2 Pro has a powerful processor that lets its users play heavy games. It also makes multitasking possible. You can comfortably play heavy-duty games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty. While the phone tends to get warm as you continue playing, it doesn’t get hot and slow down like other models.
Realme’s flagship phone boasts of a large 4,000mAh battery which should be good enough for a long day’s use. On a full charge, you can expect about a day and half of regular use. Charging is quick thanks to the SuperVOOC charger. You can literally charge it up to 100% from 0% in half an hour. Besides Realme’s proprietary charging standard, the phone supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 for faster charging.
Realme X2 Pro has a quad-camera system. The primary camera uses a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 64MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. Others include the 13MP, f/2.5 aperture telephoto lens and the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. You will be able to take regular pictures are 16MP – both in daylight and in low-light areas. The pictures taken are rich in colour, detailed, and sharp. The ultra-wide mode may have some grainy textures. It would be a great camera all-around if its Night Mode was equally good.
Verdict: Realme X2 Pro Review
With a great camera, high refresh rate screen, and a huge battery, this RealMe flagship phone is a great option. Realme X2 Pro could be improved with regards to UI and intuitiveness.