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Realme 2 Pro Review: Game on Forever The phone packs a punch for gamers and video streamers

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REALME, Oppo’s sub-brand in India, has recently launched their third smartphone the Realme 2 Pro in the Indian market that is targeted towards the millennials.

Realme 2 Pro that was announced at the launch of the Realme 2 earlier in September. We have been using this device for a while now and here’s what we think.

Design

The Realme 2 Pro felt like a slightly powerful version of the Realme 2.

But there is a stark difference in terms of the design, colours and build quality of the device. For starters, the Realme 2 Pro comes with a Crystal-like dewdrop back cover.

This is quite unique in a way since the visual and tactile feel of this phone is quite different from what’s conventionally seen on devices in this price range.

The company says that the Realme 2 Pro’s back cover is the result of multiple rounds of injection moulding, and boasts of heat resistance, impact resistance and high colour saturation.

They have also used 13-15 layers of sectional lamination to get that glass like feel. The Realme 2 Pro that we had was in Blue and had a crystal-like transparent look.

In addition, Realme has used a frame that’s made of transparent polycarbonate resin (a glass-like material) of high surface hardness.

Overall this device looks beautiful and premium and if you ask us, we’ll say it looks as premium as the Nokia 6.1 Plus that was recently launched in India.

Display

The Realme 2 Pro has a super-view 6.3-inch full dewdrop screen in 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

The company has used Corning Gorilla glass for added protection and you also get a dewdrop design notch at the top. This is a notch that’s very similar to the Vivo V11 Pro that was also launched in September 2018 in India.

A similar dewdrop notch is also expected to be present on the soon to be launched OnePlus 6t.

So in terms of offering modern specifications, Realme has done a good job with the Realme 2 pro.

You can also see a lot of similarity in terms of the notch placement on the Realme 2 Pro and the Vivo V11 Pro.

The Realme 2Pro offers dimensions of 156.7 × 74.0 × 8.5mm and offers a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio that makes this device near bezel-less.

In terms of viewing angles and usability, the Realme 2 Pro offers a good experience and even the sunlight legibility of the device is decent.

We can recommend this device just for its display to people who love to play games and watch an occasional movie on the go.

Hardware and Performance

The Realme 2 Pro offers a very similar processor to the one seen on Nokia 6.1 Plus.

On the Realme 2 Pro, however, you get Colour OS on top of Android Oreo and not a stock Android option.

That said, what Realme 2 Pro offers is nothing like what you’ll get on the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

The device sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE processor that’s backed by 8GB of RAM and offers 128GB of onboard storage.

The device also supports dual SIM 4G and VoLTE.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor on the Realme 2 Pro consists of an octa-core processor along with Adreno 512 GPU, and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware sensor hub and HVX.

This makes this device capable of digital signal processing, WiFi searching, Bluetooth searching, positioning, and communication connection, all in low power consumption mode, to work in an extremely efficient way.

Working in tandem on the Realme 2 Pro is 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM that consumes 40% less power than other RAM modules.

The result of all this is smoother multitasking and a gameplay performance that one usually finds on a very expensive phone.

You also get access to features like Clone apps that will allow you to use two social media accounts (such as WhatsApp) at the same time.

To get an optimised performance, you also get functions like Super Cleaning where various junk fragments formed during the use of WhatsApp, Facebook and other frequently used apps are optimised, removed or cleaned up from the system to provide you with better efficiency.

Our personal favourite on the Realme 2 Pro is the Game Space function. Realme has done a fantastic job with this one as Game Space spontaneously collects and optimizes over 40 popular games.

Whenever a new game app is installed, Game Space will recognize and include it for optimized experience. They have also gone ahead and specially optimised this function for games like PUBG and AOV.

The high frame rate mode can be opened on AOV and high definition image quality and high frame rate can be realized on PUBG.

The gaming experience on this device is very similar to the one that we got on OnePlus 6 and the Vivo Nex.

As a high-performance device, the Realme 2 Pro delivers on the money.

Security

The Realme 2 Pro comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back and a Facial unlock, and both perform extremely well.

There is also a SmartLock feature in which if an unlocked phone is detected to be moving, it will keep it unlocked.

If the phone is left aside with the screen off for one minute, it will be automatically locked.

The phone also intelligently records and identifies the locations where the user visits most frequently and marks them as trusted places, and where the phone will be unlocked automatically and remain so.

Similarly, when the phone is connected to a trusted third party device, it will be unlocked automatically and remain so.

These are convenience features that work well on the Realme 2 Pro.

Cameras

The camera modules on the Realme 2 Pro are dependable.

The primary module is that of a 16 million pixel AI dual rear camera and there is a front 16 million pixel camera supporting AI beautified selfies.

The rear dual cameras, with the primary camera in 16 million pixels, carries a 1/2.8-inch Sony IMX398 sensor with 1.12μm unit pixel area.

The device also supports extremely fast dual-core focusing to capture images. There is also a f/1.7 aperture for creative use.

The secondary camera, however, serves as a highly sensitive detector that is not involved in imaging.

It is mainly used for measuring the spatial distance of photographed objects in the “portrait” mode.

The device comes with various portrait mode effects and AR stickers for you to play around with.

The use of AI is good on the camera as Realme 2 Pro has features like the Smart Exposure that offers contrast ratio and saturation ratio that match the current photographing environment the most, providing better photo effects with more details.

All this works well in the background to give you quality imaging.

For videos, the Realme 2 Pro is also capable of shooting videos in 4K and the phone features EIS so it is also capable of balancing the influence of shakes on videos and photos by adjusting the shutter speed, ISO, and other settings.

Battery

The Realme 2 Pro comes with a 3500 mAh battery that’s still charged by an old-school USB type-A connector. The battery performance is good enough to last you a day with ease.

Charging the device to max does not take much time so you won’t be left waiting.

Verdict

With the latest Realme 2 Pro, Realme has showcased their prowess to adapt to the constantly changing smartphone scenario.

The turnaround time for getting this device to the Indian market was quite quick.

Realme 2 Pro is a device that’s made for gaming and streaming a lot of movies. And camera users will also not feel that anything is missing from this device.

Overall, Realme 2 Pro has something for everyone with this device.

Realme 2 Pro is priced at ₹13,990 for the 4+64GB, the 6+64GB is at ₹15,990 and 8+128GB at ₹17,990.

-ENDS-

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