Jul 20, 2020 Reviews
Realme means serious business in the smartphone world right now. They aren’t looking to be bullied around by other market giants like Xiaomi and Huawei, and look to prove that their smartphones can certainly deal blows with them. And if they look to keep releasing phones like X2, it won’t be long before Realme becomes the primary choice of phone for most people who live in the budget/mid-range region.
There’s a lot to like about this phone, especially at the price segment it is in. Starting off, the build of the phone looks great, with the back design coming in as a glossy finish, with a subtle finish that doesn’t look to be as aggressive as many of the other phones being released these days - something we appreciate. You’ll get a headphone jack, and the fingerprint scanner won’t be taking any real estate on the phone, as it’s solely built under the brilliant display of the phone.
Talking about the display, the Realme X2 boasts an incredible looking screen at this price point, which is something most manufacturers compromise on in this region. The phone comes with a solid, 6.44” AMOLED FHD+ display with a respectable 401 ppi. All those fancy words ultimately mean that the X2’s screen will deliver punchy and vivid colors, and will help you enjoy your media consumption all the more. However, one odd thing about the screen is that it doesn’t get as bright as we would’ve liked, and so sunlight visibility will be difficult to say the least.
The performance is another thing to commend the X2 for, as it comes with a Snapdragon 730G and variable options of RAM, starting from 4GB going up to 8GB. The 730G may be considered a mid-range chipset, but it surely performs blazing fast without any noticeable lags or jitters. The Realme X2 is able to glide through any apps or games that it gets put through, and that’s a major deciding factor for most people when buying a phone. You’ll be able to play the best gaming titles like PUBG Mobile and COD Mobile on maxed out graphics with a smooth-as-butter frame rate. If gaming is your thing, then don’t skip on this one!
The battery life along with all that heavy usage is impressive as well, with a 45o0 mAh unit able to power through the day with ease. The company is nice enough to include a 30W fast charger in the box, with which you can easily juice your battery to a day’s worth of use in an hour. What more could you need?
The only thing we couldn’t consider perfect at this price point, and if we had to be extremely picky, then it would be the bloatware present on the phone. There are numerous third-party apps on the X2 which can become a nuisance after some time. All we can suggest is to put them away in the last page of the home screen or drawer, and you won’t have to come across them again.
Overall, the X2 is a fantastic phone, and competes directly with the much loved Redmi Note 8 Pro. It has amazing performance, great cameras and a sharp display all at the mid-range price it comes with. You probably won’t find an option as good as this for the segment it’s in.