- Realme 2 starting in India starting from Rs 8,990
- Diamond cut designs will be found on the back panel of Realme 2
- Realme 2’s battery life is fantastic
The Chinese handset maker Oppo launched the Realme brand in May 2018 to strengthen its hold in the market and give the competition to Xiaomi. Oppo’s Brand Realme has recently launched Realme 2 in India. Two rear cameras and 19: 9 display featured Realm 2 has an initial price of Rs 8,990 in India. Realme has claimed that there is no upgrade version of Realme 1 (Realme 2). According to the company, Realme 1 focuses on design and performance. Realme 2 is an all-rounder budget smartphone. The cheapest variant of Realme 1 is no longer available for sale. This means Realme 2 has made its place in the budget of Rs 10,000. Will this realtime handset be able to compete against Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1? Let’s understand by having a look on the Realme 2 review 2018.
Related: Oppo Realme 1 Review 2018
Realme 2 Design
Like Realme 1, Realme 2 has a fiberglass body. Glossy diamond-cut design is given on the back panel of the handset. There is a 15 tangent plane curve on the back of the smartphone, which differentiates the light from different ways. Due to having fiber glass, scratches and fingerprints fall easily on the back panel. There is a Nokia display on front panel, Realme 2’s borders are quite thin compared to the counterweight handsets in the market. Although the Realme 2 frame might be of plastic, but the phone is very strong. On the back panel you will get a dual rear camera setup and fingerprint sensor for security has been given. Company name Realme is written on the back panel. As we have already told you that Realme has separated from Oppo and now has become a separate brand. This is the reason that Oppo’s logo was present on the back panel of Realme 1, which you will not find in Realme 2.
There is no fingerprint sensor on the back panel for security in Realme 1. Face detection technology has been used in this handset. After feedback from customers, the company has added the fingerprint sensor in Realm2. Sadly, the fingerprint sensor present in Realme 2 works slowly and for the first time, we got the problem of registering fingerprints. Like Realme 1, face recognition is also available in Realm 2, it works very well but it does not prove to be as effective in low light.
On the left side of Realme 2 there is a button and a SIM tray to increase and reduce voice. If you want you can put two Nano SIM and one MicroSD card. The power button is given on the right side of the phone. But the button is quite small but it is also quite hard, which can cause you some difficulty in pressing it. A single loudspeaker has been provided with Micro-USB port. The first cell on the handset was on September 4th, it will be found in Diamond Red and Diamond Black Color. We have a black color variant for the review, as you can see in the photos. Diamond Blue variants will be available from October.
Realme 2 Specification and Display
The Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset is used in Realme 2. Please tell that this processor will also get you in Shomemi Redmi 5 and Honor 7C. Realme2’s 3 GB / 32GB variant costs Rs 8,990. The price of 4 GB RAM and 64 GB variants is 10,990 rupees. The color variant is right at this price but its back panel is quite faded and reflexive to see. With the help of MicroSD card, storage can be increased to 256 GB. The maximum brightness in the outside lights is also affected.
The battery of 4,230 mAh is provided for power backup in Realme 2. The company claims that it gives backup for 15 hours of video playback, 18 hours of music and 10 hours of gaming. Realme 2 out of box will run on ColorOs 5.1 based on Android 8.1 ORIO The connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, single-band 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3.5mm headphone jacks. It has a 6.2-inch HD + IPS display, which has an aspect ratio of 19: 9. To protect against scratch, this handset is equipped with Corina Gorilla Glass 3.
Realme 2 Performance
Realme 2 is capable of watching videos, snap-taking, web browsing and social media applications on YouTube easily. Asphalt 9 saw frames drop several times while playing. The good thing in this phone is that it does not get hot. During the review, we found that the phone gets a bit slow when multitasking in Realme 2. The benchmark score is average. Realme 2 got 5,166 points at the Antoine Benchmark Score at 76,929 points, PC Mark Work 2.0. GFXBrench Manhattan 3.1 has 12 frames per second and GFXBrench T-Rex is 32 frames per second. In the single core, 793 and Realme 2 had scored 3,882 in the multi-core test.
Realme 2 Software
The Dual SIM realty 2 out of box runs on Android OS 8.1 based on ColorOs 5.1. The handset got the July Security Patch In the smartphone, the app drawer will not be found, the Google Now panel has been replaced by a custom screen. On the screen you will see the temperature, how many steps you have taken, the latest photos, the favorite contact. The user interface needs to be simplified. The setting app is quite confusing and disorganized. Dual app is equipped with many features like shortcut, theming app and lock screen gesture to take screenshots with three fingers. Realme also added the ‘Noch Full Screen Multitasking’ feature in the handset. This feature shows the shortcuts to recently used apps. Closes the notification and also gives a start screen recording option on the side of the Nokia.
WiFi Assistant easily switches between WiFi and cellular data. The Smart Driving feature will turn on Do Not Disturb mode itself by the time you are drugging.
Realme 2 Battery Power
The Realme 2 has a battery of 4,230 mh which comes with ‘Ai Power Master’. Because of the dim, low-res display and snapdragon 450 processor, the battery life of Realme 2 is quite good. In the HD Video Loop Test, Realme 2 backed up 17 hours and 30 minutes. 40-50 percent of the battery was present even when the phone was used normally throughout the day. In the retail box, you will get a 10-watt Standard Charger of the Oppo brand, which is capable of charging the phone in 3 hours full.
Realme 2 Camera
Dual rear camera setup will be available in Realme 2. The primary sensor is 13 megapixels, which comes with the F / 2 / .2 masterpiece. The secondary camera is of 2 megapixels. On the front panel you will get an 8 megapixel selfie camera, whose incarnation is F / 2.2. Single LED flash is available on the back panel. You will find panoramas, time laps and 28 AR stickers in the camera app. The dynamic range of the camera is quite poor. Color in the picture taken in the night is not correctly captured. The rear camera is capable of right clicking the photo when it is light enough. The portrait taken during portrait shot is average, while the picture taken at night appeared blurry.
Artificial Intelligence Selfie camera easily detects skin tone, skin type, age, gender. Realme claimed that there are 8 million beauty reference points in their database. Realme 2’s front camera picks up fine light in a sufficient light, while the quality of the photo in low-light is not as good. The sensor software in the phone is capable of capturing Bokeh shot with the help of algorithms. We did not like the realty’s AI beautification feature because it gives watercolor-like effects in the photo. The phone’s rear and front camera can do video recording at 1080p.
Verdict: Opt or Not?
Realme 2’s battery life, unique design, MicroSD card slot and build quality are great. The phone’s performance, the display is fine, while the camera provides the average quality in the photo. The fingerprint sensor on the back panel works at a slow speed. If you are looking for smartphones in this budget range, Cheap Variants of Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Review) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 are a better option. Sales of Realme 1’s most variants were discontinued when Realme2 was launched. Please tell that the value of this variant of Realme 1 was 8,990 rupees. If you can increase your budget a bit, then we recommend that you buy cheap variants of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Apart from this, you can buy 4 GB / 64 GB Variants of Realme 1. The price of this handset is Rs 10,990. This variant comes with more powerful and high resolution display than Realme 2.