Realme today launched its new smartphone realme X2 in India as an upgraded version of realme X2. The realme X2 comes with features like 64MP quad cameras, Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 730G processor, and a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. The realme X2 price in India starts at Rs. 16,999 and it will be available via Flipkart and realme.com starting from December 20.

Ahead of the launch, we spent some time with the new realme X2 and here are our first impressions about it.

Box contents

  • realme X2 smartphone
  • 30 W VOOC 3.0 charger (5V-6A)
  • USB Type C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear Silicone case
  • User Manual

realme X2 First Impressions

Design: 3D Glass body

Realme X2, just like the Realme X2 comes with a glass back. The back panel is curved around the edges that create a 3D hyperbola that makes it look more premium under the light. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

It comes in white and blue as well as a new green color. The green color unit looked unique in comparison to other realme phones.

On the front, there is a Dewdrop notch display that we have already seen on several Realme phones in the past.

The frame of the phone is metallic, the power button with a yellow accent is on the right side and volume rockers are on the left.

On the bottom, you get a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm jack, and a speaker grille. The realme X2 is slim and lightweight too, so you use it with one hand easily.

Display: Super AMOLED

The Realme X2 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED display, just like the Realme X2. The display looks good and also offers vibrant & rich colors and good viewing angles. The daylight visibility is also good.

The Realme X2 also has an in-display fingerprint sensor which is optical and performs similar to other phones with this sensor.

64MP Quad Camera

One of the USPs of the Realme X2 is its 64MP quad-camera setup at the back. We get a separate 64MP mode in the settings and the 64MP photo can be zoomed in to the max while you cannot do this to the normal shots.

In addition to the 64MP main camera, there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The wide-angle lens does capture a large area but it doesn’t offer details in photos.

The main camera also comes with Nightscape mode, Chroma Boost, and HDR features. The night mode is impressive just like before. Overall, the main camera does a great job in daylight conditions and colors look rich even without the Chroma Boost feature.

32MP Selfie Camera

The selfie camera is a 32-megapixel sensor. The few times when Abhishek used the front camera, it clicked decent selfies, especially in the daylight.

Overall, the camera is great and you will be able to click good pictures but you will not feel much difference because of a 64MP sensor. However, it is still better than other phones in this price segment.

Processor

Realme X2 is powered by a new Snapdragon 730G SoC, which is the same chip powering the recently launched Redmi K30. It is a 2.2Ghz octa-core 8nm processor and is equipped with an Adreno 618 GPU.

The Realme X2 comes packed with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. Also, it supports storage expandability up to 256GB.

This gaming-centric chipset is capable of rendering most of the games flawlessly. However, you still won’t be able to max out the settings in PUBG Mobile.

Software & UI: Still ColorOS 6

The new realme X2 also runs ColorOS 6.0.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie just like the previous realme phones and it doesn’t come with the latest version of ColorOS. The user interface is mainly unchanged and there’s a lot of customization options available.

If we talk about software updates, you’ll have to wait until Q1 2020 to get the Android 10 based ColorOS 7 update on realme X2.

Battery & 30W Fast Charger

The Realme X2 packs a 4,000mAh battery and it easily lasts for a whole day when we use it moderately. The phone supports 30W VOOC 3.0 fast charging, which takes 75 minutes to charge the device 100 percent from 0.

realme X2 User Queries & Answers

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of realme X2?

Answer: The realme X2 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor which is fast and takes about a second to unlock the phone.

Question: What are the camera modes available in realme X2?

Answer: The realme X2 rear cameras support Portrait mode, HDR, 64MP mode, macro mode, expert and nightscape mode. The front camera also comes with Portrait, AI and Beauty modes.

Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on the realme X2?

Answer: Yes, you can record up to 4K resolution videos on the realme X2.

Question: Does realme X2 support widevine L1 support? 

Answer: Yes, realme X2 comes with widevine L1 support.

Question: Can the internal storage in realme X2 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in realme X2 is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot.

Question: Does realme X2 support Dual VoLTE networks?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports both LTE and VoLTE networks and also supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE feature.

Question: Does the realme X2 support the face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, realme X2 supports the face unlock feature.

Question: What is the AnTuTu benchmark score of realme X2?

Answer: The realme X2 AnTuTu benchmark score is 267227.

Question: How is the audio of realme X2?

Answer: The device is good in terms of audio with a single bottom-firing speaker that offers loud and clear sound.

Question: What sensors are there in realme X2?

Answer: Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Question: When and where can I buy the new realme X2? 

Answer: The Realme X2 price in India starts at Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB+64GB version and goes up to Rs. 19,999 for the 8GB+128GB version. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart and realme online store starting from December 20.

Wrapping Up

Realme X2 is a great device that comes with all the features required in good a mid-range phone. The design and build quality are really exceptional, and the 64MP camera has already been a game-changer for the company. More than that, a vibrant Super AMOLED display, new powerful hardware, and 30W fast charging add more value to the phone.

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