Realme 2 – Full Specifications, Price, In Depth Review

Realme 2 was launched in India on August 28, 2018 at an event in Delhi. Based on ColorOS 5.1 powered by Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone is fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. It comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Realme 2 is backed by 4250 mAh battery and comes with a diamond-cut back glass design, which looks extremely classy. Smart Lock, Face Unlock and a fingerprint sensor unlock modes are supported by Realme 2.

In the Box
1. Handset2. Normal Charger
3. Normal Charger4. Normal Charger
5. Screen Guard6. Transparent Case
7. Quick Guide8. Warranty Card
 

Key Specifications

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450OS Android v8.1 (Oreo)
RAM 3 GB / 4 GBStorage 32 GB / 64 GB
Camera Front – 8MP Rear – 13MP + 2MPBattery 4230 mAh
SIM Dual, Nano SIM (Dedicated Slot)Display 6.2 inches HD+
 

Price in India

The initial price of 32 GB variant is Rs. 8990 and that of 64 GB variant is Rs. 10990.

Insights

Build Quality & Design

Realme 2 is available in three colors – diamond black, diamond red and diamond blue. Colors are named so because the phone has a diamond cut back body which gives classy look to it. Realme 2 fits perfectly in hand and looks very attractive in terms of its look. On its right side it has the power button and on the left side, it has sim slot and volume rockers. On its bottom, it has speaker grills, micro USB, mic and 3.5 mm jack. The fingerprint sensor is perfectly located on its back which was missing in Realme 1. It features dual rear camera of 13MP + 2MP with the flashlight while selfie cam is 8MP with no flashlight. It also features a display notch which is a good thing. Little bit disappointing point is that Realme 2 do not have any led notification light. Overall build quality & design is very good in this price range.  We give 4 out of 5 scores to its build quality & design.

Display

Realme 2 has a notched 6.2 inches HD+ display which comes with the protection of gorilla glass 3. Display type is IPS LCD. It feels good and works almost good in direct sunlight. Its pixel density is 271 ppi. We give 3 out of 5 scores to its display.

Camera

Realme 2 has 13MP + 2MP rear facing the dual camera with a flashlight and a front selfie camera of 8MP with no flashlight. Well, speaking of front camera, its performance is average. It does not perform pretty good in low light and portrait mode also perform average like that of any other smartphone in this budget. Also, video recording with front camera is just satisfactory because exposure is not that much good. If we talk about the rear camera, it performs better in both daylight and low light condition. Portrait mode is better than that of the front camera while the exposure problem is still the same. Video recording with rear camera is almost good regarding the price of Realme 2. Overall we are satisfied with Realme 2 camera performance. We give 3.5 out of 5 scores to its camera.

Battery

RealMe2 is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 4,230 mAh battery. It can last for more than 24 hours with normal usage and for more than 15 hours with extensive usage. We give 4 out of 5 scores to its battery.

Performance

Realme 2 performs day-to-day tasks such as watching YouTube, surfing the web, using social media etc with a great ease. It also manages to play heavy games with no down performance. The good thing about this smartphone is that its battery does not heat up even when you use it extensively. Overall performance is good considering its price. We give 3.5 out of 5 scores to its performance.

Our Verdict

If you are planning to buy a good smartphone under 10K budget, you can go for Realme 2. It has great design, good camera, satisfactory battery performance and little more than average overall performance. It also has some negatives like slow fingerprint sensor and low yet good resolution display. Despite this, you can go for it. We give a thumbs up.

The Good
  • Beautiful & Unique Design
  • Long Lasting Battery Backup
  • Good camera performance considering price
The Bad
  • Slow fingerprint sensor
  • Low-resolution display
3.6 Good