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

  •  Handset
  •  Sim Ejector
  • Screen Guard
  • Quick Guide
  • Normal Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Transparent Case
  • Warranty Card

Key Specifications

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

Price in India

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

Insights

Realme 2 is available in three colors – diamond black, diamond red and diamond blue. Colors are named so because 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 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. Fingerprint sensor is perfectly located on its back which was missing in Realme 1. It features dual rear camera of 13MP + 2MP with 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 score to its build quality & design.

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 score to its display.

Realme 2 has 13MP + 2MP rear facing 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 rear camera, it performs better in both daylight and low light condition. Portrait mode is better than that of front camera while exposure problem is still 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 score to its camera.

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 score to its battery.

Realme 2 performs day-to-day tasks such as watching YouTube, surfing 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 score to its performance.

Our Verdict

If you are planning to buying 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 have some negatives like slow fingerprint sensor and low yet good resolution display. Despite this you can go for it. We give a thumps 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