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Realme X2 Professional First Impressions


Whereas we’re just about executed with all the most important flagship smartphone bulletins for 2019, the mid-range and finances segments proceed see new telephone launches within the lead-up to the subsequent large vacation season in December. After its latest debut in China, Realme has introduced the Realme X2 Professional to India. That is the corporate’s first telephone with a ‘true’ flagship processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, which makes it its most premium providing but.

Up to now, Realme has established a consolation zone within the sub-Rs. 20,000 section, however with the Realme X2 Professional, it is entering into the premium section, the place manufacturers comparable to OnePlus and Asus have dominated for some time. The Realme X2 Pro appears spectacular on paper, that includes issues comparable to vapour cooling, a tactile linear motor for haptic suggestions, stereo audio system, a 90Hz show, and intensely quick charging. We have been utilizing the Realme X2 Professional for just a few days, and here is what we give it some thought up to now.


The Realme X2 Professional is well distinguishable from the remainder of the corporate’s lineup because of the centre-mounted digicam strip and the brand new place of the Realme brand at the again. This telephone is obtainable in a barely completely different color than what we have see earlier than, referred to as Neptune Blue, although you might additionally decide the extra acquainted Lunar White choice.

Construct high quality is superb and the Realme X2 Professional feels very premium. There’s Gorilla Glass on the back and front of this telephone. As for the brand new placement of the brand, it did look a little bit odd at first however we guess it is only a matter of getting used to it. Contemplating how smartphones look so comparable lately, a brand this outstanding is certain to face out, which could possibly be one of many causes for this design change.

At the entrance, you get a big 6.5-inch AMOLED show, which Realme refers to as ‘fluid AMOLED.’ Sound acquainted? That is as a result of, identical to the OnePlus 7T (Review), the X2 Professional contains a 90Hz refresh price, a small notch, and slim bezels throughout. The truth is, the general design of the entrance reminds us lots of the OnePlus 7T, which is not an enormous shock contemplating that each manufacturers are in the end a part of the identical dad or mum firm. In contrast to OnePlus although, Realme has stored a headphone jack. Nonetheless, the X2 Professional doesn’t permit for storage growth, identical to OnePlus telephones and in addition the Realme X (Review).

The Realme X2 Professional appears like a premium flagship


Talking of which, the unit we’re testing options 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM (Rs. 29,999), however you may get a higher-end variant with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM (Rs. 33,999). As we acknowledged earlier, the Realme X2 Professional is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which suggests you possibly can anticipate apps and video games to run very easily. Realme can also be utilizing the united normal for its flash storage, which isn’t usually discovered at this value degree. In our transient time with the Realme X2 Professional, we did discover that the edges and the rear (close to the digicam module) of the telephone acquired fairly sizzling when operating just a few benchmarks, nonetheless we’ll have to check it a bit extra to see if it exhibits the identical trait whereas gaming.

One of many issues we observed in ColorOS on this telephone is a darkish mode. This is currenlty listed as a ‘labs’ characteristic, however up to now, it appears to work fairly effectively. Not solely does it add a darkish pores and skin to Android’s menus however you can too select which third-party apps it impacts. We’ll should dig a bit additional to see what different visible and practical tweaks Realme has added, so make sure you try our full evaluate of the Realme X2 Professional very quickly.

We have solely been utilizing this telephone for a few days now, and up to now, the Realme X2 Professional has been fairly snug to make use of. It’s kind of on the bigger facet and a tad heavy at slightly below 200g, however these items aren’t too noticeable after a day or so. The glass again is vulnerable to selecting up smudges and fingerprints however you might use the bundled case to keep away from this. We discovered the buttons on both facet to be positioned ergonomically. 

When it comes to battery life, the X2 Professional has a 4000mAh capability. One among its greatest promoting factors is that you just get a 50W Tremendous VOOC charger within the field, which Realme claims ought to be capable of absolutely cost the battery from zero in solely 35 minutes. This sounds very spectacular, and we’ll positively be placing it to the take a look at quickly. The excellent news is that the Realme X2 Professional additionally helps extra frequent quick charging requirements comparable to Qualcomm’s Fast Cost and USB Sort-C Energy Supply (PD) so you may nonetheless be capable of rapidly high up the battery, even with out the bundled charger. 

A premium smartphone would not be full with out a strong set of cameras, and the X2 Professional checks these packing containers too. It borrows the 64-megapixel main sensor from the Realme XT (Review), which has already confirmed to be excellent for stills. Realme has ditched a devoted 2-megapixel macro digicam in favour of a 13-megapixel telephoto digicam, which was a sensible alternative when you ask us. Tremendous macro duties at the moment are carried out by the 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, which will get autofocus and can be used to file video. There’s an ‘Extremely Regular’ stabilisation mode for video too, which we’re keen to check. Lastly, there is a 2-megapixel depth sensor to assist with portrait pictures.  

A few of the preliminary samples we shot confirmed lots of promise. Photographs appeared to pack in excellent element with good color saturation. Low-light pictures regarded sharp and comparatively noise-free. Realme has expanded its Nightscape taking pictures mode too, and it now works with the 16-megapixel selfie digicam. There’s fairly a bit to unpack right here, so make sure you test our full evaluate for in-depth evaluation of the Realme X2 Professional’s cameras.

A low-light pattern with Nightscape taken with the Realme X2 Professional appears promising (faucet to see full-sized picture)


The Realme X2 Professional gives lots of options for a beginning value of Rs. 29,999. It ought to give stiff competitors to the Redmi K20 Pro (Review), which can also be in the identical ball-park value vary. What’s extra fascinating is that this telephone will even not directly compete with its cousin, the OnePlus 7T. Its characteristic set could be very comparable, and when you can dwell with out OxygenOS, the X2 Professional might very effectively be a “budget” different to the 7T.  

We’ll know for certain as soon as we’re executed testing the Realme X2 Professional totally, so do not forget to maintain a glance out for the complete evaluate, coming very quickly.

Is Realme X2 Professional the OnePlus 7T killer you’ve got been ready for? We mentioned this on Orbital, our weekly expertise podcast, which you’ll be able to subscribe to through Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or simply hit the play button under.




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