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Realme 2 Pro review

Realme entered the Indian market in May this year with the Realme 1 smartphone. In the past five months, the company has introduced three smartphones with the Realme 2 Pro being the latest device in Realme’s portfolio.

Realme 2 Pro is a feature-packed smartphone that flaunts modern design and offers the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. Priced at Rs 13,990 for the base model, the new Realme phone undercuts its rivals in the mid-range segment in India including Xiaomi Mi A2, Honor Play and the Nokia 7 Plus.

Realme 2 Pro specifications look enticing on paper but does it stand out in real-world performance? We find out in our review.

Realme 2 Pro specifications: 6.3-inch full HD+ display | Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor | 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage | 16MP+2MP rear camera | 16MP front camera | 3,500mAh battery | Android Oreo 8.1

Realme 2 Pro price in India: Rs 13,990 for 4GB RAM/64GB storage, Rs 15,990 for 6GB RAM/64GB storage and Rs 17,990 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage

Realme 2 Pro review: What’s good?

Realme 2 Pro features a laminated glass design. It has a polycarbonate chassis covering the perimeters that offer better grip on the phone. Realme 2 Pro flaunts an all-screen front-fascia with a small dewdrop-like notch on top that gives an aesthetic appeal.

The notch houses the front camera with earpiece right above it and sensors placed on the left side. The phone comes with a dedicated microSD slot which is located on the left side above the volume buttons while the power button sits on the right side.

Ergonomically, the phone is quite good with fingers comfortably resting on the volume keys and power button. A mono speaker grille, micro-USB port and 3.5 mm audio jack sit at the bottom part of the phone. On the rear side, you will find a circular shaped fingerprint sensor and slightly protruded dual cameras, which are aligned horizontally.

As for the display, Realme 2 Pro sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has a screen-to-body-ratio of 90.8 per cent. With bezels trimmed minimally from all sides and a small cutout on top, the front panel offers extra real screen estate to consume content. The front panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The display is quite bright and produces vibrant colours with sharp text details. The phone is Widevine L1 certified, which means you can stream Netflix content in HD. Further, Realme 2 Pro offers adjusting the colour temperature which you will find under Display & Brightness settings.

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