Realme X2 Pro Review: we were speechless (photos and videos)

We have already talked about Realme, an OPPO brand spin-off that has officially arrived on our market for a few months now.
With an international launch in Madrid, the company revealed its new smartphones for our market and Realme X2 Pro is the spearhead.
Let's find out together in our full review.
8.0 Packaging The pack of Realme X2 Pro is simple but the content reveals some surprises.
In addition to the pin for the SIM card holder and the USB / USB-C cable, inside there is also a semi-transparent silicone cover and above all a 50W power supply (10V / 5A), one of the most powerful ever supplied of today's smartphones.
8.5 Construction and Ergonomics Realme X2 Pro does not offer particular design cues, but is in any case enjoyable and clean.
The back glass is curved on the sides and creates beautiful reflections, while the profile is in opaque aluminum.
Beautiful blue color that we tried.
The camera module on the back is positioned centrally vertically and is slightly protruding, although it does not affect its use on a plane too much.
Then there are gold touches on the power button and around the main camera.
In hand the smartphone is neither very thin nor very light (199 grams), but on the other hand it conveys a good feeling of solidity (and has a good battery!).
It is not resistant to water or dust.
8.5 Hardware If you have never heard of Realme the data sheet could probably surprise you.
Let's start with the very recent Snapdragon 855+ octa core 2.96 GHz with Adreno 640 GPU, then continue with 6, 8 and 12 GB RAM cuts (all LPDDR4X) and close with internal memory cuts of 64, 128 and 256 GB in UFS 3.0 technology, very fast in writing.
The attention to detail has surprised us, because sometimes companies simply pump the data sheet but save on the quality of the components.
Connectivity is average for a top of the range: dual band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 1200 Mbps LTE and NFC.
Then there is the FM radio, the 2.5 mm audio jack and the fingerprint reader below the display, precise and fast.
You can also be recognized by the front camera: if you lose some security, you will gain in terms of speed.
The audio is stereo and has a decent volume.
Congratulations to Realme for being attentive on several fronts.
The only lack is the lack of expansion of the internal memory, so we can advise you to start from the 8/128 variant, although obviously everyone will have his needs.
However, the removable carriage has space for two nanoSIMs.
Interesting then the functionality to connect to two Wi-Fi (one with 2.4 Ghz and one with 5 GHz) at the same time and the vibration feedback, which is not perfect, but it is characteristic and we liked it.
CARD: Realme X2 Pro 8.0 Camera Realme did not want to save on the photographic sector.
We have an optically stabilized 64 megapixel main camera.
At the time of review, it is the highest resolution camera currently available on a smartphone.
The resulting shots, thanks to pixel binning technology, are 16 megapixels and the quality has absolutely convinced us.
In excellent light conditions the images are rich in detail and the colors are well balanced.
Even the HDR does its job well.
There is also an artificial intelligence system that recognizes what is framed and improves the results, without ever upsetting them.
In some contexts perhaps the images are a little too sharp or saturated, but they are defects that we highlight only because it is a top of the range.
Even with intermediate light the shots are enjoyable (and reusable), without reaching the level of super cameraphone.
The second camera is an 8 megapixel 2.2 / 2.2 wide-angle, while the third is a 13 megapixel x / 2.5 2x zoom (which can also shoot at 5x hybrid zoom).
The quality of these two sensors is, as always, lower, but the shots taken remain absolutely enjoyable.
Finally there is a fourth 2 megapixel ƒ / 2.5 camera for the bokeh effect that we think has been included only for "doing number".
Shots in the dark are ok, but night mode does not upset the final result.
Just take the 16 megapixel front camera selfie / 2.0 selfie.
The HDR is not too incisive in outdoor shots, but instead defends itself indoors.
The videos are instead recorded in 4K up to 60 fps but are not particularly stable.
Even if the ultra stabilization is activated, the result is far from perfect, while the resolution drops to Full HD, the same resolution as the front camera videos.
9.0 Display Realme X2 Pro is equipped with a 6.5 ″ SuperAMOLED display with FullHD + resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels).
The screen is interrupted by a small notch drop.
It is not particularly noticeable (and let's face it, we are all a bit used to it by now) and the frames, although not very thin, are quite symmetrical and satisfy our need for "regularity".
The screen is bright and with well-calibrated colors (there is also an option to have even more faithful colors).
In addition there is support for HDR10 +, there is eye protection against flicker at low brightness and above all there is support at 90 Hz refresh rate, still very little widespread on today's smartphones.
This guarantees an incomparable fluidity in the use of the smartphone and you can also choose individually from the settings in which apps we don't want this mode to activate.
It's a pity only for the always-on display that is there but does not show the notifications of the app.
7.5 Software Realme, as a company just born from a rib of OPPO, uses in its smartphones the Color OS, here at version 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie currently updated with the patches of September 2019.
The company has promised Android 10, also if there are still no official deadlines communicated.
As we have already said on OPPO smartphones, the Color OS is far from being our favorite interface, but the steps forward made from version 5 to this 6.1 are remarkable.
You would not imagine then how much weight the details have: Realme has used its theme on this Color OS, in our opinion much more enjoyable than the default one of OPPO, and the impression is very positive.
Among the most interesting features we highlight, the functionality to clone social and messaging apps, the game space to improve game performance, navigation gestures, the smart assistant to the left of the home, the shortcut for the voice assistant on power button) and an experimental night mode.
The system is then fluid, feeling improved by the 90Hz display.
8.5 Autonomy The battery is a substantial 4,000 mAh.
With the 90Hz always active you won't get surprising results, but you will end the day anyway.
If you are not an avid smartphone user and 60 Hz could be enough for you, you could even get close to two days of autonomy.
But it is certainly the support for 50W Super VOOC charging that amazes most.
The smartphone is recharged by 50% in 10 minutes and completely in about 35 minutes.
Unbelievable! 9.0 Price We close with the surprising price.
We have been surprised over the years with companies like OnePlus, Xiaomi and Honor.
But Realme today wants to amaze even more by launching this top of the range for € 399.
To understand each other: it is one-third the price of other top-of-the-range products, which however have neither a 90Hz display, nor a 50W fast recharge nor an audio jack.
For the 8/128 variant it takes € 449 (perhaps the best balanced) and for € 499 you buy the 12/256 version.
Purchase The smartphone will be available from the beginning of November on the Realme website.
Availability limited to the company's site alone is perhaps the only real against this device.
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