An overview of the Realme X2 Pro smartphone: the flagship, inexpensive

One of the main features of this smartphone with Super AMOLED-screen, has become the flagship processor, complemented by a generous amount of fast memory. 50-watt charge rapidly fills the capacious battery, and the rear, a Quartet of cameras included a 64 megapixel sensor. Not forgotten, NFC technology, Dolby Atmos and even a 3.5 mm connector, and it is sold at an attractive price. For the sake of developers Realme X2 Pro had to make some compromises – where the same without them.

Coming out of the budget smartphone segment and the middle class, the company Realme (released, according to some, from the same “nest” BBK Electronics that Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus) has introduced its first truly flagship model for the high-performance processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. When the developers of the popular smartphone benchmark AnTuTu revealed the most powerful smartphones of late autumn of 2019, the year, among them were Realme X2 Pro. This unit is made to par with the other “heavyweights” under brands including ASUS RoG, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: technical characteristically: RMX1931ОС: Android 9.0 (Pie) shell Color OS 6.1 CPU: 7 nm, 8-core 64-bit processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ (SDM855), 1 core Kryo 485 (2,96 GHz) + 3 core Kryo 485 (2,42 GHz) + 6 cores Kryo 485 (1.8 GHz), the Hexagon DSP coprocessors 690, Spectra 380Графическая subsystem: Adreno 640Оперативная memory: 8 GB/12 GB, 2-channel, LPDDR4X, 2 Mhzstream 133 memory: 128 GB/256 GB UFS 3.0 Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C (USB 2.0 OTG), NFC, 3.5 mm audio connectoregon: capacitive, multi-touch, Super AMOLED, a diagonal of 6.5 inches, resolution 2400х1080 points (20:9), the density of pixels per inch ppi 402, the refresh rate is 90 Hz, support HDR10+, color 100% coverage of DCI-P3, the ultimate contrast 2 000 000:1, maximum brightness of 1,000 NIT, Corning Gorilla Glass 5Тыловой photos module: BAuna camera 64 MP (S5KGW1), Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 (optical size 1/1.72 inch, Tetracell: pixel 0.8 mm>1.6 µm), 6-lens lens (aperture f/1.8, EGF 26 mm, phase detection autofocus); telephoto – 13 megapixel (optical size 1/3.4 inch, pixel 1.0 µm), 5-lens lens (f/2.5, 52 mm EGF, phase detection autofocus), 2-fold optical and 20x hybrid zoom; supersonicpayday camera – 8 MP (optical size 1/3.13 inch, 1.4 µm pixel), 5-lens lens (aperture f/2.2, EGF 16 mm, viewing angle 115 degrees); auxiliary (DoF) camera – 2 megapixel (optical size 1/5 inch, a pixel is 1.75 µm), lens (aperture f/2.4); 4K UHD 2160p@30/60 fps, 1080p@30/60/120 fps, super slow motion video 720p@960 fps, stabilization EIS, 5 – and 20-fold hybrid zoom (maximum magnification of 20 times) dual led spaccarotella camera – 16 MP, Sony Exmor RS IMX 471 (optical size 1/3.1 inch, pixel 1.0 µm), wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video@30 fpsСеть: 2G, 3G (HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps), LTE-FDD (b3, b7, b20…), LTE TDD (b38, b40, b41), LTE 4×4 Moreim work of SIM-cards: Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)Navigation: GPS/BDS/GLONASS/Galileo, A-GPSЗвук: Dolby AtmosСенсоры: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, light sensors and proximity, pedometer, fingerprint scanner (In-Display)Battery: removable, 4000 mA*h, supports Super fast charging VOOC, 50 W adapter (10 V/5 A)Color: moonlight white, sea singability: 161х75,7×8,7 weight: 199 g

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: design, ergonomics

no Wonder the “real” flagship Realme received the vestments of glass and metal, the frame of case is made of aluminium with double anodizing.

This smartphone hard to call it elegant: after all, when tolthe thickness of 8.7 mm and weighs 199 g. this is clearly influenced by the battery capacity of 4000 mA*h And here overall dimensions in plan (161х75,7 mm) quite simply explains the screen with wide screen (6.5 inch). Corning Gorilla glass protects the front 5 (2.5 D) and rear (3D) panels, making them not only slippery, but easily soiled. By the way, an additional protective film on the screen collects fingerprints at least not willingly. The situation is partly rescues a pretty thick silicone case included, although the “noble” exterior of the flagship, he does not improve. The manufacturer has provided to Realme X2 Pro two choices of color, but at the time of start of sales in Russia was available only one color – “marine blue” (a white with a pearl shimmer). At a certain angle lighting to the rear panel, you can sometimes see the pattern in the form of hyperbole (like “X”). Note that the flagship device is left without a certificate of protection from water and dust.

Quite a big grille “conversational” dynamics of aluminum alloy was placed at the junction of the bezel and the upper end. Just below it, on a teardrop-shaped U-shaped “bangs” were the front camera lens.

the Location for the control panel is reserved at the bottom of the screen. Eschewing the settings from the virtual buttons, all the navigation can be performed by gestures.

a Little above the control panel is the area of the optical fingerprint scanner built into the screen (in-display).

it uses the sensor of the third generation of Goodix.

On the right side is accented by colors of the power button/lock and the slot tray, which has space for simultaneous accommodation of two modules subscriber identity (with a nanoSIM card). Installation of expansion cards microSD not foreseen.

Instead of the rocker on the left edge were two separate buttons to adjust the volume.

On the lower end of the connector USB Type-C (USB 2.0) surround the hole for the “conversational” microphone and 3.5 mm audio connector (!), decorative grille “multimedia” speaker.

At the top left only a hole for the second microphone.

the Back panel is adorned with the logo Realme.

Rear photo module made in its upper part in the center where the vertical island ledge brought together all four of the lens, protected by a sapphire crystal, and the side has placed a dual led flash and full text – AI Camera. The top lens is marked in concentric rings and the inscription bottom – 64MP.

Although somewhat cumbersome, the smartphone is in the palm of your hand, at first glance, quite confidently, to neglect a protective case for it still not worth it.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: screen

For Realme Pro X2 stopped at advanced (type E3) Super AMOLED-matrix with a U-neckline and a peak refresh rate of 90 Hz. Ultra-high contrast ratio of up to 2 000 000:1, brightness can increase up to 1,000 nits and power consumption is thus reduced by 5%. Have a 6.5-inch display with a maximum resolution of FHD+ (2400х1080 points) and proportion of 20:9 pixel density per inch is 402 ppi. Supported technology HDR10+, and extended the color palette corresponds to 100% DCI-P3.

to reduce screen flickering on low brightness, it is recommended to activate the option under the wordy title “No flicker at low brightness to protect the eyes”. As you know, the technology of DC dimming is the reduction of the supply voltage supplied to the LEDs. The manufacturer warns about the coarsening of the image.

At the presentation of the smartphone is emphasized that compared with the previous generation of OLED matrices (type E2), due to the shift of the peak values of the spectrum for blue light towards longer wavelengths, the influence of the “harmful” blue managed to reduce to 37.5%. Basic parameters of the display Realme X2 Pro is certified by TV Rheinland.

the brightness Level can be adjusted manually, or use the switch “auto-brightness”. It also proposed to determine the color temperature of the screen (“cool”, “default”, “warmer”). To provide 50% more smooth image, the refresh rate of the screen is recommended to set at 90 Hz.

To display on the lock screen information about time, date, day of week and the battery level necessary to activate the option “Watch on / off screen” on the same tab where you can also schedule the silent mode (Always On Display).

In the tab “Color mode” screen, you should decide between the options “Vivid colors” (DCI-P3) and “Tenderness” (sRGB). Night mode that is triggered immediately or scheduled, reduces stress on the eyes. The intensity of the blue filter (“Color temperature of the screen”) is selected in the range of “cold-warm”. The number of available options, for example, switching to black-and-white picture. The function “Visual effect OSIE” (Object Semantic Images Eye-tracking) involves the resources of AI to enhance the image quality in supported applications.

Corning Gorilla glass Class 5 2.5 D screen and even applied a protective film, which does not interfere with the fingerprint scanner, but its oleophobic qualities leave much to be desired.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: camera

In the rear photo module Realme X2 Pro, in addition to the dual led flash consists of four chambers – the main, auxiliary, “supersonic” and telephoto.

Main camera-based sensor Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 (S5KGW1) supplemented with 6-lens bright lens (aperture f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, EGF 26 mm), with optical size of the 64-megapixel sensor reaches 1/1.72 in. Quad color filter Bayer technology Tetracell allows you to combine a 0.8-µm photodiodes of the same color in groups of four (2×2), forming a 1.6-µm pixels and a 16 megapixel image. Full sized frames are supported in advanced mode 64MP Ultra, you can “weigh” up to 20 MB.

In the blur background helps the main chamber auxiliary (DoF), called therefore also “partritei”. It is based on a 2-megapixel sensor (optical size 1/5 inch, a pixel is 1.75 µm) and a lens with an aperture of f/2.4. Note that this camera without filters and gives the original black and white image.

Supersonicpayday camera on the basis of an 8-megapixel sensor (optical size 1/3.13 inch, pixel 1.4 µm) and 5-lens lens (camera 16mm, aperture f/2.2) has a viewing angle of 115 degrees. However, correction of distortion at the edges of the frame narrows down the max review. On the same camera with phase detect autofocus responsible macro photography, the minimum focusing distance is 2.5 cm.

a Telephoto camera with 13 megapixel sensor (optical size 1/3.4 inch, pixel 1.0 µm) and 5-lens lens (camera 52mm, aperture of f/2.5, phase detection autofocus) provides 2-fold optical zoom

Processing the images from all cameras allows you to get 5x optical hybrid and even 20x digital zoom hybrid.

Front camera performed on the basis of a 16-megapixel sensor Sony IMX 471 (optical size 1/3.1 inch, pixel 1.0 µm) and wide-angle lens (aperture f/2.0). Not without the support of AI functions for decorations. Algorithm AI Intelligent Beauty recognizes the 296 unique points on a person’s face and offers up to 8 million of the decisions of beutification.

choose one of the three main modes is the horizontal swipe “Portrait”, “Photo” or “Video”. Tap the icon “Menu” gives you access to additional modes, including Ultra 64MP, “Night”, “Expert” etc. Icons at the top of the screen allow you to define a flash, as HDR, color saturation, and a choice of ultra wide angle mode or going to settings. The brightness of the image changes the vertical swipe (up or down) next to the circles focus. In the settings app the Camera can, for example, to select the desired aspect ratio (4:3, 1:1, “full screen”), and to include scene recognition using the AI functions. In Expert mode, in addition to the choice of lens, offers manual adjustment of exposure, white balance, focus and exposure compensation steps. Image recording in RAW format is not provided. In addition to the discrete scaling coefficients 0.6 X (wide angle mode) 1X, 2X and 5X, for the modes “Video” and “Photo” are available smooth increase images up to 20 times.

When shooting portraits, in addition to the adjustment of the background blur, you can choose the right filter. Improvement of self is connected with “smart beutification” for skin, oval face, chin, eyes, nose, etc. Both the photo-module can record videos in FHD resolution 1080p@30 fps. However, the rear quadricamere to FHD is possible to increase the frame rate to 60 fps and even improve the quality to 4K UHD 2160p@30/60 fps.

Superomedia shooting video at 960 fps is only available in HD. Compatible compression provides a standard H. 264/AVC codec, and better benefits (reduced file size) – H. 265/HEVC, in this case the right is selected in the settings. The content is stored in file containers MP4 (AVC/HEVC – video, AAC – audio). For image stabilization algorithms used in highly sensitive gyro.

With the “supersonica”, which is available in “night” mode, you can not only take pictures but also record videos. Interestingly, during video recording is possible even adjusting the blur back background (bokeh∎).

Example of images from the rear quadricamere Realme X2 Pro can be viewed here.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: the sound

About a “musical” abilities Realme X2 Pro you should definitely put in a few good words. Because it is “multimedia” and “conversational” dynamics of certification of Hi-Res Audio (24-bit, 192 kHz) are able to perform a duet, pretending to be a friendly pair. Moreover, both of them declared as “superlinear”, with Dolby Atmos. For each transducer has its own amplifier.

When you connect a wired headset through the 3.5 mm audio connector you can use one of four options – “Dynamic”, “Movie”, “Game”, “Music”. In the latter case, the available intellectual or graphic equalizer. But on the Bluetooth headphones will have to rely, for example, the codec aptX HD capable of transmitting an audio signal in a relatively high quality. The program “Recorder” writes the conversation in MP3 format files (2 channels, 48 kHz), allowing you to keep these records labels. Note that the regular Music app, able to play tracks with the FLAC extension.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: the filling, the performance of

to Save on performance of the Realme X2 Pro did not, for it’s flagship mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ created by the rigorous design standards of 7 nm. Have OCTA core processor maximum clock frequency raised to 2.96 GHz (against of 2.84 GHz at “normal” Snapdragon 855). In this case, the acceleration of accelerator Adreno 640 gives a 15% boost to the speed of processing graphics, but compared to Snapdragon 845, this flagship platform was three times faster. Recall that the crystal is also integrated signal processor Hexagon 690 and the processor processing the imagesvariations of the Spectra 380 (supporting HDR10+). Among other things, the composition of the Snapdragon 855+ enabled modem X24 LTE and data speed to 2 GB/s (Cat.20/Cat.13). The number of wireless communications along with Bluetooth 5.1, is the support for fast Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax).

In the cooling system (with phase transition of the coolant and dispersion 1 373 sq mm) are laminated graphite sheets, and carbon fiber. The manufacturer promises that the CPU temperature can decrease by 5 degrees. The configuration of the mobile complement 8 GB or 12 GB 4-channel memory LPDDR4X (2 133 MHz).

Testing Realme X2 Pro. The results in the benchmark AnTuTu

Testing Realme X2 Pro. The results in the benchmark GeekBench

Testing Realme X2 Pro. The results in 3DMark

the Results of synthetic tests dispel remaining doubts about the actual capacity of the installed processor. Any of the most demanding shooters and racing (well, the character, of course), the system draws on the highest setting.

in addition, the smartphone provides tools that simplify the life of a gamer. By the way, the developers took care even about the diversity of libreadline games, replacing the usual rotary motor with an eccentric linear resonant actuator.

Storage at Realme X2 Pro, depending on configuration, can reach 128 GB or 256 GB of fast flash memory type UFS 3.0. Compared to UFS 2.1 it is faster 80%. Since the installation space for the microSD card is not provided, to extend the existing volume will not work. However, via USB connector Type-C (USB 2.0) you can connect a flash drive (including SMI). Generally speaking, if you can’t install microSD card to share files with a PC via the USB Type-C would like to see support Protocol more efficient (at least SuperSpeed USB, aka USB 3.2 Gen 1 on the “new style”).

With one radio, two subscriber identity module with a nanoSIM card work alternately, that is, in the mode of DSDS. A set of bands for cellular communications LTE-FDD b3 includes (1 800 MHz), b7 (2 600 MHz) / b20 (800 MHz). Of wireless communications it is also worth noting 2-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC.

Thanks to NFC, it is possible not only to use the payment service of G Pay, but also to exchange data between devices. In addition, through the application “Transport card of Moscow” easily, for example, to know the current balance of the card.

feature of the GPS receiver in the Realme X2 Pro is to support two carrier frequencies L1 (1575.42 MHz) and L5 (1176.45 MHz). Recall that the signal on the L5 frequency is more powerful than the 3 dB and has a bandwidth 10 times wider, which allows more efficient to navigate in complex urban environments. To determine the location used also satellite constellation BDS, Galileo and GLONASS. To coordinate cellular and Wi-Fi networks in the presence of mode A-GPS.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: autonomy

In the Realme X2 Pro installed battery is a high-capacity 4,000 mAh, which is assembled from two parallel batteries of 2,000 mAh.

the Record quickly fill designed proprietary charging SuperVOOC, 50-watt adapter (10 V/5 A) together with the special cable (with the yellow plastic insulator) included.

a quarter of an hour the battery is filled to 60%, and 35 minutes at 100%. Thus, even if you play while charging in PUBG Mobile, the battery level will reach 80% in half an hour. It is 4 times faster than when using conventional 18-watt adapter. In addition, the manufacturer notes that at high current and low voltage to run even heavy applications does not harm the battery. It is particularly noteworthy support smartphone other technologies quick charging – Quick Charge (QC) and Power Delivery (PD). So even without 50-watt adapter SuperVOOC, battery Realme X2 Pro can charge, though not a record, but still pretty fast.

Playback test videos in MP4 format (hardware decoding) at full brightness every hour reduced the battery by about 7.4 per cent test (within 6 hours).

In the section “Battery” includes tips on how to optimize energy savings and to determine the best operation mode is “High performance”, “Smart mode enhanced performance” (default) or “high performance”. In turn, the power-saving settings that can to activateSya directly from the quick switches are specified on the corresponding tab.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: the features of the software

the Realme X2 Pro Smartphone running the operating system Android is 9 (Pie) covered with a proprietary shell Color OS 6.1. Recall that in the user interface, the developers have minimized the number of lines and spacing for menu navigation, updated existing icons, added gestures with improved animation and added an additional function. Access “Intelligent assistant” it is easy to obtain, making a swipe to the right from the main screen. Notification center combined with quick switches (where the slider of brightness adjustment), accessed using swipe from the top of the screen.

as for the “dark” theme (“Mode dimming”), then its activation should go to the section “Laboratory Realme”. This mode is available on the beta testing, you can also turn to third-party applications.

On the tab “home screen Wallpaper” to easily switch between conventional style desktop screen (all program shortcuts are assembled on the work tables) and style with a separate menu (screen) of the application mode of the box. Card in the list of running applications are placed in one row with the possibility of horizontal scrolling. After tapping on the icon “Menu” of one of these cards, you receive access options, split screen (if possible) and lock remove this application from the list background. One program is removed from memory with a swipe of her card up. For simultaneous closing of all applications use the icon “crossIR” at the bottom of the screen. To display underneath the total and available amounts of RAM, you must activate the corresponding option in the “advanced settings”.

Smart panel caused in both landscape and portrait orientation of the smartphone, designed for quick access to tools and selected applications.

For a more convenient smartphone control is proposed to use different combinations of virtual buttons and gestures. In addition, it is possible to configure more and navigation, the so-called “easy button” with adjustable transparency.

the screen is off you can perform “gestures standby mode” when, for example, run the application “Camera” is executed after the designs of the letters “O”, and the display is double tap, etc. Swipe three fingers down the picture of the screen and the same gesture moves the app into split screen mode.

Time for recognition of papillary patterns using an optical scanner under the screen, according to the manufacturer, does not exceed 0.23 seconds. At the same time one of the registered fingerprints, it is recommended to associate with the launch of hidden applications (to open the folder “Hidden programs”). In addition to the options of animation style pads, available in settings to highlight it on the screen is off. By the way, with a relatively low location of the site seemed more comfortable to hold the smartphone with one hand, and scan your fingerprint the other hand.

So to unlock the phone, it is preferable to rely on the face detection, which also allows you to protect apps and access to the file safe. For her it is recommended to activate the option “turn on screen when picked up”. When there is insufficient light is automatically activated backlight screen, which is quite convenient.

overview of the Realme X2 Pro: buying, insights

Made with the latest trends in the flagship looks, smart phone Realme X2 Pro is equipped with the most powerful mobile processor 2019, supplemented by abundant supplies of high-speed memory. In addition to record performance, this device also boasts an improved Super AMOLED screen, super-fast 50-watt charger, rear a Quartet of cameras with 64-megapixel sensor. In the stuffing also don’t forget the interface, NFC, stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos and even a 3.5 mm connector.

compared to the above mentioned advantages found disadvantages, including soiled glass housing without a certificate of protection from water and dust, and no slot for memory card expansion, do not seem too significant.

At the start of sales for the Realme X2 Pro configuration 8 GB/128 GB asked 32 990 rubles. Among the most powerful smartphones of late autumn of 2019, the year where the first “ten” hit such monsters like Asus ROG Phone 2, Asus ZenFone 6 2019 (our review here), OnePlus 7 Pro, Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (our review here), the price of the Realme X2 Pro was perhaps the most attractive.

At the time of testing, even available the flagship Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (our review here), in major retail chains offered a little more expensive. And this despite the fact that the smartphone loses Realme X2 Pro on CPU performance (Snapdragon Snapdragon 855 855 vs+), memory (6 GB vs 8 GB) and the speed of built-in storage (UFS UFS 2.1 vs 3.0). Howeverm seemed more significant differences in the parameters of the Super AMOLED screen (update 90 Hz, a brightness of 1,000 NIT, HDR10+, 100% DCI-P3), sound quality (stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos) and power charging (27 watts vs 50 watts). Even in the absence of some options (e.g., laser autofocus, slo-mo video 1080p@960fps) Quartet rear camera led 64 MP sensor looks better trio with a 48-megapixel sensor. Well, pull-out photo module for self – all for everybody.

the outcome of the review Realme Pro X2


Powerful high-speed processorfamily stocks amateurity saragoussi Super AMOLED acantilados a Quartet of cameras with 64-MP datacontractonly Dolby AtmosНаличие NFC and 3.5 mm audio connectionprotection price


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