After the brand separated from its parent company has come up with a big bang product. Yes, you hinted right, we are talking about the RealMe, which was launched as sub-brand by oppo. But after the satisfying response from their first product RealMe, the company has decided to move ahead and to do core business separately. The RealMe 2 was launched a month ago, with notched display 6.2 inches, dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor just for Rs 8,990 only. However, the RealMe proclaimed that Realme 1 is not the predecessor of RealMe 2 as it coexists in the same segment. Therefore, RealMe 1will not be available to buy now.
RealMe wants to create the new buzz in the segment and to compete with Xiomi Redmi 6 and Motorola G5 Plus. So, without wasting time moving further to hands-on review for RealMe 2. Thus it can be a game changer? Really it has staggering design and seemly performance under budget segment? check out below.
RealMe 2 Review: Design and Display
The first thing that makes the impressive realme 2 from its competitor in the segment that is it’s sturdy design and glass finish at the back. The front and back both are covered with 2.5D curved glass and where else the back has 15 tangent planes engraved which reflect the lights. The overall design of realme 2 looks more settled and premium flagship looks as compared to realme 1. The back of realme 2 is fibreglass which is stagnant to fingerprint and scratches easily.
The frame of the realme 2 is made up of plastic which is slimmer and stable compared to other competitive handsets offered in the price range. On the left side of the handset the sim trays with 2 nano slots and micro sd card along the volume rockers. while on the right side, the phone has a power button, the button is quite smaller At the bottom, the tiny speaker grills accompanied with a USB 2.0 charging port.
Coming to the front housing realme 2 has a display with the notch feature which usher selfie camera which will be used for facial recognition. The bezel around the display is very thin and small ching at below.
Besides this, the back panel has a diamond cut design with dual shades with dual camera setup of 13MP and 2MP and LED flashlight. In middle fingerprint sensor is given. However, the realme 1 was given lots of feedback from users on security concerns neither of having the fingerprint scanning or facial recognition. So, this time the company worked on them with their first independent handset. At the bottom, company brand logo realme is mentioned which misses the Oppo brand marking with too. The reason because realme separated from oppo to become the independent brand, as already also above mentioned.
The overall design of realme2 resembles similar like from its previous anscter realme 1 and Oppo F9 pro. The Real Me 2 handset dimensions are 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 (height x width x thickness) and 168 gms in weight.
The realme 2 resembles the 6.2-inch HD+IPS(19:9)display panel with a notch. The 2.5d curved glass panel is protected with Corning glass 3 protection to give extra protection. The colours which we found very rigid and somewhere realistic. In the low light display, performance was quite good but however, in sunlight, it lacks the confidence in reading content over it. The overall display panel is reflective but we can justify the mark of it at this price point which can work well.
RealMe 2 Review: Specification and Performance
RealMe 2 is powered by 1.8Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, which can be found under Xiaomi redmi 5, Honor 7C and Moto G6. The phone is coupled by two memory option of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and other one 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The one we are reviewing is 3GB and 32GB storage variant in black colour. Both the variants can be expanded with the external storage up to 256GB via Sd Card.
RealMe 2 runs on the color OS 5.1 which is owned custom operating skin of oppo, on the top of Android 8.1 oreo out of the box. The company claimed that till december the handset will be provided to upgrade to Android new OS version Android Pie i.e.., Android 9. The connectivity options included in the handset a dual 4G VoLTE type, single-band 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery of realme 2 is slightly bigger which makes it stand alone in the segment from other, which is 4,230mAh battery.
The Realme 2 battery is capable of handling day to day tasks easier. As while reviewing, we found little lacks somewhere in the handset. While playing the world cricket championship 2 we found in the drop of the frame settings. The phone is good for the taking picture which is its main USP.
In the handset, the google panel found replaced with the custom screen for showing the weather widget and various recent activity list like recent photos. contact and many more things. Apparently, there is no app drawer in the handset. For the first time, one can find the setting panel in the handset quite hustle which creates some confusing stages for convenient using. Lots of preinstalled apps have been there with the Google-owned.
The new sort gesture in the handset is offered like swipe up with three fingers to use the split screen features. For enhancing the game experience the company has added new feature named-Game Space, which improvises the overall gaming performance, blocks the unnecessary background running apps and for answering the call with ease.
The RealMe 2 battery is major USP for the handset which can be carried over a day. Under the review we perform various heavy tasks like gaming, listening to music, browsing the internet and end up the day with left 30 per cent of the battery. All thanks to its dim and low-resolution display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SOC which is nicely structured for optimal utilization.
RealMe 2 Review: Camera Specs and Performance
The realme 2 is bundled with dual rear camera setup of 13-Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture and 2-megapixel with depth view angle along the single LED flash. While the front of the handset is packed with 8-megapixel of the camera with wide angle focus at 85 degrees.
First of all, coming to the front camera, under the review we found decent images clicked under the false lighting as well as in natural lighting too. The AI enabled selfie camera detects the better skin tone, age and type accordingly. Along with this, it gives the additional setting the beautify range from 1 to 6. There is also an option for clicking the selfies at the full-screen view.
While in the app 28 AR filters provided to create and funny images. Alongside various modes also provided like time lapse, portrait, panorama and sticker and video modes. The provided 28 AR stickers can be used at both the ends front and rear.
The Rear camera of realme 2 uses the PDAF technology which shows the lots of decent and good clicks during the daytime. While on zooming in we found some gradient otherwise object is clicked perfect detailing. All thanks to this supportive lens of 2 megapixel which creates a nicely in-depth lining.
In the handset video recording, can be recorded at a speed of 30fps. However, the videos can be recorded from also both end-front and rear. Somewhere video lacks in terms of detailing.
RealMe 2 Review: Final Verdict
The realme 2 is launched at the price of 8,990 for 3GB and 32GB variant while the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant is launched at the Rs.10,990 price tag. The handset will be available in three colour option- Diamond Red and Diamond Black and third colour diamond blue will be available in October.
The handset has decent and settled design with nicely crafted back. The phone is average in terms of performance but can face lags when operating heavily with multitasking. The front camera is good in competitive to the rear. Though it is above average product in the segment with main USP, a large battery back up. The output ratio can be more precise. Under 8k is a nice option but you have more budget can also look for Xiaomi Redmi Y2 or Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Both the handset are more powerful in terms of performance and resolution.