- The Realme X2 features a Snapdragon 730G SoC, under Rs. 20,000
- Overall performance is very good but low-light videos could be better
- The Realme X2 handles heavy games with ease, without any heating issues
- Realme X2 design
- Realme X2 specifications and software
- Realme X2 performance and battery life
- Realme X2 cameras
We’ve known since September that Realme would be launching the Realme XT 730G this month, and that time has finally come. Now known as the Realme X2, this is the company’s answer to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is one of the most powerful current-gen smartphones that you can buy for less than Rs. 20,000.
The Realme X2 comes in at roughly the same price points as the Realme XT (Review), but features a much more powerful processor, quicker charging, and a higher-resolution front camera. All in all, it seems to be a pretty decent upgrade on paper. The main attraction here though is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, which is targeted at gamers. This SoC is said to offer better graphics performance than its counterpart, the Snapdragon 730, as well as better overall performance compared to the Snapdragon 710 and 712. The Realme X2 is also the first phone in this segment to be built around this chip, thanks to aggressive pricing from Realme.
If you’re one of the many people always looking out for a good smartphone priced under Rs. 20,000, you’ll be wondering whether the Realme X2 is the best offering right now. Let’s have a look.
Realme X2 design
The Realme X2 carries the same design DNA as the Realme XT, rather than the X2 Pro (Review) as its name would lead you to believe. Physically, it’s hard to tell the two phones apart, unless you get the new Pearl Green colour which is only available for the X2 right now. This colour trim has a glossy frame, instead of the matte finish on the other colour options. Build quality and finish are both good, and this phone is not terribly slippery. The back also has the same ‘hyperbolic’ pattern that the XT had, which means it will glisten when light hits it as it moves.
The screen is still relatively large, so using this phone comfortably with one hand can be challenging at times. Button placement is good and the layout of the ports is also the same as on previous Realme phones, with the speaker, USB Type-C port, and headphone socket all placed at the bottom. The X2 supports expandable storage and has a dedicated slot for a microSD card, in addition to the slots for two Nano-SIMs.