Realme is one of the famous brands of smartphones that has specialized in providing affordable technology packed in an elegantly designed phone. We have been anxiously waiting for the Realme, to start its operations in Pakistan for a long time now.
Thankfully, the wait is over now as Realme has set its foot in the country with a bang. The company has brought its much-acclaimed smartphone, Realme 2 Pro for Pakistani consumers. A few days back we got hold of the device and here we are sharing our first impressions with this beauty.
What comes out of the box?
The device comes nicely packed in a grey and yellow color box. It was an oomph moment for the team after seeing such nice packaging which is not a norm with the midrange devices from most of the companies.
All the standard accessories were there in the box including headphones and an average quality silicon case.
Design and Display
Realme 2 Pro is available in Blue Ocean, Black Sea, and Ice Lake color options. The one we got for the review is the black variant. It’s a polycarbonate body which is neither in matte nor in a glittering shiny finish.
The choice of material is excellent for this price segment, however, the body should be more treated as it catches smudges and fingerprints like a magnet.
If you are like me and wants your phone to be pretty clean, use the silicon cover came in the box.
Realme 2 Pro features a 6.3-inches screen size which is a full HD LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340.
The whopping 90.8% screen to body ratio, thanks to a water drop notch like OPPO F9, makes this device perfect for consuming media. In our first impressions, we didn’t find anything odd with the display quality but wait for our in-depth review before taking any decision.
Performance and Battery
Realme 2 Pro packs 3500mAh battery which we are testing in our lab for review. Although we felt that 4000mAh battery would have been a safer choice, there are many smartphones which are capable of providing juice for a day due to their enhanced software optimization.
As far as the performance is concerned, the device packs a decent processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, which is renowned for it’s up to the mark performance. The review of Vivo V11 Pro, another brilliant smartphone is the perfect example of utilizing the chipset to its potential.
The size of the RAM came with the device, is its another wow factor of this device. Realme 2 Pro carries 8GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of storage. What to talk about this gigantic RAM, there are many flagships which are not offered in 128GB variants while costing much more money.
We will reveal the benchmark scores and battery drainage and charging tests in our complete review of the device.
The camera has become an integral part of any smartphone and for me, it’s a decisive and deal breaker feature. Realme 2 Pro features dual 16MP + 2MP camera unit at the back of the device. While I was just casually going through the settings of the camera, the AI capabilities of the camera astonished me but more of that later in the review.
Coming towards the front, Realme 2 Pro houses a 16MP shooter in the minimalistic notch. The camera interface is nice, simple and smooth. I didn’t feel any lag in that while there are plenty of modes to play with. Wait for our review for an in-depth analysis of the camera section of this phone.
Frankly, I am very optimistic about this device. It is being tested out by our different team members and I have got some positive feedback from them. Realme could bring a fresh positive change in the smartphone industry of Pakistan which is struggling with the challenges of high taxes and inflated prices.
My SIM card is in the Realme 2 Pro for quite some time now. Let me just complete the final touches with the help of the lab team and yes, stay tuned for the complete review, it’s coming soon!
Specs of Realme 2 Pro
- Display: 6.3 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Processor: Snapdragon 660
- RAM: 8GB
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Rear Camera: 16MP + 2MP
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Battery: 3500mAh