In the mid-range segment lies cut-throat competition among smartphones. And many companies jostle to lead the market segment with their products. Yet, we see similar features packed into similar looking skins for, more or less, similar prices. And amidst that, the Realme 2 Pro launched for a price of Rs.28000 a while back. It was a much sought after phone, and now, it should be more compelling with the price cut.
Realme 2 Pro Overview
The Realme 2 Pro is a phone that, by today’s standards, seems almost too common. It has a plastic body with a glossy finish, giving it a premium look and feel. That body packs a 6.3″ IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution with a water-drop notch, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. See what I’m saying? A very common design in 2019!
In the camera department, there is a dual camera setup comprising of a 16 MP primary camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. Up front, the selfie shooter is also a 16 MP lens as well. This phone can take some good pictures, but portrait shots need some work. Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 660 with 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB storage. There’s also a 3500 mAh battery with no Fast Charging feature. So, yes, the makings of a decent mid-ranger but the price cut makes it more appealing.
This phone has its share of shortcomings, however. It only has a micro USB port, there is no fast charging as well, and some camera aspects need work. But it is now available for a price of Rs.25000! Isn’t it a pretty sweet deal?
Realme 2 Pro Specifications:
- Design: Aluminium frame, Plastic back
- Display: 6.3 inches IPS LCD display, Full HD+ resolution (1080×2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: Dual, 16 MP f/1.7 + 2 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16 MP f/2.0
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
- GPU: Adreno 512 GPU
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB; expandable up to 256 GB
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (planned upgrade to Android 9.0), ColorOS 5.2 on top
- Battery: 3500 mAh battery
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Price in Nepal:
Rs. 28,190Rs. 24,999
What about the Higher end Variant?
The price decrease comes at a time when the competition is gaining momentum. We might be seeing phones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro soon. So, this seems like the right move by the company. In addition, there’s some exciting news for Realme fans. We might be seeing an 8 GB variant of the Realme 2 Pro with 128 GB storage, in Nepal. That is going to be a Daraz exclusive product. There has been no word on the pricing yet, but hopefully, it won’t let Realme fans down. Would you buy the 8 GB variant if it is priced correctly? Do let us know.