The Realme X2 is a budget smartphone that was launched in India by Realme. You can also consider it as a stripped down variant of the Realme X2 Pro. The device is now available globally including Nigeria and other African countries.
The Chinese company introduced the phone at an event alongside the Realme Buds Air which is a wireless earbud. The Realme X2 features a waterdrop notch display, Snapdragon 730G processor, and 64-megapixel quad cameras.
Realme X2 Key Specs & Features
- 6.4 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10; Realme UI
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
- 4GB, 6GB, 8GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
- 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 32 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint (under display, optical)
- 4G LTE Network
- Fast charging 30W, 67% in 30 minutes
- VOOC 4.0
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Realme X2 packs a premium body design that features glass both on the front and the back and then a plastic frame. The company makes use of a corning gorilla glass 5 on the device. It has a smooth panel with the camera set-up and an LED flash.
It measures 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm in dimensions and weight 182 grams. The Realme X2 has a waterdrop notch with an under-display fingerprint scanner. It packs a 6.4-inch S-AMOLED display that produces Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
It boasts a screen space of 91.9 percent. As expected both the front and the sides of the phone are shielded by a Gorilla Glass 5 panels.
Moving to the camera department. The notch on the device is the home to a selfie camera of 32-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. The Realme X2 comes with a selfie video stabilization feature and selfie nightscape feature.
The back has a quad cameras set-up. It features Samsung GW1 64-megapixel sensor as the main snapper. This is coupled with a 119-degree 8-megapixel superwide lens, a macro lens of 2-megapixel with 4cm focal length and a 2-megapixel portrait lens
The smartphone carries support for EIS, real-time bokeh, super night mode,30fps 4K video recording, 60fps 1080p, and 720p video shooting and 960fps slow-motion video recording.
Hardware and Software
The Realme X2 is powered by an 8nm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor that handles the system at 2.2GHz peg with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. It also comes with Adreno 618 GPU for graphics and it’s equipped with up to 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
You will also get some units that features 64GB + 4GB RAM, 64GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 6GB RAM, while the bigger model has a generous 256GB with 8GB RAM. There is a microSD card slot on the phone for expanding its storage.
Battery and Network
The Realme X2 has a non-removable battery capacity of 4,000mAh that comes with support for VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge technology that enables 30W charging. The company claims that it will take just 75 minutes to completely charge the Realme X2.
While it will take 19 minutes to achieve a 50 percent battery when the phone is down completely. You will get Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack on the device.
The Realme X2 is loaded with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system which is now upgradable to the latest Android 10 OS with Realme UI. For gaming, the device has GameBoost 2.0 and Game Assistant. Users can also switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data.
It has support for 4G LTE with dual Wi-Fi function to connect two Wi-Fi networks simultaneously. For entertainment, it has a superlinear speaker and smart PA along with support for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos.
Realme X2 Price and Availability
The Realme X2 will start selling at a price of $240 for 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM will sell at $268 and the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM goes for $282.
It’s now available for purchase in India and other online stores.
In Nigeria, the Realme X2 will start selling at a price of 95,000 Naira. Meanwhile, in Ghana, you can buy the device starting from 1,400 Ghs and 26,000 Ksh in Kenya. You can order it in Pearl White, Pearl Blue, and Pearl Green colors.
Realme X2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Realme X2:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10; Realme UI
- Processor: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- Memory: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB RAM
- Colours: Pearl White, Pearl Blue, Pearl Green
- Dimension: 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 182 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.4 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 32 MP, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 – China, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 – EMEA
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infra Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes