Realme X2 Pro review

GSMArena team, 25 Oct 2019.

Design

Despite its low price, the Realme X2 Pro feels nothing short of premium. The usual glass sandwich design is at hand with the two glass sheets joined by an anodized aluminum frame. It does feel like plastic at first touch, but that's probably due to the finish. We can confirm it's indeed made of metal. The front and back glass sheets are Gorilla Glass 5.

Realme X2 Pro review

Starting with the back, the X2 Pro packs a curved to the sides glass sheet with a cool blue gradient. That's at least the version we have - the so-called Neptune Blue. It looks nice, it has a mirror kind of look, and there's a subtle "X" pattern if you shine a light at it. Goes nicely with the name.

Realme X2 Pro review

However, no matter how you hold or look at it, the glass back is slippery and attracts fingerprints and smudges. The Lunar White version, which we had the chance to hold during the launch event, was less prone to smudging. It was just less visible.

Additionally, the camera bump for the quad-camera array is prominent enough and causes wobble when the handset is placed flat on its back but it's one of the slimmest ones around. We don't have a major complaint in this regard.

Realme X2 Pro review

The front panel accommodates a tall 6.5-inch notched display - 20:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2400px resolution. The corners are rounded, and the teardrop notch is minimalist and isn't obtrusive by any means. We are also pretty sure that it uses the very same panel as the OnePlus 7T. Put side by side, we are hard-pressed to find any difference at all. Side bezels are identical. Considering the price, they are pretty thin, the bottom lip too. The top bezel is big enough to accommodate the earpiece, but that's all. The proximity and ambient sensor are tucked away under the screen itself.

Realme X2 Pro review

Going around the frame, we find its feel to be pretty plasticky but it's made of aluminum. It's probably because of the anodized finish. It feels nice nonetheless. It connects seamlessly with the back glass sheet, but the front panel sticks out a little forming a rather sharp edge.

Realme X2 Pro review

On the right side is placed only the power button with a golden accent color along with the SIM card tray. On the other side, you will find the volume rocker. The top is reserved for the noise-canceling microphone only. The bottom side of the frame holds the 3.5mm audio jack, the loudspeaker grille, the main microphone, and the USB-C connector. Oh, and the top and bottom frames are slightly concaved giving the phone a more distinct look.

Realme X2 Pro review

The overall feel of the phone is premium and solid leaving little to be desired. It's a well-built handset that tends to be on the thick and heavy side (8.7mm/199g) for a 6.5-inch device but some will appreciate the hefty nature of the Realme X2 Pro. But as far as handling goes, it's still slippery as most glass sandwich phones are. And the silky-smooth anodized side frame isn't helping either.

Realme X2 Pro review

And here's a look of the Realme X2 Pro from all sides.

Reader comments

  • Steve

Go for resmi k20 pro

  • Aijazshaikh

When i get android 11 update in my realme x2 pro in India plz reply

Realme X2 Pro is better I guess. There is telephoto feature. And the super fast charging is very impressive.