October 2, 2023

High Options

Sturdy design

Lengthy battery life
Good gaming efficiency

Dictionaries broadly outline the time period rat race as a strenuous and exhausting aggressive exercise. The time period encapsulates the finances smartphone phase to the T. Virtually each model value its salt is in a race to launch handsets and fervently hope that they catch the buyer’s fancy. One such model is Chinese language handset maker Realme which has expanded its Realme line-up of smartphones with its newest providing Realme 2 Professional. The concept stays the identical: sort out the competitors coming from rival smartphone gamers within the Indian market. Realme 2 Professional was launched quickly after a few month of Realme 2’s launch. Whereas Realme 2 got here at a sub-10K worth with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, Realme 2 Professional comes at a sub-20K worth and with Snapdragon 660. It additionally provides the customers the choices of RAM variants larger than those with 4GB.

Realme 2 Professional has been launched in three inside reminiscence choices which might be 4GB, 6GB and 8GB (LPPDDR4X) and there are two inside storage choices: 64GB and 128GB. Therefore, the smartphone is available in these variants: 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB. The 4GB+64GB variant has been priced at Rs 13,990 whereas the 6GB+64GB variant comes at Rs 15,990. The 8GB+128GB variant has been launched at a price ticket of Rs 17,990.

We acquired our palms on the Black Sea variant of the smartphone with 8GB RAM+128GB ROM. Right here is the way it fared in our evaluation:

Realme 2 Professional design

Realme 2 Professional sports activities a dewdrop notch design with a fairly sturdy steel physique sandwiched between a 2.5D entrance glass and a glass again. The entrance facet of the telephone carries the selfie digicam and the earpiece contained in the notch. A 2.5D glass serves because the display screen of the telephone.

The underside fringe of the telephone carries the speaker vents, a micro-USB port for charging (not Kind-C), the microphone and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The again of the telephone comes with a glass again and homes the twin cameras with the LED flash, a fingerprint sensor and the ‘Realme’ brand.

On the left facet of the telephone lie the dual-SIM card slot (with a devoted microSD card slot) and the amount buttons whereas the proper facet has acquired the facility button.

The telephone dimensions are 156.7 × 74.0 × 8.5mm and it weighs 174g. It’s fairly sturdy, barely on the heavier facet and but comfy to carry with one hand. Holding it with each palms whereas gaming felt comfy and easy-peasy. The physique of the telephone is prone to fingerprints and smudges.

With a 3500mAh lithium battery underneath the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor and runs ColorOS 5.2 working system primarily based on Android 8.1. The assorted out there sensors are gentle and distance sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor.

Realme 2 Professional can shoot movies in 4K@30fps, 1080P@30fps and 720P@30fps. As for multimedia choices, the supported music codecs are MP3, AAC, APE, AMR, WAV, MID, OGG, FLAC, WMA and the supported video codecs are AVI, 3GP, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, ASF, FLV and many others. The telephone helps these networks: GSM, WCDMA, TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and many others.

Realme 2 Professional show

Realme 2 Professional comes with a 6.3-inch(16cm) FHD+ full display screen with 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. The 6.3-inch TFT LCD show comes with a decision of 1080×2340 and a pixel density of 409 PPI. We discovered the show brightness to be enough whereas outdoor on Auto Brightness. The telephone’s Auto Brightness function works effectively indoors and we discovered the brightness to be ample when inside a well-lit room too.

The show settings might be chosen from Cooler, Default and Hotter primarily based upon your desire. Should you set it to Cooler, the display screen color can be whiter than the remainder. The display screen color turns barely yellowish if Default settings are chosen and darkens extra in Hotter setting. For evening utilization, the Evening Protect setting lowers the Blue gentle emission from the display screen and thus makes for extra comfy viewing. With totally different viewing angles, the display screen doesn’t replicate a shift in colors and it seems positive with none noticeable change. Swiping proper from the higher proper facet of the show opens a fast entry window to which you’ll add apps of your selection.

Realme 2 Professional efficiency

As in Realme 2, the UI right here can also be easy and straightforward to navigate by and the smartphone doesn’t come bundled with bloatware. Customers who don’t wish to fiddle round an excessive amount of with their telephone would discover it pleasing. The Snapdragon 660 processor and 8GB RAM make this telephone able to dealing with a number of duties without delay.

Gaming was a fluid expertise on this telephone with high-end video games like PUBG Cellular operating effectively at each medium and excessive settings. The Realme Sport House works round its attraction with its Graphics Acceleration and No Disturbance settings. Everytime you set up a brand new sport app, Sport House recognises and contains it for an optimized gaming expertise. We didn’t encounter lags whereas enjoying by the battery drop is one thing to be anticipated whereas enjoying at excessive settings. Additionally, the smartphone acquired barely heated up after over one hour of play.

Let’s come to the audio division. When on audio system, the telephone is able to filling the entire room with sound that distorts slightly at most quantity however in any other case doesn’t sound harsh on the ears under close to most quantity ranges. Watching music movies and flicks with the telephone on audio system was a pleasant expertise.

Realme 2 Professional digicam

Now, final however removed from the least, let’s come to the digicam phase. The telephone incorporates a 16MP AI-powered twin digicam setup with an aperture of F1.7 and a entrance digicam of 16MP with F2.0 aperture. So, each rear and entrance cameras are 16MP.

With the Portrait mode, you possibly can select from numerous lighting choices like Pure Mild, Movie Mild, Mono-Tone Mild, RIM Mild and Bi-Color Mild. The opposite modes which you can shoot in are Time Lapse, Picture, Video, Sticker, Pano and Knowledgeable. The Knowledgeable mode means that you can shoot in Extremely HD mode which you’ll activate/off.

Outside, in vivid daylight and overcast circumstances, each the rear and the entrance cameras gave clear and detailed photographs with very much less grain. Nonetheless, the colors within the pictures got here out to be barely drained of pure colors. The AI cameras detect faces effectively in selfie photographs, even in low-light settings.

Every little thing was going effectively and good for Realme 2 Professional until we got here to check its digicam within the evening and low-light settings. As you will have acquired a slight inkling of the way it fared, let’s elaborate upon you the way it did. The digicam photographs within the evening and in low-light circumstances disappoint slightly as a result of the pictures that got here out weren’t sharp, had plenty of grain and the general color high quality wasn’t wealthy sufficient. By wealthy, we don’t imply that we had been in search of pictures with some extraneous insertion of color or highlighting of specific components in a photograph however the way it ought to it’s captured because the second you are attempting to seize truly is, with sharpness and readability.

The selfies taken in extraordinarily darkish circumstances got here out to be slightly blurry with or with out the flash. The Knowledgeable mode with Extremely HD on couldn’t save the digicam from failing to carry out throughout evening, outdoor or indoors. Remaining verdict on cameras? Sure, they offers you sharp and clear pictures throughout daytime however not throughout the evening.

Realme 2 battery

The telephone took round one and a half hours for an entire cost. On gentle use, the battery lasts for greater than a day. On heavy utilization (gaming for round 2 hours, watching movies for about 1 hour, listening to music and many others.), the battery lasted for 7-8 hours. In case you are the kind of person whose smartphone utilization oscillates between gentle to heavy, the 3500mAh telephone battery will see you thru sooner or later simply. Throughout charging, the smartphone rear heats up slightly.

On Geekbench 4 benchmark check, the smartphone acquired 1447 in Single-Core Rating and 5520 in Multi-Core Rating. On AnTuTu benchmark, the telephone acquired a rating of 132918.


Realme 2 Professional is actually the ‘professional’ mannequin from Realme to date. Beneath Rs 20K, it provides you 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 660 processor and 128GB native storage. Its battery life lasts one complete day on gentle to medium utilization. The telephone design is simplistic in seems however very a lot sturdy. It additionally gave a very good gaming and audio efficiency.

In comparison with Realme 2, this smartphone (8GB+128GB variant) is a substantial enchancment with good efficiency in virtually all departments, if we miss digicam photographs throughout evening time. The mannequin that we reviewed comes at a price ticket of 17,990. Should you can stretch your finances to 25K, there are telephones that offers you a greater digicam efficiency throughout the evening like Huawei’s Nova 3i. In addition to, for an total good efficiency, there are Nokia 7 Plus and Xiaomi’s Pocophone. However if you happen to can not stretch it past 20K, don’t wish to fiddle round an excessive amount of along with your telephone and your priorities are gaming and multimedia consumption, you’ll discover Realme 2 Professional a sensible choice provided that you want to overlook its mediocre digicam photographs within the evening.


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