Our first impression with Realme X2 is that we were facing the most severe "Xiaomi-killer" candidate to date. Now, after having been testing it for a few weeks, we can confirm it. It is our analysis of Realme X2, a mobile with excellent value for money, and a best-selling candidate we did not expect.

Realme X2, analysis: not only to compete but to win the throne of the mid-range
Realme X2, analysis: not only to compete but to win the throne of the mid-range


Highlighting in the mid-range is not an easy task. Still, with its Snapdragon 730G processor, its 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging, and its four-camera configuration, the Realme X2 has all the ingredients to become one of the most sought-after smartphones at the end of the year.

Because Realme is a new brand, but they know what they do. Behind is the giant BBK Electronics, the same manufacturer of OPPO, Vivo, or OnePlus. Realme X2, which combines in its mid-range many of the features we had seen in its sister brands.

How is Realme X2 different from X2 Pro?
Disembark in Spain with two very similar models, although focused on different audiences. On the one hand, we have the Realme X2 Pro, its flagship, and on the other this Realme X2, a mid-range version that retains much of the features we saw in the most advanced model, although with some significant differences beyond the processor.

The two Realme X2 is very similar to the naked eye, with a glass design, AMOLED screen with 'notch,' and four cameras in the back. The two also have 4,000 mAh, fast charging, and fingerprint reader under the screen. How do they differ then? We will try to explain what the keys of each model are and what we find in Realme X2.

The changes between one and the other are subtle, and we already anticipate that the experience they offer is quite similar, being below the Realme X2 in some sections, such as performance, as expected. There are some points like in the design where we have felt more comfortable with the mid-range model. If you look, the Realme X2 is considerably less thick and heavy than the Pro model, being much more convenient to handle. The screen is also slightly smaller and less elongated, although the most critical change is that in Realme X2, we do not have 90Hz.

The main difference between the Realme X2 and the company's flagship is in the processor, although there are also other changes such as the 90Hz screen, the telephoto sensor, a better fast charge, or the sound. At the expense of a heavier design and a transparent price increase.
Instead of betting on the most powerful Qualcomm processor, Realme X2 chooses a Snapdragon 730G along with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It is possible that many users, especially those looking for the best fluency in games, prefer to opt for the Pro model, but in favor of Realme, X2 comment that the difference in performance during the day today is not so noticeable. A subtle change is found in storage because the Realme X2 does allow to expand the memory using microSD. In contrast, the chosen disk is UFS 2.1.

At the level of additions, the two models have practically the same options. From the fingerprint reader, Color OS 6.1, facial recognition, or the NFC, although the Realme X2 does not add the double stereo speaker of the Pro model. Regarding the battery, the two arrive with 4,000 mAh, and in fact, we have obtained a slightly better autonomy with the Realme X2. But in favor of the Pro is having a more advanced SuperVOOC Flash fast charge. While the 30W Realme X2 is impressive for a mid-range.

In the table, we include the specifications of the Realme X2, and we face them with the Pro model so that you can see the differences between the two new mobiles of the Chinese manufacturer.

The Realme X2 has a glass back, with metal frames and a fairly traditional look.

Our unit is the white one, although it has several bluish reflections that give it a charming appearance. By far, the Realme X2 is more excellent behind than in the front.

The logo is placed vertically in the lower-left corner, while the camera is also placed on that side. Somehow it is quite asymmetrical, but it feels good. Not so exciting is that the four cameras protrude slightly, which causes the terminal to "dance" on the table and be tilted when used unless we put the silicone case. The back is also a magnet for the tracks, although, in the white unit, they are quite hidden.

Although the screen is flat, the edges of the Realme X2 are rounded. Also, the corners. It is a mobile with a good grip and not especially slippery, but what convinces us most is its balanced weight, thickness, and size. Something that, for example, does not happen with the Pro model, considerably more substantial. It is an important aspect, as many average ranges choose to add more battery at the cost of sacrificing in design, and the Realme X2 this does not happen.

The construction of the Realme X2 is not the most premium, but it does achieve a perfect balance between weight, size, and maneuverability.
After these weeks of use, we did not find any scratches, so at the construction level, it seems to give good results. Here, perhaps owning Gorilla Glass 5 has had to do.

The volume keypad is placed on the left side, while only the right button is on the right side. The rest of the elements follow the general pattern, with the 3.5mm jack in the lower area, next to the USB type C and the speaker.

It still sounds good, but when compared to each other, the difference is remarkable. Yes, we have Dolby Atmos settings when we connect headphones.

With a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution and 19.5: 9 ratio, the Realme X2 has a reasonably standard size among the most potent and popular phones, although, with its weight of 182 grams, it manages to compete against Honor and Improve the numbers of a direct competitor like Xiaomi with your Mi 9T .

Regarding the screen, the quality of the Super AMOLED panel is correct, with the right level of brightness and contrast. We do not find the fluidity offered by 90Hz, but the difference between the Realme X2 panel and the Pro is not very large.

The viewing angles are practically identical, and where there is a difference, it is in the brightness despite incorporating both the extreme brightness mode. While 50% of the Pro model is more than enough, with Realme X2, we usually have a higher percentage. Even so, personally, if the screen is an element that should make you decide between one and the other, probably with Realme X2, we would have enough in most cases.

We do not have 90Hz as in the Pro model, but the quality of the SuperAMOLED panel is very similar in sharpness, contrast, and hue. The main difference is that the automatic brightness usually shows a lower intensity.
From the screen settings, we can adjust the temperature and choose between a full or soft color mode. In my case, I prefer to opt for the intense one since we are facing an AMOLED panel, it is preferable to take full advantage of its high intensity of color since fortunately, it does not sin more than saturation.

Performance is another critical point of Realme X2, and here, the Chinese manufacturer is once again confirmed as one of the biggest surprises of the year. With its Snapdragon 730G chipset and 8GB of RAM, the Realme X2 feels very fluid. Such is the case that during the day today, it is difficult to think that we need a more powerful processor. Yes, the difference between the Pro model and it's 855+ is noticeable, but especially in games and when we are going to demand the maximum mobile. If we do not need maximum fluency, Realme X2 behaves very well and has no problems even with demanding tasks.

The Snapdragon 730G and 8GB of RAM offer high-level performance, complicating the task of justifying the expense of having a better processor.

A point where we do notice that it is not a high range is in temperature since the Realme X2 is slightly warmer than the Pro model. Even so, the Realme X2 is mobile with excellent performance, and we do not miss more power.

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