The Chinese smartphone brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo seem to be following a new trend of creating sub-brands, catering demanding younger buyers worldwide. Huawei’s subsidiary brand is Honor, whereas Pocophone is a sub-brand of Xiaomi. Now Realme has been rolled out from Oppo. And it’s not deniable that all of these are offering very competitive specifications.
Realme is now working as a separate company and all set to launch Realme 2 Pro in Australia which was teased while launching Realme 2 a couple of months back. The name “Pro” suggests that it’s equipped with a lot of power and most important of all, the targeted audience seems to be millennials and, of course, students. How it actually performs and what it dishes out for its audience? Let’s find out in our Realme 2 Pro review in Australia below.
The official Realme 2 Pro release date in Australia is yet to be confirmed, however, it will be available for the Chinese and Indian audience before October is out. There is no word when (or if) will Realme 2 Pro land in Australia, to be honest.
As far as Realme 2 Pro Price in Australia is concerned, it’s expected to set users back around AU$271 for the 64GB variant whereas the 128GB variant will go for a whopping AU$348. Be noted, it’s just our educated guess as we’ve come up with an Australian price after converting Indian rupees into Australian dollars.
Rather than buying 128GB of variant, you can get your hands on Pocophone F1 which costs only AU$70 more and has better SoC as well as a larger battery. And if you’re running short on budget, give a try to Xiaomi Mi A2 which has fairly similar specs.
The Realme 2 Pro houses an exquisite 6.3-inches IPS LCD screen with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset. Other Realme 2 Pro specifications in Australia are listed below.
The Realme 2 Pro is quite big and you’ll really feel it while holding in your hands. The one-handed user will struggle a lot. Though its 8.5mm thick but rounded polycarbonate edges offer a comfortable grip. The rear of Realme 2 Pro is backed by so many layers of lamination which make you feel of a glass panel as Realme calls it “crystal-like dewdrop effect”. The volume and power buttons are holding their positions on the opposite side and line up well with your fingers. There is a SIM tray which can accommodate 2 Nano SIMs and there’s a dedicated slot for microSD card. The handset is being supported by 4G with VoLTE as well.
It’s measuring 6.3-inches screen which is based on IPS Technology with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The Glass doesn’t wrap around the sides as seamlessly, making the edges a little bit rough to the notch. The water-drop like notch or dewdrop notch design seems to be gaining popularity as it really looks good. It’s quite small but has enough room for FaceTime sensor. There’s no LED notification, though.
The Realme 2 Pro is coming with three RAM and two onboard storage configurations to suit your budget. You’ll have an option to go between 4GB of RAM with 64GB of ROM, 6GB of RAM with 64GB of ROM and the other is 8GB of RAM with 128GB of ROM. The handset runs on ColorOS 5.2, which is based on Android 8.1 and most interestingly, you’ll see the recent September security patch.
Based on several online tests, Realme 2 Pro didn’t slow down while working on multitasking and the load times even for heavy games were pretty good. The screen is bright even under direct sunlight as colors retain good saturation. Furthermore, Realme 2 Pro doesn’t heat up quickly but the upper back of the phone gets a little bit warm. However, it only happens when playing games for a long period of time.
Camera-wise, Realme 2 Pro comes with a dual camera configuration – 16MP + 2MP which lets you capture detailed images in daylight and in landscape shots, you’ll notice good dynamic range and colors with quite a few details even in smaller objects.
You’ll struggle a little more while getting clear shot when shooting fast-moving, for example, pets due to slight shutter lag but autofocus are quick. The FaceTime sensor is 16MP for video calling and selfies with your loved ones and one can record 1080p videos @30fps.
There is 3500mAh non-removable battery inside Oppo Realme 2 Pro which easily lasts via an entire day on a single charge if you’re a kind of moderate user. The 2 Pro doesn’t house fast charging but with a bundled adapter, you’ll be able to restore 60% juice in an hour and 2 hours 20 minutes to get it charged from 0% to 100%.
Without a doubt, Realme 2 Pro delivers users well on its promise of being a super-powerful smartphone especially as far as the price is concerned. The 2 Pro has a lot going for it, mainly it’s bright, vivid and sharp and has fast face unlock. The dewdrop notch is designed neatly, solid apps and excellent gaming experience are making it stand out from a crowd. The camera quality is also good and 3500mAh battery easily lasts an average user a whole day upon a single charge.