All of us have gone through those 'boy/girl meets world' days where we move on from being kids to young adults. One fine day, we could drive cars, watch adult movies and enter discotheques. Like some gyaan guru said, with great power comes great responsibility, and most of us survived the big, bold journey into adulthood. In the smartphone arena, Realme is that young adult that is making a journey to become the brand of choice for millennial users.
The recently-launched Realme 2 Pro is all about making a statement: a large (6.3 inch) handset with a Full HD 1080 x 2340 pixel screen; 16MP cameras on both sides with the front camera working in tandem with a second 2MP lens, for depth-sensing. The cameras also come with for five light settings, to light up your selfies at will. Under the hood of the Realme 2 Pro is the Snapdragon 660 chip that is mostly found in much pricier models. The device also comes with audio enhancements, a tiny teardrop notch, making the device looks 'fuller' and optimising it for full-screen gaming.
Realme, as a brand was conceived with a 'design-first' philosophy, with the belief that design is the first touch-point for any buyer. The Realme 2 Pro echoes this sentiment with a specially designed dew drop back cover with a shiny effect. Also, the frame is cosy to hold and design in general is flaunt-worthy.
Every one touts AI in phones these days. The Realme 2 Pro is seemingly eccentric in using it to offer a Sleeping mode that switches off power-draining apps, and for better battery management. The ColorOS 5.2 UI comes with a few unique add-ons such as one-tap access to your favourite apps, and a step/distance tracker.
Realme 2 Pro is available from October 11, in three versions — 4GB/64GB at Rs 13,990; 6GB/64GB at Rs 15,990 and 8GB/128GB at Rs 17,990. Sound value for money in any configuration. I would go for the 8GB variant and forget about additional SD cards.