Realme 2 (3 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.2 inches, HD+ Bezel-less display with Notch, 19:9 ratio
  • 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras, 8 MP Front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, 4230 mAh battery, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock, AR Stickers, microUSB
Realme 2 (3 GB) Price in India:

 8,990
on
Availability Details:
Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates?
Promised upgrade to Android Pie


Strength

  • Very beautiful design with notch & unique back
  • Big battery with excellent backup
  • Good cameras with stickers & AI features
  • Decent performance for day to day use
  • Latest Android 8.1 Oreo with decent UI
  • Face unlock + Fingerprint scanner

Weakness

  • No Full HD+ display
  • Plastic body
  • No fast charging


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Realme 2 is not a true successor to the popular Realme 1 but, it is a different kind of phone with some downgrades & some upgrades. It is a very beautiful phone with a big bezel-less display having notch & a unique diamond-like reflecting back. It also comes with acceptable cameras, delivers good day to day performance, latest Android, face unlock, fingerprint scanner & a huge battery with excellent backup. The Realme 2, as a package, delivers a balanced kind of experience and is a good phone for the price.

Our Score
67
Out of 100
Performance:
26%
Rear Camera:
65%
Front Camera:
65%
Battery:
83%
Value for Money:
65%
User Experience:
70%

0%

User Rating: 2.05 ( 2 votes)


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What's better compared to Realme 2 (3 GB)?
Rear camera, Display, Storage
What's weaker compared to Realme 2 (3 GB)?
Selfies, Design, Smaller screen, Smaller battery, Thicker, Less features
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Performance, Rear camera, Selfies, Display, More features
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Design, Smaller screen, Smaller battery, Thicker
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What's better compared to Realme 2 (3 GB)?
Design, Slimmer, More features
What's weaker compared to Realme 2 (3 GB)?
Selfies, Smaller screen, Smaller battery

Realme 2 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Realme 2
Manufacturer Realme
AnnouncedAugust 2018
ReleasedSeptember 2018
Body
BuildBezel less, Fibreglass back, Plastic body
Colors
Diamond Red
Diamond Black
Diamond Blue
Dimensions156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm
Weight168 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size6.2 inches
Display TypeBezel-less IPS LCD display with Notch
ResolutionHD+ (1520 x 720 pixels)
Pixel Density271 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19:9 aspect ratio
Display Area88.8% screen-to-body ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 14nm
RAM3 GB
GPUAdreno 506
Storage
Internal32 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 256 GB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
User InterfaceColorOS 5.1
Cameras
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras with LED flash
DetailsPrimary sensor: f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF
Secondary sensor: f/2.4 aperture
HDR, Bokeh effect, Live AR Sticker, AI beautification 2.0
Video Recording1080p @30fps, 720p @30fps
Front Camera8 MP
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, HDR, AR Sticker, AI beautification 2.0
Video Recording1080p @30fps, 720p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (Dual Active 4G, Dual VoLTE, Dedicated slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity4230 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast ChargingNo, 5V 2A charger
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery No
Video Playbackup to 15 hours
Internet Surfingup to 18 hours
Audio Playbackup to 18 hours
Gamingup to 10 hours
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock
SensorsAccelerometer sensor, E-Compass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gravity sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB TypemicroSUB 2.0
FM RadioYes
NFC No
Infrared No
Sound
SpeakersYes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 2100 MHz
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 8(900), TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Realme 2, Adapter, Micro USB Cable, Warranty Card, Quick Guide, SIM Card Tool, Screen Protect Film, Case
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Realme 2 Review:

The just one phone old ‘Realme’ brand from Oppo, which has now separated itself from the parent company, had been able to create a buzz with the Realme 1, and there was a good anticipation for its second phone, which is now launched as the Realme 2. Let’s get directly started with its review. The Realme 2 comes with the similar design like the Realme 1, which means it too has a fibreglass back with diamond cut reflective edges, which looks very beautiful and unique. Unlike the Realme 1, the diamond cut back design is available in all the colors.

Although the Realme 2 looks very good, it is made out of plastic and doesn’t feel very premium like the metal unibody phones out there. But still, the build quality is decent and it should not stop you from buying the phone. The Realme 2 sports a big 6.2 inches bezel-less screen with a notch, which again adds to the beauty of the phone. The 19:9 aspect ratio display has just HD+ resolution, which is a bit disappointing as the Realme 1 has a Full HD+ display. The display quality is decent for an HD display. The screen has a great 88.8% screen-to-body ratio and it comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Realme 2 is powered by the 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is a decent processor but a more powerful processor is expected at this price. It comes paired with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU and delivers good day to day performance and also handles some light games well but heavy games like PUBG are a bit laggy. The Realme 2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and despite separating from Oppo, it has Oppo’s ColorOS 5.0 running on top.

The ColorOS is another very heavily customized Android skin, mostly inspired by Apple’s iOS and comes with lots of added features and customizations but looks wise, it still needs to become more minimalistic. It uses AI and Machine Learning to analyse usage pattern and allocate more resources when needed more. It also accelerates games and hides distracting notifications while gaming. The Realme 2 is a dual sim phone and the great thing is that it supports Dual Active 4G and Dual VoLTE so you can use two Jio or other 4G sim cards at the same time. It comes with dedicated slots and has got either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB.

The Realme 2 comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 13 MP f/2.2 aperture primary sensor, which is the same as the Realme 1 and has got a 2 MP f/2.4 aperture secondary sensor, which is used to get the depth information. Using software optimisations, the picture quality is a bit improved from the Realme 1 and the pictures come out good, however, there are a lot better camera smartphones around the Rs. 10,000 price, mostly from Xiaomi. On the front, there is the same 8 MP f/2.2 aperture selfie shooter from the Realme 1. It clicks decent selfies and there are lots of modes, filters and especially, the AR stickers add a lot of fun.

A great thing about the Realme 2 is that it comes with a huge 4230 mAh Li-Ion battery and combined with the processor’s efficiency and just HD+ display, delivers excellent battery backup and can last you for over a day in most of the cases. As expected at this price, the Realme 2 doesn’t support fast charging and comes with a 5V 2A charger. The Realme 2 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which is very fast and accurate and has also got face unlock feature which also works very well.

Realme 2 (Diamond Red):

Realme 2 (Diamond Black):

Realme 2 (Diamond Blue):


Realme 2 (3 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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