Review: Realme X2

Stephen Watson
February 20, 2020

The Realme X2 available for £279 from Amazon

Realme is a brand we have only recently started to look at this sister brand of Oppo is making all the right noises in the industry with devices like the Realme 5Pro and X2 Pro that we have already reviewed. In the coming weeks, we will be looking at the Realme 5 but for this review, we get our hands on the Realme X2.

The X2 is the little brother of the X2 Pro and can be bought for £269 but if you shop around you might find a bargain. So let’s have a look into this phone and see if it’s worth investing in?

So the X2 comes in 2 colours light blue or white. In this review, we have been given the blue version to test. Design-wise the X2 comes with a 6.4-inch display with a notch at the front of the phone to house the camera.

The phone gives you Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides but if your buying this phone yours more then likely will get a protective case so do you need Gorilla Glass 5 on the back?  You will still see Realme have made the body of this phone out of plastic which is not a bad thing as it has a nice finish to the phone offering a more expensive look to the phone. Also on the front of the phone is the fingerprint reader for that added security.

On the back of the phone, it has the rear camera which does stick out a bit causing a little imbalance when it’s on a flat surface.

On the side, you have the usual controls and when you pop the sim card holder out you will notice its dual sim meaning you have had the same phone for business and pleasure. You also get space for a MicroSD card to offer extra space.

The Display of this phone is a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and the pixel density the same as the X2 Pro we have already reviewed and it’s ideal for multimedia content.  The colours are well balanced which is surprising considering the cost of this phone.

Inside the phone, its run by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and you get 8GB RAM and this phone has no issues in terms of performance it will allow you to multitask or watch videos and play games.

Other display features this phone has is the front camera that is housed in the notch and doubles up for facial recognition. You also have a fingerprint reader on the front of the phone but most people will either pick one method to access the phone.

Speaking of the camera this is also another area Realme preform you get a quad-camera similar to the X2 pro. Simply click the button on the phone and you can access the various modes such as the night mode. See the image we took below.  You will also find the wide-angle sensor and HDR mode and flash all helping you to take the best shot.

When taking pictures when using this phone you will notice the focus is on point and the colours are rich in detail. When in poor light you do notice an increase in noise which is disappointing but am sure they will sort this out when they bring out more new models. However, when using this phone in daylight it shines the macro mode will delight close up fans and the wide-angle sensor also gives you some fantastic images and this is done with the 32-megapixel sensor. Taking a video the Realme X2 also performs well with the use of 4k HD definition.

Photo Examples

0% Zoom

5x Zoom

10x Zoom

Even at 10 times zoom you can really see the detail in the clock face which is impressive considering I was standing some distance away.

Night Shoot (0% Zoom)

The Night Vision on this camera fills what could have been a very dark image full of light to produce a very good shot at night full of detail.

Using this phone on an everyday basis the interface is basically the same as the 5 pro and X2 pro we have reviewed before and if you were someone moving from Apple to Realme it won’t be a major switch as it’s a similar experience. Navigation is very easy when using this phone is connected to my new car very easily so I had no complaints there.  Battery life Realme also impress offering a 4,000 mAh battery which will last the day when making calls, sending emails and even youtube videos this phone kept a good level of the battery. As with most phones if you want to extend that last 20% just put the battery saving mode on and it will stay alive until you get home to charge it. To charge the phone it comes with a USB-C and flash charge meaning you can get to over 50% in 30 minutes. So give it an extra half an hour and it will be fully charged. You will notice when you read the X2 pro review that phone charges faster as you might expect from the phone that is a step above this.

Headset Spec:

DIMENSIONS: 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm
WEIGHT: 182 g
SCREEN: 2340 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
FRONT CAMERA: 32 megapixels
REAR CAMERA: 64 megapixels
CHIPSET: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
CONNECTIVITY: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Dual-SIM , Bluetooth 5.0

Overall, Realme have done a very good job considering the cost ‚€289 via the realme website. This phone has a great battery and you will be able to take a great picture especially with Christmas around the corner. The phone is user-friendly and if you switch from something like an iPhone you will adapt very well as the interface is similar.

The only negative which will put some people off is this phone is not waterproof and paying nearly 300 you would expect to have your phone protected if the worst happened.

Apart from that is a great phone for mobile gambling and well worth considering if you can look past that waterproof issue and if your Xiaomi I will look over my shoulder as Realme pose a real threat to what they are offering.



  • Design –  4 Stars
  • Speed-  4 Stars
  • Camera- 4 stars
  • Battery – 5 stars
  • Value for Money – 5 stars

Overall Rating- 4.6 Stars

The Realme X2 available for £279 from Amazon


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