The Realme X2 Pro is the brand’s first flagship smartphone and it aims to provide an all-round package at an affordable price when compared to other smartphones with similar specs. You might have read our review of the Realme X2 Pro already and you may be convinced to get one for yourself. However, there may be a few minute questions that could have gone unanswered, which we try to cover in this FAQ. Let’s get started.
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What’s the USP of the Realme X2 Pro?
The Realme X2 Pro offers a flagship-grade experience with the Snapdragon 855+ chipset, a smooth 90Hz display, a quad-camera setup, 4000mAh battery and an insanely fast charging tech which is Super VOOC. In terms of raw specs, the Realme X2 Pro offers almost everything we have come to expect from a modern-day flagship smartphone, that too at a price that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
What are some negatives of the Realme X2 Pro?
The quad-camera setup on the Realme X2 Pro seems impressive on paper, but the 64MP primary shooter falls short in low-light performance as the images often turned out noisy and soft in our testing. The wide-angle camera is also not that great in low-light. This seems to be the only major con with what otherwise is a great device. Also, while nitpicking, if you play a lot of PUBG, there are frame-drops during hot-drops or when there’s a lot of action taking place, so keep that in mind too.
Does the Realme X2 Pro come with Realme OS?
Unfortunately, Realme OS is still in development and while we expected Realme to launch it with the X2 Pro, the phone still comes with ColorOS 6.1 out of the box.
When will ColorOS 7 be available for the Realme X2 Pro?
Realme has released a timeline according to which the Realme X2 Pro will be receiving the ColorOS 7 update (with customizations specifically for Realme) in March 2020. This is slightly disappointing as the X2 Pro is a flagship smartphone so Realme should have prioritized this device. However, the beta program will be made available this year, so, if you have a Realme X2 Pro, you can register for the same.
What are the improvements in ColorOS 6.1?
For starters, you can now view your battery stats and screen on time in the settings menu. There’s also a system-wide dark mode which also applies to third-party apps. And the regulars like Game Space, Clone Apps, and Always-on display are also present.
How is the performance on the Realme X2 Pro?
The Realme X2 Pro has a Snapdragon 855+ chipset at its heart and that by itself means that the X2 Pro provides fantastic performance in everyday usage. Launching apps, multitasking, and even gaming is a breeze. However, while playing PUBG, we observed some dropped frames during hot-drops or if there are too many elements in one frame.
Are there any heating issues on the Realme X2 Pro?
We played PUBG for over an hour and did not encounter any heating issues. The temperature is controlled and the back does not feel hot to touch, even without a case. And that’s the same when it comes to charging as well.
Will the Realme X2 Pro get the Android 10 update?
Yes, the Android 10 update is said to come with ColorOS 7 (realmeOS) in Q1 2020.
What kind of storage does the Realme X2 Pro have?
The Realme X2 Pro’s base variant in India comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which is UFS 3.0. This ensures that apps open up quickly and the read/write speeds are high. Usually, UFS 3.0 is a standard found on higher-priced smartphones, so having it on the Realme X2 Pro is an added bonus.
What are the different variants in which the Realme X2 Pro will be sold?
The Realme X2 Pro is available in two variants – Base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and a master edition with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Can you consume HDR content on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, the Realme X2 Pro has an HDR10 compliant display so you can watch HDR content in supported apps like Netflix.
Does the Realme X2 Pro have Widevine L1 support?
Yes, the Realme X2 Pro is Widevine L1 certified and you can stream HD content in apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Is there a headphone jack on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, the Realme X2 Pro is one of the few flagships to still retain the 3.55mm headphone jack which is a welcome move. The output is good too.
Does the Realme X2 Pro have support for FM radio?
No, the Realme X2 Pro does not have FM Radio built-in.
Does the Realme X2 Pro have Gorilla Glass protection?
Yes, the display on the Realme X2 Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Does the Realme X2 Pro have support for Dual 4G VoLTE?
Yes, you can use two 4G SIM cards at the same time on the X2 Pro.
Does the Realme X2 Pro have external SD card support?
Unfortunately, the X2 Pro does not have a slot for micro SD expansion. No dedicated/hybrid slot so you’ll have to live with 128/256GB internal storage.
How many Android Version Updates will the Realme X2 Pro get?
We don’t have anything concrete as of now. The company itself is just one year old so we don’t have enough data to bank on and the company isn’t making any major claims either.
Does the Realme X2 Pro support Google Camera or GCam Mod?
Yes, the Realme X2 Pro supports GCam Mod so you can improve the camera output by a big margin, especially in low light situations.
Can you record 4K videos on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, the Realme X2 Pro can record videos in 4K at a resolution of 60fps. The stabilization does not work at 60fps though.
Can you record slow-motion videos on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, you can record slow-motion videos at a frame rate of 960fps.
Is there support for Carrier Aggregation on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, there is support for Carrier Aggregation ad we were receiving 4G+ signals on multiple occasions on Airtel in Bangalore, India.
Should I buy the Realme X2 Pro or the Redmi K20 Pro?
In terms of raw specs on paper, the Realme X2 Pro is the clear winner. Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 90Hz display, 64MP quad-camera setup, and 50W Super VOOC charging. However, the K20 Pro has better cameras especially in low-light and the display is full-screen, so based on your priorities, you need to decide what outweighs the other. The software experience is based on personal preference, if you like MIUI or ColorOS better.
Should I buy the OnePlus 7T over the Realme X2 Pro?
The OnePlus 7T has superior software in terms of Oxygen OS which makes it feel a tad bit smoother. However, it is priced at Rs. 8,000 more than the X2 Pro, that too for the 6GB variant, so the X2 Pro provides better value. The cameras on the 7T are also far superior. Here is a detailed comparison we have done between the two.
If you play a lot of PUBG, is Realme X2 Pro the right choice?
While PUBG runs smoothly on 60fps most of the time, there are times when there are minor frame drops during hot drops or during an intense fight. If you are seriously into competitive gaming, the OnePlus 7T would be a much better option.
Does the Realme X2 Pro support Fast Charging?
Fast? 50W Super VOOC on the Realme X2 Pro is just insane! It charges the phone completely in just about 26 minutes is just crazy. This is the fastest charging phone we have ever come across.
How fast is the fingerprint scanner on the Realme X2 Pro?
Just like the charging tech on the X2 Pro, the in-display fingerprint is also one of the fastest we have experienced. Faster than the OnePlus 7T, so that’s saying something.
Is there face unlock on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, it is available, and it is also really quick. It is software-based though, so we would prefer the fingerprint scanner which provides more security.
Does the Realme X2 Pro have Stereo Speakers?
Yes, the Realme X2 Pro is the first Realme device to have a stereo speaker setup and it is ample loud. And also comes with Dolby Atmos support.
Is there a notification LED on the Realme X2 Pro?
No, there is no notification LED.
Is there support for USB OTG on the Realme X2 Pro?
Yes, you can use USB-C pen drives or OTG adaptors.
Is the Realme X2 Pro water-resistant?
While there is no IP certification, the Realme X2 Pro is splash-resistant, so an occasional rain won’t do any harm.
Will there be custom ROM support for Realme X2 Pro?
Realme has a seeding program through which they are sending devices to developers to help with custom ROM development, so we can expect ROMs in the near future.
Are there any other alternatives to the Realme X2 Pro?
The Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7T are the closest competitors in terms of specs and price. Then there are 6Z and ROG Phone 2 from Asus. So depending on your priorities, you can see what makes more sense to you. The X2 Pro seems like the best value for money.
If there’s anything we have missed out, you can tweet to us @techpp or leave a comment below and we will be glad to help! You can also find our full review here which you can go through in case you plan to buy the Realme X2 Pro.