Realme is going in for the kill – the 2 Pro targets Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus and even Oppo’s own phones with what could be described as great specs at an insanely low price.
It starts at INR 14,000 ($192/€165) for the 4/64GB model. That buys you a capable Snapdragon 660, 6.3” 1080p+ screen with teardrop notch, a 16+2MP dual rear camera and 16MP selfie cam. The 3,500mAh battery sounds good too.
Let’s compare that to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. The screen is similar (though with a chunkier notch), the chipset is the lower-end S636, the camera story is better (larger pixels on the rear cam, dual cam on the front) and the battery is 4,000mAh. To be fair, those are pretty great specs for the price of $215/€185.
However, at that price the Realme 2 Pro goes up to 6GB of RAM. Or you could get the “priciest” model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for $250/€212.
Okay, let’s try the sibling vivo V11 (Pro). It has a Super AMOLED display with a similar teardrop notch, but it uses the same Snapdragon 660 chipset and the camera and battery comparison is a wash. The 6/64GB V11 costs $315/€273 in India.
This brings us to a potential speed bump in Realme’s road to success - its phones were thus far exclusive to India. But this will change in less than two weeks as the Realme 2 phones (including the Pro) are unveiled in Indonesia.
You can pit the phone against other competitors using our phone comparison tool. When you’re done you could answer the question – Realme 2 Pro, love it or hate it?