Realme X2 Pro review

Masses of megapixels and plenty of power make the Realme X2 Pro a steal

5 Star Rating
Realme X2 Pro review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Despite breaking smartphone megapixel records when it launched, the 64-megapixel Realme X2 Pro will only ever be a phone on the fringes of mainstream awareness, given the fact it’s availability is so limited. In the UK, you’ll have to buy one from a reseller, or pick it up directly from Realme online. If you’re okay with that fact though, with a starting price of €399, you’ll be hard-pressed to get more for your money. It’s build, display and specs are all top-tier, questioning the need for pricier device. While its camera isn’t perfect, it’s still a corker for the price, making the X2 Pro an affordable phone without an Achilles heel per se - if you can get your hands on one, that is.


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    Stunning, bright display

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    Flagship power

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    Good camera for the price


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    No memory card slot

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    Night photography isn’t best in class

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    Limited availability

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Realme enjoyed a short-held spot at the top of the megapixel podium with its 64MP camera packing Realme X2 Pro. Despite the fact it was shortly superseded by the current big pixel count champ, the 108MP Xiaomi Mi Note 10, the Realme X2 Pro still represents fantastic value for money - but big pixels seldom make for the best camera phones.

Realme’s latest flagship smartphone features a class-leading screen for the price. Measuring 6.5-inches, its Super AMOLED panel packs a peak iPhone-grade brightness and a OnePlus 7T smooth 90Hz refresh rate. Starting at €399 (£340, $445), you’d expect pure midrange power inside, but Realme has somehow fitted the X2 Pro out with a best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor complete with between 6-12GB RAM. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.