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#GadgetSpeak: Is the Realme 2 better than the Redmi Y2?

By Ashish Narsale
August 30, 2018 09:45 IST
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Oppo's subsidiary Realme has launched its latest budget friendly phone, Realme 2, just after two months after it launched Realme 1.

The Realme 2, which follows the popular notch design, has a 19:9 display aspect ratio on a 6.2” screen.

The other upgrade, with respect to its predecessor, is that the phone comes with hefty 4230 mAh battery, a dual camera setup and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 System on Chip.

The display resolution, however, is downgraded from Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) to HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels).

The Realme 2 uses Artificial Intelligence technology for power management during application processing and for other tasks running on Color OS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

On the rear, there is a dual camera setup -- the primary with 13 MP, f/2.2 and secondary with 2 MP for depth sensing.

Both the front and rear cameras offer beauty mode using AI Beautification 2.0.

The front display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the back is covered with a reflective diamond cut design cover.

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The phone will be available in diamond black, diamond red and diamond blue colours.

The phone is priced at Rs 8,990 for 3 GB + 32 GB variant and Rs 10,990 for a 4 GB + 64 GB variant.

The sale will commence at noon, September 4 onwards, only for diamond red and diamond black options; the diamond blue will be available from early October onwards.

Let's compare the phone with its near competitor, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2.

SpecificationRealme 2 Redmi Y2
Body Front Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Plastic
Resolution HD+  (1520 x 720) HD (1440 x 720)
Aspect Ratio 19:9 18:9
Display Size 6.2” 5.99”
Chipset (SOC) Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM/ROM/Expandable 3/4GB/32/64GB/up to 256 GB dedicated 3/4GB/32/64GB/up to 256 GB dedicated
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/2.2 16 MP, f/2.0
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP 12 MP, f/2.2 + 5 MP
Battery 4230 mAh 3080 mAh
USB microUSB microUSB
Operating System Android Oreo 8.1 ColorOS 5.1 Android Oreo 8.1 overlaid with MIUI 9
Price Rs 8,990 for 3/32GB Rs 10,990 for 4/64GB Rs 9,999 for 3/32GB Rs 12,999 for 4/64GB

If you are a fan of the notch design, like the dual camera set-up and want a mammoth battery life but are on a trim budget, the Realme2 might be the right phone for you.

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PS: At the end of the event, the company hinted that it will be launching Realme 2 Pro as well in September.


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