Realme has been on a phone launching spree in 2019, and we couldn’t be happier. This company is one of the few with enough backing to compete with Xiaomi, and as long as the two keep trying to outdo each other, buyers get better and better products. The brand new Realme X2 seems to be aimed directly at the Redmi Note 8 Pro, priced starting at Rs. 16,999. Its defining features are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor it uses, and support for extraordinarily fast charging. We managed to spend some time with a pre-release unit of the Realme X2 prior to its launch, and here are our first impressions.
First of all, we have to address the fact that the name and positioning of the Realme X2 are a little confusing. This device might seem like a follow-up to the popular Realme X (Review) and also like a lower-cost counterpart to the very recently introduced Realme X2 Pro (Review). Neither of those is strictly true, as this new model is pretty much a slight update over the Realme XT (Review), in much the same way that the Realme XT was a slight update over the Realme 5 Pro (Review). Oh, and the Realme X2 is the same phone that’s known as the Realme XT 730G in some other markets.