Realme 2 Pro: Student of the year!

The winner of the college fresher party is here -- the Realme 2 Pro

Bangalore, October 1 2018: All of us have gone through those 'boy/girl meets world' days where we move on from being kids to young adults. One fine day, we could drive cars, watch adult movies and enter discotheques. Like somegyaan guru said, with great power comes great responsibility, and most of us survived the big, bold journey into adulthood. In the smartphone arena, Realme is that young adult that is making a journey to become the brand of choice for millennial users.   

The recently-launched Realme 2 Pro  is all about making a statement:  a large (6.3 inch)  handset with a Full HD  1080 x 2340 pixel screen; 16 megapixels cameras on both sides with the front camera working in tandem with a second 2 MP lens, for depth-sensing. The cameras also come with for 5 light settings, to light up your selfies at will. Under the hood of the Realme 2 Pro is the Snapdragon 660 chip that is mostly found in much pricier models. The device also comes with audio enhancements, a tiny teardrop notch, making the device looks 'fuller' and optimizing it for full-screen gaming.

Realme, as a brand was conceived with a 'design-first' philosophy, with the belief that design is the first touch-point for any buyer. The Realme 2 Pro echos this sentiment with a specially designed dew drop back cover with a shiny effect. Also, the frame is cozy to hold and design in general is flaunt-worthy.  

Every one touts AI in phones these days. The Realme 2 Pro is seemingly eccentric in using it  to offer a Sleeping mode, that switches off  power-draining apps, and for better battery management. The ColorOS 5.2 UI comes with a few unique add-ons such as one-tap access to your favourite apps, and a step/distance tracker.

Realme 2 Pro  is available from October 11, in 3 versions: 4 GB RAM+64 GB storage  at  Rs 13,990; 6 GB+64 GB at  Rs 15,990 and 8 GB +128 GB at Rs  17,990.   Sound value for money in any configuration. I would  go for the 8 GB variant and forget about additional  SD cards.   VISHNU ANAND