Oppo unveiled the Realme 2 to the world that will go on sale in India at an insanely competitive price that comes in two versions with the base 3GB RAM + 32GB version priced at Rs. 8990 and the top of the line 4GB RAM + 64GB variant priced at Rs. 10,990. The Realme 2 enters an established market so we stack it up against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Display
The Oppo Realme 2 features a 6.2-inch 720 x 1520 resolution IPS LCD display with 19:9 ratio that sees a 81.2% screen-to-body ratio but has a rather low 271 pixels-per-inch. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a smaller IPS LCD display at 5.99-inches running 1080 x 2160 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio that sees a more impressive 403 pixels-per-inch. This compares to an even smaller 5.8-inch 1080 x 2280 19:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display on the Nokia 6.1 Plus that has 81.5% screen-to-body ratio and 432 pixels-per-inch.
Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Performance, Hardware Specifications
Powering the Realme 2 is a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with Adreno 506 GPU paired with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM or 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processor with Adreno 509 GPU with 64GB of internal storage and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, while the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 and Adreno 509 GPU with 64GB and 4GB RAM.
Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Camera Features
The camera specification is where the biggest difference is found. In the Realme 2, we see a dual camera array with a 13-megapixel f/2.2 sensor paired with a 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor and a 8-megapixel f/2.2 front-facing camera. In comparison, the Redmi Note 5 Pro there’s a dual 12-megapixel f/2.2 lens paired with a 5-megapixel f/2.0 depth sensor and a single 20-megapixel f/2.2 sensor on the front of the device. Last up is the Nokia 6.1 Plus that has a dual 16-megapixel f/2.0 lens with a 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor as well as a 16-megapixel f/2.0 selfie-camera.
Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Battery Capacity
Both the Realme 2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have some seriously big batteries given the size of the displays with a 4230mAh battery and 4000mAh battery capacity, respectively. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a disappointing 3060mAh battery that will struggle to see a full day of use.
Realme 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price In India, Verdict
The Realme 2 is where the device really comes into its own with its impressive price. The device starts at 32GB of internal storage for ₹ 8,990 rising to ₹ 10,990 for the 64GB model. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has 64GB of internal storage, starting at ₹ 14,959 rising to ₹ 16,999 for the model with 6GB of RAM. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will set you back ₹ 15,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model.
There is obviously a massive disparity when it comes to the pricing of the devices so that needs to be considered when comparing the devices. The Nokia 6.1 Plus despite being the most expensive comes with the smallest battery which will leave many disappointed if having to constantly consider where your nearest charger is. You’ll get a bigger display with the Realme 2 but it will also be at a rather low resolution and pixel-per-inch count. If you’re comparing these three devices then the Redmi Note 5 Pro definitely comes out on top despite being slightly more expensive. However, if cost is a major factor in your purchasing decision then the Realme 2 is at a price point that will extremely difficult to compete against, just be aware of the shortcomings that has allowed Oppo to hit that price.
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