Realme, which started off as a sub-brand of popular Chinese smartphone maker OPPO earlier this year, recently launched its most impressive product yet, the Realme 2 Pro. As its name suggests, the Realme 2 Pro is targeted at users who want a little more than what the standard Realme 2 offers. However, in some areas, the Realme 2 is actually as good as or even better than the Realme 2 Pro. Today, we are going to compare the specifications of the Realme 2 and the Realme 2 Pro against the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (review) to find out which one comes out on top.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Build, Display
The Realme 2 Pro and the Realme 2 both come with an attractive glass back design, although they are not exactly identical. While the Realme 2 sports a glossy diamond-cut glass back, the Realme 2 Pro boasts a dewdrop curvature design at the back with 15-layer laminated technology. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro comes with a metal unibody design, similar to the other budget Android smartphones released by Xiaomi this year. Even though the Redmi 6 Pro has a solid build, the Realme smartphones certainly look more appealing.
When it comes to display size, the Realme 2 Pro is the clear winner with a 6.3-inch Dewdrop notch IPS LCD panel featuring 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Realme 2 comes with a slightly smaller 6.2-inch notched IPS LCD display with 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Both the Realme smartphones come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro has a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with a notch at the top and 1080 x 2280 pixels Full HD+ resolution.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Hardware, Performance
When it comes to hardware specifications, the Realme 2 Pro runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor with an Adreno 512 GPU. It is available in three memory configurations – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. For further expansion, the handset includes a dedicated microSD card slot. Realme 2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with an Adreno 506 GPU. The handset comes in two configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.
Xiaomi’s Redmi 6 Pro runs on a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with an Adreno 506 GPU. It is available in the Indian market in two configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Similar to the Realme smartphones, the Redmi 6 Pro also offers a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion. Overall, though, the Realme 2 Pro has a significant edge in terms of performance over both the Realme 2 and the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Software
In terms of software, the Realme 2 Pro runs on OPPO’s ColorOS 5.2 out of the box, based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. The Realme 2, on the other hand, runs on the older ColorOS 5.1 version, although it is still based on the same Android 8.1 Oreo OS. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro currently runs on MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. However, Xiaomi is soon expected to roll out the MIUI 10 update for it.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Camera
The Realme 2 Pro boasts a 16MP + 2MP AI dual-camera setup at the rear. Realme is using a Sony IMX398 primary sensor with Dual Pixel technology for fast focus speeds as well as a large 6P f/1.7 aperture lens. To help with video recording the smartphone offers electronic image stabilization as well. It is also the only smartphone here to be capable of capturing 4K Ultra HD resolution videos. For selfies, the handset has a 16MP AI selfie camera with AI beautification and AR Music Stickers. Realme 2, on the other hand, sports a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear and an 8MP selfie snapper with AI Beauty 2.0 technology.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro impresses in the camera department with a 12MP + 5MP AI dual-camera setup at the rear. The primary 12MP sensor on the Redmi 6 Pro comes with PDAF and an f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the Xiaomi smartphone comes equipped with a 5MP snapper offering features like AI Beautify and HDR support. While the Realme 2 Pro has superior camera hardware, the Redmi 6 Pro offers excellent camera performance as well. The Realme 2, however, is the least impressive of the three devices in the camera department.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Battery Life, Connectivity
Realme 2 Pro packs a 3500mAh capacity battery, which is slightly disappointing. Another disappointing aspect of the Realme 2 Pro is that it lacks fast charging support. Realme 2, on the other hand, features a significantly larger 4230mAh capacity battery, which allows it to deliver very impressive battery life. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is also impressive in terms of battery life, thanks to a 4000mAh capacity battery.
Connectivity-wise, the Realme 2 Pro supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Dual 4G VoLTE. Realme 2 comes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Dual 4G VoLTE. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Dual 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme 2 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Conclusion
The Realme 2 Pro is quite clearly an impressive upgrade over the Realme 2 in most areas, except for battery life. Though it is also the most expensive of the three smartphones, starting at Rs.13,990 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, it has the edge over the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro as well in many areas.