In August this year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform, succeeding the Snapdragon 660 from last year. Even though its successor is now available, the Snapdragon 660 continues to be among the most popular mid-range mobile SoCs around. Just recently, OPPO announced the R17 Neo, a new mid-range smartphone running on the Snapdragon 660 chipset. Samsung also announced a new Snapdragon 660-powered smartphone recently, dubbed Galaxy A6s. Today, we will be comparing the new OPPO R17 Neo and Samsung Galaxy A6s against the Realme 2 Pro, which happens to the most affordable Snapdragon 660-powered smartphone on sale in India currently.
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Price in India
The Realme 2 Pro is available in three memory configurations in India. Priced at INR 13,990 is the base configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Realme 2 Pro with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage costs INR 15,990, while the top-end 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at INR 17,990. Samsung Galaxy A6s has so far been launched only in China, where the smartphone costs 1,799 yuan (INR 19,000 approx.) for the 64GB storage version and 2,199 yuan (INR 23,300 approx.) for the 128GB storage version. The OPPO R17 Neo is priced at JPY 38,988 (INR 25,100 approx.) in Japan, while in Europe the smartphone costs EUR 349 (INR 29,000 approx.).
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Design, Display Featuers
The Realme 2 Pro features a Dewdrop design with a 15-layer laminated technology and a glossy effect on the faux glass back. On the front, we have a large 6.3-inch IPS Full-Screen display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the tiny Dewdrop notch at the top of the display, Realme 2 Pro boasts an impressive 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. Samsung Galaxy A6s, on the other hand, comes with a glass sandwich design similar to the company’s flagship smartphones. Dominating the front is a 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. OPPO’s R17 Neo also comes with a glass sandwich design and is available in Blue as well as Red gradient colors. It sports a larger display than both the Realme 2 Pro and the Galaxy A6s, measuring 6.4-inches diagonally. The AMOLED panel offers 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Hardware, Performance
When it comes to hardware and performance, the three smartphones that we are comparing today are very similar. All the three smartphones run on Qualcomm’s 14nm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, although they do differ from one another in the memory department. Realme 2 Pro comes in three memory configurations – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. It also includes a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion. However, unlike the other two smartphones, the Snapdragon 660 chipset on the Realme 2 Pro is clocked at up to 1.95 GHz instead of the regular 2.2 GHz.
Samsung Galaxy A6s is available in two memory configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. For further expansion, the smartphone comes with Hybrid Dual-SIM slots. OPPO R17 Neo, on the other hand, comes in a single version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the smartphone comes with a microSD card slot as well.
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Software
Realme 2 Pro runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 software with AI Power Master and a few other AI-assisted features. Samsung Galaxy A6s, on the other hand, runs on the older Android 8.0 Oreo version with Samsung’s custom UX layer on top. OPPO R17 Neo runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2, just like the Realme 2 Pro.
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Camera
Realme 2 Pro features a 16MP + 2MP AI dual-camera setup at the rear with a Sony IMX398 primary sensor. The smartphone offers five portrait lighting modes as well as AI scene recognition. For selfies, the Realme 2 Pro has a 16MP AI selfie camera. Samsung Galaxy A6s features a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup at the rear, with both the sensors coupled with an f/1.8 aperture. For selfies, the Galaxy A6s has a 12MP snapper on the front. OPPO R17 Neo also comes with a dual-camera setup at the rear. While the primary sensor is a 16MP unit, the secondary 2MP sensor is used for depth-sensing only. On the front, the R17 Neo has an impressive 25MP snapper.
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Battery Life, Connectivity
Realme 2 Pro isn’t quite as impressive as some of the other Realme smartphones when it comes to battery life. It packs a 3500mAh capacity battery, which is significantly smaller than the 4230mAh unit fueling the Realme 2. Samsung Galaxy A6s has an even smaller 3300mAh capacity battery. OPPO R17 Neo, on the other hand, packs a 3600mAh capacity battery.
Connectivity-wise, all three smartphones come with Wi-Fi 802.1 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE.
Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A6s vs OPPO R17 Neo: Conclusion
The Realme 2 Pro, despite being the most affordable of the three, is on par with the more expensive Samsung Galaxy A6s and OPPO R17 Neo in most areas, except for build quality. Samsung Galaxy A6s and OPPO R17 Neo both sport a more premium glass sandwich design. The OPPO smartphone also offers an in-display fingerprint sensor, which helps differentiate it from the other two smartphones. That said, the winner of this comparison is no doubt the Realme 2 Pro, which offers comparable specifications to the Samsung and OPPO offerings at a much lower price. And when it comes to memory, the Realme 2 Pro has an edge over both its rivals as it comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.