The Realme X2 Pro has landed in the Indian market. Packed with top-notch hardware, this handset from Realme can give premium handsets a run for their money. With a starting price of Rs 29,999, the Realme X2 Pro packs in the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset. It is the same SoC (System on Chip) ticks inside the Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T Pro, and Asus ROG Phone II. The phone sports a Full HD+ 6.5-inch AMOLED display. Realme has tuned it for 90 Hz refresh to retain sharpness while scrolling.
The company has also gone all out on the photography front. It comes with 64 MP primary camera paired with a 13 MP telephoto lens, 8 MP wide lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The Realme X2 Pro can record 4K videos at 60 fps. For selfies, you get a 16 MP front-facing snapper. The phone holds a 4,000 mAh battery with blazing fast 50 W fast charging support.
Overall, the Realme X2 Pro is shaping up to be one of the best handsets in its segment. However, getting your hands on it is going to be tough. To purchase the Realme X2 Pro, you will require an R-Pass invite. If you don’t want to go through all these hassles to buy a damn phone that you are willing to pay for, here are five Realme X2 Pro alternatives you can buy right away.
5 Alternatives of Realme X2 Pro Available in India
- Asus 6Z
- OnePlus 7
- Black Shark 2
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S9
The Asus 6Z may not be the best smartphone in this list but is definitely the most interesting one. It comes with a unique swivel camera that can switch between rear and selfie mode. Thanks to this arrangement, the Asus Z gets to do away with the display notch. You can also shoot panoramas without moving the phone. And speaking of photography, the handset is equipped with a 48 MP camera paired with a 13 MP wide lens. The Asus 6Z has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ IPS screen, which offers rich colors and wide viewing angles. The Asus 6Z is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip, which can handle any Android game you throw at it. The phone holds a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 4+ support. The 4G VoLTE handset comes with dual SI support. Other connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. On the software front, the handset offers Android 9 Pie with ZenUI 6 on top.
The base model of the Asus 6Z is available for Rs 27,999.
If you are in the market for a premium yet no-nonsense handset, look no further than the OnePlus 7. The phone has an impressive glass sandwich design with a metal frame structure. The phone sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a notch on its forehead. The screen offers inky blacks and vibrant colors unmatched by an LCD panel. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chip from Qualcomm. This 7nm SoC (System on Chip) packs in Adreno 640 GPU for gaming. The base variant we are recommending comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. In terms of optics, you get a 48 MP rear camera with a 5 MP depth sensor. The device can record 4K videos at 60 fps. It is equipped with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) for smoother videos by compensating for shaky movements. Inside the tiny display, notch sits a 16 MP selfie camera. The rest of the features include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, A-GPS (network assisted), and USB Type-C port. The OnePlus 7 houses a 3,700 mAh battery with 20 W fast charging technology.
The base model of this handset costs Rs 29,000.
Black Shark 2
Tailored for gaming, the Black Shark 2 is a performance beast. Like other smartphones in this list, this phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip. However, it offers sustained performance thanks to its heat dissipation hardware that halts thermal throttling to kick in. The Black Shark 2 is equipped with a Full HD+ 6.4-inch AMOLED display. It has 240 Hz touch-sensing to reduce the input lag while playing games such as Call Of Duty and PUBG. In the photography department, you get a single 48 MP rear camera. It is not that great but gets the work done. For selfies, there is a 20 MP front-facing shooter. The phone draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery with 27 W fast charging support. The Black Shark 2 runs Android 9 Pie with almost no UI customization. However, there’s a dedicated hardware button to trigger the Shark Space gaming mode. Activating it, frees up processing power and RAM to deliver the best possible gaming performance.
After a recent price-cut, the base model of Black Shark 2 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is pegged at Rs 29,999.
Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi’s latest mid-range device, the Redmi K20 Pro offers excellent value for money. For starters, it is loaded with the powerful Snapdragon 855 chip. Moreover, it offers an impressive glass sandwich design. Thanks to its mechanized pop-up selfie camera, the Redmi K20 Pro delivers a full-screen display with no notch or a punch-hole. The handset sport a Full HD+ 6.4-inch AMOLED screen. For the photography enthusiasts, Xiaomi has equipped the handset with a 48 MP rear camera accompanied by a 13 MP wide sensor, and an 8 MP telephoto lens. For selfies, you get a 20 MP front-facing snapper. The 4G VoLTE handset comes with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS (network assisted). It draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery with 18 W fast charging support.
The best part is that the phone’s base model with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is now available for a competitive price of Rs 25,999.
Samsung Galaxy S9
Sure, the Galaxy S9 is quite dated but the handset still has an irresistible charm. Its futuristic design holds the test of time and thanks to its IP 68 rating it can withstand water too. Moreover, it gives you the bragging rights of owning a conventional premium device. The Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display. With the pixel density of 570 ppi, the phone offers a crisp screen. The Indian variant of the handset is powered by the Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor. It is not as powerful as the latest Snapdragon 855 chip but can handle most tasks and games without an issue. The phone features a 12 MP single camera that pulls off an impressive performance. It can record 4K videos at up to 60 fps. Moreover, you can experiment with 960 fps super slo-mo clips. For selfies, you get an 8 MP camera. The phone comes with 4G VoLTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, A-GPS (network assisted), and NFC. The phone draws power from a 3,000 mAh battery with 15 W fast charging support.
Launched for 57,999, the base model with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage is now available for Rs 27,999.
Realme X2 Pro Alternative Mobile Phones, Price in India
|Smartphones||Price In India|
|Asus 6Z||Rs 27,999|
|OnePlus 7||Rs 29,999|
|Black Shark 2||Rs 29,999|
|Redmi K20 Pro||Rs 25,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S9||Rs 27,999|