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The Realme Chup Dulu + Mid-Year Sale Offers Revealed!

The Realme Chup Dulu + Mid-Year Sale Deals Revealed!

Realme just announced a Chup Dulu pre-sale offer for the Realme C1 smartphone, and some nice mid-year sale offers for their other smartphones!

Here are the full details on the Realme Chup Dulu and Mid-Year Sale offers!

 

Chup Dulu + Mid-Year Realme Sale – What’s On Offer?

On 12 July 2019, there will be a one-day only Realme sale, as part of the Lazada Mid-Year Festival. Here is a quick primer on the FIVE Realme smartphones that will be on sale!

Realme C1

The Realme C1 was designed to be the “New King of Entry Level Smartphones“. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, it comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.

Even at this price point, it boasts a dual-lens camera – a 13 MP main camera with a 2 MP depth sensor!

Recommended : The Definitive Realme 2 vs. Realme C1 Comparison!

Realme 2 Pro

The Realme 2 Pro impressed us so much with its incredible value, we gave it our Editor’s Choice Award!

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, it comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and a whopping 128 GB of storage!

In addition, it has a 16 MP front camera, and a dual-lens camera with a 16 MP main camera in the back.

Recommended : The Realme 2 Pro In-Depth Review – Max Power, Max Style!

Realme 3

The Realme 3 also impressed us very much, winning our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

With a powerful MediaTek Helio P60 processor, and upgraded front and rear cameras, it is an incredible bargain of a smartphone!

Recommended : The Realme 3 (RMX1821) Review – An Incredible Bargain!

Realme 3 Pro

The Realme 3 Pro is a significantly upgraded version of the Realme 2 Pro, offering a faster and less power-hungry Snapdragon 710 processor, a new 25 MP front camera, and a real dual-lens camera!

Recommended : The Realme 3 Pro – Everything You Need To Know!

 

The Realme Sale Deals Analysed

Here are the Realme sale deals, and our quick discount analysis!

Chup Dulu Realme Pre-Sale Offer

To get the Realme C1 at the special price of RM 349, you will need to deposit RM 34.90 (10%) and checkout on 12 July. Otherwise, you can buy it at the sale price of RM 399.

Realme Device Regular Price Lazada Realme Sale Price Discount
Realme C1
(2 GB + 16 GB)
RM 449 RM 349 (with 10% deposit)
RM 399 (on 12 July, without deposit)
-RM 100 (22%)
-RM 50 (11%)
Realme C1
(2 GB + 32 GB)
RM 499 RM 429 -RM 70 (14%)
Realme C2
(2 GB + 16 GB)
RM 429 RM 429 + FREE 32 SD Card
Realme C2
(3 GB + 32 GB)
RM 499 RM 499 + FREE 32 SD Card
Realme 2 Pro
(4 GB + 64 GB)
RM 799 RM 499 + Lazada Plus Care * -RM 300 (37.5%)
Realme 2 Pro
(8 GB + 128 GB)
RM 999 RM 699 -RM 300 (30%)
Realme 3
(3 GB + 32 GB)
RM 599 RM 579 + FREE JBL Speaker -RM 20 (3.3%)
Realme 3 Pro
(4 GB + 64 GB)
RM 899 RM 899 + JBL Speaker
Realme 3 Pro
(6 GB + 128 GB)
RM 1099 RM 1099 + JBL Speaker

* Lazada Plus Care is an extended 1 year warranty that covers cracked displays, parts replacement, and electrical and mechanical defects.

 

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The Realme 3 Pro – Everything You Need To Know!

Realme just introduced a new flagship smartphone – the Realme 3 Pro! Here is everything you need to know about the latest flagship smartphone from Realme!

 

The Realme 3 Pro Smartphone

The Realme 3 Pro looks very similar to its excellent predecessor, the Realme 2 Pro, but has been significantly upgraded internally.

Gorilla Glass 5 Protection

Realme maintained the same 6.3-inch dewdrop display, but it is now protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Faster 10 nm Mobile SoC

While the Snapdragon 660 that powered the Realme 2 Pro, it is power-hungry. The newer Snapdragon 710 is not only faster, it is more power-efficiency.

25 MP Front Camera

The new 25 MP front camera with f/2.0 lens is an upgrade from the Realme 2 Pro‘s 16 MP front camera.

Improved Main Camera

The Realme 3 Pro maintains the same pairing of an imaging camera with a depth sensor. However, it now features a newer Sony IMX519 image sensor, and a higher resolution 5 MP depth sensor.

Larger Battery + VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging

Surprisingly, it has a larger 4,045 mAh battery. On top of that, it supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging, and is even bundled with a 20 watt VOOC charger.

 

Realme 3 Pro Colour Options

The Realme 3 Pro comes in three colour options (from left to right) – Nitro Blue, Carbon Grey, Lightning Purple.

 

Realme 3 Pro Specifications Compared

In this table, we compare its specifications against the Realme 2 Pro.

SpecificationsRealme 3 ProRealme 2 Pro
Display6.3-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi
6.3-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5NA
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIEQualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE
Processor2 x Qualcomm Kryo 360 Gold cores (2.2 GHz)
6 x Qualcomm Kryo 360 Silver cores (1.7 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.2 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.84 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 616Qualcomm Adreno 512
Memory4 GB / 6 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM
Storage64 GB / 128 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage64 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage, OR
128 GB UFS 2.1 flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera25 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens16 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP Sony IMX519 image sensor with f/1.7 lens
5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Single LED flash
16 MP Sony IMX398 image sensor with f/1.7 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Single LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mountedYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsE-Compass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gravity sensor, AccelerometerLight & distance sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
SIM Support2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
2 x nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable
NFCNot availableNot available
Battery4,045 mAh lithium-ion battery
- VOOC 3.0 super charging (20 watt)
3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions74.2 mm wide
156.8 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
74.0 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.5 mm thick
Weight172 g174 g
Available ColoursLightning Purple, Nitro Blue, Carbon GreyBlack Sea, Blue Ocean, Ice Lake

 

Realme 3 Pro Price + Availability

Just like the Realme C2, it comes in two variants, at these price points :

  • 4 GB + 64 GB : RM 899 / ~US$216 / ~£167 / ~€192
  • 6 GB + 128 GB : RM 1,099 / ~US$264 / ~£204 / ~€235

It will be available for sale starting 18 May 2019 in stores across Malaysia.

Online, the first sale will kick off on 15 May 2019 at 10 AM sharp exclusively on Lazada.

 

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Realme Fans Festival Deals with Shopee + Lexis Hotel Group!

For the next TWO DAYS, Realme is offering special deals in the Realme Fans Festival n collaboration with Shopee Malaysia and the Lexis Hotel Group. Here are the full details!

 

Realme Fans Festival Deals

During the Realme Fans Festival from 6-7 March 2019, Realme will offer the Realme C1 smartphone in the 2 GB + 32 GB configuration for the first time! There will also be three different types of Realme deals :

Full Day Realme Deals

Model Current Price Super Brand Day Price Savings
Realme C1 (16 GB) RM 449 RM 399 – RM 50 (11%)
Realme C1 (32 GB) RM 469 RM 469
Realme 2 (32 GB) RM 549 RM 549
Realme 2 (64 GB) RM 659 RM 659
Realme 2 Pro (4 GB + 64 GB) RM 849 RM 699 – RM 150 (17.7%)
Realme 2 Pro (4 GB + 64 GB) RM 949 RM 799 – RM 150 (15.8%)
Realme 2 Pro (8 GB + 128 GB) RM 1,099 RM 899 – RM 200 (18.2%)
Realme Earphones RM 39 RM 29 – RM 10 (25.6%)
Realme Backpack RM 199 RM 149 – RM 50 (25.1%)
Realme T-Shirt RM 39.90 RM 9.90 – RM 30 (75.2%)

Recommended : The Realme 2 Pro In-Depth Review – Max Power, Max Style!

 

Win Lexis Hotel Vouchers!

Realme Malaysia also partnered with the Lexis Hotel Group to offer free stays at their resorts!

Realme Facebook Contest

If you purchase any Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 or Realme C1 smartphone, you will be eligible to win a 2D1N stay with breakfast for 2 pax at the Sky Pool Villa at the Grand Lexis Port Dickson, worth RM 2,332!

Step 1: Share a picture of your proof of purchase of your Realme phone on your Facebook profile page (Make sure to set your profile as public)

Step 2: Use the hashtag #RealmeFansFes

Step 3: Wait for the winner announcement and enjoy your vacation

At the end of the contest, Realme Malaysia will randomly select 8 lucky winners!

Realme Shopee Contest

TWO (2) top spenders in the Realme Fans Festival will stand a chance to win a 2D1N stay with breakfast for 2 pax at the Premium Tower Seaview at the Grand Lexis Port Dickson, worth RM 816.20!

Shopee Facebook Contest

Shopee will select four winners randomly from those who have completed these steps :

  • Liked the contest announcement post
  • Follow the official Realme store on Shopee
  • Unlock the milestone of 200 new followers for each tier (up to four tires)

Shopee Instagram Contest

Shopee will select four winners randomly from those who have completed these steps :

  • Liked the contest announcement post
  • Comment with #ShopeexRealme

 

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Realme Deals @ Lazada Super Brand Day Sets New Record!

On 27 February 2019, the Realme x Lazada Super Brand Day offered amazing Realme deals for just 24 hours! Here are the Realme deals that were offered on Lazada Super Brand Day! Find out how well they did!

 

Realme Deals @ Lazada Super Brand Day

On Realme x Lazada Super Brand Day, Realme will offer the Realme C1 smartphone in the 2 GB + 32 GB configuration for the first time! There will also be three different types of Realme deals :

Full Day Realme Deals

Model Current Price Super Brand Day Price Savings
Realme C1 (16 GB) RM 449 RM 399 – RM 50 (11%)
Realme C1 (32 GB) RM 469 RM 429 – RM 40 (8.5%)
Realme 2 (32 GB) RM 549 RM 529 – RM 20 (3.6%)
Realme 2 (64 GB) RM 659 RM 659
Realme 2 Pro (64 GB) RM 849 RM 699 – RM 150 (17.7%)
Realme 2 Pro (128 GB) RM 1,099 RM 899 – RM 200 (18.2%)
Realme Earphones RM 39 RM 29 – RM 10 (25.6%)

Recommended : The Realme 2 Pro In-Depth Review – Max Power, Max Style!

Crazy Flash Sales

Model Current Price Flash Sale Price Savings Flash Sale Time
Realme C1 (16 GB) RM 449 RM 349 – RM 100 (22.3%) 12 AM
Realme 2 Pro (64 GB) RM 849 RM 649 – RM 200 (23.6%) 9 AM
Realme Earphones RM 39 RM 19 – RM 20 (51.3%) 7 PM

Recommended : The Definitive Realme 2 vs. Realme C1 Comparison!

Slash It Everyday!

Model Current Price Slash It Price Slash It Dates
Realme C1 (16 GB) RM 449 RM 9.90 21, 23 & 25 February 2019
Realme C1 (32 GB) RM 469 RM 9.90 27 February 2019
Realme 2 (64 GB) RM 659 RM 49 22 & 24 February 2019
Realme 2 Pro (64 GB) RM 849 RM 99 26 February 2019

Recommended : The Realme 2 Pro vs. HUAWEI nova 3i Comparison!

 

New Record Set!

The.Realme x Lazada Super Brand Day set a new record, with 700% sales uplift. The Realme Malaysia flagship store on Lazada won over 8,000 new followers and generated more than 16 million impressions, with over 233,000 interactions on social media.

 

Realme Contests

In addition to the Realme deals, you can also participate in two Realme contests to either unlock Realme earphones at special prices, or win a Realme power bank!

Unlock Realme Earphones At Special Prices

  1. Follow the Realme Flagship Store.
  2. Realme will unlock 5 pairs of the Realme earphones at a special price if they hit 35,000 followers.

Win A Power Bank

  1. Purchase a Realme C1 smartphone
  2. Leave a review on the Product Page with images, to increase your chance to win a power bank
  3. The contest ends on 3 March 2019 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen randomly and contacted via email.

 

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Slash Your Realme Angpau For Free Devices + Other Gifts!

Find out how to get free Realme devices and other gifts by slashing your Realme Angpau this Chinese New Year! Try the Realme Angpau For You! game, and you could win yourself a free Realme smartphone!  

 

Slash Your Realme Angpau For Free Devices + Other Gifts!

To celebrate Chinese New Year 2019, Realme Malaysia is giving away a bunch of free devices and other gifts.

All you have to do is participate in the Realme Angpau For You! interactive game! to unlock Realme prosperity gifts, such as Realme C1, Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro smartphones. Olike smartbands, OPPO selfie sticks and shopping vouchers for Lazada and Shopee!

“The Realme Angpau For You! campaign is our innovative spin of the century old tradition of the handing out of angpaus, which symbolizes happiness and good fortune for the New Year. We want to thank our Malaysian fans for their continuous support and provide them with attractive gifts, through a fun and interactive game, as they celebrate a prosperous and lucky new year,” said Tiffany Teh, Brand Manager, Realme Malaysia.

 

The Realme Angpau For You! Game

Daily Mystery Instant Prize

In the Realme Angpau For You game, you can slash your angpau every day to win a mystery instant prize! But note that every player will only get ONE CHANCE to participate in the lucky draw!

Weekly Realme Smartphone Prizes

To win the weekly Realme smartphone prizes, here is what you need to do ;

  1. Like the official Realme Malaysia Facebook page
  2. Share the post for weekly prizes posted on the Realme Malaysia Facebook page
  3. Share the thread on your Facebook page with the #RealmeCNY and #RealmeAngpau hashtags

Only FOUR (4) winners will be selected each week, and the contest ends on 10 February 2019. So what are you waiting for? Slash your Realme angpau to unlock your free gifts today!

 

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Realme Malaysia Offers 360 Degree After Sales Service

Realme just announced that they now offer 360 degree after sales support. in Malaysia!

With a click of a button on the Realme website, Realme fans can now easily find an authorised service centre in Malaysia to help them with software and hardware issues that may affect their Realme devices

Furthermore, fans can also  drop an email, contact a hotline, or reach out to its social media pages and e-commerce sites.

“As a young brand in the country, we take pride in delivering exceptional customer experiences and value to improve overall satisfaction for Malaysian fans. By providing 360 degree support, we hope that this will provide further trust in the brand by showcasing our strength in the after sales service, as well as ensuring that current customers are taken care off too. Additionally, as Realme authorized OPPO to offer the after-sales service, we are also thankful for the strong support from OPPO,” said Tiffany Teh, Brand Manager, Realme Malaysia

Realme Malaysia Support Channels

From now onwards, fans can reach out to receive support for their Realme devices in various ways :

  • Drop an email to service.my@realme.com
  • Call the hotline number: 1800 818018. The hotline is available from 9AM to 6PM every day except Sunday and public holidays
  • Visit any of the 21 authorized service centers offer various kinds of services including help desk, device inspection and software updates. The Realme website also enables fans to search all locations of its after-sales service centers
  • Fans can also reach out to Realme Malaysia via its Facebook and Instagram pages and e-commerce sites for after-sales service support

“In India, Realme’s official website has been updated to list all Realme independent authorized service centers, along with a convenient ‘Callme service’ which includes free pick-up and return in India. We hope to bring the same service to Malaysia, as we aim to provide consumers with good experience not only on products but also service.” added Teh

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The Realme 2 Pro In-Depth Review – Max Power, Max Style!

The Realme 2 Pro is a new mid-range smartphone that promises Max Power, Max Style. It’s a shot across the bow of other smartphone brands, with its combination of performance, features, looks and incredible price point.

In our in-depth review, we will take a close look at the Realme 2 Pro, and show you why this mid-range smartphone is taking the industry by storm!

 

The Realme 2 Pro Tech Briefing!

Here is the official Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) tech briefing in Jakarta. Unfortunately, it’s in Indonesian, but the slides are still informative.

 

Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and Realme C1 Comparison

Realme launched three smartphones in Jakarta – the Realme 2 Pro, the Realme 2, and the Realme C1. Here is a comparison of the three models, which look quite similar :

 

Realme 2 Pro Price + Deals

The Realme 2 Pro is now available in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indonesia

Sales began at 11 AM on 23 October 2018, at the following prices :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 2,899,000 (~US$ 191 / ~£144 / ~RM 792)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 3,299,000 (~US$ 217 / ~£164 / ~RM 902)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : Rp 3,699,000 (~US$ 244 / ~£184 / ~RM 1,011)

Malaysia

Sales began on 7 November 2018, at the following prices :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 849 (~US$ 204 / ~£155)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 949 (~US$ 228 / ~£174)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 1,099 (~US$ 264 / ~£201)

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However, Shopee will offer the Realme 2 Pro at these special prices on 28 November 2018 :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 (~US$ 192 / ~£146)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 899 (~US$ 216 / ~£164)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 (~US$ 240 / ~£183)

If you are interested to purchase the Realme 2 Pro at the awesome 12/12 deal, stake out this page!

 

Unboxing The Realme 2 Pro

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) is not available for sale yet, but we were one of the few to receive the first retail units. Let’s unbox it and see what we find inside!

Once you fully unbox the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia), you will find the following items :

  • One Realme 2 Pro smartphone
  • One Realme 2 Pro clear TPU bumper case
  • One Realme 2 Pro warranty card
  • One 10 watt Realme USB charger
  • One microUSB 2.0 cable
  • One SIM card tray extractor pin

Next Page > The Realme 2 Pro Up Close + Specifications

 

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The Realme 2 Pro Up Close!

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a very large 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and a dewdrop notch, giving it a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio.

It also boasts a great-looking 15-laminate glass back that sounds and looks exactly like honor’s Aurora Glass. The only downside with all glass backs – it’s highly susceptible to smudges.

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, which has eight Qualcomm Kryo 260 cores that run at up to 2.2 GHz. Graphics processing is handled by the Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU, and it comes equipped with the Qualcomm All-Ways Aware sensor hub and the Qualcomm AI Engine.

Realme did not skimp on memory, equipping the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) with the 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB of the latest LPDDR4x memory.  They were also generous with its storage – offering either 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage, or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage.

All that is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery, packed in a chassis that is only 8.5 mm thick, and weighs just under 175 grams. It is recharged by a 10 watt fast charger. Here are Realme’s lab test results on its battery :

Standby 16.5 hours
Music Playing (WiFi) 12 hours
Video Playback (WiFi) 10 hours
Surfing the Internet (WiFi) 12.5 hours

Although the smartphone industry is moving towards USB Type C ports, the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) uses the good old micro USB 2.0 port. While not bidirectional, it is compatible with existing USB cables and accessories – a key consideration for the market it’s targeted at.

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Realme 2 Pro Specifications

SpecificationsRealme 2 Pro
Display6.3-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.2 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.84 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 512
Memory4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM
Storage64 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage, OR
128 GB UFS 2.1 flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera16 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP Sony IMX398 image sensor with f/1.7 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Single LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsLight & distance sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor
NFCNot available
Battery3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions74.0 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.5 mm thick
Weight174 g
Available ColoursBlack Sea, Blue Ocean, Ice Lake

Next Page > The Realme 2 Pro Key Features

 

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Dewdrop Notch

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a bezel-less display, with a dewdrop notch (also known as a teardrop notch). It requires a good deal of engineering prowess to squeeze in a front camera, a light sensor, a proximity sensor, and a speaker into the tiny notch.

The dewdrop notch allows for a larger display area, specifically space for more notifications. Barring the complete removal of the notch, this is about as good as it gets!

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

Launched in May 2017, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is a powerful mid-range mobile SoC. It combines eight Qualcomm Kryo 260 processor cores, with an Adreno 512 GPU, a Snapdragon X12 modem, a Spectra 160 camera ISP and a Hexagon 680 DSP.

 

There are two processor clusters – a high-performance cluster of four Kryo 260 Gold cores running at 2.2 GHz, and a low-power cluster of four Kryo 260 Silver cores running at 1.84 GHz. The Kryo 260 Gold is a semi-custom version of the Cortex-A73, while the Kryo 260 Silver is a semi-custom version of the Cortex A53.

Performance-wise, the Snapdragon 660 is up to 20% faster in processor performance than the previous year’s Snapdragon 653, and up to 30% faster in graphics performance.

 

The Realme 2 Pro Cameras

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a very high-resolution 16 MP front camera, with a bright and wide f/2.0 aperture. It takes photos with a resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Realme did not reveal the sensor model, but it’s quite likely the Sony IMX398.

Note : You can see the row of tiny speaker ports  right above the front camera.

In the back, the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a dual-lens camera, supported by a single LED flash. It is made up of an image camera with a 16 MP Sony IMX398 sensor and a very wide f/1.7 aperture, paired with a 2 MP depth sensor and a f/2.4 aperture.

This dual-lens camera does not have optical image stabilisation, but supports electronic image stabilisation (EIS). The depth sensor does not actually take any pictures. Instead, it lets the camera to more accurately differentiate the subject from its background, allowing for more realistic software bokeh effects.

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Fast Fingerprint Sensor

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) comes with a fast FPC 102x fingerprint sensor located at the back. In our tests, it is very fast and accurate, supporting 360-degree recognition.

In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the Realme 2 Pro also supports face recognition, and of course, the good old 6-digit passcode.

Next Page > More Realme 2 Pro Key Features

 

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Triple Card Tray

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has Dual SIM, Dual Standby capabilities, with support for 4G on both SIMs. It also supports the addition of a microSD card, for additional storage of up to 512 GB.

It comes with a triple card tray, so you can insert a microSD card while still using two nano SIM cards. In other words, you get to have your cake and eat it too!

 

The Ergonomics

Despite its notch, the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) feels like the Samsung Galaxy S9+. In fact, they both have the same width and thickness. Even with its slightly larger 6.3-inch display, the Realme 2 Pro is actually a wee bit shorter than the Galaxy S9+.

Thanks to its bezel-less display and elongated design, it feels smaller than the 5.5″ Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and even 5.2″ smartphones like HTC 10. This is why it fits even smaller hands well, and fits better in smaller pockets.

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a nice 6.3-inch IPS display with a Full HD+ resolution of  1080 x 2340 pixels. That gives it an ultra-wide / ultra-tall 19:9 aspect ratio, which will result in some pillar boxing – a black bar will be present on the left and right sides of the video clip.

 

Setting Up The Realme 2 Pro

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) comes with Android 8.1.0 Oreo installed. The setup process is pretty easy, as we demonstrate in this video. You can also see how easy it is to train the fingerprint sensor.

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Available Memory & Storage

Realme offers the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) with memory options of 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory. Our review sample came with the full 8 GB. Its ColorOS 5.2 does not allow us to check the amount of free memory, but we used AIDA64 to confirm that it has 5 GB of free memory.

With ColorOS and background apps taking up 3 GB of RAM, that is a lot of bloat… eerily similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9+. But with 5 GB of free memory, you really have nothing to worry about. Even the Galaxy S9+, a premium flagship smartphone, only has 3 GB of free memory!

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) also comes with either 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage, or 128 GB of the faster UFS 2.1 flash storage. Our model came with 128 GB, of which 103 GB is free to use.

This is enough space to store about 24,000 photos, or 11 hours of 1080p videos, or 5.5 hours of 4K videos. If that’s not enough, you can top it up with a microSD card (up to 256 GB).

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Realme 2 Pro Camera Performance – Photos

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a very capable dual-lens camera with the excellent 16 MP Sony IMX398 sensor and a very wide and fast f/1.7 aperture. You can think of it as a lower-resolution cousin of the new Samsung Galaxy A7 2018‘s triple-lens camera, sans the wide-angle camera.

The maximum 16 MP resolution is attained with the 4:3 aspect ratio, with 4608 x 3456 pixels, and a file size of between 4 MB and 6 MB.

Here are eight high-resolution unedited samples for you to check out. Click on them to load the full-sized photos, which you can also download to examine.

The resolution and detail of the photos are incredible. You can really see the detail of flower carpel and petals, the individual buds of the broccoli florets, and the texture of the grains. The colour reproduction was also excellent – not just vivid, but also accurate.

The f/1.7 aperture naturally creates a very narrow depth of field, with a nicer bokeh effect. But you have to be more careful in framing the shot, because the subject may end up out-of-focus. Notice how quickly the rest of the picture is out-of-focus in the broccoli and star anise pictures.

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Realme 2 Pro Camera Performance – Video Recording

Surprisingly, the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) supports 4K, as well as 1080p, video recording. Even more expensive models like the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 do not offer 4K video recording.

Video Recording Test #1 : Piano Performance (1080p)

In this video, you can see the amount of detail the sensor captures, even at just 1080p. Its cameras do not support OIS (optical image stabilisation), but it fortunately supports electronic image stabilisation capability.

Noise cancellation was decent, but the audio was too bright and lack bass and range. That said, this is very good performance for a mid-range smartphone.

Video Recording Test #2 : Piano Performance (4K)

First thing you will notice is that electronic image stabilisation (EIS) seems to be disabled or less effective in 4K. You will also notice the greater amount of detail recorded in each frame. Note too how its  was able to control the bright highlights.

Video Recording Test #3 : Street Market (1080p)

As you can see, the Realme 2 Pro has good electronic image stabilisation, thanks to its high resolution sensor and fast processor.

Video Recording Test #3 : Street Market (4K)

But when we switched to 4K, it no longer had electronic image stabilisation, so the video was noticeably jerky.

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Realme 2 Pro’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 Realme 2 Pro Honor Play Honor 10 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Performance Score
(Average)
7842 7361 7106 5379
Web Browsing 7863 7695 7295 5278
Video Editing 6756 5499 5159 4413
Writing 6498 6649 6752 5056
Photo Editing 16030 13326 12910 7427
Data Manipulation 5359 5764 5524 5147
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The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) was superb in this test, with its Snapdragon 660 beating even the Honor Play and Honor 10‘s Kirin 970 flagship SoC. It was, amazingly, 45% faster than the the new Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 in this test.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the Realme 2 Pro’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

Ice Storm Unlimited Honor Play Honor 10 Realme 2 Pro Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Gaming Score 31622 30560 24812 15354
Graphics 37351 34801 26455 15788
Physics 20576 21423 20383 14005
Graphics Test 1 208.9 fps 206.2 fps 147.4 fps 136.5 fps
Graphics Test 2 132.8 fps 119.5 fps 94.3 fps 45.8 fps
Physics Test 65.3 fps 68.0 fps 64.7 fps 44.5 fps
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The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) had pretty good gaming performance. It was only about 20% slower than the Honor Play and Honor 10, which boast a 12-core GPU; and a whopping 62% faster than the Galaxy A7 2018‘s dual-core GPU.

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the Realme 2 Pro’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Work 2.0 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Honor Play Honor 10 Realme 2 Pro
Battery Life 10 hours 25 mins 9 hours 56 mins 8 hours 56 mins 6 hours 58 mins
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Despite its rather larger 3,500 mAh battery, the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) had a battery life just shy of 7 hours. Note that this is not just screen-on time. It’s running the Work 2.0 benchmark over, and over again, for 7 hours!

The new Samsung Galaxy A7 2018, in comparison, has a 50% longer battery life even though it only has a smaller 3,300 mAh battery.

A major reason is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It is a powerful mid-range chip, but built on the older 14 nm process technology. That means it consumes more power than newer chips built on 10 nm or even 7 nm process technologies.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The Realme 2 Pro comes with a 10 watt fast charger. Let’s take a look at how fast it recharges the 3,500 mAh battery.

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) took just over 2 hours (122 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%. This is an average performance, considering it’s using a 10 watt charger.

Its battery life : recharging ratio of 3.9 : 1 is also average. A rule of thumb – for one hour of battery life, charge it for 15.5 minutes.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 85% level. This took just 68 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took an astounding 54 minutes to top up the remaining 15%.

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Our Verdict + Award

When the Realme 2 Pro debuted in Jakarta, it received a thunderous response. And why not? It offered a ton of great features in a very classy bezel-less metal + glass design, at incredibly low price points.

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) comes with a very large 6.3-inch bezel-less display with a very small dewdrop notch. This is what you would expect in a smartphone that costs at least twice as much.

It also comes with generous amounts of fast RAM and storage. You can opt for 4 GB or 6 GB or even 8 GB of the latest LPDDR4x memory. It comes with a minimum of 64 GB of storage, with a 128 GB option. All without breaking the bank!

Realme did not skimp in the photographic department either. The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) comes with a high-resolution 16 MP front camera with a fast and bright f/2.0 lens.

In the back, it has a dual-lens camera that boasts an impressive 16 MP Sony IMX398 image sensor with a very bright f/1.7 lens. It is supported by a 2 MP depth sensor, allowing it to deliver more realistic software bokeh effects. The result – incredibly good photos worthy of smartphones that cost 2-3X as much!

If that’s not impressive enough, we should point out that it even supports 4K video recording! Albeit, without electronic image stabilisation. Still, this is a feature you wouldn’t expect in this price range!

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) also has good work and gaming performance, handily beating even the new Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 in both aspects.

Of course, it has some limitations. For one thing – it has rather poor battery life – lasting just under 7 hours in our stress test. It also has rather slow recharging performance. To be more accurate, recharging up to 85% is fast, but topping up to 100% takes a long time.

But if you can live with its limited battery life, and don’t mind taking a longer time to recharge, the Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) is an incredibly great deal. So many flagship-class features in such a slim and beautiful metal and glass body, and offered at such incredible price points. What is there not to like?

That’s why we have no qualms awarding it our Editor’s Choice Award! Congratulations, Realme!

 

Realme 2 Pro Price + Deals

The Realme 2 Pro is now available in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indonesia

Sales began at 11 AM on 23 October 2018, at the following prices :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 2,899,000 (~US$ 191 / ~£144 / ~RM 792)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 3,299,000 (~US$ 217 / ~£164 / ~RM 902)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : Rp 3,699,000 (~US$ 244 / ~£184 / ~RM 1,011)

Malaysia

Sales began on 7 November 2018, at the following prices :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 849 (~US$ 204 / ~£155)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 949 (~US$ 228 / ~£174)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 1,099 (~US$ 264 / ~£201)

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However, Shopee will offer the Realme 2 Pro at these special prices on 28 November 2018 :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 (~US$ 192 / ~£146)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 899 (~US$ 216 / ~£164)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 (~US$ 240 / ~£183)

If you are interested to purchase the Realme 2 Pro at the awesome 12/12 deal, stake out this page!

 

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The Realme 2 Pro vs. HUAWEI nova 3i Comparison!

The new Realme 2 Pro smartphone directly targets the HUAWEI nova 3i smartphone with its combination of good looks and great features at an incredible price point. Let’s compare them both, and see which is the better deal!

 

Realme 2 Pro vs. HUAWEI nova 3i

The Realme 2 Pro (Malaysia | Indonesia) and the HUAWEI nova 3i (Malaysia | Indonesia) are both mid-range smartphones with large 6.3-inch displays, and a dual-lens main camera. They are similar in many ways, but very different beasts in other aspects. Let’s take a closer look and show you what we mean!

Display : Realme 2 Pro

Both Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) and HUAWEI nova 3i (MY | ID) boast very large 6.3-inch IPS displays, with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and a high pixel density of 409 pixels per inch.

However, the Realme 2 Pro’s display has two additional advantages

  • it has a tiny dewdrop notch, which is much more challenging to design and build. But it means you get more pixels for the same display size, with more space for notifications
  • it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is tougher than the aluminosilicate glass used in the nova 3i.

Performance : Realme 2 Pro

The HUAWEI nova 3i’s Kirin 710 is a strong mid-range processor, but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 used by Realme 2 Pro is still superior. It has a slight advantage in CPU speed, but where it really shines is its GPU performance.

Ultimately, you may not notice performance difference between the two models in work applications, but the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) will offer noticeably better gaming performance.

Memory : Realme 2 Pro

When we compare both models at the same price point, the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) offers 8 GB of faster LPDDR4x memory, while the HUAWEI nova 3i (MY | ID) only comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory.

Storage : Realme 2 Pro

Both Realme 2 Pro and HUAWEI nova 3i come with 128 GB of storage at the same price point. However, what most people don’t know is that the nova 3i uses the older, slower eMMC 5.1 flash storage.

The Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) uses the much faster UFS 2.1 flash storage, which is also more power-efficient.

Front Camera : HUAWEI nova 3i

The HUAWEI nova 3i boasts a very high-resolution 24 MP front camera, coupled with a 2 MP depth sensor. This allows it to apply very accurate bokeh effects for great selfies.

While the nova 3i definitely has a superior front camera, the Realme 2 Pro, which has a high-resolution 16 MP front camera, has an ace up its sleeve – a very bright f/1.7 lens. This allows it to outperform the nova 3i in low-light conditions.

Main Camera : Realme 2 Pro

Both smartphones have dual-lens cameras that pairs a high-resolution imaging camera, with a depth sensor. But the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) has undoubtedly the far superior main camera.

It is built around the excellent Sony IMX398, a Dual Pixel image sensor that delivers faster and more accurate autofocus. Paired with a very bright f/1.7 lens, it handily outperforms the nova 3i in low-light conditions.

Wireless Connectivity : Realme 2 Pro

Both smartphones have similar LTE performance, but the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) has the clear-cut advantage in other connectivity options :

  • it supports the newer 802.11ac WiFi standard, offering much higher transfer rates.
  • it supports dual-band connectivity, switching between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz to avoid interference, and deliver better range and faster transfer rates.
  • it supports Bluetooth 5.0, which offers higher speeds and longer range, while using less power than Bluetooth 4.2.

Battery : Realme 2 Pro

The HUAWEI nova 3i (MY | ID) has a 3,340 mAh battery, while the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) has a slightly larger 3,500 mAh battery.

Price : Realme 2 Pro

With its superior set of features, you would expect the Realme 2 Pro to be more expensive. Surprisingly, it is CHEAPER than the HUAWEI nova 3i!

The HUAWEI nova 3i (MY | ID) has an official retail price of RM 1,299 / ~US$ 311, while the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) only costs RM 1,099 / ~US$ 263!

 

Realme 2 Pro vs. HUAWEI nova 3i Summarised

SpecificationsRealme 2 ProHUAWEI nova 3i
Display6.3-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi
6.3-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1Android 8.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 660HUAWEI Kirin 710
Processor4 x Kryo 260 Gold (2.2 GHz)
4 x Kryo 260 Silver (1.84 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A73 (2.2 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A53 (1.7 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 512ARM Mali-G51 MP4
Memory8 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage128 GB UFS 2.1 flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
128 GB eMMC 5.1 flash memory
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera16 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens24 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP Sony IMX398 Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.7 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens

Single LED flash
16 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 lens

Single LED flash
ConnectivityLTE : 150 MBps UL, 600 Mbps DL
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth : v5.0

USB : micro USB 2.0
LTE : 150 MBps UL, 600 Mbps DL
WiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth : v4.2

USB : micro USB 2.0
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mountedYes, Rear-mounted
Battery3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
- with 10 watt charger
3,340 mAh lithium-ion battery
- with 10 watt charger
Dimensions74.0 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.5 mm thick
75.2 mm wide
157.5 mm tall
7.6 mm thick
Weight174 g169 g

 

Our Verdict : Realme 2 Pro Is The Obvious Choice

The HUAWEI nova 3i (MY | ID) was a great mid-range smartphone, offering a ton of features and great performance at an affordable price point. Until the Realme 2 Pro (MY | ID) came along and spoilt the party.

With the exception of the front camera, the Realme 2 Pro handily beat the nova 3i in all other aspects… while offering a lower price tag! Unbelievable, but that’s precisely why we gave the Realme 2 Pro our Editor’s Choice Award.

For more on the Realme 2 Pro, make sure you read our Realme 2 Pro In-Depth Review!

 

Realme 2 Pro Price + Deals

The Realme 2 Pro is now available in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indonesia

Here are the Realme 2 Pro price list in Indonesia, with sales beginning on 23 October 2018 :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 2,899,000 (~US$ 191 / ~£144 / ~RM 792)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 3,299,000 (~US$ 217 / ~£164 / ~RM 902)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : Rp 3,699,000 (~US$ 244 / ~£184 / ~RM 1,011)

Malaysia

Here are the Realme 2 Pro price list in Malaysia, with sales beginning on 7 November 2018 :

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  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 849 (~US$ 204 / ~£155)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 949 (~US$ 228 / ~£174)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 1,099 (~US$ 264 / ~£201)

However, Shopee will offer the Realme 2 Pro at these special prices at 9 AM on 11 and 15 November 2018 :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 (~US$ 192 / ~£146)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 899 (~US$ 216 / ~£164)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 (~US$ 240 / ~£183)

If you are interested to purchase the Realme 2 Pro at the awesome 11/11 and 15/11 deals, stake out this page!

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The Realme 2 PRO Price, Deals, Specifications + More!

The Realme 2 PRO smartphone has now been unveiled in Jakarta and Malaysia to thunderous applause. Here are the Realme 2 PRO price and offers, as well as its official tech briefing and full specifications!

Don’t forget to read our in-depth review of the Realme 2 Pro smartphone!

 

Who Is Realme?

Created by OPPO as a sub-brand, Realme recently became an independent brand. Realme Southeast Asia Marketing Director, Josef Wang, gave a quick overview of Realme as a new smartphone brand, and how well they did in their first market – India.

 

Realme Interview Session

We also had the opportunity to grill Realme’s Josef Wang and Felix Christian about their ties with OPPO and the three new Realme smartphones that they just revealed!

 

The Official Realme 2 PRO Tech Briefing

The Realme 2 PRO (Malaysia | Indonesia) is a mid-range smartphone offering many of the latest smartphone features at an affordable price point. It comes in three colour options – Black Sea, Blue Ocean and Ice Lake.

 

Realme 2 PRO Specifications

SpecificationsRealme 2 Pro
Display6.3-inch display
- 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 409 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.2 GHz)
4 x Qualcomm Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.84 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 512
Memory4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x SDRAM
Storage64 GB eMMC 5.1 flash storage, OR
128 GB UFS 2.1 flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera16 MP image sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP Sony IMX398 image sensor with f/1.7 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Single LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mounted
Other SensorsLight & distance sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor
NFCNot available
Battery3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions74.0 mm wide
156.7 mm tall
8.5 mm thick
Weight174 g
Available ColoursBlack Sea, Blue Ocean, Ice Lake

Don’t forget to read our in-depth review of the Realme 2 Pro smartphone!

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Realme 2 Pro Price + Deals

The Realme 2 Pro is now available in both Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indonesia

Here are the Realme 2 Pro price list in Indonesia, with sales beginning on 23 October 2018 :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 2,899,000 (~US$ 191 / ~£144 / ~RM 792)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 3,299,000 (~US$ 217 / ~£164 / ~RM 902)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : Rp 3,699,000 (~US$ 244 / ~£184 / ~RM 1,011)

Malaysia

Here are the Realme 2 Pro price list in Malaysia, with sales beginning on 7 November 2018 :

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  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 849 (~US$ 204 / ~£155)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 949 (~US$ 228 / ~£174)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 1,099 (~US$ 264 / ~£201)

However, Shopee will offer the Realme 2 Pro at these special prices on 11 November 2018 :

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 799 (~US$ 192 / ~£146)
  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 899 (~US$ 216 / ~£164)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 (~US$ 240 / ~£183)

If you are interested to purchase the Realme 2 Pro at the awesome 11/11 deal, stake out this page!

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Realme 2 PRO Key Features

Here is a summary of its key features :

Dewdrop Full HD+ Display

The Realme 2 PRO (Malaysia | Indonesia) features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a dewdrop notch. This gives it a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

Crystal-like Dewdrop Back Cover

The back cover uses a 15-layer laminate technology to deliver a glossy effect with a dewdrop curved design.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 has eight Qualcomm Kyro 260 cores that run at up to 1.95 GHz. It includes the fast Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU, the Qualcomm All-Ways Aware sensor hub and Qualcomm AI Engine.

High-Speed RAM + Storage

The Realme 2 PRO (Malaysia | Indonesia) offers the latest LPDDR4x memory technology, as well as UFS2.1 flash storage of 128 GB. Its storage can be further expanded with a microSD card (up to 400 GB).

Note : The 64 GB storage option uses the slower eMMC5.1 standard.

Long-lasting 3,500 mAh Battery

The Realme 2 PRO (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a large 3,500 mAh battery that is managed by their AI Power Master software to provide all-day endurance, by intelligently suspending inactive apps and processes to minimise power consumption. Here are the results of Realme’s lab tests :

Standby 16.5 hours
Music Playing (WiFi) 12 hours
Video Playback (WiFi) 10 hours
Surfing the Internet (WiFi) 12.5 hours

Studio-Quality Portraits

The Realme 2 PRO (Malaysia | Indonesia) has a main camera built around the 16 MP Sony IMX398 sensor and f/1.7 lens. It supports fast Dual Pixel auto-focus, and electronic image stabilisation (EIS) for video recordings. It also offers 16 AI scenes.

Don’t forget to read our in-depth review of the Realme 2 Pro smartphone!

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The Complete Realme Jakarta Presentation

Here is the complete Realme Jakarta presentation for the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones :

 

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Confirmed : Realme Comes To Malaysia In November 2018!

At the recent launch of the Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones in Jakarta, Realme revealed that they intend to expand to many Southeast Asian countries. Today, we can confirm that Realme is going to come to Malaysia in November 2018! Here are the full details!

 

Who Is Realme?

Created by OPPO as a sub-brand, Realme recently became an independent brand. Realme Southeast Asia Marketing Director, Josef Wang, gave a quick overview of Realme as a new smartphone brand, and how well they did in their first market – India.

Realme’s success in India was massive, with the Realme 1 Series sold out in only 2 minutes after being officially launched.

This followed with the Realme 2 Pro and Realme 2 smartphones, when a total of 200,000 units were sold in under 5 minutes. Their Indonesian launch sold more than 15,000 units in only 10 minutes!

 

Realme Interview Session

In Jakarta, we had the opportunity to grill Realme’s Josef Wang and Felix Christian about their ties with OPPO, the three new Realme smartphones, and their expansion plans for Southeast Asia.

 

Realme Comes To Malaysia In November 2018!

Confirming the speculation, Josef Wang, Marketing Director of Realme Southeast Asia said,

“Realme aims to be top of mind for the younger generation of Malaysians who are looking for smartphones that are fast, stylish, and affordable. With exceptional success in India and Indonesia, it was only natural that we moved to Malaysia next, a country with a smartphone penetration of 131.8%. With such impressive figures, we’re confident that Malaysia will continue Realme’s success in the region.”

While Realme did not reveal what smartphones they will be bringing to Malaysia, we have the videos and details of the three latest Realme smartphones that they recently launched in Jakarta :

 

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