Oppo recently unveiled the Realme 2, the successor to the Realme 1. The device offers a stunning design with a “diamond-cut” design at the back, along with some decent hardware for its price. The Realme 1 was a great device on its own, and as such, many people have been wondering if the Realme 2 is the perfect successor or not. Priced at Rs. 8,990, the device certainly costs cheaper than the Realme 1, but where exactly is the cost-cutting? Let’s find out as we compare the Realme 2 against the Realme 1, and see what all is new!
Right off the bat, the biggest change from the Realme 1 to the Realme 2 is the display. The Realme 1 had a standard design up front, sporting a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels stretched across a 6-inch panel. With the Realme 2, while the screen size has gone up a notch with 6.2-inches, the resolution has dropped down to 1520 x 720 pixels resolution.
Despite featuring a MediaTek processor, the Realme 1 was pretty damn powerful. The device was powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC clocked at 2GHz, which is comparable to that of a Snapdragon 636 SoC. On the other hand, the Realme 2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, which is pretty inferior. Just to give you a comparison, the Realme 1 had achieved a score of 1,38321 in Antutu Benchmark, while the Realme 2 had managed a slouch score of just 76,926, which is almost half of its predecessor.
We can never have too much memory, right? Well, the Realme 1 came powered with a whopping 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. On the other hand, even the top-end variant of the Realme 2 caps out at 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Clearly, the Realme 2 is not as powerful as the Realme 1.
Okay, this might be something where the Realme 2 comes out on top. The Realme 1 came powered with a single shooter of 13MP (f/2.2). On the other hand, the Realme 2 features 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) dual rear sensors. On the front side, the Realme 2 houses an 8MP (f/2.2) shooter for selfies and video calls similar to Oppo Realme 1. Here is a quick comparison between the two shooters:
The Realme 1 had ditched the fingerprint sensor and had opted for just the Face ID for unlocking the device. The Realme 2, on the other hand, brings forth the best of both worlds, adding a fingerprint sensor on the back while still offering the Face Unlock feature.
Battery capacity is another aspect where the Realme 2 improves, and this one is a massive jump. The Realme 2 featured a huge battery of 3,410mAh, which is pretty damn good. Well, Realme has done one better, by offering a humongous 4,230mAh battery on the Realme 2, which should easily last for more than a day.
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Realme 1 vs Realme 2: Not Really an Improvement
As you can see, the Realme 2 does improve upon its predecessor on certain aspects, such as adding a secondary sensor and offering an even higher battery capacity. However, the drop down to the Snapdragon 450 SoC and a major drop in the display of the device is a big let-down, and would certainly disappoint a lot of users. Well, if you’re still planning on purchasing the Realme 2, stay tuned for our detailed review of the device.