Realme came up with the Realme XT in September and it had announced back then that a more powerful version of the phone with the Snapdragon 730G chip will be coming by December. The phone is finally here but not as the Realme XT730G- it comes in as the Realme X2. The X2 branding frames it as the generic variant of the Realme X2 Pro, which earned mixed impressions from India Today Tech.

On paper, the Realme X2 is mostly the Realme XT but with some notable upgrades in key areas that could keep it relevant until the Realme X50 drops in next year. It starts at Rs 16,999, and it seems like it has the Redmi K20 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro in its sights, looking to brush aside the competition with what Indians love- better specs for lesser price.

But is worth buying as 2019 ends? A question worth keeping the country awake for nights? Just kidding. But if you are looking for an affordable phone with some bells and whistles, the Realme X2 has a lot to offer and I think most of you will be happy with what Madhav Sheth and his team have in store.

Since the Realme X2 is technically a mid-life upgrade to the Realme XT, I am going to focus on the things that make it worthwhile and things that should make you take ‘Note’ of its competition.

Realme X2 has a great display
Realme has consistently impressed with the Realme X series when it comes to the display. Instead of using a bog-standard LCD panel, Realme sticks to AMOLED panels for the X2 and that’s good news if your phone is your sole source of entertainment. There’s a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a dewdrop notch on the top for housing the camera. Yes, the notch is there but it’s relatively small. It doesn’t hinder the viewing experience though.