The front of the Realme 2 Pro.

The Realme 2 Pro is the top-end device from the Oppo sub-brand, offering more impressive specs than the standard Realme 2. But just how much better is the Pro model on paper compared to the vanilla model?

Take a look at the spec table below for all the features at a glance.

 Realme 2 ProRealme 2
Display 6.3-inch full HD+ (2,340 x 1,080) LCD 6.2-inch HD+ (1,520 x 720) LCD
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 660
2.2 + 1.8GHz, 64-bit
Kryo 260 octa-core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
1.8Ghz, 64-bit
Cortex-A53 octa-core
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 506
Main: 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 1.12micron pixels
Secondary: 2MP depth sensor

16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
Main: 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Secondary: 2MP depth sensor

8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Ambient light
Ambient light
IP ratingNoNo
SoftwareColorOS 5.2
Android 8.1
ColorOS 5.1
Android 8.1
Dimensions and weight156.7 x 74 x 8.5mm
156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2mm
ColorsBlack, Deep Blue, Light BlueBlack, Red, Blue

The Realme 2 Pro sees a big upgrade in power, swapping out the standard model’s middling Snapdragon 450 chipset in favor of an upper mid-range Snapdragon 660 SoC. The base Realme 2 Pro starts at 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, as opposed to the Realme 2’s 3GB+32GB starting model.

Need even more power? The Pro model has you covered with a 6GB+64GB variant, and an 8GB+128GB option. By comparison, the Realme 2 tops out at 4GB+64GB.

The back of the Realme 2 Pro.

The Realme 2 Pro’s screen is a big upgrade over the standard phone too. Instead of the vanilla phone’s 6.2-inch 720p display, we’ve got a 6.3-inch full HD+ screen. Both phones have a notch, but the Realme 2 Pro has a small waterdrop notch instead of the gigantic forehead seen on the normal model.

The Pro model also offers upgrades in the camera field, serving up a 16MP+2MP f/1.7 rear camera pairing compared to the Realme 2’s 13MP+2MP f/2.2 combination. The Realme 2 Pro also delivers a 12MP f/2.0 selfie snapper, as opposed to the cheaper phone’s 8MP f/2.2 shooter. The Pro model doesn’t have optical image stabilization, but hopefully the wider apertures result in better photos at night.

It’s not all good news though, as the Pro device has a 3,500mAh battery compared to the Realme 2’s 4,320mAh pack. Additionally, both phones are lacking NFC and USB Type-C, but at least they retain headphone jacks.

A look at the back of the Realme 2.

The standard Realme 2.

The standard Realme 2 starts at 8,990 rupees (~$124) for the 3GB+32GB model, and 10,990 rupees (~$151) for the 4GB+64GB variant. The 4GB+64GB Realme 2 Pro is priced at 13,990 rupees (~$193), while the 6GB+64GB variant has a 15,990 rupee (~$220) price tag, and the top-end 8GB+128GB model will retail for 17,990 rupees (~$248).

The difference between the top-end Realme 2 and base Pro model is 3,000 rupees (~$41), but it seems like you’re getting plenty of extras for the Realme 2 Pro anyway. There’s the more powerful chipset, better cameras on paper, and a slicker design. But you’re also getting reduced endurance in theory compared to the standard Realme 2.

Which one would you take? Let us know in the comments section!

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