For those who are always seeking for the latest and greatest smartphones that brings the best value for money, then you will have came across a brand called Realme. It is a new brand in the market that brought fantastic value for money. They have a smartphone called the Realme 2 Pro – a Snapdragon 660 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage – all for just RM849.
There are a few smartphones that offer a similar package to the Realme 2 Pro – particularly the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2). Then the second question comes – just how good is the camera on the Realme 2 Pro? That is why we are doing this camera review for the Realme 2 Pro.
The Realme 2 Pro’s camera is situated at the top left corner at the back of the phone, and has some protrusion.
First off, let us go through the list of specs of the Realme 2 Pro’s camera.
- Dual rear-facing cameras
- 16MP f/1.7 main camera with PDAF
- 2MP depth sensor
- Selfie camera
- 16MP f/2.0 fixed focus
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the camera prowess of the Realme 2 Pro. You can view the pictures shown here in its full size alongside with all metadata at our Shutterfly album here.
The Realme 2 Pro has a pretty decent camera in terms of specs. It can take quite a lot of fantastic pictures with great colors and white balance as well – which is something that I personally like.
Enabling HDR does bring out a big difference as well. Take a look here.
The 16MP sensor with a f/1.7 lens means that it can get high amounts of light into the sensor – which is great for indoor photography.
It does have a manual mode as well – which is actually quite flexible in itself. It can go down low to a weird ISO of 22. We stet up a tripod for some low light shots and it surprisingly looks good too.
It was a windy night so the leaves were getting blown everywhere – hence the blurry leaves due to long exposure shots.
Not much of a selfie fan but it can indeed take nice looking selfies with the 16MP sensor with f/2.0 lens.
The camera UI is actually very clean. The Realme 2 Pro is aimed towards those who just want to point and shoot to get a picture. And Realme actually removed most of the buttons off the camera UI already.
By changing over to the expert mode – or manual mode, the Realme 2 Pro the UI is actually quite easy to use as well.
From here, we can see that the ISO can go all the way down to 22 only, and the shutter speed ranges from 1/8000s to 16s. With a tripod, the Realme 2 Pro can shoot some fantastic shots at night as shown above.
However, there is a missing button there – the camera settings. To access the camera settings, you actually have to go to the phone’s settings menu, which is cumbersome. Still, it’s not an issue since these settings are just tuned once and we can all forget about it.
Wrapping up the Realme 2 Pro’s camera review
The Realme 2 Pro camera is honestly very good for its price point. For a mid-range smartphone, the Realme 2 Pro is definitely a highly recommended smartphone in this category for its camera. The Realme 2 Pro’s closest competitor is the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2), but the camera of the Realme 2 Pro is definitely far better than the Max Pro (M2).
Equipped with Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, the Realme 2 Pro is can be a gaming smartphone too. If you do need more RAM for better multitasking, then there are other variants also.
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – RM849
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – RM949
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – RM1,099