Realme: A new variety of smartphones for the Pakistani youth!

The android-using Pakistani youth is very open to newer phones unlike iPhone-loyals. That makes us wonder how well the Realme franchise will be received by them and if the company will perform at par with their claims – enough to compete with the front-running brands!

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Realme is a burgeoning android-based smartphone brand that has recently gained popularity in gamers and android enthusiasts in Pakistan. The company had released many models in the past few years that are reasonable on the pocket, easy to use and esthetic to look at.

Most of its phones are colourful, shiny and high-performing and substantially satisfying to its users. Some new models have been released this year that have been compared by the public to phones like Redmi Note 7 and Xiaomi Mi A3 – which have quite the names globally.

Since its entry into the Pakistani market less than 9 months ago, Realme powered by Oppo, has already launched 5 products across different price segments from premium flagships to trendy mid-rangers, all designed particularly for the youth.

The smartphone comes with a gaming assistant with screen recording and a do not disturb mode for an enhanced gaming experience.

The company has announced the launch of realme 5 series on October 2, 2019 in Lahore. realme will announce the launch of the realme 5 and 5 Pro, its new mainline smartphones for Pakistan and the successors to the impressive budget-focused Realme 3 and 3 Pro.

Realme 5 and 5 Pro

For the tech buffs: The Realme 5 Pro is the more advanced device. It comes with a Snapdragon 712 processor, a 4,035mAh battery, a 6.3-inch 1080p LCD screen with a waterdrop notch, and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s also a headphone jack and a microSD card slot, and the phone charges over USB-C with VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

The non-pro Realme 5 is lower-end, but some people might actually prefer it. The screen is bigger at 6.5 inches, although it has a lower 720p resolution, and the battery capacity is also massive at 5,000mAh, the biggest battery to be featured on a realme device thus far. It charges over Micro USB, too, which may or may not be a deal-breaker for you.


Good News for Gamers

Realme is proving it has planned an even steeper growth trajectory than its parent company through a targeted focus on the youth.

One of the awaited upcoming models, X2 has several gaming features which make it a great option if you play PUBG or other hardware intensive games. A previous release called Realme X (not a predecessor) also received great reviews from PUBG players. There were reported no screen lags, a smooth display and good battery life. Reviewers claimed that it provides playable frame rates at Ultra settings. You can get even better performance by switching the battery to Performance mode.

Even one of the cheaper models like, Realme 3, features a large 6.2-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio, dual AI rear cameras, Android Pie, MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor and a 4230mAh battery – both of which make it an ideal choice for playing the graphically intensive, PUBG Mobile Lite.

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Realme X2

Sporting a quad sensor rear camera, this mid-ranger is expected to be Rs. 44,999 and promises decent specifications including an FHD+ display and VOOC 4.0 flash charge technology.

Design-wise, Realme X2 is identical to Realme XT. It has the same glass constructions and features a parabola-like paint job. Talking about the internals, X2 is the first Realme smartphone powered by an 8nm Snapdragon 730G chipset. The SoC is paired with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 64 GB/128GB/256GB of storage.

Realme X2 runs on Android 9.0 Pie topped with ColorOS 6.1. To optimize the performance, Realme has also added Frame Boost 2.0 and Touch Boost 2.0 along with a dedicated game space to manage all the games on the device. Apart from this, the smartphone comes with a gaming assistant with screen recording and a do not disturb mode for an enhanced gaming experience. Another good news for avid PUBG players!



Realme X2 also features top of the line camera specifications. At the back, the phone sports a quad-sensor camera with 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 main sensor followed by an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor.

The camera supports 4K video recording at 30 fps and has Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) as well. The selfie camera is an impressive 32 MP shooter that sits in the waterdrop notch.


The smartphone is powered by a 4000 mAh battery and is the first Oppo smartphone to feature the 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge technology. According to Oppo, the smartphone will take only 30 minutes to fully charge!