Realme Q2i

Realme Q2i Review, Pros and Cons – A few weeks ago, Realme launched a smartphone trio in its Q line, which Realme Q2i also includes alongside its older brothers Q2 and Q2 Pro. Realme Q2i offered a whole new level of 5G connectivity option accessible at only about $ 150 (10,990 INR) and paired with a basic 5G processor, Dimensity 720 on the board.

Realme Q2i is available exclusively in China, although, there is no word from the creator that this series will appear on the global stage. Now, let’s see the review of the phone to find out what it’s worth.

Realme Q2i Review

Highlights

  1. The device has a 6.5 inches IPS LCD screen with decent pixel density and HD resolution.
  2. Realme Q2i is integrated with a triple-camera, which includes 13 MP as the main sensor and also has an 8 MP selfie port.
  3. The Android 10 OS based on Realme UI integrated with the phone
  4. Support of 4 GB of RAM and storage of 128 GB of internal space.
  5. A huge Li-Po 5000 mAh battery pack comes with a standard 18W fast charging pad to power the phone.

Design and Display

The design implement on the Realme Q2i resembles in some way the design of the Realme C series with a typical texture with no particular modern aspect, just a simple layout with a camera plate and fingerprint reader. As for the front, the phone features an edge-to-edge borderless frame on the 6.5 inches IPS LCD screen and offers Full HD resolution.

On the other hand, it offers regular thickness with medium weight, which means that you will have a feeling of lightness when holding the phone, even if the gorilla glass is missing from the paper. It would be a big problem since it is a basic smartphone.

Memory and Internal

The hardware set of the MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G chipset powered the system and will provide day-to-day usage requirements, increasing processing speed by the octa-core processor.

The processing unit guarantees the maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz, which is quite moderate and adequate and has mediocre Mali-G57 MC3 graphics. The Realme UI software skin is placed on the Android 10 operating system to combine immersive features and customization in the system interface.

As a basic smartphone, the internal storage of 128 GB is quite decent, in addition to sufficient and coupled with 4 GB of RAM. On the same note, having it cover everything from HD videos to state-of-the-art game configurations. It didn’t have SD card support, and having a microSD card in the SIM slot just adds to the burden.

Camera

The triple camera features under the square plate on which the 13 MP lens goes up to 4K video resolution, all due to the software and chipset support. Likewise, the 2 MP macro and the 2 MP depth work very well in daylight settings.

Other than that, the 8 MP front selfie camera is presented on the screen, which produces satisfactory images and videos. However, the tables were turned against Realme Q2i, as it did not support many camera software in terms of low light image or video configuration.

Battery and Others

The Li-Po 5000 mAh battery offers wonderful screen time for games and also for streaming content. In addition, the stationary 18W block increases the charging speed than the average smartphone module. It will survive up to half a day in extreme use.
Other than that, the low sound output is one of the main disadvantages of the Realme Q2i smartphone, but the other sensor and fingerprint scanner works well.

Realme Q2i Pros and Cons

Realme Q2i Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Realme Q2i smartphone.

SpecificationsRealme Q2i
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedOctober 2020
Weight189.5 g
SIMDual SIM
Dimensions6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches
Size6.5 inches
DisplayIPS LCD touchscreen
270 PPI density
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels
OSAndroid 10, Realme UI
Chipset7 nm – MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
CPUOcta-core
2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUMali-G57 MC3
Card slotNo
RAM4GB
Internal128GB
UFS 2.1
Camera13MP, 2MP, 2MP
Selfie8MP
LoudspeakerYes
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
RadioNo
USBUSB Type-C 2.0
SensorsRear mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer
proximity, compass
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh battery
Fast charging 18W
ColorsBlue, Silver
Expected Price$150 (11,000 INR)

Realme Q2i Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of the pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Realme Q2i smartphone.

Pros

  1. Long-lasting battery by 5000 mAh Li-Po battery.
  2. Supports 18W fast charging.
  3. Achieve 4K video recording with decent daylight images.
  4. 5G support.
  5. Realme UI interface.

Cons

  1. No secondary storage.
  2. Single RAM and storage option.
  3. 720p resolution only.
  4. Didn’t have any gorilla glass.
  5. Not suitable for low light photos.

Conclusion

Nowadays, everyone thinks 5G is the future and wants a buy an affordable 5g smartphone. Realme Q2i is the most prominent option you currently have in China, which has the latest 5G at a mind-blowing flat price of $ 150 (11,000 INR). However, there is no word from the Realme about its launch in other markets.

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