Realme is making news again. The company seems ready to compete with giants in the mobile manufacturing industry. It has launched a few mobile phones in almost every price category. Its latest smartphone, the Realme X2 is great phone from the company. The Chinese tech startup is also venturing out in the wearable category and has launched true wireless earphones in the Realme Buds Air.
The Realme X2 was launched in China a few months back and has now made its way to Indian market. It is essentially an upgraded version of Realme XT smartphone which was powered by the Snapdragon 712 chipset. In comparison, the Realme X2 gets the snapdragon 730G processor with Adreno 618 GPU. In the indian market, the Realme X2 will face off against the likes of Samsung Galaxy A80, Oppo Reno 2, Redmi K20, and also the Redmi K30 when it launches in the country.
Other specs of the Realme X2 are pretty similar to the Realme XT. It gets the same 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor to act as the security layer. The phone has a large enough 4,000mAh battery with VOOC flash charge 4.0. This means the phone as a greater charging speed than its predecessor. The device has Android 9 with ColorOS 6.1, but it will be upgraded to ColorOS 7 based on Android 10.
The phone has a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The video camera specs is similar to Realme XT smartphone. With this device you can shoot up to 4K videos at 30fps while the 1080 mode goes up to 60fps. The phone is dual sim and has face-unlock feature as well. The Realme X2 is available in peral green, pearl white, and pearl blue colors and weigh only 182g.
Over the past couple of years, the wireless earbuds have grown from a luxury into a necessity. There is no shortage of the company's manufacturing earbuds but recently there has been some trend towards the Samsung Galaxy Buds, and now they have released the second generation.
So should you buy the Galaxy Buds Plus? The biggest advantage of using the earbuds is the way they work with Android. Although pretty much all kinds of earbuds work okay with Android in one way or another, even you can connect Apple's AirPods. However, a lot of them lack these lack extra features on the platform. With the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus, there are many extra features available, especially if you own a Samsung phone.
On a Samsung smartphone, just pair the earbuds with the phone and you will be greeted with a pop-up that displays the battery status of each bud and the case too. It is exactly how Apple works with AirPods. However, this isn't available to all phones. If you own a Google Pixel 4, you need to download an extra app. Once the app is installed, you will have control over the buds plus to customize taps and the like. But you won't get any pop-up with battery information. This has to be checked within the app only.
Samsung has included a USB-C port on the back of the charging case and a Qi wireless chagrining receiver inside the case. The earbuds have pretty good battery life and can last up to 11 hours by Samsung's rating. I don't think that anyone would use the earbuds for that long but even if you use it aa for 4,5 hours, the battery hardly gets any drainage.
There are a few different sound profiles in the Samsung app but if you settled down Dynamic, this sounds pretty normal. The Normal setting although won't get you the best result. Another big plus here is the Spotify integration that enables you to assign a long-press on either bud to a Spotify shortcut. This shortcut initiates Spotify on your connected phone to play either your most recent track or your daily mix playlists.
Now, to talk about the cons or not so good features of the earbuds. The buds plus case isn't huge but still unflattering and thick and the default sound profile isn't so good. Samsung has used two microphones to make call audio to sound better and isolate your voice but you may not find the quality of the mics quite impressive.