Realme 2 Pro Camera Review: Good But Not The Best
Realme 2 Pro was launched last month and went on sale during the Big Billion Day sale. I got a chance to grab the phone for review. As the company talks a lot about the camera, I decided to dig into it and give you a dedicated camera review of Realme 2 Pro.
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Realme 2 Pro camera hardware
Realme 2 Pro features a 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera where the primary sensor is Sony IMX398 CMOS with 6-element lens and has a F/1.7 aperture. It also features Electronic Image Stabilization. It has 16 megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The camera app of the phone has several modes including Portrait, pano, Timelapse and Expert mode for those looking for the professional mode. The camera app also has camera effects. The app is easy to use and performs well. Found no shutter lag and image processing is also fine.
Realme 2 Pro camera performance
Realme 2 Pro captures good images in daylight. Images are sharp with good contrast and accurate colors. Images are more detailed as compared to what we found in Realme 2. But the dynamic range is about average. I also found some photos with overexposure where colors were washed out. The HDR mode works nicely.
The portrait mode works well and does a good Job in subject separation from the background. It even offers a few Portrait Lighting modes. I even found out the bokeh processing also applies some smoothening or beautification.
The camera captures good photos in low light, thanks to the wider f/1.7 aperture. Objects look more vibrant. Images have plenty of detail and little noise. Shots captured in dark with the help of flash were also good.
The front camera has a fixed-focus lens and lacks a dedicated flash. It captures decent selfies. Photos have good details and nice colors. Images are also sharp enough, but the dynamic range is average. It captures real skin tone. One thing I noted that the front camera processing applies some smoothening without even applying beautification.
It also has bokeh mode that works well in blurring the background. The beauty mode is also there and you can play with different beautify levels to see what is needed for you.
The Realm 2 Pro can record videos in 2160p, 1080p and 720p at 30fps. Video quality is average. Videos capture details but nothing impressive due to below average dynamic range. There is EIS for 1080p videos which does an excellent job but videos at 4K lack EIS. If you want to record better 4K videos, use a Tripod or Gimbal. The front camera can record up to 1080p videos and the quality is average here as well.
Realme 2 Pro performs well in the camera department. The daylight shots have some issues but it really impresses with its low-light performance. The bokeh shots are impresses in both outdoor and indoor conditions.
If you compare it with rivals, Mi A2 stands out as better camera phone than Realme 2 Pro, but Realme 2 Pro still stands out with its impressive low-light performance.