Display: IPS LCD
Camera: Triple, 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
OS: Android 10, Realme UI
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
The Realme Q2i is an entry-level smartphone that offers a compelling package of features at an affordable price point. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at its price, availability, design, camera, software, performance, battery life, and charging capabilities.
Realme Q2i Price and Accessibility Review
The Realme Q2i is designed to cater to budget-conscious consumers, and it delivers excellent value for its price. With a competitive price tag, this smartphone is easily accessible for users looking for an affordable option. It is important to note that prices may vary based on different regions and availability. However, Realme has generally been known for offering budget-friendly devices without compromising on quality.
Realme Q2i Design Review
In terms of design, the Realme Q2i features a sleek and modern aesthetic. It boasts a sturdy build quality with a plastic back panel that is resistant to fingerprints and smudges. The device is lightweight and comfortable to hold, making it suitable for extended usage. The display is a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, which provides vibrant colors and decent viewing angles.
Realme Q2i Camera Review
The Realme Q2i sports a capable camera setup considering its price range. It features a triple camera configuration on the rear, with a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The camera performance is satisfactory, capturing detailed photos in good lighting conditions. However, in low-light scenarios, image quality may suffer due to the absence of advanced low-light optimization features. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera that captures decent self-portraits.
Realme Q2i Software Review
Realme Q2i runs on Realme UI, which is based on the Android operating system. The UI offers a clean and intuitive user experience, with smooth navigation and fluid animations. Realme UI comes with a range of customization options, allowing users to personalize their device according to their preferences. It also provides features such as Dark Mode and Digital Wellbeing, enhancing the overall software experience.
Realme Q2i Performance Review
Under the hood, the Realme Q2i is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. This configuration ensures smooth multitasking and handles day-to-day tasks with ease. While it may not be the most powerful chipset on the market, it performs admirably for its price range. Casual gaming and everyday applications run smoothly, although heavy gaming or resource-intensive tasks may experience occasional lags or frame drops.
Realme Q2i Battery Life and Charging Review
One of the highlights of the Realme Q2i is its impressive battery life. It is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, which provides ample power to last through a full day of usage on a single charge. The device also supports 18W fast charging, allowing for quick top-ups whenever needed. With its efficient power management, the Realme Q2i ensures that users can stay connected and productive without worrying about running out of battery.
Overall, the Realme Q2i offers excellent value for money, providing a well-rounded smartphone experience at an affordable price point. With its appealing design, capable camera setup, smooth software, satisfactory performance, long-lasting battery, and fast charging capabilities, it is a compelling choice for budget-conscious consumers in search of a reliable smartphone.
|Announced||2020, October 13|
|Released||2020, October 21|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
1, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G 2.3 Gbps DL|
|Dimensions||164.4 x 76 x 8.6 mm (6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||189.5 g (6.70 oz)|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||IPS LCD|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||4GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||128GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||No|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
|Video Resolution||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps|
8 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Mediatek MT6853V Dimensity 720 (7 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G57 MC3|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 10, Realme UI|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Audio Jack Type||3.5mm|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||5000 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 18W|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
- Realme Q2i
- 2-pin charger (5V-2A)
- Micro USB cable
- SIM ejector tool
- Screen protector
- Silicon back case
- User manual and warranty information.