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If you’re in the market for a good camera phone with impressive color changing variant, curved display experience and Dimensity-fast performance, then the Vivo V25 Pro at a price of Rs. 35,999 is a great recommendation.



Battery life


Main Camera


Selfie Camera




However, this year the Vivo V25 Pro boasts an impressive, curved display, a multicolor back side and a different 32MP Selfie Camera sensor – a step down from the huge 50MP selfie snapper of its predecessor (V23 Pro). The mid-range device arrived in Gizchina HQ along with its budget brother (V25) and we got to play with them for several days.

Check out here our thoughts on these two beauties in this review.

Main features

Impressive Main camera functions

Curved Display with 120Hz refresh rate

Color changing back cover

Decent battery life

Vivo V25 Pro technical specifications

Brand: vivo

CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6nm)

Display: 6.56-inch 120Hz AMOLED


Storage: 128GB/256GB

Battery: 4830mAh Li-Po

Ports: USB-C 2.0

Operating System: Android 12, Funtouch 12

Front camera: 32MP, f/2.5, wide

Rear cameras: 64MP, f/1.9, wide / 12MP, f/2.2, ultrawide / 2MP, f/2.4 macro

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS

Dimensions: 158.9 x 73.5 x 8.6 mm (6.26 x 2.89 x 0.34 in)

Colors: Pure Black, Sailing Blue

Weight: 190 g (6.70 oz)

Charging: 66W Fast-charging

IP Rating: None

Vivo V25 Pro Design

The Vivo V25 Pro comes with impressive curves on its sides, adding up to a sleek design. It’s easy to hold in your hands, it weighs a mere 190 grams, and with a size of 158.9 x 73.5 x 8.6 mm it’s no hassle to carry it either. Even though it’s a mid-range device, I loved the build quality, and how comfortable it was to hold in my hands during work or leisure.

It seems delicate though, be careful not to let it drop or else… havoc could break loose.

Vivo V25 Pro Display

Equipped with a 6.56-inches AMOLED panel, V25 Pro delivered a rich viewing experience during our review; Impressive brightness, healthy color depiction and excellent viewing angles thanks to the curved edges and the extra thin bezels. I used the phone under direct sunlight for all sorts of tasks – from daily social media browsing to binge watch shows and was quite impressed.

One of its main characteristics is the 120Hz refresh rate, something found mostly in flagship models of other competitors, and a sharp fingerprint sensor – quite quick with almost 85% success.

My only issue with the screen brightness is that it tends to get too dim when set on automatic. This can be good when watching videos or using social media in low light environments, but not when you need the phone the most: during work, driving or replying to messages.


The Vivo V25 Pro is packed with a Mediatek Dimensity 1300 SoC. That’s a small improvement compared to the previous model (V23 Pro) and its Dimensity 1200 chipset. If you had both phones, then you won’t see any significant difference in daily use. In any case, the V25 Pro can easily cope with most of our heavy professional tasks, while playing some notorious titles (such as Asphalt 9) was a pleasing experience. I saw no lags, or frame drops for almost 50 minutes of playing, but I experienced a small overheating at the back of the device. It was normal after playing a so demanding game and had no impact on the performance of the phone.

If you’re a gamer, or a music lover then the single speaker of the device will probably disappoint you. It offers a flat sound, but on the other hand it’s quite loud. One more thing to know also, is the absence of a 3.5mm audio jack, so you will have to rely on a Bluetooth connection for your earphones.

FunTouchOS 12

One other thing that wasn’t that… fun, was the FunTouch OS 12. It’s the skin that equips both the Vivo V25 and V25 Pro. It’s a typical Android 12 based skin that is however filled with a lot of bloatware (pre-installed apps), like as Josh, Moj a Browser app and others that sadly cannot be uninstalled. The whole experience is not bad – but it could be much better.

Vivo V25 Pro Photography

Even though the previous V23 Pro was a pure selfie phone, this isn’t the case with the new model. This one packs an impressive 64 MP OIS primary camera that can do miracles in low light conditions, shooting high-in-contrast pictures with a minor saturation effect here and there and decent videos. I loved the 10X zoom that can prove helpful in various aspects of photography, with impressive amount of details.

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Don’t expect miracles in terms of selfie shots however. The front facing camera of the Vivo V25 Pro lacks the clarity of the previous model. Still it delivers decent daylight photos for social media chúng tôi 8MP wide-angle lens is decent as well. Selfies with portrait mode look lively, clear, true to the skin tone and detect the edges sharply.

The selfie fans will love the preinstalled customizations by Vivo, along with some interesting editing options (tens of filters, beautification mode, cute bokeh flare effects, double exposure mode, long exposure etc).

If you’re a video fan, then you will be pleased to know that the Vivo V25 Pro comes with 4K video recording at 30 or 60fps. It also has OIS support for excellent daylight videos. As one would expect, there are options for time-lapse and slo-mo modes. There’s also a Vlog Movie app that can easily transform our videos into Instagram/TikTok wonders in just a few steps.

Vivo V25 Pro Battery life

It was a blast using the device – in terms of battery life – I must admit. The V25 Pro comes with a 4830mAh battery, that can easily withstand any pro performance offering up to 26 hours of usage.

I used the phone for a whole day during – for review purposes. 30 minutes of phone calls, extensive social media use, texting via messenger/viber, several mail exchanging, listening to music for 45 minutes. At the end of it it had 28% of battery left. However with 66W FlashCharging support, it took around 50 minutes to get a full recharge.

My opinion

The mid-range camera market welcomes another Vivo V Series pair of phones. Unlike its predecessor, the V25 Pro focuses more on its main camera. It’s aimed at photography enthusiasts with improved night light photos, more scenes/settings/camera tweaks. Despite having a lesser quality camera sensor, I haven’t faced any major quality drop in the daylight selfies.

I loved the Mediatek Dimensity 1300 chipset performance during this review. It slightly overheated only after extensive mobile gaming for over 50 minutes. Still managed to easily cover all my professional everyday needs with no trouble at all. That curved display? It’s a beauty both to hold and to look at! It’s rare to find such a display panel at a phone of this price range, with impressive performance all day long.

We’ve talked about the new selfie camera in this review. It’s a step down from the previous model, with mediocre night light photos, but a lot of new AI scenes, face features, extensive “pro” settings and even more.

And some more…

I liked the color-changing back side of the Sailing Blue variant, but surely it’s not a killer characteristic for buyers. I could live without it. Easily. The FunTouchOS 12 wasn’t of my liking. It has a LOT of bloatware, some applications that cannot be uninstalled and a lot of ad pop-ups from the native Vivo AppStore that can be very annoying. It runs on Android 12 however which is good and can get up to 2 major OS upgrades.

So… if you’re in the market for a good camera phone with an impressive color changing option, a curved display experience, and Dimensity-fast performance, then the Vivo V25 Pro priced at Rs. 35,999 is a great recommendation.

Vivo V25 Pro vs. V25

Here’s a comparison review chart between their specifications:

Vivo V25

Vivo V25 Pro


159.2 x 74.2 x. 7.8 mm

158.9 x 73.5 x 8.6 mm


186 g

190 g

Environmental Protection


Resistant to drops, scratches, and sweat

Display Type


120Hz AMOLED, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)

Screen Size

6.44 inches

6.56 inches


1080 x 2404 pixels

1080 x 2376 pixels


MediaTek Dimensity 900 (6 nm)

MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm)







Main Camera

64MP, f/1.8

64MP, f/1.9

Ultrawide Camera

8MP, f/2.2

12MP, f/2.2

Macro Camera

2MP, f/2.4

2MP, f/2.4

Selfie Camera

50MP, f/2.0

32MP, f/2.5


Li-Po 4500 mAh

Li-Po 4830 mAh

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Vivo V25 / Pro Unveiled With Amazing Cameras And Color

The new Vivo V25 series devices bring a flagship-level 64 MP camera with OIS and a ton of optimizations to reduce blurrily and deliver crispy images. Going for the style, Vivo brings back the Color Changing Fluorite AG Glass1 covering in the rear panel. It changes the hue when exposed to UV light. According to the company, the design reflects “the dynamic personalities of users”. The devices also bring efficient processors, new cooling technologies, and fast-charging tech.

emotions through the unique color-changing design.”

Vivo V25 and V25 Pro bring stunning camera capabilities

As aforementioned, both smartphones bring a 64 MP ultra-sensing rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and EIS. They also bring 8 MP ultrawide cameras that will power your “groupies”. The Vivo V25 and V25 Pro also bring a new take of the company’s Super NIght MOde feature. It will adjust the image’s saturation to deliver accurate colors with bright during night shots.

Furthermore, the Vivo V25 and V25 Pro come with Real-Time Extreme Night Vision feature. It allows users to manually adjust the brightness and noise control. There is also a Multi-Style Portrait feature that allows users to use a Motion Blur Effect that separates people from the background for a better result.

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The Vivo V25 and V25 Pro also come with a bunch of features to improve the quality of videos. There is an all-new Vlog Movie feature that improves the filming experience with video templates and tutorials to guide users on how to shoot in different scenarios. There is also a Natural Portrait Video mode that improves clarity and delivers a natural skin texture. Last but not least, the Vivo V25 and V25 Pro support a new Hybrid Image Stabilization that uses both OIS and EIS to make videos even more stable.

Selfies are also impressive Gorgeous Color-Changing Design

The Aquamarine Blue and Sunrise Gold colors are the two variants in the Vivo V25 series with the Fluorite color-changing material. So keep that in mind when getting one of these.

The Vivo V25 series keep the usual sleek profile of the series. The Vivo V25 packs a thin 2.5D body with a 7.79 mm thickness, whereas the V25 Pro is slightly thicker at 8.62 mm. Both devices bring a punch-hole design for the selfie camera.

Hardware – Premium mid-range smartphones

The new V25 series will deliver excellent performance and 5G connectivity.

The V25 Pro packs the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM + 8 GB extended RAM.

In terms of performance, the Vivo V25 series come with an industry-leading Bionic Cooling System. It will keep the performance without unnecessary throttling.

The V25 Pro packs a 4,830 mAh battery that charges with an impressive 66W rate.

The V25 comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. Considering the right proportions, the V25 is also a capable device and is quite efficient. The handset packs a 4,500 mAh battery with 44 W FlashCharge support.

Vivo V25 series – Pricing and Availability

Starting from Today, The Vivo V25 and V25 Pro will reach more than 20 markets across Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Some notable markets include India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mexico, and the UAE. The pricing and specs for the Vivo V25 series will vary by the market for sure.

Vivo Z1 Pro Review: The Best Looking Mid

About this review: I wrote the vivo Z1 Pro review after spending over a week with it as my primary phone. The review unit was supplied by vivo India and was running Android Pie with Funtouch OS onboard. The software version at the time of testing was PD1911F_EX_A_1.5.3

vivo Z1 Pro: The big picture

The vivo Z1 Pro comes in at a price point that has no dearth of alternatives. While features like an innovative design should help it stand out, the online-first strategy caters to a more informed buyer. As such, the heavy-handed approach towards software on the vivo Z1 Pro could end up being a speed bump on the road to success.

vivo Z1 Pro

18-watt fast charger

USB cable

SIM ejector tool

TPU Case


Quick start manual

Warranty Card

The vivo Z1 Pro delivers a well-rounded retail package. Inside, you will find everything you need to get started off with the phone. The TPU case is a nice addition to keep the phone free of grubby fingerprints. While the quick start manual and warranty papers are standard fare, it is nice to see a pair of earphones thrown in the box.


Punch-hole display

Polycarbonate build

162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9mm



6.53-inch IPS LCD

Full HD+ (~395 ppi)


19.5:9 aspect ratio


Snapdragon 712

2 x 2.3GHz Kryo 360 Gold

6 x 1.7GHz Kryo 360 Silver

Adreno 616


64/128GB ROM

microSD expansion

The vivo Z1 Pro is the first phone in India to sport the Snapdragon 712 chipset. A small upgrade over the Snapdragon 710, it claims a slight boost in performance through a higher peak clock speed. Packing the same GPU as the Snapdragon 710, you shouldn’t expect much of an upgrade in performance here. Of course, this is still a reasonably power-packed chipset that can run almost anything you throw at it.



18W Fast charging

Packing a gigantic 5,000mAh battery and a fairly frugal mid-range processor, battery life is plenty good. I was a bit surprised to observe that activities like web browsing took a bigger toll than I’d have thought. In our battery testing, the phone didn’t fare much better than the Redmi Note 7S, a phone with a significantly smaller battery.

Regardless, the phone will handily last a full day of use and then some. With mixed use, I observed between six to seven hours of screen-on-time. When it is time to charge up the phone, the vivo Z1 Pro supports fast charging. Charging the battery from scratch took just about 138 minutes, a fairly respectable time. 

Android Pie

Funtouch OS

Significant bloatware

Software on the vivo Z1 Pro is where things start getting complicated. Yes, the phone runs Android 9 Pie, but has the extremely heavy-handed Funtouch OS skin on top. Simply put, the entire user experience is completely different from how stock Android approaches it. If you are coming from a different smartphone launcher, you might face a significant learning curve here.

Starting off from the home screen, there is no app drawer to speak of. All icons are tossed on the homescreen itself, along with a limited few options to customise the experience. The option to switch the icon layout to a denser grid is hidden deep under settings. Over on the left-most pane, you will notice a widgets pane for quick shortcuts and vivo’s Jovi smart assistant.

Amongst all the bloat, you can find some smart hidden additions.

On the other hand, there are a few smart additions too. Case in point being the “Motorbike Mode” that can reject all incoming calls or automatically reply with a message. Similarly, you will find a one-handed mode hidden away in the settings. As the name suggests, it lets you scale down the viewable size to one that makes it easy to use with one hand.


Rear camera:

16MP f/1.8 aperture

8MP, f/2.2 16mm ultrawide

2MP depth sensor

32MP, f/2.0 front camera

4K 60FPS Video


The 8MP wide-angle camera adds a lot of versatility to the set up and definitely comes in handy when trying to capture large buildings, landscapes, or just a big group of people.

Even with the beauty mode turned all the way down, it appears there is some smoothening going on when shooting with the front facing camera. Images have a mild saturation boost and look ready to go up on social media, which might be of interest to you if you’re big on shooting selfies. Similarly for 4K videos, the footage was fairly unremarkable with noticeable over-sharpening. The lack of electronic stabilisation means you will have to work extra-hard to reduce camera shake.


Equipped with a headphone jack, the vivo Z1 Pro is a rather good option if you listen to a lot of music. We tested the output over wired headphones and found the music reproduction to have a neutral sound signature. 

The downward-firing speaker gets quite loud but can crackle just a bit at high volumes. Don’t expect much in terms of sound quality but if you take a lot of phone calls on the loudspeaker, the vivo Z1 Pro will serve in a pinch. 

vivo Z1 Pro: 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM — 14,990 rupees (~$215)

vivo Z1 Pro: 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM — 16,990 rupees (~$245)

vivo Z1 Pro: 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM — 17,990 rupees (~$257)

There’s no doubting the value here. The hardware is for the most part, as good as it gets. The vivo Z1 Pro packs enough oomph to satisfy all gamers on a budget. The camera leaves a bit to be desired and that is one area where the Redmi Note 7 Pro pulls ahead by leaps and bounds. However, if you want something a bit more versatile, the wide-angle camera on the Z1 Pro proves to be the better option. 

vivo Z1 Pro review: Verdict

The vivo Z1 Pro is a very good effort by the brand to appeal to the online-only audience. Between the good-looking design, versatile camera, and a larger battery, there is enough here to recommend the phone as a competent mid-ranger. 

I wasn’t too convinced by the software skin, Micro-USB charging port, and the quality of the display, but once you look past it, this is a smartphone that can handily hold its own against the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the realme 3 Pro. The vivo Z1 Pro is definitely worth a second look if you are in the market for a new mid-range smartphone. 

Spyfinder Pro Camera Detector Review: Fight Fire With Fire

SpyFinder Pro camera detector review: fight fire with fire

Today’s age is a privacy nightmare made real. Never mind rampant spying and hacking of our digital lives, technology as also made it easier for others to spy on us in places where we should feel safe. All hope is not lost though. Because while technology enables such illicit not to mention illegal behavior, it also empowers regular people to take their privacy back into their own hands. One such product is SpyAssociates’ new SpyFinder Pro hidden camera detector, which turns you into somewhat like a spy to fight other spies.

It doesn’t take much to visually spy on people. Cameras have become so small and so discreet that they can be placed in almost anything and anywhere. Those include lamp, mirrors, picture frames, smoke detectors, and more. And you might be shocked to know that these can be found not just in hotel rooms and AirBnB lodgings but also in dressing rooms, gyms, and maybe even that house you’re moving into.

Hidden cameras have also become more sophisticated and more careful about how they’re transmitting data. Some store footage locally, making RF-detecting anti-spycam devicss ineffective. But just as spying measures have stepped up their efforts to violate privacy, so do countermeasures level up their methods.

To be honest, the SpyFinder Pro’s solution is genius in its simplicity that it’s surprising very few have capitalizes on it. It basically uses 6 bright LEDs to strobe lights on suspected areas. Becuase cameras require a reflective lens to function, they have no choice but to betray their location by reflecting that light. What makes this method the most effective anti-spycam strategy is that it works even when the cameras aren’t actually working. Their mere presence is reason enough to pack up and leave anyway.

There are a few things that make the SpyFinder Pro special. One is its compact and lightweight design, making it possible to simply drop the camera detector in your luggage or bag. That said, the SpyFinder Pro is unabashedly made of plastic, so you might need to be a bit more careful what you store it with.

The camera detector is also simple to operate. Just press and hold its main button on its side to run on the LED lights. You then peek through the viewfinder as you scan the area searching for such hidden contraptions. The viewfinder only accommodates one eye, of course, and its proximity might present a small hurdle for those wearing glasses. It’s not unusable in that regard, but something you’ll want to keep in mind nonetheless.

There’s another button on the SpyFinder Pro, and it’s actually essential in how effective it is in detecting hidden cameras. The button cycles through three LED intensity levels that you can use depending on how far you are from target objects and the kind of surfaces you’re shining it on. For scanning walls 50 feet away, it’s recommended to use the brightest intensity while nearby reflective surfaces like glass or chrome should use lower intensities. That’s because you’re bound to get some false positives on the latter, especially with brighter flashing. And while some of the objects these materials are used on might be unlikely to hide a camera, it’s sometimes better to err on the side of finding too many, including false positives, than finding too few.

But while the the SpyFinder Pro is simple to operate, looking for hidden cameras isn’t a walk in the park. As you might have guessed by now, you have to make a sweep of the entire area so really make sure it’s clear. That can get pretty tiring, especially with bigger areas and when you need to take into account distances and materials and the proper intensity to use. Sadly, there’s really no escaping that unless you already know or suspect where hidden cameras might be. If you’re using this device in the first place, chances are that you don’t.

And the biggest catch of all is the price. At $395, it’s not an inexpensive kit, especially for a plasticky, single-purpose device. SpyAssociates has a pre-order discount that lets you grab one for $248 but if you hurry and make it to their Kickstarter, you can even get it at half the price at $198.

The fight to protect privacy has become more complex thanks to technology. But also thanks to technology, regular people can equip themselves with tools to fight back. The SpyFinder Pro is admittedly an expensive tool, but if you find yourself always traveling and always worrying about your privacy every time you book a room, then it might be worth rushing to Kickstarter to add this to your travel kit.

Review: Analog Camera, A Fun And Fast Camera App With Personality

As promised, Analog Camera for iPhone and iPod touch has hit the App Store to fulfill your filtered photo taking needs. I had a chance to spend some time with the app over the Memorial Day weekend and quickly decided it’s a keeper.

Analog Camera is a seriously fun and fast camera app with personality, as we would expect from the makers of Clear for iPhone and Mac (and soon iPad), that features eight different photo filters and all the social network sharing you could ever need.

Analog Camera’s easy sharing features allow you to open photos you shoot or edit within the app in other apps including Instagram. This feature is especially cool if you’re feeling spunky and want to experiment with double filters or blurring features offered with Instagram.

As previously mentioned in our Analog Camera preview, the app features prominent share buttons for Facebook and Twitter. We’ve learned that these buttons are connected to your iOS settings and will disappear if these accounts are set up. This is a nice feature as it doesn’t shove Facebook or Twitter in your face if you don’t use either of the services.

Tapping the action button allows you to open your photo in other apps that are willing to accept it. This included apps ranging from Camera+ and Instagram to Tumblr, Dropbox, and Google Drive in my experience, but you may see different apps including Evernote and Instashare depending on what apps you have installed.

This is a smart and popular method because it builds support for a plethora of third party apps without overcomplicating the app itself, but I found myself wanting Copy and Messages here as well. Maybe in a future update? In the meantime, saving a processed photo to Camera Roll and jumping over to Messages or Photos is the fastest way to share an Analog Camera photo over iMessage. No big deal.

Taking photos in Analog Camera is as much of a pleasure as I expected, especially with its whimsical, progressive chime borrowed from Clear (that tone progression always makes me smile; maybe my brain associates it with accomplishing tasks?), but its quick access to Camera Roll and Photo Stream makes it particularly useful. The photo in my screenshot was taken with my Nikon 1 camera (I’m a completely amateur camera user; photographer is too strong a word to describe me) and imported to iPhoto on my Mac, but Photo Stream automatically moved the photos over iCloud making it available in Analog Camera for processing and sharing.

While Analog Camera delivers on simplicity and avoids packing in an abundance of features found it other apps, its camera does include a handy feature set including a dashed line for lining up a horizon and manual controls for focus and exposure.

Tapping with a single finger allows for controlling focus and exposure, and tapping with two fingers enables separate controls for the two settings. Anytime you want to return to autofocus and autoexposure, which is of course the default photo taking mode, simply double tap with a single finger.

Analog Camera’s counterpart for the Mac known simply as Analog will be updated next month to include the eight filters from Analog Camera which include Camden, Superior, Marble Arch, Pavilion, Inky, 1978, Honeycomb, and Brunswick.

Just like Tapbots created its own signature style with apps like Tweetbot and Calcbot, the folks at Realmac Software exhibit a proven ability to create fun and useful iOS apps with a balance of playfulness and simplicity. Following the success of Clear and my time spent with Analog Camera, I’m left curiously wondering what the team’s approach to a Twitter client would be like. Hmm…

While I found Analog Camera to offer a more than satisfactory experience, it could pick up front-facing camera support for even more fun (we all love selfies, admit it!). The team says it looks forward to hearing about feature requests to build into Analog Camera for future updates, but emphasizes its respect for the simplicity of the gesture-based app.

As I mentioned in my preview of the app, Analog Camera isn’t a clone of Instagram centered around its own social network, but rather a standalone camera and filtering app with spunk that can enhance Instagram or any other photo sharing platform for that matter.

I highly recommend picking up Analog Camera if you enjoy experimenting with iPhone photography and appreciate well designed, upbeat apps. It’s a lot of fun for just a buck.

Analog Camera for iPhone and iPod touch is now available for $0.99 in the App Store.

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Realme 2 Pro Camera Review: Decent Enough But Not The Best

The new Realme 2 Pro, which was launched earlier today, is being hailed as a contender which can challenge the dominance of Xiaomi, and in our review, the new Realme device proved that it definitely packs a punch. A faster processor, a hefty 8GB of RAM and an improved imaging hardware are the upgrades brought by the Realme 2 Pro, but is the device’s camera performance really worth the hype or is it just another budget dual camera smartphone? Let’s find out.

Realme 2 Pro: Imaging Hardware

The Realme 2 Pro packs a 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera set-up which employs a Sony IMX398 CMOS sensor with a 6-element lens and has an F1.7 aperture. The rear camera set-up boasts of Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), a feature which aims to minimize blurring and compensate for shaking while recording a video. On the front, there is a 16MP sensor with an F2.0 aperture.

On paper, the Realme 2’s imaging hardware sounds quite promising, but when it comes to delivering on that promise, well, its an altogether different story.

Daylight Photography

The Realme 2 Pro captures some decent quality images with a sufficient amount of detail under daylight, with vibrant colors and adequate depth. But there are a few issues which prevent the daylight shots from being called truly impressive, and these drawbacks have a lot to do with the smartphone’s image processing.




The overexposure issue is particularly evident in the case of images which have a rich color profile, because the overexposure and excessive brightening effect not only affects the overall color production, it ends up making the photos look dull.




Low Light Shots




Portrait Images





When it comes to the front camera’s performance, I am honestly confused whether to rate the Realme 2 Pro as a capable selfie machine or one that fails to live up to its promise. First of all, the device’s overprocessing effect again comes to play here, which means the selfies turn out to be overly bright, so the skin tone appears to be lighter than it actually is, and also, there is a lot of smoothening without even applying any beautification effects.








The Realme 2 Pro is capable of recording 4K, FullHD and HD videos at 30FPS, and honestly, at that price point, I surely don’t have any qualms about the lack of ability to record videos at a 60FPS. Nonetheless, the Realme 2 Pro can record some decent quality videos, provided you employ a tripod or you have some really stable hands. Why?

Well, there is no Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to compensate for the blurring caused by haphazard hand movements, and the Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) feature onboard the Realme 2 Pro can only help you in your videography endeavors to a limited extent.

The verdict? Well, the videos do capture an adequate amount of detail, the blurring and shaking are simply too much for my liking, and there is a lot of grainy texture and inaccurate color reproduction too. Take a look at the video recording samples to decide for yourself.

Realme 2 Pro FullHD Video Recording Sample

Realme 2 Pro 4K Video Recording Sample

Realme 2 Pro Camera Review: How Does It Fare?

On a concluding note, the Realme 2 Pro emerges as a decent enough performer in our photography test. Daylight photography is certainly not the Realme 2 Pro’s forte, but it makes up for the shortcoming in low-light photography and delivers some impressive bokeh shots in indoor conditions with dim light.

But overall, I would prefer the Xiaomi Mi A2 as a more capable imaging device, but that doesn’t mean the Realme 2 Pro is below par. In terms of overall value, which includes aesthetics, performance and battery performance, the Realme 2 Pro is a really compelling smartphone.

Buy the Realme 2 Pro from Flipkart: (starts at Rs. 13,990)

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