Realme X2 Professional Grasp Version hands-on: glass like brick and concrete

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Realme has partnered with Naoto Fukasawa once more for one more unorthodox rendition of its flagships. You could keep in mind his earlier work, the Onion and Garlic Realme X. For the brand new flagship, Fukasawa moved away from meals and drew inspiration from structure.

The Realme X2 Pro Grasp Version is available in two “colours” – Purple Brick and Concrete. We put colours in quotes as a result of the top purpose right here isn’t the hue however the soft-touch end.

The fabric of the again continues to be frosted glass, nevertheless a customized portray and sanding course of (consisting of 32 separate steps) has remodeled it into one thing that mimics the fabric for which it’s named.

As earlier than, Fukosawa needed to raise on a regular basis issues – concrete and bricks are as frequent as onions and garlic. Nonetheless, they’re the foundations of recent structure and delicacies so that is Fukosawa’s option to pay his respects.


Naoto Fukasawa's signature is laser-engraved on the back of the Master Edition
Naoto Fukasawa's signature is laser-engraved on the back of the Master Edition
Naoto Fukasawa's signature is laser-engraved on the back of the Master Edition
Naoto Fukasawa's signature is laser-engraved on the back of the Master Edition

Naoto Fukasawa’s signature is laser-engraved on the again of the Grasp Version

And since he was influential within the design of this particular X2 Professional model, Realme engraved his signature utilizing a PicoSure laser that pulls a hair-thin (zero.09mm) however very exact line.

Anyway, we form of anticipated the Brick and Concrete textures to really feel completely different – in any case, their real-world counterparts do. That’s not to remove from the top consequence, which could be very completely different from the standard smoothly-polished end of glass.


The Brick Red and Concrete colors have the same finish
The Brick Red and Concrete colors have the same finish
The Brick Red and Concrete colors have the same finish
The Brick Red and Concrete colors have the same finish

The Brick Purple and Concrete colours have the identical end

It’s glass, Gorilla Glass 5 to be precise, however the particular coating transforms it. This might be a boon for these courageous sufficient to “go commando”, i.e. use their telephone and not using a case. The matte end is way more grippy than polished glass, although no much less liable to scratches.

Case or not, the Realme X2 Professional Grasp Version comes with maxed out reminiscence – 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. You may have that configuration on the vanilla mannequin too, after all, and for a bit much less cash as well.

However that small premium might be price it to followers of business design or people who need one thing distinctive, or at the very least pretty uncommon. In case you want extra convincing, right here’s a side-by-side comparability of the vanilla mannequin and the Grasp Version.


Realme X2 Pro Master Edition and vanilla version side by side
Realme X2 Pro Master Edition and vanilla version side by side
Realme X2 Pro Master Edition and vanilla version side by side
Realme X2 Pro Master Edition and vanilla version side by side

Realme X2 Professional Grasp Version and vanilla model aspect by aspect

You may try our Realme X2 Pro review – it’s primarily based on the vanilla mannequin, however save for the end on the again and the reminiscence configuration, they’re equivalent. Which is to say premium options at a mid-range worth.