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I have been using the three new Realme phones for the past week now, switching between each one as my primary phone.

The Realme X2 Pro is clearly the stand out of the three devices, witch a truely exceptional specification for the money, and in the week I have had it, there is nothing significantly bad about it.

However, both the other phones are exceptional in their own right. The Realme 5 Pro is priced at 199-Euros so about £170 and for that, you get a Snapdragon 712 chipset, which is last years upper mid-range chipset that is more than capable of handling any task you through at it. It is then equipped with a quad-camera consisting of the 48MP Sony IMX 586 Sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP portrait lens and a 2MP macro lens.

While it can’t compete with the likes of the Huawei P30 Pro, Pixel 3, or other phones much more expensive than this, it is able to produce fantastic shots which I think are more than acceptable for your average consumer.

It is not all perfect though, there are two notable issues with it, firstly there is no NFC, thats a big problem for me, but not something that is rare for a phone at this price point. I have also found the LCD display to suffer in sunlight very badly, it is capable of 450nits of brightness and is just not bright enough to counter the sun. I likely only noticed this as during my time in sunny Rome I had three premium devices with me, all of which handled the sun much better, this includes the X2 Pro. I am reasonably sure if I had brought the Honor 20 Lite along with me, it would have suffered the same issues.

Just like my X2 Pro review, I would regard my photo skills as poor, and I am going to argue that this represents your average consumer. My photos are unedited and either shot in auto or occasionally nightscape or one of the other modes, never Pro.

One of the big selling points of this camera is the versatility of it, unlike the newly launched £700+ Pixel 4, you get a wide-angle lens, there is not a dedicated telephoto lens but using the other lenses you can achieve a 5x hybrid zoom.

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