Realme’s current flagship offering is the X2 Pro, and with it, the company has also launched two special edition versions which it refers to collectively as the ‘Master Edition.’ This is the second time that Realme has launched such a series for its phones in India, the first one being Master Edition of the Realme X (Review), which included ‘Onion’ and ‘Garlic’ finishes. The Master Edition of the Realme X2 Pro is inspired by architecture, and so the two special finishes are ‘Concrete’ and ‘Red Brick’.
The Realme X2 Pro Master Edition only recently went on sale in India, for a slightly higher price of Rs. 34,999, compared to the standard edition with the same configuration which is priced at Rs. 33,999. We’ve got our hands on the Red Brick version, so let’s see what makes it special.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the retail package is a bit different. We have a darker coloured box with just the name of the phone embossed on it, instead of a white box with a photo of the phone. The inside of the box also has the same theme but the contents are pretty standard. You get a silicone case, a SIM eject tool, a quick-start guide, a USB Type-C cable, and the Super VOOC Flash Charge adapter.
The Realme X2 Pro Master Edition has been designed by renowned industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, who was also responsible for the Onion and Garlic editions of the Realme X. The Red Brick version that we have features a wine-coloured frame with a similarly shaded textured glass back, to mimic the look and feel of a brick. Realme states that it has used a lacquered glass coating technique to achieve this finish.
The end result feels quite good to hold, as the slightly coarse texture offers good grip and doesn’t attract fingerprints easily, unlike the standard edition of the phone. It’s also a very unique shade of red, which helps this device stand out. According to Realme, the brand’s logo and Fukasawa’s signature near the rear camera module have been laser engraved into the glass.