Realme GT Neo gaming phone review, full specs, design, display, battery life
Realme is back with another GT series smartphone in an effort to appeal to those looking for a device with powerful hardware at an aggressive price point. The new Realme GT Neo 2 is priced at around Rs 30,000 and sits between the mid-range Realme GT Master Edition and the more expensive Realme GT 5G.
The company recently phased out its Realme X series and covered the most competitive smartphone segments with the Realme GT series in a short period of time. With features like the 120Hz HDR 10+ display, 64 MP triple rear camera setup, Snapdragon 870 SoC, and 65W fast charging, the Realme GT Neo 2 looks like a great smartphone at an affordable price.
Specifications of Realme GT Neo 2: 6.62 inch FHD + display | 5,000 mAh battery | 64MP triple rear camera configuration | 16MP selfie camera | Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | Fast charge 65W
But how is the overall performance? Read our review to find out more.
Realme GT Neo 2: what’s good?
Design and display: At first it looked like it was a premium OnePlus 9 smartphone when I looked at the rear camera setup. But, the company cleverly added a shiny stripe with a Realme logo and the slogan “Dare to Leap”. However, the big Realme brand and the slogan “Dare to Leap” might not be suitable for many users.
This time around, the company also launched the device in a unique new color paint job. The Neo green color surely makes it stand out from the crowd, but not everyone is a fan of having a phone with a flashy back panel. When using the supplied case, the Neo green model looks a bit ugly. Those who are interested in this phone and prefer a subtle color option can check out the Neo Black color.
It has a two-tone glass back panel and plastic frames. Although the back panel did not retain any fingerprints or smudges, they were visible on the contrasting glossy stripe. The phone does not have an IP rating or splash resistant coating. The rear camera module protrudes a bit, so that the device does not lie flat on a table. Realme provided two speakers for a stereo effect, which made the binge-watching experience much better, unlike the Master Edition of Realme GT.
The Realme GT Neo 2 comes with a 6.62 inch FHD + display with HDR10 + certification. While several brands are releasing phones with a 6.5 or 6.8 inch panel, I think 6.2 inches is still an ideal screen size, as it’s a bit easier to use with one hand. .
The front of the device is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and there is also a very thin protective film (pre-applied) on the screen, which is susceptible to damage. It is better to apply a sturdy tempered glass screen card to protect it from damage. The device supports refresh rate up to 120Hz and you can choose Auto option to save battery.
Color reproduction is good and the screen is bright enough for outdoor viewing and HDR content. However, the auto screen brightness feature was sometimes weak compared to other Realme phones (indoors) so I had to adjust the brightness manually. The color temperature looks perfect and you can even adjust it to your preference.
Performance, software: Realme GT Neo 2 did a great job when it comes to overall performance. The device has a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset and 120Hz display, which makes everyday performance smooth and fast enough. The same chip is also currently powering the OnePlus 9R smartphone, which is available at a much higher price of Rs 36,999. The multitasking and web scrolling experience was fast. It can also handle intensive and popular games like Battlegrounds Mobile India and Genshin Impact.
The device contains a fair amount of bloatware, which may annoy some of them. You will have to uninstall first because there are more than 10 apps that are useless and not everyone will use them. This frees up storage space, which is always a good thing.
There’s Always on Display (AoD), which is pretty customizable, but Realme should now add a few custom templates, an intriguing digital clock, and analog clock options. There will also be a screen pinning feature, which essentially locks an app on the screen and prevents you from accessing other features and apps on the device. When the feature is enabled, no password is required to unlock the device. Other features like Quick Return Bubble, Private Safe, Hide apps could be useful to many.
Realme GT Neo 2 has a 5,000mAh battery, which lasted a day with light to moderate use. I mainly used it for a few shoots, for watching and calling up videos, and for browsing the web. Running any graphically demanding application for hours on end drains a lot of battery, so big gamers may find it hard to get through a full day, but the company does offer a 65W fast charger in the box, which one can use to quickly charge the battery. It takes around 35 minutes to recharge the phone’s battery and 10 minutes to provide almost 27% battery life.
Camera performance: The latest Realme phone has a triple rear camera setup, including a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 2 MP macro sensor. On the front there is a 16MP selfie shooter. The camera has never been the main selling point of Realme phones, but they have managed to deliver daylight photographs good enough for social media.
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The Realme GT Neo 2 is no different because the images have enough detail and sharpness. However, some photos looked a bit washed out, even with HDR mode. I used AI mode, which offered slightly better color contrast, exposure, and dynamic range.
Ultra wide-angle shots aren’t great. When you zoom in a bit you will notice purple fringes and there is noise in the photos. This was not the case with normal photo mode. The dynamic range is also not very good, which has been the case with most Realme phones. But, ultra-wide-angle images are usable.
The device can take good portraits and macro shots, but avoid beauty mode as it can make your face look like an artificial painting. Night mode is awesome. It offered much brighter and more detailed images than normal photo mode. The colors have also been well preserved.
Realme GT Neo 2: What’s wrong?
The big weak point of the smartphone is not being able to offer sufficiently good ultra-wide-angle shots. On top of that, the Realme GT Neo 2 doesn’t have a headphone jack. While many users have started using wireless headphones, many people still use wired headphones or earphones.
Realme GT Neo 2 review: verdict
The new Realme GT Neo 2 strikes the middle ground, right between the mid-range and affordable flagship territory. It is priced at Rs 31,999 but is currently available for Rs 30,189. It will appeal to many users in terms of performance. This is purely for those who want a phone with a Snapdragon 800 series processor that can play graphically demanding games, and even offer a good binge-watching experience at an affordable price, which has always been Realme’s core strategy. to attract users.