Realme GT Neo 2 is the corporate’s newest premium providing in India. Launched in China earlier, the smartphone competes with the likes of OnePlus 9R, Vivo X60 Pro, Mi 11X, and extra, making the reasonably priced flagship battle even fiercer. Proper off the bat, the Realme GT Neo 2 comes with flagship-level specs – a 120Hz AMOLED show, Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, as much as 12GB of RAM, stainless-steel vapor cooling, and a succesful triple rear digicam (on paper). I’ve been utilizing the Realme GT Neo 2 as my major gadget for the previous few days, and to mark the launch of the product, I’ll inform you my preliminary impressions of the smartphone that will help you determine if the Realme GT Neo 2 is price your Rs 31,999 or extra.
So the smartphone comes with a really interesting packaging and simply the field tells you the smartphone means severe enterprise. We get the smartphone, a 65W charging brick with a USB A to type-C cable, and a silicone cowl for the Realme GT Neo 2, alongside all of the paperwork. The smartphone is available in a moderately good wanting black field with carbon fiber-like sample and yellow detailing to inform its a Realme flagship. Holding the Realme GT Neo 2 for the primary time feels such as you’re holding a well-built, sturdy glass sandwich that’s surprisingly lighter than it appears on the first look.
The Realme GT Neo 2 comes with a 6.62-inch flat hole-punch show that has negligible bezels and a slight chin. Whereas a curved display screen seems extra premium, a flat show is much less liable to unintentional touches. I personally desire a flat display screen, so that is good. The again panel of the Realme GT Neo 2 has an attention-grabbing end. We obtained the black color for our evaluation, which looks like it has a matte end when there’s no mild, however shines when uncovered to mild. Good end which is able to please each sorts of customers – those that like matte and people who like a gradient-like end. I personally favored it since its not shiny and doesn’t catch fingerprints like these shiny end again panels.
The digicam module is a chunky rectangle that makes the cellphone wobble on a flat floor. The digicam module has two giant lenses positioned vertically, and the third, smaller lens positioned on the appropriate facet of the 2 giant lenses. The Realme branding is refined (thank god!) with a small “realme” tag on the underside left nook of the again panel. The USB type-C port is on the underside, alongside the speaker grille. The facility button is positioned on the appropriate, and the quantity rocker on the left facet of the Realme GT Neo 2.
Show is without doubt one of the issues that impressed me most in regards to the Realme GT Neo 2. The 120Hz refresh charge makes the expertise tremendous easy, together with the 600Hz contact response charge. The adaptive refresh charge additionally appears to work positive, and scrolling on the Realme GT Neo 2 is tremendous slick. By way of decision and brightness additionally the Realme GT Neo 2’s show is superior. It runs YouTube movies until as much as 4K decision and has a peak brightness of 1,300 nits. Watching movies and taking part in video games is a delightful expertise on the most recent Realme flagship.
The place the show lags behind is the color accuracy. Whereas this can be a tremendous brilliant and tremendous easy show, the element and color accuracy isn’t the most effective. General, its a terrific show and proper on par with competitors, if not forward.
PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY
Now, efficiency is the place Realme is betting greatest on the Realme GT Neo 2. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset paired with as much as 12GB RAM (we obtained the 12GB RAM variant for our evaluation), which is additional expandable to 19GB through Realme’s RAM growth know-how that permits customers to take 7GB of free storage and convert it into expanded RAM. Just like the show, the efficiency of the Realme GT Neo 2 can also be tremendous easy. The smartphone confirmed no indicators of slowing down all through our take a look at. Do be aware that I used the Realme GT Neo 2 on full brightness and stuck at 120Hz for essentially the most a part of my take a look at and performed some heavy video games like Battlegrounds Mobile India, Asphalt 9, and extra and the smartphone gave no points. The smartphone is ready to run Battlegrounds Cellular India on maxed out settings with no indicators of slowing down. The benchmark exams of the Realme GT Neo 2 confirmed a single-core rating of 1,014 and a multi-core rating of three,085.
Realme says that the Realme GT Neo 2 comes with an eight layer cooling system that features a Diamond Thermal Gel and stainless-steel vapour cooling know-how. Throughout my gaming periods, the smartphone did present indicators of heating up, however there wasn’t something substantial. Good thermal management.
Whereas I confronted no points with the velocity of the gadget, the consumer expertise will not be the most effective. Realme UI doesn’t make the Android expertise any simpler or smoother. Whereas it has improved fairly a bit from the final time I used Realme UI, it’s nonetheless not so good as inventory Android or some good launchers like OxygenOS. The bloatware nonetheless very a lot exists and the controls aren’t easy in some areas.
The battery on the Realme GT Neo 2 can also be nice. Throughout my utilization, I charged the cellphone to one hundred pc on Saturday, and used it on full brightness at 120Hz refresh charge all through, alongside taking part in demanding video games like Battlegrounds Cellular India, and the smartphone nonetheless lasted about 48 hours, with about a few hours price of juice nonetheless left. Nice battery backup.
The charging velocity on the Realme GT Neo 2 can also be stupidly quick. The smartphone comes with Realme’s 65W quick charging know-how. I put the smartphone on charging at 7 p.c at about 2:48PM and it was one hundred pc earlier than 3:20PM – that’s lower than 40 minutes from 7 to one hundred pc!!
The digicam on the Realme GT Neo 2 is simply common. There’s a triple rear digicam on the smartphone that features a 64-megapixel major shooter, a wide-angle lens, and a macro shooter. The digicam takes good, crisp photos in well-lit environments through its major lens.
Nonetheless, the wide-angle shooter and the macro shooter are disappointing and hinder with the standard. In macro mode, the Realme GT Neo 2 provides good particulars of the topic, nonetheless, there have been slight smudges on the perimeters of the photographs we clicked by way of the macro mode.
The portrait mode on the Realme GT Neo 2 is good and cuts the perimeters with good precision, nonetheless not the most effective now we have seen on this section.
The digicam on the Realme GT Neo 2 isn’t its strongsuit, to place it extra merely, and that’s not a deal breaker, at the least for many who don’t prioritise smartphone digicam whereas making a purchase order. One factor I’ve at all times discovered annoying about most Realme smartphone cameras is the unncessary AI overprocessing, and the Realme GT Neo 2 isn’t any totally different.
Whereas the primary impressions of the smartphone have been nothing however good thus far, the smartphone shall be put to extra intensive testing over the course of the following few weeks. To date, the Realme GT Neo 2 has given me a correct flagship expertise (barring digicam high quality), from the way in which it seems, to the way in which it performs. Is it price your cash? Most positively. It offers all the pieces the OnePlus 9R affords, in a lesser value. An excellent slick show, expandable RAM with quick efficiency, and large battery with very quick 65W charging is simply what most customers need once they’re in search of a flagship expertise in non-flagship costs. Nonetheless, in case your precedence is a good smartphone digicam, the Realme GT Neo 2 isn’t for you. Realme UI additionally continues to be the chink in Realme’s armour that in any other case makes fairly first rate smartphones. In order that was that, our first impressions of the Realme GT Neo 2. We’re nonetheless utilizing the smartphone and can convey you an in depth long-term evaluation quickly. Until then, do think about the Realme GT Neo 2 in your high picks for an reasonably priced flagship expertise.