Realme GT Neo2 Review: The original Realme GT was released in March, followed by the GT Neo, which was a toned-down version. Surprisingly, a successor to the latter is already available in China, and it’s on its way to the rest of the world, starting with India. However, the Realme GT Neo2 isn’t just another hardware upgrade. The handset comes with a slew of improvements over its predecessor, and it’s priced similarly aggressively. It’s also the first Neo phone to make its way to Europe.
In any event, the GT Neo2 increases the screen diagonal to 6.62″, adds a brighter display beneath the Gorilla Glass 5 layer, adds 2GB of RAM to the base configuration, and uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 CPU. Additionally, the GT Neo2 receives a considerable battery boost, with a larger 5,000 mAh battery and faster 65W charging.
Realme GT Neo2 Review & Specifications
|Body||162.9×75.8×9.0mm, 200g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic back and frame|
|Display||6.62″ AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 398ppi|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm): Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 650|
|Memory||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1|
|OS/Software||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Rear camera||Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.3, 16mm, 119˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4|
|Front camera||Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|Video capture||16 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/3.09″, 1.0µm|
|Battery||5000mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 36 min (advertised)|
|Misc||Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC, no 3.5mm audio jack|
The camera arrangement, on the other hand, is a carryover from the previous version, which performed admirably in our March testing, and we expect even better processing thanks to the Snapdragon 870’s more capable ISP.
On paper, everything appears to be in order, but the enhanced hardware comes at a significant price premium, putting the phone in a different pricing bracket. The original GT Neo stood out due to its superb price/performance ratio and extensive feature set. We’ll soon find out if the GT Neo2 has kept those qualities, as well as its competitiveness versus its direct competitors. – Realme GT Neo2 Review
Unboxing Contents of Realme GT Neo2
The device comes in a rather large box with all of the normal accessories. A 65W charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable are included in the box (which isn’t often the case these days).
A soft-touch, matte case for the phone is also included in the box, which is a welcome change of pace from the cheap-looking clear cases that OEMs generally supply with the retail package.