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realme GT Neo2 test - Next round for the realme GT series

Test report prepared by Timo on November 15, 2021

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer "realme" today officially presented the realme GT Neo2 for the European market. The efficient Snapdragon 369,99 mobile platform promises a lot of performance at a moderate price of 870 euros (* Early Bird). On top of that there is a 120 Hz Samsung E4 AMOLED display, a triple camera with a high-resolution 64MP Sony main camera and a large 5000 mAh battery with 65W SuperDart quick charge function that charges the smartphone completely in just 35 minutes.

We already have the smartphone here for a test and present you with our preliminary short test just in time for publication.

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Overview
Manufacturer

realme

Model

realme GT Neo2

Specifications

 Processor and memory 
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
GPU: Adreno 650
RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
Internal memory: 128GB / 256GB UFS3.1
Memory extension: no

 Display 
Display diagonal: 6,62 inches
Display resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels
Display frequency: 120 Hz
Display type: AMOLED (Samsung E4)
Screen Protector: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sampling rate: 600 Hz
Multitouch: 10 fingers

 cameras 
Main camera: 64 MP Sony IMX682 (f / 1.8 aperture)
Ultra wide angle camera: 8 MP (119 ° - f / 2.3 aperture)
Macro camera: 2 MP (f / 2.4 aperture)

Front camera: 16 MP (f / 2.5 aperture)

 Mesh 
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Nano SIM
eSIM: No.

GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
FDD LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B32/B66
TDD LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(2496-2690MHz)/B42
5G NSA/SA: n77/78/79/38/40/41(2496-2690MHz)/1/3/5/7/8/20/28

 wireless 
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax
Bluetooth: 5.2
GPS: Yes (Dual-Frequency)
NFC: Yes

 Sensors 
* Ambient light sensor
* Accelerometer
* Proximity Sensor
* E-Compass
*Gyroscope
* Fingerprint Sensor

 Accumulator 
Battery: 5.000 mAh
Fast charge function: 65 Watt
Qi store: no

 other 
Operating system: Android 11 (realme UI 2.0)
Audio: stereo speakers
Connection: USB-C
Size: 162.9 75.8 x x 8.6 mm
Weight: 200g

Short test: realme GT Neo2

The successful realme GT model series is growing again. No wonder, because realme is currently the fastest growing smartphone brand in the world! After the realme GT (to the test) and in summer the realme GT Master Edition (to the test), the realme GT Neo2 will follow at the end of the year.

Note

This is just our preliminary test report without a final evaluation. As you know, our test devices always go through a test phase lasting several weeks in order to wait for any release updates and to record anomalies. In the course of our test phase, this post will be updated again and again.

realme GT Neo2: design and workmanship

The focus is once again on an extraordinary design, which realme achieves with the colors "Neo Green", "Neo Black" and "Neo Blue". The flagship color is “Neo Green”, a neon green tone that, in combination with the black racing stripe and the “Dare to Leap” lettering, creates an urban look. The surface of all colors is matt, which largely prevents unsightly fingerprints.

realme GT Neo 2 colors

Our test device in "Neo Black" looks particularly elegant. The back is made of plastic, but in no way feels like it. The surface is pleasantly smooth, but not so smooth that the smartphone is slippery in the hand. The rounded edges of the back of the case, which give the smartphone a good grip, also contribute to this.

The size of the device is 162.9 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm. The weight is 200g. The large 5000 mAh battery is the main reason for its thickness and weight. There is no water protection (IP rating). The processing quality is good and corresponds to the price range.

realme GT Neo2: Display

In a direct comparison with the realme GT, realme has improved the display of the realme GT Neo2 in several points. The screen size of the Samsung E4 AMOLED display has grown from 6,43 inches to 6,62 inches. The screen resolution has remained the same at 1080 x 2400 pixels (FHD +), but there is no disadvantage in terms of image sharpness due to the higher screen size. With its 397 PPI, the display is still razor-sharp.

realme GT Neo2 display

The refresh rate of 120 Hz makes the display particularly smooth. Unfortunately, there are still minor problems with the automatic adjustment of the refresh rate. In some apps and games this is limited to only 60 Hz, although theoretically more would be possible. In the system, the 120 Hz are fully played out at all times. Gamers get their money's worth thanks to the high sampling rate of 600 Hz. The higher the sampling rate, the faster the display reacts to touch, which is definitely an advantage in mobile games.

Support for HDR10 + content is also new. Realme specifies the maximum display brightness as 1300 nits, which means that the realme GT Neo2 has the brightest display that has ever been built into a realme smartphone. The display can be read without any problems in the open air and in sunshine. The display covers the DCI-P3 color space 100 percent. Colors shine particularly vigorously thanks to the AMOLED display type and the contrast is almost infinite.

realme GT Neo2: performance and user interface

The built-in Snapdragon 870 mobile platform from Qualcomm makes the realme GT Neo2 an affordable upper-class smartphone. The chip manufactured in the 7nm process works particularly efficiently and offers sufficient performance for all everyday tasks.

realme GT Neo2 Snapdragon 870

This is made possible by an 8-core CPU (1x Cortex-A77 with 3,1 GHz, 3x Cortex-A77 with 2,4 GHz and 4x Cortex-A55 with 1,8 GHz) and an Adreno 650 GPU. The Snapdragon X5 modem enables fast LTE and 55G cellular communications. On-top there is enough memory with either 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 main memory and 128GB or 256GB UFS3.1 data memory. An expansion of the data memory with a microSD memory card is not supported.

In the benchmark, the realme GT Neo2 has to lag behind the older realme GT with Snapdragon 888, but this difference is by no means noticeable in everyday use. The system can be operated smoothly throughout, apps and games start quickly and run smoothly.

The smartphone was delivered with realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11. The new realme UI 3.0 with Android 12 basis will soon be rolled out as an update.

realme GT Neo2: 64MP triple camera

A look at the data sheet reveals that realme has adopted the triple camera and front camera of the realme GT almost 1: 1 for the realme GT Neo2. The main camera uses the same 64MP Sony IMX682 image sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide angle camera with 119 ° wide angle and f / 2.3 aperture and a 2MP macro camera with f / 2.4 aperture. The front camera has a resolution of 16MP and uses an f / 2.5 aperture.

realme GT Neo2 camera

At this point we would like to begin with our  Test for the realme GT  refer. Due to the bad weather of the past few days, we of course submit the test for the individual cameras of the realme GT Neo2.

realme GT Neo2: Connectivity

The realme GT Neo2 cuts a very good figure in mobile communications. The reception was stable at all times in the test and the voice quality was excellent. The same applies to the WLAN reception (WiFi 6), which scores with good signal strength and high data throughput. Bluetooth is available in version 5.2.

The navigation with the realme GT Neo2 was also without any obstacles. Thanks to dual GPS, the exact position is found in fractions of a second. There were no deviations from the route while navigating.

realme GT Neo2 5G

 NFC is available so that mobile payments with Google Pay are also possible. An in-display fingerprint scanner reliably unlocks the smartphone. The position of the power button, which is slightly higher, harbors a small point of criticism at this point. When gripping and switching on, the thumb does not reach the fingerprint scanner quite as well.

The realme GT Neo2 generates a stereo sound with the aid of the auricle. The sound is balanced and the volume is sufficient. Realme did without a 3.5 mm headphone connection this time.

realme GT Neo2: battery

The 5000 mAh battery gives the realme GT Neo2 a very good battery life. The average user who uses the smartphone for telephony, web browsing, social media and to watch a video here and there has an average runtime of 2 ½ days. Heavy users who like to play mobile games should also get through the day without any problems.

realme GT Neo2 5000 mAh battery

The 65 watt "SuperDart" fast charging technology fully charges the smartphone in about 37 minutes. The quick charger required for this is included in the scope of delivery. Qi wireless charging is not supported.

Price and availability

The realme GT Neo16 will be available from November 2  Amazon, MediaMarkt or directly in the realme store. From November 16 to November 29, the smartphone is available at an early bird price of 369,99 euros (8 + 128GB) or 449,99 euros (12 + 256GB). After that, the price rises to the RRP of EUR 449,99 or EUR 549,99.

Overview
Manufacturer

realme

Model

realme GT Neo2

Specifications

 Processor and memory 
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
GPU: Adreno 650
RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
Internal memory: 128GB / 256GB UFS3.1
Memory extension: no

 Display 
Display diagonal: 6,62 inches
Display resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels
Display frequency: 120 Hz
Display type: AMOLED (Samsung E4)
Screen Protector: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sampling rate: 600 Hz
Multitouch: 10 fingers

 cameras 
Main camera: 64 MP Sony IMX682 (f / 1.8 aperture)
Ultra wide angle camera: 8 MP (119 ° - f / 2.3 aperture)
Macro camera: 2 MP (f / 2.4 aperture)

Front camera: 16 MP (f / 2.5 aperture)

 Mesh 
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Nano SIM
eSIM: No.

GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
FDD LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B32/B66
TDD LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(2496-2690MHz)/B42
5G NSA/SA: n77/78/79/38/40/41(2496-2690MHz)/1/3/5/7/8/20/28

 wireless 
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax
Bluetooth: 5.2
GPS: Yes (Dual-Frequency)
NFC: Yes

 Sensors 
* Ambient light sensor
* Accelerometer
* Proximity Sensor
* E-Compass
*Gyroscope
* Fingerprint Sensor

 Accumulator 
Battery: 5.000 mAh
Fast charge function: 65 Watt
Qi store: no

 other 
Operating system: Android 11 (realme UI 2.0)
Audio: stereo speakers
Connection: USB-C
Size: 162.9 75.8 x x 8.6 mm
Weight: 200g

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