Realme GT neo 2 review Snapdragon 870 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED Display Launched in India: Price & specifications

The realme GT Neo 2 is here It has an interesting naming convention because when realme GT Neo launched in China but it didn’t launch with the same name in India, it came as realme X7 Max which is priced at Rs 26-27K.

And this one is slightly above that one, If you look at all things, the GT Neo 2 is an upgrade over the X7 Max.

The GT Neo’s price on the box is Rs 35K but I think it’ll be around Rs 30k to 32k.

Unboxing

realme gt neo 2

There’s documentation and the phone, this is very interesting Because this here has a different feel It feels like a OnePlus and iQOO phone honestly

There’s a gray-colored case, it’s good quality and It has a nice satin finish and there’s a 65W SuperDart charger, you also get a USB Type C cable and a sim ejector tool.

In-Hand Feel

Generally, realme phones are light & feel good in the hand. This is good too but this is on a little heavier side.

Weight and colors options

realme gt neo 2 color options

This is a buoyant color & it really cool, If you hold the phone in your hand & talk on it, people will definitely notice.

This color is Neon Green color (its bright) & there are not a single but double black stripes and there’s “Dare To Leap” written on it (Some may like it, some may not like the design).

The weight is around 195 to 205g (the weight distribution is nice).

One of the reasons why it’s on the heavier side is because of that big 5000mAh battery.

If you don’t like the green color so much, then you can have this gray case and there are 3 different color variants – Neo Black, Neo Blue & Neo Green.

So if you want a jazzy color, then you can look at the Green or else go for traditional Black/Blue.

Ports & Buttons

Below there’s a speaker grill, a USB Type C, a microphone & a sim card tray on left, there’s a volume rocker.

Above, there’s a noise-canceling microphone and on the right, there’s a power on/off button but there is no 3.5mm jack.

Display

realme gt neo 2 display

It’s a big display and if you compare it with the realme X7 Max, then it’s a big display, the X7 Max had a 6.43” display, while this one has a 6.62” screen that’s E4 AMOLED.

The E4 AMOLED is kind of like the latest generation of AMOLED, which is 15% more power-efficient so the display is big, bright & good.

It has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate so it automatically shifts from 30Hz to 60Hz to 90Hz to 120Hz this depending on how you’re using the phone.

The display is immersive & the bezels are thin and you get a 92.6% screen-to-body ratio which is good & it also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Specifications

realme gt neo 2 specs

It comes on Qualcomm SD870 SoC, It’s a tried & tested flagship-level processor, and it’s a very stable SoC.

It has UFS 3.1 & LPDDR5 RAM and there are 2 variants – 8GB+128GB(base variant) & 12GB+256GB(upper variant).

Battery

realme gt neo 2 battery

Generally, realme phones have a 4500mAh battery but in this, you get a 5000mAh battery with 65W fast charging and realme claims that it’ll charge 0-100% in 36 minutes.

OS UI

It comes on realme UI 2.0 which is a downer because it just launched but it will come with realme UI 3.0.

They haven’t told us when it’ll be updated so it’s based on Android 11 so the update should’ve come out of the box with realme UI 3.0 and there are many pre-installed apps. In fact, realme has its own apps that send you notifications.

You get a realme community & you can stop these notifications but there are many of them with a lot of bloatware (junk apps).

Camera

realme gt neo 2 camera

The GT series(the GT/GT Neo), they have not known for its cameras because they are performance phones and if you compare it with the X7 Max, then its camera is exactly the same – 64MP+8MP+2MP.

The camera of realme gt neo 2 is not very good it’s average and on center, the punch-hole selfie camera has a 16MP sensor.

There are 1 pros of this phone camera is, you can shoot videos on 4K@60FPS on the rear camera so that’s good.

Camera App Features

There are good features, it’s packed with features like Starry Mode, Street Photography mode for you, and there’s AI photography mode so the features are quite good.

Sensors and Connectivity

You get all sensors & an in-display fingerprint sensor & face unlock as well that works well and It has very good connectivity options. It has 8 bands 5G support, there’s WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2,

Dual 4G VoLTE with WiFi calling & there’s also NFC support so all connectivity options are present and it has a 360 degree light sensor, so the ambient display/auto-brightness changes well according to the conditions.

Multimedia

You’ll love this phone for multimedia and especially since it has a big display with an immersive viewing experience.

Being an AMOLED screen the viewing angles are good & the video viewing experience is great and the screen is bright as well so even if you’re watching it outdoors, you’ll have fun watching it.

And you also get stereo speakers that are loud & good quality.

Performance

realme gt neo 2 best gaming performance

The speakers are good & you’ll have fun gaming on it, but the 120Hz fast refresh rate & 600Hz touch sampling rate is one of the highest.

I think OnePlus 9RT is rumored to have the same as well but It’s one of the highest touch sampling rates and when you play games while using the gun, you can feel it.

There is a vapor-cooled chamber where we played BGMI for half an hour on the highest settings & it didn’t have any heating problems but it gets a little warm if you play for a long duration.

There’s 1 pro feature in the game mode that is you can adjust the touch sensitivity when you’re playing and it has a GT Mode 2.0 (Game Mode) where you get a full performance when it is on.

while playing any game, you will be noticed that the haptic feedback is very good.

Features

There’s virtual RAM so if you buy the 8GB variant, you’ll get 5GB virtual RAM and If you buy the 12GB RAM variant, you’ll get 7GB virtual RAM to expand, so it’ll go up to 19GB!

There’s no IP certification this is a big con from this phone at least they could put ip66 or 67 rating, and no notifications light, nor FM Radio this is also a con from realme but it has Camera2Api support, Widevine L1 support.

There’s a DC dimming feature so low light eye strain will be less.

So that’s what realme GT Neo 2 is all about, It’s an out & outperformance smartphone but cameras are not the highlight of this phone, it’s a decent camera & not all bad but the display is excellent.

The performance is great as it’s a little more expensive than the X7 Max it’s around/under Rs 30K and if you want a gaming smartphone, then you should definitely look at realme GT Neo 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is realme gt neo 2 waterproof?

No

Is realme gt neo 2 good for gaming and multitasking?

Yes

Does realme gt neo 2 come with 5G?

Yes

Is it good to play bgmi/pubg on realme gt neo 2

Yes

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