RealMe GT is premium series and now, RealMe has just added a new member under the GT series. The newly launched RealMe GT Neo 2 is powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC and has massive 65W fast charging support and much more.
So is it worth spending Rs 32k on RealMe GT Neo 2 or not? that’s what we gonna find out but before that let me share with you RealMe GT Neo 2 Price.
RealMe GT Neo 2 Price in India
RealMe GT Neo 2 price in India starts from Rs 31,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage while 12GB Ram + 256GB variant is priced at Rs 35,999. The device is available in Neo Black, Neo Blue, Neo Green colour options and it’s sold via Flipkart.
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Yes, RealMe GT Neo 2 is worth buying, it has almost everything that users wanted including a good camera setup along with powerful Snapdragon 870 SoC. The battery life is good and it can be charged fully in only 36 minutes. Overall, RealMe GT Neo 2 is worth looking at and its value for money device.
The device does have its Pros and Cons but even after that, the phone offers good value. Still, if you wanted the perfect smartphone then you will be disappointed because there is no perfect product available in this world.
Overall, the RealMe GT Neo 2 will provide solid battery life, the cameras are good but still, it needs to be optimized. Also, there won’t be any issue with performance, the Snapdragon 870 SoC will provide the best performance.
Talking about the display, it has a 6.67-inches 120Hz display with a pick brightness of 1300 nits. So you don’t have to worry about the display.
In short, RealMe GT Neo 2 is a good option to look at.
RealMe GT Neo 2 Pros and Cons
|120Hz sAMOLED display||Cameras Needs a little bit of optimization|
|Brighter Display||Plastic Frame|
|Front & Back Glass||No 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Massive 65W Fast Charging Support||No SD-card Slot|
|8 5G Bands||Bloatware|
|Powerful Snapdragon 870 SoC||Ads in the UI|
Those were the Pros and Cons of RealMe GT Neo 2, now let’s go deep down and find out what new RealMe has to offer this time.
RealMe GT Neo 2 Display Quality
RealMe GT Neo 2 comes with a 6.67-inches 120Hz sAMOLED display with pick brightness of 1300 nits and HDR10+ support. Also, it does have WideVine L1 Support which means, there won’t be any issue while watching FHD+ content on OTT apps.
As I have said, it has a pick brightness of 1300 nits that means, there won’t be any kind of problem while using the RealMe GT Neo 2 outdoor, the screen will be visible to do all kinds of tasks whether playing games or watching movies or making video calls.
On the front side, the device has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 but RealMe didn’t mention what kind of protection is used on the backside while the frame is made out of plastic.
The phone does feel, premium because of that glass back but I feel, as this is a 32k smartphone, the frame should have been aluminium.
Overall, considering the price tag, there is nothing to complain about the display. It has everything that you will need to play games or to watch movies.
RealMe GT Neo 2 Cameras
RealMe GT Neo 2 has 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro rear camera while there is a 16MP selfie shooter. The rear camera can shoot videos up to 4k@60fps while the front can shoot up to 1080p@30fps.
The phone doesn’t have OIS support that means, the video footage will come out shaky. Now, RealMe has added EIS support but that is all software, so take EIS as a software feature.
As this is a 32k smartphone, RealMe should have added OIS but RealMe hasn’t added OIS in flagship RealMe GT 5G (review), so can’t expect OIS in Neo.
Coming to the 64MP primary sensor, RealMe didn’t mention which sensor they have used but as per some reports, RealMe has used the Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor.
Like any other RealMe smartphone, it tries to saturate the colours, so if you like pop-out colours then you will be more than happy but if you want close to natural images then, you might be disappointed.
Now, RealMe has added Pro mode within the stock camera app, so you can play around with settings but most of the users, won’t use the Pro mode all the time.
In short, RealMe needs to optimize the camera and I feel, one or two OTA updates can fix this problem.
The 16MP ultra-wide lens also does the same thing. Also, the ultra-wide lens tires soften the images which are okay because this is what most of the smartphones around 32k are doing.
By the way, don’t ever use the ultra-wide at night or under the low lights because you will lose out on details and images will come out with lots of noise.
So if you want to take images at night, always go for the primary lens rather than changing to ultra-wide.
That 2MP macro lens is for marketing, so ignore the third sensor.
Coming to a 16MP front camera, here I feel, RealMe has done a good job because I didn’t expected anything from a selfie shooter. It looks like, RealMe has worked on the front camera.
So if you love to take lots of Selfies then you will be happy with the front camera and I wish, I could say the same for Rear cameras.
Overall, RealMe GT Neo 2 has above average camera and it can become above good if RealMe improves the camera with an OTA update. Now, I can’t comment on future updates, so as of now, the Cameras doesn’t justify the 32k price tag.
RealMe GT Neo 2 Performance
RealMe GT Neo 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC and it’s running on RealMe UI 2.0 based on Android 11. As per a recent update by RealMe, the RealMe GT Series will get RealMe UI 3.0-Android 12 updates.
Now, we have seen the Snapdragon 870 SoC in quite of few smartphones and all the smartphones performed very well and RealMe GT Neo 2 is doing the same.
So don’t worry about the performance, whether you want to play games or do any kind of work, you won’t face any problems.
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Also, Snapdragon 870 Soc is battery efficient processor, so you will get better battery life compared to any other chipset even better than Snapdragon 888 SoC.
RealMe GT Neo 2 has almost 8 5G bands which mean, this device will be able to take advantage of the 5G network, whenever 5G launches in India.
Also, RealMe UI 2.0 is well-optimized but the UI does come out quite of a few pre-installed apps which is not a good user experience.
Overall, expect a powerful performance from RealMe GT Neo 2.
RealMe GT 2 Neo Audio Quality
The phone has two microphones that mean, there won’t be any problem while taking calls and also, it does have stereo speakers that means, even in a public space, you will be able to hear the music.
All in all, the speakers quality is superb and no issue with calling too. Also, the RealMe GT Neo 2 does have carrier aggregation.
RealMe GT Neo 2 Battery Life
The RealMe GT Neo 2 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. As I have said, the Snapdragon 870 Soc is battery efficient processor, so don’t worry about the battery life.
By the way, the phone will give about day battery life but if you’re a casual user then expect the battery to last for 1.5 days.
Also, the phone support 65W fast charging, so there won’t any issue, 36 minutes of charging will provide 100% battery.
Again, the battery life depends on users by users, so if you play games for six or seven hours then you have to keep the charger with you all the time. On the other hand, you don’t play games then the battery should last for two days too.
If you want the overall best smartphone and if your budget is about 32k then RealMe GT Neo 2 is worth buying but if you want the best cameras then you also take look at the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.
Still, I feel, if the RealMe Gt Neo 2 was launched at 30k then it would have been a killer smartphone. Now, even at 32k, it’s good to buy but RealMe needs to work on cameras.
RealMe Neo GT 5G FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 has a 3.5mm Audio jack?
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 has NFC Support?
Q: What is the pick brightness of RealMe GT Neo 2?
A: 1300 Nits of pick Brightness.
Q: How many OS updates will RealMe GT Neo 2 will get?
A: RealMe GT Neo 2 will get two Android OS update which includes Android 12, and 13.
Q: What is the screen refresh rate of RealMe GT Neo 2?
A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate 8bit sAMOLED display with a 600Hz touch sampling rate
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 has stereo speakers?
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 Widevine L1 support??
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 has a camera2api enabled?
Q: How many 5G Bands does RealMe GT Neo 2?
A: It has 8 5G bands including n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A, n41, n77, and n78 5G Bands
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 has fast charging support?
A: Yes, it has 65W wired fast charging support.
Q: Does RealMe GT Neo 2 has carrier aggregation?
RealMe GT Neo 2 Full Specifications
|Launch Date||13 October 2021|
|First Sale||17 October 2021 via Flipkart at Noon|
|Display||6.67 inches FHD+ sAMOLED|
8bit Display Panel
DCI-P3 colour space
1300 Nits Pick Brightness
|Resolution||1080 x 2376 pixels resolution|
|Dimensions||162.9 x 75.8 x 9 mm|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Touch Sampling Rate||600Hz Touch Sampling Rate|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120Hz Refresh Rate|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5),|
|OS||Android 11 – RealM UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & |
3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
|Storage||8GB Ram + 128GB Storage|
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage
– UFS 3.1 Storage
– LPDDR4x Ram
|Card Slot||nano-SIM + nano-SIM (no SD-card Slot)|
|Rear Cameras||64MP Primary Sensor|
|Front Camera||16MP Selfie Shooter|
|5G Bands||n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A, |
n41, n77, and n78 5G Bands
|Battery||5000 mAh (non-removable)|
USB Type-C 2.0
|Charging Speed||65W wired fast Charging|
|Charging Time||100% in 36 minutes|
|Colours||Neo Black, |
|SAR Value||Head: 1.187 W/kg, |
Body: 0.700 W/kg
|Price||8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 31,999|
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 35,999
|In the box||RealMe GT Neo 2|
USB Type-C cable
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