Realme GT Neo 2

Ershad Kaleebullah 

Review Highlights

The Realme GT Neo 2 has a polarising design, especially in its new Neo Green Colour. Some might like it, some might not. However, there is no denying that the dual strips are excessive and could’ve been avoided to make it look more attractive.

Despite missing out on the 3.5mm headphone jack, the smartphone feels thicker and fatter than most other Realme phones launched in 2021. There’s also a camera bump that extends a fair bit out of the rear.

The Realme GT Neo 2 has the greatest display of any Realme phone to date, but it isn't perfect. It has a 6.62-inch 120Hz E4 AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution from Samsung. However, Realme’s algorithm makes jarring shifts when you choose the Auto-refresh rate select mode.

The phone runs on Android 11 based realme UI 2.0, a clean and intuitive operating system with a lot of customization possibilities and helpful functions. That said, there is a lot of bloatware that comes pre-installed.

The images have a highly tone-mapped appearance and a flat dynamic range. While this is an extremely unnatural approach, some people may like it. Realme's algorithm has a tendency to over-sharpen finer textures, making them appear unnatural. 

The innovative Stainless Steel Vapour Chamber Cooling Plus technology enables Realme to deliver great sustained performance with the SD870. It doesn't just significantly reduce heat, but also helps push the SoC to retain top performance for extended periods of time.

The touch sampling rate of 600Hz is noteworthy, since it definitely has an influence during gaming. The day-to-day performance is lightning fast, and the gaming experience is lag-free thanks to zero throttling, even after extended sessions of Call of Duty or BGMI.

The huge 5000mAh battery paired with the fast 65W adapter delivers an excellent experience. With the refresh rate set to 120Hz all the time, we've managed to achieve 7 hours of SoT and refuel the battery back from 0 to 100 in just 36 minutes.

The Realme GT Neo 2 is without a doubt the greatest Realme phone of 2021. Unfortunately, the phone lacks out its camera performance.  If your priorities aren't the cameras, the GT Neo 2 may be more appealing to you.