Realme GT 2 review: An attractive mid-range option

Realme GT 2 review: An attractive mid-range option


Realme GT 2 Brief Description (Summary)

Editor’s Rating: 3.9/5

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Characteristic

  • smooth performance
  • 120Hz AMOLED display
  • the best main camera
  • long battery life
  • very good fast charging

Weaknesses

  • no ip rating
  • no audio jack
  • no support for wireless charging

Realme’s GT 2 series has been waiting in India for a long time. While the Realme GT 2 Pro arrived in India in early April 2022, the company quietly launched the Realme GT 2 in the Indian market almost two weeks later without any announcement. The design of both Realme GT 2 Pro and GT 2 is exactly the same. However, there is a huge difference in prices and features here. While the GT 2 Pro was launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at a starting price of Rs 49,999. Whereas the base GT 2 variant with Snapdragon 888 processor is launched at a starting price of Rs 34,999.

However, it won’t be wrong to say about the GT 2 that this 2021 flagship chipset is also a powerful chipset for almost all tasks. But is it a good deal at this price with features other than the chipset? Could this phone be your next choice? Tell us their answers in this Realme GT 2 review.

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Realme GT 2 Prices and Availability

Realme GT 2 can be purchased in Black (Steel Black), Green (Paper Green) and White (Paper White) colors. You will be able to buy it from Flipkart, realme.com from April 28.

Two storage models have been released in the phone –

  • 8/128GB storage variant – Rs 34,999.
  • 12/256GB – Storage variant – Rs 38,999.

Realme GT 2 Unboxing

The Realme GT 2 comes in a big white box in which you got a lot of things apart from the phone and we have listed them here below –

  • Realme GT 2 phone
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • 65W adapter/charger
  • gray silicone case
  • Quick Guide and other documents
  • SIM Eject Tool

The quality of the cover that comes with the phone is pretty good here and it also leaves a good hand feel on the sides of the phone.

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Realme GT 2 Specifications

Specification Realme GT 2
Software Android 12; Realme UI 3.0
display 6.62-inch, Full HD+ E4 AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 1300 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Chipset Snapdragon 888 5nm; Adreno 660 GPU
RAM 8GB/12GB
LPDDR5 RAM
storage 128GB / 256GB
UFS 3.1 storage
rear cameras Primary: 50MP Sony IMX766 IMX766, OIS
Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide, 118 degrees
Third: 2MP Macro
front camera 16 MP; Sony IMX471 sensor
battery 5000 mAh
Charging 65W fast charging
size 162.9×75.8×8.6 ​​mm
weight 194 grams
connectivity 5G NO
dual SIM card slot
Wi-Fi 6
bluetooth 5.2
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, NavIC
sound Dolby Atmos support
stereo speaker
color options White (Paper White), Green (Paper Green), Black (Steel Black)

Realme GT 2 Review: Design

We also have a white (paper white) color variant of the Realme GT 2. This is the same design as the Realme GT 2 Pro and is designed by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. To make this design eco-friendly, it uses 35.5% less carbon footprint than regular plastic.

The phone has a textured back panel and feels like paper. It is not very slippery when you hold the phone in your hand and also feels good in the hands. There is a triple rear sensor on top and there is a silver ring around the camera module. Two flashes are also provided in this camera module. At the same time, the size of the cameras is slightly smaller than that of the Realme GT 2 Pro. Along with that is the Realme branding and the Naoto Fukasawa mark. However, keeping this white variant white is a difficult task, which you can make easier with the silicone cover that comes with it.

It’s an upright 6.6-inch AMOLED screen with thin bezels on three sides and a slightly thicker bezel at the bottom. However, the bezels are slightly larger than the Pro variant, and that’s probably why it’s only 0.4mm wide. The front camera is also located on the left corner of the screen, so your experience when streaming content or gaming is not bad either.

The volume rocker is on the left and the power button is on the right side of the phone. Additionally, the SIM tray slot, microphone, USB Type-C port and speaker grill are mounted from left to right on the bottom edge. The second microphone is present at the top edge. The phone’s buttons are easily accessible with fingers and the feedback is also good.

Overall, the design of the phone is quite nice and light. If you don’t like the white color, then there will be options available in paper green (green color) and black as well.

Realme GT 2 Review: Display and Sound

The Realme GT 2 features a 6.62-inch Full HD+ E4 AMOLED display, while the Pro variant uses an LTPO panel. This smartphone also gets 120Hz refresh rate and 1000Hz touch sampling rate with which the screen responds to touch much faster. The in-display fingerprint sensor of the phone also gives a very good and fast response.

The phone’s screen reaches up to 1300 nits of brightness, and with that it is able to compare the display of any flagship phone. Whether you are watching content or using the phone outdoors in bright light, the brightness is sufficient and you can use it comfortably.

Also, in the display settings, you get Vivid, Natural and Pro modes in the screen profile. Of these, colors are good in Natural mode, you can enjoy streaming content even in Pro mode. But with Vivid (Vivid) the colors look too bright and even fake.

Colors look good on screen, but dynamic range is average. Dynamic range, especially in green, is not very good. In this you also get Widevine L1 support with which you can watch Netflix and Prime Video content in full HD resolution. But Netflix doesn’t have HDR support while you can watch HDR supported content on Youtube.

Realme GT 2 Review: Performance

The Realme GT 2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is based on a 5nm process. It has 1 core Cortex-X1 Kryo 680 Prime clocked at 2.84 GHz, 3 cores Cortex A78 – Kryo 680 Gold clocked at 2.42 GHz and 4 efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.80 GHz. Along with this, there is an Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage.

This chipset is able to give very good performance according to daily usage. On the phone, we opened it, used many apps at once, surfed the web, watched movies on Netflix, we did not see any problem or interruption anywhere.

Speaking of gaming, we saw Call of Duty Mobile play on it for about half an hour with max graphics and very high frame rate settings, it ran smoothly. That is, with this chipset you can easily play heavy games on the phone. Although it gets a little hot, but not too much. In addition, it also has an 8-layer heat dissipation structure with 4129mm² 3D hardened vapor cooling technology that keeps the phone’s temperature under control.

In addition, we also ran some synthetic tests on it, the results of which you can see below.

Talking about the software, the phone runs on Android 12 with realme UI 3.0. Like the GT 2 Pro, it also has bloatware. A lot of apps that we don’t need are already installed here. Even on the lock screen, Glance ads continue to appear right above the fingerprint sensor. Although you can remove these apps one by one, but at this price, it’s even better if you get a clean UI without any bloatware.

Realme GT 2 Review: Camera

Triple rear cameras are present in Realme GT 2. The main sensor in this is 50MP which is given with Sony IMX766 sensor. The photos taken with this camera show very good detail. Even in low light the photo looks good with good colors, although in low light the edge of the photo ie. the detail in the corners is slightly reduced. If you look at the rest of the price, the main camera of the phone takes very good pictures.

It has a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera that clicks photos with a wide viewing angle of 118 degrees. Photos taken with this are also above average, but can’t compete with the 50MP camera.

It has a 2MP macro sensor. Although there are no complaints about the details, but the colors look very saturated. As you can see in the picture, the red flower has turned very red.

The phone’s 16MP selfie camera sits in the punch hole. By focusing on the subject with this camera, photos are clear and colors look good, but detail is reduced at the edges of the photo. However, its results are good according to the price and expectations.

Realme GT 2 Review: Battery

This smartphone has a 5000mAh battery that comfortably lasts for 1 day after a full charge. Even if you are a heavy user, it will work from morning to night. The phone comes with a 65W charger in the box, with which it charges in about 35 minutes.

Review verdict: Should you buy the Realme GT 2?

Realme GT 2 is a very good budget smartphone of 35000. Although the phone comes with a plastic build, the design is quite sturdy and attractive. Be it youngsters or adults, the design of the phone is good enough for everyone. The phone feels light in the hand even with its 5000mAh battery. Also, a powerful chipset that if you assign any task it performs easily, a good main camera and battery life are also included in its good features. While the ultra-wide and macro cameras aren’t as powerful, they’re still good for the price. Moreover, the display of the phone is also good, although the dynamic range is a little low, but for your budget, this cannot be seen as a drawback.

If you want a flagship experience on a budget of Rs 35,000, then you can consider buying the Realme GT 2.

IndianLekhak Editor

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