TechnologyRealme GT Neo 2: can the high-end be affordable?

Realme GT Neo 2: can the high-end be affordable?


Various Realme GT Neo 2 phones.TO GO

Realme landed hard in Spain just two years ago. In 2020 it was the fastest growing mobile brand and in recent quarters it has remained the seventh company that has sold the most terminals in the world, according to the analysis firm Counterpoint. The Chinese manufacturer, which belongs to the BBK group -like Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus-, has presented its latest bet in Europe this Monday to try to compete with the high-end: the Realme GT Neo 2, a terminal that offers very good performance at a more affordable price. In addition to an improved screen, it has a large battery and a remarkable fast charge. But perhaps in the photographic section it still lacks a push to compete with the best phones on the planet.

The mobile starts at 449.99 euros and is available in blue, black and green. The design of this latest model is the most striking. From the right side of its back there is a black reflective strip that runs from top to bottom the device. In addition, it has a rectangular module that protrudes slightly and houses the three cameras of the terminal. “Beyond appearance, we take into account how a phone feels in the hand,” they say from Realme. The brand explains that it has used a process to “reduce glare and create a smooth texture.”

The terminal is quite bulky. It measures 16.2 centimeters high and 7.6 wide, and weighs 200 grams. Realme boasts that the 6.62-inch screen is comparable to that of some high-end mobiles on the market. For example, it has a refresh rate that reaches 120 Hz. This parameter refers to the number of times the screen is updated per second. Therefore, the higher it is, the better the user experience and the smoother the transitions between screens. Although it also consumes more battery. The mobile can adapt the rate according to the use that is given at all times: it automatically chooses between 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 90 Hz or 120 Hz in order to achieve greater energy efficiency.

In addition, the touch refresh rate is 600 Hz. This rate, which indicates the number of times per second that the screen checks if we click on it, is one of the highest on the market. These characteristics show that the Realme GT Neo 2 is a terminal made with video game fans in mind. The manufacturer assures that this mobile is intended to captivate “technology enthusiasts and advanced users.”

In the photographic section, the Realme GT Neo 2 will cost more to compete with some of the main high-end terminals on the market such as the iPhone 13 or the Samsung Galaxy S21. In this sense, it shares configuration with the Realme GT and does not incorporate great news. In addition to a 16-megapixel front camera, the mobile has three rear sensors: a 64-megapixel main one, an eight-megapixel ultra-wide angle and a two-megapixel macro. In addition to having film simulation filters, it incorporates a street photography mode.

The mobile, which is compatible with 5G networks, incorporates the Snapdragon 870, a Qualcomm processor for the high-end somewhat less powerful than the Snapdragon 888. Realme ensures that, with it, applications and games are opened “little or no time load ”. In addition, the terminal has a steam chamber cooling system built in stainless steel, which, according to the company, serves to ensure that both the temperature control and the rate of heat dissipation are “effective and efficient.” The Realme GT Neo 2 is available with 8 and 12 GB of RAM and with 128 and 256 GB of storage.

Manufacturers have been adapting batteries to the needs of users. For example, designing smartphones that charge faster and faster. The mobile has a 5,000 mAh battery and stands out for a 65W fast charge. With it, it is supposedly possible to replace the mobile battery in just 36 minutes. Realme has long been betting on a powerful charge for its devices, as evidenced by some of its phones. In addition, the company is working on a 125 W fast charge with which it intends fill 33% of your phones battery in just three minutes

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