Realme GT Neo 2 Review: Snapdragon 870 With 120Hz AMOLED Display

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Realme announced that the sales of a single GT Neo exceeded one million. With the cool design, excellent performance, and the ultimate price-performance ratio that young people love, the performance of Realme GT Neo has to be impressive, and this is also its ability to win one million. The root cause of Taiwan sales.

Now, the new generation of Realme GT Neo 2 has finally come out, bringing better hardware and cooling solutions, and the positioning is still focused on cost performance. Looking at the configuration first, the Realme GT Neo2 uses the most popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 quasi-flagship processor, UFS 3.1 flash memory, and an excellent diamond ice core cooling system to ensure the complete release of performance.

The screen is a 6.62-inch 120Hz high-brush E4 AMOLED annual flagship screen. The surface is also covered with a layer of Gorilla 5th generation glass, with a resolution of 2400X1800, 10bit color depth, 100% P3 wide color gamut, and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. , The display effect is naturally, needless to say, the highest contrast ratio of 5 million:1 makes the color level rich enough, the power consumption is 15% lower than that of the E3, and it supports DC dimming and eye protection mode.

In addition, there is a 65W super flash charge and a large 5000 mAh battery to solve the anxiety of battery life. With this combination, a thin and light body of 8.6 mm and less than 200 grams can be achieved. There are no shortcomings in all aspects of the configuration. It’s heart-warming.

The Realme GT Neo2 we got from FastTech is a shadow and black color version. The following is the specific configuration of the phone:

Design

Looking at the packaging first, it is black as the color of the phone, which is very cool. Does the GT Neo2 print on the box give you the feeling of racing?

The front adopts a three-equivalent narrow frame and is equipped with an AMOLED hole-digging straight screen made of E4 material. As for the flagship screen, the display effect is very good. The back is made of matte glass, matched with black high-gloss glossy glass, the surface is smoother, and the overall body feels like it is touching silk, and it also looks very textured.

The rear-mounted three-camera solution, 64MP main camera + 8MP super wide-angle + 2MP macro. The top is relatively simple, with only one noise-canceling microphone.  The bottom is speaker, USB-C interface, noise reduction microphone, SIM card slot.

The Realme GT Neo2 has a thickness of only 8.6mm and a bodyweight of 199.8g. It is currently the lightest and thinnest flagship mobile phone with a large 5000mAh battery.

The buttons on the side of the phone are relatively simple, the volume up and down buttons on the left, and the power button on the right. The author prefers this design with separate power and volume buttons. You can directly press blindly when you use screenshots or wake up the screen. The Realme GT Neo2 comes with a 65W super fast charge, which supports two levels of the output power of 10W/65W.

Performance

The Snapdragon 870 can be said to be the star flagship processor that has attracted much attention in 2021. Based on the 7nm process, the CPU consists of 1 3.2GHz super core + 3 2.42GHz large cores + 4 1.8GHz small cores, UFS 3.1 flash memory, It is also a scheme adopted by regular flagship opportunities.

Master Lu

In the performance test of Master Lu, he obtained a score of 875708 points, which exceeded 98% of mobile phones and ranked 14th in the performance list.

Antutu

In the Antutu performance test, it got a score of 727938 points, surpassing 80% of mobile phones, and ranked 23rd in the performance list.

In the performance lists of the above two software, the threshold of the Snapdragon 888 model has been reached. At this level, Realme does have a good hand in the performance tuning of GT Neo2.

GeekBench

In GeekBench, the single-core CPU score is 1014 points, and the multi-core score is 3127 points. The former is very close to the Snapdragon 888, higher than the MediaTek Dimensity 1200, and the latter is slightly lower than the MediaTek Dimensity 1200.

GFXBench

GFXBench’s running score is at the normal level of the Snapdragon 870, which is slightly higher than the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 by about 10-15 frames in all aspects.

AndroBench

In AndroBench, I got a running score of 1747MB/s for sequential reading and 745MB/s for writing, which is a very standard UFS 3.1 score.

Gaming Experience

The Snapdragon 870 integrates an upgraded version of the Adreno 650 GPU. Compared with the Snapdragon 865, the main frequency has been increased from 587MHz to 670MHz, and the main frequency has increased by 14%.

Graphics performance has always been Qualcomm’s strong point, and the 120Hz high refresh screen carried by the Realme GT Neo2 also supports 30/60/90/120 four-speed refresh rates, which can flexibly match the needs of daily use, whether it is daily viewing information or playing games, To ensure smoothness and at the same time save more power.

In the case of similar hardware specifications on the market, Realme GT Neo2 certainly has some of its own features. The built-in GT mode allows gamers to unleash the wild performance with one click and bring the ultimate performance experience.

And the built-in game space has a performance mode, intelligent adjustment rate, brightness lock, lightning start, 4D vibration, and other function options, which can be turned on according to the needs of the game.

Let’s take a look at the actual experience of the game:

The original god

In “Original God”, known as the “baking machine”, we have turned the game’s picture quality to a very high level, and the frame rate has been changed from the default 30 frames to 60 frames.

5 minutes before entering the game, the frame rate was 60FPS, but the phone was locked at 45 frames as soon as the phone heated up a little. It should be a problem caused by game optimization, but the default medium special effect GT Neo2 can always maintain 60 frames and heat up. Also greatly reduced.

Glory of the King

As the most well-known MOBA domestic mobile game “Glory of the King”, there has been news that it will support 120Hz frames for GT Neo 2. Of course, we should also test it, and also maximize the picture quality and turn off the dynamic resolution.

However, this type of game is not very resource-intensive, the real-time special effects are fully enabled, and the number of frames within the game does not fluctuate much, and it has been maintained at 90 frames.

Ace Battlefield

As the “Ace Battlefield” that supports 120Hz shooting games, we have maximized the picture quality of the game and turned it off to automatically reduce the picture quality and frame rate.

In the performance of the game, the average frame rate in the game is 120 frames, and the frame rate fluctuations are not very large. According to the above test performance, the built-in Adreno 650 GPU of the 870 can play all kinds of games without any pressure.

However, it should be noted that when trying to play “Original God” (extremely high quality + 60 frames), the GT mode is not turned on will cause the screen to freeze, and the GT mode will become silky smooth immediately after turning on the GT model. It should be GT Neo2’s scheduling optimization problem for mobile phone battery life and performance. Among the trial games, only Yuanshen has this problem.

It is recommended that when playing games, players can pull down the notification bar to turn on GT mode for a better gaming experience.

Battery

The Realme GT Neo 2 has a built-in 5000 mAh super-capacity lithium battery with a dual-cell design and supports up to 65W flash charging. It adopts a direct charging mode. Compared with other charging schemes, there is no voltage conversion in the middle, so the conversion efficiency is higher and the heat is generated. less. Let’s take a look at the performance of battery life and charging.

Endurance test

For battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool-the battery dog ​​produced by Kuai Technology testing.

In the test items, we checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, web browsing, simulating real usage scenarios, restoring the real load to the greatest extent, and infinitely close to the real power consumption.

For the battery dog, we check the limit battery life test, manual 50% brightness, start the test from 100%, and shut down after 8 hours and 44 minutes, which is one hour more battery life than a competing mobile phone that uses 4500 mAh. This extra hour of battery life is especially important when going out. According to the usage of general users, it can be used intermittently throughout the day.

 Charging test

According to the actual measurement, the battery charge starts from 3%, and it only takes 15 minutes to charge to 60%. It only takes 32 minutes to fully charge the battery. This performance is better than the official 36-minute charge.

Usually, it only needs to be left for half an hour to be fully charged, which can provide nearly 9 hours of game play time, which greatly reduces the anxiety of battery life.

Heat dissipation

GT Neo 2 is equipped with an 8-layer three-dimensional heat dissipation structure consisting of graphite sheet, VC, diamond gel, copper foil (upper layer), gel, silicone sheet, copper foil (lower layer), and graphene. The diamond ice core cooling system can be realized The super large heat dissipation area of ​​17,932mm² can realize all-around heat dissipation without dead corners.

We use Master Lu’s performance test and use an infrared temperature detector to measure two temperature points. The highest temperature part is in the lens area, which soars to 43.3 degrees, while the area below is only about 40 degrees.

Thanks to the blessing of the heat dissipation system, the overall temperature is distributed more evenly, and it is only a warm feeling when held in the hand and back.

Cameras

The Realme GT Neo 2 adopts the mainstream three-camera solution. The 64MP camera lens has specifications of F1.8 aperture, 1/1.72-inch outsole, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens up to 119° ultra-wide range, and F2.3 aperture, A 2MP macro lens capable of 4cm macro shooting.

The performance of shooting proofs during the day, the details are in place, the color reproduction is good, and the texture of the buildings and trees in the distance is obvious. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is a flagship machine.

In the night mode, the overall performance is acceptable, but in the ultra-wide-angle proofs, the details around the screen are not rich enough. In terms of the price of mobile phones, it is not easy to get this effect.

The last two proofs used the main camera lens and the macro lens respectively. The main camera lens AI automatically recognizes the green plant mode shooting, but the effect of the shot does not lose the macro shot, the picture is purer, and the emerald green leaves are more prominent.

On the macro lens proofs, although the raindrops and leaf veins are clearly visible, if you look closely, the 200W pixel resolution is too low, which makes the proofs look bad. This effect is also at a normal level.

Read Also: Realme GT Neo 2 Adds Street Photography Mode: Equipped with 64MP

Verdict

It can be said that this Realme GT Neo 2 has almost no shortcomings in its price point, and its performance is relatively balanced in all aspects. It can be used as the main machine or a game machine, maintaining its high cost-effective positioning as always.

In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 870 is more obvious than the Snapdragon 865 Plus, and it can also be compared with the Snapdragon 888, especially when the Snapdragon 870 itself has excellent heat control, it is equipped with a diamond ice core cooling system. With the perfect partner, the body temperature of the GT Neo2 is further reduced, and the GT model can further exert its performance.

The high-quality AMOLED screen of E4 material, the X-axis horizontal linear motor, the dual stereo speakers supporting Dolby Atmos Games, and many other functions are added, and there are 11 built-in 360° surround antennas, which can intelligently call the strongest signal. Watching videos can achieve lower latency and the fastest speed. These piles of materials are only for users to enjoy the most extreme experience in games and movies on Realme GT Neo2.

In terms of photography, the 64MP main cameras have reached the quasi-flagship level, but you need to pay attention when shooting macros. It is recommended to turn on the AI ​​recognition mode for daily use. The fool-style AI recognition solution allows users to worry about shooting directly. Effect.

With 65W fast charging and a 5000mAh large battery, you don’t need to worry about battery life in daily use. GT Neo2 also uses a 5000mAh large battery on the market. It can also make the body so thin and light, which shows its strength.

Realme GT Neo 2 can stand out in the 2500 yuan class, and its strength is far beyond expectations. It can be comparable to the flagship machine. It has improved the previous generations that need to be improved and presents a sincere gift to users, which shows Realme’s dedication. Place.

In terms of price, 8GB+128GB is 2499 yuan, 8GB+256GB is 2699 yuan, 12+256GB is 2999 yuan, and there are three color options of black mint, pale blue, and shadow black, and there are 24 installments of interest-free, one-year warranty New services, free Type-C headsets and 6 months of 2T cloud space and other first-selling benefits. The specific rights and interests are subject to the instructions on the rights pages of major e-commerce companies.

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