Realme GT 2 Review

Realme GT 2 Review

Realme’s GT 2 is an accomplished phone for mid-range buyers with a surprisingly mature design, a powerful processor, great primary camera and overall good performance. However, it is a disgrace that the secondary cameras are not that impressive as compare to OnePlus 9 Pro.

With various similar specs as last year and a new Pro model as its sibling, the Realme GT 2 has a much harder time standing out but remains solid in numerous ways and an easy recommendation for most people.

Realme GT 2 Price and Availability

The Realme GT 2 launched in China in January 2022, but only came to western markets in March.  Realme GT 2 price in Pakistan is expected to be Rs. 68,999 with 128GB, and 8GB of RAM which is available in gold, black and blue colours.

Realme GT 2 Design

The Realme GT 2 has a reserved design with traditional REALM fashion. There is signature of the rear panel’s designer on the top of smooth rectangle in gloss print. The Realme GT 2’s back and sides are made of plastic, which Realme describes as “derived from renewable resources such as paper pulp,”, calling it bioplastic with a cellulose component as “biopolymer”, which reduces carbon emissions in the manufacture of the back plate by “35.5%”. All versions of the Realme GT 2 have an in-screen fingerprint scanner which is fast but cannot operate in standby mode and you have to unlock the phone first. The display screen is 6.6-inch having stereo speakers, with one driver on the bottom but there should have been headphone jack too.

Realme GT 2 Display

The Realme GT 2 is a 120Hz AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The Pro version has a higher-resolution 1440p panel but the Realme GT 2 display is still sharp. The default “vivid” mode holds to the wide color gamut DCI P3 standard. “Natural” offers something closer to sRGB, and the Pro mode lets you switch between DCI P3 and the OLED panel’s native gamut for even wilder color saturation. It also provides color temperature controls.

This is a 120Hz screen that can be downclocked to a power-saving 60Hz mode, and there’s an Auto setting that automatically adjusts the refresh rate. The Realme GT 2 supports HDR video with a pushbutton in the Display settings menu that allows you to max-out brightness with HDR. Similar to the most expensive phones in the world, the display is rated at 1300 nits of peak brightness. Like the best OLEDs, an automatic “sunlight” mode adjusts color and contrast to maximize visibility in direct sunlight.

Realme GT 2 Cameras

The Realme GT 2 has a 50-megapixel primary camera which is great, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide which is not that great and a 2MP macro with bad results. It has Sony IMX766 sensor and has OIS, optical image stabilization also utilized in fundamentally more expensive phones like the Oppo Find X5 Pro, Xiaomi 12 and Honor Magic 4 Pro. It’s a large 1/1.56-inch sensor that hat turns out great. Realme’s Auto HDR enhancement is generally perfect, able to adjust and balance the bright skies and darker foregrounds like a pro. Night image quality is excellent at this price which is a demo of how much heavy lifting OIS and a good quality sensor can do. The Realme GT 2 retains a good amount of detail with ISO 2000, a genuinely high sensitivity setting.

Video features are decent as well that can shoot a decent stabilized video at up to 4K resolution, 60 frames per second with clean footage motion and detailed image. It can produce good quality at ultra-low-light video, at 1080p resolution. The Realme GT 2 also has an extremely strong selfie camera, powered by a Sony IMX471 sensor. The pixel binning hardware lets them hold a fundamental degree of detail well in poor light.

Realme GT 2 Performance & Specs

The Realme GT 2 runs Android 12 and has a Realme UI 3.0 skin on top. There are no pre-installed bloaty Realme applications. The software’s always-on display mode does not seem to work regardless of software update. The Realme GT 2 is a seriously powerful phone with Snapdragon 888 processor, Qualcomm’s flagship early-mid 2021 chipset. The Realme GT 2 scores 3519 in Geekbench 5, 1133 per core, an outcome comparable with phones like the OnePlus 9 Pro. There’s also a GT mode that claims to max-out the phone’s performance but at the expense of battery life. Games run great on the Realme GT 2.  Fortnite allows you to set the maximum casing rate to 60fps, which takes ton of energy.

Realme GT 2 Battery & Charging

The Realme GT 2 has a 5,000mAh battery with snappy 65W fast charging. It can charge from zero to full in 43 minute and reaches 89% in 30 minutes.  It can barely get through the day even with moderate usage in 120Hz or Auto display modes. There’s no wireless charging here but that is fine in this price.