Realme GT Neo 3 150W Evaluation Score
The Realme GT Neo 3 150W is an outstanding telephone and higher than the Realme GT2 I beforehand reviewed. I really like the Dimensity 8100, and the 150W charging is insanely quick and really helpful when you find yourself quick on time. The worth feels somewhat excessive however I anticipate it is going to drop rapidly.
- Dimensity 8100 is arguably higher than the SD888
- 150W charging is unimaginable
- Main digicam is superb
- Realme GT2 is sort of the identical however £100 cheaper
Realme has launched the Realme GT Neo 3 150W globally, and it’s joined with the brand new and extra inexpensive GT Neo 3T.
The Realme GT Neo 3 150W has two notable options. The primary is the 150W charging which claims to supply a 50% in simply 5 minutes, and so far as I’m conscious, that is the quickest charging telephone commercially obtainable.
It’s also the primary telephone to launch within the EU/UK, that includes the Mediatek Dimensity 8100. It is a premium chipset that gives flagship-like efficiency with out the fee. The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 sits above this, however in the meanwhile, there’s solely the Chinese language model of the Oppo Discover X5 Professional which options this.
The extra inexpensive Realme GT Neo 3T makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, which is sort of pretty much as good in my testing, and it has slower charging and a barely inferior main digicam.
Realme GT Neo 3 vs Realme GT Neo 3T Specification
|Realme GT Neo3 150W||Realme GT Neo3T|
|Show||AMOLED, 1B colours, 120Hz, HDR10+
1080 x 2412 pixels,
|AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
1080 x 2400 pixels
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 8100||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
|Rear Digicam||50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (extensive), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.3, 15mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
8 MP, f/2.3, 15mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Entrance Digicam||16 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (extensive), 1/3.09″, 1.0µm||16 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (extensive), 1/3.09″, 1.0µm|
|Battery||4500 mAh (150W mannequin)
5000 mAh (80W mannequin)
|Charging||150W and 80W fashions||80W|
Design and Show
Realme has been experimenting with plenty of completely different colors and textures for the again panel of their telephones lately. Nonetheless, my pattern of the Realme GT Neo 3 150W is surprisingly subdued with a plain black color. The matte end offers it a barely off-black look; it nearly seems like there’s some inexperienced in it. You then have minimalist branding with no annoying CE marking or different ugly lettering (not like the OPPO Discover X5 Professional). The general look is primary however good.
For the show, you may have a 6.7 inches show working at 1080 x 2412 pixels and 120Hz with a central punch gap. What’s odd right here is that the GT Neo 3T and the GT2 seem to have equivalent shows, so I’m not sure why the Neo 3 makes use of one thing barely completely different. Not that it actually issues, inserting all three telephones aspect by aspect, I can barely inform the distinction.
Past the again panel and show, there’s little or no distinction between all of the Realme telephones in my possession.
The 50MP Sony IMX766 has been used on an enormous variety of telephones this 12 months. Realme has used it on the 9 Professional+, GT2, GT2 Professional, and now the GT Neo 3. OnePlus and OPPO each use it extensively, and the Honor Magic4 Professional additionally makes use of it.
It’s a excellent digicam sensor and has actually raised the standard of images in telephones in additional inexpensive worth brackets.
The IMX766 foremost sensor on this telephone has the identical general expertise because the GT2 and 9 Professional+ I’ve reviewed beforehand. It’s able to wonderful pictures, and I believe most individuals could be more than pleased with it.
One factor price noting is that Realme tends to aggressively overexaggerate colors, particularly when you have the AI function enabled. I don’t personally thoughts it, it offers you visually extra spectacular outcomes, however individuals wanting a extra pure look will wish to swap the AI off.
The beneath comparability is a little bit of an excessive instance, you’ll be able to see simply how completely different Realme processes issues compared to Honor, which was utilizing the identical digicam sensor.
As for the opposite digicam sensors, they’re your typical generic cameras. The 8MP ultrawide does a suitable job when you find yourself quick on area, and the macro digicam shouldn’t be wonderful.
The entrance digicam can be common, it does a suitable job for me, who hardly ever makes use of the selfie digicam however others might need for me.
Efficiency and Thermal Throttling
I’ve achieved a deeper dive into the efficiency of each the Realme GT Neo 3 and the Realme GT Neo 3T displaying how the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 performs in opposition to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870.
The benchmarks point out that the Dimensity 8100 supplies the same stage of efficiency because the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 from final 12 months (and this years Realme GT2) with out the related points with thermal throttling and poor battery life.
Each day efficiency is excellent. The mix of the excessive refresh price display and highly effective chipset means every thing feels instantaneous.
With the 150W mannequin, you lose out on 500mAh of battery, providing you with simply 4500 mAh. Throughout my time with the telephone, I used to be more than pleased with the battery life, it simply will get by the day with no points.
The PCMark 2.0 Battery Take a look at scored an admirable end result, nevertheless it was decrease than the GT Neo 3T. Nonetheless, I am unable to be certain if this was a case of consumer error, and I probably had the display brightness calibrated incorrectly.
Testing the 150W charging had predictably spectacular outcomes. Once I examined it, my telephone had died, so I needed to wait a minute for it to have sufficient energy as well.
I believe it confirmed 2% after I began the stopwatch and famous down the share cost at varied occasions:
- 25% in 3 minutes
- 30% in 3m35s
- 50% in 6m 30s
- 66% in 10 minutes
- 75% in 11m 50s
- 80% in 13 minutes
- 91% in 16 minutes
- 95% in 17m 20s
- 99% in 18m 40s
- 100% in 19 minutes
That is technically a bit slower than the official numbers I’ve seen, however I wasn’t significantly concerning the precise time or proportion. It is shut sufficient, and it’s insanely quick.
I do know lots of people categorical concern about these cost speeds and the impact on a battery. For me, I usually gradual cost in a single day and use sooner charging after I want a top-up.
Particularly, these cost speeds are wonderful if you journey. I took the charger away with me on a current journey, I took dozens of pictures and used Google maps quite a bit, which is able to rapidly drain the battery in any telephone. I usually have a brief downtime within the resort earlier than heading out within the night; having the ability to cost my telephone from flat to full in 20 minutes is simply extremely useful, particularly for anybody that will get anxious about low battery.
On the time of writing, I’m not positive of the pricing distinction between the 80W and 150W fashions. I believe I’d discover it tough to decide on between the 2; 80w charging continues to be extremely quick, so I’m not positive if I would favor the additional 10% battery life.
That is the fourth Realme telephone I’ve reviewed this 12 months. At this level, the software program expertise is nicely documented, and it’s largely the identical as ColorOS and OxygenOS.
I fairly like Realme UI, however I believe that’s extra on account of my familiarity with it.
Similar to my earlier opinions, there’s an annoying quantity of bloatware put in, however most of this may be eliminated.
I’ve discovered that Realme have been fairly good with common updates, however long run OS upgrades are maybe not so good as others.
Value and Various Choices
The Realme GT NEO 3 is priced at £599.99 (12GB+256GB) for the 150W variant.
The Realme GT NEO 3T is obtainable for £369.00 (8GB+128GB). Moreover, in choose European markets, the hotly anticipated GT NEO 3T Dragon Ball Z Version is launching at €499.99 (8GB+256GB), that includes 80W charging paired with the flagship Snapdragon 870 processor, in addition to a brand new variant of Buds Air 3 within the new Nitro Blue design, at €79.99.
The Realme GT Neo 3T chipset efficiency is analogous however not fairly pretty much as good for gaming, the digicam shouldn’t be pretty much as good, and it has slower charging. It’s price noting that the Realme GT Neo 2 is sort of equivalent to the Neo 2. Not that it significantly issues, nevertheless it is not bringing a lot new to the desk.
The closest various could be the Realme GT2 which is £500 on Amazon (£550 RRP) for the 12GB / 256GB mannequin. The general expertise with this telephone is sort of equivalent, with simply minor variations within the chipset efficiency, battery and charging.
The superior Realme GT 2 Professional is £699, and this has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a greater show and a vastly superior ultra-wide digicam.
The brand new OnePlus Nord 2T is priced from £369 it’s inferior in most methods however is probably going extra inexpensive and nonetheless price contemplating.
The Pixel 6 is £599 RRP however at present £499. The Pixel has higher model recognition, no bloatware and a greater main digicam (if you’d like one thing extra pure), nevertheless it fails to compete elsewhere.
I used to be pleasantly shocked with the Realme GT2 after I reviewed it in February, it wasn’t that completely different from the unique Realme GT, however the improved digicam efficiency made it a well-rounded telephone.
I’d say the Realme GT Neo 3 150W is well a greater telephone, I believe the Dimensity 8100 is a superior chipset than the SD888, and also you even have the insanely quick 150W charging.
The launch worth is somewhat disappointing, however I suppose it is sensible for Realme to cost it this solution to keep away from cannibalising gross sales of the Realme GT2. Primarily based on this launch worth of the GT Neo 3 150W, I believe it’s fairly tough to determine which telephone to go for.