The Realme GT2 series was launched in China last year. And it replaces the flagship version of the Realme GT 5G from March 2021. However, this time we get two versions: the standard GT2 version and the optional Realme GT2 Pro, which Realme says is a premium flagship . We used to do. And we can understand why. Realme GT2 Pro offers impressive improvements over GT 5G in every key aspect.
Starting with the display, of course, the GT2 Pro has a large, low-powered LTPO2 AMOLED panel with adjustable refresh rates from 1Hz to 120Hz, and that’s the addition of the 500 mAh battery, which raised our expectations in terms of longevity. Battery use.
Realme GT2 Pro specs at a glance:
- Body: 163.2×74.7×8.2mm, 189g; Gorilla Glass Victus front, plastic/bio-based polymer back, aluminum frame.
- Display: 6.70″ LTPO2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1400 nits (peak), 1140x3216px resolution, 25.39:9 aspect ratio, 509ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software: Android 12, Realme UI 3.0.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 50 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 150˚; Microscopic: 3 MP, f/3.3, (microscope), AF, 40x magnification.
- Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: 8K, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 33 min (advertised).
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.
Another notable update is the camera settings. There’s even some innovation in the industry. The previous 64 MP main camera has been replaced by an advanced 50 MP sensor from Sony with PDAF and multidirectional OIS. And this ultra-wide unit uses a Samsung 50MP sensor and an impressive 150-degree lens to capture unique fisheye images. Unfortunately, there are no telephoto lenses. And only a tiny 3 MP macro camera with autofocus and 40x magnification can complete any distortion.
Last but not least, Realme GT Master designer Naoto Fukusawa also designed the back of the current GT2 Pro. It’s not made of glass and it’s designed to create the personal feel of paper. It is said to be the industry’s first biopolymer to experience a 35.5% reduction in CO2 emissions.
In a sense, Realme is right that the Realme GT2 Pro is the most premium smartphone ever. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is at the very top with all the bells and whistles the flagship has to offer, okay except for the camera. video But we saw an impressive crop of images at 2x and 3x zoom, so don’t judge. Realme GT2 Pro
Unboxing the Realme GT2 Pro
Realme GT2 Pro comes in a nice big box, but Realme says it should have less carbon footprint. The company claims that along with the new bio-polymer base, every 1 million GT2 Pro shipped corresponds to a reduction of 3.5 million plastic bottles.
The box also includes all the standard user manuals, a USB-A to USB-C cable for the charging station and data transfer, and a matching 65W charger. and a beautiful gray silicone case for added protection. It offers a good grip and doesn’t look like a snag like other cases that OEMs tend to pack in their phones.
Design, ergonomics and connectivity Realme GT2 Pro
Realme is trying to create something different again. And we can stand behind it. Last year’s high-end Realme GT2 Pro has a vegan leather option. And this year’s special Paper Green and Paper Green color options are also available for lower storage levels. They are made from biopolymers. That reduces carbon emissions by 35.5%, but Realme didn’t specify what it would compare to. Perhaps the OEM was referring to standard materials used in smartphones, such as plastic and glass.
The company worked with Sabic in Saudi Arabia to create the paper textures. Hence the origin of the color name. Realme has once again worked with Naoto Fukusawa, the designer who helped create the GT Master Series last year. That’s why you get the designer’s signature that is laser engraved.
The texture really looks like paper. But we cannot go beyond the concept of plastics. It’s definitely lighter than glass. And it makes you lose the premium feel that often comes with true flagship phones. Not to mention GT2 Pro isn’t a flagship, but it does have a premium feel to it. However, it does have some advantages.
First, on a non-glossy surface Scratches are less noticeable. Secondly, the material provides excellent adhesion to ordinary glass and plastic. and third Fingerprints and stains It doesn’t matter anymore, so for some, the low-quality feel can quite compromise the merits of polymers. However, the unplanned versions of Steel Black and Titanium Blue are still glass when you need them.
On the sides we can see the anodized aluminum and back panel that seamlessly integrates into the oval side frame without protrusions and ribs. it is very good The antenna clip is clearly visible everywhere. Since the phone has a 360-degree antenna design that Realme is very proud of.
Like the iQOO 9 Pro and Oppo Find X5 Pro (yes, both BBK Electronics phones), the array antenna system improves phone reception and connectivity. Combination of software and hardware optimization.
First, scratches would be less noticeable on a non-shiny surface. Secondly, the material provides a superior grip compared to glass and smooth plastic. And thirdly, the fingerprints and smudges are no longer an issue here. So for some, the not-so-premium-feel could be a reasonable trade-off given the advantages of the polymer. The non-designer Steel Black and the Titanium Blue variants remain glass, though, if you do so prefer.