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The GT Neo series from Realme is supposed to offer a better value proposition than its full-fledged GT counterparts. Last year's GT Neo2 was undoubtedly one of the most sensible phones you can get offering great display quality, good performance, fast charging and long battery life. The GT Neo3, however, comes with a slight price hike while delivering some flagship-like features.
Perhaps the most notable upgrade would be the fast charging. The handset comes in two versions - the standard one has a 5,000 mAh battery and 80W charging, while the version we have for review boasts 150W charging but with a smaller, 4,500 mAh cell. Either way, you get blazing-fast charging, even if you don't opt for the more expensive 150W version. Speaking of which, Realme promises 50% in just 5 minutes of charging.
Another highlight feature would be the main camera. It's now upgraded with a bigger Sony IMX766 50MP sensor found in some flagship phones, including the Realme GT2 and GT2 Pro. The sensor is also optically-stabilized.
The GT Neo3 is built around a 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with 10-bit color depth, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. A feature set you'd normally find on a proper flagship killer. Realme has also provided the panel with a dedicated display processor that handles the refresh rate control, ultimately saving on some energy.
Aside from the display and camera improvements, the GT Neo3 promises a more efficient and powerful MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC than the older Snapdragon 870 that powers up the older Neo2. In fact, the Neo3 is one of the first devices to employ the said chipset, and this is the first time we get to test it. The company has coupled the chip with "the largest cooling area on a Realme phone" to ensure smooth performance over time. We put that to the test as well.
Continue reading to find more of our review findings, as the dry specs rarely tell the whole story.
The handset comes in a relatively big retail box containing the usual user manuals and the corresponding 160W fast charging brick (phone supports up to 150W). The latter works over Realme's UltraDart charging protocol, which seems to work with USB-C to USB-C cable. The charger supports PD 3.0 charging as well - up to 45W.
There's also a bonus transparent, silicone case that fits snuggly.
Hey guys, I don't care much about the 150 watts version charging faster other than it having a massive 12gb ram instead of 80w variant having only 8gb ram. Is the 12gb 150w version way faster than the 8gb model? Is the 500mah difference (5000...
Bro, i have redmi k20 pro with snapdragon 855+. And it works smoothly even after three years.
Does Realme GT Neo 3 150W support vowifi? 5G also no issue in Malaysia right?