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Realme GT Neo 2 5G Camera test: Good exposures in bright light and indoors

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Launched in September 2021, the GT Neo 2 is Realme’s latest contribution to the High-End segment, and  it looks like an attractive option at its price point. The Android operating system is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G chipset and up to 12GB of RAM. The built-in storage of 256GB of offers plenty of space for pictures and videos, which can be viewed on a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

The camera is built around a primary module with a 64 MP sensor and f/1.8 aperture lens. It is accompanied by an 8 MP ultra-wide with a 15.7mm equivalent focal length and a dedicated macro camera with 2 MP resolution. In video mode, you can record clips  up to 4K resolution.

Let’s have a closer look at the Realme GT Neo 2’s results in the DXOMARK Camera tests.

Key camera specifications:

  • Primary: 64 MP, 26mm equivalent f/1.8-aperture lens
  • Ultra-wide: 8 MP sensor, 15.7mm equivalent f/2.3-aperture lens
  • Macro: 2 MP sensor, 21.88mm equivalent lens
  • LED-flash
  • Video: 4k at 30/60 fps, 1080p at 30fps (tested)

About DXOMARK Camera tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone camera reviews, DXOMARK engineers capture and evaluate over 3000 test images and more than 2.5 hours of video both in controlled lab environments and in natural indoor and outdoor scenes, using the camera’s default settings. This article is designed to highlight the most important results of our testing. For more information about the DXOMARK Camera test protocol, click here. More details on how we score smartphone cameras are available here.

Test summary


Realme GT Neo 2 5G
106
camera
107
Photo
71

111

87

107

88

109

94

111

59

102

62

77

35

82

60

80

53

80

60
Zoom
79

140

32

58

96
Video
90

118

93

107

86

109

64

99

91

105

65

94

90

103

Pros

  • Good exposure in bright light, indoors and in flash shots
  • Good and stable white balance in bright light
  • Nice bokeh shots with good blur gradient and decent subject isolation
  • Good color, white balance and exposure in close range tele shots
  • Nice colors in indoor and outdoor videos
  • Decent face tracking in video
  • Good stabilization in bright light videos

Cons

  • Limited dynamic range results in highlight clipping
  • Unstable exposure in photo and video
  • Inaccurate color and color shading in low light
  • Slight lack of detail in bright light, noise in all conditions
  • Image artifacts including fringing and flare
  • Lack of detail, corner softness and clipping on ultra-wide camera
  • Loss of focus when recording video, especially in low light
  • Low texture/noise trade-off in video

With a DXOMARK Camera score of 106, the Realme GT Neo 2 does not represent a large improvement from its predecessor GT Neo, and it occupies a mid-table position in the High-End camera segment ranking, with exposure issues, such as instabilities and highlight and shadow clipping, as well as high levels of noise and image artifacts, from preventing to reach a higher score. Overall, the Realme performs at its best in bright light conditions, for both photo and video. Target exposure and white balance are accurate in photos, and videos can produce nice, vivid colors. Video stabilization is effective, too, resulting in fairly smooth footage. Compared to the GT Neo, the two-point rise in score is mainly due to improvements in video.

Images captured in bright light have good exposure as well as accurate and repeatable white balance.

When shooting still images, the camera delivers good exposures in bright light, with slightly reduced highlight clipping when compared to its predecessor. In addition, images produce an accurate and repeatable white balance, resulting in limited casting and consistent color outdoors.

In this low light lab scene, texture is rendered better on the GT Neo 2 than on its predecessor.

Realme GT Neo 2, low light (20 lux)
Realme GT Neo 2, crop: better texture/noise than predecessor
Realme GT Neo, low light (20 lux)
Realme GT Neo, crop: lower texture/noise than newer model

Target exposure is good in bright light.

Exposure comparison: overall exposure is acceptable in all light conditions but in low light GT Neo 2 images are slightly darker than the competition’s.

When shooting in bokeh mode, subject isolation and background blur are applied consistently across consecutive shots.

Realme GT Neo 2, bokeh mode, shot 1
Realme GT Neo 2, bokeh mode, shot 2
Realme GT Neo 2, bokeh mode, shot 3

When shooting under typical indoor lighting, the preview image on the display is very similar to the final capture, with only slight differences in exposure, color, texture and noise.

Realme GT Neo 2, preview image is usually close to final capture in indoor conditions
Realme GT Neo 2, capture

The Realme comes with an ultra-wide camera which captures good detail in bright conditions, but can also suffers from noisy images. There is no dedicated tele lens, so don´t expect high levels of detail when zooming in, but color rendering and white balance are both accurate at tele settings.

Realme GT Neo 2, ultra-wide, good texture but noise in highlight and shadow areas
Realme GT Neo 2, close range tele, good white balance and color as well as texture rendering

In video mode, the GT Neo 2 offers good exposure adaption when the scene is changing, as well as nice colors in all conditions. In addition, face tracking does a good job at keeping subjects in focus.

Realme GT Neo 2, nice color and good face tracking but sharpness differences between frames when recording in motion

Apple iPhone 13 mini, vivid colors and excellent stability

Xiaomi 11T, noticable noise and some residual motion

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