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
- 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.
Realme GT Neo 2 5G
- 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
- 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.
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.
Target exposure is good in bright light.
When shooting in bokeh mode, subject isolation and background blur are applied consistently across consecutive shots.
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.
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.
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.