The Realme GT Neo 2 is a solid contender as a mid-range gaming smartphone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor offers plenty of raw performance and the phone’s cooling system does a good job of sustaining that performance during long gaming sessions.
THINGS TO KNOW
This is a Chinese edition, only supports the English/Chinese menu.
This smartphone is pre-installed with full Google Mobile Service, and with Google Play Store, OTA updating supported.
Realme GT Neo 2 5G network bands:
5G NR: SA N41(2515-2675MHZ)/N78/N1/N3/N5/N8/N28A), NSA: N41（2515-2675MHZ)/N77/N78.
4G LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/26/28A, TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(2515-2675MHz)
3G WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19 CDMA BC0 CDMA2000: BC0 TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
Realme GT Neo 2 specifications and software
The Realme GT Neo 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The phone is offered with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, but there's no microSD slot for memory expansion. There are two Nano-SIM slots, and this phone supports dual 5G standby as well as several SA and NSA 5G bands. Communication standards include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and the usual satellite navigation systems. The Realme GT Neo 2 packs in a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged using the 65W charger that comes in the box.
performance and battery life
The GT Neo 2 features an AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display also offers up to 600Hz touch sampling, which is said to be useful when playing games. The display showcased slightly punchy colours so I used the Gentle screen colour mode for most of the review period. What I missed is HDR support, which would have been a nice addition given the large size of this screen, and would have made it much better for streaming video. The phone also has stereo speakers that get quite loud and make for an immersive experience while playing games.