Realme GT 2 Pro review: as powerful as it is beautiful
“Realme once again demonstrates with this device that it knows how to do things very well, and although it still needs to reach more territories, it has managed to make a difference to stand out from the competition”
Impeccable power and performance
Does not have wireless charging
price a bit high
At this point it is impossible that the name of Realme is not familiar to us, since the manufacturer has been pulling the rope for a year to dethrone rivals as important as Xiaomi or Oppo.
The brand’s phones are characterized by trying to give a little more for very little. Under this premise, the Realme GT 5G arrived in June 2021, an ambitious device that inaugurated what is now a saga of flagship cell phones.
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The most recent to join are the Realme GT 2 and GT 2 Pro, two phones that finally left China (the company took advantage of the MWC 2022 framework to present the global launch of both phones).
Its first stop is Europe and we already had the opportunity to analyze the Pro model, so keep reading because we are going to tell you how “pro” this phone is.
beautiful and sustainable design
The company surprised us with the Realme GT 5G by using a yellow vegan leather finish, but with the material of the Realme GT 2 Pro (in the version we tested) we have fallen in love.
This finish was created by industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa and is made from sustainable materials such as paper and leaves. Not only does it reduce the carbon footprint of its production (according to Realme), but as you can see from the images, it’s beautiful.
In addition, since it is not made of glass or metal, the phone is not covered with fingerprints, although it will be necessary to see how it resists the passage of time, if it gets dirty or degrades easily.
Screen with all the extras
The screen is an AMOLED 2K with LTPO 2.0 technology and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, as well as Gorilla Glass Victus protection that we have seen in other high-end models on the market.
The experience with this panel is excellent; color reproduction and level of sharpness allow a perfect display of multimedia content. The viewing angles are good, although in some very forced ones we notice how it tends to turn slightly blue, but nobody will ever use them.
The automatic brightness adjustment is very responsive and its maximum brightness is more than enough to view the screen both indoors and outdoors.
The update rate can be 60 Hz or 120 Hz, but it also has an option with which it adjusts automatically depending on the applications we use so that we do not spend so much battery.
And as in almost all Realme phones, the device offers two types of biometric systems, a fingerprint sensor on the screen and facial recognition through the front camera. In this cell phone both work fast and accurately.
Power and autonomy
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the latest and most powerful chip from the manufacturer. The test unit had 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage and, as expected, it performed flawlessly in all situations.
There were no lags or crashes at any time, and transitions through menus were quick, as were opening and closing apps. In terms of games, the phone is capable of running demanding titles like asphalt 9 or Genshin Impact without any noticeable FPS drop.
In addition, the phone does not heat up at all, even when giving it a lot of work. This is in part due to the good management of the processor and the Max stainless steel vapor chamber system which, according to Realme, expands the cooling area by 105 percent compared to the previous one. Realme GT Neo. We cannot say that this figure is exact, but it is true that nothing is heated at all.
As for autonomy, the phone incorporates a 5,000 mAh battery with a 65 W fast charging system. With normal use and the update rate in automatic selection, we managed to reach the end of the day with approximately 25 percent charge. Of course, if we keep the screen at 120 Hz, a full charge will arrive at the end of the day, but you will have to charge it before going to sleep.
Finally, note that the device does not have wireless charging, something that makes it lose points compared to the top phones on the market.
The camera of this phone is made up of a main lens with a 50 MP IMX766 sensor, one of the best in Sony’s high-end range. This sensor is accompanied by another 50 MP Samsung sensor with a 150º wide angle lens and a 40x zoom micro lens.
So far everything is fine, but how does the Realme GT 2 Pro’s camera behave? Well, in a great way. Images in good light are very sharp, with a tremendous level of detail and no caked-up textures. In addition, the color reproduction is very realistic, sometimes a bit exaggerated, but we do not find excess saturation in any case.
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Realme once again demonstrates with this device that it knows how to do things very well, and although it still has to reach more territories, it has managed to make a difference to stand out from the competition.
The Realme GT 2 Pro is a beautiful and original phone with a flawless screen and good performance, but it comes with shortcomings (such as the lack of wireless charging) that, although they may seem trivial, leave it a step below other phones of brands like Oppo or Xiaomi.
Another issue is its price (749.99 euros for the 8 GB + 128 GB version; 849.99 euros for the 12 GB + 256 GB version), since little by little Realme begins to increase it, which could also take away that gallon of device flagship at a moderate price, something that happened at the time with OnePlus.