Fastest loading is addictive. Realme GT Neo 3 test

realme GT Neo 3 is the first smartphone that supports charging with a staggering 150 W. It’s a solution that changes the rules of the game. Is it worth spending PLN 3299 on this phone?

While 150 W is the current record, it’s worth noting that the realme GT Neo 3 is light years ahead of the competition. Or at least not all of it. Several Xiaomi smartphones – led by the competitive POCO F4 GT – support 120 W charging, so we are really talking about the difference in charging time at the level of 2-3 minutes.

How fast does realme GT Neo 3 charge?

The answer is – it depends. I measured the charging time several times and the results were not perfectly repeatable, which may be influenced by, for example, the temperature in the room.

I filled the realme GT Neo 3 battery the fastest from 1 to 100 percent in 15.5 minutes. Slowest in just over 19 minutes. These are absolutely great results, and the vast majority of smartphones available on the market do not even come close to them.

The battery gets the biggest kick at the beginning of charging (provided that it is not completely discharged – to initiate quick charging, the indicator must show at least 1%). 5 minutes is enough to reach 43-50%, which translates into several hours of work away from the socket.

The power supply for the realme GT Neo 3 weighs approx. 190 grams
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The power supply for the realme GT Neo 3 weighs approx. 190 grams

After so fast charging the realme GT Neo 3 it’s getting warmbut not hot. So I am inclined to believe in the manufacturer’s assurances that the technology used does not degrade the battery at an express pace.

The charging speed of realme GT Neo 3 is addictive

I’m used to the fact that I don’t usually go down with a battery below 30-40 percent on a daily basis. (which is otherwise not healthy for her). It often happens that I suddenly have to leave the house, so my smartphone has to be ready for several hours of work all the time.

When I’m away from home, I often use every free moment in a hotel or train to recharge my phone a little. In addition, the powerbank usually ends up in the backpack anyway.

realme GT Neo 3 makes it possible completely change your habits. The phone does not have to be ready for long operation all the time, because I know that in extreme situations I will be able to charge it before I have time to get dressed and tie my shoes.

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When driving outside the city, I do not have to spend the trip glued to a power bank, because I only need a few minutes in a hotel to see 100% again.

If someone’s lifestyle requires constant recharging of the phone from a jump, 150 W in the realme GT Neo 3 will be a real salvation for him. Rather, no one will have problems with finding 15 minutes at home, in a hotel, at the airport, in a pub or at a music festival.

Until recently, I thought that 30 minutes to the fullest was enough, but cutting that time in half does the job.

Battery with a capacity 4500 mAh it is also doing very well on its own. While the use mainly comes down to communication, browsing the web, listening to music and taking photos, you can pull out 7-8 hours on the screen and two days of medium-intensive work.

The realme GT Neo 3 camera is very good. But.

The smartphone has a 50 Mpix main camera (IMX766) with optical image stabilization, 8 Mpix with an ultra-wide angle lens and 2 Mpix with a macro lens. Such a combination may seem familiar to some, because a similar configuration has, for example, realme 9 Pro +.

The main camera works very well, showing claw especially at night. It is able to extract a lot of details from dark parts and effectively eliminate burns. It takes very good photos even in deep darkness.

Paradoxically, realme GT Neo 3 is doing worse on the day, when the photos are – for my taste – too contrasting. You can also expect a higher tonal range from a phone for over PLN 3,000.

The camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens clearly surpasses the main one in terms of detail, color reproduction or the amount of light captured in more difficult conditions.

Is realme GT Neo 3 a bad photo smartphone? Not at all. However, while in the case of the 9 Pro + model priced at PLN 1599, I was delighted with the cameras used, but one could expect something more from a smartphone that is twice as expensive. A telephoto lens, a better ultra-wide angle lens, or anything else that would justify the price gap. realme GT 2 Pro is not much more expensive, and at least has a very nice microscope.

The performance of realme GT Neo 3 surprised me a lot

The Dimensity 8100 5G is not MediaTek’s flagship chip and yet the realme GT Neo 3 works like a flagship. The benchmarks show relatively low efficiency of a single core, but in multi-core tests the chip beats last year’s flagships with Snapdragon 888 and is equal to this year’s.

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In order not to rely solely on benchmarks, I uploaded a 30-minute 4K video to 3 different smartphones and rendered it using the YouCut app. Here is the time when the task was completed:

  • realme GT Neo 3 (Dimensity 8100) – 22 minuty i 25 sec;
  • realme GT 2 Pro (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1) – 22 minutes and 21 seconds;
  • OnePlus 9 Pro (Snapdragon 888) – 23 minutes and 52 seconds.

A result worthy of a top-shelf phone.

Also in the daily work of the realme GT Neo 3 works for the medal, performing all operations in the blink of an eye and maintaining high animation fluidity.

The manufacturer also did not save on memory, because the smartphone is available in a 12/256 GB configuration.

The multimedia background is solid

High performance encourages even playing games, and fortunately the rest of the realme GT Neo 3 components are also available.

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120-hertz screen AMOLED with a diagonal of up to 6.7 inches, it displays a beautiful, smooth image, and accompanies it stereo speakers. These sound not outstanding (the sound is slightly muffled, soprano), but satisfactory.

The build quality of realme GT Neo 3 could be better

The housing of the blue color version is made of frosted glasswhich is pleasant to touch, elegantly reflects light and is dirt-resistant. The frame is unfortunately made of plastic, which at a price of over PLN 3,000 may be disappointing. It is customary to expect metal from smartphones of this price class.

This saving is even more surprising because – except for 150 W charging – virtually no other parameter has been maximized. There is also no waterproof certificate.

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If the realme GT Neo 3 had the most powerful chip, the best camera or the most advanced display on the market, the plastic could be swallowed. And I do not understand why the manufacturer cuts production costs in such a way, when, for good reason, he does not give anything in return.

The appearance itself is inspired by sports cars and may be liked, but mostly by younger people. Fortunately, a more subdued black variant is also available for sale, without any striking stripes.

To stick to the design, I will only mention Fr. vibration motorwhich is very good quality.

Is it worth buying realme GT Neo 3?

First of all, it is a smartphone aimed at people for whom high charging speed is an absolute priority. If someone does not necessarily charge the phone in 15 minutes, I would personally look at the realme GT 2 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. Looking at the whole, in my opinion, these are more interesting and complete phones.

Which, however, does not change the fact that 150 W is a huge advantage and will probably convince many people. The competitive POCO F4 GT loads a little slower and tempts with cool solutions for players, but the realme GT Neo 3 has a better camera than it.

Although in my opinion realme GT 3 is not the absolute best proposition up to PLN 3,300, it has such a unique set of features that it will probably find its supporters. If someone wants to spend as little time on the charger as possible, and at the same time have a phone that is not lucrative in other aspects, he will be pleased.

Miron Nurski, editor-in-chief of Komórkomania


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