Last time, we unboxed the Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition on our YouTube channel. Despite it not being available in our market, we still get that chance to have the vanilla version of that unit. The realme GT Neo 3 was announced last week here in the Philippines and it sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 50MP Sony IMX triple camera and 8GB of RAM. It is also powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset coupled with Mali-G610 MC6 GPU and runs on an Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 OS. So let’s find out everything from its upside and downside, so keep reading until the very end.
According to Realme, The design of the Realme GT Neo 3 is inspired by a car that beat Ferrari at Le Mans for the first time in the year 1960, and that is the Ford GT40. From its white racing stripe design to its body color, it’s undeniably based here. This design also gives as a symbol of the higher level of speed that the realme GT Neo 3 can provide to every Filipino smartphone user.
They offer two color variants which are the Silverstone White and the unit we have which is the Le Mans Blue. Realme GT Neo 3 is made out of plastic. Its back has a curved glass design. It is a comfy and completely matte finish and has the quality of not being a fingerprint magnet. It feels good when you hold the smartphone in your hand, plus it is also lightweight.
The bezels and chin are the same sizes. It has a power button on the right side and volume rockers on its left. On the top of it, there is a speaker and microphone while at the bottom there is a USB-C Port along with another microphone and speaker grille. It also has an in-display finger scanner. Lastly, the Nano SIM Tray.
For its display, it boasts a 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with a top-center punch-hole cutout for its selfie camera. Along with the AMOLED display, it also carries a 120Hz refresh rate while being protected by a gorilla glass 5. You can feel its smoothness when you are navigating to its display. The bezels and their chin are not that thick and are pretty much the same size.
Viewing angles are impressive, and for the display quality, you can still see the sharpness of the colors while watching videos on Netflix, YouTube, and many more. With the 120Hz display, binge-watching your favorite shows or gaming on this smartphone would be a pretty neat experience.
Moving on to its camera, the Realme GT Neo 3 has a triple camera setup with the main sensor being a 50MP primary Sony IMX766 with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, and a 2MP macro. While on its front there is a 16MP ultra-wide camera for taking selfie shots and for vlogging.
Its main camera offers many options including street mode, night mode, portrait, pro mode, dual video mode, ultra-macro, and more. It can shoot videos up to 4K resolution at 60fps. It can also take bright photos at night, which are a bit fairer or the same as daytime. It’s auto mode shoots well, and using Night mode also offers great outputs.
In my use of its camera, I thought it wouldn’t perform as well as other smartphones when it comes to taking pictures.
After using its 50MP Main Camera, I was amazed at what it showed. It gives decent colors to the surroundings of a picture. By activating its HDR, it brings vivid color and sharpness to a photo. I can say it’s an expert in outdoor photography, whether it’s street mode or normal shots thanks to Sony IMX.
Switching to ultra-wide, it shows a decent performance during the day or night. It shows no warping at the edges of the image and there are no chromatic aberrations.
With its 2MP macro, it can provide a detailed image of an object. The macro lens shows decent colors and doesn’t give any blurry shots.
After the rear cameras, I tested its 16MP selfie camera. It features a bright color display with an ultra-wide lens that proves it can capture more areas included in each shot.
And about its performance, it can’t be denied that it can bring skill in many things. Although it is not a flagship phone, it delivers phone performance that exceeds expectations. It has the latest MediaTek Dimensity 8100 with a 5nm chipset and Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. With such things, we experience the smoothness of scrolling and switching apps thanks to its 120hz Refresh rate. This latest chipset is accompanied by an 8GB of ram that can be expanded up to 5GB and it also carries 256GB of internal storage.
It runs on Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 where you can customize many things. You can beautify its home screen; you can also change its themes in its settings.
But like previous realme phones, this one has preloaded applications like TikTok, snack vid, etc., but you can uninstall it if you want.
Speaking of its battery. It contains a dual cell 5000mAh battery coupled with an 80w fast charging that can fill its battery from 1% to 100% in just 36 minutes. Its battery performance is pretty decent when it comes to gaming; it can give more time for playing games and less time for charging. However, the GT Mode affects the battery too much; it can cause heat up when activating it, and it consumes more battery life.
The realme GT Neo 3 is priced at PHP. 29,999 and it’s still nice to have this phone even though it has some downside to its battery, it still offers one of the best flagship-level experiences by realme, and although I would prefer the Naruto edition to this one, still having these specs and features wrapped in a flashy device is a pretty good buy. It truly deserves the name flagship disruptor.