Realme GT Neo 3 First Impressions: Gaming-grade phone with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, 150W super-fast charging

Realme GT Neo 2 (Review) lived up to my expectations as a quality gaming smartphone. Now the company has released its successor that seems to follow the same formula. Some features of Realme GT Neo 3 make it stand out in the premium smartphone race of 2022. Let’s take a closer look at this gaming smartphone released by the company.

This latest Realme smartphone has been launched in two models called Realme GT Neo 3 and Realme GT Neo 3 (150W). There are also two options in the model with 80W fast charging support. Its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model comes for Rs 36,999 and the 8GB RAM + 256GB model comes for Rs 38,999. The 150W charging model comes with a 150W charger inside the box. It has 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and the price is Rs 42,999. Different battery capacities have been given in both models. The 80W phone houses a 5000mAh battery while the 150W model houses a 4500mAh battery.

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I had the high end 150W model. In terms of appearance, it resembles the previous model. The phone has a polycarbonate frame and a matte glass back panel. It doesn’t feel too heavy even at 188 grams. If there are any major design changes, it’s the two racing stripes that give it a sporty look. The phone can be chosen from Nitro Blue, Sprint White, and Asphalt Black colors. Its asphalt black color gives it a softer appearance as it does not have racing stripes.

Realme GT Neo 3 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED Full HD Plus display. It has been given Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch protection. Compared to the GT Neo 2, the display comes with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz and slimmer bezels at the bottom.

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The highlight of the Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) is its 150W charging capacity. Realme claims that the 150W model is equipped with its “Ultradart” adaptive charge controller. You can charge 50 percent of the battery in just five minutes.

The battery of the phone is divided into two units and each unit has a capacity of 2250 mAh. When it comes to battery safety, the company says that its charging system is certified by TUV Rheinland. It has an intelligent MCU control management system, which disconnects it from the power supply if something goes wrong with the battery. The company claims that the battery can retain 80 percent of its holding capacity even after completing 1,600 charge cycles.

A major change has been made to the Realme GT Neo 3 in the form of the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor. The processor is good, but how the device performed with it in games and on a daily basis will have to wait for the full review. Realme says that it has provided a second dedicated processor for the display, which improves motion estimation, motion compensation, reduces GPU load, and also reduces the overall battery consumption of the phone.

I did not like the camera performance on Realme GT Neo 2. On GT Neo 3 it seems to be degraded in terms of sensor resolution. The main lens is 50 megapixels with which optical image stabilization is available. The same 8-megapixel camera is available as an ultra-wide angle, along with a 2-megapixel macro camera. There is a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

The phone runs on Realme UI 3 running Android 12. The phone seems to have all the features of Android 12, but I also noticed a lot of third-party apps pre-installed.

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Realme GT Neo 3 seems to be a powerful phone on paper. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, the new MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC and blazing fast 150W charging. There is OIS support on the main lens which is not available in this segment. Is it a better upgrade over the previous model? And to find out how it stacks up against the recently launched OnePlus 10R, check out the full review.

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