Realme GT NEO 3: Hands-on, Specs, and More!

Realme’s devices have been making the rounds on the internet lately – the company (a sister brand of Oppo and OnePlus, to name a couple) has been launching phones left and right, and its latest GT Neo 3 is definitely a noteworthy device, especially if you’re a spec nerd. It comes with impressive hardware, including an AMOLED display, a 4500 mAh battery, and a Dimensity 8100 chipset, to name a few.

With that said, We have The GT Neo 3 with us today, and we’re going to go over the specs and hardware features of this device. Let’s get started!

Unboxing and Design

The phone comes in packaging which is reminiscent of what we got with the OnePlus 9 Pro. Inside you’ll find the phone itself, some paperwork, a 150-watt charger, and USB-C cable (props to Realme for including a charging brick), a sim ejector tool, and a transparent TPU case.

One of the biggest highlights of the Realme GT Neo 3 is the large 6.7-inch AMOLED display in front. It’s got a 1080×2412 pixel resolution, and great color reproduction thanks to the AMOLED panel. It’s also got a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes scrolling through the user interface look buttery-smooth.

Additionally, the screen is protected with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. We’d still recommend using a screen protector though if you want to keep it as pristine as possible.

The design on the phone’s matte glass back features a unique design, courtesy of the racing stripes that run down vertically from the camera module. It’s a nice touch and helps set apart the Neo 3 from other smartphones. The sides have a matte finish to them, with the volume and power buttons on the right, while the charging port, sim card tray, and speakers are located on the bottom.

Internals and Battery

Another major highlight of the phone is MediaTek’s Dimensity 8100 chipset inside, which is designed to offer fast and flawless performance. You can also get the phone in different variations, which include 128GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage and 8/12GB RAM. As far as specs go, the Neo 3 does seem built for performance and gaming.

As mentioned earlier, there’s also a 4500 mAh battery inside, with support for 150W fast-charging. We actually have a video demonstrating the phone’s insane charging speed, which can go from zero to 100 in less than 20 minutes.

Software and Cameras

Our unit is the Chinese version of the phone, which comes pre-loaded with Android 12 out of the box. However, this does come with Realme UI 3.0, which is the brand’s custom Android interface. It comes with several pre-installed Realme apps, and if you’re looking for a more stock Android experience, then this is something to take note of.

There’s a triple-camera setup on the back of the Neo 3. This includes a 50-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Meanwhile, the front of the display has a 16-megapixel main shooter. 

The phone can shoot a maximum of 4K video at 30fps, or 1080p video at 60fps. Video stabilization is good and gets the job done nicely. Check out some of these photo samples:

So Should You Get It?

The Realme GT Neo 3 definitely gets a lot right with its specs sheet – a fast processor, impressive display, 150W fast-charging, and a large battery are just a few reasons to check out this phone. On one hand, Realme does preload a lot of apps and UI customization with Realme UI, but at least manages to give us a device with Android 12 available from the get-go.

If all the additional software isn’t an issue for you, then this phone is definitely a solid performer based on hardware alone. At the moment though, you may have to wait a bit if you want to import the Chinese variant of the handset, which is the one currently available.

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