While the GT Neo 3 boasts a great new Dimensity 8100 chipset, the 3T offers the popular but aging Snapdragon 870 and lower price. Is the compromise worth it? We will first Realme GT Neo 3T closer look.
The phone offers almost the same 6.62 ”AMOLED display with FHD + resolution, HDR10 + support and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. However, it is not a 10-bit panel like the Neo 3. Another change is the main camera – the basic 64MP sensor (1 / 2.0 ”, 0.7 µm) replaces the larger 50MP sensor (1 / 1.56”, 1.0 µm), the OIS also disappeared.
The GT Neo 3 has a version with 150W fast charging and a smaller 4500mAh battery, but the 80W model is the same as the GT Neo 3T with 80W charging and a 5000mAh battery. Depends on? The 150W model charges to 50% in 5 minutes, 80W phones can handle it in 12 minutes. Full charge takes 15 minutes and 40 minutes, respectively.
We mentioned a lower pricehere it is in specific numbers – 430 EUR is the Realme GT Neo 3T price tag, 600 EUR costs 80W Neo 3.
in our reviews, we found that the 3T camera worked quite well, even in the dark. The massive steam chamber also helped maintain the efficient Snapdragon 870, which showed great sustained performance. The GT Neo 3 equipped with the Dimensity 8100 also performed well in this test and its chipset has a significant speed advantage – almost twice as fast in some GPU benchmarks. By the way, we also have a video reviews If you prefer.
Let’s see what else you can get in the price range of 400 – 500 EUR. Realme GT Neo2 is € 330 on the company’s official website. It uses the same 870 chipset, seemingly the same display panel, a very similar camera (64MP 1 / 1.73 ”main sensor) and battery (5,000 mAh with 65W charging).
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE can be found for around € 500 in third-party stores. And that’s for the Snapdragon 888 version, which gives it an extra flair. This is slightly more compact than 3T (and has a 6.4 ”120Hz display) and a glass / aluminum construction with dust and water resistance IP68. It has a 12MP sensor with OIS in the main cam and an 8MP 3x telephoto lens, while Realme relies only on the zoom built into the sensor. The 4,500 mAh battery is less impressive, especially its 25W charge (0-50% in 30 minutes). Don’t forget Samsung’s excellent software support – 4 OS updates and another year of security patches.
Poco F3 is now over a year old and you know what that means – it’s cheap. 260 € cheap (6 / 128GB) and has the same Snapdragon 870 chip. The display is basically the same, the camera is nothing special but comparable, the battery is not so good – 4,520 mAh at 33W charging (67% charge in 30 minutes is what we got during testing).
The Motorola Moto G200 5G is € 367 and has a Snapdragon 888+ chipset that powers a 144Hz LCD display. It also includes a 108MP main camera (1 / 1.52 ”) and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging (52% in 30 minutes). If you prefer AMOLED, Moto Edge 20 Pro is 460 € (from Motorola, easy to get for less money) and offers 144Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 870, 108MP main camera (1 / 1.52 ”), 8MP 5x periscope and 4500mAh battery with 30W charge (53% in 30 minutes).
There are several other alternatives depending on where you live. With all this in mind, do you see yourself buying a Realme GT Neo 3T, or would you choose another phone?
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PS. Realme also sells the GT Neo 3T Dragon Ball Z edition for EUR 500. It has an 8/256 GB memory configuration, while the standard model is only available with 8/128 GB memory (at least in Europe).