2022-05-24 13:28:42Realme GT 2 5G Review – Most Refined Flagship Killer Under 35000

Realme GT 2 5G Review – Most Refined Flagship Killer Under 35000

Updated: 24th May 2022, 13:28 IST
Table Of Contents
  • 1
    Review Summary
  • 2
    Realme GT 2 5G Review
  • 3
    Realme GT 2 5G Price in India and Variants
  • 4
    Box Contents
  • 5
    Specs at a glance
  • 6
    Realme GT 2 5G Design and Build
  • 7
    Realme GT 2 5G Camera
  • 8
    Realme GT 2 5G Battery and Charging
  • 9
    Realme GT 2 5G Display
  • 10
    Realme GT 2 5G Performance
  • 11
    Realme GT 2 5G Software and UI
  • 12
    Realme GT 2 5G Audio, Connectivity, Biometrics
  • 13
1230900Realme GT 2 5G Review
Review Summary

Realme has launched another flagship smartphone in India that comes with an aggressive price. The Realme GT 2 5G is the new offering from the company, starting from Rs. 34,999 and packs a lot for its price tag.

The GT 2 5G uses Snapdragon 888, which is older than the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen1. In addition to that, it features high-quality cameras, an improved battery backup, and a sleek and stylish look.

Having said that, the phone does come with a few drawbacks, which we will discuss later in this review. So let’s start with the Realme GT 2 5G review and find out what all the phone has to offer.

  • Bright 120Hz AMOLED screen
  • Powerful performance
  • Super 65W fast charging
  • Excellent primary camera
  • Great design
  • No IP rating
  • Lots of pre-installed apps
  • No headphone jack
Key Specs
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Operating System
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Screen Size
Screen Size6.62 inches
  • 5000 mAh
  • Android v12
  • 6.62 inches

Realme GT 2 5G Review

The Realme GT 2 5G is a solid phone since it has all of the features that a flagship phone should have, like high-quality cameras, stereo speaker setup, and a stunning 120Hz AMOLED display. Besides the quick charging speeds, its interesting design and comfortable grip make it an excellent choice.

To finish things up, the smartphone has a few features carried over from the Realme GT of last year, as well as a few new upgrades to the hardware.

However, in order to keep the price of the phone down, Realme has had to make a few compromises here and there. Let’s look more closely at what Realme GT 2 5G has to offer in this detailed review.

Checkout: Recycle Your Old Phone Now! Get Rewarded

Realme GT 2 5G Price in India and Variants

The Realme GT 2 5G is available in two RAM/storage configurations: 8 GB + 128 GB and 12 GB + 256 GB. The 8GB+128GB variant costs Rs 34,999, while the 12GB+256GB model costs Rs 38,999 in India.

There are three colour options to choose from: Steel Black, Paper Green, and Paper White. The GT 2 will go on sale on April 28 via Realme’s official website and Flipkart.

Realme GT 2 5G Price in India and Variants

Planning to upgrade? Sell Your Old Phone in 60 Seconds From Home

Box Contents

The flagship offering from Realme packs the following items inside the box:

  • Realme GT 2 5G
  • 65W Adapter
  • Type-C USB Cable
  • Quick Guide
  • Sim Card Tool
  • Screen Protect Film
  • Case

Realme GT 2 Box Contents

Specs at a glance

Before we talk in detail about the Realme GT 2 5G, let’s see what the on-paper specs look like:

  • Display: 6.62 inches AMOLED
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • RAM & ROM: 8GB RAM 128GB Storage, 12GB RAM 256GB Storage
  • Software: Android v12
  • Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Selfie camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Weight: 194.5 grams
  • Dimensions: 162.9 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm

Realme GT2 Specs at a glance

Realme GT 2 5G Design and Build

The body of the Realme GT 2 5G is made out of biopolymer materials, which are obtained from materials like paper pulp. I love this aspect of Realme GT 2 5G, which manages to be stylish while still being kind to the environment.

Aside from their slightly different sizes and weights, the Realme GT 2 and Realme GT 2 Pro have almost identical chassis.

I’ll be reviewing the Steel Black variant of the phone, but it also comes in Paper White and Paper Green. The overall look is sleek, however, I found the phone to be somewhat big. This makes it hard to use with just one hand. Aside from that, the phone also feels quite heavy in my hands.

Realme GT 2 5G Design

What I really liked about the phone is that it didn’t attract any fingerprints or smudges. The camera module on the back protrudes and hence the phone wobbles when placed on a flat surface.

Check Out: Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Review – Premium Phone at Mid-Range Price

The frame made of silver plastic hides the material really well from which it is built. As far as I could see, it looks and feels exactly like metal. Regardless, the GT 2 is a strong and well-built phone, but there are lighter and smaller smartphones out there if you’re seeking a more compact device.

Realme GT 2 5G frame

The right of the phone has a power button while the left has volume keys in the middle. The found the placement of both the keys to be perfect for my hands. The bottom side has a type-C port, sim card slot and the primary speaker.

Realme GT 2 5G bottom

It’s a bummer that there isn’t a headphone jack since there’s room for one, and Realme sadly didn’t include any sort of IP dust- and waterproof protection on the device.

Realme GT 2 5G Camera

Talking about the camera, the Relme GT 2 has a triple camera layout on the back. It includes a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP selfie camera.

It’s simple to see why this Sony sensor is so popular with smartphone manufacturers. It has good low-light performance and a good optical image stabilisation (OIS) system, making it a fantastic choice for flawless video recording.

Realme GT 2 5G Camera

Realme has implemented ProLight imaging technology inside the phone, which results in photos that are sharper and have lower levels of noise.

The primary camera is capable of capturing beautiful images in almost any condition due to its blend of a high-quality sensor, an excellent ISP, and effective software processing. There is a lot of detail in the images, although they are a tad oversharpened.

The camera has a dedicated night mode which takes about two seconds to take a photo, but even the regular and 50MP modes can deliver fantastic results.

Realme GT 2 5G Camera modes

Given that the ultrawide is just 8MP, there is an expected reduction in quality. The colours look dull, and as soon as there is even a little reduction in the amount of ambient light, noise begins to become more noticeable.

Macro photography is once again handled by the 2MP macro sensor. Moving things are nearly impossible to capture with this camera’s fixed 4cm focal distance and lack of autofocus. The contrast is low and the colours are faded out.

The selfie camera of the Realme GT 2 is quite good. It’s a great camera for taking selfies, and it does a nice job with portrait mode when the lighting is ideal.

Check Out: What is Gcam? How to install Gcam on any Android smartphone?

The Realme GT 2 5G camera app also comes with a variety of other features, such as Street mode, Night mode, Bokeh, Ultra Macro, and so on.

Realme GT 2 5G video recording

The GT 2 is capable of shooting stabilised video at up to 4K quality at 60 fps. The video is clean and the movement is smooth.

Realme GT 2 5G Battery and Charging

This segment is one of the best things about the Realme GT 2. For starters, the phone packs a big 5000mAh battery which means it can last a long time. Casual users can expect the phone to last around two days with light use.

Realme GT 2 5G Battery

I played Apex Legends Mobile on the phone for half an hour and the phone dropped about 8 per cent. Heavy users would need to charge the phone twice a day.

Read More: Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Smartphone Battery Healthy

There is a GT mode that pushes the boundaries of the phone but drains the battery quickly. But this shouldn’t be a problem considering the phone comes with 65W fast charging technology.

Realme GT2 GT mode

The phone can charge up to 50 per cent in just about 15 minutes. The 65W fast charger can fully charge the phone from 0 to 100 per cent in about 40 minutes.

Realme GT 2 5G Battery charger

Realme GT 2 5G Display

The Realme GT 2 sports a 6.62-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display has a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution with a 100 per cent P3 colour gamut and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. I found the display to be bright enough for outdoor use.

Realme GT 2 5G Display

It’s possible to increase the brightness of the display when watching HDR content by switching on the feature called “Bright HDR video mode”. The bezels that surround the display are relatively thin, which results in a wide viewing experience.

It’s vivid and responsive, and I don’t have any issues with it at all. Once again, the fingerprint sensor is built right into the display and works great for me.

Realme GT 2 5G Display colours

Read More: Best Mobile Phones Under Rs 10000

Coming back to the refresh rate, you have three options in the settings: you can manually set it to 120Hz or 60Hz or let the phone decide between 60 and 120Hz based on the app you’re using at any given time. The device caters to gamers by providing a touch sampling rate of 1,000Hz, which is a bit excessive in my opinion.

Realme GT 2 5G Display refresh rate

Overall, the GT 2 5G delivers an excellent flagship display experience, which is both fluid and immersive.

Realme GT 2 5G Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset powers the Realme GT 2 5G which is enough to fuel it for all the heavy tasks out there. It is paired with up to 12GB of LDDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

On top of this, the RAM can further be expanded up to another 7GB using internal storage. That implies you could have a whopping 19GB of RAM on this, which is just absurdly big.

Realme GT 2 5G Ram expansion

The app loading time was quick and switching between them was smooth. The Realme phone doesn’t let you down whether you’re recording in 4K, watching HD movies, multitasking or even playing demanding games. I did not notice even a single lag or shutter while using the phone and running multiple apps at once.

Check Out: Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Review – Most Sensible Phone Under 25000

I tried out a couple of graphics demanding games including BGMI, COD: Mobile, Asphalt 9 and the all-new Apex Legends Mobile. All the games ran super smooth without showing any signs of lags or jitters.

Realme GT 2 5G BGMI Performance

BGMI maxed out to Ultra HD graphics with Ultra frame rates.

Realme GT 2 5G Apex Legends Performance

Apex Legends Mobile could go up to ExtremeHD graphics with Ultra frame rates. The gameplay was smooth and I hardly noticed any lags at the maximum settings.

You will find a GT mode that can boost the phone performance but it drains the battery faster.

Realme GT 2 5G GT mode

Realme also added a Vapor Cooling System Plus, which is 30% bigger than the one in its predecessor. This prevents the phone from overheating, even if it is running a lot of apps or intensive apps.

One thing I noticed is that the phone gets warm after gaming on max settings which is normal for such flagship devices. The good thing is that the Stainless Steel Vapor Cooling System Plus keeps the device temperature in control and keeps the gaming going.

Realme GT 2 5G Software and UI

The Realme GT 2 has Android 12 and the most recent Realme UI 3.0 skin, so it’s up to date. The 120Hz display makes the overall UI experience pretty smooth.

Realme GT 2 5G Software

It also makes some great adjustments, such as tweaking the icon design, and it adds a Smart Sidebar, which lets you access your selected apps or features at any point of time.

Swiping down from the Home screen launches the so-called global search by default, but you can change this preference under the notification shade.

You also get the options for customising the Always-on display. If you like, you can change the settings to suit your tastes, or you can go with the defaults. You can also play music to both wired and Bluetooth headphones at the same time.

Realme GT 2 5G Always on display

An integrated heart rate monitor is also included, which appears to be rather accurate.

Realme GT 2 5G Heart rate monitor

Read More: Best Mobile Phones Under 30,000

The amount of bloatware and their spam notifications make me go crazy sometimes. It comes with third-party apps like ShareChat, Moj, MX TakaTak, Dailyhunt, Josh and more. I would recommend you uninstall these apps as soon as you hold your phone before it starts to spoil your experience.

Realme GT 2 5G Bloatware

With the GT 2, you’ll be able to keep up with the latest version of Android for at least three years, which will take you to Android 15. Overall, the Realme UI 3.0 seems to run smoothly, comes with a few new features, and maintains the same UI style as the previous version of the software.

Realme GT 2 5G Audio, Connectivity, Biometrics

The phone comes with a stereo speakers setup, with one speaker on the bottom and the other on the top of the display. The sound quality is pretty good for the price, and music lovers are sure to like it since it has Dolby Atmos as well as a Hi-res certification.

However, there is one thing that is missing, and that is a 3.5mm audio jack. Considering the size of the phone, Realme could have easily fit the jack somewhere but anyhow didn’t choose to.

Check Out: POCO M4 5G Review – Real Budget King

The Realme GT 2 supports Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.2, and 5G as connectivity options. It supports the following 5G bands: n1, n3, n5, n8, n28A, n41, n77, and n78.

Finally, let’s discuss the fingerprint reader. The phone uses an in-display fingerprint sensor and is fast, accurate and reliable.

Realme GT2 fingerprint reader


The GT 2 shows that Realme is using all of its areas of strength. I can assure you that you will absolutely love using this terrific flagship killer. The smartphone fulfilled most of my expectations, and I particularly like using its cameras and display.

Additionally, the general performance of the processor and the battery are both excellent. There is a lack of a headphone jack, and there are some third-party apps, but these are minor complaints.

Disappointing aspects include the lack of waterproofing, no wireless charging, and the basic macro and ultrawide lenses.

All in all, the Realme GT 2 has a strong processor, and I would suggest it to anyone seeking a flagship performance-oriented phone in this price range.

Realme GT 2
Realme GT 2
Release Date

    Prices Available

    Realme GT 2 (Paper Green, 12 GB RAM/256 GB)
    Price Start From
    Go To Store


    Go Green Smartphone SaleGo Green Smartphone Sale

    Tips & Tricks

    • Spotify X OpenAI: Everything To Know About Spotify AI DJ
      Spotify announced that it will be collaborating with OpenAI to bring generative AI to its own music streaming platform. The new Spotify AI DJ feature will give users music recommendations based on their likes and dislikes.
      4th Jun 2023
    • How To Use Snapchat Cartoon Filters
      Snapchat Cartoon Filters use AR to transform your face, background and other unique features. Here are some of the best Snapchat Cartoon Filters that can transform you into a Disney character by modifying your face structure. 
      1st Jun 2023
    • 7 Helpful Gmail Tricks That Will Shock You!
      Most Gmail users use Gmail only to send and receive emails. If you are one of them then these helpful Gmail tricks will blow your mind. There are lots of tricks and tips that you are not aware of and can use to organise your workflow and improve productivity. Gmail comes with many power-packed features…
      30th May 2023
    • How To Recharge Metro Card Using WhatsApp
      There has been rapid growth in the number of commuters relying on metro transportation on a daily basis. Particularly in metropolitan cities such as Mumbai and Delhi. Hence there is an urgent requirement for improved services and a more comfortable travel experience. In response to this demand, Metro Rail Corporations have taken proactive measures to…
      30th May 2023
    • Top 5 Sites Like Moviezwap That Are Worth Your Try
      Sites Like Moviezwap let you download copyrighted content. Gone are the days when you would have to wait for days and weeks for the latest movies to premiere on television. Nowadays, the way we consume entertainment has changed significantly. People are shifting to OTT platforms, paying subscriptions to watch movies and shows. But here’s the…
      29th May 2023

    First Impressions

    • Acer H Series 4K TV Review – Best Value-For-Money Smart TV In India
      The smart TV experience is not anymore new to the Indian audience, where more than a dozen brands have entered India with their smart TV line-up in the past 2 years. Acer is one such brand that has brought fresh new bread dubbed as H Series 4K TV to India, which is the highlight of…
      21st Oct 2022
    • LG Tone Free FP9 Review – Worth Every Penny
      TWS market in India weighs heavier in the budget segment. Where people are looking to buy the best TWS under 2000 to 5000 rupee range. But I’m aware of the audiophiles out there in the country who are always looking to try out new experiences, money not being a bar. Now if you count yourself…
      24th Jul 2022
    • Vivo T1x First Impressions – Most Affordable Gaming Phone is Here
      Vivo has launched its latest contender in the market, which goes by the name Vivo T1x. Vivo isn’t usually associated with smartphones designed for gaming and performance, but that’s about to change with its T lineup of smartphones, which are specifically designed for gamers. The Vivo T1x and the Vivo T1 5G are both part…
      20th Jul 2022
    • Android 13: Google’s New Version
      Google I/O is a yearly conference in Mountain View, California. With the I/O 2022, Google has launched the Android 13 for the public to use(beta version for selected users for now). Google has promised to bring us some noteworthy improvements to the technical stem of its software roots. Here are the best features you will…
      27th Jun 2022
    • Tecno Pova 3 First Impressions – Packed with Performance
      Tecno Pova 3 Summary Tecno has been doing really well under the Rs 10000 bracket in India. The company has launched several phones in past, some of which were really good. Following the trend, the brand has launched another budget phone in India, Tecno Pova 3. Tecno Pova 3 is the successor to the Tecno…
      20th Jun 2022