Realme GT2 5G – Unboxing

That time of year has come around again when we get some new phones to unbox and review. First, one up this year is going to be the brand new Realme GT 2 5G which is hot of the press as it has only just been announced in Barcelona at MWC 2022.

This is a continuation of the Realme GT Brand from last year and it is focused on providing great specs and value for a fair and reasonable price. Now the eagle eye of you will be reading this and will be saying that this phone is old news and you are not entirely incorrect in that observation as the phone was previously announced at the beginning of the year but in its China only guise. Today it was now announced for the European market. 

So let’s take a look at the unboxing video below to see what we have got.

Next up here are the specs for the phone:

NAME Realme GT 2 5G
COLOR Paper Green, Paper White, Steel Black, Titanium Blue
DIMENSIONS Height 162.90mm
Width 75.80mm
Depth 8.60mm
Weight 198.90 grams
DISPLAY PARAMETERS Size: 6.62 inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 PPI 398
Aspect Ratio: 20:9
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
PERFORMANCE Operating System: Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
GPU: Adreno 660

RAM: 8GB / 12GB
Storage: 128GB / 256GB
Battery: 5000 mAh (non-removable)
Realme DartCharge 65w
MAIN CAMERA – REAR 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS
ULTRA WIDE CAMERA -REAR 8 MP f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide)
FLASH Dual-LED Flash
ZOOM 0.7x – 10x
VIDEO 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS

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FEATURES Night Mode, Aperture,Portrait, MultiVideo,Video, Panorama, High Res, Time Lapse, Super Macro, Pro
VIDEO 1080p@30fps
FEATURES Face unlock, Screen flash, HDR, Face retouching, Portrait
GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA: 800
3G Bands
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41

5G Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,42,77,78,SA/NSA
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC enabled
SENSORS Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
PORTS USB 2.0, Type-C, USB On the Go
Dual nano-SIM slot
BUTTONS Gestures and on-screen navigation support
Volume key
Power key
AUDIO Dual stereo speaker
Noise cancellation support

I have got the 12 GB RAM and 256GB version of the phone in for review and in the few days I have been using it the phone has felt fluid and snappy. The only time I got any hangups was using Android Auto wirelessly but that has been known to cause even the most powerful phones to falter. 

I have found the camera to be quite nice to use and I was able to get some pretty good pictures on a day trip to the Zoo as shown below.

I also gave the camera a bit of a nighttime test just after dusk and it wasn’t too bad.

On the phone’s user interface, I am very happy to report that one of the biggest bugbears I have had with any Realme device I have used has been resolved. I can now add multiple of the same instances of widgets, Hazzuh!!

So that is me just scraping the surface of the Realme GT 2 5G I think this is gonna be a fun phone and I am looking forward to getting to know it a bit more over the next few days and weeks while I finalize my review.

If you wish to preorder the Realme GT 2 5G or its bigger brother the Realme GT2 Pro 5G then you can do by heading over to this link on the 8th of March. The preorder price is £399 for GT2, with the GT2 Pro coming in for an extra £200 They will be both be available on the 15th of March