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realme GT 2 Pro Smartphone Review – High-performance designer phone

Who needs wireless charging, anyway? realme's flagship phone GT 2 Pro is trying to stir the proverbial flagship pot. The price of up to 850 Euros is the manufacturer's first step into new price regions. In this review, we will look at what high-end features are missing and why the smartphone is still worth purchasing. Update: Android versions & patches
realme GT 2 Pro

realme's most expensive smartphone thus far is called GT 2 Pro and designed to make other flagship phones cower in fear. To achieve this, it comes with the brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen. 1 SoC and a fast, high-resolution AMOLED screen. Furthermore, the manufacturer includes a large battery and a fast charging technology.

Although this sounds good, a glance at the specifications reveals that there are a couple of features missing that many prospective buyers have come to expect from a smartphone with a price of more than 700 Euros (~770 USD). One example of this is the lack of wireless charging.

It will be exciting to see, how the realme phone, which now occupies the same price range as the iPhone 12, will fare compared to its competitors.

realme GT 2 Pro (GT Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
Display
6.70 inch 20.1:9, 3216 x 1440 pixel 526 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, 1000Hz sampling rate, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n66/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 163.2 x 74.7 ( = 0.32 x 6.43 x 2.94 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 2x 2.500 mAh battery, 65W realme SuperDart Charge
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF (omnidirectional), OIS, dual LED flash, videos @4320p (camera 1); 50.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (camera 2); 3.0MP, f/​3.0, macro lens (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.4, 26mm, 1/2.74", 0.8µm, videos @1080p/​30FPS
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.994 W/kg (head), 1.279 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
850 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.4 %
03/2022
realme GT 2 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
189 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3216x1440
88.2 %
11/2020
Apple iPhone 12
A14, A14 Bionic GPU
162 g64 GB SSD6.10"2532x1170
87.9 %
03/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
196 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2400x1080
85.2 %
12/2021
realme GT Neo 2
SD 870, Adreno 650
200 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.62"2400x1080
88.6 %
06/2022
OnePlus 9 Pro
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
197 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3216x1440
85.9 %
06/2021
Asus ZenFone 8
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
169 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash5.92"2400x1080

Case – realme Smartphone with Good Haptics and Sustainable Design

Simply creating a beautiful phone did not seem to cut for realme and its new flagship GT 2 Pro. Instead, the manufacturer hired well known industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, whose works are on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, for example.

The result: A sleek, premium back with a zig-zag texture that can be felt with the hand, consisting of bioplastic with a smaller CO2 footprint. Of course, this does not yet make the realme flagship as a whole an environmentally friendly phone, but it is at least a first step. As an additional green measure, realme plants one tree for each device sold.

The smartphone has a solid construction that is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus in the front. There is also a preapplied screen protector. The material transitions are very clean, reinforcing the premium appeal of the smartphone. Three color variants are available: Paper white, paper green, and steel black.

Despite its 6.7-inch diagonal and the high-capacity battery, the smartphone is fairly lightweight and even slightly slimmer than the majority of its competition with 8.2 mm (~0.32 in). Note: The black color variant weighs in at 10 grams more than its alternatives. According to the manufacturer, This is due to its back, which instead of bioplastics, consists of a special kind of glass with an etched matte surface.

Since there is no IP certification, a protection against water or dust is not guaranteed.

realme GT2 Pro
realme GT2 Pro
realme GT2 Pro
realme GT2 Pro
realme GT2 Pro
realme GT2 Pro

Size Comparison

163.1 mm / 6.42 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs163.2 mm / 6.43 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs163.2 mm / 6.43 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 68.5 mm / 2.7 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity – Two storage options for the realme GT 2 Pro

The smartphone is available in two storage configurations with a price difference of 100 Euros (~110 USD):

  • realme GT2 Pro with 128 GB storage/8 GB RAM: 749.99 Euro (~826 USD)
  • realme GT2 Pro with 256 GB storage/12 GB RAM: 849.99 Euro (~937 USD)

Thus, it is cheaper than the OnePlus 9 Pro with the same storage configuration by around 150 Euros (~165 USD) at its release. Users who need more RAM can reserve additional parts of the storage space as system memory: While it is possible to allocate between 3 and 7 GB, it should not be required in the vast majority of cases.

There is no 3.5mm audio jack - instead, the audio signal is transmitted via the USB-C port. While there is a dual-SIM slot, it does not accept microSD cards for storage expansion. Thanks to NFC, users can exchange data with nearby devices and use mobile payment services such as Google Pay.

Software – realme UI 3 with an appealing design

The preinstalled realme UI 3.0 is based on ColorOS and Android 12. At the time of testing, the security patches date back to February 2022, making them fairly recent. The realme phone comes with a couple of preinstalled third-party apps such as shopping apps or games. They can be easily uninstalled, if desired.

The manufacturer also preinstalls a few of its own apps including the Phone Manager, which provides tips for optimizing the performance, or the gallery app, which automatically recognizes people and objects in pictures and organizes them accordingly.

Update: realme responded to our inquiry about the security patches and new Android version support for the GT 2 Pro: The smartphone is supposed to receive three Android version updates and security patches for four years. These are very reasonable support timeframes that seem to align with the sustainability aspect.

Software realme GT 2 Pro
Software realme GT 2 Pro
Software realme GT 2 Pro

Communication and GNSS – 4G in many countries

Even though the realme GT 2 Pro ships with Qualcomm's latest SoC, the manufacturer has opted against enabling one of the most important new features of the Wi-Fi modem: Our test device does not support Wi-Fi 6E. Due to this, we used the 5-GHz band during our performance benchmark with our reference router Asus GT-AXE11000. Here, the smartphone reaches relatively consistent values between 800 and 900 Mb/s, making it a fairly good performer. 

Thanks to the many supported 4G frequencies, connecting to LTE networks should be possible around the globe. 5G is, of course, also on board. Additionally, 5G standalone is supported, which provides support for networks which have been fully converted to the latest mobile communications standard as opposed to access point-only upgraded networks, allowing for even faster speeds.

According to the manufacturer, there are 12 antennas installed within the device, guaranteeing ideal signal strength and Wi-Fi connectivity in any situation. While our sample test indeed reveals an advantage in terms of the signal strength for the GT 2 Pro compared to other high-end phones such as the OnePlus 9 Pro, there are no noticeable differences when it comes to the speed at which pages load via mobile data connections.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1261 (1192min - 1327max) MBit/s ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
867 (836min - 893max) MBit/s ∼69%
Apple iPhone 12
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
840 (797min - 876max) MBit/s ∼67%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
680 (649min - 703max) MBit/s ∼54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=128, last 2 years)
515 MBit/s ∼41%
iperf3 receive AX12
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
903 (446min - 918max) MBit/s ∼100%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
799 (635min - 854max) MBit/s ∼88%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
771 (585min - 832max) MBit/s ∼85%
Apple iPhone 12
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
566 (363min - 614max) MBit/s ∼63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=129, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
933 (833min - 949max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
realme GT 2 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
862 (780min - 919max) MBit/s ∼92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼64% -30%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
realme GT 2 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
933 (826min - 963max) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
898 (852min - 931max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
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realme GT 2 Pro; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø862 (780-919)
realme GT 2 Pro; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø933 (826-963)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Although a satellite uplink is quickly established outdoors for precise geolocation, the maximum precision of within 3 meters is only achieved after a few seconds. In order to locate us, the smartphone communicates with various satellites from the GPS, AGPS, BeiDou, Glonass, QZSS, and Galileo networks.

In our real-world test, which consists of a bike ride with the Garmin Venu 2 for comparison purposes, the realme GT 2 Pro shows itself to be suitable for geolocation overall. That being said, it somewhat frequently deviates from the actual track and places our position marker in front yards or rooftops. Here, the Garmin Venu 2 is significantly more accurate. All in all, the realme GT 2 Pro can be used for navigation purposes, although users who need exact data will have to look elsewhere.s

Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Turn
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Turn
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge
Geolocation realme GT 2 Pro – Overview
Geolocation realme GT 2 Pro – Overview
Geolocation realme GT 2 Pro – Turn
Geolocation realme GT 2 Pro – Turn
Geolocation realme GT 2 Pro – Bridge
Geolocation realme GT 2 Pro – Bridge

Telephony and Call Quality – Sound OK

For telephony, realme uses Google's default Android app. This was not a bad decision, since the app is well organized, intuitive, and familiar from a plethora of other Android smartphones.

The call quality is OK. Although the earpiece slightly overmodulates at maximum volume, causing the voice of our conversational partner to drone somewhat, the voices of callers on the other end of the line remain discernible even in loud environments. Our voice is captured relatively clearly.

When using the speakerphone, the smartphone reproduces the voice of our conversational partner distinctly and our voice is transmitted clearly in hands-free mode, even when speaking more quietly.

Cameras – Two high-res cameras and great software

Front camera picture
Front camera picture

Following similar trends, there are two high-resolution cameras on the back of realme's smartphone as well: The main camera and the wide-angle lens each have a resolution of 50 MP and combine clusters of 4 pixels into one to create 12-MP pictures with a higher light sensitivity.

While the main optics supports optical image stabilization and takes good pictures in daylight with a fairly high degree of sharpness, it cannot quite keep up with other high-end smartphones such as the iPhone 13. Furthermore, large areas such as the sky in the landscape picture tend to suffer from fairly significant graininess.

In low-light, high-contrast situations the brightening and the color reproduction are decent, although the sharpness could have been better in this case as well.

Despite the high resolution, the wide-angle lens lacks detail in objects that are far away and also has some issues with the sharpness.

The main camera is able to capture video at 8K and 24 FPS, if desired. While up to 60 FPS is available at 4K, this mode disables recording via the wide-angle lens. At 4K 30FPS and below, the wide-angle and main optics can be switched between freely via an infinitely variable zoom and even at different speeds. The autofocus is quick to respond, which results in good video recordings.

The camera software offers numerous opportunities for experimenting such as a fisheye mode for the wide-angle lens, a stargazing mode, or street photography with various different filters.

Thanks to the extremely short focal distance of the macro optics, it can be used like a microscope to capture the fabric textures or plants at high zoom levels.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Hauptkamera PflanzeHauptkamera UmgebungHauptkamera Low LightWeitwinkelkamera
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While the camera exhibits a high dynamic range in our laboratory test under controlled lighting conditions, the sharpness could have been better here, as well. In very dark scenarios, some details and colors remain discernible, while the sharpness drops further.

ColorChecker
15.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
ColorChecker realme GT 2 Pro: 9.09 ∆E min: 3.12 - max: 17.09 ∆E
ColorChecker
24 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
30.4 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
34.2 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
41.8 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
41.4 ∆E
29.7 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
39 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker realme GT 2 Pro: 31.38 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 44.75 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Bumper case included

The scope of delivery includes a charger, a USB cable, a SIM tool, and a dark gray silicone bumper. Even though there are numerous headphones, a power bank, and many more accessories available on realme's website, there are no accessories specifically designed for the realme GT 2 Pro.

Thankfully, realme offers a 24-month warranty on not just the smartphone, but also the included accessories (charger and USB cable). The duration and scope may vary for US-based citizens.

Input Devices & Handling – Responsive screen for fast inputs

Thanks to the blazing-fast processor and the high refresh rate of the display, the user experience of the realme GT 2 Pro shines with very responsive inputs. This can certainly also be at least partially attributed to the touchscreen's high sampling rate of up ot 1000 Hz.

The power button and volume control are the only physical buttons on the device. Both consist of metal, have premium haptics, and offer a distinct feedback when pressed.

The fingerprint sensor is well hidden under the display. Although it is not quite as fast as some of its counterparts on other models, it still quickly and reliably unlocks the phone. It is even able to detect the current heart rate. While it is also possible to unlock the phone via facial recognition, this method is slightly less secure since it is purely a software solution.

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

Display – realme GT 2 Pro with a bright AMOLED screen

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The realme GT 2 Pro features an AMOLED screen with LTPO. This allows it to freely vary its refresh rate between 1 Hz (viewing static pictures or text) and 120 Hz (fast movements, scrolling, videos) to conserve energy without giving up the advantages of smooth animations.

With its 1440p resolution, the panel is superior compared to many other smartphones in this price category. It is questionable if it makes sense to have this many pixels on a relatively small smartphone display, but the resolution can be reduced to 1080p in order to improve the battery life. Fortunately, there is an automatic mode here as well, which adjusts the resolution according to the viewed content.

With 732 nits on average, the HDR10+ certified display can get very bright. The illumination is very even.

725
cd/m²
731
cd/m²
727
cd/m²
731
cd/m²
740
cd/m²
737
cd/m²
735
cd/m²
736
cd/m²
730
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 740 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 732.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.11 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 740 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.25 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
96.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.213
realme GT 2 Pro
AMOLED, 3216x1440, 6.70
Apple iPhone 12
OLED, 2532x1170, 6.10
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
realme GT Neo 2
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.62
OnePlus 9 Pro
AMOLED, 3216x1440, 6.70
Asus ZenFone 8
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 5.92
Screen
32%
30%
-11%
34%
13%
Brightness middle
740
642
-13%
649
-12%
767
4%
733
-1%
758
2%
Brightness
732
639
-13%
649
-11%
767
5%
746
2%
759
4%
Brightness Distribution
98
97
-1%
98
0%
97
-1%
97
-1%
98
0%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.25
0.9
72%
1.18
64%
3.47
-7%
0.95
71%
3.5
-8%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.46
2.42
63%
2.07
68%
9.23
-43%
2.01
69%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.7
0.8
83%
1.5
68%
5.9
-26%
1.7
64%
1.6
66%
Gamma
2.213 99%
2.188 101%
2.236 98%
2.275 97%
2.21 100%
2.23 99%
CCT
5663 115%
6404 101%
2538 256%
7800 83%
6591 99%
6527 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 367.6 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 367.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 367.6 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Unfortunately, the color accuracy is slightly worse compared to other smartphones in this price range and there is a faint red tint in the "natural" mode. The color representation is still more than accurate enough for daily use. Furthermore, there are numerous settings, which can be used to adjust the color temperature according to one's preferences.

At low brightness levels, we detect the usual OLED display PWM flickering. At brightness levels of 50 % and above, its behavior changes and the flickering seems to become more steady. We still recommend sensitive users to take a look at the screen of the phone before purchasing, particularly since although there is a DC dimming setting, it is hidden very well in the developer settings.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
15 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).


The PWM frequency fluctuates around 367.6 Hz at brightness levels below 50 %.
The PWM frequency fluctuates around 367.6 Hz at brightness levels below 50 %.
0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Although the display is usable outdoors thanks ot its high brightness, the significant glare under direct sunlight makes use under shade a far more sensible option.

Thanks to the underlying OLED technology, the viewing angles are near perfect and the screen's content remains discernible even at extreme angles.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Lots of power and fast storage

At the heart of the smartphone, there is a brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is currently one of the fastest mobile processors on the market. It only falls behind in a comparison with Apple's processors including even the Apple A14 from two years ago.

Still: Most applications from Google's Play Store will likely not even come close to exhausting the performance capabilities of the realme GT 2 Pro. Opening multiple apps simultaneously and letting them work in the background while playing modern Android games is the only scenario that is at least somewhat taxing to the processor. During daily use, the realme GT 2 Pro provides a very smooth user experience.

Similarly, the smartphone has a lot to offer in terms of graphics performance: Even demanding games or video editing apps, which make use of the graphics chip, run very smoothly.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
1584 Points ∼100% +25%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1267 Points ∼80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1181 - 1298, n=21)
1231 Points ∼78% -3%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1195 Points ∼75% -6%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1129 Points ∼71% -11%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1124 Points ∼71% -11%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1004 Points ∼63% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼49% -39%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
3913 Points ∼100% +7%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3666 Points ∼94% +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3659 Points ∼94% 0%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3641 Points ∼93%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (3269 - 3839, n=21)
3548 Points ∼91% -3%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
3385 Points ∼87% -7%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3095 Points ∼79% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼63% -32%
Vulkan Score
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7199 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6965 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (5157 - 8462, n=16)
6389 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5771 Points ∼80% -20%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4544 Points ∼63% -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (79 - 9065, n=201, last 2 years)
3183 Points ∼44% -56%
OpenCL Score
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6291 Points ∼100% +2%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6165 Points ∼98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (5820 - 6291, n=16)
5985 Points ∼95% -3%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
4676 Points ∼74% -24%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4604 Points ∼73% -25%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3640 Points ∼58% -41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (261 - 9069, n=196, last 2 years)
2911 Points ∼46% -53%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
16428 Points ∼100% +34%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
14573 Points ∼89% +19%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13611 Points ∼83% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (10140 - 17025, n=21)
13216 Points ∼80% +8%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12279 Points ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼63% -16%
3DMark
Wild Life Score
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
9571 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (6351 - 10062, n=14)
9091 Points ∼95% -5%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6351 Points ∼66% -34%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
6068 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5767 Points ∼60% -40%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5736 Points ∼60% -40%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
4232 Points ∼44% -56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (254 - 10062, n=200, last 2 years)
3174 Points ∼33% -67%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10164 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (6483 - 10412, n=20)
9608 Points ∼95% -5%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
7100 Points ∼70% -30%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6483 Points ∼64% -36%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
5821 Points ∼57% -43%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5737 Points ∼56% -44%
Average of class Smartphone
  (247 - 14038, n=224, last 2 years)
4242 Points ∼42% -58%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
4230 Points ∼42% -58%
Wild Life Extreme
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2594 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1629 - 2639, n=20)
2470 Points ∼95% -5%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1629 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1528 Points ∼59% -41%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1232 Points ∼47% -53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3751, n=207, last 2 years)
1148 Points ∼44% -56%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2545 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1567 - 2585, n=21)
2386 Points ∼94% -6%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1567 Points ∼62% -38%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1512 Points ∼59% -41%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1236 Points ∼49% -51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 3707, n=199, last 2 years)
1147 Points ∼45% -55%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
120 fps ∼100% +100%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
119 fps ∼99% +98%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
119 fps ∼99% +98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (60 - 121, n=16)
99.8 fps ∼83% +66%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 165, n=192, last 2 years)
77.6 fps ∼65% +29%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
60 fps ∼50% 0%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
60 fps ∼50%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
59.3 fps ∼49% -1%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
380 fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (245 - 450, n=17)
361 fps ∼95% -5%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
319.1 fps ∼84% -16%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
306 fps ∼81% -19%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
258 fps ∼68% -32%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
238 fps ∼63% -37%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
228 fps ∼60% -40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 490, n=192, last 2 years)
179.9 fps ∼47% -53%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
119 fps ∼100% +98%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
116 fps ∼97% +93%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
114 fps ∼96% +90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (60 - 121, n=16)
89.4 fps ∼75% +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 161, n=193, last 2 years)
65 fps ∼55% +8%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
60 fps ∼50% 0%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
60 fps ∼50%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
59.8 fps ∼50% 0%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
194 fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (141 - 265, n=17)
190 fps ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
174.7 fps ∼90% -10%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
158 fps ∼81% -19%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
152 fps ∼78% -22%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
151 fps ∼78% -22%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
140 fps ∼72% -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 299, n=194, last 2 years)
101.9 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
109 fps ∼100% +82%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
93 fps ∼85% +55%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
88 fps ∼81% +47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (50 - 121, n=16)
77.9 fps ∼71% +30%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
60 fps ∼55%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
59.6 fps ∼55% -1%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
57 fps ∼52% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 136, n=194, last 2 years)
51.3 fps ∼47% -14%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
143 fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (95 - 175, n=17)
130.5 fps ∼91% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
119 fps ∼83% -17%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
114.2 fps ∼80% -20%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
105 fps ∼73% -27%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
99 fps ∼69% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 218, n=194, last 2 years)
69.2 fps ∼48% -52%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
69 fps ∼48% -52%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
68 fps ∼100% +62%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
53 fps ∼78% +26%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
51.5 fps ∼76% +23%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
51 fps ∼75% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (28 - 81, n=16)
51 fps ∼75% +21%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
42 fps ∼62%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
36 fps ∼53% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5 - 93, n=193, last 2 years)
33.7 fps ∼50% -20%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
86 fps ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
86 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (50 - 98, n=17)
74.6 fps ∼87% -13%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
68.5 fps ∼80% -20%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
61 fps ∼71% -29%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
59 fps ∼69% -31%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
59 fps ∼69% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.9 - 127, n=193, last 2 years)
41.9 fps ∼49% -51%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
98 fps ∼100% +85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (38 - 98, n=20)
59.6 fps ∼61% +12%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
57.7 fps ∼59% +9%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
57 fps ∼58% +8%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
55 fps ∼56% +4%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
54 fps ∼55% +2%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
53 fps ∼54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 113, n=257, last 2 years)
34.5 fps ∼35% -35%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
101 fps ∼100% +1%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
100 fps ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (60 - 131, n=22)
95.6 fps ∼95% -4%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
84.8 fps ∼84% -15%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
64 fps ∼63% -36%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
63 fps ∼62% -37%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
61 fps ∼60% -39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 156, n=258, last 2 years)
43 fps ∼43% -57%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
60 fps ∼100% +62%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
46.9 fps ∼78% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (27 - 69, n=20)
45.3 fps ∼76% +22%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
42 fps ∼70% +14%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
41 fps ∼68% +11%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
37 fps ∼62%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
34 fps ∼57% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 86, n=258, last 2 years)
24.3 fps ∼41% -34%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
42 fps ∼100% +2%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
41 fps ∼98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (19 - 49, n=22)
37.6 fps ∼90% -8%
Apple iPhone 12
Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 4096
30.1 fps ∼72% -27%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
28 fps ∼67% -32%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
26 fps ∼62% -37%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
22 fps ∼52% -46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 61, n=258, last 2 years)
16.5 fps ∼39% -60%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
970465 Points ∼100% 0%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
965911 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (692924 - 1041980, n=18)
928953 Points ∼96% -4%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
795730 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼62% -38%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7147 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7070 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6959 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (6007 - 7665, n=15)
6951 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
6043 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼68% -32%
System
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11774 Points ∼100% +15%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10739 Points ∼91% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (9273 - 11338, n=15)
10312 Points ∼88% +1%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10247 Points ∼87%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
9973 Points ∼85% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼72% -17%
Memory
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
9044 Points ∼100% +47%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7357 Points ∼81% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (5125 - 8906, n=15)
6787 Points ∼75% +10%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
6300 Points ∼70% +2%
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6162 Points ∼68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼60% -12%
Graphics
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
21885 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (15216 - 22308, n=15)
20338 Points ∼93% -7%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
17159 Points ∼78% -22%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
13463 Points ∼62% -38%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
13167 Points ∼60% -40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼44% -56%
Web
realme GT 2 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1888 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1843 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1291 - 1888, n=15)
1659 Points ∼88% -12%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1633 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus ZenFone 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1612 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼76% -24%

In our browser benchmarks, the realme GT 2 Pro reaches fairly average scores and tends to be in the middle of the pack compared to other devices in our comparison. Surprisingly, our real-world test confirms these results and the GT 2 Pro scores negative points due to many web pages loading slowly.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 12 (Safari 14)
158.5 Points ∼100% +55%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro (Chrome 99)
121.6 Points ∼77% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (72.8 - 134.6, n=16)
107.9 Points ∼68% +5%
realme GT 2 Pro (Chrome 99)
102.3 Points ∼65%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼49% -24%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
63.2 Points ∼40% -38%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 12 (Safari 14)
305.3 Points ∼100% +150%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro (Chrome 99)
236.6 Points ∼77% +94%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (121.9 - 237, n=11)
195.6 Points ∼64% +60%
Asus ZenFone 8 (Chrome 90)
184.5 Points ∼60% +51%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
124.5 Points ∼41% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (21.9 - 414, n=115, last 2 years)
124.3 Points ∼41% +2%
realme GT 2 Pro (Chrome 99)
121.9 Points ∼40%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 12 (Safari 14)
193 runs/min ∼100% +52%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro (Chome 99)
129 runs/min ∼67% +2%
realme GT 2 Pro (Chome 99)
127 runs/min ∼66%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (64.4 - 129.3, n=16)
104 runs/min ∼54% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼38% -42%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
56 runs/min ∼29% -56%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 12 (Safari 14)
55710 Points ∼100% +48%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro (Chrome 99)
50626 Points ∼91% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (27730 - 50626, n=17)
42391 Points ∼76% +13%
Asus ZenFone 8 (Chrome 90)
37926 Points ∼68% +1%
realme GT 2 Pro (Chrome 99)
37650 Points ∼68%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼50% -26%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
26829 Points ∼48% -29%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼100% -110%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
1808 ms * ∼76% -59%
Asus ZenFone 8 (Chrome 90)
1397 ms * ∼59% -23%
realme GT 2 Pro (Chrome 99)
1137 ms * ∼48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (814 - 1440, n=16)
1010 ms * ∼42% +11%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro (Chrome 99)
819 ms * ∼34% +28%
Apple iPhone 12 (Safari 14)
461.4 ms * ∼19% +59%

* ... smaller is better

The fast storage plays a role in the smooth and responsive user experience: The realme GT 2 Pro uses UFS 3.1, which is particularly fast during sequential writes, while being at least on par with other devices in our comparison in all other subscores.

realme GT 2 ProMotorola Edge 30 Prorealme GT Neo 2OnePlus 9 ProAsus ZenFone 8Average 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
5%
-9%
-8%
-6%
1%
-36%
Sequential Read 256KB
1749
1832
5%
1761
1%
1995
14%
1781
2%
1777 ?(1014 - 2037, n=68)
2%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
-39%
Sequential Write 256KB
1225
1028
-16%
763
-38%
769
-37%
767
-37%
1070 ?(452 - 1833, n=68)
-13%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
-49%
Random Read 4KB
273
277.7
2%
281.1
3%
258.7
-5%
292.3
7%
277 ?(173.5 - 543, n=68)
1%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
-30%
Random Write 4KB
264
339.5
29%
260.2
-1%
254.3
-4%
272.9
3%
300 ?(197.5 - 490, n=69)
14%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
-25%

Gaming – 60-FPS gaming with no issues

Gaming at 60 frames per second is possible and in the case of PUBG Mobile, even HD settings can be selected, whereas only 40 FPS are reached in Ultra HD mode. We use GameBench to measure the frame rates. Although higher frame rates should theoretically be possible in Armajet, the smartphone likely limits its performance in order to conserve energy.

The smartphone comes with its own gaming mode and even supports a high performance state via the GT mode. The latter will most likely not be necessary for most mobile games, since the Adreno 730 is more than capable in its default state.

We have no criticism concering the touchscreen and gyroscope controls in games.

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PUBG Mobile
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realme GT 2 Pro; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.3 (53-61)
realme GT 2 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.8.0: Ø59.7 (58-61)
realme GT 2 Pro; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.8.0: Ø59.7 (59-61)
realme GT 2 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 1.8.0: Ø40 (39-41)

Emissions – Heavy Throttling

Temperature

While surface temperatures 44.5 °C (112.1 °F) fall within the expected limits of very fast phones, the smartphone may get even hotter on warm summer days, making it uncomfortable to leave the realme GT 2 Pro in your hand or pocket when it is under load.

The realme smartphone also displays a fairly common behavior for Snapdragen 8 Gen 1 devices in our prolonged stress test. The performance drops after a short time and stabilizes at around 2/3 of its peak. While this is, of course, an annoyance, most users likely will not notice due to the high absolute performance of the processor.

Max. Load
 44.1 °C
111 F
42 °C
108 F
39.7 °C
103 F
 
 44.5 °C
112 F
41.6 °C
107 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
 43.8 °C
111 F
41.8 °C
107 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
Maximum: 44.5 °C = 112 F
Average: 41.8 °C = 107 F
34.8 °C
95 F
39.4 °C
103 F
39.7 °C
103 F
36.2 °C
97 F
39.4 °C
103 F
42.1 °C
108 F
37.1 °C
99 F
40.3 °C
105 F
43.3 °C
110 F
Maximum: 43.3 °C = 110 F
Average: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.2 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.8 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.5 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.3 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92.3 (4802min) % ∼100% +45%
realme GT 2 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63.6 (36.7min) % ∼69%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.3 (3461min) % ∼65% -5%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57.4 (34.3min) % ∼62% -10%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Asus ZenFone 8
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
85.5 (1272min) % ∼100% +34%
realme GT 2 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63.7 (9.62min) % ∼75%
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.6 (9.21min) % ∼70% -6%
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realme GT 2 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø10.2 (9.62-15.1)
Motorola Edge 30 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø10.9 (9.21-15.5)
realme GT 2 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø43.1 (36.7-57.7)
Motorola Edge 30 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø38.6 (34.3-59.7)

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the realme GT 2 Pro can become quite loud. They sound good, offer a fairly good range down to the low mids, and do not distort even at maximum volume. However, high-end smartphones such as the Motorola Edge 30 Pro can offer even more range.

Headphones or speakers can be connected via the USB-C port or Bluetooth. In terms of wireless connections, all major codecs are supported including SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, LDAC, and LHDC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2049.353.32543.942.23137.136.64037.9365043.841.56331.835.8802835.310027.929.412523.534.416023.847.820019.655.3250196231517.565.340015.263.750016.867.26302169.980022.375.2100018.777.4125017.377.7160015.879.7200015.882.3250017.481.5315018.478.8400020.276.6500020.368.8630020.169.7800021.469.91000021.870.21250021.362.11600021.858SPL31.689.5N1.675.7median 20.1median 69.7Delta1.89.228.330.723.329.520.324.31919.929.832.417.220.712.924.319.437.312.143.81152.79.547.712.656.213.661.510.563.41170.89.774.111.175.611.575.312.774.613.476.212.776.913.676.414.176.81374.713.27413.970.913.467.113.767.614.468.816.767.725.186.70.668.8median 13median 70.80.97.7hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme GT 2 ProAsus ZenFone 8
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme GT 2 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Asus ZenFone 8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management – Large batteries lead to long runtimes

Energy Consumption

The realme GT 2 Pro performs well in terms of the energy consumption. Even though the powerful processor can be quite demanding under load, it is equally economical during simple tasks.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.4 / 1.7 Watt
Load midlight 5.3 / 11.1 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
realme GT 2 Pro
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone 12
2815 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
4800 mAh
OnePlus 9 Pro
4500 mAh
Asus ZenFone 8
4000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-0%
-15%
-32%
26%
-17%
10%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.9
10%
1.2
-20%
1.6
-60%
0.82
18%
1.255 ?(0.7 - 3.18, n=15)
-26%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
11%
Idle Average *
1.4
1.5
-7%
1.6
-14%
2
-43%
1.1
21%
2.02 ?(1.04 - 4.38, n=15)
-44%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-11%
Idle Maximum *
1.7
1.8
-6%
2.5
-47%
2.4
-41%
1.16
32%
2.21 ?(1.15 - 4.45, n=15)
-30%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
-4%
Load Average *
5.3
5.5
-4%
5.2
2%
6.2
-17%
4.24
20%
5.49 ?(3.58 - 8.04, n=15)
-4%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
18%
Load Maximum *
11.1
10.4
6%
10.4
6%
11
1%
6.83
38%
8.75 ?(6.67 - 11.3, n=15)
21%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
35%

* ... smaller is better

Consumption: Geekbench (150 nits)

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realme GT 2 Pro: Ø8.17 (3.19-11.1)

Consumption: GFXBench (150 nits)

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realme GT 2 Pro; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø11 (10.5-11.1)
realme GT 2 Pro; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.342 (1.121-1.691)

Battery Life

With its generous 5000-mAh battery (technically two batteries with 2500 mAh each), the GT 2 Pro's battery capacity exceeds that of almost all of its competitors in this comparison and reaches a very long runtime of 17:33 hours in our Wi-Fi test. Only the OnePlus 9 Pro is able to even come close.

Thanks to SuperDart charge, the smartphone is ready to go again in no time: With a maximum charging rate of 65 watts, the battery charge is at several percentage points after only a few minutes. Fully recharging the batteries can be accomplished within less than an hour.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
34h 16min
WiFi Websurfing
17h 33min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
18h 03min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 56min
realme GT 2 Pro
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone 12
2815 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
4800 mAh
realme GT Neo 2
5000 mAh
OnePlus 9 Pro
4500 mAh
Asus ZenFone 8
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
5%
-8%
-9%
1%
-58%
Reader / Idle
2056
2602
27%
1985
-3%
2113
3%
H.264
1083
1135
5%
1006
-7%
1076
-1%
WiFi v1.3
1053
945
-10%
816
-23%
962
-9%
1002
-5%
442
-58%
Load
296
283
-4%
306
3%
316
7%

Pros

+ elegant, sustainable design
+ numerous camera modes
+ main camera with good image quality
+ fast storage
+ fast SoC and GPU performance
+ long runtimes
+ lightning-fast charging

Cons

- preinstalled bloatware
- no wireless charging
- no Wi-Fi 6E
- slightly distorted speech quality
- severe throttling under load
- no IP certification

Verdict – Pretty, fast and equipped with many camera modes

In review: realme GT2 Pro. Test device courtesy of tradingshenzhen.com.
In review: realme GT2 Pro. Test device courtesy of tradingshenzhen.com.

Even though the lack of a few features such as wireless charging or Wi-Fi 6E preclude the GT 2 Pro from being one of the absolute top smartphones: At its current price, the realme GT 2 Pro is a very good choice that combines fast performance, a great display, and an elegant design with a low weight. Furthermore, it offers long battery life, a modern and well organized user interface and stable networking.

The camera system performs well and allows for 8K video recording, while the software comes with several interesting modes for experimenting. Although it achieves good results overall, it is not quite top tier.

The realme GT 2 Pro is a fast, sleek, and well equipped smartphone. However, a few features that we have come to expect from a high-end smartphone are missing.

We are pleased to see realme take the environment into consideration by using bioplastics for its green and white models, reducing the material consumption. Their premium workmanship and unique design make these two models a particularly enticing proposition.

The Apple iPhone 12 comes with even more performance, although it offers less storage for the same price. If you value wireless charging and even more sophisticated speakers, we recommend taking a closer look at the Motorola Edge 30 Pro.

Price and Availability

The GT 2 Pro is not available from major retailers in the US. Instead, it has to be imported through import shops such as TradingShenzhen, where it is available starting from 746.21 USD.

realme GT 2 Pro - 08/30/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 70%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
89%
Games Performance
63 / 64 → 99%
Application Performance
81 / 86 → 94%
Temperature
85%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
77%
Average
81%
87%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-03-25 (Update: 2022-10- 6)