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realme GT Neo 3 review: Innovative smartphone with fast charging technology

Super fast or even faster? A racing design, 150 watt charging and a dedicated display chip for more efficient gaming: The realme GT Neo 3 has a lot to offer. In our review, we put the smartphone to the test to see if it lives up to its bold promises.
realme GT Neo 3

Those who infer that the realme GT Neo 3 is the successor of the GT Neo 2 in view of the naming are bound to ask themselves when looking at the price: Why is it so much more expensive then?

As a matter of fact, realme is expanding its portfolio of phones significantly this year, so it is the realme GT Neo 3T that should be seen as the direct successor of the GT Neo 2, while the GT Neo 3 shifts into higher (price) territory with a new SoC and some interesting equipment details.

Our in-depth review will examine all details of the smartphone. In particular, we'll shed light on just how well the new processor performs, what the dedicated display chip brings to the table, and how fast the new 150-watt charging technology actually is. So, in the spirit of the racing design: On your marks! Get set! Go!

realme GT Neo 3 (GT Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 8 x 2 - 3 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2412 x 1080 pixel 394 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, 1.07 billion colours, Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 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: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, Heart Rate Monitor
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 5.3, 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/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​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 163.3 x 75.6 ( = 0.32 x 6.43 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 150W UltraDart Charge, also available with 80 watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.88, phase comparison-AF (omnidirectional), OIS, dual LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​60fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.25, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.45, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers (hybrid), Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB-cable, SIM tool, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.910W/​kg (head), 1.274W/​kg (body); , fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.1 %
06/2022
realme GT Neo 3
Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6
188 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2412x1080
84.9 %
12/2021
realme GT Neo 2
SD 870, Adreno 650
200 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.62"2400x1080
87.2 %
11/2021
Google Pixel 6
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
207 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.40"2400x1080
87.9 %
03/2022
Xiaomi 12X
SD 870, Adreno 650
176 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.28"2400x1080
88.6 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
177 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.40"2340x1080

Case: Inspired by racing legends

We have already seen the GT Neo 2 attempt to make a shot at orignality with its neon green color case. For the realme GT Neo 3, potential buyers can opt for a simple asphalt black color, but this would detract from the smartphone's special appeal; the bright blue or white color variants with their racing stripes are much more interesting. According to the manufacturer, they draw inspiration from the legendary car racing of the 1960s.

The back is made of matte anti-glare glass which leaves no visible fingerprints. On the front, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, which is unfortunately no longer the latest version of the protective glass. In contrast, the Google Pixel 6 or the Xiaomi 12X are equipped with the much more resilient Gorilla Glass Victus 6.

Unfortunately, the realme GT Neo 3 creaks when twisted, which reduces our overall impression of quality. Otherwise the smartphone is stable and withstands pressure quite well. It also feels good to use and is quite light for its size at 188 grams.

There is no IP certification, so customers cannot be certain that their smartphone will survive a swim in water.

realme GT Neo 3
realme GT Neo 3
realme GT Neo 3
realme GT Neo 3
realme GT Neo 3

Size Comparison

163.3 mm / 6.43 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs158.6 mm / 6.24 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 207 g0.4564 lbs155.7 mm / 6.13 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs152.7 mm / 6.01 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.16 mm / 0.3213 inch 176 g0.388 lbs

Equipment: Savings option with the realme GT Neo 3

The manufacturer has made an unusual decision in terms of variants to choose from. These usually only differ in terms of RAM, but there is another difference in the realme GT Neo 3 (in addition to less RAM in the cheap model): The cheaper GT Neo 3 charges with only 80 watts, while the more expensive variant pumps the battery full with a maximum of 150 watts.

Prices are as follows:

  • realme GT Neo 3 (80 watts) 8 GB RAM / 256 GB: Depends on country of purchase. In Germany: 599.99€
  • realme GT Neo 3 (150 watt) 12 GB RAM / 256 GB Depends on country of purchase. In Germany: 699.99€

Buyers thus have the opportunity to save if the cheaper model suits their needs.

Another nice feature of is realme smartphone is the new Bluetooth 5.3 function, which is supposed to improve connection quality and battery life of connected devices, among other things.

NFC is also available, of course, and realme promises particularly a large coverage area on the back. This is confirmed in a short test. However, NFC does not work all over the GT Neo 3 nor from every angle, as the manufacturer specifies on its website.

Left: Volume control
Left: Volume control
Right: Standby button
Right: Standby button
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, and USB-C port, speakers.
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, and USB-C port, speakers.
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone

Software: realme smartphone with short update promise

realme UI 3 is installed on the smartphone and the user interface is based on Android 12. However, it looks like Android 11 in many areas - the new design that Google introduced has not yet been incorporated in the system interface, aside from Google's own apps. This also helps you to find your way around if you previously had an older Android phone.

Unlike the realme GT 2 Pro, the GT Neo 3 will only receive 2 Android updates and 3 years of security patches. At the time of writing, the security patch installed is from May 2022 and thus no longer up to date.

There is a DRM-L1 certification, so viewing HD content in streaming services is possible without problems.

realme GT Neo 3 - software
realme GT Neo 3 - software
realme GT Neo 3 - software
realme GT Neo 3 - software

Communication & GNSS: Rapidly connected

The realme GT Neo 3 comes with WiFi 6 and can thus easily keep up with comparable smartphones in terms of WLAN transfer rates. The SoC would even support WiFi 6E, but realme does not enable this feature.

According to our tests, a gigabyte connection cannot be fully utilized, but you can still make good use of it. We used our Asus ROG AXE11000 reference router for testing.

The data transfer works at relatively stable speeds, but there are occasional drops in reception.

In terms of mobile connectivity, the GT Neo 3 does not have to shy away from top competing smartphones either. 5G NSA and SA are included, as well as a large number of 4G frequencies, so this should suffice for mobile internet in most countries around the world.

During testing, we also repeatedly check the reception quality in the 4G network. The realme phone is on similar level to other high-end phones and delivers good signal quality, whether in buildings or narrow alleys.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
855 (649min - 889max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
803 (630min - 853max) MBit/s ∼94%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
736 (644min - 826max) MBit/s ∼86% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=73, last 2 years)
615 MBit/s ∼72% -23%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
860 (787min - 887max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
745 (391min - 809max) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
737 (358min - 769max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (61.4 - 1710, n=74, last 2 years)
645 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
iperf3 transmit AX12
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
867 (836min - 893max) MBit/s ∼100%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
802 (421min - 857max) MBit/s ∼93%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=194, last 2 years)
483 MBit/s ∼56%
iperf3 receive AX12
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
895 (870min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
771 (585min - 832max) MBit/s ∼86%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=195, last 2 years)
465 MBit/s ∼52%
04590135180225270315360405450495540585630675720765810855Tooltip
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø802 (630-853)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø860 (787-887)
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Localization of the smartphone outdoors is relatively quick, lasting a few seconds before the location is pinpointed with an accuracy of up to 1 meter. This precise positioning is enabled by numerous satellites that are found quickly, aided by the SBAS auxiliary system.

For real world testing, we went for a bike ride and took the Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch with us for comparison. Here the GT Neo 3 performs rather poorly: the smartphone barely recognizes the loop we make during riding and cuts across through buildings several times in the narrow streets of the old town. Overall, you should not rely too much on the localization accuracy when in motion.

Tracking the realme GT Neo 3 - overview
Tracking the realme GT Neo 3 - overview
Tracking the realme GT Neo 3 - loop
Tracking the realme GT Neo 3 - loop
Tracking the realme GT Neo 3 - bridge
Tracking the realme GT Neo 3 - bridge
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 - overview
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 - overview
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 - loop
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 - loop
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 - bridge
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 - bridge

Telephony & Voice Quality: Mostly clear and intelligble

realme has installed Google's phone app, so Android users should be able to quickly come to grips with the smartphone.

Voice quality via the earpiece is good, and the microphone picks up our voice clearly. We can also communicate well via the speaker and the hands-free microphone, but the realme caller should not speak too quietly or the receiver will not hear anything.

Cameras: Still no hybrid zoom

Photo with the front camera
Photo with the front camera

A Sony IMX766 with optical image stabilization is used as the camera's main sensor. It has a native resolution of 50 megapixels, but usually only takes 12-megapixel photos and uses the larger pixels for higher light output.

The image quality is decent, but bright areas occasionaly overshine, and the brightness could be a bit better in other areas. In low light and high contrasts, there is good detail display, but insufficient lightning in dark areas.

Somewhat annoying is the fact that the camera still does not offer hybrid zoom between the wide-angle and main camera; you can only switch directly between the lenses. Otherwise the wide-angle lens corrects the distortion quite well, but there is a clear loss of detail when zooming in.

Videos can be recorded at a maximum of 4K and 60 fps, and you have to decide on the desired lens before recording. The image quality, as well as the response of the autofocus and exposure compensation, are impeccable.

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 BlumeHauptkamera UmgebungHauptkamera Low LightWeitwinkelkamera
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In the lab, we took another look at the camera's performance under controlled conditions. Here, we see good contrast reproduction as well as clean color transitions. However, the general image sharpness could be a bit higher.

ColorChecker
17.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
11 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker realme GT Neo 3: 9.83 ∆E min: 3.64 - max: 20.5 ∆E
ColorChecker
24.8 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
27 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
26 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
45.5 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
29.7 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
42.6 ∆E
41.2 ∆E
39 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
ColorChecker realme GT Neo 3: 31.91 ∆E min: 12.81 - max: 45.49 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty: Charger included

Buyers receive a charger for the specified charging power, a USB cable, a SIM tool and a silicone bumper. realme currently does not offer special accessories for the smartphone on its website.

The warranty is 24 months when purchased in the EU. This may differ in other countries and regions. 

Input Devices & Operation: Heart rate measurement possible

The touchscreen responds quickly and reliably to inputs. Thanks to the 120 Hz display, input works even smoother. You have a choice between 120 Hz and 60 Hz, or you can choose to activate dynamic adjustment.

The fingerprint sensor responds very promptly and recognizes our prints reliably. However, it is placed very low on the case, meaning that you sometimes have to fully grasp the thumb around the edge for it to work.

Apps such as banking software and private files can be unlocked with the fingerprint sensor, which can also be used easily to measure the heart rate.

Face recognition is also possible, but only via a comparatively unreliable software solution.

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

Display: Very accurate colors

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
DC dimming setting
DC dimming setting

The screen uses a resolution of 2412 x 1080, can display up to 1.07 billion colors and is also HDR-capable. We measured up to 759 cd/m² brightness in testing with the spectrophotometer. This is a good value, but some smartphones like the Xiaomi 12X are clearly in front. Without the brightness sensor, the realme smartphone reachs a maximum possible brightness of 500 cd/m².

We observed the usual PWM flickering that is typical for OLED screens, which is particularly visible at around 50% brightness. In the developer settings, there is the option to activate DC dimming, which significantly reduces the flickering effects, but can also lead to color changes at low brightness.

770
cd/m²
765
cd/m²
753
cd/m²
768
cd/m²
759
cd/m²
749
cd/m²
759
cd/m²
751
cd/m²
750
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 770 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 758.2 cd/m² Minimum: 1.96 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 759 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.3 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 1.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.232
realme GT Neo 3
AMOLED, 2412x1080, 6.70
realme GT Neo 2
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.62
Google Pixel 6
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi 12X
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.28
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2340x1080, 6.40
Screen
-108%
-6%
23%
-10%
Brightness middle
759
767
1%
805
6%
910
20%
758
0%
Brightness
758
767
1%
805
6%
908
20%
758
0%
Brightness Distribution
97
97
0%
98
1%
97
0%
99
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.3
3.47
-167%
1.4
-8%
0.8
38%
1.5
-15%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.73
9.23
-238%
3.7
-36%
1.8
34%
3.1
-14%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.7
5.9
-247%
1.8
-6%
1.3
24%
2.3
-35%
Gamma
2.232 99%
2.275 97%
2.29 96%
2.25 98%
2.06 107%
CCT
6616 98%
7800 83%
6507 100%
6414 101%
6378 102%

* ... 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 359 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 359 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 359 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19959 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

PWM flickering
PWM flickering
0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Messreihe mit fixer Zoomstufe und unterschiedlichen Helligkeitseinstellungen

For color accuracy, we recommend the "natural" profile. The display then delivers a very accurate color reproduction that looks like reality to the human eye. The sRGB color space is covered at 100%.

CalMAN Grayscale - Color Profile: Natural
CalMAN Grayscale - Color Profile: Natural
CalMAN color accuracy - color profile: natural
CalMAN color accuracy - color profile: natural
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
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
5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 2 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. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 7 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. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.5 ms).

The smartphone does well outdoors. Even on quite bright days, screen content is still usually recognizable.

Viewed from the sides, the image looks almost exactly the same as when you look straight at the screen. Viewing angles are thus are very good.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance: Upper class power

The new MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is used as the SoC in the realme smartphone. Although this does not belong to the absolute top echelon in terms of performance, it is just below it and thus allows for somewhat cheaper smartphones with near-flagship performance.

In fact, the real-world GT Neo 3 proves to be very fast in many benchmarks and even takes first place against competing devices every now and then. However, it does not have a fast single core, so it is forced to give way in apps that do not support multiple processor cores.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
1092 Points ∼100% +12%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
1041 Points ∼95% +7%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
1004 Points ∼92% +3%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
1000 Points ∼92% +3%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
971 Points ∼89%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
971 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=268, last 2 years)
686 Points ∼63% -29%
Multi-Core
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
4012 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
4012 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
3377 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
3204 Points ∼80% -20%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
3095 Points ∼77% -23%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
2805 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=268, last 2 years)
2229 Points ∼56% -44%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
819433 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
819433 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
743221 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
714406 Points ∼87% -13%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
702981 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=126, last 2 years)
556641 Points ∼68% -32%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
14650 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
14650 Points ∼100% 0%
realme GT Neo 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 12288
14573 Points ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
14107 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
11778 Points ∼80% -20%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
10409 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=173, last 2 years)
10212 Points ∼70% -30%
CrossMark - Overall
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
871 Points ∼100% +10%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
849 Points ∼97% +8%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
789 Points ∼91%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
789 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1169, n=67, last 2 years)
737 Points ∼85% -7%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
719 Points ∼83% -9%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
6287 Points ∼100% +5%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
6015 Points ∼96%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
6015 Points ∼96% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
5839 Points ∼93% -3%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
5551 Points ∼88% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1223 - 8753, n=175, last 2 years)
4347 Points ∼69% -28%
System
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
11696 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
11696 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
9119 Points ∼78% -22%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
9085 Points ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
9002 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=175, last 2 years)
7704 Points ∼66% -34%
Memory
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
6683 Points ∼100% +5%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
6356 Points ∼95%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
6356 Points ∼95% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
6248 Points ∼93% -2%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
6071 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 9044, n=175, last 2 years)
4971 Points ∼74% -22%
Graphics
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
15303 Points ∼100% +51%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
13588 Points ∼89% +34%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
10386 Points ∼68% +3%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
10106 Points ∼66%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
10106 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=175, last 2 years)
7767 Points ∼51% -23%
Web
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
1851 Points ∼100% +6%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
1742 Points ∼94%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
1742 Points ∼94% 0%
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
1519 Points ∼82% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
1501 Points ∼81% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=175, last 2 years)
1390 Points ∼75% -20%
AImark - Score v2.x
Xiaomi 12X
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 8192
123847 Points ∼100% +1697%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=146, last 2 years)
55254 Points ∼45% +702%
realme GT Neo 3
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 12288
6893 Points ∼6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
6893 Points ∼6% 0%
Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 8192
5723 Points ∼5% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%

The ARM Mali-G610 MP6 as the graphics unit also offers great performance rates and only has to contend with even higher-quality SoCs in very demanding benchmarks.

3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1823 Points ∼100% +58%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1236 Points ∼68% +7%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1232 Points ∼68% +7%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1152 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
974 Points ∼53% -15%
Wild Life Extreme
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2067 Points ∼100% +40%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1500 Points ∼73% +1%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1481 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1237 Points ∼60% -16%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1232 Points ∼60% -17%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7064 Points ∼100% +107%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5872 Points ∼83% +72%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4304 Points ∼61% +26%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4230 Points ∼60% +24%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3406 Points ∼48%
Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6954 Points ∼100% +108%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5683 Points ∼82% +70%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4309 Points ∼62% +29%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4232 Points ∼61% +27%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3336 Points ∼48%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼100% +100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼99% +98%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps ∼84% +68%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼75% +50%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
274 fps ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
228 fps ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
178 fps ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
171 fps ∼62% -38%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps ∼100% +90%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼90% +72%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
102 fps ∼89% +70%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps ∼69% +32%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼53%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 fps ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
140 fps ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps ∼62% -38%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
88 fps ∼100% +47%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼84% +23%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps ∼83% +22%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼68%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼65% -5%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 fps ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼69% -31%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
72 fps ∼66% -34%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼55% -45%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼79% -21%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼100% 0%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼73% -27%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼68% -32%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼100% 0%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼100%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼95% -5%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps ∼81% -19%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps ∼71% -29%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25 fps ∼100% +108%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23 fps ∼92% +92%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼88% +83%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18 fps ∼72% +50%
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12 fps ∼48%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼83% -17%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼80% -20%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼100%
realme GT Neo 2
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps ∼72% -28%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼71% -29%

Web browsing works at good speeds on the realme smartphone. Our review device falls in the midfield among comparison devices, but still offers fast loading times for websites and usually loads images while scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
97.5 Points ∼100% +21%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
90.1 Points ∼92% +12%
realme GT Neo 3 (Chrome 103)
80.505 Points ∼83%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
80.5 Points ∼83% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=175, last 2 years)
65 Points ∼67% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
63.9 Points ∼66% -21%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
104 runs/min ∼100% +44%
realme GT Neo 3 (Chome 103)
72.4 runs/min ∼70%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
72.4 runs/min ∼70% 0%
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
72 runs/min ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 244, n=162, last 2 years)
63.2 runs/min ∼61% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
46.92 runs/min ∼45% -35%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
151 Points ∼100% +50%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
136 Points ∼90% +35%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
110 Points ∼73% +9%
realme GT Neo 3 (Chrome 103)
101 Points ∼67%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
101 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 265, n=183, last 2 years)
95 Points ∼63% -6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
43376 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
40652 Points ∼94% +22%
realme GT Neo 3 (Chrome 103)
33238 Points ∼77%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
33238 Points ∼77% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
31070 Points ∼72% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=190, last 2 years)
24477 Points ∼56% -26%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 14832, n=188, last 2 years)
2911 ms * ∼100% -119%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Chrome 96)
1417 ms * ∼49% -7%
realme GT Neo 3 (Chrome 103)
1326.2 ms * ∼46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
1326 ms * ∼46% -0%
Xiaomi 12X (Chrome 98.0.4758.101)
1069 ms * ∼37% +19%
Google Pixel 6 (Chrome 96)
1034 ms * ∼36% +22%

* ... smaller is better

UFS 3.1 enables short load times and works very quickly in the realme GT Neo 3.

realme GT Neo 3realme GT Neo 2Google Pixel 6Xiaomi 12XSamsung Galaxy S21 FE 5GAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-21%
-50%
-19%
-29%
-17%
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
1779
1761
-1%
1546
-13%
1732
-3%
1639
-8%
1774 ?(1330 - 2037, n=53)
0%
942 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=259, last 2 years)
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB
1421
763
-46%
233.4
-84%
795
-44%
760
-47%
975 ?(452 - 1559, n=53)
-31%
501 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=259, last 2 years)
-65%
Random Read 4KB
331
281.1
-15%
126.2
-62%
291.9
-12%
245.1
-26%
266 ?(181 - 345, n=53)
-20%
170.8 ?(13.5 - 345, n=259, last 2 years)
-48%
Random Write 4KB
330
260.2
-21%
190.3
-42%
279.9
-15%
211.2
-36%
277 ?(197.5 - 458, n=54)
-16%
167.2 ?(30.3 - 475, n=260, last 2 years)
-49%

Gaming: 60-fps gaming possible

The realme smartphone is capable of up to 120 fps is possible, but this first has to be enabled by the game developer. Therefore, only a maximum of 60 fps was possible in the games we tested. These frame rates were reached in Armajet and PUBG Mobile at low details. Only a maximum of 40 fps was possible in PUBG at high settings. We measured the frame rates with GameBench.

According to realme, the smartphone has its own display chip that can calculate intermediate frames via AI and image analysis, thus allowing games to run even more smoothly. Genshin Impact, for example, is one of the supported games where demanding gamers can have an even smoother scrolling experience.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
051015202530354045505560Tooltip
; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.4 (55-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.0.0: Ø59.6 (57-61)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.0.0: Ø39.5 (37-41)

Emissions: Light throttling

Temperature

The realme smartphone heats up noticeably under load. While temperatures on the surface do not always become critical, they may do so at higher ambient temperatures.  

On the other hand, the chip's performance appears to be only minimially affected by the high temperatures: performance initially drops in the 3D Mark Wild Life Stress Test, but increases again to the original level.

Max. Load
 44.8 °C
113 F
43.6 °C
110 F
41.6 °C
107 F
 
 45 °C
113 F
43.7 °C
111 F
42.1 °C
108 F
 
 45 °C
113 F
43.6 °C
110 F
41.9 °C
107 F
 
Maximum: 45 °C = 113 F
Average: 43.5 °C = 110 F
40.5 °C
105 F
41.9 °C
107 F
42.8 °C
109 F
39.7 °C
103 F
42 °C
108 F
44 °C
111 F
39.4 °C
103 F
41.5 °C
107 F
43.7 °C
111 F
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 41.7 °C = 107 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 43.5 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90.1 (19.7min) % ∼100%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.8 (17.5min) % ∼75% -25%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58.6 (20min) % ∼65% -35%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53.1 (22.2min) % ∼59% -41%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
realme GT Neo 3
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93.5 (8.28min) % ∼100%
Xiaomi 12X
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.5 (5min) % ∼72% -28%
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56.1 (5.09min) % ∼60% -40%
Google Pixel 6
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54.9 (7.06min) % ∼59% -41%
0510152025303540Tooltip
realme GT Neo 3 Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø8.63 (8.28-8.85)
Google Pixel 6 Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø8.78 (7.06-12.9)
Xiaomi 12X Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø6.78 (5-7.42)
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø5.44 (5.09-9.07)
realme GT Neo 3 Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø31.6 (29.7-33)
Google Pixel 6 Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø27.5 (22.2-41.9)
Xiaomi 12X Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø23.3 (17.5-25.8)
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø22.6 (20-34.1)
Google Pixel 6 Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø28.2 (19.7-42.9)
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap back
Heatmap back

Speakers

Stereo speakers are installed in the realme GT Neo 3, with the earpiece serving as a second speaker. The smartphone does not distort sounds even at maximum volume. For full sound, bass is lacking, but the smartphone sounds good overall.

Those wanting to connect an external audio system or headphones can use the USB-C port. Of course, wireless communication via Bluetooth is also possible. All current aptX codecs, LDAC, and LHDC are available.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.640.72534.837.63132.6354037.135.65042.841.46332.729.38022.923.810020.225.812517.928.816015.940.12001245.82501152.231513.457.34001159.650012.662.563012.564.680011.866.8100011.472.9125011.575.3160010.574.420009.971.8250010.670.3315011.967.9400012.866.5500013.967.4630014.466.9800015.268.6100001668.51250015.962.11600016.652.6SPL25.382.5N0.651.9median 12.6median 66.5Delta27.935.229.521.723.918.623.721.727.73232.325.728.127.428.624.328.916.334.618.947.117.55112.354.315.759.911.660.811.863.812.463.911.66912.573.913.177.712.578.513.177.412.87812.880.312.978.913.37613.477.913.774.213.771.814.464.213.756.225.288.90.774.2median 13.1median 691.511hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme GT Neo 3Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme GT Neo 3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 25% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life: Large battery lasts a long time

Power Consumption

The smartphone is a little more energy-hungry than its rivals under low load. Conversely, it is very economical under load.

Our review device can be charged with up to 150 watts, is ready for several hours of use in a few minutes, and fully charged in less than 30 minutes. Charging should also be very fast with the 80-watt power supply. So if every minute is not important to you, you can comfortably choose the cheaper option.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.5 / 2.1 Watt
Load midlight 3.8 / 7.8 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
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realme GT Neo 3
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6
4614 mAh
Xiaomi 12X
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
4500 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
13%
-5%
-6%
0%
2%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
0.68
38%
0.75
32%
1.01
8%
1.1
-0%
0.896 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=198, last 2 years)
19%
Idle Average *
1.5
1
33%
1.88
-25%
1.5
-0%
1.5
-0%
1.652 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=198, last 2 years)
-10%
Idle Maximum *
2.1
1.02
51%
1.94
8%
1.6
24%
2.1
-0%
1.872 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=198, last 2 years)
11%
Load Average *
3.8
5.39
-42%
4.99
-31%
5.54
-46%
3.8
-0%
4.43 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=198, last 2 years)
-17%
Load Maximum *
7.8
9
-15%
8.66
-11%
9.16
-17%
7.8
-0%
7.28 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=198, last 2 years)
7%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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: Ø5.9 (1.772-12.5)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø8.69 (7.36-10.8)
; Idle 1min: Ø1.522 (1.36-2.21)

Battery Life

The large 5,000 mAh battery is fantastic. The smartphone achieves good runtimes, such as 16:29 hours in our WLAN test. At the same time, however, there are competing smartphones in every testing scenario that last a little longer despite a weaker battery.

Nevertheless, the realme GT Neo 3 offers very good runtimes in everyday use and can even survive two workdays of normal use.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
40h 32min
WiFi Websurfing
16h 29min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
20h 06min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 55min
realme GT Neo 3
5000 mAh
realme GT Neo 2
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6
4614 mAh
Xiaomi 12X
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
-3%
-14%
4%
-18%
Reader / Idle
2432
2020
-17%
2116
-13%
1430
-41%
H.264
1206
1219
1%
1381
15%
934
-23%
WiFi v1.3
989
962
-3%
627
-37%
1028
4%
594
-40%
Load
295
291
-1%
322
9%
388
32%

Pros

+ neat racing design
+ fast charging
+ long runtimes
+ lots of power
+ fast memory
+ colour-accurate AMOLED display
+ DC dimming

Cons

- partly inaccurate localization
- no IP certification
- no WiFi 6E
- relatively short update cycle
- some innovations hardly noticeable in everyday use
- no hybrid zoom
- casing creaks under torsion

Verdict: Good, but not all promises are kept

Review: realme GT Neo 3. Review device provided by realme Germany.
Review: realme GT Neo 3. Review device provided by realme Germany.

The realme GT Neo 3 comes with many innovations. Some are nice gimmicks, such as the option of measuring the heartrate via the fingerprint sensor. Others, such as the increased response range of the NFC chip, go virtually unnoticed in everyday use, and the dedicated display chip unfortunately only brings real advantages in certain games.

What remains is a smartphone with a sleek design and good benchmark values at a reasonable price. The camera takes decent pictures but is not quite on the level of high-end phones, as it lacks hybrid zoom, for example.

The lower price also comes at the cost of missing features such as wireless charging, IP certification, a more stable glass display and WiFi 6E. Moreover, other manufacturers are clearly ahead in terms of software updates, and GPS tracking accuracy is not top level either.

The realme GT Neo 3 is a swift and stylish upper-class smartphone that does not quite obtain a top rating due to some weaknesses.

Positive aspeccts of the realme GT Neo 3 include its great, color-accurate AMOLED display. Even though the DC dimming function is a somewhat hard to find, this can nonetheless be activated with a bit of know-how. The memory is lightning fast and battery runtimes are solid overall. Since the charging times are very fast, the real-world GT Neo 3 is a well-rounded smartphone overall whose weaknesses should nonetheless be carefully examined before purchase.

The Google Pixel 6 offers a tougher display glass and wireless charging, but is much heavier. The realme GT Neo 2 predecessor offers less performance and slower charging, but is also much cheaper.

Price and Availability

Since the realme GT Neo 3 was only launched very recently, and due to current supply chain issues around the globe, the smartphone may not be immediately available for purchase in your country. Readers are therefore advised to regularly check via Google or Amazon for availability.

Amazon UK offers the 150 watt variant with 12 GB RAM and 256 storage space for £599.00 in Asphalt Black or Nitro Blue.

realme GT Neo 3 - 06/27/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
52 / 70 → 74%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
91%
Games Performance
60 / 64 → 93%
Application Performance
84 / 86 → 98%
Temperature
85%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 90 → 83%
Camera
67%
Average
80%
86%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-06-28 (Update: 2022-07-11)