realme GT 2 Pro 5G Unboxing, First Impressions, Camera Samples

The Philippines' top mobile manufacturer realme recently launched the new realme GT 2 Pro 5G in the country.
realme GT 2 Pro 5G Unboxing, First Impressions, Camera Samples
Unique design

Originally announced for China at MWC Barcelona 2022, the new realme GT 2 Pro was recently launched globally including the Philippines.

To recap, it features a large 6.7-inch Gorilla Glass Victus protected AMOLED LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate display and a 3216 x 1440 resolution. Inside is the 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor, Adreno GPU, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1, and 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging. 

On the top, left corner of the display is the 32MP f/2.4 selfie camera while at the back are the 50MP f/1.8 main camera, 50MP f/2.2 150-degree ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP 40x ultra-macro camera with an LED flash.

In the Philippines, the phone is priced at PHP 34,990.

Let's dive into part 1 of the review.

Unboxing/Accessories

Packaging
Packaging

The phone comes in a long white box with realme branding, key specs, key specs, and regulatory information.
Box inclusions
Box inclusions

Inside the box is the GT 2 Pro, SIM ejector tool, 65W wall charger, USB Type-A to Type-C cable, bumper case, and documentation.

On the display is the pre-installed screen protector.

After that, you will find the phone itself. Upon closer inspection of its display, you will see that it has a pre-installed screen protector.

There are no earphones included in the box. However, it is nice that the phone still comes with a charger in the box.

Build Quality/Design

Back design
Back design

The realme GT 2 Pro is made of a Gorilla Glass-protected front, metal frame, and a polycarbonate back panel. This rear panel comes with a unique pattern and texture that makes the phone less slippery and less prone to fingerprint smudges. 

The back curves to make the phone easy to hold. The phone is eye-catching and unique and like the previous generation is designed by legendary Japanese designer Naoto Fukusawa.

Because of the combination of glass, metal, and polycarbonate, the phone is surprisingly lightweight despite its size.
SIM tray
SIM tray

The phone may feature water and dust resistance as the SIM tray has a yellow rubber gasket. It will arrive in either Forge Black, Titanium Blue, or the Master Edition.
Display
Display

In the front, you will see the 6.7-inch AMOLED LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 3216 x 1440 resolution. The panel is Gorilla Glass Victus protected.

Around the panel are super-slim bezels that make the display even more immersive. On the top-left corner is the punch hole that houses the selfie camera. On top of the upper bezel is a super slim slit that houses the earpiece. 
Top and bottom
Top and bottom

On top are antenna lines and a microphone port while at the bottom is the SIM tray, microphone, USB-C port, and speaker grills.

The earpiece and the bottom-firing speaker produce stereo audio.
Left and right
Left and right

On the left, are antenna lines and the metal volume rocker while on the right are more antenna lines and the metal power button.

The phone measures 163.2 x 74.7 x 8.2mm and weighs 194.5 grams.
Rear cameras
Rear cameras

At the back of the phone are the 50MP f/1.8 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS and PDAF, 50MP f/2.2 ISOCELL JN1 150-degree ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP 40x ultra-macro with an LED flash.

The stock camera app includes the following modes: Photo, Video, Street, Night, 50M, Expert, PANO, Movie, Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, Dual-View Video, Microscope, 150-degree, Text Scanner, Starry Mode, Tilt Shift, and 3D photo.

Standouts are the 150-degree with digital fish eye effect, tilt-shift, and street modes. The street mode allows users to pick between simulations of classic street photography focal lengths like 16mm, 24mm and 50mm. 150-degree allows users to take pics at the full 150-degree angle of view and a 150-degree image turned into a fish-eye image.

First Camera Samples

Rear 1x daylight
Rear 1x daylight
Rear 2x daylight
Rear 2x daylight
Rear 10x daylight
Rear 10x daylight
Rear ultra-wide daylight

As expected, the daylight images are stunning. It managed to reproduce the sunny summer conditions of the day of the shoot while retaining plenty of detail and sharpness. The color pops and the dynamic range is deep.
Daylight selfie
Daylight selfie
Portrait Selfie
Portrait Selfie

For selfies, the 32MP sensor teams struggle with light sources or bright areas as in both selfies, the blue skies were turned to white. Otherwise, the image is super sharp with plenty of detail and vibrant color.

For videos, the rear camera can capture up to 8K in quality while the selfie camera can capture up to 1080p only.

We will share more camera samples in our full review.

Stay tuned!

realme GT 2 Pro Specs

Display: 6.7-inch flat Gorilla Glass Victus protected AMOLED LTPO screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, QHD+ 3216 x 1440 resolution at 526 ppi

CPU: 3.0GHz 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor

GPU: Adreno

RAM: 12GB LPDDR5

ROM: 256GB UFS 3.1

Back Camera: 50MP f/1.8 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 w/ PDAF, OIS + 50MP f/2.2 ISOCELL JN1 150-degree ultra-wide + 2MP 40x ultra-macro + LED flash

Selfie Camera: 32MP f/2.4 Sony IMX615

Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 65W fast charging

OS: Android 12 w/ realme UI 3.0

Connectivity: WiFi 6, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS (L1 + L5),  GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, dual SIM (nano)

Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic

Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, HyperSmart antenna (12 wraparound antennas) X-axis linear motor, Stainless Steel Vapor Cooling System, USB-C, Colors: Forged Black, Titanium Blue, Master Paper, Master Sen

Dimensions: 163.2 x 74.7 x 8.2 mm

Weight: 199.8 g (Forge Black, Titanium Blue), 194.5 (Master Edition)

Price: PHP 34,990


As of the moment

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This is easily the most powerful realme smartphone yet with stunning design and premium materials.

realme is making a statement by introducing a beautiful phone with solid build materials and bleeding-edge specs for only PHP 34,990.

On paper, it is one of the most value-for-money smartphones with the flagship 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

It also features a 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED LTPO display with Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It even has fast UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. The 5,000mAh battery is large and charges fast with 65W fast charging.
Initial AnTuTu benchmark score
Initial AnTuTu benchmark score

These specs managed to score at least 810K in AnTuTu with an 11.4-degree increase in temperature and a 10 percent loss in battery percentage.

And let's not forget the dual 50MP rear cameras with an additional 40x ultra-macro camera at the back of the phone. 

It is amazing how realme can price this phone at under PHP 35K.  For the intro price of PHP 28,990, the value it presents is even crazier.

We are very excited about further testing the phone so stay tuned for the full review coming soon.

What do you guys think?
realme GT 2 Pro 5G Unboxing, First Impressions, Camera Samples realme GT 2 Pro 5G Unboxing, First Impressions, Camera Samples Reviewed by Telenor Editorial on March 24, 2022 Rating: 5

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