I reviewed the Realme GT 2 back in February and was pleasantly surprised with it. The phone doesn’t have a massive upgrade from the original Realme GT, but the one big upgrade it its camera.
Realme has adopted the same 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor used in other BBK Electronics brands phones. This includes the OPPO Find X5 Pro, OnePlus 10 Pro (for the ultrawide) and the OnePlus Nord 2.
It is an outstanding sensor, and it shows that Realme is starting to raise its game when it comes to photography.
During my recent trip to Porto, I took the Realme with me as well as the Find X5 Pro which I am reviewing and the Pixel 6 which is my main phone.
I am not going to try and claim that the Realme GT 2 is as good as either of those two phones, but I hope to show that Realme has improved things enough that the GT 2 is a viable option for anyone that enjoys taking photos.
Realme GT 2 vs OPPO Find X5 Pro vs Pixel 6 Camera Specification
|Realme GT 2 Series||OPPON Find X5 Pro||Pixel 6|
|Primary Camera||50 MP Sony IMX766 1/1.56″||50 MP Sony IMX766 1/1.56″||50 MP 1/1.31"|
|Ultra Wide||8 MP (on the standard GT2)|
50 MP 150˚ 1/2.76" (Pro)
|50 MP Sony IMX766 1/1.56″||12 MP 114˚|
|Telephoto||None||13 MP 2x optical zoom||None on the standard model
48 MP 1/2" 4x (Pro)
|Supplementary camera||2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)||None||None|
|Front Camera||16 MP 1/3"||32 MP 1/2.74″||8 MP wide on standard
11.1 MP ultrawide on Pro
The difference between affordable and premium flagship phones is apparent. Both the Realme and Pixel 6 only really have one noteworthy camera. The Find X5 Pro then has a flagship-level camera sensor for its ultrawide.
The Pixel 6 Pro has an impressive zoom lens, and the Realme GT 2 Pro has that 150˚ ultrawide sensor.
I didn't end up using the Realme as much as I would have liked, so there are not as many comparisons as I would have liked. I only took two phones out per day, so I stuck with the Realme vs Pixel.
Not camera related, but one thing I did not, the display on the Realme is much better. I should have taken a comparison photo during the day, but the Realme is considerably easier to view in sunny weather.
The main camera on the Realme GT 2 does a fantastic job. No, it is not quite as good as the other phones, but I doubt many casual users will notice or care that much. I thought the low light performance was excellent, something that Realme has struggled with in the past.
I could happily use it as my main phone (though I’d probably get the Pro), and I am a bit regretful at buying the Pixel 6. I do still like the Pixel, but the fingerprint scanner drives me mad, and I feel like the Tensor performance hasn’t held up quite as well as I had hoped.