The Realme GT chooses a rather ambitious photo configuration consisting of a 50-megapixel main sensor, whose wide-angle lens opens at f / 1.8, an ultra-wide angle of 50 Mpx (f / 2.2), but also a microscope that offers up to 40x magnification. This module is clearly reminiscent of Find X3 Pro, to which we had dedicated a laboratory article. It turns out to be quite fun, but quickly loses interest after a few uses.
We could have compared it to the Pixel 6, which is currently one of the best photo phones of all references, but the duel would have pretty much turned against it. We therefore chose to place it opposite Oppo Find X3 Neo, which did well in the exercise. This is all the more interesting since both share the same main module: the Sony IM766. This sensor is now available in mid- and (very) advanced smartphones. It is therefore interesting to analyze its behavior in different units.
Main module: 50 Mpx, f / 1.8, similar. 24 mm
The wide angle uses pixel binding to take “standard” snapshots. This technique makes it possible to merge four pixels into one to recover more light when it runs dry. By default, the smartphone therefore records snapshots at 12.5 Mpx. Find X3 Neo works identically.
Under good conditions, the image of the GT 2 Pro is very convincing. Not only is its colorimetry better controlled, but it also provides a little more detail. Although they both use the same sensor, Realme’s algorithm forces the color saturation a little more, and therefore it all looks more flattering. The exposure time is also shorter than with the Find X3 Neo, which limits blur effects.
In more difficult conditions, the Realme smartphone keeps its rank. It enjoys much better exposure than the competitor and manages to maintain a good level of detail. The digital smoothing is not too aggressive, even if it is felt (eg on the cover of the book).
The whole is very readable, although the colors have necessarily lost their power. It’s not a great camera for night photography, but it will handle a bit of darkness.
50 MP mode
It is always possible to enjoy the maximum definition. So we compared the 12.5 MP images with the 50 MP images to see if the differences were significant. For this, we isolated an area of 0.45 Mpx on each shot, enough to give an idea of the difference in scale.
Day or night, the full definition does not provide a significant gain, although we see a little more detail on the faces. This will be useful for cropping certain images, but we do not recommend using this mode constantly, especially as the images weigh much more on storage.
Ultra-wide angle module: 50 Mpx, f / 2.2, lign. 15 mm
The results obtained at the ultra-wide angle are seldom satisfactory in the intermediate range. The module chosen by Realme is still very interesting, especially compared to Find X3 Neo.
Under good conditions, the result provided by the GT 2 Pro is significantly better than the Find X3 Neo. The colorimetry is much more accurate and the level of detail much higher. We would still have liked to have used a little more sharpness and contrast on the faces or the map. However, the result is really satisfactory.
At night, the rendering is unfortunately too blurry to really be utilized. The exposure is again better than the competitor, but the level of detail has collapsed. In this little game, Google Pixel 6 is still far ahead.
Front and video module
Realme GT 2 Pro has a 32 Mpx front module whose lens opens at f / 2.4. The result is compelling when the light is present, although there is a general hue that draws a little too much towards yellow. The sensor sometimes has difficulty handling high exposures, but overall the experience is enjoyable.
The smartphone is capable of filming up to 8K at 24 fps and in 4K, Full HD and 720p at 60 fps. If 8K is not very interesting, the rendering in 4K and 1080p is of good quality, provided you do not make for sudden movements. There is still a way to take some beautiful pictures.