Realme GT 2 test: a better controlled and more effective formula

The Realme GT 2 has a slightly less ambitious configuration on images, though it retains the good head sensor from its older one. Its triple sensor is composed of a 50 Mpx wide-angle module, whose lens opens at f / 1.9, an 8 Mpx ultra wide angle and a 2 Mpx macro sensor for close-up photography.

At this price point, it enters the zone of Google Pixel 6, which aims to be one of the best photo phones of 2021, all series combined.

Main module: 50 Mpx, f / 1.8, similar. 24 mm

The 50 MP main module captures snapshots at 12.5 MP by default. It enjoys just like its congeners of technology from pixel binding which allows you to merge four pixels into one to capture more light when it runs dry.

Google Pixel 6 (12.5 Mpx, f / 1.9, eq. 25 mm, ISO 45, 1/125 s)

Realme GT 2 (12.5 Mpx, f / 1.8, eq. 24 mm, ISO 273, 1/320 s)

During the day, the Realme GT 2 delivers a compelling rendering. If the Pixel 6 plays on a different track when it comes to detail and sharpness, the sensor used by the Chinese company performs well. This can be seen especially on the very clear sights. The level of detail is good, but the whole lacks a bit of contrast, especially as the scene seems a bit overexposed. Outdoor photos benefit from excellent dynamic control and should flatter the retina.

Google Pixel 6 (12.5 Mpx, f / 1.9, eq. 25 mm, ISO 806, 1/4 s)

Realme GT 2 (12.5 Mpx, f / 1.8, eq. 24 mm, ISO 3967, 1/15 s)

At night the result is good. The scene is easy to read, although the digital smoothing naturally lowers the level of detail. The scene lacks a bit of contrast (see map of the mountains) and the colors have lost their intensity, but all elements are well transcribed. Google Pixel 6 offers a much more accurate, detailed, and believable rendering, though digital noise is (slowly) occurring. Once again, the good control of the dynamics will make it possible to take good pictures once the sun has set.

50 MP mode

It is always possible to take advantage of the maximum definition from the photo app. For this, we isolated an area of ​​0.45 Mpx on each shot, enough to have an idea of ​​the difference in scale.

Realme GT 2 (night, 50 Mpx, f / 1.8, eq. 24 mm, ISO 3900, 1/10 s)

Realme GT 2 (daytime, 50 Mpx, f / 1.8, 24 mm eq., ISO 100, 1/100 s)

In good lighting conditions, there is a small gain in detail. The reproduction seems less smooth and more natural. On the other hand, there is still a slight tendency for overexposure. The condition may therefore make sense for certain images.

The same cannot be said of nocturnal conditions. In fact, the increase in definition does not yield any quite interesting gain compared to the weight of the shots in stock. Unless you want to crop them later, we advise you to stay in the default state.

Ultra-wide-angle module: 8 Mpx, f / 2.2, 119 °

The Realme GT 2 features an ultra wide angle, just like all its competitors. Alas, it is not the same as that, convincingly, with the Pro version.

Google Pixel 6 (12 Mpx, f / 2.2, eq. 17 mm, ISO 54, 1/100 s)

Realme GT 2 (8MP, f / 2.2, ISO 197, 1 / 100s)

In the daytime, this module does not impress. The whole is certainly readable, but the digital smoothing erases a lot of details and the colors are too bland. GT 2 tries to rectify the situation by forcing the contrast, but it is not necessarily very crucial. Against all expectations, the Pixel 6 Pro also drops, especially due to lack of sharpness and despite a very superior overall colorimetry.

Google Pixel 6 (12 Mpx, f / 2.2, eq. 17 mm, ISO 1130, 1/8 s)

Realme GT 2 (8MP, f / 2.2, ISO 5955, 1/13 sec.)

There’s not really a debate about the nocturnal shot. The module can no longer differentiate the elements of the scene, and the textures begin to smear a lot. Pixel 6 obviously does better, but does not shine.

Front and video module

This Realme leaves the 32 Mpx sensor in the Pro version for a 13 Mpx front module whose lens opens at f / 2.5. Selfies are fine, provided you have enough light. In the dark, the level of detail drops rapidly. Unlike the main sensor, controlling the dynamics is more risky.

The main sensor can record in 4K and Full HD at 30 fps. The result is really good. The image is well contrasted, the colors are faithful and the level of detail is quite high. It lacks optical stabilization, but its electronic bending works well. It is much less convincing with regard to the ultra-wide angle module.

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