Realme GT Neo 3 - we test out the world's first 150W superfast charging phone

World-first 150W fast charging and 50MP OIS camera combine in the Realme GT Neo 3

Photo of the Realme GT Neo 3
(Image: © Basil Kronfli / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Realme GT Neo 3 marries world-first fast charging, a great screen and impressive performance with a capable main camera. Unfortunately, the ultra-wide, macro and selfie cameras don't stack up well given the phone's upper-midrange pricing. Nevertheless, as a package, the phone comes together well, and for anyone who wants to power up fully in under 20 minutes, the Neo 3 could be worth the premium.

Pros

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    Brilliant 120Hz AMOLED screen

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    Full-charge in under 20 minutes

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    Capable performance

Cons

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    Plastic frame doesn't feel premium

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    Mediocre front and ultra-wide cameras

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    Poor macro camera

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The Realme GT Neo 3 packs world-first, 150W charging speeds, filling up the battery by 50 percent in as little as seven minutes in our tests. In addition to breaking records, the GT Neo 3 also packs a new chipset from MediaTek – and a new chip means new image processing. Add to the mix a snazzy, racing car-inspired design, and we're not too sure what to make of this headline-grabbing mix of highlights. 

Given the phone costs roughly $750 (£599 in the UK), it's one of the most expensive phones Realme's ever launched. While it does pack some flagship features – a billion-color AMOLED screen, and the same primary camera sensor as Oppo's Find X5 Pro, it's also decidedly midrange in areas – the screen resolution is Full HD, not Quad HD, and there's a budget-grade 2MP macro camera in the mix which is a mark of a budget phone if we ever saw one. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.