The Asian action RPG Genshin Impact continues to have a strong reputation, so it’s no surprise that some smartphone makers are now optimizing their smartphones for gaming. The same goes for realme’s GT Neo 3, which even has its own graphics chip to make games run smoother.
Here’s how it works: Chips and algorithms generate intermediate images that make the action run smoother, and ideally, gamers can react faster to enemy movements.
Unfortunately, this feature is reserved for some games, and we were unable to determine any visible and measurable differences in our review, such as in PUBG Mobile. Then again, the manufacturer may expand support in the future.
The realme GT Neo 3 also offers some interesting features outside of gaming. For example, NFC chips used for contactless payment transactions should be particularly large. In our review, we observed that it worked well, but the chip’s active area coverage wasn’t particularly large.
Then there is the heart rate measurement through the fingerprint sensor, which works well and is a good gimmick
The sleek racing design is also refreshing for a high-society smartphone, but realme may have paid more attention to the craftsmanship, as a noticeable squeak can be heard when twisting.
The manufacturer offers an unusual money-saving opportunity: if you choose a lower charging power and can live without some RAM, you can pay 100 euros less. However, this cheaper 80-watt version does not appear to be available in most countries, so interested buyers are advised to regularly check Amazon and select retailers.
But is the real-world GT Neo 3 worth it for someone who doesn’t just want to play Genshin Impact? Find yourself many benchmarks and results in our detailed review.
I first started writing about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. Then I got involved in the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo, and worked on social media concepts for big companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to Notebookcheck in 2012. Today, I focus on smartphones, tablets and future technologies. Since 2018, I’ve been Editor-in-Chief of Mobile Device Reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
I grew up in remote Australia and first became familiar with computers as a teenager when I broke my leg at a football (soccer) game and temporarily forced me to live an indoor-based lifestyle. Soon after, I started building my own system. Now I live in Germany and moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.