Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition. Realme has always been a brand created to appeal to the next generation of smartphone users. They always come out fresh, bold, and idealistic, the Young Brand checked off all the boxes to cater to a crowd that shared similar features and ideas and wanted to come out with something fresh. And what better way to score points than using phone designs that shows it really knows its audience.
Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition
Realme has been putting together some special edition phones with designs that struck a chord with car lovers, fashionistas, and even anime fans. Following the success of the last year’s Dragon Ball Z Edition, Realme is at it again to tickle the fancy manga and Anime fans, this time with a GT Neo 3 dressed up as the noisiest ninja of all time, Naruto. The result happens to be an interesting and productive device that touches almost all the points it was going for.
Design and Feel
The design of this Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition happens to be one of the most distinctive features and, to be honest, it is one of the real reasons for its existence. Without it, after all, it is just another GT Neo 3.
What is impressive, however, is the painstaking details that the phone carries clearly show its ties to the popular character, not to mention the hoops that the Realme went through just to get there. More than just a simple paint job or even a case, this Naruto Edition actually boasts some really great new techniques that set make the phone stand apart, even for the things that you cannot see.
The Phone’s Back is still created from glass, but you would not think so by just looking at it or just touching it. The camera area that seems like Naruto’s Headband feels like an entirely separate part of the entire surface and even feels a little bit like metal. Micro 3D is what made the bolts that are found on that “Metal” piece stand out without actually creating bumps.
The “Whiskers” on each side of the black area look and feel differently as well, almost more like a glossy plastic against the smooth matte texture of the AG glass back. And of course, there are three different colors available here, again something made possible by Realme’s Special and costly Manufacturing process.
Display and Audio
The back of the Naruto phone is where you would find all the design action, but that does not mean the front is not that great. The 6.7-inch screen comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz refresh rate and it supports HDR10+, which makes images and UI look quite vibrant and even smoother. The AMOLED screen is quite bright at maximum, even though it does have a little problem standing right under the sun. The phone has a great crisp color all thanks to the 1 billion colors that it can display. The device’s lone flaw is the 2412×1080 resolution, making it ok but feels a little dated by today’s 2K standards.
Right Underneath all this glamour, there is no escaping the fact that the Naruto Edition is really the GT Neo 3 that was launched back in March. It is not that too long ago, of course, but we will run down the key specs nonetheless.
Depending on the inclinations, you actually could almost consider the phone to be a high-end flagship, just one that is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100, a new 5G processor that was announced at about the same time as the Realme GT Neo 3.
It is not the MediaTek top performer, and benchmarks show that it is more on par with the last year’s flagships. It’s no slouch, though, and can keep pace with the previous-gen Snapdragon 888, even when it comes to getting warm after a short period of heavy use.
The Naruto Edition actually comes in only one memory configuration, which is with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Realme’s RAM Expansion feature, however, you can increase the memory by 3, 5, or even 7GB, stealing from its internal storage. Sadly, there is no way for you to expand the storage because it lacks a card reader.
The Realme GT Neo 3 has a 5000mAh battery, but if it is not enough, the Naruto Edition comes with a much faster system than the vanilla version. It makes use of the 150W UltraDart ultra-fast technology, that you only get to reach using the specially-branded Naruto charging block.
In just 5 minutes, you can almost be half full and ready to sprint out your door. Twenty minutes would get you about 100% which is still plenty fast compared to other charging methods. The Catch is that the appropriate charger is a giant and something you probably would not want to place in your bag all the time.
While there might be some slight deviations between the normal GT Neo 3 and the Naruto Edition in most of the specs, the cameras happen to be where the two are exactly identical, for better or for worse. The trio of sensors comprised of about 50MO Sony IMX766 taking the lead, accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide and a measly 2MP macro shooter. If the gap found in the numbers did not clue you in yet, it seems to be a rather unbalanced set.