The holidays are coming, which means that we want to please loved ones with something pleasant and useful – for example, smartphones, which are increasingly acting as New Year’s gifts. Choosing from cheap options is not good, because we need to show our attitude towards those we love. For this case, the realme brand has a couple of devices equipped with everything you need.
Best category under 20 thousand – realme 10
Of the mid-budget models, it is difficult to choose one whose production was done without compromise. Either the camera is underdeveloped, or the battery is weak, or the screen leaves not the most pleasant impression. You can’t make such claims to realme 10 – they tried to make it sound from all sides. The appearance of the smartphone with a scattering of luminous dots on the back panel, according to its designers, is inspired by the science fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem” by Liu Cixin. The display is represented by a 90-Hz AMOLED matrix with a touch layer sampling rate of 180 Hz, a pixel density of 411 PPI, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. The top of the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
A 6-nanometer MediaTek Helio G99 chip is installed inside – it is 40% more powerful than what works in last year’s realme 9. Depending on the modification, the gadget is equipped with RAM from 4 to 8 GB and a built-in UFS 2.2 drive with a capacity of up to 256 GB. In this case, the RAM is allowed to expand virtually up to 16 GB. In other words, the platform is powerful – hits of the caliber of PUBG will run at high settings and at a comfortable frame rate.
For shooting photos and videos, a 50-megapixel Samsung Isocell JN1 sensor with f / 1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus is used. The main camera is complemented by a portrait sensor (2 MP, f/2.4) and a front camera (16 MP, f/2.5) with adjustable bokeh intensity. We have already evaluated the capabilities of this entire set in a separate article and, on the whole, were satisfied. In short, shots in good lighting are pleasing with clarity and detail, at night the night mode helps out, there are a lot of filters and settings. The 5000 mAh battery lasts for a day of work and replenishes the energy reserve with 33 W SUPERVOOC fast charging. Well, for the picky: NFC, Bluetooth version 5.1, and a 3.5 mm audio jack are available.
Top smartphone for any task – realme GT NEO 3T
Another great option for a New Year’s gift is realme GT NEO 3T, presented on the Russian market in October. The design of the model is no coincidence reminiscent of a racing flag because it runs on a fast eight-core Snapdragon 870 processor with Adreno 650 graphics. Cooling is provided by a liquid system made of stainless steel, graphite, and copper. Also on board, there is 8 GB of RAM and a drive of 128 or 256 GB. Such hardware is enough to solve any tasks that a user can load a mobile device with: from spending the evening playing Fortnite, PUBG, or Genshin Impact to creating impressive photos using AI algorithms.
A distinctive feature of the realme GT NEO 3T camera is that it instantly starts up and switches between different modes, and also takes great pictures even in the hands of an unprepared person. Artificial intelligence itself brings the shots to a state in which they are not ashamed to post on social networks. The unit on the back of the smartphone contains a 64 MP sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle (119 °), and a macro module with a focal length of 4 cm. In addition, there is a 16 MP front camera with AI beautification for selfies. You can capture your favorite scene in sleep mode – just press the volume down button twice.
The model was equipped with a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a sampling of the touch layer of 360 Hz, that is, the character of the display is almost esports. At the same time, it produces up to 1300 nits of brightness with automatic adjustment of this parameter in 16,000 steps. With a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and 106% NTSC color gamut coverage, this panel is comfortable to use in any situation. The SuperDart charging technology completes the picture, allowing for 33 minutes to fully replenish the 5000 mAh battery. The power of the memory is 80 watts.