It rarely happens that the design of a high-end phone is its most striking aspect. Nevertheless, Realme has shown that it is possible with the GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition and its 150W fast charge. Unfortunately for Naruto fans around the world, this phone is only available in China, but we’ve been able to test what it’s capable of.
The GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition is a limited edition of the GT Neo 3 and, in addition, it is the second time that Realme bets on an anime design, as he previously paid tribute to Dragon Ball with the GT Neo2. This nod to anime fans might be enough to convince you to get it, but the GT Neo 3 Naruto also offers, according to Realme, the most powerful battery on the market. Here we tell you how it went with him.
To start, we have the experience of your unboxed full of references to anime and manga. The GT Neo 3 Naruto comes in a package scroll-shaped jutsu typical of the anime, which we show you below.
Specifications of the Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition
|specs||Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition|
|Screen||6.7-inch AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate and 1,000Hz sampling rate|
|Resolution||FULL HD 2412 x 1080 pixels / 20:9 aspect ratio|
|rear camera||50MP (Standard) + 8MP (Ultra Wide) + 2 MP (Macro)|
|Dimensions||163.3 x 75.6 x 8.2mm|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimension 8100 5G|
|connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, NFC|
|Internal memory||256GB UFS 3.1|
|Fast charge||150W / 100% in 17 minutes|
|Operating system||Realme UI 3.0 (Android)|
|Price||3,099 yuan (approximately $447)|
Design full of references to Naruto
As mentioned, the design has great references to Naruto that only a true fan can appreciate. The texture of the back is smooth and combines orange with black, resembling the character’s jacket with the spiral symbol of his family.
Other details that it presents are three small stripes on the sides by the “whiskers” on Naruto’s face and, around the camera, there are a ninja forehead protector with the symbol of Konoha. It’s not a conservative design for a phone; however, the style is elegant enough without abandoning the anime references.
It should be noted that the Naruto experience does not end outside the phone, since has a special interface where all the apps are altered to a ninja style. For example, the Clock app icon is transformed into “kunai” hands (ninja weapons) or the Weather app that now has clouds drawn in the style of Masashi Kishimoto, creator of the character.
We have counted them and they are more than 50 apps with personalized designsyes It even has a special animation when charging the device. Finally, we cannot fail to mention that its packaging, charger and SIM card needle also complement the Naruto design.
In terms of grip comfort, the cell phone is quite light with 188 gr of weight and its curved edges that allow a good support. For users with smaller hands, on the other hand, it can be difficult to handle as its dimensions are 163.3 x 75.6 x 8.2mmespecially when writing or taking selfies.
Battery: the most powerful
Realme claims that the GT Neo 3 Naruto can be considered to have “the fastest charging in the world”. With a 4,500 mAh battery and a fast charge of 150W, we tested the speed of the cell phone. Here you can see the battery test we did.
The result it was 17 minutes to charge from 0% to 100% with its charger and Type C cable. With this phone, Realme can easily be crowned one of the fastest charging in the world. It should be noted that the charged battery yielded almost a whole day of continuous use.
With the GT Neo 3 Naruto we have a 50-megapixel standard rear camera, 8 MP wide-angle and a 2 MP macro mode. It has many photo and video modes; as the dual camerato film and take photos using the Selfie and rear camera at the same time, something very useful for content creation.
The standard rear camera has a good resolution, sufficient (and ideal) for a non-expert photographer. The artificial intelligence mode automatically enhances the colors of objects. For example, the AI can recognize grass or flowers when you focus on them and intensify their hues. The difference between the normal camera and the AI mode is noticeable.
Another helpful feature is the night mode. Although the lighting around you is almost zero, the night mode redistributes light and reduces the darkness of the sky clearly enough. In general, this camera allows you not to worry too much about editing your photos after taking them. Here are some examples of what a dark environment looks like versus how it’s captured on camera.
However, it is not all good news. And it is that the camera of the GT Neo 3 Naruto sharpens the image a lot and, when one wants to zoom, resolution feels very artificial. Similarly, a photo with the base camera has better resolution than the wide angle.
For his part, the macro mode requires you to be at least four centimeters close to your subject. This mode does respond correctly to the needs and does not abandon the good quality of colors and resolution that you enjoy in the base camera.
Finally, the Selfie camera also makes your photos easier, taking advantage of the light and enhancing the shadows. The only detail is that you must deactivate, if you prefer, all the beauty filters that come pre-established. This function is interesting not to depend on post production, but it will depend on each user how he takes advantage of it.
We have one 2412 x 1080 pixel Full HD high-quality display and one 120Hz refresh rate. The high resolution screen allows you to view videos in great resolution and vivid colors. Also, its 12GB RAM and its MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor, which artificially adds frames, They eliminate the delay completely.
This cell phone has the ability to be a gamer and even has special software to assist you in games. However, it was not possible to test any of them because they were not approved. In any case, its performance was optimal for applications such as TikTok and video editors or players.
The cell phone has fingerprint reading and facial recognition for unlocking the cell phone. The process to register your fingerprint and face is fast and distinguishes well between different subjects, especially the fingerprint. Similarly, this registration is optional among other forms of security available.
Conclusion of the Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition
Realme succeeded in designing one of the most important anime heroes and made this cell phone a complete experience for Naruto lovers. Its 150W fast charge comes before many other brands and the ability to charge from 0% to 100% in 17 minutes is your strongest point. On the other hand, the cell phone has multiple camera modes that help the novice user to have photos and videos ready to publish, except for its zoom and wide angle that have very artificial results. Also, its screen performs as well as a ninja cell phone should.
It’s a shame that this edition is only available in China; meanwhile, you can opt for the GT Neo 2 Dragon Ball Edition for S/.2,362 in department stores. It only remains to wait if the next anime cell phone from Realme will be at the same height.