The Realme GT 2 has a slightly less ambitious configuration in photos, even if it retains the good main sensor of its elder. Its triple sensor is composed of a 50 Mpx wide-angle module whose lens opens at f / 1.9, an 8 Mpx ultra wide-angle, as well as a 2 Mpx macro sensor for photography of very close.
At this price, it enters the zone of the Google Pixel 6, which aims to be one of the best photophones of 2021, all ranges combined.
Main module: 50 Mpx, f/1.8, eq. 24mm
The main 50MP module captures snapshots at 12.5MP by default. It benefits like its congeners from the technology of the pixel binding which allows four pixels to be merged into one in order to capture more light when it runs out.
During the day, the Realme GT 2 delivers a convincing rendering. If the Pixel 6 plays in another court when it comes to details and sharpness, the sensor used by the Chinese firm does well. This can be seen in particular on the very clear sights. The level of detail is good, but the whole lacks a bit of contrast, especially since the scene seems slightly overexposed. Outdoor photos benefit from excellent dynamic management and should flatter the retina.
At night, the result is good. The scene is well readable, even if the digital smoothing obviously lowers the level of detail. The scene lacks a bit of contrast (see the map of the mountains) and the colors have lost their intensity, but all the elements are well transcribed. The Google Pixel 6 offers a much more precise, detailed and faithful rendering, even if digital noise is (slowly) appearing. Once again, the good management of the dynamics will make it possible to take good shots once the Sun has set.
It is always possible to take advantage of the maximum definition from the photo app. For this, we isolated an area of 0.45 Mpx on each shot, enough to have an idea of the difference in scale.
In good light conditions, there is a small gain in detail. The rendering appears less smooth and more natural. On the other hand, there is still a slight tendency to overexposure. The mode can therefore be judicious for certain shots.
The same cannot be said for nighttime conditions. Indeed, the rise in definition does not bring a fairly interesting gain compared to the weight of the shots on the storage. Unless you want to crop them later, we advise you to stay in the standard mode.
Ultra-wide-angle module: 8 Mpx, f/2.2, 119°
The Realme GT 2 is equipped with an ultra wide-angle, like all its competitors. Alas, it is not the same as that, convincing, of the Pro version.
On the daytime scene, this module does not impress. The whole is certainly readable, but the digital smoothing erases a lot of details and the colors are too bland. The GT 2 tries to correct the situation by forcing on the contrast, but it is not necessarily very conclusive. Against all expectations, the Pixel 6 Pro also falls, in particular due to a lack of sharpness and despite a much superior general colorimetry.
There’s not really a debate for the nocturnal shot. The module can no longer differentiate the elements of the scene and the textures start to smudge a lot. The Pixel 6 obviously does better, but does not shine.
Front and video module
This Realme abandons the 32 Mpx sensor of the Pro version for a 13 Mpx front module, whose lens opens at f / 2.5. Selfies are fine, provided you have enough light. In the dark, the level of detail drops quickly. Unlike the main sensor, the management of the dynamics is more risky.
The main sensor can shoot in 4K and Full HD at 30 fps. The result is really good. The image is well contrasted, the colors faithful, and the level of detail rather high. It lacks optical stabilization, but its electronic bent works well. It is much less convincing with regard to the ultra-wide-angle module.