Last week’s poll shows that the Realme GT Neo 3T is not viable at its regular price of €430 (and the temporary €30 discount isn’t enough). What went wrong?
Well, you can have the same hardware for less money and you don’t even need to spend much time looking – Realme’s own GT Neo2 is basically the same phone, save for the charging (65W vs. 80W) and camera (the Neo2 actually has a slightly bigger sensor). And it can be yours for €330, €100 less than the 3T.
The 3T just felt outdated to some commenters. The Snapdragon 870 is a fine, efficient chipset, but is quite old now and doesn’t look good in the €400 price segment. The 1/2.0” 64MP sensor is hard to get excited about as well.
This result shouldn’t be too surprising, the GT Neo2 itself was eyed with doubt when it launched, but it did find a decent number of supporters. Releasing nearly the same hardware six months later was never going to be a popular move.
Anyway, cheaper phones may not be GT Neo 3T’s biggest worry – instead it was compared to similarly priced and even to more expensive phones and it was found lacking. Indeed, more people would rather spend €600 for a Realme GT Neo 3 (non-T) than get a 3T.
Of course, the GT Neo2 and GT Neo 3 are just the in-house alternatives – competing companies have many excellent alternatives in the this price segment.