Realme GT 5G comes with an under-display fingerprint to unlock your phone fast and safely. The smartphone has a 3D glass back cover and comes with a 6.43-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED display with special game optimization modes, and has a 100% coverage of DCI-P3 wide color gamut. The GT follows the common design formula for Android phones this year of placing a selfie camera in the left corner of a flat-edged display. Both phones share the same 6.43-inch, 2,400-by-1,080 (409ppi) AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate. The Realme UI 2.0 software, based on Android 11, is almost identical to Oppo’s Color OS V11 software, to the point where you can select the same icon shape and size, plus the same font, to achieve the same look, all from identical Settings pages.
The Galaxy A52 5G, which is roughly the same size, weighs slightly more. The realme gt 5g runs on the less powerful Snapdragon 778G 5G, and my 8GB/256GB handset used 20GB out of the box, leaving 236GB free. The Realme GT runs on Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 888 5G chipset, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage; 22GB was used out of the box, leaving 106GB free. The back of the phone makes use of a dual-tone finish, comprising a black stripe that extends from the device’s camera module and runs across the phone’s yellow dorsal. Both handsets have a triple rear camera array plus a selfie camera. I was able to get a day’s use out of both handsets easily enough, but keen gamers might struggle.
I found that during my normal use of the phone, there was no real perceptible lag in any operations that I carried out. The screens on both handsets are pleasant to use clear, sharp, bright, responsive, and highly readable. Both handsets run Android 11. The Realme UI 2.0 overlay. Has 0 overlays. Both handsets support 5G and will accommodate two SIMs, but there’s no MicroSD card for expanding the internal storage. Besides the leather variant, the handset will arrive in a glass-based variant. However, this too can be forgiven at this price point, and at least the provided charger will give you a full recharge in 35 minutes, which is awesome, and QI charging would slow this considerably. Device performance happens to be levels above that of the Poco F3, which we have rated as the best “value flagship” you can buy right and one that always crops up when discussing affordability and smartphones.