Realme GT 5G review: the revenge of the flagship killers!

Realme GT 5G

Can top-of-the-range and low-cost products be used in the same sentence? Usually not, but with Realme we know that anything is possible. In fact, a few days ago the Chinese brand has presented his new smartphone with top performance, but with one of the lowest prices on the market for its reference range: we are talking about the new Realme GT 5G!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Super AMOLED display in Full HD + and fast charging at 65W, these are just some of its features. Will he be able to surprise us? Will it be the smartphone with the best quality / price ratio? Find out more in the full review.

Realme GT 5G review

Unboxing - Realme GT 5G

The sales package is made of black hardcover and inside there is the following equipment:

  • Realme GT 5G;
  • 65W fast-charging power supply;
  • USB cable - USB Type-C;
  • silicone cover;
  • pin for the SIM slot;
  • manuals.

Design and construction

Share Realme GT 5G the variant in vegan skin, which I personally think is more beautiful, captivating and exclusive. The sports suspension conveys more of the GT idea and brings luxury to an economic range.

Our sample is the variant in glass which makes it a little more similar to other models already on the market but which still has a color and texture that offer beautiful plays of light. More in detail the glass back cover it ranges from dark blue / black to electric blue.

Realme GT 5G

I materials used are of good quality and the feeling to the touch is really good, just a pity that the side frame is in polycarbonate and not aluminum. Also, I point out that the body tends to hold several fingerprints and a little dust, but with a wipe on the shirt it will clean quickly.

The main advantage of this variant, compared to the leather one, is the lower thickness of 0.7 millimeters. The dimensions are therefore of 158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4 mm for a weight of 186 gr. I must say that the smartphone is quite handy and can be used well with one hand although it cannot be defined as compact.

Some details in yellow are recalled in some points of the smartphone, such as on the power button on the right profile, while on the opposite one we find the volume rocker and the dual SIM slot. Below you can see the USB Type-C input, the main microphone, the system speaker and the 3.5 mm audio jack input.


Il Realme GT 5G owns a Samsung display Super AMOLED da 6.43 " with resolution Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels), ratio in 20: 9, refresh rate a 120 Hz, 360 Hz touch sampling rate and density of PPI 409.

The panel used on this Realme is from very good quality, as the colors are well calibrated and decidedly impactful, but without ever falling into too high a saturation. In any case, through the settings you can decide between 3 different calibrations.

Realme GT 5G

I would have preferred a maximum brightness a little higher, but you can read discreetly even in the most intense sun peaks. The refresh rate goes up to 120 Hz and as you well know by now, you will have an even better fluidity as well as the gaming experience.

In the special menu there are many other goodies such as the functions to improve the colors in video, the sharpness effect for video images, the bright HDR mode, the always-on display with relative and abundant customization and the lighting at the edges.

Hardware and Performance

Il Realme GT 5G is the smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 cheapest on the market, we are talking about a chipset including an octa-core processor with a maximum clock frequency of 2.84 GHz, a GPU Adreno 660, 8 GB di RAM LPDDR5 e 128 GB di internal memory UFS 3.1 not expandable via microSD.

Realme GT 5G

Needless to say, how fast the smartphone is, as the chipset assisted by the lean and reactive software, guarantee fluidity in daily use. equal to the best top of the range on the market. The opening of the apps happens quickly and the switch between them does not present problems even with heavier applications. In short, a reliable machine for everyday life.

In Gaming il Realme GT 5G does not step back a meter, as even the heaviest titles such as PUBG are performed with details at most (Ultra HD, HDR and high fps) and without noticeable frame drops. Obviously, no uncertainties are shown with casual games like Clash Royale, Subway Surfers or Brawl Stars.

Realme GT 5G

In all this I would like to point out that I was also satisfied with the haptic feedback, which has a nice clear, pleasant and not at all annoying vibration.


Turning to the camera, the Realme GT 5G owns a triple rear camera with Sony IMX682 main sensor from 64 mega-pixels ef / 1.8, an ultra wide angle from 8 mega-pixels, f / 2.3 and an angle of 119 ° and a macro from 2 mega-pixels and f / 2.4.

Realme GT 5G

The camera is the only compromise to accept on this Realme GT 5G, as the results are similar to those of a mid-range. With the main sensor in the daytime, beautiful shots are made, which are characterized by sufficient definition, good natural bokeh and a decent yield when compared to smartphones in this price range. The wide angle and zoom give back just enough photographs, as the colors are less saturated, there is less definition and less lighting management.

In spite of everything, I would say that in daytime there is a sufficient yield, although not up to the top of the range from 800/1000 euros, but this is more than normal given its price.

At night the shots are just enough, the real gem is the night mode that provides greater brightness to the shots and there is an excellent contrast and light management. Too bad that the definition is not very high and that there is a need to keep your hand firmly during the shots so as not to make them micro-moved. For the rest, the wide angle is poco useful and macros have good natural bokeh.

On the front, however, we find a selfie camera from 16 mega-pixels with aperture f / 2.5, which convinced me in the daytime thanks to a good management of lights and colors, as well as a good definition. At night in low light the results are not that great due to digital noise.

In conclusion, the photographs are in line with the price range that goes from 250 to 400 euros, but they are not comparable with smartphones that exceed the threshold of 700 euros.

Videos can be shot up to a maximum of 4K a 30 fps, beyond the classic Full HD at 60 and 30 fps. We do not find an optical stabilization, but a digital one that acts sufficiently. Very fast autofocus, good colors and light management.

Audio and connectivity

L'audio outgoing from double stereo speaker (lower and ear capsule) is quite powerful, but tends to favor the high and medium frequencies more to the detriment of the low ones. In short, a sufficiency that does not leave you speechless.

In the headphones the situation improves, while in the ear capsule the audio is crystal clear and the microphone does its job very well.

Connectivity side the Realme GT 5G supports 5G NSA + SA, in addition to 4G +, the Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS, 3.5 mm audio jack and USB Type-C input. In these days of testing, the sector has proved reliable both in reception and in satellite navigation where the signal is quickly hooked up and remains stable.

Il fingerprint sensor is located below the display and is very quick e accurate in finger detection. To assist him there is also the classic Android facial recognition, which has shown excellent results even in low light.


Coming to the software, the Realme GT 5G is based on Android 11 with proprietary interface Realme UI 2.0, a UI that we have already enjoyed in the past.

Realme GT 5G

Unfortunately at startup there are always many pre-installed applications, what we call in the jargon bloatware. Apart from that the system is a lot Quick, fluid and pleasant to use, as well organized and aesthetically pleasing.

Among other things, one of the gems of the Real UI it's just theextensive customization ranging from themes, icons, fonts, Always-on displays. Let's not forget the additional features such as the assistive sphere, screenshots with gestures, split screen, game modes, the smart sidebar and much more.


Under the beautiful body we find one battery da 4500 mAh, which guarantees us a very good autonomy. In fact, with medium / intense use we can easily get to 5 half hours of active display. If you are more thrifty and you will also use the energy saving modes, you will easily reach the 6 hours.

Furthermore, the Realme GT 5G also supports the quick charging a 65W which will bring the battery from 0 to 100% charge in just 35 minutes.

Conclusions - Realme GT 5G

Before drawing conclusions it is good to talk about price, because precisely in the light of the latter the Realme GT 5G drew a lot from the claim of flagship killer OnePlus boasted so much in the early models. In fact, the variant from 8 / 128 GB is on pre-order in promotion a 399 €, later it will be possible to buy it at 449 €. If you want larger memories then you will have to opt for the variant 12 / 256 GB available only in color Racing Yellow in vegan leather, which will cost you 549 €.

Despite everything, the price it always remains rather content compared to the competition, albeit in terms of technical specifications, he is a top of the range in all respects. The only one compromise on which you will have to pass will be the camera, as the shots are more like mid-range than anything else.

If you are looking for a device with high-level performance, both for productivity and for gaming, without giving up an excellent display and good autonomy, then you have found the ideal smartphone. If you are looking for a camera phone then you will have to significantly increase your budget and opt for something different.

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