The realme GT 5G is an exciting cost-effective flagship smartphone. The company is part of BBK Electronics, which also includes manufacturers like Oppo and OnePlus.
It is equipped with a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display that can work at up to 120 Hz. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 and can rely on 8 or 12 GB of RAM depending on the configuration. The internal storage is 128 or 256 GB. battery Dual speakers, a 64 MP triple camera, fast charging with 65 watts, and a 4,500 mAh battery are also offered.
Outside case – Made of glass and it is not too heavy
The realme GT 5G is not too heavy and fits well in the hand. The rounded back also gives a very slim impression. The cameras on the back protrude 1.35 millimeters, which ensures that the smartphone can tilt significantly on a flat surface.
The workmanship is pleasing. An unspecified glass is found on the front and back, while the frame is covered with a metallic-looking plastic. However, this does not diminish the high-quality impression. This is more the case for the black plastic frame that surrounds the display. The gaps are tight and even. The GT 5G does not suffer from torsional stress.
The realme smartphone is available in Dashing Blue, Dashing Silver and Racing Yellow, the latter with a leatherette back. The battery is permanently installed and there is no IP certification.
Equipment – realme GT with audio jack, but without microSD
The realme GT 5G uses a USB 2.0 port with a Type-C design. Wired image output is not possible, but audio playback and the use of peripherals via OTG is. However, the function has to be enabled in the settings for the latter and turns off again after ten minutes of inactivity.
We find the integration of an audio jack and the use of current standards like NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E positive.
Software – Android 11 and realme UI 2.0
The realme GT 5G is shipped with Google’s Android 11, which the manufacturer covers with its realme UI 2.0. This is a slightly modified version of Oppo’s ColorOS 11.1. There are hardly any differences in the menu in particular, but the integration of HeyTap Cloud is one of them.
Besides a few apps from realme, third-party apps like Facebook or Booking are also preinstalled, but all of them can be completely uninstalled. Google’s user account control is also active.
At the time of the test, the smartphone was supplied with the latest security patches for June 2021, but realme does not provide exact information about the intervals or general update periods.
Performance – awesome realme GT with Snapdragon 888
The realme GT 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 888 which is the fastest SoC for Android smartphones at the time of the test. Thus, a lot of computing power is guaranteed and the system can use 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM depending on the configuration. The graphics calculations are handled by the integrated Adreno 660, which guarantees a smooth display in the highest detail level for all games.
The realme smartphone mostly operates in the expected performance range in the benchmarks, but it is somewhat slower in the Geekbench multi-core test. The system benchmarks deliver very good results and confirm our subjective impression of smooth operation. Weaknesses are seen in web surfing. The GT falls short of expectations in most benchmarks, but this is not noticeable in practice.