The new realme GT, the company’s latest flagship, starts from a meager price to offer what it offers.
We have been with it for a week and tested everything, from its power to its cameras, without forgetting its design, one of the most striking elements.
The performance is excellent, and it does not get too hot.
Realme has dramatically simplified the GT’s options when it comes to memory. One has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which is the minimum for a terminal in this category. In addition, another option is more expensive, with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory.
Both seem correct, but the difference in cost makes it highly recommended to be aware of whether we will take advantage of the extra GB.
As for performance, the presence of the Snapdragon 888 is noticeable; the most powerful chipset currently for Android mobiles. And yes, it continues to heat up as in other models, but it does not reach the levels seen in other rivals. We do not know if it is that realme has taken more care of heat dissipation, something that we know has been worked on, or that the vegan leather finish helps not to transmit the temperature to the skin.
As for connectivity, the presence of the headphone jack should be noted, something that is not seen in terminals at this price, with very few exceptions. We have GPS, dual Wi-Fi, 5G, NFC in the European model, double speaker…
The screen is good, even in the summer in Seville.
One of the things that have improved the most in recent years, significantly below 500 euros, are the screens. Before seeing a panel with OLED technology, a minimally high refresh rate, or a fingerprint sensor on the screen, we had to go to the most expensive models of the manufacturers. Not anymore.
The realme GT offers quality at mobiles height of 800 and 900 euros. Even more expensive.
We have a flat-screen, without curvature, with OLED technology, a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, which we can put in automatic mode, and an FHD resolution.
In addition, the size of 6.43 “, without being slight, makes the terminal comfortable in hand; he has not wanted to make a mobile with a panel close to 7 inches as we have seen in other brands. The 20:9 ratio also helps this.
As for the brightness, we were surprised to be able to use the mobile as a GPS in full sunlight, in Seville, in June. The 1000 nits of maximum brightness are noticeable and appreciated in equal parts. Of course, the increase in energy expenditure is also appreciated.
It is a high-quality panel in this sense, and we have not seen greenish tones typical of OLED panels of other generations.
As for customization, we can change the refresh rate, color mode, and temperature if we want to disable blue light and even convert ordinary videos to HDR.
Without a doubt, it is one of those screens, forgetting the QHD resolution or the refresh rates of gaming mobiles; we can say that it is typical of a high-end. Uncomplainingly.
The photographic section is still the element that makes expensive mobiles stand out the most. The realme GT opts for a triple rear system and a front camera.
The problem is that this triple system includes an 8 Mpx wide-angle sensor and a macro. The problem with the first is the resolution, with the second its mere existence. In a high range, a telephoto lens is required. Or not to put a third party, as ASUS has bravely done in the Zenfone 8.
The primary sensor is undoubtedly the star of this section. It offers sufficient resolution with accurate color and HDR that, without being the best, sometimes helps. Of course, sometimes it is not enough, but only in very complex shots.
At night the quality is quite good, it is not the same as during the day, but the photos are very usable, mainly when we shoot buildings and illuminated areas.
The wide angle considerably lowers its quality at night, although it gives us correct images, with an available HDR and realistic colors during the day. A pity that a better sensor was not chosen here.
We are not going to talk about the macro sensor. Manufacturers have to eliminate this type of sensor and, in any case, include it as an option in the wide angle.
The 16 Mpx front camera includes HDR technology and is noticeable when activated, but it is not a problem. Photos look more natural when not in use, but it helps not to burn or underexpose zo was in the images when necessary. At night the detail and quality drop a lot, as seen in the gallery.
The videos are not up to what we expected in a terminal that is called high-end. The quality of the day is passable, but the stabilization of all the sensors can be improved, and it is much appreciated at night. The better stabilization terminals are somewhat more expensive, but Realme has to improve a lot here.
In addition, we have had a problem with WhatsApp since any video recorded with the mobile we shared through that application was pixelated and with errors as if the codec was incompatible.
Autonomy is decent but does not fall in love.
The battery of this terminal, 4500 mAh, gives us autonomy that is not bad, but that is not remarkable compared to the higher-end models. Of course, the 65W fast charge is one of the best on the market, which almost makes us forget that it does not have wireless charging.
We set the screen refresh rate in the first battery test to automatic. We’ve been playing Hearthstone, talking on the phone and using social apps, and listening to podcasts outdoors. We have exceeded five and a half hours on the screen with 23 hours of autonomy.
In the second battery test, we left the refresh rate back on automatic; we have used the mobile much more outdoors, taking photos, using the GPS, and talking on the phone. We have reached 4 hours of the screen with 36 hours of autonomy.