Realme GT Master Review
As long as we’ve been in the smartphone business, every now and then the company has managed to really surprise us with its naming practices. Where the words Pro and Max are almost stripped of meaning and Plus primarily refers to the size difference, Realme’s GT lineup is moving toward more abstract terms – today, we’ve got the Realme GT Master for you.
Not to be confused with the more upscale GT Explorer Master, the GT Master is a mid-range offering that would be the world’s most expensive GT, assuming the GT Neo would remain confined to China only. Realme insists on calling it the Master Edition , but that means exclusivity, and we’re not buying it .
The €350 official price still allows a lot of good things to get into the Master’s spec sheet, including a 120Hz Super AMOLED display, 5G-enabled Snapdragon 778G chipset, and Realme’s 65W SuperDart charging. On the surface, the Master also prides itself on the faux leather case design featured in the more premium Explorer Master – as long as you get the Voyager Gray colorway.
In terms of specs, the fairly regular camera system is topped off by a 64MP primary unit on the back, tied in with an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro – sort of like the GT 5G setup, only with a smaller sensor on the main unit. The GT Explorer Master is the centerpiece of the camera in the GT range, with a noticeably superior rear configuration, but it shares a 32MP selfie camera with our non-Explorer here, a step forward from the GT 5G front camera.
Realme GT Master Specifications Glimpse:
- Body: 159.2 x 73.5 x 8.0 mm, 174 grams.
- Screen: 6.43″ Super AMOLED, 120 Hz, 1000 nits (peak), 1080 x 2400 pixels, aspect ratio 20: 9, 409ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime, 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold, 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver); Adreno 642 liters.
- Memory: 128 GB RAM 8 GB, 256 GB RAM 8 GB; UFS.
- Operating System/Software: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0.
- Rear camera: Wide (main) : 64 MP, f/1.8, 25mm, 1/2″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra- wide angle : 8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 119°, 1/4.0 ‘, 1.12 µm; Macro : 2 mega pixels, f / 2.4.
- Front camera: 32 mega pixels , f / 2.5, 26 mm (width) / 1, 2.74 “, 0.8 micrometer.
- Video capture: Rear camera : 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera : 1080p @ 30fps.
- Battery: 4300 mAh. 65W fast charging, 100% in 33 minutes (advertised).
- misc: fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; 3.5 mm jack.
Perhaps the most notable drawback of the GT Master’s spec sheet is the speaker area – all other GTs have stereo speakers, and this one has a lower one. The plastic frame is hardly a cause for criticism, even less given the similar plastic build of the more expensive GT 5G.
Realme GT Master unboxing
There is hardly anything to complain about when it comes to the presentation and the contents of the box. The GT Master arrives in an oversized black box with a liberal app of bold, contrasting text that repeats the phone’s name and lists key specifications on the back.
Inside, you will be greeted by a thin cardboard sleeve that covers the tray that holds the phone. Underneath it all is a simple yet cute soft-touch silicone protective case — all GT Masters get them in gray, regardless of the specific phone’s color scheme, although Voyager Gray does get one to mimic the strips on the phone’s back. Under the box is the massive 65W charger, and there’s also a USB-A-to-C cable to complete the SuperDart link.