The Realme GT Master Edition retains many of the features of the standard model: a large display, a large battery, robust software and high charging speeds. The unique design of the case and the inclusion of a headphone jack also make it very desirable for a low-priced mid-range phone.
Realme generally offers products when it comes to smartphone design and build quality, and this is still the case with the Realme GT Masters Edition – is a well-made, thin and beautiful phone that feels more compact in the hand than you would expect from its 6.43-inch screen size – perhaps this is due to the frames with a thin and high aspect ratio of 20:9 and lightweight construction.
There’s a Voyager Grey version of this phone that has a grooved vegan leather back, apparently inspired by the look of hard cases – it looks pretty cool, but our Luna White review model has a more ordinary flat back. The other color option you have is Cosmos black, which still only has a standard plan.
Realme GT Master Edition phone measures 159.2 x 73.5 x 8 mm (or 6.27 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches) and weighs 174 grams (0.38 pounds). As you can see, the power button is on the right, the volume controls are on the left, and you have a single speaker, a USB-C, and a headphone jack at the bottom: there is no need to go for a dongle if you want to connect the wired headphones.
The rear camera setup is exactly the same as the standard Realme GT, so it has a 64MP wide + 8MP ultra wide + 2MP triple lens macro setup – there’s no optical zoom here, and to be honest, we haven’t used macro mode much, as the standard mode is suitable for any close-up you need. Photo: Realme
Photos are captured quickly, with accurate autofocus, lots of liveliness and sharpness, and decent HDR processing that prevents the darkest and brightest parts of an image from losing detail. The colors may be a little too vivid in some places and the images may be too sharp, but these are not significant problems and can be easily fixed in the photo editing software of your choice.
The 4,300 mAh battery capacity inside the Realme GT Master Edition isn’t huge, but it seems to hold its charge well whether you’re playing games or streaming video on the web.
Wireless charging is a feature that often boils down to this price in the smartphone market, and while it can be perfectly handled without it, if you like having the option, you might consider the idea of a more expensive phone.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2021, July 21|
|Status||Available. Released 2021, July 30|
|BODY||Dimensions||159.2 mm x 73.5 mm x 8.0/8.7 mm (depending on color)|
|Weight||174/180 g (depending on color) (6.14 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED, 120Hz, 1000 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||64 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.7µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 65W, 100% in 33 min (advertised)|
|MISC||Colors||Black, Gray, White, Aurora|
|Price||$ 307.65 / € 349.99|
|TESTS||Performance||AnTuTu: 529263 (v9)|
GeekBench: 2917 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 27fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||-29.2 LUFS (Average)|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 114h|