Realme GT 5G review

The Realme GT 5G packs class-leading power and a good enough camera

Realme GT review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

You won’t find more power for 450 euros (roughly £385, $550) – the Realme GT 5G is a gamer’s delight and a great all-around smartphone, capable of ripping through top-tier 3D titles on a budget. With its 64 MP camera, matched with an f/1.8 lens, the Realme GT is also a good enough camera phone for the price. While it can’t topple phones with OIS like the OnePlus Nord and TCL 20 Pro 5G when it comes to imaging alone, Realme’s latest wipes the floor with the competition in other respects.


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    Brilliant screen for the price

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    Best-in-class power

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    Impressively fast charging


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    Poor macro camera

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    Unremarkable camera system

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    Battery life could be better

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While Realme hit the scene with budget spec-beasts like the Realme X2 Pro and X50 Pro, it took a break from launching flagship-powered low-cost phones until now – this is the incredible value Realme GT 5G.

With its 6.43-inch display packing a silky smooth 120Hz refresh rate, its screen specs match those of much pricier phones like the OnePlus 9 on paper. This makes it a killer phone for enjoying the finest Netflix and Prime Video content, or swiping through and double tapping social feeds.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.