Full Realme GT 5GB Review: Should You Buy It?

November 16, 2021 Deepali Bhatia Gadgets

Verdict: Realme GT 5GB indubitably epitomizes the term ‘flagship’ with its power-packed features oriented towards high-end performance. The phone will definitely gratify your needs if you are a gamer with the Snapdragon 888 processor if you are substantively engrossed in your phones throughout the day (which we definitely don’t advise) with a 4500 mAh battery and a 65 W charger that can charge your phone from 0-100 within a morsel time of 35 minutes if you are a music-savvy with stereo speakers and impeccable quality thereof. However, if you are a user who seeks only a good camera in a particular phone, then the chances are you may not get placated with its 64MP+2MP+8MP camera. 

In-Depth Review OF Realme GT 5GB

Before, we review the phone in detail let’s take a look at the specs first

Display6.43 super AMOLED, 120 Hz, 1080 px resolution
Body 158.5 X73.3X8.4mm, 186g, glass back, glass front, with  vegan leather 
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm), Octa-core (1X2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680& 4X 1.80 GHz Kryo 680, Adreno 660
Software/OSAndroid 11, Realme UI 2.0
Memory128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 12 GB RAM, UFS 3.1
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/3.0’’, 1.0 µm.
Battery45000 mAh, 65 W charger
Price442.80$

I will be supplementing the pros and cons with the terms major, minor or mediocre symbolizing whether the enormity of that characteristic and whether it should be a rigid criterion for you to buy it or not.

Pros Of The Realme GT 5GB Phone

  • Aesthetic Look( mediocre)

Gone are the days when people used mobile phones for the sake of utility. Now, they have come a long way to become status enhancers and one way it can be possible is through the captivating appearance or appeal of a phone. When it comes to aesthetic look, Real me GT 5G slacks of this characteristic with its yellow-black color combination with a blend of racing yellow. Although there are other color variants as well namely blue and silver but its yellow variant is the highlighting feature of this phone. Furthermore, that mood-lifting sensation of holding it into your hands is worth the consideration.

  • A Good Treat For Gamers (Major)

This Realme phone has a 3.5 radio jack allowing the quality voice to reach across, further alleviating the gaming experience. 

You will be able to play any gate at ultra-settings.

The stainless steel vapor cooling chamber is fit for those indulging in long-hour gaming. 

  • High-Quality Performance (Major)
  1. The phone is marketed as the performance flagship. Does it do justice to the claim? Let’s find out.
  2. The device can run any task with utmost ease. The 12 GB ram would allow you to leave several apps as it is in the background and you would still be able to shift between them without even the tiniest of the lags. 
  3. It has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, which by the way the best in the game, entailing that you can literally run any game on its max settings.
  4. The dynamic ram expansion feature permits you to convert your 7 GB worth of internal storage into RAM, which in turn implies that you can go highest go up to 19 GB of RAM.
  5. The 120 HZ refresh rate will make your swiping experience as smooth as butter. Some even claim it to be better than Iphone’s.
  6. The 6.43 inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution will step up your display game.

Cons Of The Realme GT 5GB Phone

  • Problematic Camera Quality (Major)

The camera quality of a particular phone invariably affects the buying habits of a customer. So, mobile companies keep this propensity in mind while manufacturing their phones. How well Realme GT 5 does in this respect?

Well, there is not a clear yes or no. As of now, it has become a moot point, with some people finding the camera good while others don’t seem to be satisfied and not consider it as value for money. But the fact that there exist more people criticizing its camera than the one satisfied with it, makes the case for its problematic camera quality. To put it objectively, the camera exudes sharpness and clarity, serving as the plus points. However, in some instances, you will be dissatisfied with the detailing and the macro camera clicks don’t stand out as such. Furthermore, with the lack of EIS, the video stability is not if compared with its counterparts such as IQoo legend.

  • No HDR Support In Netflix (Minor)

Having an HDR or high dynamic range feature undoubtedly augments the screen viewing experience as it offers brighter highlights and a larger set of color details. This Realme device has HDR when it comes to YouTube but has no HDR support in Netflix despite possessing SD888 and Widevine L1. 

  • Bloatware (Minor)

What does this jargon mean? Well, a bloatware is kind of software or a bunch of applications that come pre-installed on a smartphone or computer. The issue of bloatware isn’t nauseating when it comes to low-range phones. But, the case is different for phones heralded as flagship killers, whose existence is the pivot around offering us premium services. Realme GT 5GB also comes with a few Bloatware apps that make it very annoying.