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Realme GT5 review - A midrange smartphone with 24 GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a 144 Hz OLED panel

Price and performance that are hard to beat. Despite opting for high-end features such as 240-watt fast charging, 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage, an OIS camera system, and tri-band GPS, the Realme GT5 can be had for a comparatively reasonable price. Our review reveals where the $550 flagship killer's weaknesses are to be found.
Realme GT5 smartphone review

Like its predecessor, the Realme GT5 tries to offer as much power as possible for the price of a midrange smartphone. In order to achieve this, Realme has equipped its top model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 24 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 1 TB of UFS 4.0 flash storage. However, one downside is that the flagship killer is unavailable in Europe. Import prices start at around $500 and details regarding a possible international launch are, as of yet, unknown. 

Realme GT5 (GT5 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, up to 24 GB
Display
6.74 inch 20:9, 2772 x 1240 pixel 451 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, up to 1 TB, 458 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-Type-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG, Miracast, IR Blaster
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, GSM: 850/900/1800, WCDMA: B1/B5/B8, 4G: FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B28A, TDD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41, 5G: n1/n3/n5/n8/n28a/n41/n77/n78, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 163.13 x 75.38 ( = 0.35 x 6.42 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5240 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.9, 24mm, 1.0µm, 4K30) + 8 MP (f/2.2, 16mm, 1.12µm) + 2 MP (f/2.4), camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.5, 25mm, 1.0µm, 1080p)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: OnScreen, Case, Charger, USB cable, Infomaterial , realme UI 4.0, 12 Months Warranty, Widevine L3, fanless
Weight
205 g ( = 7.23 oz / 0.45 pounds), Power Supply: 161 g ( = 5.68 oz / 0.35 pounds)
Price
500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.9 %
01/2024
Realme GT5
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
205 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.74"2772x1240
88.9 %
11/2023
Google Pixel 8
Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7
187 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.20"2400x1080
87.7 %
12/2023
Xiaomi 13T
Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6
197 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2712x1220
86 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5
202 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.40"2340x1080
87.4 %
01/2024
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"3200x1440

Case - The Realme GT5 comes without IP certification

Realme GT5 in green
Realme GT5 in green

The Realme GT5 possesses a very rounded glass back that has a huge camera module in the style of the Pixel 8 – the Chinese manufacturer calls this the Awakening Aura System Pro. The midrange smartphone's case is neither dust nor waterproof.

Apart from this small faux pas, the Realme device is in no way inferior to the Android top tier. The materials used feel premium and there can be no complaints when it comes to the build quality. In addition, at 88.8 percent, the Realme GT5's front side has an efficient screen-to-body ratio. Talking of the display: The manufacturer has not specified with which glass the device has been fitted. 

Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review

Size comparison

163.13 mm / 6.42 inch 75.38 mm / 2.97 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs162.78 mm / 6.41 inch 75.44 mm / 2.97 inch 8.59 mm / 0.3382 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.49 mm / 0.3343 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 202 g0.4453 lbs150.5 mm / 5.93 inch 70.8 mm / 2.79 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 187 g0.4123 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - The Realme handset has an IR blaster

With Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, an infrared blaster and fast UFS 4.0 storage, the Realme GT5's feature set has no reason to hide. The latter piece of hardware cannot be expanded but, the top version comes with a generous maximum of 1 TB. 

The manufacturer made savings when it came to the slow USB-2.0 connector which doesn't support wired image output. However, USB OTG is on board. In our copying test, connected to an M2 SSD hard drive (Samsung 980 Pro), the USB port achieved a sluggish transfer speed of 32 MB/s. The reading and writing of exFAT and NTFS are not supported.

Software - The Realme GT5 has Android 13

At the time of testing, the Realme GT5 comes with Realme UI 4.0 which is based on Android 13. What hasn't been officially communicated is how long the phone maker will support its midrange phone in terms of software updates. The predecessor received three big Android upgrades and four years of security patches – the latter is currently as of October 2023.

Out-of-the-box, the Realme UI in the Chinese version neither has German language support nor does it offer the PlayStore. On top of that, our review sample doesn't possess Widevine L3 support and this is something that greatly restricts the resolution (540p) of series and films on Netflix and co. 

Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review

Communication and GNSS - The Realme smartphone supports 5G

The GT5 supports access to the 5G mobile network but lacks a wide selection of 4G frequencies – at least in the released Chinese version. The Realme smartphone can choose from 11 LTE bands which also include band 28. However, band 20 is missing. 
Within the range of home Wi-Fi, the mid-tier phone offers fast Wi-Fi 7. Despite this, paired with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, it only managed average-level transfer speeds of around 1,000 MBit/s. The reason for this is that the Realme GT5 didn't want to communicate in the 6 GHz frequency area, during testing. 

Networking
Realme GT5
iperf3 receive AXE11000
971 (min: 917) MBit/s ∼62%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1000 (min: 722) MBit/s ∼58%
Google Pixel 8
iperf3 receive AXE11000
891 (min: 440) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
867 (min: 459) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1570 (min: 1043) MBit/s ∼90%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1521 (min: 1325) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi 13T
iperf3 receive AXE11000
920 (min: 904) MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
919 (min: 493) MBit/s ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
843 (min: 813) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
750 (min: 546) MBit/s ∼44%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1573 (min: 1358) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1716 (min: 1119) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1738 (min: 1597) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1153 (min: 847) MBit/s ∼76%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
655 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼42%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
692 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1536 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼88%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1364 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼90%
055110165220275330385440495550605660715770825880935990Tooltip
Realme GT5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø967 (917-986)
Xiaomi 13T MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, ARM Mali-G610 MP6; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø919 (904-931)
Realme GT5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1000 (722-1023)
Xiaomi 13T MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, ARM Mali-G610 MP6; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø903 (493-1010)
Location outdoors
Location outdoors
Location indoors
Location indoors

In order to be able to assess the smartphone's real-life location accuracy, for comparison reasons, we recorded a route in parallel with the Garmin Venu 2. The detailed data revealed the midrange smartphone to have hardly any inaccuracies, delivering very precise positioning. One additional special feature is the tri-band support for the Beidou satellite systems (B1I+B1C+B2a+B2b), GPS (L1+L2+L5), Galileo (E1+E5a+E5b) and QZSS (L1+L2+L5), to name but a few. Likewise, Glonass (G1) is also supported.

Realme GT5 vs. Garmin Venu 2
Realme GT5 vs. Garmin Venu 2

Telephone functions and voice quality - The Realme GT5 offers dual SIM

Realme GT5 smartphone review
Realme GT5 smartphone review

The dual SIM smartphone supports VoLTE, in addition to permitting Wi-Fi calls via a home network (WiFi calling). The voice quality is unremarkable and voices are reproduced clearly. However, under windy conditions, the ambient noise cancellation works less than ideally. 

Cameras - The Realme smartphone boasts OIS

The 16 MPix front camera takes solid photos in daylight
The 16 MPix front camera takes solid photos in daylight

Realme has equipped its GT5 with a 50 MPix main camera. Based on Sony's 1/1.56-inch IMX890, it also possesses image stabilization. Both during the day and at night, the midrange smartphone delivers very good photos which are sharp and detailed. The photos lack a little bit of vibrancy and, under low light conditions, they are noticeably grainy. Nevertheless, the 50 MPix lens displays impressive quality – especially when considering the GT5's price point. Also, when it comes to color reproduction, the Realme smartphone hardly deviates from the reference colors.

However, the remaining camera lenses highlight the need to cut corners since the mid-tier device only has an 8 MPix ultra wide-angle camera and a 2 MP macro camera at its disposal.  As a result, the Realme GT5 lacks sharpness when taking photos with the 8 MPix lens and zoom photos also lack sharpness and detail.

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Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Wide-angleWide-angleLow LightUltra wide-angleZoom 5x
ColorChecker
4.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
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5.3 ∆E
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10.3 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Realme GT5: 4.94 ∆E min: 0.82 - max: 10.34 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
57.8 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
30.6 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
60.3 ∆E
60.7 ∆E
26 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
69.7 ∆E
40.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
67.4 ∆E
65.8 ∆E
49 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Realme GT5: 42.42 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 69.75 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - The Realme GT5 comes with a charger

Out-of-the-box, our review sample comes with a 150-watt charger, a data/charging cable (USB-C to USB-C) and a SIM tool as well as instructions. In addition, the device comes with a factory-fitted screen protector. On top of this, our supplier, TradingShenzhen, has added to the Chinese version's box contents by adding an EU adapter for the charger, as well as a USB OTG adapter.

The Realme GT5 has a 12-month warranty. With our TradingShenzhen import device, it is possible to send the smartphone to a German shipping address, in the event of a  warranty claim. 

Input devices & operation - The Realme GT5 and Face Unlock

Thanks to its refresh rate of up to 144 Hz and a sampling rate of up to 2,000 Hz, animations and fast scrolling are implemented smoothly. The vibration motor also does a good job without feeling as accurate as the top-range devices.  

The optical fingerprint sensor beneath the OLED panel responds quickly and reliably. A relatively unsafe 2D Face Unlock function is also on board and it performs very well under daylight conditions. 

Display - The Realme phone has an OLED panel

The OLED display relies on an RGGB subpixel matrix consisting of one red, one blue and one , einer blauen and two green light diodes.
The OLED display relies on an RGGB subpixel matrix consisting of one red, one blue and one , einer blauen and two green light diodes.

The Realme GT5's "Pro XDR" display measures 6.74 inches and possesses a resolution of 2,772 x 1,240 pixels at a fixed maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz. Adaptive adjustment of the frequency is still not possible but automatic switching between 60 Hz and 144 Hz is available.
We measured over 1,000 cd/m² peak brightness and this is very good for this price segment. The realistic APL18 test (Average Picture Level) also registered a high maximum brightness of 1,321 cd/m². 

Typical for OLED panels, the midrange smartphone uses PWM to control the brightness. However, at 120 Hz the fluctuations are low. Our Flickermeter measurements reveal the flickering to be at 360 Hz.

1064
cd/m²
1078
cd/m²
1123
cd/m²
1045
cd/m²
1080
cd/m²
1133
cd/m²
1044
cd/m²
1071
cd/m²
1117
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1133 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1083.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.87 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 1080 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.03
Realme GT5
AMOLED, 2772x1240, 6.74
Google Pixel 8
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.20
Xiaomi 13T
AMOLED, 2712x1220, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.67
Screen
39%
44%
23%
36%
Brightness middle
1080
1450
34%
1254
16%
940
-13%
1002
-7%
Brightness
1084
1410
30%
1250
15%
935
-14%
1004
-7%
Brightness Distribution
92
92
0%
93
1%
99
8%
95
3%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5
1.1
78%
0.8
84%
2.4
52%
0.8
84%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.7
4.2
45%
1.6
79%
3.2
58%
1.7
78%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.9
2.1
46%
1.3
67%
2.2
44%
1.4
64%
Gamma
2.03 108%
2.24 98%
2.21 100%
2.05 107%
2.23 99%
CCT
7001 93%
6584 99%
6350 102%
6422 101%
6468 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

A series of measurements with a fixed zoom level and various brightness settings 

Our display color analysis was carried out with the help of a photo spectrometer and the Calman software. Using the "Natural" profile, the DCI P3 deviations in the areas of color (5.0) and gray scale reproduction (3.9) can be considered low but sit outwith the target area (<3). It's also worth mentioning the almost complete sRGB color coverage. 

Color accuracy (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Color accuracy (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Color space (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Color space (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Gray scales (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Gray scales (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Color saturation (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)
Color saturation (profile: natural, warm, target color space: P3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.8845 ms rise
↘ 0.7165 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.37 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.727 ms rise
↘ 0.6475 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

The OLED panel's viewing angles are very good and there is also only a small drop in brightness. Using the automatic mode outdoors, the Realme Gt5 made a good impression thanks to its high brightness. The display content should remain legible, even in peak summer sunlight. But, anyone wishing to adjust the brightness manually will have to make do with 483 cd/m². 

Performance - The Realme GT5 comes with a Qualcomm SoC

For a smartphone priced at only 500 dollars, the GT5 has opted for a very powerful SoC - the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In our benchmarks, paired with 16 GB of RAM, the Kryo CPU and its fast, Cortex X3 prime core (3.2 GHz) were responsible for very high Geekbench scores of over 2,000 points, especially in the area of single-core performance. The Realme phone also performed very well when it came to graphical computations and these are handled by the Adreno 740. However, the onscreen values are limited to 60fps and this doesn't provide much hope for connoisseurs of high frame-rate gaming.

Thanks to the UFS 4.0 storage's high performance and speed, everyday tasks resulted in no noticeable stutters or lags. Operating the system itself and surfing the internet are both handled smoothly despite the low benchmark scores. 

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1521 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1048 - 1574, n=18)
1452 Points -5%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1266 Points -17%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
1260 Points -17%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
1018 Points -33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=218, last 2 years)
916 Points -40%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
783 Points -49%
Multi-Core
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4192 - 5243, n=18)
4945 Points +6%
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
4654 Points
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3965 Points -15%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
3833 Points -18%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
3395 Points -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=218, last 2 years)
3004 Points -35%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
2817 Points -39%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2021 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1534 - 2104, n=11)
1940 Points -4%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1741 Points -14%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
1653 Points -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=103, last 2 years)
1409 Points -30%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
1252 Points -38%
Multi-Core
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5587 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4255 - 5648, n=11)
5170 Points -7%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4346 Points -22%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
4225 Points -24%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
4034 Points -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=103, last 2 years)
3888 Points -30%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1111522 - 1322448, n=15)
1263746 Points
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1100815 Points
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
903102 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=153, last 2 years)
738503 Points
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
603046 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
507481 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
19748 Points
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15774 Points -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11562 - 19783, n=19)
15689 Points -21%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
13966 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
13024 Points -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=213, last 2 years)
11798 Points -40%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
10897 Points -45%
CrossMark - Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (778 - 1356, n=17)
1154 Points
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1041 Points
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
955 Points
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
872 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=165, last 2 years)
837 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
703 Points
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
Points
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (7354 - 9730, n=17)
8759 Points +19%
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
7354 Points
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7296 Points -1%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
6974 Points -5%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
5971 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=165, last 2 years)
5745 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
4666 Points -37%
System
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (10786 - 15148, n=17)
13206 Points +16%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
11727 Points +3%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
11651 Points +3%
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
11352 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=165, last 2 years)
9678 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
8961 Points -21%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
8251 Points -27%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (6601 - 10821, n=17)
9382 Points +20%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
9115 Points +16%
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
7836 Points
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6863 Points -12%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
6298 Points -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=165, last 2 years)
6250 Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
4857 Points -38%
Graphics
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
29834 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (22837 - 32334, n=17)
27673 Points -7%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
20731 Points -31%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
18975 Points -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=165, last 2 years)
14101 Points -53%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
11101 Points -63%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
7108 Points -76%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1077 - 2044, n=17)
1749 Points +47%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1709 Points +43%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
1657 Points +39%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
1550 Points +30%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
1533 Points +29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=165, last 2 years)
1494 Points +25%
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1192 Points
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
74958 Points +492%
Xiaomi 13T
MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
26303 Points +108%
Google Pixel 8
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 8192
25563 Points +102%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=150, last 2 years)
21814 Points +72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11338 - 16880, n=16)
15326 Points +21%
Realme GT5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
12656 Points
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192
5835 Points -54%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3565 Points
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2439 Points -32%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2079 Points -42%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1690 Points -53%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
799 Points -78%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3675 Points
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2422 Points -34%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2121 Points -42%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1725 Points -53%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
813 Points -78%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13987 Points
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8977 Points -36%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8294 Points -41%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6439 Points -54%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2853 Points -80%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps +102%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps +100%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps +100%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps +57%
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
465 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
429 fps -8%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
317 fps -32%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
262 fps -44%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
119 fps -74%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps +102%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps +73%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps +30%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps +15%
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
321 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
179 fps -44%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
157 fps -51%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps -70%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
80 fps -75%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps +98%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
70 fps +17%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps +8%
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps -22%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
221 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
164 fps -26%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps -55%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 fps -58%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps -76%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps +38%
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -3%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps -37%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -57%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
129 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
96 fps -26%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps -43%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps -60%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps -76%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps +5%
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps -7%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -50%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps -67%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
69 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
48 fps -30%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps -46%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24 fps -65%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps -81%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps +68%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps +25%
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps -23%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps -50%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
181 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
126 fps -30%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 fps -45%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps -65%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps -81%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Realme GT5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps -29%
Google Pixel 8
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
16 fps -48%
Xiaomi 13T
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8200-Ultra, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11 fps -65%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps -81%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro (Chrome 120.0.6099.115)
160.616 Points +136%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.7 - 179.2, n=18)
128.9 Points +90%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=173, last 2 years)
106.1 Points +56%
Google Pixel 8 (chrome 116)
104.25 Points +53%
Xiaomi 13T (Chrome 119.0.6045.163)
96.176 Points +42%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
94.611 Points +39%
Realme GT5
67.947 Points
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro (Chrome 120.0.6099.115)
159 Points +137%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (28 - 183, n=17)
125.5 Points +87%
Xiaomi 13T (Chrome 119.0.6045.163)
107 Points +60%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
100.2 Points +50%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
97 Points +45%
Google Pixel 8 (chrome 116)
94 Points +40%
Realme GT5 (Realme Browser 40)
67 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro (Chrome 120.0.6099.115)
55611 Points +126%
Google Pixel 8 (chrome 116)
47776 Points +95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (19870 - 65418, n=20)
44774 Points +82%
Xiaomi 13T (Chrome 119.0.6045.163)
42222 Points +72%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
33801 Points +38%
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=212, last 2 years)
33588 Points +37%
Realme GT5 (Realme Browser 40)
24563 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Realme GT5 (Realme Browser 40)
1837.3 ms *
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=173, last 2 years)
1595 ms * +13%
Xiaomi 13T (Chrome 119.0.6045.163)
1232.9 ms * +33%
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)
1208.8 ms * +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (654 - 1837, n=17)
1049 ms * +43%
Google Pixel 8 (chrome 116)
998 ms * +46%
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro (Chrome 120.0.6099.115)
728.6 ms * +60%

* ... smaller is better

Realme GT5Xiaomi 13TSamsung Galaxy A54 5GXiaomi Poco F5 ProAverage 512 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-33%
-78%
-38%
-5%
-56%
Sequential Read 256KB
3475.6
1861.15
-46%
528.32
-85%
1876.8
-46%
Sequential Write 256KB
3117.44
1766.12
-43%
335.39
-89%
1773.94
-43%
Random Read 4KB
479.83
380.76
-21%
236.23
-51%
342.04
-29%
414 ?(268 - 480, n=18)
-14%
Random Write 4KB
577.13
452.08
-22%
70.52
-88%
372.35
-35%

Emissions - The Realme GT5 gets warm

Temperature

GFXBench Manhattan test
GFXBench Manhattan test

Our analysis revealed high surface temperatures and this caused the burnout benchmark to end due to overheating under full load (CPU + GPU). This means our heat dissipation measurement was only determined under simplified (CPU) conditions. The 3DMark stress test also ended prematurely due to overheating, meaning we cannot evaluate the Snapdragon 8 Gen. 2's behaviour due to the thermal throttling. 

By contrast, throttling was absent in the GFXBench battery benchmark test (ES3.1). The manufacturer's aggressive performance management was probably the reason why the 3DMark tests didn't result in throttling during its 20 runs. That is the reason why the GT5 ended the application quickly, due to overheating.

Max. Load
 42.5 °C
109 F
43.5 °C
110 F
42.2 °C
108 F
 
 44.5 °C
112 F
44.7 °C
112 F
42.1 °C
108 F
 
 42.1 °C
108 F
43.9 °C
111 F
42.2 °C
108 F
 
Maximum: 44.7 °C = 112 F
Average: 43.1 °C = 110 F
35.6 °C
96 F
37.2 °C
99 F
39.3 °C
103 F
34.8 °C
95 F
37.3 °C
99 F
39.1 °C
102 F
35.3 °C
96 F
38 °C
100 F
38.5 °C
101 F
Maximum: 39.3 °C = 103 F
Average: 37.2 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.1 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 20.6 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 43.1 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.7 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

Speakers

Both speakers provide solid sound but the mids and highs could be better balanced. Wired headphones can be connected via a USB port. Anyone preferring Bluetooth for a wireless audio experience can turn to a wide range of codecs (SBC, SSC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX TWS+ LDAC, LHDC).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.636.32525.935.73123.4354027.327.15036.236.46325.433.98016.635.810016.93312514.736.116013.149.620015.149.225014.354.131511.655.34001056.15009.163.963011.164.48009.167.6100011.873.212501575.9160011.375.720001278.1250012.378.9315012.781.8400012.682.8500013.179.4630013.477.3800013.573.91000013.568.71250013.668.51600013.661.2SPL24.789.9N0.675.5median 13.1median 68.7Delta1.310.937.638.724.729.22422.824.62532.129.32224.716.425.32628.319.83315.644.214.643.411.151.88.259.811.558.29.965.68.467.610.273.41175.313.473.712.173.6127612.378.212.479.71383.813.179.813.874.513.771.21468.813.769.112.86124.789.40.674.1median 12.8median 71.21.58.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseRealme GT5Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Realme GT5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 27% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life - The Realme smartphone lacks wireless charging

Power consumption

The battery's capacity varies depending on each variant's specs. Our review sample has a maximum rated power of 150 watts and possesses an energy storage capacity of 5,240 mAh as well as a charging time of only 20 minutes. The top models use a slightly smaller 240-watt, 4,600 mAh battery which charges even faster - in each case, a suitable charger is included. Despite these powerful chargers, Reallme promises their batteries come with a lifespan of 1,600 charging cycles. Wireless charging is not supported.  

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.07 / 0.34 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.04 / 1.43 / 1.5 Watt
Load midlight 11.38 / 11.47 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Realme GT5
5240 mAh
Google Pixel 8
4575 mAh
Xiaomi 13T
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
5160 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
29%
1%
19%
9%
9%
16%
Idle Minimum *
1.04
0.56
46%
1.13
-9%
0.75
28%
0.93
11%
1.052 ?(0.7 - 2.37, n=18)
-1%
Idle Average *
1.43
1.08
24%
1.37
4%
1.51
-6%
1.04
27%
Idle Maximum *
1.5
1.17
22%
1.42
5%
1.62
-8%
1.08
28%
1.632 ?(1.07 - 2.2, n=18)
-9%
Load Average *
11.38
8.01
30%
8.98
21%
4.91
57%
11.27
1%
Load Maximum *
11.47
8.89
22%
13.23
-15%
8.93
22%
13.84
-21%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Realme GT5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø5.71 (1.324-11.3)
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø5.12 (1.04-11)
Realme GT5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.015 (0.974-1.136)
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.838 (0.784-1.217)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Realme GT5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.78 (5.3-9.07)
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.82 (6.45-7.63)
Realme GT5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.015 (0.974-1.136)
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.838 (0.784-1.217)

Battery runtime

In our Wi-Fi test, with an adaptive display brightness of 150 cd/m2, the Realme GT5 lasted roughly 15.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
15h 39min
Realme GT5
5240 mAh
Google Pixel 8
4575 mAh
Xiaomi 13T
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro
5160 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
939
814
-13%
1026
9%
941
0%
960
2%

Pros

+ extremely fast charging
+ charger included
+ powerful SoC
+ fast memory
+ bright 144 Hz OLED panel

Cons

- sluggish USB 2.0
- no waterproof case
- only available as an import (without band 20)
- overheating under load
- low resolution ultra wide-angle camera
- no UHD videos (front-facing camera)
- only Widevine L3

The Realme GT5 verdict

Review: Realme GT5. Review device provided by TradingShenzhen.
Review: Realme GT5. Review device provided by TradingShenzhen.

For the midrange segment of up to 500 dollars, the Realme GT5 offers very powerful hardware. Certainly, corners have had to be cut due to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphone's aggressive pricing strategy. These include the lack of a waterproof case or wireless charging as well as the slow USB 2.0 standard. However, with its GT model, Realme has put together an overall tight package. 

Extremely fast charging, speedy memory with high storage variants (24 GB of RAM, 1 TB of UFS 4.0) and tri-band GPS can usually be found in the top or high-end areas. The main camera, with its OIS, is also a success and there can be no doubts concerning the Qualcomm SoC's performance. Unfortunately, the GT5 is unable to deliver its available power at all times due to poor cooling.

The Realme GT5 offers largely high-end specs at a mid-range price. 

For anyone who can handle lower performance, the Google Pixel 8 represents an interesting alternative. However, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1-powered Poco F5 Pro offers bags of power in the midrange - without any import restrictions. 

Price and availability

Imported from Trading Shenzhen, the Realme GT5 (12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash storage) can be had for around 545 dollars. 

Realme GT5 - 01/18/2024 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
53 / 70 → 76%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
89%
Games Performance
70 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
85 / 86 → 99%
Temperature
47%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 82%
Camera
73%
Average
78%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Marcus Herbrich, 2024-01-22 (Update: 2024-01-22)