Realme GT Explorer Master Edition
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.5, 26mm, 1/2.74", 0.8µm
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Realme GT Explorer Master Edition
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
Wrapping up this review, as you might tell, I have quite enjoyed my time with the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition. With its curved design and the Snapdragon 870 on board, it felt like I was using a flagship phone. Then again, it does have some caveats that you can’t expect at this price range. For instance, its cameras aren’t as good as last year’s flagships and you don’t get any sort of IP rating either. But with all things considered, among all the phones I have used this year, I can go as far as to say that this is the best premium midrange phone of 2021. And probably the “flagship killer” phone of the year too. Therefore, I am really looking forward to Realme launching this phone globally, and I hope BBK doesn’t mess this up and prioritize the OnePlus 9RT instead—which simply won’t be fair for Realme.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 85% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition isn’t a device without compromises, but it’s perfectly tailered for someone who’s looking for a gaming-centric smartphone that also offers a premium build and a fairly good main camera. Just keep in mind that there are some workaround needed to get the Google Play Store installed on the phone and you won’t necisserily have the best software experience. If this device checks all the right boxes for you, it’s not a bad buy at all, but there are definitely quite a few other smartphones for $50 or $100 more that will be less of a hassle, especially for those of us in North America and Europe.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: GSM Arena
A GT for everyone, that must have been at least part of Realme's goal. The GT Explorer Master is, at first glance, the photography-centric model of the bunch, offering a proper high-end main camera, and the best ultrawide Realme's put in a phone. The GT EM does deliver on this promise, but the list of good things about it goes on to include the beautiful AMOLED display, excellent battery life, and high-performing chipset. Add to that the eye-catching shell of the suitcase version, and there's very little missing. Having said all that, the Realme GT Explorer Master is still nowhere to be found on official channels in Europe. But when it does show up, we can't name a legitimate reason not to get one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Full Review of the Realme GT Explorer. Realme's most premium smartphone yet? SD870, metal body build. 4500mAh battery with 65W charging. Suitcase design vegan leather rear. NFC, 50MP camera with OIS, 16MP ultrawide. 120Hz 6.55" Samsung AMOLED screen. GT Master Edition review.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2021
Source: Gear Diary
The realme GT Explore Master Edition is a very well-made phone that looks and performs like it is much more expensive than it actually is. If you want to get away from the usual, this smartphone has a lot to offer by way of speed, its RAM and user memory options, its excellent display, its cameras, battery life, and its excellent sound. It’s a shame that realme isn’t more widely available in the US yet, but hopefully, that will be changing soon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Realme GT Explorer Master Edition dares to make an appeal to younger users who want to recall fond travel memories whenever they look at or hold their phones. Even without that rather gimmicky design, it does hold up to premium smartphone standards thanks to its no-nonsense specs and features. The real clincher, however, is the price tag that starts at 2,899 RMB ($450) for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, making the smartphone quite a steal for those that can get their hands on one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; premium design; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2021
Source: Android.com.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
SD 870: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2020 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one Prime Core based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
84.83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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