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realme GT Master Edition Smartphone Review - Designer piece with 5G

Normal or suitcase. The Master Edition of the realme GT is cheaper, offers different features and a travel case design on request. We will find out in the test whether this makes it even more dangerous for the competition or whether it loses its advantages.
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realme GT Master Edition (GT Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.43 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, 360Hz sampling rate, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n66/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 159.2 x 73.5 ( = 0.34 x 6.27 x 2.89 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 65 watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, dual LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​60fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.3, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.5, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, bumper, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
ratingversion
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.7 %7
09/2021
realme GT Master Edition
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642
180 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
82.9 %7
07/2021
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
SD 750G 5G, Adreno 619
170 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
85.7 %7
05/2021
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
SD 780G 5G, Adreno 642
159 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.55"2400x1080
83.2 %7
07/2021
Sony Xperia 10 III
SD 690 5G, Adreno 619L
169 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.00"2520x1080
85.7 %7
07/2021
realme GT 5G
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
186 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080

Case, equipment and operation - Current connections without WiFi 6E

Realme wants just 349 Euros (~$413) for the GT Master Edition, compared to the price recommendation of the realme GT so you save 100 Euros (~$118) and even get a higher-resolution front camera and still super-fast charging, but also a slightly slower SoC and less working memory.

Sounds like mixed feelings, but for its tight budget, the equipment of the realme GT Master Edition does look promising at first glance.

The design varies depending on the color option: If you choose Voyager Grey, you get a plastic back designed by industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa that is reminiscent of a rolling suitcase. On the other hand, those who choose the black or white color option get a plain matte back without design gimmicks. Apart from that, the exterior of the realme GT Master Edition is unexceptional.

The chassis is stable and has a high-quality build. Gorilla Glass, like in the realme GT is not used here, or at least the manufacturer is not allowed to advertise it.

Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC are on board, and 5G is currently the fastest mobile standard with a wide range of frequencies. A microSD card cannot be used to expand the storage, but there is enough space with 128 GB or 256 GB of mass storage. However, you only get 8 GB of working memory in the large storage version, which costs 50 Euros (~$60) extra.

The extremely fast WiFi 6E is not supported by the GT Master Edition, in contrast to the normal realme GT. Thus, the maximum possible WLAN speed is also somewhat lower, but it is still quite decent in a class comparison thanks to WiFi 6.

The touchscreen is scanned up to 360 times per second and can thus be operated reliably and quickly. The 120 Hz display allows smooth scrolling, and the fingerprint sensor is located underneath, which reliably detects applied fingers and unlocks the display quite quickly.

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realme GT Master Edition

Size comparison

159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs160.53 mm / 6.32 inch 75.72 mm / 2.98 inch 6.81 mm / 0.2681 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 170 g0.3748 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs154 mm / 6.06 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs
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Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
realme GT 5G
Wi-Fi 6E
1164 (603min - 1211max) MBit/s ∼100% +72%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
891 (847min - 921max) MBit/s ∼77% +32%
realme GT Master Edition
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
677 (642min - 697max) MBit/s ∼58%
Sony Xperia 10 III
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
504 (479min - 524max) MBit/s ∼43% -26%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
283 (140min - 293max) MBit/s ∼24% -58%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
874 (833min - 900max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
realme GT 5G
Wi-Fi 6E
841 (768min - 888max) MBit/s ∼96% +4%
realme GT Master Edition
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
812 (767min - 834max) MBit/s ∼93%
Sony Xperia 10 III
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
554 (513min - 573max) MBit/s ∼63% -32%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
330 (322min - 336max) MBit/s ∼38% -59%
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Cameras - Moderate in the dark

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The camera setup on the back is similar to that of the realme GT. The main camera shows a rather strong blue cast, and some details look a bit blurry. We like the display quite well in low light and high contrasts. However, the image content is hardly recognizable when there is only 1 lux of light.

The wide-angle lens shows itself with passable pictures that do not reveal very many details, though.

In a dedicated Street Photography mode with less algorithm interventions and more setting options, you should be able to take pictures quickly and authentically. There are also special filters that were developed together with Kodak.

Videos can be recorded in a maximum of 4K resolution and 60 fps.

The front-facing camera has a high resolution of 32 megapixels and takes decent pictures at first glance, but they quickly become blurry when zoomed in.

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.

Main camera FlowerMain camera EnvironmentMain camera Low LightWide angle lens
ColorChecker
20.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
19 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
16 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
ColorChecker realme GT Master Edition: 11.18 ∆E min: 2.54 - max: 20.54 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
29 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
75.6 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
84 ∆E
69.5 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker realme GT Master Edition: 46.3 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 83.98 ∆E

Display - 120 Hz screen in the realme phone

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The AMOLED display is slightly darker than in the realme GT Master Edition, but overall on a par with the class. The possibility to completely turn off single OLED diodes theoretically results in a complete black, so that the contrast is infinitely high and colors shine stronger.

However, AMOLED displays flicker when the brightness is reduced, which is also the case in the realme GT Master Edition. Thus, you should try the display first if you are sensitive here.

590
cd/m²
586
cd/m²
582
cd/m²
586
cd/m²
587
cd/m²
590
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
573
cd/m²
580
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 590 cd/m² Average: 583.9 cd/m² Minimum: 1.88 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 587 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.06 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 4.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.322
realme GT Master Edition
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Sony Xperia 10 III
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.00
realme GT 5G
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Response Times
54%
48%
19%
39%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
6 ?(3, 3)
3.6 ?(2, 1.6)
40%
4 ?(2, 2)
33%
5.6 ?(2.8, 2.8)
7%
3.2 ?(2, 1.2)
47%
Response Time Black / White *
8 ?(5, 3)
2.4 ?(1.2, 1.2)
70%
3.2 ?(2, 1.2)
60%
4 ?(2, 2)
50%
2.4 ?(1.2, 1.2)
70%
PWM Frequency
245.1
373.1 ?(44)
52%
367.6 ?(68)
50%
242.7 ?(61)
-1%
242.7 ?(59)
-1%
Screen
24%
23%
33%
33%
Brightness middle
587
590
1%
863
47%
536
-9%
605
3%
Brightness
584
596
2%
860
47%
540
-8%
606
4%
Brightness Distribution
97
97
0%
93
-4%
97
0%
97
0%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.06
1.9
53%
3.2
21%
1.1
73%
1.3
68%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.28
3.8
39%
5.2
17%
1.9
70%
3.1
51%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.3
2.1
51%
3.9
9%
1.3
70%
1.3
70%
Gamma
2.322 95%
2.13 103%
2.33 94%
2.27 97%
2.25 98%
CCT
7270 89%
6698 97%
7299 89%
6494 100%
6372 102%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
39% / 34%
36% / 31%
26% / 28%
36% / 35%

* ... smaller is better

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
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 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 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

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 245.1 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 245.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 245.1 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17043 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Hot power pack

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G is a fairly new SoC and considerably weaker than the Snapdragon 888 in the realme GT. However, the Master Edition can keep up well with similarly priced devices, or even surpass them in most cases.

Although realme advertises a vapor-chamber cooling system, it seems overstrained during longer loads in reality: We measured up to 47.6 °C (~118 °F) on the smartphone's casing, which is almost a critical temperature and clearly noticeable. On hot summer days, the device could definitely reach its limits or get so warm that it becomes uncomfortable.

The speaker can get quite loud, but seems less balanced than the stereo speakers of the realme GT. The sound is nevertheless fairly decent, without excessive treble emphasis. There are definitely worse sound systems in other smartphones of the price range, but real audio fans will probably resort to Bluetooth or the 3.5 mm jack for sound output. This works flawlessly and delivers good sound to headphones or external speakers.

The 4,300 mAh battery is a bit smaller than in the realme GT and thus the runtimes are also a bit shorter: 12:08 hours in our WLAN test is a rather mediocre result; other smartphones offer much more. Thanks to the 65 watts fast charging, the battery is recharged very quickly. Even a full charge takes less than an hour, and the battery nets a few hours of use within minutes.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
791 Points ∼70%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
637 Points ∼56% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
809 Points ∼71% +2%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
590 Points ∼52% -25%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1132 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (771 - 791, n=2)
781 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=249, last 2 years)
596 Points ∼53% -25%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2810 Points ∼83%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1792 Points ∼53% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2998 Points ∼89% +7%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
1716 Points ∼51% -39%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3379 Points ∼100% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2808 - 2810, n=2)
2809 Points ∼83% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4829, n=249, last 2 years)
2028 Points ∼60% -28%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0 (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
9330 Points ∼65%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
8473 Points ∼59% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
11218 Points ∼78% +20%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
8273 Points ∼57% -11%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
14457 Points ∼100% +55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (9330 - 12625, n=2)
10978 Points ∼76% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=68, last 2 years)
9959 Points ∼69% +7%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
8224 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
10689 Points ∼92%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
7356 Points ∼63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
 
11645 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=237, last 2 years)
8032 Points ∼69%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6703 Points ∼61%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
4062 Points ∼37% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5587 Points ∼51% -17%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3122 Points ∼28% -53%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
11018 Points ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6559 - 6703, n=2)
6631 Points ∼60% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=259, last 2 years)
4237 Points ∼38% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
7473 Points ∼44%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
4254 Points ∼25% -43%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
8380 Points ∼50% +12%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3315 Points ∼20% -56%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
16863 Points ∼100% +126%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (7473 - 7496, n=2)
7485 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=259, last 2 years)
5444 Points ∼32% -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4926 Points ∼99%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
3508 Points ∼70% -29%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2567 Points ∼52% -48%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
2593 Points ∼52% -47%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4978 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4563 - 4926, n=2)
4745 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=257, last 2 years)
3019 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5062 Points ∼99%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
2747 Points ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5098 Points ∼100% +1%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
2178 Points ∼43% -57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4967 - 5062, n=2)
5015 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=233, last 2 years)
2678 Points ∼53% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5215 Points ∼86%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
2613 Points ∼43% -50%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6087 Points ∼100% +17%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
1992 Points ∼33% -62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5140 - 5215, n=2)
5178 Points ∼85% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=233, last 2 years)
2836 Points ∼47% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4592 Points ∼100%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
3349 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3144 Points ∼68% -32%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3236 Points ∼70% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4444 - 4592, n=2)
4518 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=233, last 2 years)
2835 Points ∼62% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5469 Points ∼61%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
2923 Points ∼33% -47%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4478 Points ∼50% -18%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
2308 Points ∼26% -58%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
8987 Points ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5355 - 5469, n=2)
5412 Points ∼60% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=260, last 2 years)
3460 Points ∼39% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5641 Points ∼44%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
2800 Points ∼22% -50%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6148 Points ∼48% +9%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
2120 Points ∼17% -62%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
12714 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5591 - 5641, n=2)
5616 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=260, last 2 years)
3993 Points ∼31% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4942 Points ∼100%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
3452 Points ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2354 Points ∼48% -52%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
3344 Points ∼68% -32%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4436 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4664 - 4942, n=2)
4803 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=260, last 2 years)
3055 Points ∼62% -38%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2484 Points ∼42%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1114 Points ∼19% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3196 Points ∼54% +29%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
826 Points ∼14% -67%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5942 Points ∼100% +139%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2484 - 2490, n=2)
2487 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 9386, n=113, last 2 years)
2968 Points ∼50% +19%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2488 Points ∼42%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
1109 Points ∼19% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3212 Points ∼54% +29%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
826 Points ∼14% -67%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5925 Points ∼100% +138%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2485 - 2488, n=2)
2487 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=109, last 2 years)
3100 Points ∼52% +25%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
99.1 (14.8min - 15max) % ∼99%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
99.5 (1106min - 1112max) % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
99.8 (3150min - 3144max) % ∼100% +1%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
99.4 (822min - 827max) % ∼100% 0%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
54.7 (3251min - 5948max) % ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (98.9 - 99.1, n=2)
99 % ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (26.6 - 99.8, n=103, last 2 years)
90 % ∼90% -9%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
692 Points ∼44%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
335 Points ∼21% -52%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
865 Points ∼55% +25%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
252 Points ∼16% -64%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1559 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (690 - 692, n=2)
691 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 3059, n=61, last 2 years)
953 Points ∼61% +38%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
690 Points ∼44%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
329 Points ∼21% -52%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
786 Points ∼51% +14%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
247 Points ∼16% -64%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1555 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (687 - 690, n=2)
689 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=58, last 2 years)
931 Points ∼60% +35%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
99.6 (4.14min - 4.15max) % ∼100%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
99.4 (335min - 337max) % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
82.1 (683min - 832max) % ∼82% -18%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
99.2 (250min - 252max) % ∼100% 0%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
54.9 (861min - 1568max) % ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (99.6 - 99.6, n=2)
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (38.6 - 100, n=56, last 2 years)
90.5 % ∼91% -9%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
31 fps ∼53%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
18 fps ∼31% -42%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
42 fps ∼71% +35%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
13 fps ∼22% -58%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
59 fps ∼100% +90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (30 - 31, n=2)
30.5 fps ∼52% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=267, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼41% -22%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
35 fps ∼49%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
20 fps ∼28% -43%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
50 fps ∼70% +43%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
16 fps ∼23% -54%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
71 fps ∼100% +103%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (34 - 35, n=2)
34.5 fps ∼49% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
28.4 fps ∼40% -19%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
20 fps ∼45%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
11 fps ∼25% -45%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
26 fps ∼59% +30%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
8 fps ∼18% -60%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
44 fps ∼100% +120%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (19 - 20, n=2)
19.5 fps ∼44% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
16.2 fps ∼37% -19%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme GT Master Edition
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
13 fps ∼46%
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Adreno 619, 12288
7.4 fps ∼26% -43%
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
18 fps ∼64% +38%
Sony Xperia 10 III
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619L, 6144
5.8 fps ∼21% -55%
realme GT 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
28 fps ∼100% +115%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (13 - 13, n=2)
13 fps ∼46% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=268, last 2 years)
11 fps ∼39% -15%
realme GT Master EditionOnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5GSony Xperia 10 IIIrealme GT 5GAverage 256 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-23%
-9%
-25%
2%
-18%
-38%
Sequential Read 256KB
1001.7
950.85
-5%
949.43
-5%
839.79
-16%
1587.31
58%
758 ?(514 - 1002, n=2)
-24%
807 ?(41.9 - 2037, n=273, last 2 years)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
798.2
465.95
-42%
710.31
-11%
400.83
-50%
575.05
-28%
584 ?(369 - 798, n=2)
-27%
365 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=273, last 2 years)
-54%
Random Read 4KB
213.1
187.64
-12%
207.95
-2%
172.34
-19%
198.72
-7%
203 ?(193 - 213, n=2)
-5%
142 ?(13.5 - 325, n=273, last 2 years)
-33%
Random Write 4KB
247.7
168.14
-32%
206.89
-16%
210.69
-15%
208.42
-16%
211 ?(175 - 248, n=2)
-15%
132 ?(5.5 - 330, n=273, last 2 years)
-47%

Temperature

Max. Load
 47.5 °C
118 F
43 °C
109 F
38.9 °C
102 F
 
 47.4 °C
117 F
42.9 °C
109 F
38.8 °C
102 F
 
 47.6 °C
118 F
42.8 °C
109 F
38.7 °C
102 F
 
Maximum: 47.6 °C = 118 F
Average: 43.1 °C = 110 F
38 °C
100 F
41.1 °C
106 F
44.4 °C
112 F
37.5 °C
100 F
41.3 °C
106 F
45.7 °C
114 F
37.9 °C
100 F
42.1 °C
108 F
44.6 °C
112 F
Maximum: 45.7 °C = 114 F
Average: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.1 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 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 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47.6 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.7 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2050.743.82541.337.8313132.64035.634503834.26330.127.88030.832.210023.523.712520.325.816020.336.320016.243.925015.950.531513.955.540013.660.450013.564.263019.36680016.572.6100013.976.212501475.2160013.266.6200013.267.5250014.272.331501674.7400017.270.1500017.970.4630018.575.8800019.175.21000019.875.41250019.372.81600020.154SPL28.884.9N1.162.1median 16.5median 67.5Delta2.910.841.742.131.837.426.527.823.629.738.542.23030.427.629.424.535.714.834.418.344.315.947.316.652.715.359.414.262.415.167.714.168.812.574.314.775.715.173.814.774.114.374.814.777.514.579.414.382.914.182.914.379.914.473.514.372.814.363.113.154.526.790.10.879.5median 14.5median 72.80.79.7hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme GT Master Editionrealme GT 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme GT Master Edition audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

realme GT 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 16% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 43% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

realme GT Master Edition
4300 mAh
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Nord Core Edition)
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
4250 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 III
4500 mAh
realme GT 5G
4500 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
728
924
27%
734
1%
809
11%
755
4%
904 ?(442 - 1953, n=280, last 2 years)
24%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 08min

Pros

+ plenty of power
+ fast charging
+ fast 120 Hz AMOLED
+ many mobile frequencies

Cons

- significant heating under load
- camera weak in low light

Verdict - Weaker and cheaper

In review: realme GT Master Edition. Test device provided by realme Germany.
In review: realme GT Master Edition. Test device provided by realme Germany.

The differences between the realme GT and the GT Master Edition quickly become noticeable: The Master Edition partly feels like a completely different smartphone, even though the rear-facing camera and the basic design are the same for now. However, the completely different SoC, the lack of stereo speakers, the WLAN with less maximum speed, the somewhat slower memory, and the shorter runtimes make the class difference clear.

Of course, you save 100 Euros (~$118) and some retailers even offer a discount of 50 Euros (~$60) on the Master Edition at the time of the test, but you should consider whether you really want to do without the many advantages of the realme GT. You should also consider the high temperature increase under load before buying the Master Edition.

The realme GT Master Edition is well equipped and reasonably fast in a class comparison, but the camera is a bit weaker, as are the battery runtimes. In return, charging with 65 watts is an advantage that the Master Edition can make use of. The extremely short charging times mean that it is no longer necessary to charge the smartphone overnight, but quick intermediate charging is possible at any time.

The realme GT Master Edition is a stand-alone smartphone that is well-equipped but also shows weaknesses in some areas.

Performance-wise, only the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G can keep up with the similarly priced devices in the comparison. In terms of battery life, the OnePlus North CE is unbeaten.

Price and availability

All variants of the realme GT Master Edition are currently only available in the manufacturer's online store at. There is also a €50 (~$60) discount on the 128 GB version.

The GT Master Edition is otherwise only available at Amazon for the same price, i.e. $399. At notebooksbilliger.de you currently pay the recommended retail price.

realme GT Master Edition - 09/12/2021 v7
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Chassis
84%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
52 / 70 → 74%
Weight
90%
Battery
89%
Display
86%
Games Performance
54 / 64 → 84%
Application Performance
78 / 86 → 90%
Temperature
83%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 90 → 78%
Camera
61%
Average
77%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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