realme GT 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

realme today launched the most-expected realme GT 5G smartphone in India after it was launched in China few months back. It packs a 120Hz AMOLED screen, is the most affordable phone powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC in India, packs 64-megapixel triple rear cameras and has support for 65W Super Dart Charge fast charging. We got hold of the phone, and here is our unboxing.

Box Contents

  • realme GT 5G 12GB + 256GB version in Racing Yellow color
  • 2-pin 65W SuperDart charger (10V-6.5A)
  • USB Type C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective case
  • User Guide and Warranty information

The realme GT 5G has a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED punch-hole screen with a pixel resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio 2.5D curved glass screen with gentle rounded corners. The display is bright, and the sunlight legibility is good as well, thanks to 1200nits peak brightness and 4096-level brightness adjustment. It has 100% DCI-P3 and 98% NTSC, so the colors are vibrant. It has 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate, so it is pretty smooth to use. The phone has the punch-hole that houses a 16-megapixel camera. The earpiece is present on the top that also doubles up as a secondary speaker.

The phone as ultra-narrow border, so it has high screen-to-body ratio of about 91.7%. It also has HDR support, which works for supported YouTube videos, but it doesn’t work in Netflix. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is quick to unlock the phone.

Powered by Snapdragon 888 with 5G SA/NA, stainless steel + copper VC cooling large-area heat sink for 100% coverage that can reduce the temperature up to 15°C.  The phone has Linear vibration motor and brand new 4D vibration. The phone comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM with up to 7GB of additional RAM expansion.

Coming to the button placements, the power button is present on the right side, the volume rockers are present on the left along with dual SIM slot, secondary microphone is on the top, 3.5mm audio jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grill are present on the bottom. The phone doesn’t have an expandable storage, but has a 3.5mm audio jack. Audio from the stereo speakers are good, and the phone also has Dolby Atmos support.

It features 64-megapixel main camera with IMX682 sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 2-megapixel macro camera. It has 4K 60fps video recording, but doesn’t have 8K recording. Check out some camera samples.

Coming to the design, the phone comes in two versions, one with a 3D glass back and the version we have has a Dual-tone vegan leather back that uses two different kinds of material in two different colors to achieve a sense of speed that matches the high performance. The phone packs a 4500mAh with 65W Super Dart fast charging that offers 100% charge in 35 minutes.

Priced starting Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version, the phone will be available from Flipkart and as well as offline stores from August 25th.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram