Realme GT Master Edition comes with Snapdragon 778G, 120Hz, Full specs., reviews, GT Mode & More,

Realme going to launches his new smartphone ''Realme GT Master'' Edition in India. There are 2 colour variants - Black & White. But the ridge finish comes only in ''Voyager Grey Color'' variant. There’s a 65W SuperDart charger with a USB Type C cable.

Ports & Buttons - Below, you get a speaker grill, a USB Type C, a microphone & a 3.5mm jack. On the left, you get volume rockers & a sim card tray above. Above, you get a noise cancelling microphone. On the right, you get a power on/off button. The sim card tray doesn’t have expandable storage. It’s a dual nano sim card slot. The exteriors of the phone are good & I like it & now it’s time to see the insides.

Display - Look at that screen! I love it. It’s a 6.43” sAMOLED display which is ideal size with a 120Hz fast refresh rate. And a 360Hz touch sampling rate that supports HDR10+ & its peak brightness is up to 1000 Nits. It has a 91.7% screen-to-body ratio, so the side & upper bezels are thin with an average sized chin. Overall, the display is nice & it’s seriously a manageable phone.

Specifications - It comes on Qualcomm SD778G SoC. It’s a new 6Nm processor in India. There are 2 variants - 8+128GB (base variant) & a 8+256GB (upper variant). The storage type is UFS 3.1 & RAM type is LPDDR4X.

Battery - It’s a 4300mAh battery which could have been 4500mAh, but it would have increased its weight. The battery is a little less but it has a 65W fast charging which goes from 0-100% in 33 minutes. There’s dynamic RAM expansion(virtual RAM), so you can increase RAM up to 5GB more. So if you have 8GB RAM, with the additional 5GB you get total 13GB of RAM.

Performance - Many people have the same question : How good is SD778G’s performance? To talk about its AnTuTu score, it’s about 5.40L which is somewhere between SD855 & SD855 + We played a lot of games like BGMI on HDR-Ultra & the gaming performance was very smooth. the 120Hz fast refresh rate with 360Hz touch sampling. And there’s a GT Mode (Performance Mode) & with that on, it’s going to be fun! This is the realme GT Master Edition, it’s slightly lower than the realme GT, which we have unboxed as well!

OS UI - It has realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11, with July’s security patch. And there are many pre-installed apps that are increasing with more new phone launches. And that’s not good! But there are 2-3 good things in this phone. There’s DC dimming, which is good, it doesn’t flicker during low brightness & that’s good for your eyes.  You’ll get 2 years of Android updates, so Android 12 & Android 13 are coming in as well. 

There’s another feature in the UI, called PC Connect. If you’re going to buy the realmeBook, then you’ll get seamless connectivity, pairing & data transfer etc.

Sensors - You get all the sensors, along with an in-display fingerprint sensor & face unlock that work fast & well!

Connectivity - You get 8 bands’ support in a Snapdragon SoC, which makes it somewhat future proof. We still don’t know what bands are coming to India for 5G, but there’s an 8 band support which is good! There’s DS+DS(5G on both sim cards), dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi calling, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 & NFC support as well.

Camera - On the rear, you get a triple camera setup, with a 64MP primary sensor. I’m not sure about the sensor, it must be Omnivision/Samsung. They would have mentioned it if it was Sony. There’s an 8MP ultrawide sensor & a 2MP macro sensor to capture macro shots/videos from about 4cms. There's a 32MP small punch hole selfie sensor on the left side. there’s no 4K 60FPS video recording, you get 4K 30FPS. There’s no 4K on the front camera as well, it’s just 1080p. There’s a feature for street photography, where you can see the focal length. There are many new filters to capture photos, there’s tilt shift, slow motion, etc.

Multimedia - The video viewing experience from various angles is great due to the amazing display. But I can’t say the same thing about audio, there’s a mono speaker which is loud but stereo speakers would have been better. So thumbs up for video viewing, but audio not so much. But there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack!

Other features - There’s no carrier aggregation, no FM Radio, no notification light. Luckily there’s Widevine L1 support for HD streaming, there’s Camera2api support for Gcam. The SAR value is within limits. And there’s no IP certification, so it might not be dust/water resistant. And we also don’t know if there’s Gorilla Glass Protection on it. It has a plastic frame & not metal, but it looks like metal.

So finally, what do I think about this unique phone?

There are 2-3 things that stand out! The performance & display are really good with full marks! The camera is not the best nor the worst, it’s slightly above average. I didn’t like 2-3 things like carrier aggregation which should’ve been there, the mono speakers that should’ve been stereo.