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realme GT Master Edition Review – What’s The Difference?

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The realme GT Master Edition is an upper mid-range smartphone, unlike the realme GT 5G. Despite naming it the “Master Edition” which is pretty much equivalent to the “Pro” version of other devices this one packs budget specs compared to the GT 5G. Today we are going to tackle the performance of the realme GT Master Edition.

PROS

  • Fast charging
  • Flashy design
  • Great display

CONS

  • No IPX rating
  • No stereo speakers

DESIGN 

What makes this special is that it has a new suitcase design, but unfortunately we got the daybreak colorway. It doesn’t have the vegan leather back but it does offer us a smooth glossy finish with a 2 tone look. It has a slim design and weighs 186g, It is also a bit prone to fingerprint smudges but it is not that noticeable due to the color of the device. It has a minimalistic look plus the vibe that the design exerts doesn’t feel like a realme smartphone.

Over the back, it has a triple camera setup inside the not so protruded camera module. We can also see a text that says Matrix AI camera.

DISPLAY

For its display, realme GT Master Edition boasts a 6.43″ FHD+ AMOLED display crafted by Samsung. It has good colors, It is also punchy and contrasty, and to top all that is the 120Hz refresh rate paired with 360Hz of touch-sampling rate.

It has a peak of 1000nits of brightness which is great for outdoor use. but the downside is that, with this kind of display, you expect it to be protected as much as possible, which is why I was a bit disappointed when I found out that it doesn’t use a Corning Gorilla Glass protection but instead uses DragonTrail Glass protection. Yes, DragonTrail is also good protection for your device, but Corning Gorilla Glass offers more durability based on the actual tests.

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On its display settings, It has a screen color mode which is by default set to Vivid, but you have to option to change it to Gentle or Brilliant. It has a dark mode, an adaptive refresh rate so that you can save some battery life, and a bright HDR video mode. It increases screen brightness when playing HDR videos.

CAMERA

Realme GT Master Edition offers a triple camera setup. A 64mp main cam, 8mp ultrawide and 2mp for macro.

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The 64mp main outputs a sharp and detailed image with good color reproduction even with HDR off. With HDR on highlights are more balanced, and exposure is still at the same level but the color is more boosted. Turning AI enhancement boosts the color even more for a more vibrant output. Although sometimes photos with HDR on plus AI enhancement are turned on, there are some noticeable colors that are over-saturated.

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Taking photos at night even with night mode off, process a decent amount of exposure to at least brighten up the subject. With night mode on details are now visible, sharpness and even colors are boosted, making the nighttime shots looks pleasing to the eye.

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As for the 8mp ultrawide, there are some noticeable color fringing’s on the side but the overall quality is decent. It has good color reproduction, sharp and detailed images.

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Now for the macro, for me, this is just gimmicky. They could have at least put a higher macro lens or a telephoto lens. though images are detailed with good colors but lining up the shot would be a bit hard.

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As for its portrait mode, It doesn’t have a dedicated depth sensor but it does show good subject to background separation. And since it is using the 64mp main, the colors are vibrant and the subject is sharp and detailed. though oftentimes highlights are a bit blown out.

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As for its selfie, with HDR off It has a true-to-life skin tone, and it is sharp and detailed. It has decent color saturation on the back the highlights don’t tend to blow out. but taking selfies with HDR on plus harsh lighting outputs a pale-ish look and over-exposed.

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For its video recording, It can shoot up to [email protected]. Ultra steady is available and can be used on [email protected]. As for its camera features, It is all pretty much standard. We have slow-motion, pro mode, dual view video, street, and starry mode. These are the features that are incorporated into the 64mp triple camera of the realme GT Master edition.

SOFTWARE & PERFORMANCE

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For its software, It runs on Android 11.0 with realme UI 2.0. It has some great features that it offers on its settings and a customizable UI for a more user-friendly experience. If you head to the personalization tab on the settings, there we can see all the customizations available at the tip of your finger. We can change the fingerprint animation, Icon styles, colors, and also edge lighting for notifications.

For its performance, Unlike the realme GT flagship phone that is powered by the top of the line snapdragon 888, this one is powered by a Snapdragon 778G 5G, with 6nm of process. It is paired with 8GB of ram and 256GB of UFS storage.

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It has good numbers in its benchmark scores and it can also handle gaming with the help of the realme UI game space. It offers features that can boost your gaming performance and also avoid interruptions during gaming.

I tried gaming on both Call of Duty Mobile and Genshin Impact, and it gives out decent fps and stability. Genshin does offer some stuttering but can be avoided if the fps is set to 60. As for Call of duty, performance is pretty much smooth. After some time of gaming, I haven’t encountered that much heat on the device since it has a vapor chamber build inside.

BATTERY

As for the battery, the realme GT Master Edition is backed with a 4300mAh of battery. It is not that big, especially in this category. But to compensate for the small battery, it is paired with a 65W super dart charge. Gaming with games like Genshin impact can pretty much drain your battery faster, But if you are just using the device as a daily driver, you can pretty much fit a whole day on a single charge. For its charging prowess, as advertised the realme GT master edition can be fully charged in just 30 minutes but for us, it took 31 minutes to be exact.

VERDICT

realme Gt Master Edition is available in 2 variants. the 8/128 and 8/256.
8GB plus 128GB is priced at P18,990, while the 8GB plus 256GB is priced at P21,990. You can purchase it in Lazada with the whole day sale discount of P1,500 for the lower variant and P2000 for the higher variant.

The realme GT master edition shows a completely different smartphone than the realme GT. Yes, it does have the same set of cameras on the back, and the basic design of the device but a totally different chipset. It has reasonable and decent performance for a higher mid-range smartphone, but it lacks power on its battery. Although It performed pretty well on its charging prowess that would stop us from charging the device overnight since it has a short charging time. So if you are intrigue go grab your own realme GT Master Edition.

 

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