Jakarta: realme continues to step on the gas releasing 5G smartphones in Indonesia. If yesterday they released an affordable version, this time the flagship version of the 5G smartphone which is still from the GT Series family was presented to Indonesia.
realme some time ago released the realme GT Master Edition which fills the middle-high segment of 5G smartphones, different from the realme GT that Medcom.id previously reviewed which is a high-end version equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The realme GT Master Edition, which relies on the Snapdragon 778 5G, is priced at Rp. 5,299,000 for the 8+256GB variant and Rp. 4,999,000 for the 8+128GB version. Medcom.id had the opportunity to try the realme GT Master Edition in the Voyager Gray color variant.
Medcom.id is quite fascinated by the Voyager Gray version of the GT Master Edition. This smartphone with the slogan Mastery Beyond Speed comes with a different rear body design. Here the leather material is used so that the surface feels different in the hand or when viewed up close.
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Not only that, the rear body has several bumps, aka uneven. This design was designed by a famous Japanese designer named Naoto Fukasawa. The combination of gray with the body design makes it feel like a suitcase which is indeed the inspiration of the designer.
Naoto Fukasawa mentions the concept of travel as an element embedded in the design of the realme GT Master Edition in Voyager Gray color. On the back of the body there is also a realme logo with a touch of metallic color and the designer’s signature.
The good news is that the jelly case model available in the sales package does not use the usual plain model but follows the rear body design of the Voyager Gray version of the realme GT Master Edition. So it still looks attractive even though the texture of the leather material can’t be seen or felt.
realme GT Master Edition carries a screen size of 6.43 inches AMOLED panel and FHD Plus resolution. This eye-catching screen specifications plus a maximum 120Hz refresh rate for playing games.
realme still applies a similar design on this smartphone, namely the Power button on the right side and the Volume button on the left side. On the bottom side, there is still an audio jack and USB-C port for charging the battery which is supported by the 65W SuperDart Charge feature.
In the SIM tray section, we found the availability of the Dual SIM 5G feature in the realme GT Master Edition but bad news is also found here. This device does not provide a slot for MicroSD so users who want to migrate from an old smartphone with this feature must first backup to Google Cloud or other devices.
Everything is packaged into the realme GT Master Edition which has a very light weight in our opinion. This smartphone has a weight of 174 grams so that it feels that the specifications are capable of being light in the hand and doesn’t feel thick when placed in a pocket.
Interface and Features
The interface in realme GT Master Edition is nothing special because it still uses realmeUI 2.0 which has also been found on several previous realme smartphones. Security features here such as a fingerprint scanner are placed above the screen so that the rear body design still looks attractive.
At the price that the realme GT Master Edition has installed, this smartphone already has NFC features and support for connectivity to WiFi 6 for faster internet connections besides relying on Dual SIM 5G.
Another feature that can be found is Game Space which is also not available new things in it. Everything is still the same as in other realme smartphone series. In the kitchen runway, the realme GT Master Edition is supported by popular features, namely RAM expansion, RAM capacity can be increased up to 5GB by sucking up the internal memory capacity.
Even though it comes as a mid-high class smartphone, the realme GT Master Edition offers camera capabilities that are already high in its class. Behind it is a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera.
In our opinion, the photo quality of the camera is reliable enough for users to explore the capabilities of mobile photography. Here also provided a variety of photographic modes including Street Photography. On the front, there is a 32MP camera.
Performance and Battery
realme GT Master Edition is said to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G chipset with 8GB RAM support which can be added via the RAM expansion feature. This smartphone also has a GT Mode feature which is claimed to increase or optimize its performance automatically.
We tested realme GT Master Edition using benchmark applications such as PCMark and 3DMark for Android from UL Benchmarks. The strange thing is that the test score when GT Mode is activated is several times lower than the score when GT Mode is turned off and if it is higher, the difference is usually not much.
Even so, the realme GT Master Edition still provides satisfactory performance according to test scores. In the gaming experience, PUBG Mobile can be played smoothly on HDR graphics with Ultra frame rates.
In Genshin Impact, the game can be played very smoothly at Low 30fps settings but lags when installed on Highest so it is recommended that the graphics increase can be set to Medium if you want more leverage. realme GT Master Edition Vapor Chamber Cooling cooling system so that hot temperatures don’t appear immediately when you just play.
How’s the battery life? realme GT Master Edition has a 4,300 mAh battery. This capacity may not be bigger than 5,000 mAh, but 65W fast charging allows the battery to charge quickly. According to testing on PCMark for Android, the endurance can reach 16 hours, of course these results will differ depending on usage patterns.
According to Medcom.id, the realme GT Master Edition offers a very attractive and different design and high specifications for the middle class. This makes it worthy to claim to be the most stylish and affordable 5G flagship killer smartphone.
|Specification||realme GT Master Edition|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G|
|YOU||Android 11 / realmeUI 2.0|
|Battery||43.00 mAh, fast charging 65W.|
|Screen||6,43 inci AMOLED FHD Plus 120Hz|
- Attractive and different design
- Satisfactory specifications
- AMOLED screen, high refresh rate
- Fast charging 65W high power battery
- No MicroSD support
- The effect of GT Mode is not very visible in benchmarks