During Mobile World Congress, Realme announced the global launch of the Realme GT 3, which is mainly the same device as the company’s GT Neo 5 that officially launched in February 2023 as a China exclusive.The Realme GT 3 can charge your phone from empty to full in 9.5 minutes, which is quite impressive. However, there is a lot more here as well.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
|No of cores
|8 (octa core)
|1240 x 2772 pixels
|Amoled, HDR 10+
|Yes, Capacitive, Multi-Touch
|Rear camera setup
|LED Rear flash
|1920×1080 @ 30 fps
|Auto FlashAuto FocusFace detectionTouch to focus
|Battery Type and capacity
|Li-polymer, 4600 mAh
|Internal memory type
|128 GB, UFS 3.1
|Yes with A-GPS
|Light SensorProximity SensorAccelerometerCompassGyroscope
The Realme GT 3 has a beautiful design that is comfortable to hold. There’s a slight curve on the edges of the back, which is finished in a soft-touch material, and both of these elements contribute to how well it fits in the hand.
The top of the rear has a prominent camera housing that takes up the entire top section of the device, but this housing contains more than just camera sensors. In addition to the camera module, the Realme GT 3 has a translucent window that reveals the platform that runs the show, an NFC chipset, as well as the Pulse Interface System with a C-shaped RGB light ring. The Realme GT 3 has a beautiful design that is comfortable to hold. There’s a slight curve on the edges of the back, which is finished in a soft-touch material, and both of these elements contribute to how well it fits in the hand.
The front of the Realme GT 3 features a 6.74-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2772 x 1240 pixels and a pixel density of 451 ppi. Based on our initial impressions, there is a punch hole camera centralised at the top of the screen, and the colours appeared vibrant with plenty of punch. Icons and images appeared to be crisp and sharp as well.
There is a peak brightness of 1400 nits, a typical brightness of 500 nits, and a refresh rate of 144Hz, as well as HDR10+. While we were unable to test the display performance during our brief time with the Realme GT 3, it did not raise any immediate concerns, so we expect it to be a good offering.
The Realme GT 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform, which is flagship hardware but not Qualcomm’s most recent chipset, which is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, it is still a very powerful platform that should provide adequate performance.
The Realme GT 3 is also available in a variety of RAM and storage configurations. The base model comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the top model comes with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, with several configurations in between. Despite having some impressive specs, the Realme GT 3’s standout feature is its battery and its super fast charging.
The battery has a capacity of 4600mAh, but the main story here is that it can be charged from flat to full in under 10 minutes, from flat to 50% in four minutes, and from flat to 20% in 80 seconds. This is due to the 240W wired fast charging capabilities provided by Oppo’s SuperVOOC technology. The Realme GT 3 comes with a custom 12A charging cable to achieve the charging current, which is the maximum charging power possible under current USB-C standards.
Features and Software
Along with the fast charging, there’s the previously mentioned Pulse Interface System, which changes the colour of the device’s back depending on its status. Depending on the application, the ring will light up in a different colour. When there are incoming calls, the light ring will flash quickly, and when there are notifications, the lighting system will display a white colour. The phone will display a blue, white, and orange colour beaming during the 10-second countdown before taking photos.
The Pulse Interface System is unique, which Realme is utilising with the light ring punctuated by the words ‘Dare to Leap’ – hence the C-shaped ring rather than the O-shape. In terms of software, the Realme GT 3 is powered by Android 13 with the Realme UI 4.0 interface on top.
The Realme GT 3 comes with a triple rear camera system that includes a 50-megapixel main camera sensor with an f/1.9 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 112-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel microscope sensor with an f/3.3 aperture. A 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.5 aperture is located on the front.
The Realme GT 3 may be renamed Realme GT Neo 5, but that’s not a bad thing because it means we can enjoy the benefits of its superfast switching and features in more countries and regions.We haven’t had much time with the Realme GT 3, but from what we’ve seen, it has a lovely design and finish, and it also appears to be a cool feature in the Pulse Interface Design. Not to mention its key feature of being able to charge it to full in 10 minutes, which is quite impressive.
|1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
|2 years Extended Warranty from the GoWarranty for the Realme GT3 phones