realme GT Master Edition Unboxing, First Impressions

The realme GT Master Edition is a delightful offering from the leading smartphone brand. It's dubbed as a "premium affordable" phone that is set to disrupt its market segment. This newcomer will have many tricks up its sleeve, one of which is the exemplary design philosophy on one of its variants.

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing, First Impressions

The handset also flexes its muscle with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G and beefy internals to satisfy all your needs in terms of performance. Most of all, the display's 120Hz refresh rate seems like a good proposition to those who are into shooting games. We are very lucky to have our early experience with this smartphone. Join us in this realme GT Master Edition unboxing and check out our initial impressions about the handset.

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing, First Impressions
realme GT Master Edition box

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing

The realme GT Master Edition surprisingly features a unique packaging; something that deviates from the usual yellow-and-black motif. The Master Edition's box comes in black with silver-grey accents. It's bigger than the actual box that we've been used to, and sure, it looks premium. 

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing
realme GT Master Edition out-of-the-box items

Opening it, you'll be greeted by a familiar line welcoming you to the realme family. Inside this packet are some documentations to get you started easily. The main unit is cushioned nicely in its plastic cradle; and you'll find the pin ejector, USB-C cable, and 65W SuperDart fast charging adaptor underneath. There's also a premium grey case in the box.

Chic and svelte Design

The Daybreak Blue realme GT Master Edition is such a mesmerizing spectacle. Its backing mimics the shade of dawn just in time the sun peaks into the horizon. You'll love how it changes its color tones depending on the angle you look at it. We think that this is a clean implementation of frosted colorways; and definitely a clear departure from the Naoto Fukasawa's Voyager Grey variant. 

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing, First Impressions

Yes, you heard that right. The renowned Japanese designer has only designed the grey colorway, not this one. But still, if you're someone who prefers colors and simplicity, you might as well go for this route. Apart from the realme branding, the back also features the protruded camera module which the company calls "Matrix AI Module." It features a 64MP main camera among the triple camera setup.

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing, First Impressions

The backing is definitely a joy to hold. This plastic backing has this frosted glass finish which could be slippery but it's not a fingerprint magnet. The railing or the side is also plastic but comes with a different finish, and attracts fingerprints easily. 

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realme GT Master Edition bottom ports

The power button is a lone wolf on the right side; while the three-slotted SIM tray is on the left with the volume rocker. The bottom side has the 3.5-mm audio jack, the USB-C port, the microphone, and the speaker grill.

The slim footprint and lightweight body make you want to use the smartphone more often. 

Go-getter display

There's no physical fingerprint sensor here since the realme GT Master Edition supports an in-display biometric reader. The sensor is housed under the Samsung-made 6.43-inch Super AMOLED panel. On the get-go, the display is bright and sharp as you'd expect it to be. It has a provision for the 32MP selfie camera on the upper left corner; and features slim bezels for optimal viewing experience.

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realme GT Master Edition's display has 120Hz refresh rate.

The display now refreshes 120 times per second which gives users a perception of speed. To be honest, I'm amazed how fluid the interface could get. My initial gaming sessions of Genshin Impact and Mobile Legends are breezy.

A solid first impression of performance

On the inside, there's a Snapdragon 778G 5G processor which handles everything like a pro. The 5G connectivity is also promising to support uninterrupted and fast connectivity for high-performance gaming and for streaming multimedia content. The chipset is supported by an 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage. Of course, running the whole show is the realme UI 2.0 which is now clean and offers a bucket-full of new features.

realme GT Master Edition Unboxing Philippines

Powering this premium phone is a 4300 mAh dual-cell battery which supports 65-watt SuperDart fast charging. We are excited to do a battery test and share it in our review coming soon.

The Wrap

The realme GT Master Edition is premium-made in multiple aspects - stunning design, capable camera, awesome display and battery capacity. We still hope that realme could position this to a sub Php 20K price range. If this is the case, then we have another runaway winner from the brand.

In our full review, we'll dig deeper on the capabilities of the realme GT Master Edition. Stay tuned!

realme GT Master Edition Specs

6.43-inch 120Hz Samsung AMOLED Fullscreen
1080 x 2400 pixels (FHD+), 20:9 ratio
Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
8GB + up to 5GB DRE (Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology)
128GB or 256GB ROM
Triple rear camera:
1. 64MP, f/1.8 aperture, Main
2. 8MP, f/2.3 aperture, 119° Ultrawide
3. 2MP, f/2.4 aperture, Macro
32MP front camera
WiFi 6, NFC, dual 5G, Bluetooth
USB Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
Fingerprint (under display, optical)
realme UI 2.0, based on Android 11 OS
4300mAh (typical) battery, Dual-cell design
65W SuperDart Fast charging
Voyager Grey & Daybreak Blue Colors
Voyager Grey (designed by Naoto Fukasawa) - 180g
Daybreak Blue - 174g

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