Realme’s ascension from a humble sub-brand of Oppo into a fan-favourite tech brand for enthusiasts and buyers after wallet-friendly phone options has been nothing short of impressive, allowing the company to introduce a wide range of different devices for varied needs and budgets. With that in mind, the company recently launched one of its more premium Android phones in the form of the Realme GT 5 Pro. Currently exclusive for Chinese markets, the GT 5 Pro packs some pretty impressive hardware – but what exactly can you expect from it? Let’s take a look.
Display and External Design
Realme has clearly developed the GT 5 Pro to feature a premium-looking design, which comes with a sleek eco leather back. It’s available in three different colour variants including black, orange, and silver models, and also integrates a metal frame that goes around the entirety of the phone’s side. On the rear panel you’ll find a circular module that houses the phone’s main cameras (which we’ll cover later), a trend that we’ve seen on a ton of Chinese phone brands lately.
As for the phone’s display, the Realme GT 5 Pro features a large 6.78-inch AMOLED panel, which comes with a very smooth 144Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+, and a peak of 4,500 nits of max brightness, making it one of the brightest smartphone displays out on the market right now – by comparison, the iPhone 15 and Pixel 8 max out at 2,000 nits, for example.
Internal Specs and Software
Inside, the Realme GT 5 Pro packs the all-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which works alongside an Adreno 750 GPU. The handset features a base memory configuration of 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, although buyers can opt for a slightly more expensive variant that comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Suffice to say, the phone will be more than capable of handling intensive tasks and apps, including games such as Genshin Impact for example. Powering the phone is a 5,400 mAh capacity battery, and comes with support for 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging speeds.
For software, the Realme GT 5 Pro will feature Android 14, although it does come layered with Realme UI 5, meaning that users will have access to additional Realme-exclusive apps and software features, in addition to the native functionality offered by Android 14.
Cameras and Pricing
In terms of imaging hardware, Realme has decided to equip the GT5 Pro with a 50-megapixel f/1.7 main sensor, a 50-megapixel f/2.6 periscope zoom sensor, and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide sensor. While some smartphones feature quad-camera setups, the GT 5 Pro obviously leans towards a more “standard” triple-camera approach used by most flagship devices. Meanwhile, a 32-megapixel selfie camera is embedded into the display for selfies and video calls.
As mentioned earlier, the GT 5 Pro is only available for Chinese markets at the moment, but we can probably expect to see it launched in more regions soon. The phone starts at around £370-380 when converted, undercutting midrange rivals such as the Google Pixel 7a and Samsung Galaxy A54, to name a couple.