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realme GT 6 review: Snapdragon 8s G3, Sony LYT808, 120W fast charging

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realme has finally brought the GT series to the Philippines. The realme GT 6 comes forward as a true flagship phone and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, a 50MP Sony LYT808 camera, and 120W fast charging.

However, with a retail price of PHP 34,999 (and a promo price of PHP 29,999), is this the flagship for you? How does it compare to similar spec’d devices? Let’s find out in this review.

realme GT 6

Display and Design

The realme GT 6 sports a vibrant 8T LTPO AMOLED curved display and comes with a laundry list of functionalities befitting a flagship.

It measures 6.78 inches across surrounded by thin bezels. The panel has a 1.5K (2780×1264) resolution, a variable refresh rate from 1Hz-120Hz, and up to 2,500Hz touch sampling rate for compatible apps.

realme GT 6

The screen has a 10-bit panel, which means it can display over 1.07 billion colors. It also has 100% DPI-P3 for color accuracy and an impressive 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio. In terms of brightness, it can reach up to 1,000 nits (typical) and a peak of 6,000 nits.

To put that into perspective, 6000 nits is like having 6,000 candles lit in one square meter. That’s also the equivalent of the brightness of outdoor LED signage and billboards.

realme GT 6

The display also has Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection which means it can survive drops of up to 2 meters on surfaces like asphalt and up to 1 meter on rough surfaces like concrete roads.

To push its screen technology further, here’s a list of certifications it has for eye care:

  • TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free Certification with 2160Hz PWM Dimming and AI eye protection
  • SGS Sun Glare Certification (Sunlight-Readable Display)
  • SGS AI Eye Protection Certification (includes Nature Tone Display that lets the display adapt to ambient lighting and Eye Comfort & Sleep functions that use AI to detect the user’s eye fatigue and calibrate the display’s color temperatures for reading, social media, and video streaming)
  • SGS Five-Star eSports Display
  • Dolby Vision Playback and Capture

As for the design, the realme GT 6 follows the aesthetics of the realme GT 6T, featuring what realme calls a Nano Mirror Design. It’s clean and minimalist with a smooth glass back (not Gorilla Glass, however) and a polycarbonate frame. It won’t wow you, but the look will certainly attract those who want a no-frills device.

The device has a reflective strip that runs through the cameras, which can also work as a mirror for .5 selfies. It has a solid build with an IP65 dust- and water-resistant rating, which means protection from splashes. Still, it’s not waterproof, so don’t submerge it in water.

You have the power button and volume rocker on the right side of the phone. At the bottom are the microphone, the USB-C port, and a speaker. The earpiece serves as the second speaker.

At the top, there’s a speaker vent, an IR blaster, a second microphone, and a SIM tray. And before you ask, there’s no eSIM support.

Cameras

The realme GT 6 has a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 50MP main camera with a Sony LYT808 sensor and OIS, a 50MP telephoto with a Samsung JN5 sensor, and an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a Sony IMX355 sensor. In front, there’s a 32MP selfie camera with a Sony IMX615 sensor.

The rear cameras offer optical zoom. The main camera goes from 1x to 1.9x zoom. While 2x zoom switches over to the telephoto camera. Keep this in mind if you want the best possible quality from the main camera.

realme GT 6

And speaking of image quality, they are actually quite good. Outdoor and indoor shots have good detail and dynamic range. Colors are boosted, meaning you get over-saturated reds, greens, and blues. But I like the way the GT 6 does this. It looks pleasant, without looking too artificial.

Night and low light shots, on the other hand, have good color. The cameras do a good job of preserving details.

Sample Photos

Zoom Sample Photos

The front camera produces good results as well. Selfies have good skin tones and soft features. It can even improve selfies shot against the light. The phone corrects overblown backgrounds, showing them instead of what could have been just a white bright backdrop.

Selfies

One feature I enjoy using is the AI Eraser. It’s implemented in the same way as other brand phones do. While editing in the Photos app, you can circle or highlight what you want to remove. AI does the rest. It does a good job of removing unwanted objects.

AI Eraser

Performance

The realme GT 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It also supports RAM expansion by up to 12GB. The phone also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.4. I maxed out the 12GB RAM expansion to get the most out of the device.

It runs on realme UI 5, based on Android 14. In terms of bloat, you still get the Hot Apps and Hot Games folders, which can be removed or disabled. To minimize 3rd party app installs, uncheck them during the initial setup. If there are still some left, just uninstall it as usual.

realme GT 6

As a daily driver, the phone’s performance does not disappoint. It’s fast, responsive, and butter smooth. There’s no lag or stutter anywhere.

Moreover, the in-display fingerprint scanner is fast and the stereo speakers sound good, although they need more bass.

Gaming performance is also great. It can run any game at high graphics settings. Temperatures are controlled during gameplay.

Here are the benchmark scores:

  • AnTuTu – 1,485,848
  • Geekbench 6 – 1937 (single), 4927 (multi)
  • 3D Mark Wild Life – Maxed Out!

Battery Life and Charging

The realme GT 6 has a large 5500mAh battery and support for a 120W SUPERVOOC fast charging. The charger is included in the retail package.

During the review, I got over a day with moderate to heavy usage involving a lot of YouTube, photographs, web browsing, and Netflix. I always charge at night, regardless of what’s left to get that out of the way the next morning.

Charging took less than 25 minutes from 20% to 100% — reminders to never fully deplete your phone’s battery for better battery care.

Final Remarks

The realme GT 6 is a great phone, offering a flagship performance and experience. You get good cameras, a smooth and responsive UI, an all-day battery life, and extremely fast charging.

realme GT 6

Like all phones though, it’s not perfect. The design could use some more styling and the frame should’ve been metal.

As for the price, the realme GT 6 retails for PHP 34,999, which disqualifies it as a “flagship killer” in my eyes. I know there are other phones out there with the same chipset at a much lower cost, but it does have a strong argument as a viable option.

The GT 6 offers several quality-of-life features you won’t get from other Snapdragon 8s Gen 3-equipped phones. Just to name a few, you get a great display, blazing fast charging, a Sony LYT808 camera, and some AI features.

However, the best time to get the one is during its first selling promotion, which drops the price to only PHP 29,999 with discount vouchers and a free realme Buds T300 on TikTok from June 28 to July 4, Shopee from June 28 to July 4, and Lazada from June 21 to 27.

Meanwhile, pre-orders in realme stores and kiosks are from June 21 to July 4 with either a realme Buds Air 5 or a TechLife Multi-Capsule Coffee Maker.

realme GT 6 specs

Display6.78-inch 1.5K LTPO AMOLED Display, 2780×1264, 1Hz-120Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3, 6000 nits local peak brightness, 1600 nits global maximum brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3
RAM/Storage12GB+256GB
Rear Cameras50MP main, OIS, Sony LYT808
50MP telephoto, Samsung JN5
8MP ultra-wide, Sony IMX355
Front Camera32MP, Sony IMX615
Network5G, 4G, dual SIM
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, NFC, IR Blaster
OthersIn-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C, stereo speakers, hi-res audio, IP65 dust and water resistance
OSrealme UI 5.0, Android 14
ColorsFluid Silver, Razor Green
Battery5500mAh battery, 120W SUPERVOOC fast charging

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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