Realme GT 6 Review: Pros and Cons 2024

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Realme GT 6 Review: Pros and Cons 2024

Realme GT 6 Review: Pros and Cons 2024

Realme GT 6 Review: It has launched in India at 41,000 rupees and you can get it for 37K with a bank discount. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting this phone to be priced this aggressively. Considering how Xiaomi and Moto price their phones, I think Realme is on to something this year. We have been testing this phone for the past few days. We’ve also compared it against the Xiaomi Civi 14, where we have found some very interesting insights. Let’s get started.

Realme GT 6 vs Realme GT 6T

Realme GT 6 Review: Pros and Cons 2024

First of all, here are the updates that the GT 6 has over the GT 6T. Talking about the price, there is a hike of Rs 8,000. For a fair comparison, I am considering the 8-256 model. The GT 6 has an overclocked 7 Plus Gen3, also known as the 8s Gen3, with some AI enhancements. There is also a premium glass back, an upgraded camera setup, and some minor improvements. However, everything else remains pretty much the same. On paper, these upgrades might seem minor, but they improve the overall experience substantially.

Design and Build

Realme GT 6 Review: Pros and Cons 2024

In terms of design, these phones look almost identical. The dimensions of both the phones are the same but feel different in hand as the GT 6 is slightly heavier due to its glass back, which also makes it slippery. The glossy texture doesn’t stay shiny for long due to fingerprints.

You get all the usual buttons and ports, as well as an IR blaster on the top. The phone is also IP65 rated, but there is no protection on the back glass, and the frame is still plastic. I would have preferred a metal frame. By the way, there is also a Razer Green option which looks better than the silver variant.

Display and Multimedia

Now, the display is the same as the GT 6T, the same as on the back. It is a 1.5K 120Hz LTPO panel with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection. Although Realme claims a peak brightness of 6,000 nits, our testing showed that it only managed to reach 2,680 nits. However, it is still quite bright, even in harsh sunlight, and colours look vibrant.

Compared to other phones, it is quite bright. You also get a proper always-on display. The in-display fingerprint scanner works well, and the screen can be used even with wet fingers, which is a nice feature. The only drawback is that it is a curved panel, which some people might not like.

Multimedia Comparison with CIVI 14

Realme GT 6 Review: Pros and Cons 2024

When it comes to the movie-watching experience, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Movies and shows look good on Prime Video and YouTube, thanks to HDR support. The stereo speakers are loud and crisp, although they lack Dolby Atmos support. However, there’s no HDR on Netflix, and it likely won’t be available anytime soon, so that’s something to keep in mind.

In terms of multimedia experience, I found the Civi to be better than the GT 6, as it offers Dolby Vision support on Netflix, and its stereo speakers sound fuller compared to Realme’s.

Regarding the haptics, the GT 6 uses an X-axis linear motor. Even though it is well-integrated into the UI, the haptics don’t feel very strong.

Performance and Benchmarks

The typing experience is good, but the haptics are weak in the UI. Now, let’s talk about the specs and performance. The Realme GT 6 is powered by the Snapdragon 8s Gen3, with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of overclocked UFS 4.0 storage. 

In AnTuTu, this phone scores higher than any other 8s Gen3 phone. However, in Geekbench, its performance is more middle-of-the-pack. We also ran the AnTuTu storage test to see if the overclocked UFS 4.0 storage makes a difference, and it does; the GT 6 scores better than other phones.

When it comes to stability, this phone struggles in both CPU and GPU tests. The maximum temperature we observed was 44 degrees Celsius during benchmarks. While this is on the higher side, it’s still less than what we’ve seen on other 8s Gen3 phones this year.

Let’s talk about gaming. This phone performs as expected. We get 90 FPS in BGMI and 120 FPS in COD Mobile, with smooth gameplay. In demanding games like Genshin Impact, the phone handles it easily, and in Warzone, you get a consistent 50 FPS. The 8s Gen3 also supports Ray Tracing, and the phone never exceeded 42 degrees Celsius, which is decent.

Gaming Features

You also get some additional gaming features that are quite useful, such as RAM allocation, geek power tuning where you can adjust clock speeds, hyper HDR, and more. However, the 4D game vibration feature didn’t show up in any of the games I tested.

Overall, this is a very good phone for gaming. In day-to-day usage, the phone performs quite well. RAM management is excellent, with apps remaining in memory throughout the day. Animations are smooth, no lag, or stutter at all.

Cameras Review

Now, the moment you all have been waiting for the cameras. Here are the camera specs of the GT 6. The main camera now has a Sony LYT-808 sensor, along with a telephoto lens, while the rest of the sensors remain the same as the GT 6T.

In daylight, the photos are excellent, with detailed, natural colours and well-handled HDR. Telephoto shots are equally impressive, but ultrawide photos lack detail. I really think 8MP ultrawide cameras should be banned in 2024, at least in this price segment. Like if you agree.

One positive is that the colour tone remains consistent across all three lenses. The phone also takes pretty good portraits, with natural colours, a good bokeh effect, and rich details. Selfies are good too, without any unnecessary smoothening or beautification.

At night, photos from all the sensors are good, which is not usually the case. In terms of videos, you can shoot 4K at 60fps from the main sensor, and the video quality is stable and sharp. The front camera can also record in 4K at 30fps, which is a nice feature, although you can’t switch cameras while recording.

I also compared the GT 6 camera with the Xiaomi 14 Civi to give you a better understanding. During the day, both phones take pretty good photos from the main camera, but the Civi takes better ultrawide shots, while the Realme is better at portrait photography. Overall, I found the GT 6’s cameras better than the Civi’s.

Software and AI features

Now, let’s talk about the software. The Realme GT 6 runs on RealmeUI 5.0 based on Android 14, with a promise of 3 years of software updates and 4 years of security patches. You get the usual features like File Dock and Link to Windows support, as well as two very useful AI features.

Firstly, the AI ​​Smart Removal in the Gallery app allows you to remove unwanted objects from your images, and it works quite well. Second, the AI ​​Smart Loop feature lets you drag an image or text to the edge to quickly share it. For example, if you’ve got an address on WhatsApp, you can just drag it to the edge to open it in Google Maps.

However, the five pre-installed apps come with ads in the search menu, and you also get annoying notifications. I expected this, but I wish Realme had toned down the ads on this device, especially since this is their flagship model in India.

Battery Life and Charging Speeds

In terms of battery, the Realme GT 6 comes with a 5500mAh battery and 120W fast charging support. The phone charges from 9% to 100% in just 29 minutes, which is impressive. What’s even better is the Screen On Time (SOT), which is almost in double digits. I got around 9 hours and 45 minutes with medium to heavy usage, so the battery life is exceptionally good. The overnight battery drain is just 3% with WiFi, Bluetooth, and mobile data turned on. Plus, you get a charger in the box, although it’s not a PD charger.

On the connectivity front, I didn’t face any issues while taking calls or browsing; everything was smooth. However, transferring camera samples from my phone to my laptop tested my patience due to the slow Type-C speeds. Apart from that, you get all the required 5G bands, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, and NFC. There is no eSIM support, though.


Now, the big question is, should you buy this phone? To answer that, let me give you a complete perspective. First of all, out of all the 8s Gen3 phones, this one seems like a complete package that excels in almost every aspect. It offers solid performance without overheating, takes pretty good photos, has an LTPO panel, and boasts exceptional battery life. Additionally, it is competitively priced.

Of course, the Realme UI comes with ads, and the curved panel is a matter of personal preference, but apart from that, there are no major shortcomings in this phone. Even compared to other phones like the 12R or the iQOO Neo 9 Pro, the Realme GT 6 is very close in performance. Plus, it has better cameras, a better display, and unmatched battery life.

So, the Realme GT 6 is a phone I can easily recommend. Okay, that’s it from me. If this article helped you, please share it with your friends. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the next article.

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