Smartphone review realme GT Master Edition (RMX3360 / 3363)

Table of Contents

Delivery set

  • Smartphone
  • Fast charging with USB Type C cable
  • Tray Clip
  • Silicone Case
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Specifications

Dimensions and weight159.2 x 73.5 x 8 mm (glass) or 8.7 mm (leather back), 174/180 grams (glass, leather)
Body materialsFront protective glass, plastic frame, glass or eco-leather back
Display6.43 inches, 2400×1080 pixels (Full HD +), AMOLED, refresh rate 120 Hz, sampling rate of the sensor layer 360 Hz, ratio 20: 9, pixel density 409 ppi, color gamut 100% DCI-P3, peak brightness 1000 nits, Always On Display
Operating systemGoogle Android 11, proprietary shell realme UI 2.0
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6nm), Adreno 642L graphics
Memory6 / 128GB, 8/128 GB or 8/256 GB, no memory cards
Wireless interfacesWi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 2,4/5 ГГц, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 (aptX HD), NFC
Audio3.5 mm jack One speaker
Network2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G: bands B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
4G: диапазоны LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B32/B66
TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(2496-2690MHz)/B42

5G:
SA:n77/78/79/38/40/41(2496-2690MHz)/1/3/5/7/8/20/28
NSA:n77/78/79/38/40/41(2496-2690MHz)/1/3/5/7/8/20/28

Dual Nano SIM cards

NavigationGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou
Sensors and connectorsOptical fingerprint scanner (in-screen), accelerometer, light sensor, proximity, compass, USB Type C, 3.5 mm jack
Main camera64 MP wide (Sony IMX682), Quad Bayer, f / 1.88 aperture, 0.7 μm pixel size, PDAF (phase detection autofocus)
8 MP, ultra wide-angle, f / 2.3, 1.12 microns, viewing angle 119 °

2 MP, macro camera, f / 2.4, 1.75 μm

Video recording:
[email protected] fps, [email protected]/60 fps, 720P30/60 fps
– Slow motion 1080P @ 120/480 fps, 720P @ 240/120 fps
– Ultrastabilization (UIS / UIS Max)
– Wide angle lens is not supported in 4K and 60fps modes

Front-camera32 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.5 aperture, 0.8 μm, angle of view 85 ° HDR, panoramic shooting
1080P video recording @ 30 fps, beautification mode
BatteryLi-ion 4300 mAh, SuperDart 65W fast charging, Quick Charge and Power Delivery support, charging time up to 100% in 33 minutes
ColourGray (leather), black, white
PriceFrom 29 990 rubles

Positioning

The main sales today fall on the models of the middle price segment, devices that look interesting in terms of price / quality ratio. In recent years, such models have matured a lot and have become very interesting, they do not have any special flaws, they get a good set of cameras, performance that is enough for the eyes. The same A-series from Samsung shows record sales, and all thanks to the correct positioning and cost. It is important for realme to be present in the most massive segment, as it not only generates sales, but increases the brand’s popularity. And then the company took a very unusual step, it took its flagship realme GT and simplified it a little.

And if other companies simplify the flagships so that the resulting models of the middle segment do not compete with them, then in realme they went from the opposite. The company’s flagship is needed for prestige, but the main sales are planned to be made at the expense of the GT Master Edition in the middle segment. Therefore, in this model, they left exactly the same screen, practically the same battery and fast charging, the same set of cameras (by the way, it looks weak in the flagship, but here it is very appropriate). Simplified the processor, but it’s still a model with excellent performance.

The previously tried approach, when the device is produced in several variations, there is a model with a leather back, which also found its application. And I like it, in the review it is just such a model, it looks unusual in relation to most modern smartphones, it has some kind, but its own face. You may like it or not, but realme stands out, and by today’s standards, this is a huge achievement.

Let’s take a closer look at this device to understand why I say that it has an excellent value for money, in contrast to the flagship GT.

Design, dimensions, positioning

The model is available in two versions: with a back made of glass and the usual look for hundreds of models, as well as with a back made of eco-leather, this is a gray model. Check out the glass back models.

Ordinary, unremarkable. The device, designed by Naoto Fukasawa, has a ribbed surface, according to the creator, this look was inspired by the history of travel, he wanted to create a smartphone that resembles the luggage that we collect when we go somewhere. In a word, a suitcase mood conveyed in a smartphone.

As in the older model, eco-leather is used, it is not covered with scratches, it is not greasy. For those who want to take care of the device, there is a cover in the package in the color of the case.

The dimensions of the gray phone are slightly larger, but the difference is almost not felt. It lies well in the hand, the ergonomics are pleasant.

If you look at the front surface, you will see a worn, smudged protective film. Generic problem of all realme, this film quickly deteriorates.

On the back you can see a glass insert around the camera block, it is quite pleasant.

The control elements are arranged as follows. On the left side there is a volume rocker, and there is also a tray for two nanoSIM cards (the device does not support eSIM). On the right side is the on / off key.

At the bottom you can see a USB Type C connector, a 3.5 mm jack, a microphone and a speaker right there, the second microphone was taken out to the upper end. The top speaker is on the bezel above the screen. Stereo was not implemented in this model, only one speaker on the bottom end works, which is noticeable when watching movies or playing games.

The frame of the device is made of plastic, but there is no such feeling. The device is quite weighty – 174/180 grams, it feels like a bar. Dimensions – 159.2 x 73.5 x 8mm (glass) or 8.7mm (leather back).

The fingerprint sensor is built into the screen, it works quickly and flawlessly. But I prefer face unlocking, I use it.

There are no complaints about the build quality of the device, everything is up to par, there is nothing to complain about.

Display

I will briefly list the technical characteristics: 6.43 inches, 2400×1080 pixels (Full HD +), Super AMOLED, refresh rate 120 Hz, sampling rate of the sensor layer 360 Hz, ratio 20: 9, pixel density 409 ppi, color gamut 100% DCI-P3, peak brightness 1000 nits, AlwaysOn Display.

In the settings, you can always turn on the frequency of 120 Hz, or you can set it to turn on in automatic mode, the latter is preferable, since the battery will be consumed noticeably.

I love the AoD feature, the screensavers and clock options are good. But if the device lies motionless for some time, the screen goes blank. I also note the low brightness in this mode, it is clearly not enough.

There is DC Dimming in the settings, the screen flickering is reduced, but the color rendition suffers at the same time, here you need to choose one thing. The device uses a separate engine to make photos and videos on the screen look brighter, its work is noticeable in video.

I can’t say that the screen matches the flagships from Samsung or Apple, where there are also displays from Samsung. But for its price range, the screen is excellent, it has everything you need for life.

To adjust the brightness of the backlight, two RGB sensors are used (as in flagships), the brightness is adjustable in 4096 steps. Which, in my opinion, is definitely superfluous, and this is rather a figure for displaying technical capabilities, in your life you will never see such a step in brightness change.

In the sun, the peak brightness can reach 1000 nits, the screen remains readable, everything is fine. But the film, of course, gets in the way, and it should be removed.

I like the display in this model, there is a little more here than you usually find in devices of this price.

Battery

Realme has standardized components, so the battery in most devices is the same – 4500 mAh (here it was stated as 4300 mAh). The kit includes a 65 W Dart charger, in fifteen minutes you will get 50% of the charge, and in 33 minutes – everything is 100. It has been tested, and it works in practice.

Minus of the model, which I ran into by accident. I left the device at home and went on vacation for a week, and when I returned, the standard charging blinked for the first ten minutes and refused to charge the device. I had to “light” it from the usual charging of another manufacturer (not so fast), and everything happened. Then he put his own, and life improved. A small but annoying glitch.

Speaking about the autonomy of a smartphone, if we take the average indicators of mixed use without games and “heavy” software, then it is quite possible to get a day and a half of work with 6-7 hours of screen operation, if you slightly lower the brightness and do not use wireless protocols, then you can get to the end the second day of work from the socket. The situation is already familiar, the indicators are adequate.

Memory, chipset, performance

The device is available in Russia in two versions – 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB (UFS 3.1). The memory is fast, both RAM and SSD, which has a very good effect on system performance. Unfortunately, there are no memory cards at all.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset is adequate for the model and provides good performance. In synthetic tests, the device manifests itself like this.

The model has proven itself quite well in life, and if you don’t play heavy games at maximum settings, the device will not warm up at all, it copes with all tasks with a bang.

Communication capabilities

5G support means that the device in the corresponding networks can deliver maximum speeds. In Russia it can be connected to operators’ test zones, it will work in them.

Also on board there is Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC is supported. I can’t say anything bad about navigation, the device detects your location well, there are no mistakes here.

Cameras

The emphasis is on using the Sony main unit, which gives a slightly better night scene than usual. But I have a strange impression of the main camera module, it is typical for the middle segment. There are both HDR and AI, they noticeably recolor the pictures. Street Mode is an optional shooting mode in which the camera applies additional filters.

The AI ​​Color Portrait mode looks spectacular, allowing you to highlight shades of red, blue or green when shooting a video, while recording a video, you can also take photographs. In general, there are a lot of modes for photo and video shooting, whether it is recording on two cameras at the same time, the “Film” mode with professional settings, or shooting the starry sky with a long exposure. There is where to turn around, and the camera software helps you quickly figure everything out.

The main lens is accompanied by a medium “ultra-wide” lens with stable performance and adjusted dynamic range. The optional 2MP macro sensor is very simple.

One front camera is still used, the quality of the images is normal.

Software

Inside Android 11, there is realme UI 2.0 on top. A rather pleasant interface, there are no special frills in it, but you can use it comfortably, although in some places it is overloaded. Take a look at the examples of the interface.

Impressions

The connection quality is good (hello, radio part from Qualcomm), the call is loud and bright, the vibration is average. At a cost of 29,990 rubles for the basic version of 6/128 GB, this is a strong model of the middle segment, it competes for a number of devices, for example, the same Galaxy A52.

The Galaxy A52 has water protection, the screen is noticeably brighter in most modes, the shell looks more interesting, there is support for memory cards. But the basic version has only 4GB of RAM, the charging is not as powerful. Moreover, the cost is 5-6 thousand rubles higher! In my opinion, the Samsung brand certainly plays a role, but in general realme looks like a more than adequate offer against its background.

For about the same money you can buy Poco F3, this device has stereo speakers, IP53 water protection, memory card. But the fingerprint sensor is in the side key, the design is quieter, but the processor is a little faster. The prices are comparable.

You can list a dozen more models that are present in this price range, but I took two poles. On the one hand, this is a bestseller from Samsung, on the other hand, Poco from Xiaomi. In my opinion, the realme GT Master Edition looks good against their background, it is a balanced model with a good price / quality ratio. Not the most perfect screen, but good for the money. Perhaps the lack of stereo speakers is the most serious disadvantage that can be mentioned for this model. Otherwise, it justifies its price one hundred percent.


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