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Realme GT 5G Display test: Good color and scrolling

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The Realme GT 5G came out in March 2021 and is part of our High-End ($400-$599) segment. Let’s see how it did in our array of comprehensive display tests.

Key display specifications:

  • 6.3-inch super AMOLED display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 (409 ppi)
  • Aspect ratio: 20:9
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)

About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions. This article highlights the most important results of our testing. Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image (gallery) and video apps at their default settings. (For in-depth information about how we evaluate smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.”)

Test summary

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Pros

  • Faithful color rendering in most tested conditions
  • Generally smooth both in gallery and playing video games
  • Well-defined lines when playing video games

Cons

  • Hard to read under sunlight
  • Video rendering lacks brightness and dark tones
  • Shows some ghost touches when playing video games

The Realme GT 5G put in a respectable middle-of-the-pack performance in our Display protocol tests. Although it could be brighter overall for both readability and video, it renders color well and provides smooth scrolling and gaming experiences.

Brightness vs Contrast comparison (0 Lux)
Brightness vs Contrast comparison (30 000 Lux)
The Realme GT 5G’s brightness is too low in outdoor conditions and its readability is also affected when viewing the phone at an angle. Viewed indoors, the device is bright enough despite a slight pinkish cast…
Readability indoors, from left to right: Realme GT 5G, Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung A52 5G
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)

… but under sunlight, the GT 5G is hard to read.

Readability under sunlight, left to right: Realme GT 5G, Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung A52 5G
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)
In terms of color, the Realme GT 5G has a reddish cast when viewed indoors and outdoors.
Color rendering outdoors in shade, left to right: Realme GT 5G, Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung A52 5G
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)
The left-hand chart below shows the Realme GT 5G’s color fidelity in the P3 color space. The center of each circle is the target color; the further the tip of the arrow is outside of the circle, the more users will notice the difference between the color on the display and the original color of the source material. The scatter chart on the right shows the Realme device’s pink-blue oscillations when holding it at different angles, which appear almost iridescent on the screen.
Realme GT 5G, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the P3 color space
Realme GT 5G, scatter graph of white point on angle

The photo arrays below illustrate the color shift measured in the scatter chart above. The reddish cast mentioned above is visible in the Realme’s on-axis photo below. Its on-angle photo shows an even more pronounced, almost purplish cast.

Indoor color rendering on axis (top) and on angle (bottom), left to right: Realme GT 5G, Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung A52 5G
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)

The Realme GT 5G’s video brightness is slightly low. Some dark details are missing and the contrast on midtones could be more pronounced. As illustrated below, the Realme device shows saturation on vivid colors in HDR10 content.

Video color, clockwise from top left: Realme GT 5G, Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung A52 5G
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)

The Realme GT 5G shows some frame drops at 30 fps and 60 fps, but no frame drops are visible when playing games; further, it does not show any frame duplications and appears sharp on moving objects. After jumping forwards or backwards in the timeline, the GT 5G pauses slightly before resuming video playback.

The GT 5G is accurate when zooming in the gallery app. When gaming, the device is smooth and every area of the screen is responsive, with generally good accuracy.

The Realme device shows some flicker, as does the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G:

Flicker comparison
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency.

The Realme GT 5G responds frequently to ghost touches, and aliasing is slightly visible when gaming. However, the device is well adapted to a comfortable gaming experience.

Realme GT 5G, closeup of aliasing
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)
Realme GT 5G, closeup of aliasing
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)
Realme GT 5G, closeup of aliasing
(Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only)

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