realme GT 6 Review | Geek Lifestyle

The GT 6 is a striking new premium device from realme.

After getting our hands on the phone recently, the realme GT 6 has finally been launched in the Philippines, and here’s our review of this premium new device from realme.

Before we get started, we’ll be using the word “flagship” a lot in this review, though we need to clarify. Typically, a flagship phone can mean two things. First, it can refer to a top-of-the-line phone with the latest and most powerful processor, with a price tag of around PHP 60k or so (or USD 1,000). Then, there’s the other definition where a brand’s flagship is simply its highest-end device which may not be a true “flagship” that rivals something like an iPhone Pro model.

The GT 6 is realme’s flagship, meaning it fits under the second definition better. Though it does straddle that line as it packs many flagship-level features such as a promising triple rear camera setup and one of the most powerful Snapdragon chipsets available. All of this while having a more affordable price tag. As such, realme bills it as a “flagship-killer.”

So, is the realme GT 6 worth getting if you’re in the market for a premium phone while still being a bit more affordable than the highest-end options? Here’s what we think in our review.


To start things off, let’s look at the realme GT 6’s design. For this new premium device, realme went with a shiny material with a two-tone look as the bottom 2/3rd and the top have a more solid color while the camera module area has a mirror-like finish. This gives the phone a sleek look that’s still quite eye-catching.

What’s also interesting is that, despite the shiny finish, the phone isn’t much of a fingerprint magnet, with the exception of the camera module area. It’s also worth noting that the phone still feels nice and grippy thanks to the matte finish on the edges, not to mention that even with its nice-looking design, the phone still has an IP65 dust and water resistance rating to give it some level of protection.

If you do wants some extra grip and protection, the phone comes with a silicon case inside the box. It’s a slim case, but it should protect the phone well. Plus, it’s nice that realme went with a colored case instead of a clear one, especially given how prone to yellowing a clear case is even if it’s a high quality one. We did wish that the case would match the color of the phone a bit better, but that’s a minor nitpick at most.

Moving to the front, you can see the realme GT 6’s large 6.78-inch AMOLED screen that has curved edges that give it an even more premium look and feel. The screen’s side bezels and tiny holepunch notch at the top also give the phone a proper flagship look.

Design-wise, the GT 6 is quite impressive overall as it looks and feels very much like a phone that can trade blows with flagship phones from other brands.

Binge-Watching Factor

As the phone’s screen is a large 6.78-inch AMOLED display, it looks quite promising as a new binge-watching partner. That is indeed the case as the GT 6 worked well as a phone to watch your favorite movies and shows on .

Whether you’re watching the latest movies or the newest episode of your favorite anime, the screen should output vibrant colors with deep blacks that help make black bars unnoticeable when you’re watching content while not in full screen. The display also gets plenty bright enough to give you a good viewing experience even when outdoors.

For audio, the GT 6 won’t disappoint as it has a stereo speaker setup that gets plenty loud, all while having pretty good audio quality. Even at max volume, audio doesn’t sound too shrill, plus you can hear bass notes quite clearly.

You should note that this phone is like pretty much every flagship phone currently as it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. As such, you’ll need a pair of wireless headphones or speakers if you want the best watching/listening experience.

Gaming Performance

The realme GT 6 is powered by a Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset. It may seem like Qualcomm’s highest-end SoC, but take note that this is the 8s Gen 3 and not the 8 Gen 3. That means this isn’t the most powerful chipset, though it should still have a similar level of performance to previous generation Snapdragon 8 series SoCs. Moreover, it should still be a good partner for pretty much every game that’s out now on Android.

In our time with the phone, we tried out a variety of games, including popular MOBAs and FPS titles like League of Legends: Wild Rift and Call of Duty Mobile.

For Wild Rift, the GT 6 had no issues running the game at the Very High graphics preset and at 60 FPS. If you want to take advantage of the 120Hz screen on the phone, you can also smoothly run the game at 120FPS while on the High setting.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty Mobile also ran at the highest settings at 60FPS. The flagship-level processor also means you can adjust the frame rate to 120FPS, which is something only available with high end devices.

As for games like Genshin Impact, the realme GT 6 ran that game smoothly without any issues on the High graphics setting. What’s also great is that aside from being smooth, we didn’t feel the phone getting too hot during our time with it. Of course, your mileage may vary in this regard.

Also, take note that we tested these games in the phone’s GT mode which enables maximum performance, though that may come at the cost of extra battery life. Still, the relame GT 6 shouldn’t disappoint avid mobile gamers given its overall performance.

Geek Photoshoot Capabilities

The realme GT 6 pacsk a 50MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 50MP 2x telephoto triple rear camera setup along with a 32MP front shooter. Thanks to this setup, the cameras promise to take great shots in an array of shooting scenarios. Plus, realme also packed the phone with some nifty AI features.

Perhaps the highlight of these AI features is the handy AI eraser tool. Sure, this isn’t a particularly new feature, but it’s nice to have it well integrated into the phone as it allows for easy erasure of background elements that you may not want in your shot. It also works well as the results look natural.

As for the actual image quality, the main 50MP camera performs well for photography, whether outdoors in daytime or indoors as photos have plenty of detail with vibrant colors to boot. Based on the shots that we took, the phone’s main camera can trade blows with other flagships.

At night, image quality is also great as photos taken with the Night Mode in low light retain plenty of detail and sharpness, though take note that the colors are a bit more vibrant than natural.

Moving on to the ultrawide, this camera also works well in daytime as photos have lots of detail. Night Mode photos are also quite impressive as they’re sharp and bright. Of course, you’ll want to use the Night Mode for better ultrawide photos as the Auto Mode shots aren’t as bright or detailed.

Next, the phone has a 50MP 2x telephoto camera. Thanks to this, the phone is able to capture quality photos at 2x zoom, with 4x zoom also being pretty good even at night when using the Night Mode. The quality drops when you zoom further, but at its price point, the 2x telephoto camera performs quite well.

Finally, the 32MP selfie shooter takes social media-ready selfies, with the beautification filter still looking fairly natural at the default setting, though you still may want to tweak that to your liking if you’re not a fan of a more filtered look.

Everyday Reliability

As the GT 6 worked well for gaming, it should come as no surprise that the GT 6 is also a reliable phone for everyday use as it has plenty of power for both daily tasks and content creation.

During our time with the phone, the GT 6 was able to handle all that we threw at it. What’s more, aside from being responsive, the phone’s realme UI 5.0 was great to use as its layout and features make it intuitive and easy to navigate.

Given these, the GT 6 should be a great daily driver for most users. It helps that the phone’s battery life is also great overall.

Thanks to the large 5,500mAh battery, the realme GT 6 can last for a day of use with ease, and likely even more. Battery life will depend on someone’s use case though, so there’s a chance that users who use the phone heavily can drain it within a day, but in general, it should be able go a full work day on a single charge.

When you do need a top-up, that’s where the GT 6 shines. This is thanks to the phone’s blazing-fast 120W fast charger inside the box. With this, you can reach up to 50% in just a bit over 10 minutes, giving you plenty of hours of use after just a few minutes of charging. This is great in the event that you forget to charge the phone the night before you next day out.

Final Geek Lifestyle Verdict

There’s a lot to love with the realme GT 6 as it has eye-catching design, good cameras, great performance, and blazing-fast charging. These make it a worthy flagship for realme, and a compelling “flagship-killer,” especially at its introductory price of PHP 29,999.

Even at its SRP of PHP 34,999, the realme GT 6 is worth considering for users who want a premium smartphone without having to spend over PHP 50 or 60k, all while not sacrificing much in terms of features.

realme GT 6 specs:

  • 6.78-inch AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor
  • Adreno 735 GPU
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Rear cameras: 50MP + 8MP + 50MP triple rear camera setup
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • 5G, LTE
  • Under Display Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.4
  • 5500mAh battery with 120W wired Fast charging
  • Android 14 with realme UI 5.0