Unveiled in March 2021, the Realme GT is the most affordable Snapdragon 888 phone. Following an exclusive release in China, the phone has now made its way to European markets after an international release on 15 June.
The Realme GT, with Android 11, boasts speed from all fronts. On top of the Snapdragon 888, the GT offers 5G connectivity, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, Bluetooth 5.2, a 120Hz 6.43in AMOLED display, and 65W wired fast charging that’ll replenish the 4500mAh battery in 45 minutes. Dive into the full specs for the Realme GT if you want to know more.
While cameras aren’t the main attraction on the GT, it does offer a 64Mp main sensor, 8Mp ultrawide and 2Mp macro, along with a 16Mp selfie camera. If you’ve got your heart set on powerful camera specs, Realme is poised to release a GT camera flagship in July.
Here we’re going through everything you need to know about buying the Realme GT, including any deals.
Realme GT price: How much does the Realme GT cost?
The GT is available in two configurations with pricing as follows:
8GB RAM + 128GB -$599/€449 (around £385)
12GB RAM + 256GB storage – $699/€599 (around £514)
It’s excellent value for the latest gen Snapdragon processor, given competition from the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Oneplus 9 phones, which also offer the 888, start at £769/US$799/€849 and £629/$729/€699 respectively.
Where to buy the Realme GT SIM-free
Navigating the RealmeGT’s availability can be slightly confusing as each configuration is limited to specific retailers which may have regional restrictions.
The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option is only available from AliExpress which offers international shipping to the UK and Europe – but you won’t find the 12GB/256GB option there. AliExpress has a Summer Sale offer that reduces the price to £322.25/US$433.20/€373.74.
For the heftier variant, you’ll have to go to Amazon US, which means those in the UK or Europe who want this version will have to pay an additional shipping fee (that’s US$140 if you’re in the UK).
We currently can’t see it listed on Amazon UK (though we’ll update this article with more information if that changes).
Is Realme GT available on contract?
You can’t buy the Realme GT on contract, but we’ll keep you posted if that changes. In the meantime, see our round-up of some of the best SIM deals around.
We’ve also compared the best Realme phones if you want to see how the Realme GT might stack up.
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