Realme GT 6 Review: AI-AI Oh?


The sub-Rs 45,000 price range in the Indian market has traditionally seen limited offerings. But not anymore, as brands introduce new devices thanks to the rising average spending price (ASP). Realme is shaking things up further by introducing its latest flagship, the Realme GT 6. This release follows last month’s launch of the Realme GT 6T.

Realme GT 6

Rs 40,999



















What Is Good?

  • Bright, curved AMOLED display
  • Dual audio setup, crisp and clear
  • Good daylight photography
  • Nice photos in low-light conditions
  • AI features make everyday usage easier
  • Reliable battery life
  • Good for gaming

What Is Bad?

  • Room for improvement in ultra-wide and selfie camera
  • Bloatware
  • Average design, nothing out of the ordinary
  • Slippery panel attracts a lot of fingerprints

The GT 6, also known as the “elder brother,” includes an additional telephoto camera and advanced AI features that enhance everyday convenience. But are there any major differences between the two models? And with so many phones featuring the same chipset, is the Realme GT 6 a standout choice? Let’s find out in my review.

Realme GT 6 Review: Pricing and Availability in India

The Realme GT 6 comes in three variants and will be offered through Flipkart and the Realme Store.

Variants Pricing
8GB RAM + 256GB Storage Rs 40,999
12GB RAM + 256GB Storage Rs 42,999
16GB RAM + 512GB Storage Rs 44,999

Realme GT 6 Review: Design and Build Quality

The Realme GT 6 is well-built and features a sleek design. The curved design gives the phone a premium look and makes it easier to carry. While the phone is heavy, its tall form factor distributes the weight evenly. As for the weight, the GT 6 is 8 grams heavier than the Realme GT 6T.

For the review, I got my hands on the Fluid Silver colourway, which unfortunately attracts a lot of fingerprints—something I dislike about this phone. The Monica in me seriously loses it when there’s even a single fingerprint on the back panel, so if you share that brain cell with me, keep a cloth handy, or may be slap a case.

It’s very tough to distinguish the GT 6 from the GT 6T — the GT verse is real. The silver colour is not the most vibrant and unique, but the Razor Green looks quite dashing. The camera module features a shiny rectangular silver patch, which I found unexpectedly useful as a quick mirror when I needed to check my lipstick.

Design Specifications
Weight 199 grams
Colours Razor Green, Fluid Silver
Thickness 8.6mm
Port and Button Placements Bottom: Speaker grille, Secondary microphone, USB Type-C, SIM Tray

Top: Primary microphone

Right Side: Power button and volume buttons

The glossy back has caused me a few scares as it slipped from my hands several times. Thankfully, the phone survived these drops without any damage. The display remained pristine throughout my usage, even though I didn’t use a screen protector or a case.

The Realme GT 6 comes with an IP65 rating for protection against dust and water.

Realme GT 6 Review: Display and Audio

The Realme GT 6 boasts a stunning curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This sleek design looks amazing and provides an exceptionally smooth experience. I encountered no mistouches on this display, which is quite impressive.

Scrolling on this device is effortlessly smooth. The fluid app opening and closing animations further enhance the overall display experience.

I streamed high-quality videos on YouTube, watched a few episodes of Young Sheldon and even watched a couple of movies on Netflix. The display delivers vivid and detailed colours that are mostly accurate. The blacks, in particular, are deep and fascinating.

While the device supports Widevine L1 for Netflix, it unfortunately doesn’t include HDR capabilities. Despite this limitation, the display’s outstanding performance ensures a satisfying viewing experience.

Display Specifications
Size 6.78-inch
Resolution 1264×2780 Pixels
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Peak Brightness Claimed: 6000 nits, Tested: 1355 nits
Minimum Brightness 13 nits

The Realme GT 6 offers a peak local brightness of 6000 nits, just like the GT 6T. However, it’s worth noting this insane number will not be covered by the entire display but is the brightest 1 per cent of the panel. During our tests, the display only reached 1355 nits. When I toggled on the ‘Extra Brightness’ feature in the settings, the brightness peaked at 1955 nits, the maximum we could achieve.

The display is very bright indoors and performs well under direct sunlight. Yet, the Realme GT 6T’s screen appears noticeably brighter than the GT 6 in intense sunlight.

As seen in the table above, the minimum brightness level is 13 nits. This is a bit on the higher side for dark environments, but switching to the ‘Eye Comfort and Sleep’ feature significantly reduces eye strain.

The Realme GT 6 also comes with a seamless in-display fingerprint sensor. Every time I placed my thumb on the sensor, the phone unlocked immediately without any failures. Plus, the fingerprint animation adds a nice, cool touch (pun intended).

In terms of audio, the Realme GT 6 impresses with its dual speakers, delivering crisp and clear sound. Even at full volume, the audio remains rich and free from distortion. I tested the speakers by playing music at maximum volume with the AC on, and the sound was so loud that I couldn’t hear the bell ringing in the room, so you get an idea.

Realme GT 6 Review: Performance and Software

The Realme GT 6 packs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC, the same engine driving the Xiaomi 14 Civi and the Poco F6.

Hardware Specifications
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3
GPU Adreno 735
Storage Up to 512GB, UFS 4.0
Antutu 1561973
CPU Throttling Test 89 per cent of its max performance
Software Version Realme UI 5.0 based on Android 14

Three years of OS updates and four years of security patches

Connectivity Details Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.4

The Realme GT 6 outperforms both the Xiaomi 14 Civi and the Poco F6 in benchmarks. However, it falls short in its price range when compared to the iQOO Neo 9 Pro, which is a performance-centric smartphone.

iQOO Neo 9 Pro
realme GT 6
realme GT 6T
OnePlus 12R
AnTuTu Overall benchmark score analysis

Additionally, the Realme GT 6 outperformed both devices in the single-core and multi-core tests on Geekbench 6, which is quite impressive.

While benchmarks show the GT 6’s theoretical performance, real-world usage is the true test. Thankfully, the GT 6 easily tackles everyday tasks such as calling, messaging, watching YouTube videos and scrolling on Facebook or Instagram.

We assessed its gaming capabilities by testing the GT 6 with light games such as Subway Surfers. The phone delivered a consistently smooth experience at 60fps, and the curved display enhanced the overall experience.

I also played demanding titles like BGMI and Call of Duty: Mobile on this phone. Check out the table below for a detailed breakdown of the GT 6’s performance on BGMI.

Settings FPS Result
Ultra HDR + Ultra Maximum: 40fps

Minimum: 37fps

The gameplay was smooth overall, though I occasionally noticed minor frame drops.

Let’s see how this phone performed in Call of Duty: Mobile.

Settings FPS Result
Very High + Max Maximum: 60fps

Minimum: 59fps

There were hardly any frame drops while playing, and the gaming session remained smooth. I loved playing CODM on this phone; it’s outstanding.

Call of Duty: Mobile is well-optimised for this phone, resulting in an excellent gaming experience.

After two hours of gameplay, the phone did get warm near the camera module, but it remained comfortable to hold. One potential downside to consider is the phone’s edges. After a while, I noticed red marks on my hands because of the phone’s design. A case might be a good idea if you have sensitive skin or prefer longer gaming sessions.

The main difference between the Realme GT 6 and the Realme GT 6T is the AI features this phone offers. Check out the table below to see what it offers.

AI Features How Does it Work?
AI Night Vision Similar to phones with 1-inch sensors, this feature aims to capture clear photos even in dark environments.
AI Smart Removal Like object eraser tools on Samsung and Pixel phones, this feature lets you remove unwanted objects or people from your photos.
AI Smart Loop Like the “Circle to Search” feature, this lets you select any picture from Instagram (or any other app), drag it, and send it directly to a friend using the Smart Loop feature. It’s a super quick and easy way to share your favourite finds.

These features simplify daily life and enhance efficiency. The AI Night Vision feature is a strong addition and performs reliably. On the other hand, the AI Smart Removal, which serves as an object eraser to remove specific people or objects, does not match the effectiveness of the Pixel eraser. It often requires multiple attempts to successfully remove the object.

I also enabled the AI Smart Loop feature and frequently used it to share pictures with my best friend. This feature is a time saver and operates seamlessly.

Additionally, the user interface provides many more functionalities. The in-display fingerprint sensor has a charging animation that looks very cool, and you can customise the animation colours in the settings app.

This phone comes with several notable features, including:

  • Riding Mode: When enabled, this mode mutes all notifications except for incoming calls, which helps stay safe while on the go.
  • Split View: This feature splits the screen into two parts, allowing you to run and view two apps simultaneously for improved multitasking.
  • Dedicated RAM for Games: This allocates specific memory to games, ensuring they launch faster and run more smoothly.

While the settings app offers a wide range of features, these stand out for me.

Overall, the software is smooth, and I encountered no issues. The phone comes with pre-installed bloatware apps like Snapchat and Facebook. However, these apps can be easily removed; on the plus side, they might be useful for some users.

Realme GT 6 Review: Cameras

The Realme GT 6 boasts a versatile camera system: a 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and an additional 50-megapixel telephoto camer at the back. On the front, it sports a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The photos are excellent in daylight, displaying accurate colours and consistent results. The camera does a great job capturing shadows, adding depth to the images.

Camera Specifications
Primary Camera 50-megapixel with OIS, f/1.69

Sony LYT-808 sensor

Secondary Camera 50-megapixel telephoto, f/2.0

Samsung JN5 sensor

Tertiary Camera 8-megapixel ultra-wide, f/2.2
Sony IMX355 sensor
Selfie Camera 32-megapixel, f/2.45
Video Recording Capabilities Up to 4K at 30fps Dolby Vision

Portrait shots are equally impressive. The camera accurately detects edges and applies a pleasing blur to the background, making the subject stand out beautifully.

The camera truly shines in low-light performance. In some situations, the primary camera captures impressive photos in low and dim light, with slight graininess. Portraits in low light also come out well. However, the camera struggles with lens flare when photographing street lights or lamps, indicating an area for improvement.

Across different lighting conditions, I noticed that the phone tends to brighten all colours. Vibrant areas become more vivid, and blacks are deep and rich. While some might feel the images are over-brightened, I find them well-balanced and ready for social media without needing additional editing, which is convenient.

The telephoto camera is a new addition to the Realme GT 6 compared to the GT 6T. It performs well in daylight, but low-light shots are somewhat grainy.

The ultra-wide camera takes decent photos, though the field of view could be wider. Unfortunately, the edges of these images often appear noisy and grainy, which is disappointing.

The selfie camera delivers average results. There’s a noticeable red tint on the cheeks and chin, and in group selfies, it tends to blur out more than three people, affecting the overall quality.

Realme GT 6 Review: Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 5500mAh
Charging Adapter 120W SUPERVOOC, adapter in the box
Charging Time 43 minutes
PCMark Battery Test 12 hours 42 minutes

The Realme GT 6 offers a large battery pack, similar to the Realme GT 6T. It has 340mAh more than the iQOO Neo 9 Pro, so that’s also one thing to keep in mind.

The phone includes a 120W charging adapter in the box, which is a time saver. Realme claims the GT 6 can charge from zero in 28 minutes. However, in our testing, it took 43 minutes to reach a full charge. While this is 15 minutes longer than the claimed time, 43 minutes is still quite fast and acceptable.

The Realme GT 6 lasted 12 hours and 42 minutes during the PCMark battery test. This performance is two minutes longer than the Realme GT 6T, three minutes longer than the Poco F6, and 20 minutes longer than the Xiaomi 14 CIVI. While the number is good, I expected a bit more.

For everyday use, the phone’s battery can easily support a full day of casual tasks. If you engage in heavier activities, like playing demanding games or extensive media streaming, the battery life extends to about eight to nine hours. Overall, the Realme GT 6’s battery performance is robust and should comfortably meet the needs of most users.

Realme GT 6 Review: Verdict

The Realme GT 6 packs numerous features, such as AI enhancements for improved efficiency, a reliable telephoto camera, a stunning curved display with a peak brightness of 6000 nits, and a robust chipset that delivers strong performance.

However, despite its attractive starting price of Rs 40,999, the Realme GT 6 has some drawbacks. It comes with considerable bloatware, an ultra-wide camera that is average, and a selfie camera that leaves much to be desired. Given this price point, consumers rightfully expect more refined features.

With competitors like the Poco F6 and Xiaomi 14 CIVI offering the same chipset, the Realme GT 6 faces stiff competition in the Indian market.

Yet, the Realme GT 6 stands out with its innovative features. Thus, it is a versatile device that excels in many areas despite minor inconveniences.