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Realme GT vs iQOO 7: Specs Comparison

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Despite the prices of top-tier smartphones rose a lot in the last years, you can still find amazing flagship killers with top-tier hardware departments at amazing prices. One of them is definitely the Realme GT 5G: its camera is the only compromise, but it has nothing to envy to the most expensive phones in the market in terms of hardware. Another flagship with a great price is the iQOO 7, sporting the latest high-end mobile platform by Qualcomm just like the Realme GT 5G. But which one offers the highest value for money? Let’s discover it together through a comparison between their specifications.

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Realme GT 5G vs Vivo iQOO 7

Realme GT 5G Vivo iQOO 7
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4 mm, 186 grams 162.2 x 75.8 x 8.7 mm, 210 grams
DISPLAY 6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED 6.62 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), AMOLED
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz
MEMORY 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB
SOFTWARE Android 11, Realme UI Android 11, OriginOS
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS
CAMERA Triple 64 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
Triple 48 + 13 + 13 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.5 + f/2.2
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 4500 mAh, fast charging 65W 4000 mAh, fast charging 120W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot, 5G Dual SIM slot, 5G

Design

Realme GT 5G and iQOO 7 are two devices offering a premium design. The Realme GT 5G comes in a special version with a yellow leather back and a vertical black stripe, while you can find the Vivo iQOO 7 in a special BMW Edition boasting a vertical stripe too, but with the typical BMW colors. The Realme GT 5G is a more compact phone than the iQOO 7: even though it packs a bigger battery, it is thinner and lighter. That is the reason why I prefer it to the Vivo iQOO 7.

Display

Realme GT 5G and Vivo iQOO 7 come with displays boasting very similar specifications. Both have the Full HD+ resolution with 1080 x 2400 pixels, the HDR10+ certification, and a 120 Hz refresh rate. With these AMOLED panels, you can get an outstanding image quality, despite they are not the best out there. The most important difference is the diagonal: 6.43 inches for the Realme GT 5G and 6.67 inches for the Vivo iQOO 7. This might make the difference for a few users who are interested in productivity and gaming. Note that Realme GT 5G has stereo speakers.

Specs & Software

Realme GT 5G and Vivo iQOO 7 sport the best hardware department you can expect from a 2021 flagship, including the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform (the best one released by Qualcomm until now), up to 12 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 native storage. Thanks to this hardware department, you can do everything with these handsets while keeping the maximum speed you can expect on an Android phone. They run Android 11 out of the box with a highly-customized user interface on top: the Realme GT 5G has the Realme UI 2.0 which is actually similar to ColorOS 11 by OPPO, while the Vivo iQOO 7 has the brand new OriginOS which replaces Funtouch OS.

Camera

The best camera phone of this comparison is the Vivo iQOO 7: while the Realme GT 5G has midrange-class cameras, the Vivo iQOO 7 is closer to the high-end segment thanks to a 48 MP main sensor supporting optical stabilization and a 13 MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom. It is not among the best camera phones, but it is way better than mid-rangers when it comes to photo quality. Alongside the main sensor and the telephoto lens, you get a 13 MP ultrawide sensor and a 16 MP selfie camera. Unfortunately, Realme GT 5G lacks a telephoto sensor and OIS, but it still comes with a pretty nice 64 MP main camera supported by an 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP macro camera.

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Battery

Realme GT 5G offers a longer battery life thanks to its big 4500 mAh battery. The Vivo iQOO 7 has a 4000 mAh battery, below-average if we consider the other flagships released this year, but there is a reason for it: providing the fastest charging speeds. Indeed, the Vivo iQOO 7 supports 120W fast charging which is actually the faster commercial charging power.

Price

Realme GT 5G went on sale in China with a €517/$618 starting price tag, while Vivo iQOO 7 starts from €480/$574. At the end of the day, if you do not care about the cameras, then Realme GT 5G is a better choice due to its bigger battery, stereo speakers, compact design. But if you do, then Vivo iQOO 7 is a better choice since its cameras provide way better performance. Further, 120W fast charging is a killer feature, especially at that price.

Realme GT 5G vs Vivo iQOO 7: PRO and CONS

Realme GT 5G

PRO

  • Bigger battery
  • Great leather version
  • Stereo speakers
  • More compact

CONS

Vivo iQOO 7

PRO

  • Faster 120W charging technology
  • HDR10+ certification
  • Better cameras
  • Wider display

CONS

  • Smaller battery

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