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Realme GT Master Explorer vs Vivo iQOO 7

Realme GT and GT were not enough: Realme had to release yet another flagship killer under the GT series which is even more complete than its two predecessors. We are referring to the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition which will soon make its debut outside of China. Usually, flagship killers have an important compromise: the camera performance, but it is not the case with the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition. However, is it the most complete flagship available at a killer price or there is something more at the same level even when it comes to the cameras? The answer is yes: a similar device is the iQOO 7 by Vivo’s sub-brand, another handset packing amazing hardware and a great camera too. Here is a comparison between their specifications.

Realme GT Master Explorer vs Vivo iQOO 7


The design of the Realme GT Master Exploration Edition is more suggestive than iQOO 7, if we take the version made of eco-leather designed by the known Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. However, there is a special color option of the iQOO 7 called Legend, with BMW colors, which is as stunning as the leather variant of the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition. Which one is better depends on your personal tastes? I personally prefer the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition due to its curved edge-to-edge display and a more compact body.


The displays of Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and iQOO 7 are more or less at the same level, that is the reason why we recommend you to focus on the other specifications while reading this comparison. They are Super AMOLED panels with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10+ certification, very high peak brightness, and the Gorilla Glass 5 protection for the GT. The only important difference regards the dimensions: Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has a 6.55-inch curved display, while iQOO 7 has a flat 6.62-inch display. Both the phones feature stereo speakers and an in-display fingerprint reader.

Specs & Software

The Chinese variant of the iQOO 7 is a more powerful device than its rival because it packs a stronger chipset: the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform which is the best by Qualcomm if we exclude the Snapdragon 888 Plus. The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has the weaker Snapdragon 870, but a lot of people prefer the 870 over the 888 because of its better management of energy consumption. In both cases, you get up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 native storage. The internal storage is not expandable. The handsets run Android 11 with a highly customized user interface on top.



Each of these devices is a pretty nice camera phone, but they have their pro and cons. The Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has a better main camera: the Sony IMX766 with a 50 MP resolution and OIS. The iQOO 7 has OIS as well, but with an inferior main camera. On the other hand, the iQOO 7 has a telephoto lens that is not present on the GT, which supports 2x optical zoom. Instead, the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition has a better 16 MP ultrawide camera and a better 32 MP front camera.


The iQOO 7 supports the fastest commercial charging technology with a power of 120W, but the battery is below average in terms of capacity: 4000 mAh. The Realme GT Master Explorer features a bigger 4500 mAh battery and a still fast charging technology with a power of 65W.


The iQOO 7 starts from about €480/$563 in China, while Realme GT Master Explorer Edition is priced at €458/$538 in its base variant. Both are amazing phones with an incredibly high value for money, recommended for gamers and power users. Which one should you pick? I personally prefer the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition because it features a bigger battery, a better main camera, and a better front camera. But the iQOO 7 has a stronger chipset and amazing 120W fast charging. Which one would you opt for?

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition vs Vivo iQOO 7: PROS and CONS

Realme GT Master Explorer Edition



  • Bigger battery
  • Great leather version
  • Amazing main camera
  • Wider availability
  • Better front camera


  • Price


Vivo iQOO 7


  • Faster 120W charging technology
  • Optical zoom
  • Wider display


  • Smaller battery
  • Limited availability
Product Name

Realme GT Master Explorer

Vivo iQOO 7

Product Image Realme GT Master Explorer Vivo iQOO 7
Price $448.00 $699.00
Our Rating 9.1 9.3
Brand Realme Vivo
Category Mobiles Mobiles


Announced 2021, July 21 Exp. release 2021, January 16
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, July 30 Available


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G NR bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


Dimensions 159.9 mm x 72.5 mm x 8.0/8.8 mm (depending on color) 162.2 x 75.8 x 8.7 mm
Weight 183.5/185 g (depending on color) (6.49 oz) 209.5 Grams
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak) AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~89.3% screen-to-body ratio) 6.62 inches, 106.5 cm2 (~86.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) 1080 x 2400 pixels (~394 ppi density)
Multitouch Multi-touch refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently.
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5


OS <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11, Realme UI 2.0 Android 11 + OriginOS
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585) Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650 Adreno 660


RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB, 12 GB 8 GB, 12 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128 GB, 256 GB UFS 128 GB, 256 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No No


Main Camera <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Triple

50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.09", 1.0µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
48 MP (wide) + 13 MP (portrait) + 13 MP (ultrawide)
Selfie Camera Single

32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm
16 MP (wide)
Camera Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Image 2160p 2160p
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps


Audio Playback Yes Yes
Video Playback Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes
Ring Tones Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes
Handsfree Yes Yes


Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum


WLAN <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.2, A2DP, LE 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Radio No No
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go
Infrared Port <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Headphone Jack No


Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4500 mAh 4000 mAh
Fast Charging 65W, 50% in 13 min, 100% in 33 min (advertised) Fast charging 120W, 100% in 15 min (advertised)
Placement Non-removable Non-removable


Colors Gray, White, Aurora, Apricot Gray, Blue, White
Model V2049A
Price $448 About 699 Dollars



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