MWC 2023: Hands-on with the fastest charging phone in the world, the Realme GT3
The Realme GT3 uses the company’s SuperVOOC charging tech, something that Realme has been developing and polishing over the past couple of years. The record-breaking 240W charging tech comes with a couple of “industry leading” badges under its belt.
Realme has designed a special 10C ultra-thin battery for this model, a huge cooling plate for that battery, a safety system with 13 sensors and 60 layers of protection to keep the battery from overheating, and, of course, a hefty 12A cable for the 240W Dual GaN charger to carry the juice to the phone.
Thanks to all the aforementioned innovations, Realme says that the GT3 can run through 1,600 charging cycles while retaining at least 80% of the battery capacity. For comparison, Apple lists the iPhone’s batteries as being designed to retain up to 80% of their original capacity after 500 complete charge cycles.
Realme GT3 hands-on
The phone looks pretty cool, especially the white version, as the contrast underlines the aforementioned industrial design. Next to the camera bump and around the Snapdragon nameplate is an RGB rectangle that serves as a low battery indicator, notification light, photo counter, and more. You can also customize it with 25 colors, 2 rhythms, and 5 special modes.
The price of the Realme GT3 starts at $649, which is pretty sweet, especially if you need the fastest charging available.