Realme recently released its flagship phone, Realme GT, featuring the latest Snapdragon 888. The phone was getting compared with the latest Mi 11 and the Asus ROG 5 after the company showed the benchmarks.

By Sayyed Shehzer Abbas

The Realme GT got 770221 score on AnTuTu which was later reported to be fake. AnTuTu later found the evidence that the company cheated to get such high scores. The Realme GT was found to be cheating on the test, specifically in its multi-threaded and JPG decompression tests.  As a result, AnTuTu banned Realme GT from its platform for a span of 3 months.

The smartphone was found to be using unscrupulous methods to achieve its highly advertised score. Currently the device has been removed from the platform and the company has been advised to fix the issue before the device gets banned permanently. To prove the test wrong, AnTuTu posted a detailed breakdown of everything wrong with the Realme GT performance through a Weibo post on a retail version of the smartphone with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Realme GT is packed with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM or 12 GB RAM and 256 GB ROM powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. It comes with the latest 5G technology. On the back the device is equipped with a 64 MP main camera sensor, 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP sensor. The phone’s battery capacity is 4,500mAh, with support for 65W charging. Realme UI 2.0, in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, and Hi-Res Audio are also part of the package.


But how exactly did Realme messed up the benchmarks? In multithreaded test, the phone offloaded its workload to the fastest cores instead of distributing it evenly. The tasks embarked on the little cores was held back so they could run on the big cores. As a result, the scores obtained were only from the fastest cores and cannot be achieved in real world. Moreover, Realme GT also manipulated AnTuTu’s JPG image decompression test. Instead of processing the image as is, it replaced the same with a bunch of mosaic blocks, which resulted in a blurry unusable image.

Realme’s CEO Xu Qi Chase issued an official statement via Weibo, a Chinese blog, mentioning that “our score is the real data” running on the current version of Antutu. The return of the phone on the platform is still not confirmed.


CMO Realme confirmed that the benchmark scores of Realme GT are all accurate data under the current versions of the Antutu benchmark. User experience has always been a priority for the company which is a reason the company delivers excellent performance to its users. The Realme GT is currently only available in China commercially. All these rumors will be cleared out once the device is globally released but there is no clue if the device would be launched globally with the same specifications.