The Realme GT5 looks and feels the same as last year's GT3, for the most part. The new GT5 is also made of glass and aluminum, and the camera bulge is quite similar. However, it's as if Realme took some cues off the Pixel lineup and made the whole camera module span across the device's width. The glass piece doesn't have sharp edges, though, and everything about it feels smooth and well-made.
While we are on the camera island, it has the three cameras on the left, sitting inside metal camera rings and an RGB LED indicator surrounding the area where the chipset is supposed to be. There's a subtle Qualcomm logo on it too.
The Realme GT5 comes in just two colors, Flowing Silver and Starry Oasis, we have the former with us.
The whole glass piece on the back is pleasantly curved and meets the side frame without any protrusions or gaps. The whole device feels quite thin and nice in hand, but it's also pretty slippery.
The side frame is made of aluminum with a glossy finish and oval side edges, transitioning into flat ones at the top and bottom. The USB-C and the main speaker grille are at the bottom, while the top is home to an IR blaster and a second opening for the top speaker. The right side holds the power button and the volume rocker, both of which are easily reachable with your thumb.
The front side of the device features razor-thin bezels, subtly curved edges and a centered cutout for the selfie camera. In other words - nothing out of the ordinary.
Overall, the handset feels nice and shows excellent craftsmanship using premium materials. However, some sort of ingress protection would have been greatly appreciated.