Realme has finally announced its new mainline smartphone duo succeeding the budget-friendly Realme 3.
Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro both come with quad sensor rear cameras, powerful processors, large batteries, and a low sale price.
The vanilla Realme 5 is a bit more budget-friendly and slightly toned down in terms of hardware compared to the Pro variant.
Design and Display
In terms of design, it employs Realme’s signature diamond pattern design on the back. The fingerprint sensor is mounted towards the upper end of the phone next to the vertically aligned quad-sensor camera. It is available in crystal blue and crystal purple colors.
At the front, it has a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio and 271 ppi pixel density.
Internal and Storage
The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 665, making it the first smartphone with an 11 nm chipset in India. It comes in three different RAM and storage variants:
- 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage.
- 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage.
- 4 GB RAM with 128 GB storage.
The memory is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot. On the software front, it runs on ColorOS 6 flavored Android 9.0 Pie.
The key selling feature of the Realme 5 duo is its camera configuration. This particular smartphone comes with a quad-sensor rear camera with a 12 MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2 MP dedicated macro lens and a 2 MP depth sensor.
As far as the selfie camera is concerned, Realme 5 comes with a 13 MP shooter housed in the waterdrop notch.
Battery and Pricing
Battery wise, Realme 5 packs a 5000 mAh battery which unfortunately charges over the old school MicroUSB port and does not come support fast charging. You’ll need at least 3 hours to fully charge the battery with the tiny 10W charger.
The smartphone will be available for sale from 27th August, at INR 9,999 (~Rs. 22,350) for the base variant.
Realme 5 Pro
As the name suggests, the Realme 5 Pro is the better phone with an improved processor, better cameras and a higher resolution display.
Design and Display
Aesthetically, both smartphones look the same. The only difference in Realme 5 Pro is that it’s slightly smaller and 15% lighter (thanks to the lower battery) than the regular Realme 5.
The camera alignment and fingerprint sensor location are also the same. It is available in sparkling blue and crystal green colors.
It features a 6.3-inch display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340). Like the vanilla Realme 5, the Pro version also comes with a waterdrop notch.
Internals and Storage
Moving towards the hardware, the Realme 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 712. The phone comes in three memory variants:
- 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage
- 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage
- 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage
Software-wise, it runs on the same ColorOS 6 flavored Android 9.0 Pie.
This is where Realme 5 Pro truly shines. Its quad-sensor rear camera features a 48 MP Sony IMX586 main sensor, followed by an 8 MP ultra-wide, a 2 MP dedicated macro and a 2 MP depth sensor.
For selfies, the phone has a single 16 MP shooter.
Battery and Pricing
Even though the battery in Realme 5 Pro is smaller than the vanilla model, the 4035 mAh unit comes with Oppo’s VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging over a USB Type-C port.
The smartphone will be available for sale in India by 4th September at a starting price of $195 (~Rs. 32,000).
Realme 5 and 5 Pro Specifications
|Specifications||Realme 5||Realme 5 Pro|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)||Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|GPU||Adreno 610||Adreno 616|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6||Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Display||IPS LCD, 6.5 inches, HD+ (720 x 1600) resolution||IPS LCD, 6.3 inches, FullHD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution|
|Memory||3GB, 4GB RAM/32GB, 64GB, 128GB Storage||4GB, 6GB, 8GB RAM/64GB 128GB Storage|
|Camera||Primary: 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP||Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP|
|Selfie: 13 MP||Selfie: 16 MP|
|Connectivity||LTE, MicroUSB, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,|
|Fingerprint scanner||Rear mounted||Rear mounted|
|Battery||5000 mAh||4035 mAh|
|Price||INR 9,999 (basic variant)||$195 (basic variant)|