Realme is making new phones by the dozen and we’ll absolve you if you stopped following somewhere on the way. The Realme 5 series launched last month, but directly after we were finished with the 5 Pro, the XT had already arrived. Well, the Realme 5 continues to be worthy of the spotlight now we are rendering it the guest of honor in this review.
The Realme 5 may be the bigger phone of the duo due to its larger 6.5″ display and beefier 5,000 mAh battery. Calling is powered by way of a very capable Snapdragon 665 chip, that ought to be thriving under that 720+ display. Sure, the resolution is less than ideal, but with a price of 10,000 Indian rupees (130 euros) – we’d forgive just about anything.
In addition, the phone includes a rather premium build with Gorilla Glass 3 at the front end end and splash-resistant protection across its whole body. Then there are both cool gradient paint jobs – Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple.
And here’s the entire specs list for additional information about the remaining features available on this phone.
realme 5 pro : Gorilla Glass 3+ front, polycarbonate back
Screen: 6.5-inch, 19:9, 720p+, LCD
Rear camera: Primary 12MP, f/1.8 lens; 119ï¿½ ultrawide-angle 8MP camera; 2MP macro camera; 2MP portrait camera; LED flash; 2160p@30fps video recording
Front camera: 13MP sensor
Chipset: Snapdragon 665: octa-core CPU (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver), Adreno 610 GPU
Memory: 3/32GB, 4/64GB or 4/128GB; dedicated microSD slot for up to 256GB expansion
OS: Android 9.0; Color OS 6.0 at the top
Battery: 5,000mAh, 10W charging
Connectivity: Dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Micro-USB, Radio
Colors: Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple
Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader
We think the dated microUSB port is probably the only issue we have with this particular impressive specs sheet, but again, we are discussing a phone coming in at INR 9,999 and we are giving this port a escape jail free card.
Unboxing the Realme 5
The Realme 5 could be rocking one very low price yet its retail bundle is quite respectable.
Calling ships with a 10W charger, a microUSB cable, and a transparent silicone case.
That’s not all, obviously. As any other Realme, that certain also 5 carries a thin screen protector that’s applied in the factory.