It has been not so long since the Chinese smartphone manufacturing brand Realme got established. And the company already seems serious about the emerging competitiveness in the smartphone market. With all these in hand, Realme has come up with two new phones — Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, both with aggressive pricing. These two phones bring four cameras, new and more powerful processors, and sufficient batteries. Let’s break each smartphone in brief for you.
It’s affordable among the two with a 6.5-inch HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels) screen that translates to a 20:9 ratio. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC, historically the second phone with an 11nm chipset, and the first in India. In terms of memory, the phone comes in three combos: 3/32GB, 4/64GB, 4/128GB.
For extra storage, users get a MicroSD slot that has its dedicated spot in the SIM tray instead of a hybrid set-up, so that users can have both up to 256GB memory expansion and the dual VoLTE options.
Similarly, the four cameras on the back of Realme 5 along with the Pro version makes the series first from Realme with four cameras on the back while the vanilla variant only features a 12MP main sensor (f/1.8 aperture) that is accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FoV and an 8MP sensor. And the last two sensors are a 2MP macro one with 4 cm focus distance and a depth sensor. On the front is a 13MP selfie sensor housed in the waterdrop notch.
As for the battery, Realme 5 carries a 5,000mAh battery (10W charging) that weighs 210g and comes with microUSB port but no fast charging.
Users get two colors options — Crystal Blue or Crystal Purple. In terms of pricing, the phone starts at INR 9,999 in India and will be available on August 27, 2019.
Realme 5 Pro
Realme 5 Pro, in terms of display size, is a little smaller — 6.3-inch and is also 15% lighter than the Realme 5 in the series. The screen sports an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and Full HD+ resolution. Similarly, the battery capacity is also a bit less, featuring a 4,035mAh one.
As for the RAM and storage, they are upgraded and available with three options: 4/64GB, 6/64GB, and 8/128GB.
Realme 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC that is a minor upgrade over the Snapdragon 710, mostly on the GPU department.
The camera on the back is the same as in the basic 5, i.e. a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor that also outputs 12MP photos with a way better quality. On the front, the selfie sensor is also upgraded with a 16MP sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture.
The battery comes with VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging support along with a USB-C port top-up. Also, the phone comes with an AI Freezer function that is able to study users’ habits and adjust the running background apps thereby saving power.
Realme 5 Pro comes in two different colors — Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green. The price starts at INR 13,999 ($195) and will be available on September 4.