Realme 5
10,999
Highlights
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 13 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 720 x 1520 pixels Display
  • Snapdragon 665, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

Realme 5: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 3
    Battery
  • 2.5
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 65.5%
  • Display: 2.5/5
    720p IPS LCD Screen With Water Drop Notch
  • Camera : 3/5
    Basic Quad-Camera Setup
  • Processor : 3/5
    Can Handle Casual Gaming And Multi-Tasking
  • Battery : 3/5
    Battery Greater Than 4,500 mAh With Regular Charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Maximum Of 4GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.7/5
    Dedicated microSD Card Slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Realme 5: Price

Realme 5: Review

Pros
  • Quad-Camera Setup
  • 5000 mAh Battery
Cons
  • 720p Display
  • micro USB port

Realme 5: Design

The Realme 5 is the latest and one of the first smartphones from the company with a quad-camera setup. This is also the most affordable smartphone in the country with a quad-camera setup. At the front, the device has a 6.5-inch HD+ resolution screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The back panel of the Realme 5 is made using glossy plastic with a diamond pattern. The finish is given in such a way that it mimics glass and looks premium.

Realme 5: Hardware Performance

The Realme 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with Adreno 610 GPU. This processor is based on 11nm fabrication, which makes it energy efficient. This is a good smartphone for casual gaming, as it can play games like PUBG at medium settings without any frame drops. Besides, the mobile can also handle usual day-to-day tasks without any issue.

Realme 5: Camera Performance

The Realme 5 has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture, 2MP 4CM macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. At the front, the phone comes with a 13MP selfie camera. When it comes to real-life performance, the primary camera can take some good looking shots under normal lighting conditions. The 13MP front-facing selfie camera can also take some great shots and also supports Face Unlock.

Realme 5: Price To Specs Ratio

The base variant of the Realme 5 retails for Rs. 9,999 in India. The smartphone offers 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. For the asking price, the device does offer a great set of features which are not usually seen at this price range. Besides, the phone also has a massive 5000 mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging. However, the phone still uses a micro USB port, which makes the device a bit dated.

Realme 5: Important Features/Specs

The Realme 5 comes with a dual SIM card slot with a dedicated microSD card slot, where users can install two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. Similarly, the smartphone is based on Android 9 Pie OS with custom ColorOS 6.0 skin on top with features like app drawer and more. The smartphone looks premium and at the front, it has a water-drop notch with a higher screen to body ratio. The Realme 5 is definitely one of the best-looking smartphones under Rs. 10,000 price tag.

Realme 5: Verdict

The Realme 5 is a testament that a budget smartphone can also offer the latest set of features and specifications. Similarly, the phone also introduces a quad-camera setup, which is never seen at this price range. If you are in the market and looking for a camera-centric budget smartphone that can offer amazing battery life, then, then you can consider the Realme 5.

Realme 5: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI ColorOS 6.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM
Colours Blue, Purple
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date August, 2019
Indian Release Date 20 August, 2019
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.5 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
Chipset Snapdragon 665
CPU Octa Core (Quad 2GHz + 1.8GHz) Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 610
STORAGE
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
RAM 3 GB RAM
External Storage upto 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 12 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP(f/2.4) + 2 MP Quad Cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera 13 MP Camera
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features HDR, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Video Player MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Water Resistant, 10W Quick Charging
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How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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