Realme 5s
  • 64 GB / 4 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 13 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 720 x 1600 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

Realme 5s: Specs Score

  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3
Rated at 68.75%
  • Display: 3/5
    Less Than 1080p Resolution
  • Camera : 3/5
    Basic Quad-Camera Setup With 48MP Camera
  • Processor : 3/5
    Can Play Heavy Games At Lower Graphics Settings
  • Battery : 4/5
    Bigger Than 4,500 mAh Battery With Two-Day Battery Lfie
  • RAM : 3/5
    Less Than 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    Dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support


Realme 5s: Price

Realme 5s: Review

  • Quad-camera Setup
  • Affordable Pricing
  • 720p Display
  • Plastic Build

Realme 5s: Design

The Realme 5s 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 5s 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 5s: Hardware Performance

The Realme 5s 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 5s: Camera Performance

The Realme 5s has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48MP 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 5s: Price To Specs Ratio

The base variant of the Realme 5s retails for Rs. 9,999 in India. The smartphone offers 4GB RAM and 64GB 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 that 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 5s: Important Features/Specs

The Realme 5s 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 5s is definitely one of the best-looking smartphones under Rs. 10,000 price tag.

Realme 5s: Verdict

The Realme 5s 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 5s.

Realme 5s: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI ColorOS 6.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM
Colours Blue, Purple, Red
Status Available in India
Global Release Date November, 2019
Indian Release Date 20 November, 2019
Dimensions 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 198 g
Screen size 6.51 inches
Technology IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU Octa core (Quad 2GHz + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 610
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
External Storage upto 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.25) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Quad Cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features HDR, Panorama, PDAF
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
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Water Resistant

Realme 5s: FaQs

Is there a fingerprint reader on the Realme 5s?

Yes, the smartphone features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

What is the price of the Realme 5s 4GB RAM model?

The 4GB RAM model of Realme 5s is priced at Rs. 10,999.

Is the storage of the Realme 5s expandable?

Yes, the storage is expandable(256GB) via a microSD card.

Realme 5s alternatives?

The Galaxy M30, and the Redmi Note 8 can be considered as the Realme 5s alternatives.

How is the Realme 5s selfie camera?

It has 13MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

Does the Realme 5s support the 5G network?

No, the smartphone doesn't support the 5G network.

What is the screen size of the Realme 5s?

The HD+ IPS display of the Realme 5s measures 6.82-inches.

What is the Android version of the Realme 5s?

It runs on Android 9 Pie OS with Custom UI ColorOS 6.0.

When did the Realme 5s officially launch in India?

The Realme 5s launched in India in November, 2019.

Is Realme 5s still worth buying?

Yes, it offers a quad-camera module along with 48MP main sensor, 5,000 mAh battery at the low price point, making it a good entry-level smartphone.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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