Realme 5 4GB-128GB

In India, it’s hard to not have heard of smartphone maker Realme by now. Even though it’s a relatively new company, it started life within Oppo, and thanks to aggressive marketing and pricing, it has managed tremendous growth over the past year. With the budget smartphone war constantly escalating, the company wants to disrupt the market once more with its new Realme 5 series and Realme is making the leap from dual to quad cameras on the backs of its phones, across the board, including models which are priced below Rs. 10,000.

Key Specifications

Display6.5-inch (720 x 1600)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
Front Camera13 MP
Rear Camera12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
RAM4GB
Storage128GB
Battery Capacity5000mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie

variants

3GB | 32GB           4GB | 64GB          4GB | 128GB

Realme 5 Summary

The Realme 5 has an updated glass pattern behind and retains the polycarbonate structure and laminated plastic back panel of its predecessor. The phone is a bit heavy with approximately 200 grams and has a large 6.5-inch HD + screen. The low color resolution is not a big problem since the color and brightness are still quite good. Realme 5 has a slot on the side for two nano-SIM cards and a dedicated slot for a microSD card.

It runs on ColorOS 6.0.1, which has a flatter and simpler interface, closer to the Android 9 cake. You also get customization options such as gestures and shortcuts. The phone works with a Snapdragon 665 SC and comes in three variants. We review the top-level version that has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The performance of applications and games is good and the phone does not get too hot.

There are four cameras on the back of Kingdom 5, the first phone covered with this money. 10,000. In addition to the main camera and depth sensor, Realm has added a wide-angle and macro lens, which is useful. The 13-megapixel selfie camera also has electronic stability for videos. In general, the cameras work well in good light but struggle to capture good details in low light.

The Realme 5 has a 5000 mAh battery, which easily lasts a day and a half or more on a single charge. Unfortunately, fast charging is not supported. In general, the base variant of Realme 5 (3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage) is the best price in Rs. 9,999 but even the 128GB version is priced at Rs. 11,999 is still a good value considering the overall package.

Realme 5 Full Specifications

General

BrandRealme
Model5
Release date20th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30
Weight (g)198.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5000
ColorsCrystal Blue, Crystal Purple

Display

Screen size (inches)6.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution720×1600 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass

Hardware

Processor2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
RAM4GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera13-megapixel

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinColorOS 6.0.1

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB OTGYes
Micro-USBYes
HeadphonesYes
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes