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

Display 6.5-inch (720 x 1600)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
Front Camera 13 MP
Rear Camera 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Operating System Android 9 Pie


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


Brand Realme
Model 5
Release date 20th August 2019
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30
Weight (g) 198.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Colors Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple


Screen size (inches) 6.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1600 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass


Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes


Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 13-megapixel


Operating system Android 9 Pie
Skin ColorOS 6.0.1


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones Yes
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes