Realme 5s has been launched in India, as a slightly upgraded version of the Realme 5. The Realme 5s comes with a quad rear camera setup that integrates a 48-megapixel main sensor, while the Realme 5 comes with a 12-megapixel main camera, even though it comes equipped with four rear sensors as well. Apart from this distinction, there is little else that is different between the two phones. The Realme 5s camera setup at the back matches the one seen on the Realme 5 Pro, although the rest of the specifications match with the Realme 5 variant. Both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro were launched in India in August this year.
The newly launched Realme 5s is priced in India starting at Rs. 9,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the higher-end 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 10,999. The phone comes in Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple, and Crystal Red. It will go on sale from November 29 via Flipkart and Realme.com, and its first sale held at 12pm (noon) IST. Launch offers include no-cost EMIs and up to Rs. 7,000 benefits from Reliance Jio.
Realme 5, on the other hand, comes in an additional lower 3GB + 32GB model, and its price in India is set at Rs. 8,999. The 4GB + 64GB model is priced at Rs. 9,999, and the 4GB + 128GB storage variant priced at Rs. 10,999. The phone is available via Flipkart, Realme.com, and offline stores as well. It has gone on sale in Crystal Purple and Crystal Blue colour options.
Highlighting the biggest and possibly the only major difference between the two phones, the Realme 5s packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary snapper that employs the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. It is assisted by an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter with 119-degree (±1.5-degree) field of view and an f/2.25 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel portrait camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The Realme 5, on the other hand, bears a quad rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary camera (PDAF and an f/1.8 aperture). All the other three rear sensors are same as the Realme 5s.
On the front, both the phones sport a 13-megapixel selfie snapper that supports AI Beautification tech. The two phones also support dual-SIM (Nano) slots, run on Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 software, sport a 6.5-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels) display, and are powered by the Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor.
The Realme 5s packs 4GB RAM only, while Realme 5 offers 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM options. Similarly, Realme 5s offers 64GB and 128GB storage options, while the Realme 5 also offers an additional 32GB storage options alongside the 64GB and 128GB options. Both the phones come with a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 256GB).
Connectivity options on the Realme 5s and Realme 5 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, a GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Both the phones pack a large 5,000mAh battery, measure 164.4x75.6x9.3mm, and weigh at 198 grams. Sensors packed inside the Realme 5s and Realme 5 includes accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass, and a rear fingerprint sensor for authentication.
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|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30||164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000||5000|
|Colours||Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple, Crystal Red||Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple|
|Release date||-||August 20, 2019|
|Screen size (inches)||6.50||6.50|
|Resolution||720x1600 pixels||720x1600 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||2GHz octa-core||2GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256||256|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||Yes|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)||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||Phase detection autofocus|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Skin||ColorOS 6.0||ColorOS 6.0.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||-|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|