Realme 5
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Key Specs
  • Display 6.50-inch (720x1600)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
  • Front Camera 13MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery Capacity 5000mAh
  • OS Android 9 Pie
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release Date20th August 2019
  • Official Websiterealme.com

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Realme 5 Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Aug 21, 2019)
Roydon Cerejo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality, striking looks
  • Very good battery life
  • Useful additional cameras
  • Efficient processor
  • Bad
  • No fast charging
  • Weak low-light camera performance
  • Slightly heavy

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.

Realme 5 Summary

The Realme 5 features an updated crystal pattern on the back and retains the polycarbonate build and lamintaed plastic back panel of its predecessor. The phone has is a little heavy at nearly 200g and features a big 6.5-inch HD+ display. The low resolution isn't a huge issue as colours and brightness are still quite good. The 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 features a flatter and simpler looking interface, closer to stock Android 9 Pie. You get a bunch of cutomosation options too such as gestures and shortcuts. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and comes in three varaints. The top-end version which we reviewed has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. App and gaming performance is good and the phone doesn't heat up too much. 

The Realme 5 has four cameras at the back, which is the first phone to have such an arrangement under Rs. 10,000. Besides the primary camera and depth sensor, Realme has also added a wide-angle and a macro lens, which are useful. The 13-megapixel selfie camera also has electronic stabilisation for videos. Overall, the cameras perform well under good light but struggle to capture good detail in low light. 

The Realme 5 has a 5000mAh battery, which easily lasts for a day and half or even more on one charge. Unfortunately, fast charging isnt supported. Overall, the Realme 5's base variant (3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage) offers the best value at Rs. 9,999 but even the 128GB version at Rs. 11,999 is still good value, considering the overall package. 

Realme 5 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Realme 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) - Crystal Purple 10,199
Realme 5 (3GB RAM, 32GB) - Crystal Blue 10,349
Realme 5 (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Crystal Blue 10,999
Realme 5 (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Crystal Purple 11,399
Realme 5 (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Crystal Blue 12,399
Realme 5 (4GB RAM, 128GB) - Crystal Purple 12,450

Realme 5 price in India starts from ₹ 10,199. The lowest price of Realme 5 is ₹ 10,199 at Tata Cliq.

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Realme 5 Full Specifications

General
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
Colours Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1600 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Hardware
Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes
Camera
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
Software
Operating system Android 9 Pie
Skin ColorOS 6.0.1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB OTG Yes
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones Yes
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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  • The Beast is Arriving
    GA ENTERTAINMENT (Aug 19, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    This is not a mobile, it should be a beast, this beast takes and eats other under 20000 mobiles, let's go and blindly purchase this beast and enjoy...
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  • Realme 5 3/32
    Shorya King (Sep 1, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Outstanding mobile in this budget
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  • Very nice smartphone
    Shivpartap Singh Lalana (Sep 1, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Very nice smartphone
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