Realme 5s

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Key Specs
  • Display 6.50-inch (720x1600)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Front Camera 13MP
  • Rear Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 5000mAh
  • OS Android 9 Pie
Market StatusReleased

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Realme 5s (4GB RAM, 128GB Storage) Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Nov 28, 2019)
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good build quality, striking looks
  • Very good battery life
  • Cameras perform well in daylight
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Bad
  • No fast charging
  • Cameras struggle in low light
  • A little heavy and bulky

In the budget smartphone segment, manufacturers are constantly refreshing models and pushing out new ones in quick succession in order to stay ahead of the competition. They also need to stay relevant in the eyes of buyers. Realme introduced its 5 series in August, with the Realme 5 being the entry-level offering. However, since its launch, we've seen several competitors come along, most notably the Vivo U10 and Redmi Note 8 – all vying for the top spot in that coveted sub-Rs. 10,000 market.

Realme 5s Summary

Realme 5s shares the same design as the Realme 5. It has a 6.5-inch display and a tiny waterdrop notch that houses the selfie camera. The Realme 5s packs a 5,000mAh battery which makes it a tad bulky at 195g. This smartphone is available in a Crystal Red colour variant.

The Realme 5s has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a depth sensor. It has a 13-megapixel selfie camera. This smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC and has two variants, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage and 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It also has an option for storage expansion upto 256GB.

It runs ColorOS 6.0.1on top of Android 9 Pie. The cameras on the Realme 5s are quick to focus and managed good details. It managed good shots in daylight but struggles in low-light.

 

Realme 5s Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Realme 5s (64GB) - Crystal Blue 11,799
Realme 5s (64GB) - Crystal Red 11,999
Realme 5s (128GB) - Crystal Blue 11,999
Realme 5s (128GB) - Crystal Purple 12,999

Realme 5s price in India starts from ₹ 11,799. The lowest price of Realme 5s is ₹ 11,799 at Amazon on 7th May 2021. This smartphone is available in 1 other variant like 128GB with colour options like Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple, and Crystal Red.

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Realme 5s Full Specifications

General
Brand Realme
Model 5s
Price in India ₹11,799
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
Removable battery No
Colours Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple, Crystal Red
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
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes
Camera
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)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 13-megapixel
Front flash No
Software
Operating system Android 9 Pie
Skin ColorOS 6.0
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
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
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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Realme 5s User Review and Ratings

4.5 19,939 ratings &
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  • Nyc phone aand camera
    Ajay Giri (Nov 30, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    कब तक आएगा
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  • What a smart phone _ reami 5s
    Anuj Singh (Jan 22, 2020) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I used this phone it surprised me for smart features and sound quality is fab😍 thankx one of most smart brand ,realmi 5s
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  • Not bad but there is some issues
    Debasish Pappa (May 31, 2020) on Gadgets 360
    I m using this last Dec,2019.. from my personal experience after using this battery backup is very good, no network issue, no lagging problem on freefire game. But there is also some problems sound is very low, sometimes I am facing touch skin issues and display quality is not good ..
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  • Just wow!
    Golden Kumar Malakar (Jan 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    Good quality
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  • Wonderful
    Rakesh Kumar (Dec 28, 2019) on Flipkart
    super phone in this range, love it
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  • Classy product
    Manjeet Singh (Jan 9, 2020) on Flipkart
    Good
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  • Super!
    Rohit SamAd (Dec 28, 2019) on Flipkart
    best camera quality😎😎😎
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  • Awesome
    Rajashekar N (Dec 11, 2019) on Flipkart
    good mobile for this price
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  • Fabulous!
    Bakul Kalai (Mar 30, 2020) on Flipkart
    Good
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  • Fabulous!
    Ayush Kulshreshtha (Mar 30, 2020) on Flipkart
    honest review of realme 5s for price of 10000rs 1)Battery: 5/5 2)Camera: 4/5 2.1) Night photography: 5/5 3)performance: 5/5 4)User interface: 3/5 (there are many things missing which are available in other phones) 5)Display: 4/5 (poor in direct sunlight,) 6) Slow motion video recording: 3/5 7) Sound quality: 4/5 (redmi is better) I have been using this phone for past 2 months. Although I was looking for good budget phone but my priority was camera. so i have to choose btwn Realme 5s or Redmi note 8. And i chose this one due to superior battery. The phone has good finishing, battery is super awesome with 2 days of backup with normal internet usage(without battery saver).Screen is decent, expect it is hard to see in full sunlight. But what shocked me was the camera, the in-built camera app was a disaster to my photography hobby. The pictures were very hazzy with no sharpness at all. And if you shoot anything brown or green in colour, it will look like an water painting. You will regret if you zoom the photo you have shot. And i was so frustrated that i planned to sell this and buy redmi note 8. But i found a fabulous solution to this problem, i installed GCam app which converted this camera into decent one (better than redmi note8).I have attached proof of it. And if your priority is for slow motion, then buy redmi note 8 as this phone slow motion video quality is not good. Regarding the user interface, the gallery is very confusing and it doesn't have option of slide show. This phone comes with an in built music player app, but it don't let you shuffle your playlist. The sound produced in headphones is not good if you play music or videos in apps like MX player, Google music player. May be it could be due to software. CONCLUSION: Best battery backup, install GCam app and camera is good, sound is clearly loud, performance is excellent. Better than Redmi note 8 overall.
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