Smartphone Shopping Guide 2019

Realme 5 Pro, Realme 5 with Quad Rear Camera, Splash Resistant Body Official

Realme 5 Pro
Realme 5 Pro (Sparkling Blue)

As expected today, Realme has pulled the curtains off its new smartphones in India, the Realme 5 Pro and Realme 5. The device are here to succeed their predecessors. In this regard, the phones have been upgraded in some area (and downgraded in some areas too).

The Realme 5 Pro is the more spectacular of the two although it features the same 6.3-inch Full HD+ display as its predecessor. The Corning Gorilla Glass protection survived, but the first notable change that the device brings in hardware is the Snapdragon 712 processor that powered it, an upgrade of the Snapdragon 710 featured on the Realme 3 Pro that was released by Qualcomm few months back. This have a clock speed of 2.2GHz and is accompanied by an Adreno 616 GPU.

As could be guessed, the dewdrop notch at the top of the phone display serves as a refuge for the 16MP selfie camera. Speaking of the camera, the Realme 5 Pro have quad camera vertically-aligned at the upper-left on its back - the main camera has a 48MP (f/1.79) IMX586 sensor, followed by a secondary 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, the third is a 2MP camera for capturing depth, while the fourth is a 2MP camera for macro shot.

The Realme 5 Pro have a fingerprint sensor at the back for biometric security and it is also splash-proof. It runs Android 9.0 Pie based ColorOS 6.0, supports dedicated dual SIM, while it relied on a 4035mAh battery for power with supports for VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge. USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack are among the connectivity it offered.

Realme 5
Realme 5 (Crystal Blue)

The Realme 5 have a 6.5-inch HD+ screen that is Gorilla Glass protected and is powered by a Snapdragon 665 chipset, paired with Adreno 610 GPU. Like the "Pro" model, it has quad camera at back with a 12MP (f/1.8) camera taking the lead, followed by an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro camera, all vertically aligned.

The device settled for a 13MP front camera, which is equipped inside its mini-drop notch. Like its counterpart, the Realme 5 is splash-proof and it also has a fingerprint sensor at the back. It lacked a USB Type-C port as it uses Micro-USB for charging, but there is 3.5mm audio jack onboard. It generate its power from a 5000mAh battery with supports for 10W fast charging.

The phones comes in various RAM and storage configurations, the basic versions having 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage, respectively. The Realme 5 Pro is claimed to have 90.6% screen-to-body, while the non-Pro model have 78% screen-to-body ratio. These have plastic backs with reflective patterns.

Realme 5 Pro Specifications

  • 6.3-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Full HD+ (2340x1080) resolution, Dewdrop notch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass protection
  • 2.3GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform, Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB RAM / 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1 storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 48-megapixel rear camera, f/1.79 aperture, 1/2.0" Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, EIS, LED flash; secondary 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens (119°) with f/2.25 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, 2MP f/2.4 depth camera for portraits shot
  • 16-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX471 sensor
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6.0
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Splash resistant
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio
  • Battery: 4035mAh / 3950mAh (typical/minimum), VOOC 3.0 fast charging (charger included in the box)
  • Dimensions: 157×74.2×8.9mm
  • Weight: 184 grams
  • Colour(s): Sparkling Blue, Crystal Green

Realme 5 Specifications

  • 6.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display with HD+ (1600x720) resolution, Mini-drop notch, Gorilla Glass protection
  • 2.0GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform, Adreno 610 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 12MP rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, Sony IMX386 sensor, PDAF, EIS, LED flash; secondary 8MP ultra-wide angle (119°) lens, f/2.25 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size; 2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP f/2.4 camera for 4cm macro shot
  • 13MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6.0
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM
  • Splash resistant
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 10W fast charging
  • Dimensions: 164.4×75.6×9.3mm
  • Weight: 198 grams
  • Colour(s): Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple

Pricing

  • Realme 5 Pro 4GB/64GB -> Rs 13,999 (US$196)
  • Realme 5 Pro 6GB/64GB -> Rs 14,999 (US$210)
  • Realme 5 Pro 8GB/128GB -> Rs 16,999 (US$238)
  • Realme 5 3GB/32GB -> Rs 9,999 (US$140)
  • Realme 5 4GB/64GB -> Rs 10,999 (US$154)
  • Realme 5 4GB/128GB -> Rs 11,999 (US$168)

The Realme 5 Pro will be available from September 4th, while the Realme 5 will go on sale on August 27th in India on Flipkart and Realme eShop.

Update: Realme 5 Pro Launched in China as Realme Q (September 5, 2019)

OPPO's Realme has introduced the Realme 5 Pro in China under an entire different name. Dubbed Realme Q, it is basically the Realme 5 Pro in all aspects, in design, features, and specifications. Chinese buyers will be able to purchase the phone from September 9th.

Its pricing details is as follows:

  • Realme Q 4GB/64GB -> CNY 998 (US$139)
  • Realme Q 6GB/64GB -> CNY 1298 (US$181)
  • Realme Q 8GB/128GB -> CNY 1598 (US$223)



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