The mid-range smartphones in the year 2019 are getting competitive, and the Realme 5/ 5 Pro is an outstanding example of it. Today, the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro gets official. With the aggressive starting price of INR 9,999 on the former, it is without any doubts the best mid-range phone your money can buy in 2019. A leap to unprecedented quad-cameras, humungous battery, and powerful soc’s are what defines the latest from the young company.
Starting with the entry-level model, it packs a 6.5-inch Fullscreen display. The company says that the screen has got a new mini-drop design. Well, in other words, the notch is 30.9%* smaller than the previous generation. Moreover, this increases the screen-to-body ratio on the phone to a whopping 89%. The single letdown is the HD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels) on this display. Besides, the phone has got a 20:9 tall aspect ratio.
Snapdragon 665 AIE is new.
Important to realize, Realme 5 is no slouch when it comes to day-to-day performance. The all-new Snapdragon 665 AIE with the maximum frequency up to 2.0GHz has a leading 11nm process. Also, the soc packs in the latest Vulkan 1.1 graphics processor. Henceforth, one can notice a boost of almost 20% from the previous generation.
The MicroSD card slot is present.
Equally important, the RAM and Storage configuration are as follows: 3/32GB, 4/64GB, 4/128GB. While the phone supports a MicroSD card slot, it’s not a hybrid solution. Still, it’s remarkable to see that option in the world where even the $950 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t support one. Most importantly, one can put up to 256GB of MicroSD card in the phone.
Powerfull Quad Cameras.
Second, the camera’s on the Realme 5 are incredible, as well. For keeping the setup versatile, there’s a 12MP primary lens on the phone with f/1.8 aperture. The secondary lens is an 8MP ultrawide angle module with 119-degree FoV. The third is a 2MP macro snapper with 4 cm focus distance along with another 2MP depth sensor for taking portrait shots. Besides, there’s a 13MP selfie shooter which hides in the waterdrop notch of the phone.
What are the Camera features?
Features like:10x digital zoom, AI HDR, AI beauty, AI scene recognition, Chrome boost, Super nightscape, Filter mode, Panorama mode, Expert mode, and Time-Lapse mode; are also present on the phone. Impressive enough, the camera can also shoot 4K video recording at 30fps. Besides, there’s also a Support for 120fps/240fps slow motion and Electric image stabilization for video.
Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple.
The Realme 5 comes in two Nano Holographic Colors: Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple. Also, the phone packs in a 5,000 mAh battery, which probably contributes a tremendous chunk of its 198g weight. It measures 164.4mm* 75.6mm*9.3mm (Height*Width*Depth) and has got a Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ on the front of the phone.
August 27 is the Date.
In spite of the incredible hardware on Realme 5, it sticks with a MicroUSB port. Also, the phone charges at 10W only. Henceforth, the users of this phone can’t enjoy the fast charging. Anyways, the Realme 5 will start from INR 9,999, and it will start selling on August 27.
Realme 5 Pro
Say hello to the Realme 5 pro – a midrange phone, but for the power users. Ironically, it is the first time where the Pro model is lighter and smaller than the vanilla variant of it.
Well, we are talking about the 6.3-inch(16.0cm) FHD+ display on Realme 5 Pro. In that case, the phone packs a tad bit smaller display but covers a 90.6% Screen-to-body Ratio at the same time. While the phone offers a more comprehensive and more precise view, it is also more volatile at only 184g.
Snapdragon 712 AIE.
At the first place, the internal specifications on the phone are incredible for the asking price. The Snapdragon 712 AIE features high performance and low power consumption. Well, thanks to the 10nm footprint of the soc which will make for remarkable battery life on the phone. The Snapdragon 712 AIE clocks at 2.3GHz, while the graphics processing architecture is more energy-efficient up to 35%. Also, there’s an improved AI engine which will help in computational processes like speech recognition and image optimization.
The Storage and Battery Configurations
Again, the RAM & Storage options are; 4/64GB, 6/64GB, and 8/128GB. The storage is UFS 2.1, and the phone has also got the HyperBoost 2.0 for improved gaming on the phone. The standard battery capacity of Realme 5 Pro is 4,035mAh. While the battery on this one is smaller, it supports the VOOC Flash Charge 3.0. The Type-C port on the phone is welcome, and it takes just 1.38 hours to top-up the battery to 100%. Besides, AI Freezer function studies your habits and adjusts the usage of background apps to save power.
The 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor.
Of course, the cameras on the Realme 5 Pro are similar to the vanilla variant; except for its primary 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor. Overall, the phone outputs 12MP photos but with way better quality. Besides, the selfie shooter is now a 16MP sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture. Apart from the fancy recording features on the vanilla model, this has also got support for Slow motion in 1080p at 120fps, 720p at 960fps, and 720p at 240fps.
Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green.
The design and the color schematics on the Realme 5 Pro are also futuristic. The all-new crystal design rear panels on the 5 Pro comes in two different colors: Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green. The phone measures 157mm* 74.2mm*8.9mm (Height*Width*Depth) and have got a Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ on the front of the phone. Qualified for Real Quality, the Realme 5 Pro gets a Splash-resistant Design, as well.
Anyways, both the Realme 5 and 5 Pro has support for dual VOLTE and comes with Color OS 6 on the top of Android P. The Pro variant starts at INR13,999 and is worth every single penny which shell out on this phone.
In the opinion of members at Heapooh, the Realme 5 duo are the best midrangers available on the market right now. While the pricing is aggressive, the features have no compromise. Keep doing the remarkable work Realme! You are the real winner in our unbiased review.