Realme 5 series has launched in India and this time around the company has simultaneously unveiled both the standard and Pro variant. Both Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro are significant upgrades over the Realme 3 duo that they succeed and use the current generation Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.
On a side note, if you were wondering, yes, Realme has skipped the number 4 due to alleged numerology reasons.
Apart from the 2 phones, Realme has also launched new Buds 2.0. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the features, price, launch offers, availability, and specs of all the three products.
Realme 5 Pro
The brand rejoices the diamond-cut design brewed with gradient colors. Realme calls the new texture as the “nanometer holographic color”. Realme 5 Pro comes in 2 colors – Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue (a blend of blue and green). The handset has curved edges that offer a comfortable feel in hand.
The Pro features a 6.3-inch FHD+ LCD display with a mini drop notch up top. It offers narrower bezels and higher screen-to-body ratio (90.8%) than the 3 Pro (83.7%). Realme claims the phone is splash-resistant. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
Now that mini drop is home to a 16MP (f/2.0) Sony IMX471 selfie snapper which is equipped with 4-in-1 pixel binning for better low-light photography. You also get Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for videos, AI beautification and HDR on the front camera as well.
The back houses a vertical camera stack queueing a 48MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX586 sensor, along with an 8MP (f/2.25) 119-degree Ultrawide sensor, a 2MP (f/2.4) portrait and again a 2MP (f/2.4) macro sensor. Realme bolsters the optics with AI, Nightscape, Chroma Boost, and Beauty modes. If you’re wondering, yes the main camera uses pixel binning by default. But there is an Ultra 48MP mode within the camera app to click photos at the full megapixel range.
Within the shell, a Snapdragon 712 chip drives the performance backed by an LPDDR4X + UFS2.1 memory combination. To be specific, the Realme 5 Pro comes in 3 variants: 4+64, 6+64 and 8+128 along with expandable storage (dedicated slot) up to 256GB. For you gamers out there, Realme includes multiple heat dissipation solutions and game boost optimizations.
Realme 5 Pro comes with a 4000mAh battery that supports 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging. In the software front, you get the Android Pie based Color OS 6.0. The brand offers nice-to-have goodies like Cam2API and Widevine L1 support. It comes with a USB-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and the usual set of sensors and connectivity options.
Realme 5: How is it different from the Pro?
The Realme 5 has a slightly larger HD+ mini drop display which stretches 6.5 inches in size. The front camera is a 13MP sensor while you get a quartet at the back. The primary ones a 12MP (f/1.8) sensor while rest of the lineup remains the same as the Pro. There is EIS on both front and back.
The underlying processor is a Snapdragon 665 chipset roomed with 3+32, 4+64, 4+128 LPDDR4x RAM plus eMMC storage combination. This one packs a larger 5000mAh battery but comes with a regular 10W charger. The port is a micro-USB one which stays right next to the audio jack at the bottom.
This one doesn’t feature Widevine L1 support. It will be available in Crystal Purple and Crystal Blue colors.
Also Read: Realme 3i Review
Realme 5 series Pricing, Launch Offers, and Availability
|Model||Realme 5||Realme 5 Pro|
|4GB+64GB||Rs 10,999||Rs 13,999|
- Realme Buds 2.0 is priced at Rs. 599
- The Realme 5 Pro will be available for purchase starting September 4 on Flipkart and Realme’s official website. Pre-bookings start at 12 PM on August 28.
- Realme 5 will start selling from August 27 onwards on Flipkart and Realme.com. Pre-bookings start at 12 PM on August 21.
- Realme has also launched a Tote Bag that will be available starting September 4 for Rs. 1,199.