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RealMe 5 Review with Pros and cons

RealMe 5 launched

The RealMe 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3 GB of Ram and 32 GB of internal storage, it’s powered by 11 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 soc. So now the question is, “Is it worth buying RealMe 5 at 10k”, and to answer that question I’m Going to Review the RealMe 5, so you can decide whether RealMe 5 is for you or not?

Pros

  • Quad Camera setup
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • Bigger display
  • Snapdragon 665 chipset

Cons 

  • Only HD+ display
  • Plastic Unibody
  • USB Port / No type-C

Now before we jump into the review, let’s take a look at the Full Specifications of Realme 5,

The RealMe 5 comes with huge 6.50-inches HD+ display with the resolution of 720 pixels by 1600, there is also dewdrop notch preset but RealMe calls it “Mini-drop display”. As always rear side is polycarbonate plastic, rear side also has the fingerprint sensor and Quad camera setup,

Talking about cameras, it has a 12-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with F/2.25 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with F/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel ultra macro lens with F/2.4 aperture. On the rear side, it has an AI 13-megapixel selfie shooter.

The RealMe 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE chipset which is built on 11 nm technology with Adreno 610 GPU and Kryo 260 CPU. It’s running on Color OS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (pie).

As per reports, Realme is working their OS but there is no official confirmation when Realme will announce it, so let’s wait for that new OS till then use OPPO’s Color OS.

RealMe 5 is packed with huge 5,000 mAh non-removable battery which will give you best stand by time but there is no Type-C port or VOOC Charge 3.0 support.

  • 4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 9,999
  • 4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 10,999
  • 8 GB + 64 GB : Rs 11,999
SpecificationRealMe 5
Launch Date 20th August 2019
Display6.50 inch
Resolutions720 by 1600 (19.5:9)
Ram3 GB | 4 GB
Storage32 GB | 64 GB | 128 GB
Camera (Rear)12 MP Primary
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro Lens
Camera (Front)13 MP
OSColor OS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
GPUAdreno 610
Processor 64-bit Octa-core Processor
CPU Kryo 260
Battery5,000 mAh
Fingerprint Rear-mounted
Colors Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple
Price4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 9,999
4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 10,999
8 GB + 64 GB : Rs 11,999
Available At Flipkart INDIA

Display Quality and Design of RealMe 5

As I have said the Realme 5 only has HD+ display with the resolution of 720 pixels by 1600. Now it depends on you, whether you want HD+ or FHD+ display, by the way, I have tested the RealMe 5 and I haven’t found any problem in display quality.

Whether you are using RealMe 5 in sunlight or low light conditions, the display will be visible enough to watch views or play games. The smartphone also has waterdrop notch which is 30% smaller then what we have seen previously, and good thing is, it has 6.5-inches display with will give the best gaming experience.

Talking about the design, It has polycarbonate plastic unibody but yes Realme has done it good job in design because it doesn’t look like plastic.

As I have said in many article, Design & Look always depends on personal preference.

Overall display quality is not going to be better then FHD+ display panel but what you are getting at Rs 9,999 is good enough.

Price and Performance

Before we talk about Realme 5 performance, let me show the pricing…

The Realme 5 available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple color option. The RealMe 5 will be available via Flipkart India,

  • 4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 9,999
  • 4 GB + 64 GB: Rs 10,999
  • 8 GB + 64 GB : Rs 11,999

The RealMe 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 soc which is very powerful chipset at Rs 9,999. Keep in mind, Xiaomi is also offering the same chipset on Mi A3 but it’s priced Rs 12,999.

By the way, Snapdragon 665 is a successor of 660 Soc which was launched in 2018. So yes 665 soc will be faster than 660 soc.

Snapdragon 665 AnTuTu benchmark scores

  • CPU: 57939
  • GPU: 31798
  • UX: 29181
  • MEM: 6174
  • TOTAL SCORE: 125092

So yes if you want to play games like PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), Asphalt 9 legends, Modern Combat 5, Garena Free Fire, yes that Snapdragon 665 can handle all those games, and you won’t get any kind of problem while playing those games.

If you want to know more about Snapdragon 665 then I will attach compression data of mid-range chipset down below…

Cameras

The RealMe 5 comes with Quad camera setup which becomes the only smartphone under Rs 10,000 that has for rear camera setup. By the way, it has a 12-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with F/2.25 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with F/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel ultra macro lens with F/2.4 aperture. On the rear side, it has an AI 13-megapixel selfie shooter.

Of course, it has four rear camera setup but that doesn’t mean it has the best camera setup below 10k. Right now we have a smartphone-like Redmi Note 7 & Note 7s which has 48-megapixel rear camera setup, and there is no doubt that Redmi Note 7s will take better details and give you batter look because of that 48 MP sensor.

Now both the phone has different camera setup, one has only a dual camera setup while the second has a quad-camera setup. So yes wanted that extra ultra-wide and macro lens then you can go with RealMe 5.

But keep in mind, Redmi note 7s has glass unibody, comes with 18W fast charging support and it also has a Type-C port.

Now you need to decide what you are looking for in your next smartphone. Overall RealMe 5 has all the thing you are looking for, best design, powerful chipset, quad-camera in budget price range, 5,000 mAh battery. All the thing you are getting it for Rs 9,999, so chooses according to your needs…

Battery

The RealMe 5 is packed with huge 5,000 mAh non-removable battery with a standard USB port. The good thing is, it has an HD+ display and because of that smartphone will give you the best battery life.

Note Battery life will depend on your daily uses like what kind of games you are playing, how much time you spend on mobile phone etc.

OS & UI

The RealMe 5 is running on color OS 6.0 based on Android 9 (Pie). As I have said in my previous article, color OS is not one of my favorite UI because it’s complicated and frankly I don’t like it…

OS, UI or even design, depends on the person who is buying a smartphone. RealMe is also working on their new OS which will come very soon but yes there is no official confirmation yet.

Conclusion 

RealMe 5 is the best smartphone below Rs 10,000 but it has its own pros and cons which I have mentioned. So yes if you are looking for a smartphone below 10k and you don’t care about UI and okay with color OS then RealMe 5 is the smartphone you are looking for…

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