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Overview

Realme is known for its budget-friendly phones. Realme 5 was launched in August 2019 and the phone enjoys massive upgrades over the Realme 3. With a larger screen, multicamera setup and a great battery mileage, the Realme 5 is definitely a feature-packed mid-range phone. Read on for the pros and cons and a short review of Realme 5. It is available at midrange prices in Pakistan.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Huge display

  • Splash-resistant

  • Beautiful design

  • Excellent contrast

  • Great gaming device

  • Excellent performance

  • Astounding battery life

  • Great main camera performance

Cons

  • Low-resolution screen

  • Limited regional availability

  • Unimpressive macro and ultrawide cameras

Description

Realme launched three phones in the 5 series, Realme 5, 5 Pro and 5s. However, the Realme 5 is often compared to Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 as they are considered arch-rivals. 

Display & Build

The phone has a beautiful large screen. Colour options for Realme 5 include Crystal Purple and Crystal Blue. Realme 5 is splash resistant which makes it the best thing about its build. This is a commendable move for a phone in this price bracket. It also sports a fingerprint scanner that is fast and responsive. The only downer to the design is the low-resolution screen that is not as sharp as it should've been.

Performance & Gaming

The phone sports a 3GB/4GB RAM which is ok for a midrange phone. It runs on Android 9 Pie and uses a Snapdragon 665 chipset. Realme 5 is a great device for gaming as it uses the Adreno 610 GPU. The phone won't give you any heating or lagging issues and delivers excellent performance.

Cameras

The Quad camera setup on the rear is a real treat as this is not very common for budget phones to include that many cameras. There is only a single 13 MP selfie camera in the front that takes nice photos. The main 12 MP rear camera takes great pictures in daylight. However, it struggles in nighttime shots but still performs better than most in this price range.

Storage & Battery

With three internal storage capacities to choose from, the Realme 5 comes with huge battery endurance. It doesn't support fast charging and includes a 10W regular charger in the package.

Specifications

RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB/128GB
Screen 6.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Adreno 610
Rear Cameras Quad 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera Single 13 MP
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Security Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Charging Battery charging 10W
Dimensions 6.47 x 2.98 x 0.37 in
Weight 198 g
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