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Realme 5

Realme 5
$169
Brand: Realme
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.5 inch 720 x 1600 HD+ display
  • Camera 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Main/ 13 MP front
  • Storage 32/64/128 GB
  • RAM 3/4 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz, Snapdragon 665
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS v6

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

8.7
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

Realme 5 is yet another affordable smartphone loaded with much high-end features. The device comes with a large 6.5-inch screen, with a 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen technology is an IPS panel, with a Waterdrop notch overhead where the selfie sensor is housed. Under the hood, the Realme 5 runs an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz. The CPU is integrated with an Adreno 610 GPU, along with either 3/4 GB of RAM and a 32/64/128GB internal storage.

On the camera department, the device comes with a quad camera setup at the back, comprising of a 12-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and another 2-megapixel macro sensor. This unit made use of 13-megapixel selfies sensor, capable of AI portrait mode, face Beautification and FaceID.

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There’s a rear-placed fingerprint scanner, with other connectivity options in place, including Bluetooth 5.0. The device have support for dual Nano-SIMs with 4G LTE network on both SIMs. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, based on color OS v6.1. Other key specifications and silent features of the Realme 5 are detailed in the spec table below

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

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BODY

Dimensions 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.37 in)
Weight 198 g (6.98 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~82.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6
Chipset Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 3/4 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Quadruple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Face detection
F/1.7 aperture
LED Flash
Panorama
HDR
Second sensor: 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm, AF
Third Sensor: 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm
Fourth Sensor: 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor
Video Resolution 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 13-megapixel selfie
Camera Features F/2.0 aperture
FaceID
Face beautification
HDR
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Placed at the front
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio Yes, FM Radio

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 28 hours
Stand-by Up to 540 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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