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Realme 5i

Realme 5i
$172
Brand: Realme
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.5 inch 720 x 1600 HD+ screen
  • Camera 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Main/ 8 MP front
  • Storage 64 GB
  • RAM 4 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz, Snapdragon 665
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS v6.1

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable 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

Realme 5i Highlights and Overview

Currently, there are about 4 alterations of the Realme 5-series, of which the 5i is the latest of them all. Aside the Pro version, the other variants of device, including this Realme 5i, comes with almost similar specifications and features, except that it is the cheapest of the four. It comes with a little larger 6.5-inch screen, which 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen technology is an IPS panel, with a Waterdrop notch overhead.

Specification wise, the Realme 5i is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz. The CPU is integrated with an Adreno 610 GPU, along with either a 4 GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. If you desire more space, there is space to attach additional SD card up to 256 GB.

On the camera department, the device comes with four camera sensors at the back; a 12-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and another 2-megapixel macro sensor. This unit made use of just 8-megapixel selfies sensor, capable of AI portrait mode, face Beautification and FaceID. The specs and features of this device is just so similar to the Oppo A5 (2020) announced back in September, 2019.

There’s also 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 5i are detailed in the spec table below

Realme 5i Full Specifications and Features

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

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm
Weight 195 grams
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1
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 4 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Quadruple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Main
Camera Features Autofocus
Face detection
F/1.7 aperture
LED Flash
Panorama
HDR
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm
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) 8-megapixel
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

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

Realme 5i User Reviews and Opinions

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Disclaimer Note

We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.