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Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone
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Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

In a span of one year, Realme has done a great job in the market of India, the company has managed marvelous growth over the past year and thanks to that impressive marketing and aggressive pricing as well as the designing setup which attracts every generation of the country. The company now has more than a dozen of devices from various segments – ₹5,000 to ₹20,000. Well, the company recently unveiled the Realme 5 series and that disrupt the entire smartphone industry. As it comes with quad cameras and has a massive battery, the company offers under the price bracket of ₹10,000.

The Realme 5 series is coming with two devices – the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, today I review the Realme 5 smartphone which is the most impressive budget smartphone. The smartphone is a big upgrade over the Realme 3, as the device coming with Quad Camera setup and making it as the first smartphone with features Quad Camera setup for just ₹10,000.

Realme 5 also comes good specifications which will provide all the needful service in our day to day life, the smartphone also has an amazing design which will make us fall in love with it. The smartphone with 3 GB RAM will have the price tag of ₹9,999 while the 4 GB RAM variant is priced at ₹10,999, and the 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant is priced at ₹11,999. So, without wasting time let’s dive into the article and I will explain each and every department of the smartphone and it will help you to purchase the device without any hesitation.

In the box: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

Along with the phone, you will get the charger USB cable which you can connect for charging as well as for the USB cable to connect the smartphone with the PC. You will also get a SIM eject pin. Moreover, the smartphone is also coming with pre-applied screen guard and you will also get a flexible Silicon cover to protect the rear side from unwanted scratches. And of course, the box also has a user manual.

Design: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

The smartphone comes with a polycarbonate body with a laminated plastic back, It has the diamond pattern on the back along with more crystalline pattern, and that offers a premium feeling and make it stand out. The Crystal Blue finish of the smartphone is very striking, and the device also has a Crystal Purple option.

It weighs around 200g, which makes the Realme 5 is a bit heavy. The company has also made the device taller than the predecessor and makes it difficult to use with single hand but the software makes things easy and it is very slim and we can hold the device in our hand.

Display: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

The smartphone has a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch, along with an 89 percent screen-to-body ratio, and it has minimal bezels as well as the display is protected with the Gorilla Glass 3. The device has a bright display and it also offers good contrast but I would like if the colours have been vivid. Unfortunately, the smartphone doesn’t have Widevine L1 support.

Performance: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

Realme 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and making it the first smartphone in the market of India to be powered by this SoC. In terms of storage, the device comes with 3 GB RAM with 32 GB of internal storage, 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of inbuilt storage, and 4 GB RAM with 128 GB of onboard storage, and the storage department has UFS 2.1. The graphics is handled by the Adreno 610 GPU.

After using the device, I didn’t find any kind of issues in the performance and the device offer a good experience and also offer some good speed. Furthermore, switching between games, camera, and any other application is also very smooth and fast. Speaking about the gaming performance, I didn’t find any kind of issues while playing some heavy games such PUBG and there is also no heating complaint.

Regarding the security options, the device is coming with the fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Both the features performs really well and it unlocks the device quickly. In terms of audio, the smartphone has speakers at the bottom and it doesn’t get easily blocked. The company continues its partnership with Dirac, which powers its ‘Real Sound Technology’.

The smartphone also features 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, slots for two Nano-SIMs plus a microSD card of up to 256GB in capacity, support for four satellite navigation systems, USB-OTG, FM radio, and the usual suite of sensors.

Camera: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

The highlighting department of the smartphone, the Realme 5 series rocks Quad Camera setup at back and making it the first smartphone to feature this and also first to offer Quad Cameras in this price segment.

It is in the combination of a 12 MP primary camera sensor followed by an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, 2 MP portrait lens, and 2 MP macro lens. The camera department also comes with features like Nightscape Mode, Chroma Boost, PDAF, 240fps slow-mo video recording, among others. On the front side, the Realme 5 features a 13 MP lens for the selfies and video calls. The camera of the device is decent but colours tend to look a bit pale. You can have a look at some camera samples below.

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone
Rear Cameras

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone
Front camera

Software and Battery: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Review; Impressive Budget Smartphone

Realme 5 runs on ColorOS 6 which is based on Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box, and it is loaded with few applications but they can be uninstalled which means there is no bloatware. The custom OS is also coming with optimizations and cool features which makes the device to use easily and it also allows us to do with the single hand. Overall, the smartphone will give you a nice and better user interface.

Speaking about the battery, the Realme 5 is backed on a massive 5,000 mAh battery and the device offers a good battery backup, as we can able to use the device with medium use for the two days. Sadly, there is no fast charging support which means it will take time to charge.

Verdict: Realme 5 Review

The Realme 5 is just an amazing device and it comes with lots of features such as Quad Camera setup and awesome design, and the device will never disappoint the user. It offers superior performance and the device is a perfect budget-oriented one.

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Realme 5

₹9,999
9.3

Build & Design

9.0/10

Display

8.9/10

Camera

9.7/10

Performance

9.2/10

Battery

9.5/10

Pros

  • Quad Rear Cameras
  • Massive Battery
  • Stunning Design
  • Good Performance

Cons

  • No Fast Charging

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