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Realme 5 Review

Realme 5
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Realme is on a fast track mode and crazily launching innovative smartphones at an unimaginable price point. The Realme 5 feature a Quad camera setup at a price for just Rs.9999. if this is the perfect phone within a 10k budget? Let’s find out.

Realme 5 Unboxing & First Impression

HOW DOES IT LOOK?

The physical design of the Realme 5 is gorgeous. It weighs at around 198 grams but offers a good grip in your hands. The glossy panels on the back mean it will attract some fingerprints, I would suggest you use case along with the smartphone. The fingerprint reader can be found on the backside of the phone, which is surprisingly fast & responsive.

On the back, there is a quad-camera module with an LED flash including a depth sensor. The camera module has a slight bump and one must be a little careful while placing the phone on the table to avoid scratches. The 6.5-inch display has a waterdrop notch and the speaker grill, while the bottom has a micro-USB charging port and it does have a headphone jack. The overall aesthetics of the Realme 5 is impressive considering the price it is available.’

HOW DOES IT PERFORM?

Coming to the heart of the matter, the Realme 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and packs 4 Gigs of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, there is a microSD card slot.

The user interface on the Realme 5 is clean and looks similar to stock UI, but with additional Realme functionality. Currently, it uses the ColorOS 6 UI based on Android Pie operating system. It gives a smooth user experience and we encountered no lags or stutters. The 5000 mAh Li-Po battery is another major highlight of this phone, offering plenty of juice throughout the day while managing social media apps, email and listening to music. Charging is quick with up to 10W fast charging. It took just an hour to charge from 0 to 50 per cent.

HOW IS THE CAMERA

Talking about the camera performance of the Realme 5, there is very less to worry about, especially with the quad-camera setup. The primary 12-megapixel sensor is paired with an f/1.8 aperture. All the four cameras work depending upon the situation, whether it be portraits, wide-angle images or extreme close-ups. 

The 12-megapixel main camera sensor can quickly focus, with the help of Depth sensor. Not only does it focus faster, but the images shot with this lens was also more pleasing when viewed on a phone display. But upon zooming in, we noticed that details in further objects weren’t very good and shadow areas had a bit of noise. 

Wide-angle shots have visibly less detail but you do get a GoPro like perspective. The macro lens has a very narrow aperture of f/2.8, so it’s not useful in low light. During the day, you can get some detailed closeups.

Speaking of video, the Realme 5 can shoot at up to 4K, but without Optical Image Stabilization. But, that’s a no big deal considering no other smartphone at that price offer OIS(Optical Image Stabilization) at 4K either. Colours looked slightly boosted, but other than this, details were good when shooting during the daylight. 1080p video is stabilised, but we noticed that the lens tends to hunt in focusing object when moving around. 

VERDICT

The Realme 5 is a significant upgrade over the Realme 3 which was launched a few months earlier. The best thing about the Realme 5 is a complete package that delivers the best user experience along with photography. In the price range of 10K, it is the best device you can go for.

SPECS:

6.5-inch IPS LCD Display

12MP+8MP+2MP+2MP Rear camera

5000 mAh battery

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor

4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant

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Realme 5

10,999
7.5

Design

7.0/10

Performance

7.5/10

Camera

8.0/10
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