“The Realme 5 features a new design and is more powerful than its predecessor”

The Realme 5 has been among the highly-anticipated smartphones of the last few weeks. The handset has been finally launched in India alongside the Realme 5 Pro. The successor to the Realme 3 (review) brings a slew of upgrades. It has also arrived as the brand’s first smartphone to feature four primary cameras at the rear (along with its sibling, the 5 Pro). Pre-orders for the handset will kick off on August 28th on Flipkart and Realme.com and the phone will go on sale on September 4th. So if you are wondering what makes the Realme 5 Pro special, then here are the top reasons that have got us excited about it.

AI-backed quad cameras on the rear 

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The Realme 5 is the most affordable phone with a quad-camera array

The Realme 5 is packed with a 12MP primary camera at the back, which offers an aperture of f/1.8, PDAF, AI HDR, 10x digital zoom, and Super nightscape imaging among others. There’s an 8MP ultra wide-angle secondary snapper with a field of view of 119-degrees and an aperture of f/2.25. The third lens is a 2MP unit for portrait imaging, while the fourth one is a 2MP lens that offers macro photography.

For selfies, there’s a 13-megapixel shooter on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps, FHD videos at 30fps, and 120 / 240fps slow-motion video recording. Notably, the phone supports electronic image stabilisation for video recording from both the front and rear cameras. 

An attractive design

The Realme 5 flaunts the New Crystal Design, which the brand says is an upgrade from the classic diamond-cut pattern that it kicked off last year. The phone has the nanometer holographic colour with cutting texture, which allows every angle of the device’s back brightly in reflections. The fingerprint sensor of the device is placed ergonomically in the middle at the rear. Notably, the handset also features a 3.5mm headphone socket so you can use the standard earphones with the device. 

Performance powerhouse

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The Realme 5 is the first smartphone in the country to utilise Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 processor, which is an upgrade to the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The SoC has been developed using an 11nm manufacturing process, which makes it more powerful and battery-efficient than its predecessor. The octa-core chip offers a clock speed of up to 2.0GHz, which should be able to play high-end games such as PUBG Mobile without any problems. Notably, the chipset has the third-gen Qualcomm’s AI engine with Hexagon 686 DSP and HVX to provide advanced AI mobile experience.

Multiple configurations 

Realme’s latest is the most affordable smartphones to offer 128GB of storage in the country. But that’s the highest-end variant, as the devices is being offered in multiple RAM and storage options including 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB. Notably, all these models also support microSD of cards up to 256GB in size for further storage expansion. 

A massive battery

A capacious 5,000mAh battery powers the device, making it the largest ever in a Realme smartphone. The brand claims that the phone is capable of delivering up to 29.9 days of battery life, thanks to the AI cooling and screen power saving features. The company has touted that the handset is capable of providing 8.5 hours of PUBG gaming, 30.8 hours of music playback, 19.1 hours of YouTube playback, and 46.9 hours of calling time. Sadly however, there’s no support for fast charging onboard.

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The Realme 5 offers an attractive New Crystal Design

Realme 5 price in India

The Realme 5 has been priced at Rs 9,999 for the base model with 3GB and 32GB of storage. The phone’s other models including the 4GB / 64GB and 4GB / 128GB are being offered for Rs 10,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. The phone comes with a bunch of launch offers, and will be available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple colour variants. So tell us in the comments below, if you are planning to purchase the smartphone.