Budget smartphones have always been compromised in a lot of ways. And these are only the smartphones which are known to have just average cameras.

Now that Realme has launched Realme 5 with Quad Camera Setup, can we say that compromising on Camera while purchasing budget smartphones isn’t a thing anymore?

Or Realme 5 has its own flaws which are just unknown to users?

In this article, we are going to review the all-new recently launched Realme 5.

Specifications

Realme’s Latest Budget Offering comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Soc with 3GB of Ram and 32Gb of Internal Storage for the base variant which goes all the way up to 4GB of Ram and 128GB of Internal Storage for the top-end variant.

The device will be running on Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top.

And all of this is powered by a large 5000mAh battery.

Which unfortunately doesn’t support any kind of fast charging.

And comes with only a 10W charger out of the box which is kind of acceptable for the price it is being offered at.

Snapdragon 665

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 is a 64-Bit Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.0Ghz with Kryo 260 Cores and Built on 11nm FinFet Process technology.

Snapdragon 665 comes with an AIE(Artificial Intelligence Engine) built-in to improve user experience and overall performance of the phone.

Qualcomm Hexagon 685 is used as DSP (Digital Signal Processor).

And Adreno 610 as GPU.

Realme 5
Realme 5

Overview

On the front, there is a 6.5-inches HD+ IPS Display with a Dew Drop Notch on top offering almost 89% of screen-to-body ratio.

Whereas on the back, there is the Quad Camera Setup, Fingerprint sensor and RealMe Branding.

It is worth noting that even though it looks premium, the back panel and frame is completely made up of plastic with Glass-Like Finishing.

Which make it prone to scratches.

Unlike the RealMe 5 Pro, this one comes with Micro USB Port for charging instead of a Type-C port.

Camera Department

Realme 5 Comes with a Vertical Quad Camera Setup at the back.

Which includes-

  • 12-Megapixel Sony IMX 386 Primary Shooter with an aperture of f/1.8
  • 8-Megapixel Hypix Hi846Ultrawide shooter with aperture f/2.25
  • 2-Megapixel OmniVision OV02A1B Macro lens with aperture f/2.4
  • 2-Megapixel GalaxyCore GC2375 Depth Sensor with an aperture f/2.4

Apart from these, there is a 13-Megapixel Samsung S5K3L6 Sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 for Selfies.

The Device can shoot at 4k@30fps without EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and 1080p@30fps with EIS Enabled.

Apart from these, there are other Usual Realme Camera features such as NightScape and Chromaboost.

Realme 5 Quad Camera Setup
Realme 5 Quad Camera Setup

Pricing

RealMe 5 comes at a starting price tag of 9,999 in India and Goes all the way up to ₹11,999.

The device will be exclusively available on Flipkart which is a very renown Indian e-commerce website.

Market Competition

At a starting price tag of ₹10k, Realme 5 directly competes with Redmi Note 7S in India.

Both of them offers the same 3GB Ram and 32GB of Internal Storage at ₹9,999.

While Realme 5 comes with Quad Camera Setup, Redmi Note 7S just comes with Dual Camera Setup.

It is worth mentioning that the Primary Shooter on Redmi Note 7S is a 48-Megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM1 which is kind of better than 12-Megapixel Sony IMX 386 on the Realme 5.

Unlike the Realme 5, Redmi Note 7s doesn’t come with any kind of Wide-Angle Lens.

Redmi Note 7S also comes with an FHD+ Screen and USB Type-C port compared to poor low-resolution HD+ Screen and outdated Micro USB Port on Realme 5.

Which One Should You Buy?

If you are looking to buy a phone with Wide Angle Camera or a phone with Long Lasting Battery, Clearly you should go with Realme 5.

But if you want an all-rounder phone, Redmi Note 7S is the best deal for you.

And Technically you are not missing on anything if you buy the Redmi Note 7S as it offers a better Primary Camera, Real Glass Build, USB Type-C and better community development.

Surely it comes with an older Snapdragon 660 but the difference between Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 665 is very minimal.

In fact, you won’t even notice it in real-world usage.

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