Realme 5 Pro Hands-On: Attractive Mid-Range Smartphone

Anita - Aug 27, 2019, 10:30 am IST


Realme 5 Pro is yet another interesting offering from Oppo's sub-brand. Let's see whether the brand still does a great job like its Realme 3 Pro or not.

With the Realme 5 phone, Realme again shows that they can challenge rival smartphones from Xiaomi. In this article, we will spend time experiencing the Realme 5 Pro to see what is interesting about this smartphone.

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Realme 5 Pro features the unique diamond-cut design of the brand, but the material that the phone used is still a glossy polycarbonate. The phone comes with a familiar vertical island including a fingerprint sensor and camera setup. The finish quality on the Realme 5 Pro is very good, giving it a firm and comfortable grip.

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The power and volume buttons are located on the right and left sides respectively. Additionally, you will also find a dual SIM card tray with a dedicated microSD card slot on the left, above the volume buttons. The top edge houses a microphone, while the low edge has a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and external speakers. It is great that the brand has featured the USB-C port on the Realme 5 Pro.

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On the front, the Realme 5 Pro flaunts a 6.3-inch display with a waterdrop notch and pretty thin bezels around it. The chin of the device is still a bit thick. The phone's Full HD+ screen is quite bright and delivers sharp images. Realme said that it has equipped the phone with standard features like color temperature adjustment, eye protection with Bluelight filter and full gesture control.

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Under the hood, the Realme 5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm's latest mid-range chipset, Snapdragon 712AIE. This SoC is produced on the advanced 10nm process, which promises to provide excellent performance and energy savings over any other mid-range SoC.

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The phone is available in three memory variants including 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. In terms of software, the phone comes preloaded with ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. This software has a lot of bloatware but most are quite useful for users.

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Powering the handset is a 4,035 mAh battery, which is much smaller than the 5,000 mAh battery of the Realme 5 sibling. However, the phone supports the 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology, instead of the 10W fast charging solution found in the base version. Besides, Realme also offers a completely free 20W charger inside the box.

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The highlight of the Realme 5 Pro is its quad rear camera setup including a 48MP Sony IM586 primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor with 119-degree field of view, a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfie, the device comes with a 16MP sensor housed in the dewdrop notch.

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The camera app has several AI-based features such as Ultra 48MP photography, night mode, professional mode, portrait mode, Chroma Boost, HDR, and live filters.

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The Realme 5 Pro was launched in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs. 13,999.

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