Realme is at it again with a its newest duo of affordable but very capable smartphones. Welcome the realme 5 series – realme 5, and realme 5 Pro. The former is designed for more casual users, delivering a stable performance for productivity and media consumption, while the latter is aimed at those who want exceptional gaming performance combined with a versatile camera system, great battery life, and a ton of value-added features.
It boasts a quad camera system, but does away with the 48MP main sensor, and uses a 12MP sensor in its place. The setup is pretty much the same with the Pro – you get three additional sensors for wide-angle, macro, and depth sensing.
Realme 5 Pro
The Pro variant has a smaller display at 6.3 inches, but with a higher resolution at Full HD+. Under the hood, you get an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE, along with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Its quad camera system uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor, along with the same setup on the regular variant – an 8MP sensor for wide-angle camera, and a couple of 2MP sensors for close up and portrait shots.
The realme 5 and realme 5 Pro are both equipped with Bluetooth 5, Gorilla Glass 3+, 4K 30fps video recording, AI-assisted beautification, Nightscape, and Chroma Boost, among many other features. Both also boast the new Crystal Design with an upgraded diamond-cut pattern for the rear panel.
|realme 5||realme 5 Pro|
|Display||6.5″ HD+, LCD, 89%, Gorilla Glass 3+||6.3″ FHD+, LCD, 90.8%, Gorilla Glass 3+|
|Processor||Snapdragon 665 AIE||Snapdragon 712 AIE|
|Storage||32GB/64GB/128GB||UFS 2.1 128GB|
|Rear Camera||Main 12MP (f/1.8)||Main 48MP Sony IMX586 (f/1.79)|
|Wide-Angle 8MP (f/2.25)||Wide-Angle 8MP (f/2.25)|
|Portrait 2MP||Portrait 2MP|
|Macro 2MP||Macro 2MP|
|Front Camera||13MP||16MP Sony IMX471 (f/2.0)|
|OS||ColorOS 6 realme Edition (Pie)||ColorOS 6 realme Edition (Pie)|
|Battery||5,000mAh, 10W Charging (5V 2A)||4035mAh, VOOC 3.0 (5V 4A)|
|Other Features||Crystal Design||Crystal Design|
|Splash Resistant Design||Splash Resistant Design|
|10x Digital Zoom||10x Digital Zoom|
|AI HDR (Front and Rear)||AI HDR (Front and Rear)|
|AI Beauty (Front and Rear)||AI Beauty (Front and Rear)|
|Chroma Boost||Chroma Boost|
|Super Nightscape (can also be used on wide-angle shots)||Super Nightscape (can also be used on wide-angle shots)|
|4K 30FPS Video Recording||4K 30FPS Video Recording|
|1080p 30fps Video Recording||1080p 30/60FPS Video Recording|
|Up to 240 FPS Slow Motion Video Recording||Up to 960 FPS Slow Motion Video Recording|
|Real Sound Technology||Real Sound Technology|
Pricing, Pre-Order, and Availability
- Realme 5 will be available nationwide starting October 4, 2019 via physical stores and in Lazada. It will retail for PhP7,990 for 3GB + 64GB, PhP9,990 for 4GB + 128GB, and PhP6,990 for the 3GB + 32GB variant (Lazada Exclusive).
- Realme 5 Pro on the other hand will be available for offline pre-order from October 4 to 11, priced at PhP11,990 for the 4GB + 128GB variant, and PhP13,990 for the 8GB + 128GB variant. Claiming of units will start on October 12, 2019.
- If you want to get your hands on a Pro variant earlier, you may pre-order via Lazada from October 3 to 8, 2019, with shipment scheduled to start on October 9, 2019.
- Those who will pre-order will also get a 10,000mAh realme powerbank worth PhP1,599.
- You may also purchase a unit via Home Credit’s 6 and 9 month installment plans with 0% interest