Like the realme 5, realme 5i also runs on a Snapdragon 665. The only difference is that it has 1GB less RAM (at least for the variant that’s sold here in PH).
Will you be able to tell the difference? on a day-to-day usage scenario, probably not. Apps open quickly, UI runs smooth and snappy, and even running a few apps at the same time won’t cause any problems.
Its AnTuTu score places it in a decent spot, above the realme 5, and just slightly below the Redmi Note 8.
You still get 128GB of storage, which should be enough, unless you really have a ton of files (say, a large music or video collection).
Gaming-wise, we used GameBench to measure FPS and battery usage. For this test, we’ll try CoD Mobile and Mobile Legends.
CoD Mobile (Average FPS: 47.52, Stability: 78%)
At Medium + Max FPS setting, the experience was more than enjoyable. While the graph shows a lot of variation in terms of FPS, there were no noticeable stutters or slowdowns.
Mobile Legends (Average FPS: 59.64, Stability: 100%)
With everything cranked up to Max, and with HD Mode and HFR Mode both enabled, the phone ran the game well, at almost 60 fps on average. The chart shows a few dips, but those were not noticeable in-game.