The Realme 5 might be the first mobile to be announced in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. As its name implies , this chip sits between the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 675. This SoC is constructed in an 11nm manufacturing process, therefore it’s more power efficient than the Snapdragon 660 and it even uses the same Kryo 260 cores. The incorporated GPU was updated to the Adreno 610, which should enable much better gaming performance. Additional Realme 5 specifications incorporate dual-band wifi, blue tooth 5, slots for two Nano-SIMs and a micro sd card setup to 256GB in power, support for four satellite navigation systems, USB-OTG, FM radio, and the standard suite of detectors.
The Realme 5 is still a big upgrade on the Realme 3 across the board, for example its processing power, cameras, and battery capacity — which the company hopes will set a new bar for what buyers may count on from the phone within this segment. Equipped with an impressive resume of features, it is the right time to see if the Realme 5 can deliver an equally impressive Android experience.
Realme has upgraded its design vocabulary a bit with all the Realme 5. The device still uses a polycarbonate body having a laminated vinyl rear, but it’s taller than the Realme 3 and includes a larger display. The plan of this diamond pattern onto the back was upgraded to a more crystalline layout, which seems to be neat and helps the phone stand out. The crystal-blue finish we now have is very remarkable, however if you’re looking for subtlety, the Crystal Purple option is a better choice. Also, little scuffs from everyday utilization are likely to be visible on the purple variant than they’re on the gloomy Realme 5.
The magnitude of the phone does make one-handed use quite cumbersome, and despite large hands, we fought to tap anywhere near the surface of the display. Thankfully, ColorOS supplies a one-handed manner to help handle this issue. The Realme 5 can be somewhat hefty also, at almost 200g. Button positioning and tactile feedback of this amount and power buttons are both good and at the bottom, we’ve got the single speaker, headphone socket, and a Micro-USB charging interface.
He front has a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) resolution display, with a small dewdrop notch and quite slim bezels allaround. The notch is a little smaller compared to Realme 5, even though it is maybe not easily noticeable at first glance. There’s scratch protection from the sort of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 too well. The display also features a pre-applied screen guard, which got annoying for us pretty fast however, your mileage will likely vary. We saw the brightness to be more than adequate, and also colours had good saturation. The sharpness of icons and text isn’t the best but this is barely noticeable if you are using this phone sidebyside using the one that has a full-HD (or more ) screen.
Despite heavy activities, you’ll be able to get the Realme 5 battery to easily last beyond a day of frequent use. The mobile has a 5,000mAh battery, which lasted for a solid 22 hours and 31 minutes in our HD video loop battery test, that will be outstanding. During our inspection, with light to medium usage, we were able to manage not quite two days of usage per charge.