Realme 5 Pro Review

Realme launched Budget smartphone Named Realme 5 Pro. Realme 5 Pro was released in India on 20 August 2019. Realme released “Realme 5 Pro in Three models with 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB And 6GB + 128GB Variant. Realme 5 Pro is priced at 13,999 @ 4GB + 64 GB Variant, 16,999 @ 6GB + 64 GB and 18,999 @ 6GB + 128GB. when I’m using Realme 5 Pro I felt it is Very Light in the hand and had a Quad Camera Setup and features an Full HD+ IPS LCD screen.

It features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named Sd 712. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 6 x A55 low power cores which are clocked at 1.7GHz, second part features 2 x A75 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.3GHz. it has Adreno 616 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to Snapdragon 710 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm. It has an X15 Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 300MBPS. It has also integrated Ai Unit built-in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a 48MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) + 8MP F/2.2 ( Ultra Wide) + 2MP F/2.4 (Dedicated Macro Camera) + 2MP F/2.4 (Depth Sensor) Which Allows User to take Normal, Wideangle, Macro & Portrait Images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Realme 5 Pro and Jump into the Review

Realme 5 Pro

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  • 6.3” FHD+ 18:9 IPS LCD Full-Screen Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 CPU
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4 / 6 / 8GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 64 / 128GB Internal Storage.
  • Quad Camera: 48MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) + 8MP F/2.2 ( Ultra Wide) + 2MP F/2.4 (Dedicated Macro Camera) + 2MP F/2.4 (Depth Sensor)
  • 16MP f/2.0 MP front camera
  • 4035mAH battery with 20W Vooc fast charging support
  • Android 9.0 Pie with Color OS 6 on top
  • Splash Proof Water
  • Rear Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C

Review:

6.3″ HD+ IPS LCD screen :

Here in the Display Department Realme 5 Pro Features an Excellent Full HD+ IPS LCD panel, Waterdrop Notch screen with 409 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Realme 5 Pro. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight.

Speakers and Headphone Jack:

In Realme 5 Pro, Realme Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Realme 3 Smartphone. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is Also good from the mobile speaker. Earpiece performance is also Awesome

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

Realme 5 Pro is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Gradient Plastic Back. it provides a good look and feels not Premium Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Realme 5 Pro was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Body there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.3″ IPS LCD screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

Realme 5 Pro Features a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is Very fast and accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

Realme 5 Pro has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 50% Screen brightness to recognize the user.

Weight balance:  

Realme 5 Pro feels very light with 6.3″ Screen and 4050 mAh battery equipped. This Realme 5 Pro can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Realme 5 Pro is done very well.

Battery life:

My Realme 5 Pro lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 30% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4050mAH Battery. We got 5.7 – 6 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6.7hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Realme 5 Pro is very low as Realme 3 Pro. the 20W charging charges the phone in 90 Min.

Color Os 6.0 Operating System Based On Android 9 Pie :

Here the Realme 5 Pro comes with the Colour OS UI Based on Android 9 Pie. we can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 9 Pie. we can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone Better To UnInstall Them. By having Colour OS we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Realme 5 Pro Which is Bad Thing.

Performance: 

My Realme 5 Pro managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Realme 3 pro. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Realme 5 Pro.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Realme 5 Pro. We tested 4GB ram Model and We did not notice any lags with the 4GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Realme 5 Pro. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Higher graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 712 Processor is suitable for Heavy Gaming. In Realme 5 Pro, Realme has Included Fortnite Battle Royale In Preloaded Apps which we cant find on Playstore.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Realme 5 Pro is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & it’s loud and Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Realme 5 Pro features a Quad camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Realme 5 Pro. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera:   the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain Excellent good details. Exposure is in control with Good Dynamic range to take Awesome photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the pictures had a very low noise which is negligible to see. Google Camera Port also works With this Device So You Can Get Some Great Photos with this Device.

2. Ultrawide Camera: the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Realme 5 Pro does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera also captures good photos with decent sharpness and in Controlled Exposure. There is an Ultrawide Mode in Google Camera port.

3. Macro Camera: Realme 5 Pro has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.

4. Depth Camera: the 2MP Depth Camera on Realme 5 Pro with F/2.4 works does a good job in Day & low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect.

Video recording can be done up to 4K @30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. there is no good in Stabilization 4K @ 30fps recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is very good.

Selfie camera :

Realme 5 Pro features a 16MP selfie camera with large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal low-light images compared to the rear camera and it is Plus Point in Realme 5 Pro When Compared to Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.

This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence. it has also Auto Beautification Mode and Phase Detection Auto Focus System Present.

Widevine L1 support:

Realme 5 Pro has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which we Cannot see in these Budget Mobiles.

All Sensors : 

in 2019 Realme provided Some sensors in their Midrange mobiles Like Realme 5 Pro. Realme is Providing sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint sensors which are good to see.

Pros:

Great Piece of Quad Camera’s in Budget Range With Excellent Low light & Day Light images

Portrait Images Are also Way Good

Excellent Screen With Smaller Notch

Attractive Design & Splash Resistant Body

Awesome Gaming Performance With SD 712 Soc

Awesome Battery life With 20W Vooc Charging

Cons:

Macro Shots Strrugles In LowLight

EIS is limited to 1080P@30FPS

Limited to Some Regions

VERDICT:

Who can Get Realme 5 Pro: if you want a Realme device with 19:9 Aspect Ratio with Colour OS and SD 712 Soc Then Realme 5 Pro can be your First choice. if you want Same Powerful hardware with other Operating Systems Price to Value Mobiles Then

Honor 9X

Redmi Note 8

Samsung Galaxy M30

Vivo Z1 Pro can be your Alternatives to Realme 5 Pro.

If you are using Realme 5 Pro then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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