A complete review of Realme 5i specs, camera, storage, battery, price, performance, etc.
Realme recently launched the realme 5i, which is nothing but a watered-down version of the realme 5. The major difference between the 2 phones is on the front camera. realme 5i is another awesome smartphone by realme under the price segment of 10,000 pieces. After using this 5i for a while, here is our initial review of realme 5i.
The realme 5i is the company’s latest quad-camera phone. It is yet another good budget-oriented phone. which will compete with the likes of Redmi note 8 and Redmi 8. It doesn’t come with the company’s signature diamond-cut design, seen on realme 5 and real me 5s. Instead, you get a textured back, which the company calls as the sunrise design. I personally love the sunrise design more than the diamond-cut design as we have seen on other devices from realme.
Details of Realme 5i specs
- Display: LCD multi-Touch display, 6.5-inch (16.5cm) mini-drop fullscreen, 89% screen-to-body ratio and 1600-by-720-pixel resolution at 269 PPI.
- Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE processor.
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 610 GPU
- RAM: 4GB RAM.
- Camera: Front camera – 8-megapixel (f/2.0), Rear camera – 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel.
- Video Recording: 4K video recording @ 30fps, 1080p HD @ 30fps, Electric image stabilization for video, and Support 120fps slow motion.
- Storage: 64 GB, Expandable up to 256 GB through microSD.
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie with color OS 6.0.1 skin.
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Quick Charging: No, but supports reverse charging.
- Fingerprint sensor: yes
- Other sensor features: Face unlock, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Ambient light sensor.
The phone is still made out of plastic and rear camera and button placements are also identical. the realme 5i features a big 6.52-inch display with a Mini Drop Notch. Realme says that the notch on this device is 39% smaller than the previous phone’s notch. it has a maximum brightness of 418 nits, which is good enough when viewing the phone outdoors. while the big size makes one-hand usage pretty difficult. The massive 6.52-inch screen is a boon for bench watchers.
Realme 5i performance
The smartphone draws its power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SOC. You will find the same Snapdragon chipset on the Redmi Note 8 as well. Realme 5i is a capable phone and can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. You can easily play games like subway surfer and even PUBG mobile.
The company selling this phone in only one variant 4gb RAM and 64gb storage. It can expandable up to 256 GB. Realme 5i is priced at rupees 8999 in India. We found the fingerprint scanner to be well-positioned and it is quick enough to unlock the phone. Realme is still offering a micro USB port instead of USB type-c port available on the latest Xiaomi Redmi products. Realme 5i runs Android 9 Pie with color OS skin on the top.
Realme 5i camera details
Realme hasn’t changed the cameras on the realme 5I and you get the same camera setup as on the realme 5. It has the 12-megapixel main camera and 8 megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2 megapixel macro camera. at the front, Realme 5i has an 8-megapixel sensor instead of the 13-megapixel camera on Realme 5. In the daylight, the new realme 5i phone can capture shots with good color reproduction and objects at the distance were recognizable. in the low-light, it takes decent shots but objects at distance lack details. which is the case with most budget phones. video recording maxes out at 4k for the primary camera and you get option to shoot only at 30fps.
Realme 5i price and battery
one of the biggest OSM piece of the phone is 5000 mAh battery. You can expect up to two days of battery life with very light usage. the sad part is that, the phone lack support for fast charging tech but supports reverse charging. it ships with 10-watt charger which will take more than two and a half hours to fully top up the phone.
overall the realme 5i and the realme 5 are identical in almost all the aspects with the main difference being in the front camera and the sunrise design. both the headsets offer the same experience and the new one is good enough to be on top of your list. Also, realme will be phasing out the original realme 5 in favor of the realme 5i.
So, that’s pretty much for the new quad-camera phone review. we hope you get the info that you want to know about realme 5i specs, camera, storage, performance, price, etc.