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Realme 5: 6.5-inch smartphone with quad-camera and 5000 mAh battery available for just 139 USD


For those who didn’t know, Realme is the sub-brand for Oppo. With us here today is the Realme 5 for those who are on a budget.

But first let’s check out its predecessor. Instead of having the number 4 to its name, Realme 3 is the previous smartphone coming out from them:

  • 6.22-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~270 ppi density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek Helio P70 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 13MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/3", 1.12µm and PDAF + 2MP with depth sensor, LED flash and HDR
  • 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3", 1.12µm and HDR
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2019 release date
  • 8,999 Indian Rupee or ~129 USD for 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 10,999 Indian Rupee or ~159 USD for 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage

For those who are looking for a budget smartphone, Realme 3 was a steal. The only downside is the HD resolution.

With that in mind, where does the Realme 5 stands in the midst of things?

  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio or ~269 ppi density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) processor, Adreno 610 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Quad primary camera: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture, (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm and PDAF + 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4" and 1.12µm + 2MP with f/2.4 aperture, 1/5" and 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera) + 2MP with f/2.4 aperture, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 13MP selfie camera f/2.0 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.12µm, HDR and panorama
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • August 27th 2019 release date
  • 9999 Indian Rupee or ~139 USD for the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, 10999 Indian Rupee or ~150 USD for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 11999 Indian Rupee or ~165 USD for the 4GB RAM + 128GB internal storage

There seems to be a lot of improvements going on around with the Realme 5. With just 5 months between it and its predecessor, the question of upgrading sure does comes into mind for existing users.

The Realme 5 is expected to be released by the end of this month. It will have a slightly larger screen size in the form of a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS screen, with Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.

Bigger in size, and better in performance. The Realme 5 is powered by the Snapdragon 655 chipset paired with a fast Kryo Octa-core processor, decent graphics and either 3GB or 4GB RAM. More than enough to run all your daily apps and occasional gaming.

Perhaps the best part of all about the Realme 5 is on its quad-camera setup. The 12MP+8MP+2MP+2MP is something you don’t usually find for a smartphone at this price range. Then there’s the 13MP selfie camera that will cater to all your selfies.

Storage-wise, there are three options for you to choose from 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. Should you need more space, the microSD expansion slot can quickly add up to a maximum of 256GB of additional space.

The Realme 5 is equipped with a huge 5000 mAh battery which should allow for a day or two of battery life to support your active lifestyle.



If you are looking for a budget smartphone with great camera capabilities, then look no further than Realme 5. It comes with large screen size, good performance and a huge battery. The only downside to it all is on its High Definition resolution

Realme 5 will be released on August 27th with a price tag that starts from 9999 Indian Rupee or ~139 USD. You get to choose two colours, Crystal Purple or Crystal Blue.

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