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Realme 5 Pro: 195 USD gets you this 6.3-inch Full HD+ smartphone with Snapdragon 712, 48MP AI quad camera and 4035 mAh battery

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It is simply amazing how the smartphone industry is bringing in the latest technology but with the price getting cheaper by the day. A good example is the Realme 5 Pro, which is a great sub-200 USD smartphone with great specs to boot.

For those of you who may not be aware, Realme is the sub-brand of Oppo. And we all know how Oppo is doing great in its native China, pretty much so on the camera front. But before we begin, let’s do a quick throwback at its sibling – the Realme 5:

  • 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

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 everything here is on its High Definition resolution.

Now that we know where its roots are, without further ado, let’s deep dive into the Realme 5 Pro and check it out:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~409 ppi density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • Splash resistant
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) processor, Adreno 616 graphics and 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Quad primary camera: 48MP with f/1.8 aperture, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm 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
  • 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.1" and 1.0µm
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0, upgradeable to Android 10.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4035 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (50% in just 30 minutes)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2019 release date
  • 13,999 Indian Rupee or ~159 USD for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 14,999 Indian Rupee or ~209 USD for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 16,999 Indian Rupee or ~239 USD for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage

As you can see, the Realme 5 Pro packs in more punch than its ‘plain’ version. Starting with a 6.3-inch IPS screen, this time around it comes with Full HD+ resolution. So the previous weakness of the Realme 5 is now gone. Not only that, you will now have the benefit of the smartphone being splash resistant. The airtight, waterproof sealing protects all interior and exterior components, including the screen, back cover, and the buttons. The waterproof design helps when it is a rainy season, or when you are on a water adventure.

Under the hood of the Realme 5 Pro is of the mid-range territory. Here we find it packed with the Snapdragon 712 chipset paired with a fast octa-core processor, excellent graphics and a choice of 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of memory. This ensures it has the horsepower needed to run all your daily apps and games without any major hiccups.

The best part about the Realme 5 Pro is on its camera, of course. Blessed with the quad primary camera, this time there’s the 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP camera combination. The 48MP AI quad-camera comes ultra-wide-angle, allowing users to take photos from multiple perspectives. With F1.8 ultra-large aperture and the half-inch sensor, this smartphone can capture great nightscapes even in low-light condition. When you turn on the Super Nightscape mode, you can take stunning night shots, with the help of multi-frame engine and HDR. With the 119° Wide-angle Lens and Double Lens Distortion Correction Technology (DLDC), you can capture excellent portraits and scenery images. The 4cm Ultra Macro Lens, the F2.4 aperture and bokeh effect allows for more focused and outstanding shots.

Then there’s the 16MP selfie camera which is equipped with Sony IMX 471 sensor, making the package complete.

Storage-wise, there’s two options available: 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. Whichever way you go, you can easily add more space with a microSD card that can take it up to 256GB of additional space.

In terms of battery, the Realme 5 Pro comes with 4035 mAh battery which ensures it can smoothly run up to two days of life. When the time comes to plug it in, it only takes 30 minutes to get it up to 50% of charge.

One final hoorah, the Realme 5 Pro will get the update to the latest Android 10.0 operating system soon. This ensures that it gets an extended life and adds more value to this already amazing smartphone.

                       

Conclusion:

After considering everything that the Realme 5 Pro has to offer, it is without a doubt one of the best mid-range smartphones that you can grab hold of at this present moment. Large 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS screen, good mid-range performance, breathtaking quad primary camera, good 16MP selfie camera, large 4035 mAh battery and an update to the latest Android operating system when the time comes.

Realme 5 Pro had just been released last month for 13,999 Indian Rupee or ~159 USD for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant, 14,999 Indian Rupee or ~209 USD for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant and 16,999 Indian Rupee or ~239 USD for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant. Two great-looking colours that you can choose, Crystal Green and Crystal Blue.

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