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Realme 5 Pro Review

A Plentiful Cameras and Versatile I/O Smartphone

Realme surprised its audience once again (as promised) with the launch of Realme 5 Pro in many parts of the world, i.e. India. The handset is succeeding Realme 3 Pro with significant updates without breaking users’ banks. As for Realme 5 Pro UK, it’s not yet announced, and even it’s too prompt to put our educated guess.

However, it’s equipped with 6.3-inches Full HD+ waterdrop notch with a maximum screen-to-body ratio of 90.6%. Snapdragon 712 Chipset is available to work as a brain, and it’s equipped with a massive 8GB of RAM, quad-camera configuration and 4035mAh non-removable battery.

Realme claims its Realme 5 Pro to be good enough in terms of performance, camera quality and super-fast rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. We have compiled everything here on this page in our Realme 5 Pro Review UK below we know about. So, let’s keep going!

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Realme 5 Pro Pricing and Availability:

We are short on words on in terms of Realme 5 Pro release date UK – however, it’s officially available on shelves across India, and one can get it with immediate effects. We are eagerly waiting for Realme 5 Pro to arrive on UK shores – so stay tuned as we will have this page updated as soon as we hear more.

The phone arrives in three different configurations to choose from – 4GB/64GB which is priced INR 13,999 in India – followed by 6GB/64GB variant that set users back INR 14,999. The 3rd variant with 8GB/128GB storage goes for a whopping INR 16,999. Taking help from Google’s converter, Realme 5 Pro Price UK comes to around £160 for 4GB/64GB, £170 for 6GB/64GB and approx. £193 for its 8GB/128GB variant.

Realme 5 Pro Specifications:

Realme 5 ProModelsRMX1971
PRICEAround £193
NETWORKTechnology2019, August
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2018, December
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, September

(in India)
BODYBuildFront glass, plastic body
Dimensions157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm (6.18 x 2.92 x 0.35 in)
Weight184 g (6.49 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
ChipsetQualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 616
STORAGEInternal Memory64GB,128GB
RAM3GB,6GB,8GB
Variants64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( QUAD )48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Rear Camera Video[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1", 1.0µm
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR, panorama
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
RadioFM radio Available
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4035 mAh battery
ColoursCrystal Green, Crystal Blue

Design:

The Realme 5 Pro as compared to Realme 5, is equipped with a smaller display and battery, which makes it quite easy to hold and carry around. The new Crystal design is also available in the Realme 5 Pro – very much like Realme 5.

The curved 3D back panel features a pattern of diamond cutting. The design is subtle so that you can see under light at certain angles. The Realme 5 Pro is available in two different colours -Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue. Though both colours look gorgeous Crystal Green colour looks impressive and eye-catching. The irregular triangular forms blend with light and offer a unique type of gradient.

Realme 5 Pro Mobile Phone

Display:

The Realme 5 Pro has a waterdrop-like display similar to Realme’s previous phones. It is a 6.3-inches in size with FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080), with a screen ratio of 90.6%, a lightness of 450 nits and Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.

The display is quite like the size and quality available in the Realme 3 Pro. The Realme 5 Pro display is vibrant with 1080p resolution that looks sharp for texts or viewing video content. The brightness level isn’t outstanding as display looks duller compared to the Realme 3 Pro at medium brightness inside.

Realme 5 Pro Camera:

The main attraction of Realme 5 Pro is the vertical quad-camera configuration. The Realme 5 Pro is the first phone in this segment, offering a 48MP quad-camera system. A 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor is applied to the primary camera, accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle 8MP 119-degree lens, a 2MP macro lens and 2MP deepness sensor.

This is an adaptable setup that enables you to switch easily from an ultra-wide-angle lens between a high-resolution primary camera to an upright macro lens depending on a perspective you are scouting for. In daylight, the 16MP front-facing camera, on the other hand, offers some crisp selfies. Selfies in low-light and indoors look noisy and softer, however.

realme 5 crystal blue 64gb

Software and Performance:

Realme 5 Pro has a Snapdragon 712 chipset that is a little faster–coupled with Adreno 616 GPU for smooth and silky play. The Realme 5 Pro is launched with RAM options of 4GB, 6GB and 8GB. There are also two internal storage options available to choose from, i.e. 64GB and 128GB (expandable further via a microSD card).

The Realme 5 Pro is able to freeze up without stutters, and slow down when it comes to everyday usage like messaging, making calls, browsing the social media, and web browsing. The Realme 5 Pro experience is comparable with Realme 3 Pro and Realme X for real-world usage. Apps open in a jiffy and are also smooth to wipe via a User Interface.

Realme 5 Pro Battery:

Since Realme 3 Pro, the battery has not changed a lot, but this isn’t that bad. The capacity of 4,035mAh is sufficiently good to be used for a full day.

The phone can easily survive about a day and a half during light usage days. With a couple of hours of video streaming on Netflix, music streaming on Spotify, some PUBG sessions and occasional social media browsing, you will end up with approx. 30% of battery life. ⠀In approx. 80 minutes, Realme 5 Pro can be charged fully from 0% to 100% with 20W charger -thanks to VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.

Review overview

Design8
Display8.2
Performance8.5
Camera8
Battery Life7.5
Software7
Price8

The Pros

  • Splendid Display
  • Exquisite Quad-Camera Configuration
  • Super-fast VOOC Charging
  • Impressive Performance

The Cons

  • Lack of On-screen Fingerprint Scanner
  • Bad Smudge Magnet
  • Battery is Fine but not Really

Summary

7.9The Realme 5 Pro is one of the most beautiful power-packed phones among mid-range smartphones. Whether you play graphics-enriched games or capture images one after another, it wouldn't let you down. The phone is loaded with a marvelous quad-camera configuration. And the fast-loading VOOC and splash-resistant body make it a premium smartphone. The Realme 5 Pro is definitely a smart choice with the mid-range price tag.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

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