Realme Launches Realme 5 Series in India, Price Starts Rs. 9999

Realme has launched the Realme 5 series in India today (20th August 2019) with bells and whistles. The new smartphones are successors to the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro.

The brand is skipping the Realme 4 series naming, and jumping straight to Realme 5 series. The new phones are Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro.

After days of posting teasers on the social media platform, finally, Mr. Madhav Sheth has unveiled the new phones.

 Realme is having a dream run in India. The brand is at number four at the moment after Xiaomi, Samsung, and Vivo.

The strategy to sell smartphones at a cheap price with exceptional specs is working well for them.

Thanks to CEO Mr. Madhav Sheth, he has been working tirelessly on social media sites like Twitter and YouTube, to create a massive fan following.

Realme is giving Xiaomi taste of its own medicine, word of mouth marketing, at its best.

Let’s first talk about the Realme 5 Pro and Realme 5 and What these have to offer.

Realme 5 Pro Price, Sale Date, and Variants

The Realme 5 Pro will go on sale on Flipkart, starting 4th September at 12:00 Noon.

Price Details for Realme 5 Pro Variants

  • 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM – Price Rs. 13,999
  • 64 GB Storage and 6 GB RAM – Price Rs. 14,999
  • 128 GB Storage and 8 GB RAM – Price Rs. 16,999

The 6 GB Ram and 64 GB storage version is priced attractively and offers a good mix of storage and ram, at a reasonable price.

Top features and Specs for Realme 5 PRO

  1. 48-megapixel primary camera 
  2. Quad camera setup at the back
  3. VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging 
  4. Snapdragon 712 Processor
  5. Android Pie and Color OS 6.0
  6. Price Rs. 13,999 (4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage)

Realme 5 Pro – Specs, Features, Camera Details and More


The key Highlight for both the devices is the presence of the Quad-Camera setup.

For starters, the Realme 5 Pro is made from poly-plastic and comes with a new crystal design. It is available in green and blue color options.

There is a 6.3-inch display with waterdrop notch and FHD+ (2240*1080 pixels) resolution. The display panel is IPS LCD, it is not Super AMOLED as was rumored earlier.

Notably, the Realme 5 Pro has a 48 megapixel Sony IMX 586 sensor as a primary camera.

The Sony IMX 586 is also present on the more expensive Realme X, and rival Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro.

On the other hand, affordable Realme 5 comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera instead of the 48 MP.

Further, the quad-camera setup has a super macro lens, a portrait lens, and a Wide Angle lens.

The rear camera configuration is 48 MP (Primary camera) + 8MP (wide angle) + 2MP (Portrait) + 2MP (macro). There are plenty of cameras, however, the 2 MP cameras look gimmicky and can’t capture details.

The front side has a 16 Megapixel, Sony IMX 471 selfie camera, that rests in the tiny waterdrop notch.

Further, the Realme 5 Pro offers VOOC 3.0 fast charging support an Oppo proprietary technology that enables it to charge 0-100% in 80 minutes. Also, it comes with 20 Watts USB Type C charger in the Box.

The phone has 4035 mAH battery capacity which is sufficient to last all day.

The Realme 5 Pro comes with the Color OS 6.0 along with Android 9.0 pie.

Powering the Realme 5 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor which we have also seen on the Vivo Z1 ProIt is likely that Realme uses Snapdragon 710 in the Realme 5 Pro.

Also, there is an Adreno 616 GPU which is good for playing modern games like PUBG, Apex Legends, and COD Mobile.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 is slightly more potent in comparison to Snapdragon 710 (Used in Realme 3 Pro and Realme X) but is not as fast as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 used in the Xiaomi Redmi K20.

There is Dual Sim-Support and the mobile comes with dedicated micro-sd card slot for storage expansion. Also, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back for quick unlocking.

Lastly, it weighs 184 grams and measures 8.9 mm in thickness.

Undeniably, there are a lot of Pros in the Realme 5 Pro and it is great value for money. You may be considering to buy the Realme 5 Pro, here are some of the things to look at beyond the obvious specs.

Realme 5 Pro (Snapdragon 712) Benchmark Performance 

SmartphoneRedmi Note 7 ProRealme XRealme 5 Pro
ProcessorSnapdragon 675Snapdragon 710Snapdragon 712
GPUAdreno 612Adreno 616Adreno 616
Antutu                                  1,76,002              1,54,232                                1,81,133
GeekBench Single-Core240915091901
GeekBench Multi-Core662559286057

Both Snapdragon 710 and 712 comes with the Adreno 616 GPU which is slightly better than the Snapdragon 612 when it comes to gaming.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 in the Redmi Note 7 Pro is faster in raw CPU performance as shown by the GeekBenchmark.

What’s Missing or flaws

  • Gimmicky 2 MP cameras – not much use.
  • Glass or Metal back are more sturdy than plastic.
  • No Super AMOLED Display.
  • No-In-display Scanner.

Some of the more premium phones like the Realme X, Redmi K20 or even the Vivo S1 has some of these.

Realme 5 Price, Sale Date, and Variants

The Realme 5 will go on sale earlier, starting on 27th (12:00 pm) August at Flipkart.

It is also available in 3 variants: 

  • 32 GB Storage and 3 GB RAM – Price Rs. 9,999
  • 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM – Price Rs. 10,999
  • 128 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM – Price Rs. 11,999

All, the models are priced reasonably, and you can buy based on the preference.

Top features and Specs for Realme 5

  1. Quad camera setup at the back
  2. 5000 mAH Capacity Battery
  3. Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core Processor
  4. Color OS 6.0 and Android Pie.
  5. Price Rs. 9,999 (3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage)

Realme 5 – Specs, Features, and Details


Realme 5 is launched for an affordable price of Rs. 9,999 and comes with incredible specs for the price. Also, it is the first phone to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 in India.

Realme 5 is the cheapest Quad-Camera mobile in India.

Further, it comes with a massive 5000 MH battery capacity and ships with a 10 Watts Charger in the box.

Notably, Realme 5 has 20% more battery than the predecessor Realme 3 that came with 4230 mAH capacity battery.

Powering the Realme 5 is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor which is slightly faster in comparison to the Snapdragon 660.

Besides, Xiaomi is launching MI A3 (Android One) that comes with the Snapdragon 665 processor, on 21st August.

The Realme 5 comes with Quad Rear Cameras – 12 MP (primary) + 8 MP (wide angle) + 2 MP (portrait) + 2 MP (macro lens). The front selfie camera has 13 Megapixel resolution, instead of the 16 MP on 5 Pro.

The rear camera can record 4K videos at 30 FPS.

The mobile has a large display, measures 6.5 Inch and offers 1600*720-pixel resolution at 269 ppi. Further, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Realme 5 has face unlock support, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and comes with a micro-usb port. The phone has got dual-nano sim support and a dedicated micro-sd card slot.

Moreover, it also comes with a polycarbonate design similar to Realme 3i.

The Realme 5 offers a good mix of performance and optics for an affordable price. Definitely making it one of the best phones under 10K price range.

That is all from my side for the moment, share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Author: Kanuj Sharma

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