Realme 5 vs Realme 5 Pro: Which one is for you?
Realme has just launched in India their latest mid-range smartphones sporting quad-rear cameras and large batteries, the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. These are two different devices with their advantages, so if you’re deciding between the two, let us help you with that.
|Realme 5||Realme 5 Pro|
|6.5-inch Mini-drop HD+ (1600 x 720) IPS display, 270ppi||6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Dewdrop IPS display, 409ppi|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm) 2.00GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE (10nm) 2.3GHz octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 610 GPU||Adreno 616 GPU|
|3GB, 4GB RAM||4GB, 6GB, 8GB RAM|
|32GB, 64GB, 128GB storage||64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1|
|microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)|
|12MP F1.8 (main) + 8MP F2.25 (ultrawide) + 2MP (portrait) + 2MP (macro) quad rear cameras||48MP F1.79 Sony IMX 586 (main) + 8MP F2.25 (ultrawide) + 2MP F2.4 (portrait) + 2MP F2.4 (macro) quad rear cameras|
|13MP F2.0 front camera||16MP F2.0 Sony IMX 471 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, BDS|
|microUSB port||USB Type-C port|
|3.5mm audio port||3.5mm audio port|
|Fingeprint scanner (rear)||Fingeprint scanner (rear)|
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|Splash resistance||Splash resistance|
|ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)||ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)|
|5,000mAh battery w/ 10W charging||4,035mAh battery w/ 20W VOOC 3.0|
|164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm||157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm|
|198 g||184 g|
Summary of advantages
Slightly larger screen
Realme 5 Pro:
Better performing chipset
Faster UFS 2.1 storage
Higher main rear camera resolution
Higher front camera resolution
USB Type-C port
VOOC 3.0 charging
As expected, the Realme 5 Pro offers more advantages compared to the Realme 5, but we can’t count out the latter just yet.
If you want the most screen size, the Realme 5 wins on paper. However, the 0.2-inch difference wouldn’t be noticeable. The Realme 5 Pro is the one to get if you want the best screen possible.
When it comes to storage, both devices offer up to 128GB capacity. However, the Realme 5 Pro has a faster UFS 2.1 storage. Both have dedicated slots of microSD cards. For ports, the Realme 5 Pro wins for having a USB Type-C.
When it comes to cameras, the Realme 5 Pro has a Sony sensor and a higher main camera resolution. But for the rest of the rear cameras, the two share the same resolution. For selfies, the Realme 5 Pro also has the highest resolution. Then again, pixels aren’t everything when it comes to quality.
Powering the Realme 5 Pro is a Snapdragon 712 chipset, up to 8GB RAM, and a 4,035mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 The Realme 5, on the other hand, has a Snapdragon 665 chipset, up to 4GB RAM, and a larger 5,000mAh battery.
Given the specs, the Realme 5 Pro is the right option if you want the best performance possible. But if you’re a casual user and want the biggest battery capacity, the Realme 5 wins. We’ll know more about their battery life once we have both units for review.
For the price, although both devices are yet to arrive in the Philippines, it’s expected that the Realme 5 will be priced lower than the Realme 5 Pro. So if you have a tighter budget, get the Realme 5, but if you extra to spare, there’s the Realme 5 Pro.