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Realme 5 Unboxing: Things You Need to Know


From this day on, we will unboxings a little differently. It either we will do an unboxing video and discuss the things you need to know about the device or in a written article like this one. Let’s start with the Realme 5.

Fresh from its launch this week, the Realme 5 brings a quad camera system to an entry level device. Apart from the horsepower it has under the hood, the phone also has a gigantic battery. So let’s unbox this and let’s discuss the things you need to know about this phone.

What’s inside the box?

  • Realme 5 unit
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Fast charging wall adapter
  • SIM Card ejector tool
  • Clear case

Things you need to know

Large Display

The Realme 5 has a large 6.5-inch display, larger than the Realme 5 Pro’s 6.3-inch display. That display is an IPS panel by the way. It is pretty decent but it doesn’t get that bright like we want it to be. We reserve full judgement on our full review. Its an HD (720p) resolution which means it is not as sharp as a 1080p screen. It has a waterdrop notch that houses the 13MP selfie camera.

Large Battery

The phone has a large 5,000 mAh battery. With the combination of a low resulution screen and low power but efficient chipset, it will be hard to kill this phone in a day. It is probably safe to say it is a two-day phone for most of us. We will do a comprehensive battery test on our full review.

Still USB 2.0

Yep, unlike the Realme 5 Pro which adopted USB Type C, the new standard these days, the Realme 5 still has the old USB 2.0 port. Good thing it supports fast charging.

Snapdragon 665 Under the Hood

The Snapdragon 665 is an upgrade from Snapdragon 660 which is proven a workhorse. This new chipset is also tuned for gaming. Playing PUNG Mobile and Mobile Legends will be buttery smooth here as long as you keep the graphics to medium. It comes with three memory configurations – 3GB/32GB, 3GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB. What we have here is the 4GB/128GB and we think this is the best choice if you intend to store more videos, music, and photos here.

The Quad Camera System

For the first time, Realme is bringing four cameras to an entry level smartphone. At the top, that’s the 8MP ultrawide, followed by the 12MP main camera Then the two lens at the bottom are the 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. That macro lens can shoot photos upclose which is 4cm from the subject. That means you can take photos of a fly or a spiderweb can get details you need. The main camera can shoot night mode and video as well.

Check out some of our first sample photos

The Price

Again, here are the prices for the Realme 5

  • 3GB/32GB – Php 6,990
  • 3GB/64GB – Php 7,990
  • 4GB/128GB – Php 9,990

First Impressions

We are very impressed with the Realme 5 overall. Although we only had 48 hours with it, we were impressed on how an entry level phone like this can deliver so much – decent cameras, smooth performance, long battery life, big screen. We are excited to explore more about this phone and watch for our full review coming soon!

Realme 5 specs:

  • Octa Core Qulcomm Snapdragon 665 processor
  • Adreno 612 graphics
  • 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM / 128GB internal storage
  • Expandable memory via microSD (dedicated)
  • 6.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1600 pixels)
  • Rear Cameras
    • 12 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 (dedicated macro camera)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • 13MP front facing camera
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner (rear mounted)
  • Sensors –  accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • 5,000 mAh battery with 10W fast charge
  • Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6

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