The Realme 5 Pro is one of the smartphones in its price segment that you should take a look at if you’re buying a mid-range smartphone. Why? We got here a price that is really attractive and the smartphone does have the features that you can’t expect on a mid-range smartphone. Interested? Check out our review of the Realme 5 Pro here.
Realme 5 Pro Review: Design and Hardware
The Realme 5 Pro’s design is simple but it does look elegant thanks to the crystal design of the smartphone that adds to the flair and look of the Realme 5 Pro. The Realme 5 Pro does have a glass-like look at the back but when you hold, it does feel solid to the hand.
The smartphone feels comfortable to hold thanks to its not-so-big body and also the curved back of the smartphone and actually, I am more comfortable using the smartphone even without the case because I can have a good grip on the Realme 5 Pro and.
Unfortunately, the Realme 5 Pro is still sporting a rear fingerprint scanner but for its price, I really wouldn’t complain and then there’s the USB-C port below along with the 3.5mm audio jack on the smartphone. Thankfully, there’s VOOC 3.0 on this smartphone which lets you charge the smartphone at 20W and yes, I’m really happy that the brand has finally adopted the USB-C port for this smartphone. The Realme 5 Pro’s main feature is the quad-camera setup and the camera is really protruding at the back but we’ll get to the camera samples later.
Realme 5 Pro Review: Display
The Realme 5 Pro sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a dewdrop design. The smartphone also got a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio and the display quality was quite fine. There’s a small v-notch at the top of the smartphone and the bezels on the sides and a not-so-big chin below.
The viewing angles of the smartphone is pretty good and the colors are quite good on the smartphone. So watching videos and playing on this smartphone was immersive enough. This one is quite good enough to watch videos on Netflix and also play games like COD:M
Realme 5 Pro Review: Battery
Inside the Realme 5 Pro is a high capacity 4035mAh battery and it does come with AI that helps conserve in the battery of the smartphone by optimizing and predicting the app usage of the smartphone. In my PC Mark battery test, I got a score of 11 hours and 17 minutes on the smartphone which is pretty long thanks to its 4035mAh battery inside the smartphone.
Realme 5 Pro Review: Software
The Realme 5 Pro packs a ColorOS 6.0 with an almost stock Android experience on the smartphone. Navigating on the smartphone was really fine and it was a really smooth experience on the smartphone. Unlike the OPPO’s ColorOS, this one has an app drawer but this one still comes with the bloatwares like Oroaming, App Market and more but most of them are pretty useful.
Realme 5 Pro Review: Performance
One of the best things about the Realme 5 Pro is the performance. This one runs on Snapdrago 712 processor with up to 8GB of RAM. The processor is just an incremental upgrade from the predecessor but this one features a faster and better processor. There’s a small upgrade in the performance as seen in the benchmarks below:
For its price, the Realme 5 Pro is really competitive when it comes to hardware. You can play most games on the smartphone without problems. It might not be able to play at the highest settings in rare cases but the Realme 5 Pro will do just fine. We played different games on the smartphone and we were able to get these FPS.
- PUBG Mobile – Balanced GFX, Ultra FPS, No Anti-aliasing
- NBA 2k20 – Highest settings
- COD M – Highest settings
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Realme 5 Pro Review: Camera
One of the big surprises that we got on the Realme 5 Pro is the camera. The quad-camera of the smartphone performed well and it even exceeded my expectations. There’s the 48MP main camera on the smartphone along with the 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 2 MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor and man, the results were really fine. Check out the shots that I took using the smartphone:
As you can see in the shots, they are vivid and the camera does surprise us with its really good quality. For its price, the Realme 5 Pro does its job really well.
Realme 5 Pro Review: Verdict
Just like its predecessor, the Realme 5 Pro is an amazing smartphone. We got here a fine hardware inside including the Snapdragon 712 processor along with the quad-camera setup that is really flexible as we got here a 48MP main camera that performs well along with the wide-angle lens and then there’s the macro and also the depth sensor.
In terms of design and hardware, we do love its simple but really fine look thanks to the patterned back. It’s a fine smartphone with a really good performance. I highly recommend this smartphone if you’re buying one at this price range because as of this posting, the Realme 5 Pro is definitely one of the best if not the best mid-range smartphone out there.
The Realme 5 Pro starts at Php11,990 for the 4GB/128GB variant and Php13,990 for the 8GB/128GB variant.
Realme 5 Pro Specs
- 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS Dewdrop display, 20:9 display ratio
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core Processor
- 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD
- 48MP f/1.8 camera + 8MP Ultra-wide angle lens + 2MP macro camera + 2MP depth sensor
- 16MP selfie camera
- LTE, Dual SIM
- WiFi, Bluetooth,GPS, A-GPS
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4035mAh battery
- VOOC 3.0 20W Fast Charging
- Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6