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Realme 5 vs Realme 5 Pro Specs Comparison – New Affordable Mid-range Phones To Get

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Realme 5 Pro

If you’re looking for yet another affordable mid-range smartphone, OPPO’s sub-brand just released the Realme 5 series. The second and only top model is Realme 5 Pro featuring better processing power. However, several key features might make you favor Realme 5 over its bigger sibling. Let’s check them out.

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Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro Differences

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Advantages of Realme 5

  1. 3GB/32GB variant
  2. 5000mAh battery
  3. cheaper price tag
  4. slightly larger screen at 6.5″

Advantages of Realme 5 Pro

  1. 184g only
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. Snapdragon 712
  4. up to 8GB RAM
  5. 48MP main sensor
  6. 16MP selfie sensor
  7. UFS 2.1 Storage
  8. USB Type-C
  9. VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro Similarities

  1. holographic crystal design
  2. polycarbonate frame
  3. splash resistant
  4. IPS LCD panel
  5. Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
  6. Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6
  7. dedicated microSD of up to 256GB
  8. four main cameras
  9. single selfie camera
  10. 3.5mm headphone jack
  11. Wi-Fi ac
  12. BT 5.0
  13. FM radio
  14. rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor
  15. face unlock

Which is a better buy between the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro?

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Design and Display

Whichever of the two you get, both has the same design and footprint. However, Realme 5 is a lot heavier due to the larger 5000mAh battery. Despite having the same holographic design, we can’t tell if both are sporting glass backing. Realme has not indicated this either. Given the affordable price tags, it’s easy to assume that plastic is being used for both.

In terms of display quality, there’s a noticeable difference. Only the Realme 5 Pro comes with FHD+ resolution. As a result, you can playback higher video quality. But the 720p+ resolution of Realme 5 will surely deliver better battery performance, due to the lower number of pixels.

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Performance

Snapdragon 665 is a decent gaming chipset in 2019. It also has incredible efficiency. That said, gaming isn’t the top priority of Realme 5. If you’re looking for that, you’ll get that out of the Realme 5 Pro that comes with a Snapdragon 712. It has higher clock speeds and boosted GPU. It’s also one of the few phones to come out with the latest gaming-centric mid-range chipset from Qualcomm. Lastly, the storage uses UFS 2.1 which delivers faster reading and transfer speeds.

Cameras

For those who want the robustness of Realme 5 Series’ cameras, you can get them on either phone. However, the Realme 5 Pro will output better image quality (at least, when using the main sensor) due to its 48MP Sony sensor. Furthermore, video recording allows slow motion in 720p @ 960fps. Although Realme 5 can do up to 4K @ 30fps, it only support slow-mo at 1080p @ 120/240fps.

The same goes for selfie sensors. However, the overall quality should not be too far away from each other. After all, we’re only looking at 16MP vs 13MP.

Audio

Luckily, the audio experience is complete. Both have the option to use a wired headphone or the built-in standard speakers.

Battery and Charging

Due to the combination of 5000mAh and 720p resolution, expect the Realme 5 to be a beast in longevity. However, you are stuck with 10W charging. With that huge tank to recharge, expect zero to 100 in at least 2 hours.

Although the Realme 5 Pro has a smaller yet generous 4035mAh battery, it makes it up with 20W VOOC charging that takes 1.38 hours to full charge. You can also comfortably play games while charging.

Prices

  • 3GB/32GB – Realme 5 –  Rs. 9,999 or around P7.2k
  • 4GB/64GB – Realme 5 – Rs. 10,999 or roughly P8k
  • 4GB/128GB – Realme 5 – Rs. 11,999 or nearly P9k
  • 4GB/64GB – Realme 5 Pro – Rs. 13,999 or ~P10k
  • 6GB/64GB – Realme 5 Pro –  Rs. 14,999 or nearly ~P11k 
  • 8GB/128GB – Realme 5 Pro – Rs. 13,999 or nearly P12,500

Conclusion

While their official Philippine prices aren’t available yet, Realme 5 Series has aggressive pricing in India. It’s also unbelievable to get an 8GB phone within this price point. Whichever you get, we do think it’s worth getting. But if you can, we suggest getting the best model of Realme 5 Pro. It gives a bit of flexibility in storage management and a bit of headroom for the next year of its use.

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SpecsRealme 5Realme 5 Pro
Display6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Dimensions164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm , 198g157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm, 184g
ChipsetQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
GPUAdreno 610Adreno 616
Memory32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM UFS 2.1 + dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
Main Camera12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
Front Camera13 MP16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Connectivity4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, MicroUSB, audio jack4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, audio jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery (10W charging)Non-removable Li-Ion 4035mAh battery (20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6
Official Priceestimated around P7,200 – P9,000 Philippine pesos (Indian Rupees Conversion), Pricing for PH will differ after final taxesestimated around P10,000 – P12,500 Philippine pesos (Indian Rupees conversion), Pricing will differ in PH after final taxes

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