The Realme 5 Pro is part of the fifth-generation devices from the Chinese-based smartphone manufacturer. The company has been making devices to cater to user’s needs at relatively low prices. After the company launched the Realme X with an amazing AMOLED display, the Realme 5 Pro is aimed at camera lovers. Besides this, the device has an excellent battery life and a powerful Snapdragon 712 processor.
The Realme 5 Pro was launched in August 2019 and released to the market in September. The company’s distribution strategy is still relatively undeveloped since the device is only accessible in a few select markets. The Realme 5 Pro is not yet available on local e-commerce sites, so it is hard to find Realme 5 Pro Jumia. However, according to some sources, the Realme 5 Pro price in Nigeria is about ₹ 13,990 (70,923 Naira).
Realme 5 Pro overview
Here are the main pros and cons of the Realme 5 Pro device.
- Large display with fantastic contrast
- Great design in a splash-resistant body
- Excellent battery life (especially portraits)
- High-quality images
- Incredible video quality
- Dedicated audio jack, FM radio, and microSD slot
- Limited market availability
- Ultra-wide and macro shots are less than impressive
- Electronic stabilization only works in specific video modes
Realme 5 Pro specification list
Here is a look at the Realme 5 Pro all features.
- Announced: August 2019
- Released: September 2019
- Dimensions: 157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm (length, width and thickness)
- Weight: 184 grams
- SIM card: Dual Nano-SIM
- Display: IPS LCD touchscreen
- Size: 6.3 inches
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Operating system: Android Pie (9.0) overlaid with ColorOS 6
- Internal memory: 64GB ROM & 4GB RAM or 64GB ROM & 6GB RAM or 128GB ROM & 8GB RAM
- Expandable memory: MicroSD slot up to 256GB
- Camera: 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor
- Selfie camera: 16 megapixels
- USB: Type-C reversible connector with OTG
- Sensors: Accelerometer, fingerprint, gyro, and proximity
- Battery: 4035 mAh
- Fast charging: VOOC 3.0
- Price: From 70,923 Naira
- Colours: Crystal Green and Crystal Blue
Here is a detailed Realme 5 Pro review.
Here are the main hardware features of the Realme 5 Pro.
The back of the device is made out of patterned glass which gives it a premium feel. The large 6.3-inch IPS LCD primarily occupies the front. The screen has a small droplet-like notch at the top which houses the 16MP selfie camera. There are also proximity and ambient light sensors alongside the front camera. Above the notch, there is a thin earpiece which is relatively hard to notice.
The company has sealed all gaps between the ports, panels, frames, and speakers to make the devise splash-resistant. This was achieved using a combination of gaskets, rings, rubbers, and glue. However, the phone does not have an official water-resistance certification. A layer of Gorilla Glass protects the LCD. The frame that holds the front and back panels together is made of plastic. There are only two Realme 5 Pro colors available, Crystal Blue and Crystal Green.
The 5 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD that is only interrupted at the top by a droplet-shaped notch. The panel is similar to the one found on the Realme 3 Pro released a few months ago. The display comes in 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 409ppi density. The company promises 450 nits at maximum brightness, but the device easily achieves 521 nits. For night time usage, the minimum brightness is 2.1 nits.
The 5 Pro does not have an auto-brightness feature for outdoor usage. However, the screen is entirely usable under direct sunlight, thanks to low reflectivity.
Processor, performance, and storage
The device runs on the Snapdragon 712 chipset. This has a relatively higher clock speed as compared to the more common Snapdragon 710. The 5 Pro uses eight cores and an Adreno 616 GPU (graphics processing unit). The company promises a ten percent boost in the Realme 5 Pro’s performance as compared to the 3 Pro which uses the Snapdragon 710 chipset.
The device limits GPU and CPU performance when the High-Performance Mode is disabled. To unlock the full potential of the device’s hardware, one must enable the High-Performance mode under battery settings. In terms of storage, the phone is available in three configurations; 8/128GB, 6/64GB and 4/64GB. The first number represents the RAM, while the second represents the internal storage, ROM.
Realme 5 Pro battery capacity
The 5 Pro uses the same battery unit that was present in the 3 Pro. The 4035 mAh non-removable battery supports the company’s VOOC fast charging technology. Buyers get a 20-watt charger and a USB Type-C cable for fast charging. The VOOC system can charge the 5 Pro from zero to fifty percent in thirty minutes. A full charge takes between eighty and ninety minutes.
The phone can manage fourteen hours of video playback before the battery gets depleted. Browsing over Wi-Fi will empty the battery in sixteen hours. The device has an endurance rating of a hundred hours, which is quite impressive.
Speaker and call quality
The smartphone is equipped with a single bottom-firing speaker that produces impressive audio. The speaker’s mid-tones are perfectly clear although music tends to be on the quieter side in terms of loudness. When connected to an external amplification system, the 5 Pro’s audio performance is outstanding. Call quality is excellent, even though the earpiece is so thin that it is barely visible.
Here is a look into the phone’s software features.
Operating system and features
The Realme 5 Pro runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) overlaid with ColorOS 6.0. A similar Android/ColorOS combination can be found in the Realme 3, 3 Pro and X models. The company has confirmed plans to upgrade the 5 Pro to Android 10 by the first quarter of 2020.
Realme 5 Pro camera, video, and image quality
For a company that never made a device with triple cameras, the jump from a double to quad-setup is quite significant. The top sensor is a 48-megapixel primary camera. It is followed by an eight-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a two-megapixel depth sensor, and a two-megapixel macro sensor. The image quality is excellent, similar to what is found in some high-end devices. The only downside is that the macro and ultra-wide shots are less than impressive.
The 5 Pro can record 4K video at thirty frames per second and 1080P videos in thirty or sixty frames per second. Users get the option to choose between h.265 and h.264 codecs. While video output is excellent, the inbuilt stabilization only works when shooting 1080P footage at thirty frames per second.
Here is a look at several comments about the Realme 5 Pro from the online community.
The Realme 5 Pro is peerless in its target market. Devices that have similar specs are priced way higher than the 5 Pro while those within the same price range have lower specifications. The Realme 5 Pro’s display, excellent battery life, and great camera all make it the top consideration at its price point. The only downside is the limited availability, but if one is lucky to come across it, then it is undoubtedly worth purchasing.
The Realme 5 Pro is targeted at the mid-income bracket, although the device specs say otherwise. Features such as a full HD display, excellent battery, and quad-cameras are often found in mid and high-end devices. The phone’s biggest selling point will be its low price as compared to other devices with similar specs. What did you think about the Realme 5 Pro?