Realme 5 Pro launched on Aug 20th in India, and it has officially landed in the Nepali market. We have weighed the best it can offer.
With the progress Realme is making, there is no doubt how Realme made into the “World’s Top #10 Smartphone Vendors” list. Within the short period of operation, Realme has produced top mid-range smartphones such as Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro, Realme X. And now, recently, on Aug 20, they unveiled two more smartphones — Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro.
Realme 5 Pro Specs Overview
|Resolution||FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|CPU||Dual-core, 2.3 GHz + Hexa Core, 1.7 GHz, Snapdragon 712|
|RAM||4 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB|
|Internal memory||64 GB, 128 GB|
|External memory||Up to 256 GB|
|Primary camera||48MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) +2MP (f/2.4)|
|Secondary camera||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Battery Capacity||4035 mAH, Non-removable|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Realme 5 Pro Price in Nepal||Rs. 26,990 (4/128GB)
Rs. 29,790 (8/128GB)
First: 48MP & Quad-Camera Setup
Jumping right into the USP of the phone, its quad-camera array on its back. Unlike any other smartphone you would see, Realme 5 Pro has an impressive set of four rear cameras. The main camera is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 module, coming in f/1.7 aperture, 1/2” sensor and 0.8µm pixel size. This main shooter is paired with an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) 119-degrees FoV ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) ultra-macro sensor, and another 2-megapixel (f/2.4) for depth sensing. For the selfie enthusiasts, there is 16-megapixel (f/2.) Sony IMX 471 sensor confined in a dewdrop notch.
The cameras are capable of taking 4K ultra-HD videos at 30 frames-per-second, and 720p HD super slo-mo videos at 960 frames-per-second. Few other mention-worthy camera modes that phone has embedded are Chromaboost mode, Super Clear Nightscapes, AI Beauty, Real-time Filters, and 5x Software-enabled Zoom.
Second: Holographic All-New Crystal Design, and Display
Plastic backs might be disappointing and dull-looking, but with Realme 5 Pro, that’s no truer. Realme has always been experimenting to implement and make plastic rear-panels look as beautiful as glass-backs since day one of Realme 1. Now coming at Realme 5, Realme has found the formula, glossy “diamond pattern cut” finish on the plastic, the company calling it as “Holographic All-New Crystal Design”. That means the back panel shines with unique colors depending upon the angle of light hitting the surface.
Though the Realme 5 Pro’s front look very much similar to Realme 3 Pro, there are significant upgrades to design. The display on the phone is 6.3 inches with 30 percent dewdrop notch when compared to predecessor Realme 3 Pro. Other than that, the phone has an impressive 90.6 percent of screen-to-body ratio, Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Unfortunately, the screen is still IPS display, missing out the immersiveness of AMOLED displays.
Following the conventional button-placement design, the phone has a power button on the right edge and volume rocker on the left. The sweet thing is, the Realme 5 Pro decided not to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and has a USB Type-C charging port and speaker grill side by it on the bottom edge. Besides, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor placed ergonomically in the middle of the phone. And the company claims the phone to be splash-resistant and passes the “Real Quality Test”.
- Also Read: Realme Mobiles in Nepal (Updated Aug 2019)
Third: Best Performance made Affordable
With the base model under 20000 price, the Realme 5 Pro has an upgraded Snapdragon 10nm manufactured 712 SoC onboard, compared to Realme 3 Pro’s SD710 chipset, it’s 10 percent faster. This is coupled with either 4GB or 6GB or even maxed out 8GB RAM. And depending upon the RAM variant you go for, you will get the option to jump to either 64GB or 128GB storage. To make the phone more demanding, it has a dedicated microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 512GB.
Coming to how big its fuel tank is, the phone has a massive 4,035mAh battery packed inside and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. That means, it can be 100 percent charged in a plug-in of 1.38 hrs.
Given the hardware under the hood, it would be no wonder to witness the smooth gameplay, even for the heavy games like PUBG mobile. Also, for better cooling, the device has employed a gel heat-dissipating mechanism.
Out of all the best features Realme 5 Pro offers, there is one little disappointing factor, unrefined un-upgraded OS on the phone. There’s same ColorOS v6.0 (as seen on Realme 3 Pro) built on the top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and lands with tons of bloatware like Facebook, UC Browser, Opera News, and more. And it misses Dark mode feature too.
Should you go for Realme X instead? Realme X vs Realme 5 Pro
Launch a month ago, Realme X is one of the best mid-range smartphones you can buy for under 25000 in Nepal. But if you choose to go for Realme X, you would have to pay an extra 2000-3000 and sacrifice an ultra-wide angle, a macro lens. Not to forget, you would have to satisfy with a smaller battery and previous-gen SD710 chipset. Though you might get a modern-looking pop-up selfie camera on Realme X when compared to Realme 5 Pro’s pop-up camera, that would be just an issue on an excess dusty environment— as the moving mechanical parts might get damaged if any specks of dust get stuck in between.
- OPPO K3 launched with Pop-up Selfie Camera, 710 SoC, a straight competitor to Realme X and Redmi K20
Realme 5 Pro Price in Nepal & Availability
Realme has always been competitive and demonstrated the phone doesn’t have to break banks to pack high-end-like specs. And which is why Realme 5 Pro is offered for a very generous price. The price of Realme 5 Pro in Nepal is Rs 26,990 for 4/128 GB and Rs 29,790 for 8/128 GB variant. Recently, Realme launched Realme 5i in Nepal with an aggressive price tag.
Realme’s last month’s release phone, Realme X, isn’t available in Nepal, so we can only hope this one lands as soon as possible, probably by mid-September.
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