The Realme 5-series has been announced in August just a month after the company had unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Realme X. Both smartphones are first in their segments to offer a quad-camera setup while also delivering on the performance aspect as well. The Realme 5 Pro has gone on sale today and it is time that we compare the smartphone with the competition as well.
Realme 5 Pro specifications
The Realme 5 Pro has a quad-camera setup which is a first for its price segment. The phone’s primary lens is a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 1.25 micron pixel size. The wide-angle lens in the quad-camera setup has a 119-degree field of view and an 8 MP resolution. Apart from a regular and ultra-wide-angle lens, the Realme 5 Pro also features 2 MP super macro camera and a 2 MP portrait camera.
The device does not have an AMOLED display but instead settles for a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution. Powering the Realme 5 Pro is a Snapdragon 712 chipset and the phone has a maximum RAM of 8 GB paired with up to 128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card.
In addition to that, the phone runs on Android 9 Pie with Oppo’s proprietary ColorOS 6.0 and comes with a 4,035 mAh battery which supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
You can read our full in-depth review of the Realme 5 Pro in the link above. For now, we shall compare the specs of the device with its nearest competition which is the Vivo Z1 Pro, Realme X and also the Redmi Note 8 Pro although it hasn’t been announced in India yet.
|Realme 5 Pro||Realme X||Redmi Note 8 Pro||Vivo Z1 Pro|
|Display Size (inch)||6.3||6.53||6.53||6.53|
|Resolution (pixels)||1080 x 2340||1080 x 2340||1080 x 2340||1080 x 2340|
|Pixel Density (PPI)||394||394||395||395|
|Display Type||AMOLED||AMOLED||IPS LCD||AMOLED|
|Dimensions(mm)||157 x 74.2 x 8.9||161.2 x 76 x 8.6||161.3 x 76.4 x 8.8||162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9|
|Connectivity Types||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Processor||Snapdragon 712||Snapdragon 710||Mediatek Helio G90T||Snapdragon 712|
|CPU Clock Speed (GHz)||2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360||2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver||2x Cortex-A76 & 6x Cortex-A55||2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Adreno 616||—||Adreno 616|
|RAM||6, 8 GB||4, 6 GB||6, 8 GB||4, 6 GB|
|On-Board Memory||64, 128 GB||64, 128 GB||64, 128 GB||128 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, up to 256 GB||—||Yes, up to 256 GB||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Primary Camera||48 MP, f/1.8 + 8 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP, f/2.4 + 2 MP, f/2.4||48 MP, f/1.7 + 5 MP, f/2.4||64 MP, f/1.8 + 8 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP, f/2.4 + 2 MP, f/2.4||16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP|
|Optical Image Stabilization||No||No||No||No|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0||16 MP, f/2.0||20 MP||32 MP, f/2.0|
|Video Capture||[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]||[email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected], [email protected]||[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps||[email protected]|
|OS Version||Android 9.0||Android 9.0||Android 9.0||Android 9.0|
|AI (Smart Assistant)||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, rear-mounted||Yes, under display||Yes, Rear button||Yes, rear-mounted|
|USB Type||Type-C 1.0||Type-C 1.0||Type-C||microUSB|
|USB Standard||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Battery (mAh)||4,000 mAh||3765 mAh||4,000 mAH||5000 mAh|
|Fast charging||Yes, 20W||Yes, 20W||Yes, 18W||Yes, 18W|
|Colors||Crystal Green, Crystal Blue||Steam white, Punk Blue||Black, Green, and White||Sonic Blue, Sonic Black, Mirror Black|
|Prices in India||Starts at Rs 13,990||Rs 16,990||TBD||Starts at Rs 14,990|
Looking at the specs we can see that the Note 8 Pro and Realme 5 Pro are neck-to-neck in terms of camera, display and processing power. Both the phones have quad-camera arrays although the Redmi has a 64 MP ISOCELL sensor as compared to Realme’s 48 MP IMX sensor.
Processor-wise we see that the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with the new MediaTek G90T chipset while the Realme 5 Pro and Vivo Z1 Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 712 SoC. We’ll have to see for ourselves when the Note 8 Pro gets here exactly how good is the G90T as compared to the SD 712 but initial results have shown the former to be better.
All phones have a big battery backup although Z1 Pro takes the cake here for its giant 5,000 mAh battery. In terms of display, the Realme X here is the winner with AMOLED screen and bezel-less design with all other competitors have a notch or a hole-punch to house the front camera.
We will have to see how the Redmi Note 8 Pro performs as compared to Realme 5 Pro when it launches somewhere in November but as far as specs go, both phones are neck and neck.