Realme 5 Pro: is it worth your purchase?
It may be that all the looks of the launch of the Realme brand are focused on the X2 Pro model. However, the 5 Pro analyzed here may become the brand’s best seller, offering in exchange for its price.
Where other manufacturers find it difficult to be competitive, Realme manages to launch competing models in performance, photographic quality and sufficient skill to reproduce any type of game.
However, the quad camera mode has some limitations, as we’ve seen in our tests, and although its battery is generous and supports fast charging of 20W, the terminal’s power consumption improves efficiency.
Retail price (PVP)
Excellent Review Realme 5 Pro
We have a phone in hand that, like the brand’s top model, offers a set of four quad camera cameras for the photographic section, though with slight differences that make the solution cheaper and we’ll explain below.
Prices and availability
The Realme 5 Pro is the cheapest of the three recently introduced models for the European market, with a starting price of € 199 if you choose 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity.
It is possible to get a model with higher specifications that increases RAM up to 8 GB and storage is maintained at 128 GB, with its final price of € 249. Both models are already on sale in the Realme online store, as well as on Amazon. PC component.
Features and specifications
The rear of Realme 5 Pro is made of plastic material, but is well concealed that simulate an appearance of glass, with the effect that diamonds of different colors emit their fruit when ambient light hits its surface is.
The hand we have is a crystal green model, but you will also get another sparkling blue with bright blue and purple tones. Its set of four cameras is in the top left, leaving space in the center to locate the fingerprint detector, which is also at the back.
The capacity of the 5 Pro is given by the capacity of the Snapdragon 712 AIE chipset inside it. It combines a very acceptable performance with a good energy efficiency, something that is compensated for with a fast supported load.
Every common action you take with a phone will have an agile response, especially if it is about managing social networks, messaging, mail management, or web browsing.
As a complement to the chip we get a generous amount of RAM of 4 or 8 GB (depending on version), as well as 128 GB with ample storage. It is always possible to expand this capacity by using an external storage card.
By signature they emphasize the use of a modality of LPDDR4x type of RAM memory that reduces the number of memory transitions required for each operation at lower consumption and higher speeds for practical purposes.
The type of panel used in such entry-level phones, or even mid-range ones, usually makes a difference with respect to more premium or high-end models, and the Realme 5 Pro is no exception. .
It is 6.3 inches with an IPS LCD panel and Full HD + resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The front camera can be used to take a selfie with a notch or water drop. This does not prevent the screen and body ratio from reaching 90.6% of the surface.
We liked its rear finish with the rounded edges of the Type 2.5D, while the glass on the front of the phone does not have such a superior assembly, offering a distinctive black edge that extends from the surface.
For visualization purposes (which really matters), it has a good brightness level with 450 nits, something that many mobiles often commit sins with and makes it difficult to see in broad daylight, citing examples. You’ll also get night mode activation in the settings to protect your view.
We have to avoid scratching the glass with Gorilla Glass 3+ type protection and you should know that a simple plastic protector that you should not remove, as well as silicone case to protect its back and prevent tilt of the cameras. When supported on any flat surface.
The screen activation button is located on the right side, while the corresponding volume falls on the other side. There is already a USB Type C power connector at the bottom and headphones that are made up, such as FM radio function.
Quality of your cameras
et to be realistic because if you are reading this review, it is very likely that it is due to your interest in seeing the photographic possibilities offered by mobiles with four cameras at a price lower than € 200.
We review the specifications of each sensor and this is what each of its lenses provides:
- A 48MP main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture and 10x digital zoom
- A 2MP telephoto lens with three magnifications and with OIS (stabilization)
- 8MP wide angle
- A depth sensor or 2MP vertical lens
Already, its camera sensor for selfie in front is 16 megapixels with f / 2.0 and beauty mode focal.
We have tested the possibilities of its use and we find that the interface is easy to handle. The three main modes of photo, video and portrait prevail, not to confuse the user. By pressing at 1x we can zoom in with this option and 2x and 5x, all very intuitive and without additional steps.
If you want to handle more advanced options, click on three horizontal bars and a greater number of options will be displayed, such as recording photos in ultra 48MP mode, nighttime landscape, panoramic, expert mode or time lapse.( Review Realme 5 Pro)
The main camera behaves quickly without delay in capture. You will rarely find noise in catches made in broad daylight, something that becomes more noticeable in low light conditions. It has an EIS image stabilizer specifically to avoid specific shocks when dealing with video.
In the absence of showing more detail in elements with reflections the dynamic range of photographs is appropriate, where information is slightly lost, something that is not on other occasions.
The sensor is a Sony IMX 586 model with pixel binning technology that does this by having 4 pixels grouped into 1, resulting in improved treatment in a 12-megapixel picture.
As expected, the 8MP wide angle significantly extends the field of view. We appreciate how the colors remain colored within what was previously achieved by the main sensor, although overexposed areas appear to be burning with some details missing.
Typically, burnt blondes mean that the photo area is too bright for the camera’s exposure settings.
With the third lens it is possible to hold macros at a distance of just 4 cm, with very few terminals in this range. We were pleasantly surprised by the results, although as is evident, the best quality appears in very well lit conditions with the opening of f / 2.4.
The 2MP portrait lens is responsible for reading depth field to improve images in portrait mode. It does a good job with blurring, but again if there is light that directly or indirectly affects the field of vision, the details fade away.
Autonomy and charge
The fact of supporting a large capacity battery and ultra fast charging mode can be the other major reason when deciding to buy your new smartphone. Thus, inside we find a battery of 4,035 mAh capacity.
This capability connects with support for VOOC 3.0 flash charge technology that allows you to charge the phone from the included charger in the 20W box at an astonishing speed, although without access to the 50W supported by the signature X2 and X2 Pro.
This technology is known by users to the Oppo Electronics brand and its terminals, which can be charged up to 75% of its capacity in just 30 minutes of charging.
Our tests showed us that it is possible to reach 50% charge in only 26 minutes, plus full charge of mobile in just 1 hour and 20 minutes time.
For autonomous purposes, tests typically performed with Geekbench have allowed us to obtain acceptable times of use, although what can be expected below is for its large capacity.
With a battery index of 2930 active its usage time and 100% CPU usage, we achieved an average autonomy of 4 hours and 53 minutes before running out, which was less than 5 hours.( Review Realme 5 Pro)
Android 9 and Color OS 6.1
Among the cheaper goods announced by ColorOS 6.1, the terminal’s greater energy efficiency stands out, as well as intelligent assistants to immediately access the terminal’s private space or take advantage of the device’s AR core core.
Also remember that ColorOS is better suited for the design of borderless screens, with access to commonly used functions by the user, and an improved notification bar that can be customized to silence the consumer or activate them immediately is.
Other innovations that ColorOS 6 contemplates are the hyper boost function, with which it switches between maximum performance and low consumption mode of operation for the user’s use of the terminal.
For practical purposes, the customization layer may not be liked by everyone, especially when you are already very familiar with Android icons. Also, the notification screen can be a bit heavy, although you can always customize it and limit its usage.( Review Realme 5 Pro)
Before carrying out this analysis, we had already started with the fact that Realme 5 Pro has a large team of features for the price presented. Now we see that this can be interesting for many users, but with some concessions, which you should know that we should stop awarding you.
The interface is agile, as is the fingerprint sensor when unlocked. However, when you modify the appearance of more and more Android 9 Pie, the Color OS customization layer may not be to your liking.
We liked some of the photographic results, especially the ones you’ve taken with the 48MP main camera. However, images should be improved with overexposure, along with wider angle handling and macro modes. Portrait mode is not one that clearly surprises.
It claims an EIS image stabilizer, but keep in mind that it only works
Another series of incentives is the microSD card slot to expand its storage, the inclusion of a 3.5mm mini-jack connector for headphones, or the presence of an FM radio chip valued by some users.
While it has proved to be of great skill among those, it is a very competitive market where there are other great models, such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with four cameras and a 4,500 mAh battery. Review Realme 5 Pro
Specifications Realme 5 Pro
- Price from € 199
- 6.3-inch screen and 19.5: 9 ratio
- IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels
- Gorilla Glass 3+ and 450 nits protection
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 2.3 GHz chipset
- Adreno 616 GPU
- 4, 8 or 16 GB RAM
- 64/128 GB storage with microSD
- Main 48MP and f / 1.8
- 8MP wide angle f / 2.2
- 2MP f / 2.4 telephoto lens
- 2MP depth f / 2.4
- 16MP front and f / 2.0
- 4035 mAh battery
- USB Type-C connector and headphone jack
- Dual-SIM compatible
- Wifi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. Without NFC
- Dimensions 157 x 74 x 8.9 mm
- Weight of 184 grams