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Realme 5 or Realme 5 Pro: Main differences in specs, price and PH availability

It’s amazing how mobile phones now serve multiple purposes, unlike how it did around 20 years ago when the only thing that mattered is its ability to make calls and send text messages. Now, if you ask what people need in a phone, answers would always include clear photos, smooth gameplay, long-lasting battery life, big storage, and value for money – almost all of which can be found in the newly released realme 5 and realme 5 Pro.

Before jumping in to slay an enemy and launch an attack, we’ll help you take a look at the main differences of the new models – price and colors included.

realme 5 Pro

Packing high-tier features such as quad cameras, powerful processors and huge-capacity batteries, the realme 5 and realme 5 Pro are forces to reckon with in the mid-range smartphone market. Both phones do not exceed P15,000!

Gamers (especially those playing Mobile Legends) would enjoy its high-definition graphics with zero lags, thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 665 and Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 712 AIE processors that deliver smooth frame rate, rapid operation, surround sound, and HD true image.

realme 5

Photographers and vloggers who love playing around with mobile camera settings may fancy the realme 5 and 5 Pro’s quad-cameras — an ultra-wide angle lens, a main camera, a portrait lens, and an ultra-macro lens. The realme 5 Pro even packs a 48MP main camera optimized with a Sony IMX 586 sensor! It can record up to 4K videos and both front and rear cameras feature Electric Image Stabilization (EIS) to prevent unnecessary shakes. We’re in love with its slow-motion capability as well. That’s one less thing to worry about during video editing.

Binge-watchers, on the other hand, would appreciate both phones’ battery — 5000mAh for the realme 5 and 4030mAh for the realme 5 Pro. The latter has a 20W VOOC 2.0 Flash Charge Technology for fast charging whenever you’re trying to complete a whole season in one sitting.

realme 5

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  realme 5 realme 5 Pro
Color Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple Crystal Green, Sparkling Blue
Display Size: 6.5 inches
Screen Ratio: 89%
Resolution: HD+ 720*1600
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Size: 6.3 inches
Screen Ratio: 90.8%
Resolution: FHD+ 2340*1080, 450 nit
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Size & Weight 164.4mm*75.6mm*9.3mm
198g
157mm*74.2mm*8.9mm
84g
Camera AI Quad Camera
Normal+Wide-Angle+Macro+Portrait
48MP AI Quad Camera
Normal + Wide-Angle + Macro + Portrait
Main Camera 12MP PDAF | f/1.8 Aperture HDR | Nightscape | Chroma Boost 48MP – 4 in 1 Pixels PDAF | f/1.8 Aperture HDR | Nightscape | Chroma Boost
Wide-Angle 8MP f/2.25 Aperture
119°±1.5°
8MP f/2.25 Aperture
119°±1.5°
Macro 2MP f/2.4 Aperture
4cm Focus Distance
2MP f/2.4 Aperture
4cm Focus Distance
Portrait 2MP f/2.4 Aperture
Portrait Mode
2MP f/2.4 Aperture
Portrait Mode
AI Front Camera 13MP
AI Beautification
HDR | Panoramic View
Timelapse
16MP
4-in-1 Pixels
f/2.0 Aperture
AI Beautification
HDR
Video 720p / 1080p / 4K, 30fps Slo-Mo (240fps/720p, 120fps/1080p) 720p/1080p, 30fps/60fps 4k/30fps EIS Image Stabilizer Slo-Mo(960fps/720p, 20fps/1080p)
Features Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
11nm production process
2.0Ghz 3GB RAM+32GB storage (Lazada exclusive) / 4GB RAM+64GB storage / 4GB RAM+128GB
Storage expandable up to 256GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE
10nm production process
2.3Ghz 4GB RAM+128GB storage / 8GB RAM+128GB
Storage expandable up to 256GB  
Connectivity SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards + microSD Expansion/Triple Slots
Wireless: Supports 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi Supports Bluetooth 5.0
SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards + microSD Expansion/Triple Slots
Wireless: Supports 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi Supports Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 5000mAh 4035mAh (typical value) VOOC 3.0 (5V 4A)
Sensors GPS/Beidou/ Galileo/Glonass/A-GPS Magnetic Induction Sensor Light Sensor Proximity Sensor Gyro-meter Accelerometer Sensor Fingerprint Sensor OTG Magnetic Induction Sensor Light Sensor Proximity Sensor Gyro-meter Gravity Sensor Acceleration Sensor Fingerprint Sensor OTG
System ColorOS 6 based on Android P ColorOS 6.0 based on Android P
In the box 5V2A Adapter x 1
Micro USB Cable x 1
Important Info booklet with Warranty Card x 1
Quick Guide x 1
SIM Card Ejector x 1
Screen Protect Film x 1
Protection Case x 1
VOOC 3.0 Adapter x 1
Type-C Cable x 1
Warranty Card x 1
Quick Guide x 1
SIM Tray Ejector Pin x 1
Screen Protect Film x 1
Protector Case x 1

SAMPLE PHOTOS

PRICE

The realme 5 Pro 4GB+128GB storage and 8GB+128GB storage variants are priced at P11,990 and P13,990, respectively, while the realme 5 is available in 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB variants for P6,990, P7,990, and P9,900, respectively.

PRE-ORDER

Those keen on purchasing the realme 5 Pro may avail of the device through pre-order starting October 3 until October 8 with a minimum deposit of PHP500 in Lazada. Realme 5 Pro smartphones pre-ordered online can be redeemed beginning October 9. On the same day, October 9, at exactly 12 midnight, realme will be holding its very first Lazada online sale for the realme 5 Pro.

realme 5 Pro

Pre-order for the realme 5 Pro will end on October 8 via Lazada, and can already be claimed starting October 9. Offline pre-order is also available via realme kiosks until October 11. Devices will then be available immediately on the next day, October 12. Pre-orders include a 10,000mAh powerbank worth P1,599.

The realme 5, on the other hand, is already out! However, the 3GB+32GB variant can only be ordered via Lazada.

Both devices are also available via Home Credit plan. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the realme 5 Pro may be availed through a 9 or 12-month easy plan while the other storage variants of the realme 5 Pro and realme 5 may be availed through a 6-month plan at 0 percent interest.

Worth considering? It’s definitely a yes for us, especially if you’re in need of an efficient phone under a tight budget. However, if you can wait a bit longer, the next release from realme (which has a 64MP camera) might be something worth waiting for real “sooon”, too!

We’re planning to test one of these phone’s video capability in the next few weeks. For requests (sample shots, features, demo), feel free to send us a message through any of our social media pages –  FacebookTwitter, or Instagram – so we can test it out for you, too!

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