Realme 5i

Realme 5i is a nice upgrade to the base model Realme 5 series smartphones sold by the popular Chinese brand, which gets a new design and internals.

Realme 5i

Realme 5i

Editor Rating
2.6/5

The Realme 5i is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch design. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Realme 5i features a quad-camera setup on the back with a 12-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The phone is fueled by a 5,000mAh battery and runs on Realme UI based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Hardware
Display
Camera

Bottom Line

Realme 5i is a simple and affordable smartphone that features a decent display and processor, usable cameras and a large but slow-charging battery.

Pros

  • Battery

Cons

  • Charging
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Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2020
Announced Date Monday January 6, 2020
Released Date Monday January 6, 2020
Warranty 1 Year
Versions RMX2030, RMX2032
SAR
SAR EU
Variants 3GB/32GB,
4GB/64GB,110
4GB/128GB,
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A (2CA) 450/50 Mbps
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - Global
1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41 - India
5G Bands
Extra Network
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC
Connectivity Features FM Radio
MicroUSB 2.0
OTG
Dual Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 164.4 mm
Width 75 mm
Thickness 9.3 mm
Weight 195 g
IP Rating
Colours Blue, Green
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Back
Plastic Frame
Screen & Display
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Screen Size 6.52 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 83.2
Ppi 269
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-Touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, with Tear Drop Display
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Processor Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
Graphics Adreno 610
RAM 3GB, 4GB
Storage 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Storage Features eMMC 5.1
Card Slot Yes, MicroSDXC
AnTuTu
GeekBench
GFXBench
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Rear Camera Video 4K@30fps
1080p@30fps
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.0
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features PDAF
10x digital zoom
AI HDR
AI beauty
AI scene recognition
Chroma boost
Super nightscape
Filter mode
Panorama mode
Expert mode
Time-Lapse mode
Gyro-EIS
Speakers Yes, with Mono Speaker
Multimedia Features
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Charging Port Micro-USB
Charging Speed 10W
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 9
Custom UI Realme UI
Custom UI Version
Sensors & Features
Sensors Accelerometer
Proximity
Magnetometer / Compass
Fingerprint - Button
Features

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