The young brand Realme, which quickly broke into the mobile market, has not lost its ambitions for a year, continuing to delight customers with new, high-quality and affordable new products. Following the excellent in all respects Realme 3 Pro and one of the most interesting 64-megapixel “four-cameras” Realme XT, the Realme 5 Pro - the improved 3 Pro and the cheaper XT - has recently been released.
Realme 5 Pro is not a very large mobile device with the recognizable Realme design by modern standards.
The smartphone successfully combines convenient dimensions and weight, so the device fits perfectly in the hand and holds well due to the wide, not pointed sides.
The back wall is made of glossy plastic, it is not glass with a mirror substrate.
The fingerprint scanner is located at the rear, it works perfectly, there are no complaints about it.
The front camera is hidden in a drop-shaped cutout in the screen.
The side buttons Realme in all its smartphones stubbornly continues to place on opposite sides, and this is one of the few negative features of a great manufacturer in many respects.
The buttons themselves are with a fairly soft and pliable stroke, and the traditional rocker for controlling the volume was divided into two separate keys, which sometimes leads to confusion when the grooved lower button is automatically perceived as a power button.
You can insert two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD memory card into the side tray at the same time. Hot swapping is supported.
At the bottom there is a main speaker, a microphone, a USB Type-C connector and a 3.5 mm headphone audio output.
Realme 5 Pro is available in two colors: green (Crystal Green) and blue (Crystal Blue). The smartphone’s case has not received full protection against dust and moisture.
Realme 5 Pro is equipped with a 6.3-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2340 × 1080, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Physical dimensions are 67 × 146 mm, aspect ratio is 19.5: 9, pixel density is 409 ppi. The width of the frame around the screen is: 3 mm from the sides, 4 mm from the top and 7 mm from the bottom. The screen occupies 90.6% of the front surface.
The front surface of the screen is made in the form of a glass plate with a mirror-smooth surface that is resistant to scratches.
The main camera has a top-end 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor (1 / 2.0 ″, 0.8 μm) and an f / 1.8 lens. There is phase PDAF autofocus, but no optical stabilization. By default, the camera shoots in a resolution of 12 megapixels with a binning function (intellectual combination of 4 pixels in 1), and the maximum resolution mode is called here “ultra 48 megapixels”, and you need to enable it separately through the settings. The twofold approximation looks pretty decent - it affects the 48-megapixel matrix. The maximum digital zoom is possible up to 10X.
The ultra-wide-angle module (13 mm, 119 °) has a resolution of 8 megapixels (1 / 4.0 ″, 1.12 μm) and an aperture of the lens f / 2.2. The shooting quality is mediocre, the sharpness drops sharply at the edges of the frame, the image is blurred. In the settings there is no function for correcting geometric distortions. Well, but you can fit more objects into the frame.
In macro mode, which must be selected separately through the menu, the third module with the characteristics of 2 megapixels, f / 2.4 is really turned on.
The front camera with a Sony module in Realme 5 Pro has a resolution of 16 megapixels (f / 2.0, 1/3 ″, 1.0 μm) and produces excellent images in sharpness, detail and brightness. The colors are not too juicy, rather natural, but this is good. In general, Realme has some of the best mobile selfie cameras on the market. Realme 5 Pro is no exception in this matter.
The smartphone can shoot video in a maximum resolution of 3840 × 2160 at 30 fps, there is also the option of shooting in 1080p with 60 or 30 fps. You cannot encode clips in HEVC. There is the possibility of slow motion 720p @ 960 fps. There is electronic stabilization, but not in 4K.
Video quality is at the usual average level: in 4K, the detail is higher, but the colors are oversaturated. The sound is recorded with high quality, without distortion.
Realme 5 Pro runs on a single-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 system, manufactured using a 10-nanometer process technology. The configuration of this SoC includes 8 cores: 2 × Kryo 360 Gold @ 2.3 GHz + 6 × Kryo 360 Silver @ 1.7 GHz. The Adreno 616 graphics processor supports the OpenCL 2.0 Full, DirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 graphics API versions.
The RAM of the smartphone is 4, 6 or 8 GB, the storage capacity is 64 or 128 GB. You can also install a memory card, it also supports connecting external devices to the USB Type-C port in USB OTG mode.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile platform is extremely worthy - not top-end, but it is the highest middle class, able to cope with absolutely any modern task and any game. Demanding games, including Modern Combat 3, Injustice 2 and PUBG, confidently go without the slightest slowdowns with maximum graphics quality. If the capabilities of the flagship processors are currently redundant, then a platform such as Snapdragon 710/712 is the most balanced solution with a good supply of power for future updates.
Realme 5 Pro has a built-in battery with a decent capacity of 4035 mAh, but its autonomy is lower than that of analogs with AMOLED screens. Nevertheless, in general, the autonomy of the device is quite decent.
Testing was traditionally carried out at the usual level of energy consumption without using the energy-saving functions, although there are some in the device.
Continuous reading in the FBReader program (with a standard, light theme) with a minimum comfortable brightness level (brightness was set to 100 cd / m²) lasted until the battery was completely discharged for about 21 hours, and when continuously watching high-quality video (720p) with the same The brightness level through the home Wi-Fi network, the device operates up to 17 hours. In the 3D-games mode, the smartphone can work for more than 6 hours, depending on the specific game.
Fast charging is supported (VOOC 3.0): in practice, the smartphone fully charges for a little more than an hour and a half from the bundled network adapter, and in half an hour the battery is charged at 50%. Wireless charging is not supported.
At its affordable price, Realme 5 Pro has very worthy technical specifications. The model has a good camera for this class, decent autonomy and high performance. Pleasant bonuses include a large amount of memory and fast charging.
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