The Realme 5i is the affordable version of the Realme 5 that was announced around August last year in India. The Chinese firm later announced the Realme 5i this year on January 9 in the country. Currently, the smartphone is on its way to African countries Nigeria inclusive.
Realme 5i Key Specs & Features
- 6.52-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels HD+
- Android 9.0 Pie
- 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665
- 3GB RAM / 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB inbuilt storage expandable via SDcard
- 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Camera
- 8 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- Fast Charging
- 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Realme 5i packs a nice and attractive body. The new dawn style represents the enthusiasm and endless possibilities of a modern device.
It adopts a mirror-polished rear shell, and each grain is processed by the company German five-axis precision radium carving machine.
The maker claims that the android phone undergoes 600 minutes of polishing bringing stunning visual experience. The phone measures 164.4 x 75 x 9.3 mm in dimensions and weighs 195 grams.
On the front, the Realme 5i adopts a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with a waterdrop notch. The 20:9 aspect ratio produces 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ resolution. There is also display protection on the device and it has a higher screen to body ratio.
As for the camera set-up, the Realme 5i has a vertical quad-camera system. The camera comprises a 12-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter, another 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth assist lens.
The main camera features LED flash, HDR, panorama and it can also shoot 4K video quality as well. Upfront is a selfies snapper of 8 MP which has HDR and can also record 2K video quality.
Hardware and Software
Specs-wise, the Realme 5i is blessed with a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 SOC based on 11nm process technology. The device has an octa-core processor that is clocking at a speed of 2.0 GHz and Adreno 610 for graphics.
On the memory, it comes in two variants of 32GB and 64GB ROM. Thanks to its 3-Card Slot (Dual SIM + MicroSD). With this, you can still expand the memory up to 256GB without having to sacrifice the second SIM slot.
Battery And Network
Powering the phone is Android 9 Pie OS along with ColorOS 6.1 UI. It’s loaded with a massive battery capacity of 5000 mAh that carries support for 10W charging.
Other features include VoLTE, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, Bluetooth, micro-USB, a 3.5mm audio jack and a fingerprint scanner for security.
The affordable android phone also comes with airtight waterproof sealing that is splash resistant which protects all interior and exterior components from water-splash, including the screen, back cover, and the buttons as well.
Additional is the wide dark mode which brings a darker color palette for apps and operating systems, helping you to ease your eyes, especially in the night.
Realme 5i Price and Availability
The Realme 5i with 3GB RAM and 32GB will sell at a price of 57,000 Naira ($160), while the bigger model with 4GB and 64GB will sell at a price of 67,000 Naira ($186) in Nigeria.
For now, the phone is not yet available in Nigeria and when it’s available, you can order it in Blue or green colors.
Realme 5i Specs
Here are a few specs of the Realme 5i:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (2.0 GHz quad-core Kryo 260 Gold & 1.8 GHz quad-core Kryo 260 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 610
- Memory: 3GB RAM / 4GB RAM
- Colours: Blue, Green
- Dimension: 164.4 x 75 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: 195 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.52-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ (269 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Camera, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, PDAF, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 32GB / 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes (10W Capacity)