Realme has revealed the follow-up to their popular entry-level line-up with the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro.

Both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro took from where their predecessors left off and gained a couple of substantial upgrades that may entice those who just got a Realme 3 or 3 Pro, even though these devices are only a few months old.


This is also a chance for Realme to show off to those to those who are underestimating their existence. Which shouldn’s be that hard since they’ve been just hailed as the fastest smartphone brand to enter the top ten list.

So, if you’re interested in checking them out, here are two of the best smartphones that they make right now.


Here in our Realme 5 vs Realme 5 Pro specs comparison, we will also be discussing the main differences between the two. This shall help you decide which one to get should pursue on going with this brand.

 Realme 5Realme 5 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
ColorOS 6
Android 9 Pie
ColorOS 6
Display6.5-inch HD+ IPS
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
89% screen-to-body ratio
6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Processor2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core
GPUAdreno 610Adreno 616
expandable up to 256GB
64GB/128GB UFS 2.1
expandable up to 256GB
Front camera13-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Chroma Boost
Super Nightscape
48-megapixel (Sony IMX 586, f/1.8, PDAF)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Chroma Boost
Super Nightscape
960fps @ 720p slow-mo
AudioHeadphone jack
Single speaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
USB Type-C
OthersSplash ResistantSplash Resistant
Dimensions164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3mm157 x 74.2 x 8.9mm
ColorsCrystal Purple
Crystal Blue
Sparkling Blue
Crystal Green
10W fast charging
VOOC 3.0 20W fast-charging
Price3GB/32GB: INR9,999 (~Php7,300)
4GB/64GB: INR10,999 (~Php8,000)
4GB/128GB: INR11,999 (~Php8,700)
4GB/64GB: INR13,999 (~Php10,200)
6GB/64GB: INR14,999 (~Php10,900)
8GB/128GB: INR16,999 (~Php12,400)


As what you just saw, the Realme 5 Pro is obviously the more premium option than the vanilla Realme 5.

With the Pro model, you’d be getting a sharper FHD+ screen than the HD+ resolution on the non-Pro variant. It’s also sleeker and lighter thanks to its 6.3-inch size. But if you want a bigger screen real-estate for gaming or watching movies, the 6.5-inch screen on the Realme 5 might be better for you.


Since it has a larger body, Realme was able to put a bigger 5,000mAh battery on the Realme 5. The premium model only comes with a 4,035mAh capacity. But to make up for it, the Realme 5 Pro does come with a faster VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging, while the former only comes with 10W.

Another edge that the Realme 5 Pro over the former is its processor. This one comes with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset, which is also a step up from the Realme 3 Pro.

But the thing is, the Snapdragon 665 processor is not too shabby either. Especially in day-to-day tasks and gaming. However, you can get up to 8GB of RAM and fast UFS 2.1 storage if you go with the Realme 5 Pro.


Both models come with a quad-camera setup. There’s the 8-megapixel ultra-wide snapper, 2-megapixel depth-sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

The main difference here is in the primary cameras. The Pro model has a high-end 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 sensor, while the former only has a 12-megapixel shooter. The capable sensor on the Pro model also provides up to 960fps of slow-mo recording.


Another underrated feature of the Realme 5 Pro is its USB Type-C port. While the Realme 5 is still stuck with microUSB.



Other than those, the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro are pretty much identical. They both share the same diamond-like design with vibrant color-gradient paint jobs. The chassis is also well-sealed, achieving splash-resistant protection.

They also come with the new Android 9 Pie OS with ColorOS 5 interface and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

So, which between these two should you get? Well, it will now depend on your budget. As you can see, these two devices are distanced well against each other. The Realme 5 starts at INR9,999 (~Php7,300) and can go up to INR11,999 (~Php8,700) for the top-of-the-line model.

Meanwhile, the Pro model begins at INR13,999 (~Php10,200).


Personally, we think that you’re better off with the Pro model. The better camera, better processor, and faster storage could really justify the extra few thousand bucks that you’d be paying.

But, going with the Realme 5 is not a bad idea either. If you really want to save money, you can still expect to get reliable performance on this thing. The camera quality should also be great. The best part is, you’d be getting a bigger battery.

The local pricing for both devices in the Philippines is yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that.

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