Realme had launched the Realme 5 smartphone back in August 2019 and now the Chinese firm has today added another edition to the series dubbed the Realme 5i in Vietnam.

The Realme 5i features a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with waterdrop notch. The 20:9 display produces 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ resolution. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 665 coupled with a 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage. There is a dedicated slot for expanding the storage on the phone.

As far as camera is concerned, the Realme 5i has a selfie shooter of 8 MP. The rear side of the phone has a vertical quad camera system which comprises of a 12 MP main lens, an 8 MP ultrawide shooter, a 2 MP macro lens and a 2 MP depth assist lens.

The Android 9 Pie OS along with ColorOS 6.1 UI comes preloaded on the Realme 5i. The device is backed with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W charging. The other features of the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB, a 3.5mm audio jack and a fingerprint scanner is available on the Realme 5i.

So, in terms of specs and appearance, the Realme 5i resembles with the Realme 5 phone from last year. However, the Realme 5i has a downgraded selfie camera and it has a less attractive back panel. The Realme 5 has a front-facing camera of 13-megapixel and it has a diamond pattern on its rear shell.

Realme 5i
Realme 5i

Realme 5i Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) 450/50 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2019, December
  • Status: Available. Released 2020, January

Design

  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Colors: Blue, Green
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash resistant

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • Protection: Unspecified

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]

Realme 5i Rear Camera

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Battery charging 10W
Realme 5i In colours
Realme 5i In colours

Realme 5i Price and Availability

  • 3 GB RAM edition goes for 3,690,000 VND (about $160)
  • 4 GB RAM edition goes for 4,290,000 VND (about $186)

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