The Realme 5 was a great phone, offering great specs at an affordable price when it was launched
The Successor to it is the Realme 5s
Let’s See how it perform’s
This Review is About the Realme 5s
Realme 5s Design and Build Quality
So let’s start with the looks, design, and aesthetics,
The Realme 5s has a Plastic body, with no Glass on the back, the back has a gradient finish, but not much is expected in terms of build quality in this price range, however, the Realme 5s Feels above average in hand.
Realme 5s Display
Coming on to the Display, The realme 5s has an 6.5 Inch IPS-LCD display with HD+ Resolution, having and screen to body ratio of 82.7% and an aspect ratio of 20:9 with a pixel density of 269 PPI, The display is protected by the Corning Gorilla glass 3+, The Display is good, Colors are Natural and Saturation can be controlled in the Setting, However, there are better options available in this price range.
Realme 5s Performance
So next will be the Performance.
The Realme 5s has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 655, which has 4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver coupled with Adreno 610 GPU and having 4 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB from dedicated micro-sd card slot, the performance is good in day to day tasks, but can see a little bit of lag when heavily multitasked, in gaming, this Phone is able to able to play all the heavy titles at low setting but you can see occasional Frame drops here and there.
Realme 5s Camera/optics
Now to the Optics
The major upgrade for the Realme 5 to realme 5s is the optics department, having a quad-camera setup, with the primary one being a 48 MP wide lens with f/1.8 aperture, the second one is an 8 MP ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture, the third one is a 2 MP f/2.4 Macro camera, and the last one is a 2 MP depth sensor
The shots in daylight are very good, THe dynamic range and saturation can be boosted in the setting if one wants that, in low light, the quality of the shots are average to above average and produces less noise when compared to other phones in this price range, The ultrawide lens is also pretty good and, has a good dynamic range, in low light the performance is same as that of the primary lens, the macro Camera is above average slight on the good side, the depth sensor does a good job, the portrait shots are good, the edge detection is pretty accurate and images looks sharp,
Video recording options include [email protected], [email protected], the video quality is average to above average, for selfies, it has 13 MP wide lens with f/2.0 aperture, the Selfies came out pretty good and the portrait mode selfies are also pretty good.
Realme 5s Battery
Now The Battery Life
The realme 5s has a 5000 mAh battery, the battery life is great, will easily last for and day and a half for heavy users.
Now time for the Extra’s
First will be the Speakers
The audio quality is good, the vocals are clear, and volumes are also adequate.
For User Interface
The Realme 5s is running on the color OS 6, no comments here as this depends on the user, some may like this UI some may don’t.
Security options include a fingerprint sensor, on the back which is pretty good and responsive and face-unlock is also an option if you are a fan of it.
Overall for a price of around 10000 INR of the 4/64 GB variant, this is a pretty good option to look into, if battery life and optics are your first priority, but if build quality and screen quality are your first preference and you want a type C phone then Redmi note 8 is a better option.
- Above-average performance
- Above-average Camera’s
- above average built quality(plastic build)
- Above-Average Display
- Above-average audio
- Great battery life(for this price range)
- Splash Resistant
- Expandable Storage