Realme 5s Review to stay ahead of the increasing competition in the budget segment. Handset manufacturer companies are launching new models. Realme introduced its Realme 5 series in August and Realme 5 was the company’s budget smartphone. After Reality 5, Vivo has now launched Vivo U10 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphone in the price segment of less than Rs 10,000. Realme has now launched its Realme 5s smartphone in the market. As its name indicates, it is a slightly upgraded avatar of Realme 5.
The biggest change that you will get to see with the Realme 5S is the 48-megapixel primary camera sensor and the new crystal red colour variant. Apart from these two things, the Realme 5s smartphone resembles Realme 5. The price of Realme 5 in the market is now Rs 8,999 and the price of Realme 5S is 9,999 rupees. We have seen this new smartphone of the Reality brand by testing, so let’s know about it …
Design of realme 5s
The design and features of Realme 5S are similar to Realme 5. The thickness of this new realme phone is 9.3 millimetres, the same diamond-cut pattern has been given on the back panel of the phone. The placement of the buttons is good, let us know that on the left side of the phone you will find a triple-slot tray, two nano-SIMs and a separate microSD card slot.
The back panel is still made of polycarbonate, spots easily fall on the back of the phone. Realme 5s has a 6.5-inch display, let us know that the screen protector is already on the display. The edges around the phone are thin but the border under the screen is thick.
One thing that may disappoint is that the resolution is HD + (1600×720) which is fine for viewing every day but not as sharp as a full-HD + display. Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ Protection has also been used on the screen.
The bottom of the Realme 5S has a Micro-USB port, headphone jack and single speaker instead of Type-C. The placement of the camera module is similar to that of Realme 5. A capacitive fingerprint sensor has been given for security on the back panel, it works correctly while unlocking the phone.
Face unlock feature has been given in Reality 5S, for the information of people, let us know that it works correctly even in low light.
Like the Realme 5, you will also get the same accessories with the Realme 5S, including a 10-watt charger and silicone case.
Realme 5s specifications and software
The specifications of Reality 5S are very similar to Reality 5. This smartphone of Realme brand has used Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. There are two variants of Realme 5S, its 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants are priced at Rs 9,999.
The price of 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of Realme 5s is Rs 10,999. We have a 128 GB variant of Reality 5S for review. Realme phones have dual 4G VoLTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5 and similar sensors as the older models.
A 5,000 mAh battery will be available to bring life to the Reality 5S but it does not come with fast charging support. The Reality 5S smartphone runs on ColorOs 6.0.1 based on Android Pie. Our review unit runs on the October Security Patch.
Realme X2 Pro (Review) runs on version 6.1 of this UI, this version also has a system-wide dark mode.
Many apps are already pre-installed in the phone, third-party apps can also be uninstalled. According to the company’s roadmap, Realme 5s will get the ColorOS 7 update in May next year. Oppo has recently launched ColorOS 7 in India.
Realme 5s performance and battery life
The Reality 5S is a big phone, even in the pocket and with one hand. The display is quite bright when used outdoors, not only that, even where there is noise, a clear sound is heard from the earpiece. Android ran well and multitasking was also manageable in our experience.
While switching between heavy apps, the phone did slow down a bit but for the most part, our experience was good. Realme 5s does not get very hot but it is definitely hot during gaming. Snapdragon 665 is not the best processor for heavy games but PUBG Mobile works well on low or medium settings. PUBG Mobile Lite is more suited for this phone. Games like Alto’s Odyssey did well. Please note that there is no audio enhancement for the speaker.
Like Reality 5, Reality 5S also has a 5,000 mAh battery but we have seen an increase in our battery loop test runtime. The Realme 5s smartphone lasted for a total of 27 hours and 16 minutes, which is extremely impressive. Remember that the Reality 5 smartphone was supported for 22 hours. With normal use, the phone can support up to two days.
This smartphone of the Realme brand does not support fast charging, nor is the charger found with the phone more powerful.
The battery of Reality 5S charged up to 23 per cent in half an hour and the phone battery was charged 43 per cent in one hour which is not very good.
Realme 5s cameras
Realme 5 was the first smartphone in India to come with four cameras for less than Rs 10,000. Reality 5S has a 48-megapixel camera sensor instead of 12 megapixels. The camera comes with PDAF support and 10x digital zoom. The other three rear cameras are similar to the Realme 5.