Realme 5i vs Realme 5: What’s different in the new budget phone

    Realme 5i has officially launched in India. Here’s how it is different from the Realme 5.
    By HT CORRESPONDENT
    | Updated on Jan 09 2020, 04:23 PM IST
    Realme 5i launched in India
    Realme 5i launched in India (Realme)
    Realme 5i launched in India
    Realme 5i launched in India (Realme)

    Realme on Thursday launched a new budget smartphone in India. Priced at 8,999, Realme 5i is one of the cheapest phones in the market to offer a 5,000mAh battery. The new phone is a new variant of Realme 5, similar to how Realme launched Realme 3i as a part of Realme 3 series.

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    Realme 5 (3GB+32GB) is available in India for a starting price of 8,999. The 4GB+64GB, and 4GB+128GB RAM variants of the phone are priced at 9,999 and 10,999 respectively.

    Let's take a closer look at the difference between Realme 5i and Realme 5 smartphones.

    Design and display

    The new smartphone is identical to the Realme 5. The phone has a glossy finish on the back while front has a notched display with 89% screen-to-body ratio. Realme 5i comes with a 6.5-inch 'mini-drop' HD+ display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

    Realme 5 also has a 6.5-inch 'mini-drop' HD+ display with the same 89% screen-to-body ratio.

    Camera

    Realme 5i features four rear cameras including 12-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, 2-megapixel macro sensor, and 2-megapixel portrait sensor. On the front it has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

    Realme 5 has the same rear camera configuration. On the front, however, it has a 13-megapixel camera.

    Performance

    Realme 5i is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The phone comes with a 5,000mAh battery.

    Realme 5 runs on the same Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core processor. The phone comes in 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB, and 4GB+128GB RAM and storage combinations. It also houses a 5,000mAh battery.

    Takeaway,

    Realme 5i and Realme 5 aren't very different from each other. Realme 5, however, is available in different RAM and storage combinations. It's also available with a higher 13-megapixel selfie camera.

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    First Published Date: 09 Jan, 03:52 PM IST
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