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.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 18:51 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.

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.


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.


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.


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, 15:52 IST