Realme has finally launched the Realme 5i smartphone in India. The device is the fourth addition to the Realme 5 series of smartphones which could potentially create a confusion in your mind as to which one amongst these you should go for. Well, we have got you covered. We’ll compare the Realme 5i, the Realme 5s, and the Realme 5 Pro smartphones and find out as to what all is different in terms of the price, specifications, and the features they offer. Note that we are eliminating the Realme 5 smartphone in the comparison owing to the fact that it has been discontinued. So, without waiting any further, let’s compare the three devices.
Realme 5i vs Realme 5s vs Realme 5 Pro: Price in India
Starting things off with the Realme 5i, the company has launched only one memory variant of the device in India, which has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The same has been kept at an asking price of Rs. 8,990. The Realme 5 Pro, on the other hand, comes in three memory variants – 4GB/64GB priced at Rs. 13,999, 6GB/64GB priced at Rs. 14,999, and 8GB/128GB priced at Rs. 16,999. Lastly, the Realme 5s smartphone comes in a 4GB/64GB variant in India and is priced at Rs. 9,999.
If the price is the concern, the newly launched Realme 5i is the least expensive smartphone in the Realme 5 series of smartphones.
Realme 5i vs Realme 5s vs Realme 5 Pro: Display
Moving on to the displays of the devices we are comparing; the Realme 5i smartphone features a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with a 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, a 270 ppi pixel density, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The Realme 5s features the same display like the one found on the Realme 5i. The Realme 5 Pro, on the other hand, features the best display amongst the three devices – a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. All the three smartphones feature a waterdrop notch at the top of the display. The cameras embedded underneath the notches, of course, are of different resolutions, but more on that later. In the display department, the Realme 5 Pro smartphone is the clear winner.
Realme 5i vs Realme 5s vs Realme 5 Pro: Performance, Software
When it comes to the performance, the Realme 5i and the Realme 5s utilise the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and an Adreno 610 GPU. The Realme 5 Pro, however, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor with an Adreno 612 GPU. The device also gets benefited from the fact that it is available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants as well. As far as the software is concerned, all the three devices run on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 skin on top of it, so we can expect similar user experience with all the three handsets that we are comparing.
Realme 5i vs Realme 5s vs Realme 5 Pro: Camera
All the three devices feature a quad-camera setup at the back. The resolutions of the cameras, however, are different. The Realme 5i sports a 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera combination and an 8MP front camera. The Realme 5s has a better 48MP primary sensor alongside the 8MP and the two 2MP units. The front camera of the device is also a bump-up as it is a 13MP selfie snapper. The Realme 5 Pro also has a 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP camera combination at the back, but it has a 16MP front camera, making it the winner in the camera department as well.
Realme 5i vs Realme 5s vs Realme 5 Pro: Battery
The Realme 5i features a large 5,000mAh battery with support for 10W charging. The device can even lend some of its juice to other devices as it has a power share feature. The Realme 5s also features the same cell. The battery found on the Realme 5 Pro, however, is lesser than the other two smartphones, as it features a 4,035mAh battery. That said, the fact that the Realme 5 Pro features a 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging makes up for the numbers.
Realme 5i vs Realme 5s vs Realme 5 Pro: Verdict
If we consider the specifications, there is no denying the fact that the Realme 5 Pro smartphone comes out to be the winner. That said, if you are on a tight budget or if you just don’t want to spend too much of money for one reason or the other, the Realme 5i is the best choice out there. If, however, you can spend 1K more, the Realme 5s provides for a better camera experience.
What are your thoughts on the three devices that we compared? Which one is your favourite? Do let us know in the comments section below.