This is the best possible time for people looking to buy a budget-range smartphone, as we are spoiled for choice with back to back releases like the Realme 6 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Poco X2. Realme has been on a launch spree over the last couple of years, launching one banger after the other. The company’s most recent launch, the Realme 6 Pro, stacks up quite well against the competition, but is it a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the Realme 5 Pro? Read on to see a quick comparison between the Realme 6 Pro and Realme 5 Pro so you can choose the best option for yourself.
Realme 6 Pro vs Realme 5 Pro: Price
While the base model of the Realme 5 Pro, the 4GB/64GB version, is priced at Rs 12,999, the 6GB/64GB variant can be yours for Rs 13,999. You can also go for the top version, the 8GB/128GB model, which is available for Rs 15,999. You have color options like Sparking Blue and Crystal Green to pick from.
The Realme 6 Pro was launched in three versions — there is the baby 6GB/64GB model that is priced at Rs 16,999, the middle 6GB/128GB variant that is priced at Rs 17,999, and the top 8GB/128GB model that has a price tag of Rs 18,999. If you’re buying a Realme 6 Pro, you can choose between the Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange models.
Clearly there is a price difference between the two smartphones. Let’s take a closer look at the features and specs to further understand the value for money factor.
Realme 6 Pro vs Realme 5 Pro: Display
While the Realme 5 Pro is equipped with a 6.3-inch display, the Realme 6 Pro features a larger 6.6-inch display. Also, Realme got rid of the water drop notch by adding a punch-hole on the top left corner of the Realme 6 Pro’s display, making it more “2020”.
Both the phones feature LCD panels but there is a difference in resolution. While the Realme 5 Pro offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, the Realme 6 Pro offers 1080 x 2400 pixels. There is a minor difference in pixel density as well — the Realme 5 Pro offers 409 ppi whereas the Realme 6 Pro offers 399 ppi.
Another key difference is that the Realme 6 Pro display offers a 90Hz screen refresh rate and touch refresh rate of 120Hz which the Realme 5 Pro does not. The 6 Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 while the 5 Pro features Gorilla Glass 3+.
Realme 6 Pro vs Realme 5 Pro: Camera Specs
Realme phones have always offered superb camera capabilities.On the rear of the Realme 6 Pro, you get a neat, horizontal array of four cameras. The primary camera is a 64 MP, f/1.8 snapper while the secondary 8 MP, f/2.3 sensor lets you shoot ultra wide shots. Realme also has you covered on your zoom shots as the tertiary camera is a 12 MP, f/2.5 telephoto shooter, with 2x optical zoom. And lastly, you get a 2 MP, f/2.4 macro camera for your close-up photos. You can also shoot some nice selfies with the dual-selfie system on the front of the 6 Pro, which consists of a 16 MP, f/2.1 sensor combined with a 8 MP, f/2.2 snapper. Comparatively, the Realme 5 Pro sports a 16 MP, f/2.0 front camera.
The Realme 5 Pro features a quad-shooter setup on the back as well. It consists of a 48 MP, f/1.8 primary sensor, an 8MP, f/2.2 secondary ultra wide snapper, a 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor. Both phones are capable of recording 4K video at 30 FPS with the rear cameras and full HD videos with the front-facing cameras.
Realme 6 Pro vs Realme 5 Pro: Processor, Software
Both phones run on Realme UI, but the Realme 6 Pro ships with the Android 10 version, while the Realme 5 Pro comes with Android Pie but can be upgraded to Android 10.
The Realme 6 Pro runs on Snapdragon 720G and is the first smartphone to be launched with the brand new chipset from Qualcomm. One can, however, expect good mid-range performance out of it. The chipset features the Adreno 618 GPU which takes care of all the graphics processing requirements. In terms of memory specs, you can choose between 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM, and storage options of 64GB and 128GB. You can further add expandable memory via the dedicated microSDXC slot.
In comparison, the performance specs of the Realme 5 Pro will be a bit lower (at least on paper) as the smartphone is equipped with the Snapdragon 712 chipset. Depending on your requirements, you can choose between 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB RAM options and 64GB and 128GB storage options.
Realme 6 Pro vs Realme 5 Pro: Battery Life
The Realme 6 Pro features a 4,300mAh battery, which is more than what the Realme 5 Pro offers with its 4035 cell. Additionally, the Realme 6 Pro features 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging which lets you fully charge your phone to 100% in 57 minutes (lab claim). The Realme 5 Pro, in comparison, offers 20W VOOC 3.0 charging which claims to get your battery to 50% in 30 minutes.
Realme 6 Pro vs Realme 5 Pro: Final Verdict
So now you see the final picture, which of these phones would you rather go with? The Realme 6 Pro is superior in terms of camera specs, computing power, and battery charging speed. Is that reason enough for you to consider buying it over the Realme 5 Pro? Let us know in the comments!