Realme can be considered one of the top players in India’s smartphone market today because it panders to the budget segment, which is probably the biggest and choosiest segment. The company has not only achieved strong brand recognition but has also earned the trust of customers with its quality devices. While Realme released a large number of devices last year, one of its most popular devices was the Realme 5. The budget phone was a hit because of the value for money that it offered, making it the obvious choice in the Rs 10000 price bracket. But the new year has brought new gifts, and Realme has now revealed its successor that absolutely crushes the Realme 5. Read on to see how big the difference is between these two generations of the series and why you should definitely pick the Realme 6 if you’re planning to buy a budget Realme device.
Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Price
The base model of the Realme 5, viz., the 3GB/32GB version is priced at Rs 8,999, while the 4GB/64GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 9,999. There is also a 4GB/128GB model, the top variant, which is available for Rs 10,999.
The Realme 6 was launched in three versions as well. There is a base 4GB/64GB model that is priced at Rs 12,999, while the middle 6GB/128GB model is priced at Rs 14,999. Finally, you have the top 8GB/128GB model that costs Rs 15,999.
If pricing was the only criteria — or perhaps a deal breaker — then the base model of the Realme 5 would be the clear choice here as it is the cheapest option.
Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Display
Both the Realme 6 and the Realme 5 are equipped with 6.5-inch displays. An immediately noticeable difference is the absence of a water drop notch on the Realme 6, and in its place there is a punch hole for the front camera in the top-left corner. While both the phones feature LCD panels, there is a difference in resolution.
The Realme 5 offers a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels while the Realme 6 has been upgraded to FHD+ resolution and offers 1080 x 2400 pixels. Another key difference is that the Realme 6 display has a 90Hz screen refresh rate and touch refresh rate of 120Hz, making it a crisper display when compared to the Realme 5. Both the phones’ displays are protected by Gorilla Glass and have a max brightness of approximately 480 nits.
Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Camera Specs
Moving on to the camera specs, the Realme 6 sports a quad-camera setup on the back. You get a 64MP f/1.8 Samsung GW1 wide-angle camera combined with an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide shooter, plus there is a 2MP f/2.4 B&W portrait lens and wrapping up the quad setup is the 2MP f/2.4 macro camera. For selfies, the Realme 6 sports a 16MP selfie snapper on the front with an f/2.0 aperture.
Though the Realme 5 features a quad-shooter setup on the back, it isn’t quite as impressive as the Realme 6. You get a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 2MP f/2.4macro lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The 13MP f/2.0 front camera is housed in the water drop notch on the display. Both phones can record 4K video at 30 frames per second with the rear camera and 1080p video with the front cameras.
Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Processor and Software
As far as the chipset is concerned, the computing power of both devices is more or less on par. The Realme 6 is powered by a 2.05GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T chipset which comes with an ARM G76 GPU on board.You get the option to choose between 4GB,6GB, and 8GB RAM models. As for on board storage, you can pick between 64GB and 128GB. The Realme 5 comes with a Snapdragon 665 chipset at its core, with an on board Adreno 610 GPU tackling all graphics intensive tasks.
As for software, the Realme 6 ships with the latest Realme Color OS version offering Android 10, while the Realme 5 still runs on Android 9 Pie with Color OS on top.
Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Battery Life
The Realme 6 features a 4,300mAh battery, which doesn’t quite match up against the 5,000mAh cell inside the Realme 5. But what turns the situation in the favor of the Realme 6 is the support for 30W fast charging. The Realme 5, in comparison, offers standard 10W charging which takes ages to get the battery all the way to 100 percent.
Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Final Verdict
It’s a no-brainer that the Realme 6 is a superior device as compared to the Realme 5. While the phones may cost about Rs 3000 more, you’re getting far more value for what you pay.