Realme 5 FAQ

Slowly but steadily, Realme has been making a name for its itself in the highly competitive Indian smartphone market. The company recently unveiled the Realme 5 which is slated to go on sale in the country later this week. If you plan on purchasing the Realme 5, check out our detailed FAQ surrounding the device.

The Realme 5 offers insane value for money and even beats the likes of the Redmi Note 7S in this department. It is a better package overall when compared to other smartphones in the same range.

Realme 5 FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Realme 5? 

A) The full specs of the Realme 5 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Display: 6.5-inch Dewdrop Design, 720p+ (720 x 1600), Gorilla Glass, 89% screen-to-body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 665 AIE @ 2GHz, 11nm fabrication process
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G72
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64/128GB, dedicated microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 12MP PDAF, f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 119-degree wide angle, 2MP depth sensor, 2MP macro camera
  • Front camera: 13MP, f/2.0 aperture, Screen Flash
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, Fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual VoLTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB
  • Battery: 5000mAh non-removable
  • Others: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6, Face Unlock

Q) What are the key features of the Realme 5?

A) The Realme 5 strength is its value for money ratio. For its price, the phone comes with a Snapdragon 665 chipset, quad-camera, and a massive 5,000mAh battery which is rare among phones in this budget.

Q) Is the handset water-resistant?

A) No, the Realme 5 is not water or dust-resistant.

Q) Does the Realme 5 suffer from overheating issues?

A) No, the Realme 5 does not suffer from any overheating issues. The Snapdragon 665 is based on the 11nm fabrication process which makes it more power and energy-efficient.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) Due to its unibody build, the battery and rear cover of the Realme 5 is not removable.

Q) Can one turn off the notch on the Realme 5?

A) The notch is really small and not that distracting. Nonetheless, if you don’t like it, there’s an option to hide it.

Q) Does the handset feature glass panel at the rear?

A) No. The Realme 5 features a plastic panel at the rear.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The handset features a dedicated microSD card slot along with two SIM card slots. This means that you can use a microSD card along with two nanoSIM cards on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the handset?

A) No, the Realme 5 lacks an IR blaster. This means you cannot use the phone to control other electronic devices around you.

Q) Can one play PUBG smoothly on the Realme 5?

A) Yes but not at HD graphical settings. By default, the game starts at low graphical settings, though it is also playable at medium graphical settings.

Q) Is there face unlock on the Realme 5?

A) Yes, there’s face unlock on the handset. And you can use it for locking apps and other system settings as well apart from just unlocking the device.

Q) What about a fingerprint scanner?

A) Yes, apart from face unlock, the Realme 5 also comes with a fingerprint scanner located at the rear.

Q) Can one record calls in Realme 5?

A) Yes, it has native call recording facility.

Q) Is there NFC on the Realme 5?

A) No, the Realme 5 lacks NFC.

Q) Does the Realme 5 feature FM radio?

A) Yes, there’s FM radio on the handset.

Q) Is the display on the Realme 5 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the 6.5-inch display on the handset is protected by Gorilla Glass.

Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Realme 5?

A) Yes, it can. The handset can record 90fps slow-mo videos at 720p resolution.

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the Realme 5?

A) No. The Realme 5 has a 720p+ display so the lack of Widevine L1 support is not a big deal as well.

Q) Is there a dedicated Night mode in the Realme 5’s Camera app?

A) Yes, the Realme 5 has a dedicated Night mode in its Camera app called Nightscape.

Q) Can one make native video calls on the Realme 5 without using a third-party app?

A) No, you cannot make direct video calls on the handset. You will have to use apps like Google Duo or Skype for this.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 9.0 Pie.

Q) Does the Realme 5 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE networks. It has full support for Reliance Jio’s 4G VoLTE network on both its SIM card slots.

Q) Can the Realme 5 record 4K videos?

A) Yes, the phone can record 4K videos at 30fps.

Q) What about slow-motion video?

A) The Realme 5 can record slow-mo videos at 240fps but at 720p resolution. At Full HD resolution, the phone can record slow-mo videos at 120fps.

Q) Is there EIS while recording videos on the Realme 5?

A) Yes, there’s EIS while recording videos but only up to Full HD resolution.

Q) Is there dual-4G support?

A) Yes, Realme 5 supports dual 4G network on both SIM slots.

Q) Is there Dual-VoLTE support on the phone?

A) Yes, the Realme 5 has dual-VoLTE support.

Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?

A) Not yet. But Realme can add support for AirTel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network via an OTA update in the future.

Q) Is there any kind of Quick Charging support on the Realme 5?

A) Sadly, no. The Realme 5 lacks support for any kind of fast or quick charging support. It supports 10W charging and Realme bundles a 10W charger in the box as well.

Q) How much free storage space does one get on the handset out of the box?

A) Almost 21GB. This can be increased slightly by uninstalling some of the pre-loaded apps and bloatware.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the handset, but not all.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the handset supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) What’s the price of the Realme 5?

A) Realme is selling two different variants of the Realme 5 in India. They are priced as follows:

  • Realme 5 – 3GB/32GB – Rs 9,999
  • Realme 5 – 4GB/64GB – Rs 10,999
  • Realme 5 – 6GB/64GB – Rs 11,999

Q) What colors are the Realme 5 going to be available in?

A) The Realme 5 is available in Radiant Blue, Dynamic Black, and Classic Black colors.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Realme 5?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, case, and some regulatory papers. Realme has also applied a screen protector on the phone’s display out of the box.

Q) When does the Realme 5 go on sale and where?

A) The Realme 5 goes on sale in India from August 27. It can be purchased from Flipkart and Realme’s website. You can buy the handset from here.


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