Realme 5s review in Hindi: To stay ahead in the growing competition in the budget segment, mobile phone manufacturing companies are launching new models. Realme introduced its Realme 5 series back in August and the Realme 5 was the company’s budget smartphone. After Realme 5, Vivo has now launched Vivo U10 and Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 8 smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. Realme has now launched its Realme 5s smartphone in the market. As the name suggests, it is a slightly improved version of the Realme 5.
The biggest change that you will see with the Realme 5S is the 48MP main camera sensor and the new Crystal Red color variant. Apart from these two things, the Realme 5s smartphone is similar to the Realme 5. The price of Realme 5 in the market now it is Rs 8,999 and the Realme 5S price is Rs 9,999. We have tested this new smartphone from the Realme brand, so let’s get to know it…
realme 5s design
The design and features of Realme 5S are similar to Realme 5. The thickness of this new Realme phone is 9.3mm, it has been given the same diamond cut pattern on the back panel of the phone. The button placement is good, let us tell you that on the left side of the phone you will get a tray with three slots, two nano-SIMs and a separate microSD card slot.
The back panel is still made of polycarbonate, the back of the phone is easily stained. Realme 5s has a 6.5-inch screen, let us tell you, it already has a screen protector on the screen. The borders around the phone are thin but the border at the bottom of the screen is thick.
One thing that might disappoint is that the resolution is HD+ (1600×720), which is fine for everyday viewing but not as sharp as Full-HD+ displays. Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection has also been used on the screen.
At the bottom of the Realme 5S, there is a Micro-USB port, a headphone jack, and a single speaker instead of Type-C. The location of the camera module is the same as Realme 5. The capacitive fingerprint sensor has been provided for security on the back panel, it works fine while unlocking the phone.
Face unlock feature has been provided in Realme 5S, FYI let us tell you that it works properly even in low light. Just like the Realme 5, you’ll get the same accessories with the Realme 5S, including a 10W charger and a silicone case.
Realme 5s Specifications and Software
The specifications of Realme 5S are very similar to Realme 5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor has been used in this Realme branded smartphone and there are two variants of Realme 5S, its 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant has a price of Rs 9,999.
The price of the 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant of Realme 5s is Rs 10,999. We have a 128 GB variant of the Realme 5S up for review. The Realme phones have dual 4G VoLTE support, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and similar sensors to the previous model.
A 5000 mAh battery will be available to power the Realme 5S, but it does not come with fast charging support. The Realme 5S smartphone runs on ColorOS 6.0.1 based on Android Pie. Our review unit ran with the October security patch.
The Realme X2 Pro (Review) runs version 6.1 of this UI, which also has a system-wide dark mode and Google Digital Wellbeing features. Many applications are already pre-installed on the phone, third-party applications can also be uninstalled. According to the company’s roadmap, the Realme 5s will receive the ColorOS 7 update in May next year. Oppo recently launched ColorOS 7 in India.
Realme 5s performance and battery life
The realme 5S is a big phone, both in the pocket and when used with one hand. The screen is quite bright when used outdoors, not only that, even where there is noise, clear sound is heard from the earpiece. Android ran smoothly and multitasking was manageable in our experience.
The phone did slow down a bit when switching between heavy apps, but for the most part, we had a good experience. Realme 5s does not get very hot, but it does get a little hot during gameplay. Snapdragon 665 is not the best processor for heavy gaming but PUBG Mobile ran smoothly on low or medium settings, PUBG Mobile Lite is more suitable for this phone. Games like Alto’s Odyssey ran smoothly. Note that there is no audio enhancement for the speaker.
Like the Realme 5, the Realme 5S packs a 5000mAh battery, but we did see an increase in the battery loop test runtime. The Realme 5s smartphone lasted a total of 27 hours and 16 minutes, which is extremely impressive. Remember that the Realme 5 smartphone is supported for 22 hours. With normal use, the phone can last two days.
This Realme brand smartphone does not support fast charging, nor is the charger provided with the phone more powerful. The realme 5S battery charged up to 23 percent in half an hour and the phone battery charged 43 percent in an hour, which is not very good.
realme 5s cameras
Realme 5 was the first smartphone in India to come with four cameras under Rs 10,000. In Reality 5S, instead of 12-megapixel, it has been given a 48-megapixel camera sensor. The camera comes with PDAF support and 10x digital zoom. The other three rear cameras are similar to those of the Realme 5.
It has been endowed with 8-megapixel wide angle camera, 2-megapixel depth camera and 2-megapixel macro camera sensor. There is a 13-megapixel front camera for selfie and video calls, its aperture is F/2.0. You’ll be familiar with the camera app, with buttons for the wide-angle lens, HDR, flash, etc. above the viewfinder, while the shooting mode and shutter button shortcuts are below.
The wide-angle camera can be used to record videos, and Nightscape mode works with it too. There is still no option to adjust background blur in portrait mode. Nightscape cannot be used to take selfies.
In daylight, the main camera sensor captures better dynamic range and detail than the Realme 5. Portrait mode handles itself well, with better exposure and skin tones. A good contrast is also appreciated in close-ups with good details.
The camera app saves 12-megapixel images by default, but you can also choose to save the full 48-megapixel image. Compared to the main camera sensor, details were lacking in images taken with the wide-angle camera, and colors weren’t right either.
The macro camera comes with low resolution, but if the light is sufficient, it can also capture sharp shots. Realme 5 struggles a lot in low light, but Realme 5S takes photos with slightly better white balance and colors.
Nightscape does help a bit with getting the exposure right and getting better detail, but the Realme 5s isn’t always a clear winner. In some cases, we preferred the shots taken with the Realme 5. Selfies taken during the day came in with natural skin tones and decent detail.
Portrait mode still needs some work as the background blur effect is too aggressive. In low light conditions, the selfie camera struggles with detail as well as noise in the images. You can also shoot with the wide angle camera but the quality goes down. Video quality was below average even at 1080p resolution in low light.
The Realme 5S smartphone is a very minor upgrade version of the company’s Realme 5. The new main camera sensor gives slightly better results in daylight, but still struggles in low light with stills and video. To keep up with the competition, we think more could have been done with the Realme 5s. When the Realme 5 launched a few months ago, it was a great phone, but now there are newer options on the market like the Redmi Note 8 and Vivo U20, which come with higher-resolution displays.