Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 5 vs Realme X: What’s the Difference?

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro have been launched in India, and they offer quad rear camera setups at the back, large batteries, waterdrop-style notches, and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The phones run on ColorO S 6.0 and support Bluetooth v5 as well. There are a lot of similarities between the two phones, but there are certain key areas where they differ as well. There’s also the Realme X that has been launched in India recently, and is priced slightly higher than the other two, and comes with a dual rear camera setup, a pop-up selfie camera setup, and more.

We pit the newly launched Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro with the Realme X to see how the three fare against each other, on paper.

Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 5 vs Realme X price in India

The Realme 5 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, with the 4GB/ 64GB model priced at Rs. 10,999, and the 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant priced at Rs. 11,999. The Realme 5 will go on sale via Flipkart and the Realme website from 12pm (noon) IST on August 27, and will also be made available via offline stores soon after. It will be available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple colour variants.

The Realme 5 Pro, on the other hand, is priced in India starting at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, with the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant priced at Rs. 14,999, and the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant priced at Rs. 16,999. As for a release date, the phone goes on sale via Flipkart and the Realme website from 12pm (noon) IST on September 4. It will go on sale via offline stores soon after. The Realme 5 Pro will be available in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue colour variants

The Realme X’s base 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant carries a price tag of Rs. 16,999. The phone’s higher-end 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 19,999. It is sold via Flipkart, Realme online store, and offline retailers. The Realme X Master Edition in Onion and Garlic finishes comes in 8GB + 128GB variant only. Moreover, it comes in Polar White and Space Blue colour options.

Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 5 vs Realme X specifications

All three Realme phones support dual-SIM (Nano) and run on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie. The Realme 5 Pro sports the smallest 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ for protection. In comparison, the Realme 5 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) display with the same Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ for protection. The Realme X, on the other hand, comes equipped with a notch-less 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro both sport waterdrop-style notches.

The Realme 5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s still rather new Snapdragon 712 SoC, paired with 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of RAM depending on the variant. The Realme 5 is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the variant. Lastly, the Realme X is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM or 8GB of RAM options.

The Realme 5 Pro comes in 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Realme 5 smartphone comes in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) as well. The Realme X comes with 128GB of internal storage option with no support for memory expansion.

Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 5 vs Realme X camera

Coming to optics, the Realme 5 Pro bears a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor, coupled with PDAF and an f/1.8 aperture. This is accompanied by an 8-megapixel sensor featuring an f/2.25 aperture and a 119-degree wide-angle lens. The quad camera setup is rounded up by a 2-megapixel macro lens (f/2.4 aperture + 4cm focus distance), and a 2-megapixel portrait lens (f/2.4 aperture). There is electronic image stabilisation (EIS) tech included as well.

The Realme 5 also bears a quad rear camera setup, but comes equipped with a 12-megapixel primary camera (PDAF and an f/1.8 aperture), an 8-megapixel sensor (f/2.25 aperture and a 119-degree wide-angle lens), a 2-megapixel macro lens (f/2.4 aperture + 4cm focus distance), and a 2-megapixel portrait lens (f/2.4 aperture). There is electronic image stabilisation (EIS) tech included as well.

The Realme X, on the other hand, has a dual rear camera setup that sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor along with an f/2.4 lens.

For video chats and selfies, the Realme 5 Pro has a 16-megapixel selfie camera with 4-in-1 pixel tech and an f/2.0 aperture. On the front, the Realme 5 bears a 13-megapixel selfie camera with AI beautification tech. The Realme X has the pop-up selfie camera module that houses a 16-megapixel Sony IMX 471 sensor along with an f/2.0 lens.

Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 5 vs Realme X battery

The Realme 5 packs the largest 5,000mAh battery, the Realme 5 Pro is equipped with a 4,035mAh battery, and the Realme X falls behind with a 3,765mAh battery. Realme X and Realme 5 Pro support fast charging.

The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro offer rear fingerprint sensors, while the Realme X has integrated it underneath the display. Connectivity options on the three phones include Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack. The Realme X and Realme 5 Pro sport USB Type-C ports, while the Realme 5 sports a Micro USB port.

Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 5 vs Realme X comparison

  Realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 Realme X
Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
Brand Realme Realme Realme
Model 5 Pro 5 X
Release date 20th August 2019 20th August 2019 15th July 2019
Launched in India Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 157.00 x 74.20 x 8.90 164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30 161.20 x 76.00 x 9.40
Weight (g) 184.00 198.00 191.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4035 5000 3765
Fast charging VOOC VOOC
Colours Crystal Green, Crystal Blue Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple Polar White, Space Blue
Body type Glass
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 6.30 6.50 6.53
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels 720×1600 pixels 1080×2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 394
HARDWARE
Processor 2.3GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core 2.2GHz octa-core (2×2.2GHz + 6×1.7GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
RAM 4GB 4GB 8GB
Internal storage 64GB 128GB 128GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes No
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes Yes
CAMERA
Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.24) 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) 48-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes Yes LED
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0) 13-megapixel 16-megapixel (f/2.0)
SOFTWARE
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Skin ColorOS 6.0 ColorOS 6.0.1 ColorOS 6.0
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
USB OTG Yes Yes
USB Type-C Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2 2
Micro-USB Yes
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
SENSORS
Face unlock Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes

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