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Realme 5i

Realme 5i
Brand: Realme
Category: Mobiles

  • CPU
    Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)

  • RAM
    4 GB

  • Storage
    64 GB

  • Display
    IPS LCD, 6.52", HD+

  • Camera
    Main camera 12 MP & 8 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP Selfie camera 8 MP

  • OS
    Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6

Realme 5i - Specs


  • Model
  • Operating System
    Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6
  • Released
  • Price
    About 173 USD


  • Front
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Back
  • Frame
  • Monolithic or open the battery cover


  • Type
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • MultiTouch Test


  • Antutu
  • GPU Antutu test
  • Geekbench
    Single-Core: 313 & Multi-Core: 1378


  • Technology
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Network Mode
    Settings> Sim card and mobile network> Sim1 / 2> Preferred network type>
    - 4G / 3G / 2G automatically
    - 3G / 2G automatically
    - Only 2G
    2 sim support 4G
  • Display
    4G, H+


  • Main Camera
    12 MP & 8 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP
  • Selfie Camera
    8 MP
  • Main Camera - Resolution
    12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF
    8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
    2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0", 1.75µm
    2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Selfie Camera - Resolution
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Main Camera - Flash
  • Selfie Camera - Flash
  • Main Camera - Auto Focus
  • Selfie Camera - Auto Focus
  • Mute sound Camera
    Camera> Settings> Shooting sound> toggle
  • Camera infofull
    Main camera
    12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF
    8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
    2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0", 1.75µm
    2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
    Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

    Selfie camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Camera Features
    Main camera
    Super Wide Angle (Ultrawide), Super Macro (Macro), Wide Angle (Wide), Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Background Erase, Time Lapse, Night Mode, Night Mode Slow (Slow Motion), Autofocus (AF), Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama (Panorama), Beautify (Beautify)

    Selfie camera
    HDR, Clear Fonts, Screen Flash, HD Video Recording, Face Detection, Beautify, Beautify Full HD Video, Auto Focus (AF)


  • Conect to PC
    Charging only
    File transfer
    Image transfer
  • Bluetooth
    5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Wi-fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
    Settings> Other wireless connections> Personal hotspots>
    - Turn on the access point
    - Access point settings
  • NFC
  • Wireless Charging
  • Quick charge
  • MHL
  • Miracast
  • Miracast (ON/OFF)
  • Adapter
    Model OP52JAUH
    Input 100 -240v 50/60hz 0.4A
    Output 5V-2A
  • USB
    microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Headphone Socket
    3.5 mm
  • OTG
  • OTG (ON/OFF)
    Settings> Additional settings> OTG connection> Toggle (then go to the browser manager to access)


  • Battery Status
    Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Energy saving
    Settings> Battery>
    - Battery saving mode
    - Smart battery protection> turn off
    - Battery usage level
    - Battery saving options> optimize sleep waiting
    - Performance mode> High performance mode / Smart performance mode / No performance improvement
  • Battery Percent
    Settings> Battery>
    - Show battery percentage in status bar> on / off
  • Automatic power on, power off
    Settings> Additional settings> Auto toggle
  • Battery Type
  • Capacity
    5000 mAh


  • Factory Reset
    Settings> Additional settings> Backup and reset> Factory reset>
    - Only reset the system cd
    - Delete downloaded applications and their data
    - Delete all data
    - Clear contacts and history stored on this phone
    - Delete SMS MMS
  • ACCESSORIES (Attach)
    Charger, Box, Cable, Instruction book
  • TalK Back
    Settings> Additional settings> accessibility> Talk Back
  • #1 Full
    No AOD
    1-touch fingerprint


  • Screenshot
    Power + Volume down
  • Double-tap unlock screen
  • Double-tap unlock screen (ON/OFF)
    Settings> Utilities> Gestures and motions> Gestures when the screen is off> Gestures when the screen is off> Double tap to turn on the screen
  • Drawing application
  • Drawing application (ON/OFF)
    Settings> utility tools> Gestures and motions> Gestures when the screen is off> Gestures when the screen is off>
    - Draw O to open the camera
    - V to open the flashlight
    - Control music
    - Gestures when the screen is off> Draw ^ / swipe up / slide down / swipe left / swipe right / draw the letter M / draw the letter W> unlock / call / start an application
  • Keyboard lights
  • LED
  • LED (ON/OFF)
  • Font size
    Settings> Display and brightness> Font size> has 5 levels
  • Default application
    lazada,, voice recorder, compass, phone cloning, 1-touch screen lock, fm radio, ...

Call / Messenger

  • Contact ( vcf, csv )
    Contacts> 3 dots> Settings (upper right corner)>
    - Import and export contacts
    + Import from memory> Phone / Google>
    + Import from other phones> iPhone / Android
    + Export to storage device> All contacts / Phone / Google> Export to .vcf file
    + Share contact> message / bluetooth / gmail / Save to Drive / Zalo
  • Call Recorder
    Calling select Voice Recorder ---> Store in Recordings / Call Recordings

    Phone> 3 dots> Settings (small upper right corner)> Call recording>
    - Auto recording> add number to automatically record that number.
    - Unknown number recording> Toggle
    - Record all calls> Toggle
  • Vibrating alert when receiving and ending calls
    Phone> 3 dots> Settings (small upper right corner)> Vibrate when answering / Ending calls> Toggle
  • Get Smart Call
    Settings> utility tools> gestures and motions> smart cg> Automatically calls when placed near ear / automatically answers when placed near ear / switches the mode in the call / flips to silence incoming calls
  • Call duration limitation
  • Remind the duration of the call
  • Call blocking (blacklist, whitelist)
    Phone> 3 dots> Settings (small upper right corner)> Anti-harassment> Black list / white list> Sign + Add number
  • Block message
    Messages> Settings (small upper right corner)> block and filter> blacklist> Sign + add numbers
  • Signature of the message
  • Dialing


  • Sensors
    Gyroscope sensor
  • Chipset
    Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU
    Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU
    Adreno 610
  • RAM (Memory)
    4 GB
  • Memory avaiable space
    Free 1.9 GB
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB
  • Storage avaiable space
    51 GB
  • SIM card size
    2 nano Sim + 1 memory cards can be attached at the same time
  • Card Slot
    microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Move Apps to SD Card
  • Default app settings save on sd card
  • Speakers / Sound Technology
    Listen to music with only speakers under playback
    Settings> sound and vibration> True sound technology> Real power Sound (headphones only)


  • Browser
  • Format support
    Video 3GP, MP4, AVI, WMV
    Music AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC
  • Flashlight
    Status bar swipe from top to bottom> flashlight
  • FM Radio
    The FM belt needs a headset
  • Remote device management
    Settings> Security> Find my device> On

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

5.4 2.7 1
  • Design 6 / 10
  • Display 5 / 10
  • Camera 6 / 10
  • Multimedia 5 / 10
  • Features 5 / 10
  • Connectivity 5 / 10
  • Call Quality 5 / 10
  • Usability 6 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10

Realme 5i is a new smartphone launched by Realme in 2020. The phone features a modern 4-camera design, good performance, huge battery capacity and extremely attractive price

Realme 5i design is inspired by nature, full of energy and brings a fresh style to the user. Realme calls this the new “Bright Van Sun” design with bright colors and the ability to reflect soft, delicate light. The rear mirror shell is polished and handled by leading technology from Germany. Both the blue and green versions show youthfulness, enthusiasm, and excitement for starting your work every day.

The brain of it is the Snapdragon 665 AIE chip. This is a super powerful processor manufactured on advanced 11nm process, powerful, less heat and more battery saving. With the Snapdragon 665 chip, you can smoothly handle common tasks, smooth gaming, including heavy graphics-intensive games.

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The battery is a “worthwhile” detail on this phone. With a capacity of 5000mAh, not all smartphones of the same price range are available, the machine gives you a total of 2 consecutive days of use without fuss. You can not even find this capacity on many high-end smartphones.
Not only that, the manufacturer has also been extremely careful in the design, reflected by the 10W fast charging device that comes with the device, saving maximum time costs for users.

In addition, the device is also equipped with a one-touch fingerprint sensor on the back that is easy to unlock with high speed as well as high security.


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