Over the last few months, realme released the realme 5 family of smartphones. Last month, realme added the 5s into the family. And recently, realme added yet another entry into the family – the realme 5i. But what are the differences between the realme 5, realme 5s, and the realme 5i?

Let’s talk about it in today’s review. It’s pretty much going to be the same as before, actually. Please watch our video review to know all about the realme 5i in terms of:

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  • Specs
  • Performance
  • Camera picture quality
  • Differences between realme 5 and realme 5i

Alright, just like what we did with the realme 5s which we’ve reviewed here, we’re going to do the same to the realme 5i review too – by speeding through most parts of the review since they’re very similar.

realme 5i

Let’s just talk about the differences here because it’s faster this year. The only main differences that we can point out are:

  • The selfie camera is now 8MP instead of on the realme 5i compared to 13MP on the realme 5 and realme 5s.
  • New wavy line texture with new colors for the realme 5i.

Other than that, the realme 5i is pretty much identical to the already-existent realme 5 and realme 5s. The display still has a 720p resolution and a waterdrop notch at the top, too.

realme 5i
I still like rear-facing fingerprint scanners.

Even the cameras on the realme 5i are the same as the realme 5. As shown in the video at the top of this review, we took the realme 5i to other places and took a few shots. I still think its cameras could be improved further – especially the details. The camera UI does need a bit of tweaking – and as stated in many of our other realme smartphone reviews, start by moving the ultrawide angle camera button into the zoom slider.

realme 5i
The realme 5i is still using the same 720p display.

Now, how does the realme 5i fit into the market right now? Well, if we do a quick search on Lazada, we’ll find the realme 5 (review) in 3GB RAM + 64GB storage or in 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, whereby the realme 5s (review) is only available in 4GB RAM + 128GB storage.

So, the realme 5i fits into that one slot – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. That’s a very specific demand to fulfill with one new model of smartphone with trivial changes. When looked at it as a standalone phone though, the realme 5i is indeed still a solid phone.


UPDATE: The price!

The realme 5i will be available at only RM599. Offline sales starts 18th January 2020 whereby the online sales starts on 28th January 2020 exclusively at Lazada. You can get a free Chinese New Year gift box too.


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