Realme may not has as many product launches as other brands, but when they do, you’re sure to get something that offers great value for your hard-earned money.

realme 5i unit (30)The Realme 5i is the newest addition to the brand’s growing portfolio of smartphones that redefine whatever segment they are in.

Unboxing and First Impressions

Its new design is a breath of fresh air, and so long as the hardware inside is concerned and the tons of features it offers, this one’s shaping up to be a stunner, especially considering its PhP6,990 price tag.

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Realme 5i Review
Our Verdict
With the realme 5i, realme once again proves its prowess of releasing devices that offer spectacular value for money. The phone looks and feels more expensive that it is, its got great performance for day to day use, and can even handle today's popular games with no issues. Despite some minor issues such as exposure and dynamic range, realme 5i's cameras are surprisingly decent for both daylight and low light photography. I'd dare say this can go toe to toe with some of the more expensive mid-rangers out there. ColorOS has been refined over and over, and offers nifty features that you will actually use, not to mention it runs buttery smooth and snappy. The icing on top of the cake, is its fantastic battery life, not to mention that it can also be used as a powerbank. In comparison to the realme 5, I'd say the 5i offers an even better proposition in terms of value. Sure, the one we have here in PH has less Ram, and the front camera has been downgraded, but I'm confident that it won't feel less.
What's Good
Good day to day and gaming performance
Optimized software
Great battery life
Very capable cameras for its price
Good pricing
What's Not
Exposure control is a hit and miss
Dynamic range could use some work
A bump to a Full HD display would've been great

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.