Realme 5i Launched in Nepal | Quad Rear Camera and 5000 mAh Battery

Susan Jyakhwo 12 Mar, 2020

Just in a couple of years of establishment, Realme has established itself among the popular smartphone brands. Realme smartphones have a beautiful design and have the adequate processing power. The major reason for the popularity of Realme is that smartphones cost a lot less than what other competitors are offering. They have been releasing a smartphone with great specs,  which have better value for money. Realme 5i was launched in India on 15th January and the Realme 5i price in India is set at Rs. 8,999 for the 4/64GB storage variant. The phone in Nepal is launched on 22nd January, just after one week on launch in India. The price of Realme 5i in Nepal is set at Rs. 20,990 for the 4/64GB variant. The price of Realme 5i in Nepal is too high than what we had expected. With this pricing, this device will not directly compete with Xiaomi's popular Redmi Note 8.  So, Let's find out the features and specs of Realme 5i. Will it be the cheapest mid-range device available in 2020?

Overview of Realme 5i

Realme 5i is similar to its predecessor Realme 5. Not much difference can be found between these two devices but Realme 5i is even more affordable. The major attracting point of Realme 5i is Quad rear camera, powerful chipset, and 5000mAh battery. 

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Related: Realme 5 Review - Great Camera and Better Battery

Display and Design

Realme 5i will adapt the same body design that was implemented in Realme 5. At the front, there is a 6.52-inch HD+(720X1600 pixels) IPS LCD panel. The screen is not that good compared to other high-end phone but still, color saturation and viewing angle are great. There is a single 8MP selfie camera in a tear-drop housing. At the back of the device, Realme managed to put a quad-camera with a fingerprint sensor.  

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Processor and Performace

Realme opted to embed Snapdragon 665 11nm chipset in Realme 5i which is coupled with Adreno 610 GPU. The octa-core chipset can deliver enough power to handle daily media consumption, internet surfing, and casual gaming task. But this chipset is not made for gaming, which means Realme 5i will start to lag once you through the process and graphics-intensive task at it. Two variant one with 3/32GB option and another with 4/64GB variant has been released in the market with a dedicated microSD card slot that can expand storage by up to 256GB. 

Related: Realme 5s Launched | Upgrade over Realme 5 with 48MP Camera

Camera, Photo and Video Quality

There is a total of 5 cameras in Realme 5i. Among quad rear camera,  12MP f/1.8 main sensor can capture 4K video at 30fps. Similarly, 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide, 2MP dedicated macro and 2MP depth sensor will capture decent photos at normal daylight. According to previous devices, the camera quality is good but still surfers night photography and dynamic range. There will be an improvement in photos and video quality in Realme 5i. The front 8MP selfie camera is embedded in a tear-drop notch which can capture video at FHD resolution. 

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Also Read: Realme XT Full Review | World's First 64 MP Camera Smartphone

Battery and Other Features

One of the great things about this device is that there is a bigger 5000 mAh battery inside Realme 5i. This battery supports 10W fast charging which is not that impressive as lots of devices recently released have used 20W or faster-charging options. Additionally, Realme 5i still usage a micro USB connector for charging rather than using Type C connector. As a connectivity option, there is dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V5.0, Radio, GPS, etc. 

 Specifications of Realme 5i

  • Body: Gorilla Glass 3+ front, polycarbonate back
  • Screen: 6.5-inch, 20:9, 720p+, IPS LCD
  • Rear camera: Quad Camera
    • Primary 12MP, f/1.8 lens;
    • 119° ultra-wide-angle 8MP camera;
    • 2MP macro camera;
    • 2MP depth sensor;
    • LED flash; 2160p@30fps video recording
  • Front camera: 8MP sensor, 1080p video recording
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665: octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver), Adreno 610 GPU
  • Memory: 2/32, 4/64GB; dedicated microSD slot for up to 256GB expansion
  • OS: Android 9.0; Color OS 6.0 on top
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, USB-C
  • Colors: Crystal Blue, Green
  • Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader

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Price and Availability of Realme 5i in Nepal

Realme has officially released a limited number of devices in Nepal. Even though some of its series like Realme XT, Realme X2 Pro is released in the global market it has not been officially released in Nepal. Realme 5i is officially released in Nepal on 23 January 2020. The price of the Realme 5i 4/64 GB variant is INR 8,999 (in India) which is roughly Rs. 15,999 in Nepal. But, the price of Realme 5i in Nepal is Rs. 20,990 for a 4/64GB variant which is comparatively higher than what other competitors offer. If you like Realme devices, you can also check the price of the Realme smartphone in Nepal.

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