Realme has recently entered the Nepali market and has popped up with a new member of Realme 5 series “Realme 5i“. Realme has been dominating the smartphone market of India due to its aggressive pricing and specifications. This device is a strong contender for smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal.
Realme 5i Overview
Realme 5i features a 6.5 inch IPS panel with the resolution of 710 x 1660 pixels and gorilla glass on the front. Talking about the built of this phone, it comes with a polycarbonate body with a wavy texture on the back providing you with a better grip. Following the trend, it comes with a notch on the front which houses the selfie camera.
Even in this price range, Realme is offering a quad-camera setup aligned vertically on the back of the phone with a flashlight. Realme 5i has 12 MP (wide), 8 MP (ultra-wide), 2 MP (dedicated macro camera), 2 MP (depth sensor) camera setup which is capable of recording video up to 4K. The selfie camera is an 8MP sensor which is certainly a down part for this device.
Battery & Performance
Under the hood, the phone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm SSDM665 Snapdragon 665 chipset. Coupled with 4GB RAM you can expect smooth functioning of the device and a storage of 64 GB is inbuilt. Also, this device comes with an option to increase external memory with a dedicated SD card slot. It can handle tasks pretty good but for a heavy user, it might not be a cup of tea. The phone features not-so-latest Android 9 as Q version phones are available in the market with ColorOS 6 on top.
To power this device, you get mammoth 5000 mAh battery which can be quickly juiced up as it supports 10W fast charging. Also, the phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. But, despite its price segment and all those features, it lacks USB Type-C which is a bit of a disappointment. So, considering the price and the specification can it compute with other devices like Redmi Note 8 from Xiaomi? express your thought on the comment box below.
Realme 5i Pricing & Availability
The 4/64GB variant (which is the only variant available in Nepal) of Realme 5i will go on sale for the price of Rs. 20,990 in Nepal. The phone will be available through various online as well as offline retailers in Nepal. Blue and Green are the available colour options for this device.
Realme 5i Specifications:
- Dimension: 6.47 x 2.95 x 0.37 in
- Weight: 195 g
- Sim: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + dual stand-by)
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.52 inches, 83.2% Screen-to-Body ratio 720 x 1660 pixels, 20:9 ratio (269 PPI )
- CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11nm)
- GPU: Adreno 610
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
- Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, expandable with a dedicated slot
- Camera: Quad: 12 MP wide PDAF, 8 MP ultrawide, 2MP dedicated macro camera, 2 MP depth sensor
- Selfie Camera: Single; 8MP
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery with Fast charging 10W
- Colours: Blue and Green
- Price: NRs. 20,990