Realme 5s Unboxing and First Impressions

Earlier this week realme launched the realme 5s, an enhanced version of realme 5 in India earlier this week along with the X2 Pro. We already brought you unboxing of the realme X2 Pro, here we have the unboxing and the first impressions of the realme 5s. Also, check out the unboxing video from our Tamil channel.

Box Contents

  • realme 5s smartphone 4GB + 128GB version in Crystal Red color
  • 2-pin charger (5V-2A)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective case
  • User Guide and Warranty information

The Realme 5s has a 6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) 20:9 aspect ratio display with 269 PPI pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection. The display is bright and the colors are vibrant, but the content is not sharp since it is an HD+ screen.

The company is calling the notch as mini-drop, which it says is 30.9% smaller than the realme 3. The usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors are present on the bezel near the 13-megapixel camera. It is powered by Snapdragon 665 11nm SoC with 4GB RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0.1 realme edition which has few visual changes in the lockscreen, homescreen and notifications. The company already confirmed Android 10 update for the realme 5 in Q2 2020, so the 5s should also get the update during that time. It will also get ColorOS 7.0 update, as confirmed by the realme India CEO.

The power button is present on the right, volume rockers and dedicated SIM and microSD slots are present on the left and the loudspeaker grill, micro USB port, microphone and the 3.5mm audio jack are present on the bottom.

The phone has quad rear cameras similar to the realme 5, but this has a 48-megapixel primary rear camera with Samsung GM1 sensor and f/1.8 aperture, while retaining the 8MP 118° ultra-wide angle lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.25 aperture, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP camera for 4cm macro with 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture. There is a fingerprint sensor next to it.

It has a diamond cutting design, same as most realme budget phones, however the new generation adopts the original polished surface and new nanoscale textures, says the company. It is plastic and attracts fingerprint easily.  On the bottom part of the back there is a realme branding. The realme 5s has a  5000mAh battery, but it comes only with 10W charging via micro USB, same as the realme 5. It weighs about 198 grams since it has a huge battery.

The phone has AI scene recognition, Chrome boost, Super nightscape, 48MP mode, Expert mode and EIS support for video. Check out some camera samples.

The Realme 5s also comes in Crystal Purple and Crystal Blue colors, starts at Rs. 9999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and will go on sale on  Flipkart and starting from November 29th.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram