Realme 5i Unboxing and First Impressions


Realme launched the realme 5i smartphone, a cheaper version of the realme 5 in India yesterday. We even reviewed the realme 5s, an upgraded version of the realeme 5, here we have the unboxing and the first impressions of the realme 5i. Also, check out the unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil channel below.

Box Contents

  • realme 5i smartphone in Aqua Blue color
  • 2-pin charger (5V-2A)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Screen protector (pre-installed)
  • User Guide and Warranty information

The Realme 5i 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 8-megapixel camera, compared to 13-megapixel camera on the realme 5 and the 5s. It is powered by Snapdragon 665 11nm SoC with 4GB RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.1. The company already confirmed reame UI based on Android 10 for the realme 5 in Q2 2020, so the 5i should also get the update during that time.

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 that includes a 12-megapixel primary rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor and f/1.8 aperture, 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.

Unlike the crystal design on the realme 5 and the 5s, the realme 5i has a sunrise design inspired by the power and hope that the first rays of the sun bring, and offers a better grip. It adopts mirror polished rear shell, and each grain is processed by the industry-leading German five-axis precision radium carving machine, after 600 minutes of polishing, says the company. It has a huge 5000mAh battery, but it comes only with 10W charging via micro USB. The phone weighs about 198 grams since it has a huge battery.

The realme 5i also comes in Forest Green color, is priced at Rs. 8999 and will be available from Flipkart and realme.com starting from January 15th.


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