Realme Philippines kicks off 2020 with the launch of the Realme 5i. The budget phone is their latest “bang-for-buck” device with a PHP 6,990 price tag and a tried-and-tested formula taken from the Realme 5.

You’re probably here wondering if this is the phone for you. Don’t worry because we have you covered. We’re going to take a quick look at the Realme 5i’s best features.

Here are 5 reasons why the Realme 5i is the budget phone to get.

Realme 5i Unboxing, Initial hands-on review

1. Familiar design

The Realme 5i has the same DNA as the uber popular Realme 5. The budget phone offers a tried-and-tested design that give it an appealing look that punches above its price tag.

The phone comes with clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic common to Realme smartphones. It even has a plastic back panel with a wavy texture that gives it added grip and anti-fingerprint properties.

2. Expansive display

At the front, you’re looking at a 6.5-inch IPS display with a small dewdrop notch, giving it an 89% screen-to-body ratio. And with its 20:9 screen, it is perfect for watching and streaming videos and playing games.

Despite the HD resolution, the Realme 5i’s display is actually pretty good with decent sharpness and colors.

Realme 5i Review

3. Versatile cameras

Taking a page from the Realme 5, the Realme 5i has four rear cameras — a 12MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, plus a couple of 2MP cameras for depth and macro. It even offers other modes such as Nightscape, panoramic, expert, time-lapse, slo-mo, and ultra macro. These options give this phone a shooting versatility very few can match in this price range.

Realme 5i Unboxing, Initial hands-on review

And let’s not forget the very capable 8MP front camera. Selfies look good with decent details and skin tones.

Overall image quality, on the other hand, is above average with pleasant colors, adequate details, and decent dynamic range and exposure.

4. Huge battery

The Realme 5i packs a huge 5,000mAh battery uncommon in this class. Combine that with an HD display and a power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, you end up with a day’s worth of usage plus a bit more for the next day.

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The only downside to such a large battery is usually charging time. Good thing the Realme 5i comes with a 10W fast charger, cutting charging time to just over 2 hours.

5. Priced just right

And the best reason to get the Realme 5i is the price tag! If you have a tight budget, then this phone offers a compelling bang-for-buck argument. For PHP 6,990, you get a huge display, a total of five cameras, a huge battery and a pleasant design.

I mean, what more can you ask for? You’d be hard pressed find good value at this price.

Realme 5i Review

The Realme 5i has a price of PHP 6,990. It will be available on Shopee via a flash sale on January 30 and February 1, 2020, every 12 midnight and 6PM. You can get an additional 12% discount by using the voucher code REALME12OFF.

Check out our full review of the Realme 5i for more information.

Realme 5i specs:

  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS Display (1600 x 720, 269 ppi), 20:9 Ratio
  • 2.00GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665AIE, 11nm
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, microSD card slot
  • 12MP F1.8 Main + 8MP F2.3 Ultra-wide + 2MP F2.4 Macro + 2MP F2.4 Depth Quad Rear Cameras, LED Flash HDR
  • 8MP F2.0 Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear-mounted)
  • Face Unlock
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Micro USB
  • ColorOS 6, Android 9 Pie
  • Colors: Blue, Green
  • 5,000mAh battery, 10W Charging

Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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