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realme 10 Pro 5G: First impressions, initial review

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realme will officially launch its latest number Pro series on February 14, 2023, unveiling the realme 10 Pro 5G and realme 10 Pro+ 5G.

This time, we’re going to take a look at the realme 10 Pro 5G, and share our thoughts and first impressions as we build up to a full review.

Inside the Box

The unboxing experience for the realme 10 Pro 5G is quite similar to other realme phones in the past. The packaging is the yellow-colored box that has the realme branding and the black bar at the bottom.

realme 10 Pro 5G initial review

Inside the box, the phone comes with a standard set of accessories.

  • realme 10 Pro 5G
  • Pre-installed screen protector
  • Silicone case
  • SUPERVOOC Fast Charger
  • USB-C cable
  • SIM eject tool
  • Documentation

First Impressions

The realme 10 Pro 5G features a different design than its slimmer sibling, the realme 10 Pro+ 5G. The non-Plus variant sports a bar-like design, similar to the iPhone 14 series and the Galaxy S23 series. The frame has flat sides and the display is flat too. Thanks to this, however, the handset feels more ergonomic, making it easier to hold with a more comfortable hand feel.

Our review unit comes in Dark Matter, which sports a fingerprint-resistant matte black finish. The other available colors of the realme 10 Pro 5G are Hyperspace Gold and Nebula Blue.

realme 10 Pro 5G initial review

The phone has a 6.72-inch FHD IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. It has up to 680 nits of brightness and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification for eye care. The display has deep, solid colors with good clarity.

Inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 powers the device with 8GB of RAM. Our review unit has 128GB storage, but the retail version will come with 256GB. It also has a dual slot tray, should you want to extend the storage capacity with a microSD card.

realme 10 Pro 5G initial review

The realme 10 Pro 5G comes with Android 13-based realme UI 4.0 out of the box. Unlike the Plus variant, this one has its fair share of third-party applications and games, which slows down the unboxing and start-up experience a bit. As usual, just uninstall or disable what you don’t need.

On the photography side, the smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup in the rear with a 108MP primary camera and a 2MP depth secondary camera. For selfies and video calls, there’s a 16MP shooter in front.

realme 10 Pro 5G initial review

Other specs include stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, 5G connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.1.

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My overall impressions of the realme 10 Pro 5G are good, but it’s hard to talk about the value when the official price is yet to be revealed. That being said, we’ll save our final verdict for the full review, which is coming soon.

Price and Availability

The realme 10 Pro series will officially launch in the Philippines on February 14, 2023. You can catch the live stream, which will start at 12NN (PHT), on the realme Official Facebook page.

The pricing and availability details will be revealed there.

realme 10 Pro 5G specs

Display6.72-inch FHD IPS Display, 2412×1080, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Instantaneous Touch Sampling Rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695
RAM/Storage8GB+256GB
Rear Camera108MP Prolight Camera
2MP Depth
Front Camera16MP
Network5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM, Triple Slot
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5 Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
OthersSide Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C, Stereo Speakers, Hi-Res Audio, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
OSrealme UI 4.0, Android 13
ColorsHyperspace Gold, Dark Matter, Nebula Blue
Battery5000mAh Battery, 33W SUPERVOOC

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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