realme 5 and realme 5 Pro Launched – Won’t Cost You a Kidney

realme 5 and realme 5 Pro Launch

realme Philippines just launched their first quad-camera smartphones, the realme 5 and realme 5 Pro; priced just under PHP 15k.

The new phones are equipped with exceptional smartphone essentials. Essentials such as strong system performance, superior camera capabilities, and long battery life.

“We at realme Philippines are thrilled to revolutionize the smartphone experience of the Filipinos by leading the leap to attainable quad camera technology, which marks realme’s new era of smartphone imaging technology. By bringing the realme 5 Pro and realme 5 to the Philippine market, we put an end to the notion that only flagship phones can have premium features. Both these cutting-edge devices are a testament to our steadfast commitment of providing Filipinos, more specifically the youth, with the smartphone experience they deserve,”

realme Philippines Marketing Director Austine Huang shares.

realme 5 Pro

realme 5 Pro

The 5 Pro is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 712 AIE processor and an Adreno 616 GPU. This provides the best operation, game, and entertaining experience. It also improves the phone’s graphics performance and energy efficiency by up to 35 percent. The device also features a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen with a dewdrop design.

Taking photography to another level, the 5 Pro has a flagship quad-camera setup. It comprises an 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP portrait lens, a 2MP ultra-macro lens, and a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera. The device also feature a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and Sony IMX471 image sensor with 5sP high-concentration lens.

It also sports a 4,035mAh high-capacity battery with 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge Technology. Its AI Freezer function can intelligently predict the user’s app usage and freeze unused apps accordingly to save power.

The phone is available in two variants, 4GB RAM+128GB and 8GB RAM+128GB. The variants are priced at PHP 11,990 and PHP 13,990 respectively.

realme 5

realme 5

The realme 5 runs on a Snapdragon™ 665 processor and an Adreno 610 GPU. This promises enhanced gaming performance with real visual sense. It also allow users to play a variety of mobile games with a seamless experience.

Its 6.5-inch HD+ mini-drop full-screen display allows users to enjoy an immersive smartphone experience excellent for gaming and video marathons. It also feature a massive 5000mAh capacity battery.

The realme 5 also has a quad-camera setup like the 5 Pro; a 12MP main camera, a portrait camera, an 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, and an ultra-macro lens. It also sports a 13MP AI front camera optimizes the selfie beauty function for the best self-portrait.

The realme 5 comes in three variants, 3GB RAM+32GB, 4GB RAM+64GB, and 6GB RAM+128GB; priced at PHP 6,990, PHP 7,990, and PHP 9,990 respectively.

realme 5 and realme 5 Pro Specifications

realme 5 Prorealme 5
Dimensions157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight 184 g 198 g
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon™ 712 AIEQualcomm Snapdragon™ 665
GPUAdreno 616Adreno 610
RAM4 GB/8 GB3 GB/4 GB/6 GB
Storage128 GB32 GB/64 GB/ 128 GB
Display6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 23406.5-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1600
Rear Camera48 MP, f/1.8, wide, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide
2 MP, f/2.4, macro camera
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
12 MP, f/1.8, wide, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide
2 MP, f/2.4, macro camera
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.013 MP, f/2.0
OSAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
ColorsCrystal Green
Crystal Blue
Crystal Purple
Crystal Blue
PricePHP 11,990 (4GB+128GB)
PHP 13,990 (8GB+128GB)
PHP 6,990 (3GB+32GB)
PHP 7,990 (4GB+64GB)
PHP 9,990 (6GB+128GB)
realme 5 and realme 5 Pro Prices

The realme 5 Pro 4GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB variants are priced at PHP 11,990 and PHP 13,990 respectively. The realme 5 on the other hand is priced at PHP 6,990 for the 3GB+32GB variant, PHP 7,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant, and PHP 9,990 for the 6GB+128GB variant.


The 5 Pro will be available for pre-order offline from October 4 until October 11, 2019 at realme kiosks and partner stores nationwide. You will need to pay a minimum of PHP 500 deposit when pre-ordering and will receive a realme 10,000 mAh powerbank worth PHP 1,599 for free. You can then claim the device can starting October 12, 2019 during realme’s first day sale.

The 5 Pro can also be pre-ordered online at Lazada from October 3 to 8, 2019. Those who pre-order online can redeem the device starting October 9, 2019. realme will also be holding its very first Lazada online sale for the realme 5 Pro on the same day.

The realme 5 will also be available starting October 3, 2019 at all kiosks and concept stores nationwide. While the 3GB+32GB variant will be exclusively available online at Lazada.

Both devices may also be availed through a Home Credit plan. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the realme 5 Pro may be availed through a 6 or 9-months 0 percent interest plan while the other storage variants of the realme 5 Pro and realme 5 may also be availed through a 6-month plan at 0 percent interest.

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