Realme has lately unveiled the all-new Realme 5 Pro in its mid-range series with quad cameras, massive battery, and water-drop style notch. And for a starting price of Rs. 13,999, it’s quite close to the Realme X that retails marginally higher at Rs. 16,999.
So what’s better- spending extra and getting the Realme X or saving a few bucks and settlings with the Realme 5 Pro? Well, let’s check out the same in our spec-based comparison between both the devices.
Realme 5 Pro Vs Realme X: Design & Display
Starting off with the design, both the devices sport polycarbonate back panels and plastic frames. The Realme 5 Pro gets a flashy design with diamond-cut gradient finish and all four cameras stuffed onto the top left corner. There’s also a physical fingerprint scanner at the back followed by a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a water-drop notch upfront.
The Realme X, on the other hand, gets a rather sober design with subtle gradient finish at the back and a minimal dual-camera setup in the middle. The front touts a notchless 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner, accompanied by a pop-up selfie camera module centered at the top. Both the devices offer Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Realme 5 Pro Vs Realme X: Performance
The Realme 5 Pro, despite being cheaper of the two, is powered by the relatively new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712. This 11nm-based chipset features two Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.3GHz, followed by six Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Graphics are handled by Adreno 616 GPU, and the phone is available in 4/64GB, 6/64GB, and 8/128GB RAM and storage configurations.
Whereas, the Realme X bears Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and integrates the same Adreno 616 GPU. It has two Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Kryo 360 Silver cores running at 1.7GHz. That said, the handset is available in 4/128GB and 6/128GB variants. While there’s a very marginal difference between both the chipsets, the Realme X uses UFS 2.1 storage which is faster for transferring and saving large files.
Realme 5 Pro Vs Realme X: Software
Evidently, both the phones run on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie and offer the exact same software experience. Having said that, the heavily skinned UI is full of bloatware and touts dated elements which might disappoint some.
Realme 5 Pro Vs Realme X: Cameras
Now, this is where it gets quite confusing. Notably, the Realme 5 Pro offers a total of four cameras, including a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle shooter and 2+2MP macro and portrait sensors. Whereas, the Realme X gets only two cameras consisting of 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Looking at the specs, it’s clearly evident that the primary shooter on the latter will perform better due to a wider aperture. And while the 5 Pro does have extra perks of the wide-angle shooter, we really can’t guarantee the performance of the other two sensors. As far as selfies are concerned, both the phones have a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Realme 5 Pro Vs Realme X: Battery & Charging
The battery life is indeed one of the strongest points of Realme 5 Pro as it packs a massive 4,035mAh cell, compared to 3,765mAh on the Realme X. This when bundled with a more efficient processor, gives a clear victory to the 5 Pro in this round. Anyways, both the devices have support for 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
As you’d acknowledge, the Realme X is better than Realme 5 Pro in almost every aspect except for the battery life and raw performance. The stunning Super AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint scanner, and pop-up selfie camera make up for a perfect experience that one would demand in a mid-range phone. That being said, the Realme 5 Pro is still a great choice if you’re tight on budget and prefer sheer performance, battery life, and versatility in cameras over everything else.