With the end of 2019, a lot of companies won some battles but lost the war. Some newcomers made a huge impact and honestly, managed to make bigger companies suffer a lot even though they lost the war as well. Realme is one of those relatively new companies that’s taken the entire market by storm.
With its initial aim to take down Xiaomi, its managed to create an empire just out of its army of mid-range and budget tier smartphones. Did you know, there were more than a dozen generals leading the huge Realme empire in 2019 alone? I mean, just imagine the number of phones that Realme produced in 2019!
Well, it looks like Realme isn’t going to give up that momentum right now. Because we have just received confirmation from Realme Nepal that the Realme 5i will be getting a warm welcome in Nepal on the 22nd of January.
Even though the sales date haven’t been confirmed yet, we have reason to believe that it’ll be available starting the week that it hits Nepal.
Now, talking about the phone itself, it isn’t completely new and is basically more of a slightly boosted version of the Realme 5. So, to what extent does it resemble the Realme 5? Well, we shall know about it right after we through this quick analysis of the Realme 5i.
Realme 5i Specification Analysis
As expected from a mid-ranger, the phone sports a full plastic structure around the sides and rear with glass taking up most of the frontal end. The glass does have a small gap towards the top center which is occupied by a 8MP selfie camera. In the display department, it fancies a 6.52” IPS LCD screen with resolutions topping at 720p.
Under the hood, the phone features a Snapdragon 665 processor coupled with a 4GB ROM and 64GB internals. The storage can further be prolonged up to 256GB so no worries for storage at all. The phone also shows off color OS 6.0 on top of Android P.
The camera setup isn’t all that different from the Realme 5. The same old 12MP acts as the primary sensor with 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro camera completing the rear camera setup. Over to the front, we have an 8MP sensor which is alright, I guess.
Finally, to power the whole device, we have a humongous 5000mAh battery size. This should undoubtedly give you more than a day and half of juice in a single charge. But, the 10W standard charging is a bit of a bore. To juice up such a huge amount with such a small charger will definitely take a long time.
Realme 5 Price in Nepal, Availability and Impression
As mentioned earlier, the phone is said to make entry in the low-tier mid-range category. In India, the Realme 5i (4GB/64GB) variant is priced INR. 8,999. So, converting the INR. 8,999 and given that how Realme phones are comparatively priced, it’s highly probable for the phone to arrive in Nepal at around Rs 16,000 to Rs 18,000. For this price, I guess it’s considerable. Not the perfect phone exactly but still I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
The phone does still fall a bit behind Redmi Note 8. 1080p resolution, 48MP primary camera, and 18W fast charging of the Redmi Note 8 are the small things that matter a lot for me. But hey, Forget about my decision, What do you think, is it worth your expectations?