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Posted On December 20, 2019
Review: Does the 48MP camera and colour make a difference?
Smartphones’ budget segment has become crowded. Consumers are now able to get value for money smartphones with specifications that are best-in-class all for under Rs 15,000. This hasn’t stopped smartphone manufacturers from launch mid-cycle updates to maintain their smartphones relevant given the intense competition in this segment.
1 smartphone is the new Realme 5s with a crystal red colour option and its 48MP camera. Does this Realme 5, which costs Rs 1,000 more’s mid-cycle update stand a chance? Let’s find out.
The Realme 5s that are new is comparable the variant, to the Realme 5. The differentiating element in design is the crystal red colour option, which I thought was. I am not a fan of crystal design that Realme has been using since the Realme 1, and also this phone in no way changed my view. The body is still constructed out of polycarbonate, and when held in hand, it seems as if the device was made out of plastic.
The notch Isn’t that prominent and flows a little naturally.The device has a huge chin on the bottom and comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
The Realme 5s includes a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display. As one would expect at this price bracket, the panel is not accurate and as bright. Viewing angles are decent. Another significant issue with the screen is because of which pixelation is observable that it includes an HD + resolution. Compared to this Note 8, which at exactly the exact same price offers a 1080p display, Realme 5s’ display is not that crisp.
The device performs well in regards to daily tasks like phoning, texting, browsing the net and more. However, when you start programs on it, it does the stuttering and battle and lag are hard to ignore. Playing heavy games like PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends, Call of Duty: Mobile and more on the smartphone is a nightmare. When played on graphics settings, however, after 30 minutes of gameplay they begin to lag and the phone gets too hot they do run.
I would rather say that games such as PUBG Mobile Lite are far more suited for this device. Playing PUBG Mobile Lite worked fine and did not cause me as many problems. Considering the Redmi Note 8 can run the version of the game in Medium settings without any stutters for sessions.
I do not like the UI that’s ColorOS, it is not that intuitive and is big and colourful for me. It comes with a great deal. Another thing is that the device programs continue pushing on advertisements, even if they’re not open. Realme is scheduled to push ColorOS 7 to this smartphone May, which could fix the issues.
Realme has swapped the Realme 5’s 12MP camera with a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor on the Realme 5s. The three sensors that are rear remain the same, which include a 2MP thickness sensor an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro sensor. With the same 13MP camera on the front, the business has stuck for selfies.
Nothing has changed from the camera app, which seems quite recognizable, as a result of all we have been testing throughout the years. The app contains toggles for 48MP style, HDR mode, wide-angle photography and more.
While shooting images during daytime with light, the Realme 5s captures a fantastic amount of dynamic selection and details. Portrait mode is adequate on the device, but it leaves a whole lot of room for improvement. With good information, color accuracy is captured quite well the image exposure, From the portrait mode. But the edge detection isn’t good at all. The images look a little overexposed and the fisheye lens effect is present while shooting pictures using the wide-angle sensor.
When the camera struggles a lot, low light photography is. The pictures I took looked like they were painted rather than clicked. The autofocus was out and took a lot of time to contact the subject. Shifting to the nightscape mode helped a little, by adjusting the vulnerability and adding details. The shots looked as if artificial lighting was introduced, although nightscape did eliminate some of the light.
Coming into the front camera, it was able to take decent selfies in lighting conditions that are good . The portrait mode once again fell short.
Where the Realme 5s was able impress and to excel battery life is. The device lasted around two days on a single charge. It takes over two hours to control the device and comes with no charging that is fast. It has a micro-USB port.
The Realme 5s is just the Realme 5 repackaged with a brand new camera and coated with a paint coating that is fresh. But at a time when the competition is more fierce in this price bracket, I’d say that you’re better off getting the Redmi Note 8, instead of the Realme 5s. However, if you would like to only buy a Realme smartphone, I would advise that you await the Realme 6, and visiting the launch pattern I’d say of the company, the launch isn’t that far off.