Realme 5 Pro v/s Redmi Note 7 Pro: A comparison
As its latest mid-range smartphone, Realme has launched the Realme 5 Pro in India. The handset takes on rivals such as Redmi Note 7 Pro with a familiar design, segment-first quad rear cameras, and mid-level internals including Snapdragon 712 chipset. But at a starting price of under Rs. 15,000, is the Realme challenger better than Xiaomi's popular offering? Here's our specs-wise comparison.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a U-shaped notched display with a sizeable bottom bezel, a Gorilla Glass 5 body, and an attractive gradient design on the back. On the other hand, the Realme 5 Pro features a waterdrop notched screen with a slim bottom bezel and a new crystal design with holographic colors. Winner: Redmi Note 7 Pro for its premium all-glass body.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro bears a 6.3-inch display with a full-HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Realme 5 Pro also sports a similar 6.3-inch display with the same resolution and aspect ratio. However, with a higher screen-to-body ratio of nearly 91% and overall slimmer bezels, the Realme challenger offers a better-looking display. Winner: Realme 5 Pro.
The Realme 5 Pro comes with a segment-first quad-lens rear camera featuring a 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a dual-camera system with a 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. Winner: Realme 5 Pro for its superior camera setup.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 13MP selfie camera with support for HDR and facial recognition while the Realme 5 Pro comes with a 16MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter which offers features such as AI Beauty and AI HDR. Winner: Realme 5 Pro.
The Realme 5 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset, paired with upto 8GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB of internal storage (expandable upto 256GB). The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, combined with 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of built-in storage (expandable upto 256GB). Winner: Realme 5 Pro for its more capable chipset.
The Realme 5 Pro packs a 4,035mAh battery with 20W fast-charging while the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a marginally smaller 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast-charging (10W charger included in the box.) Further, both the handsets come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and run on their respective forked versions of Android Pie. Winner: Realme 5 Pro.
The Realme 5 Pro costs Rs. 13,999 for the base-end 4GB/64GB variant and Rs. 14,999 for the mid-tier 6GB/64GB model. The maxed-out variant with 8GB/128GB configuration is priced at Rs. 16,999. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro costs Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB model and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
With its premium all-glass design, respectable cameras, and dependable performance, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has managed to carve out a name for itself in India's cost-sensitive smartphone market. However, the Realme contender convincingly outperforms Xiaomi's handset with superior cameras, a more capable processor, a cleaner operating system, and a design that is second to none. Winner: Realme 5 Pro.