Quick Price Comparison
The pricing of the Realme 1 is actually very aggressive as compare to Note 5 Pro. At the base variant, you can have for 9,000 rupees but let’s just go with the highest versions that both offers, for example the Realme highest version comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 gigabytes of internal storage and that’s price for 14,000 Rupees. whereas the Redmi note 5 pro base variant that comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64gb of internal storage for 15,000 Rupees and if you want to go with the 6 GB RAM variant of the redmi note 5 pro than it comes with just 64 gigabytes of internal that’s for 17,000 Rupees. So in terms of price Realme win the race.
Comparison Between Redme Note 5 pro and Realmi 1
Realme 1 ₹8,990 (3GB+32GB)
Note 5 Pro ₹14,999(4GB+64GB)
Redmi Note 5 Pro
Detail Comparison Review
Processor and Performance
The Realme is having the MediaTek helio p60 chipset, which is the latest chipset from MediaTek and it’s actually a pretty powerful chipset. Whereas on the other hand the Redmi note 5 pro comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 6.36 subset and both are actually very good chipsets. But if we talk about raw performance and some of the features we would say that the Helio P 60 goes over the stamp region 636. The Realme is very fast and loads the apps very quickly, we don’t notice any lag, when using this phone. the same case is even for this redmi note 5 pro it’s also very fast phone but Realme is slightly faster in dropper performance.
Next again one more advantage that this p60 chipset has is that it based on 12 nanometer process whereas the Snapdragon 636 is based on 14 nanometer process and guys if you don’t know the lower is better and this in terms of fabrication, for example, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which is the latest from Qualcomm is based on 10 nanometer process and by doing that you achieve the efficiency of the chip increases. Also, it produces less heat when it’s stressed. So yes we would give the slight edge to Helio p60 and raw performance of Realme 1.
Both of them are having the new display form factor that we are seeing 18:9 aspect ratio and in terms of display we would say both of them actually are having a very good display. so we don’t have any issue with them but In terms of the screen to body ratio, the Realme is again going slightly ahead up. As the Realme 1 is about 84.7 % of the screen to body ratio. Whereas redmi note 5 pro is about 77 %. So this adds slightly thinner bezels but in terms of screen quality, we would say both of them are actually having a very good screen quality and we did play a lot of videos and both of them actually have a very good screen. So in terms of screen quality, it would be sort of neutral.
Both of them have a single speaker setup and they both sound good but in terms of loudness, if I have to pick one, the Realme speaker is actually a little bit louder compared to the redmi note 5 Pro.
Finger Print Scanner and Face Unlock System
The redmi note 5 Pro has a physical fingerprint scanner at the back and it is very very responsive but in Realme, they don’t give the fingerprint scanner on this device. So you have to rely on face unlocking. But luckily the face unlocking works very well. It’s very fast and because it uses some of the features of the Helio P60 which has AI capabilities, facing is very fast. We’ve also tested Realme in low light and even in low light, it is very fast one but misses the fact that it does not have a physical fingerprint scanner.
Here we find the difference between these two devices. And we would say, in build quality, advocates the vote to the redmi note 5 pro because this one has a metallic build quality. It’s a fibreglass body. That has gone with the advantage that this feels slightly lighter to hold. So in terms of build quality, we would give the edge to the redmi note 5 pro.
Front Facing Camera Quality
Here we had very mixed results, Redmi note 5 Pro has a very good camera that we have seen even in our previous reviews of Redmi Note 5 Pro but we’ve compared both these devices and outdoor conditions of both these smartphones produce a very good picture. So what we did is, we decided to test how would be the camera performance in artificial lighting. So first if we talk about the front-facing camera, we would say the redmi note 5 pro‘s front-facing camera is definitely slightly better as compared to Realme. The redmi note 5 pro even in very low lighting conditions like restaurant lighting, it produced a brighter picture compared to the Realme. so yes front-facing camera on this Realme is not bad for the price, we would say it can take some very good selfies but yeah if we have to pick up dinner for the front-facing camera that would be the redmi note 5 pro.
Rear-Facing Camera Quality
Again in artificial lighting conditions and in good lighting conditions both of them are actually producing very good results but this is very surprising that the Realme 1 produced better pictures and colors in very low lighting situations and we think the AI capabilities of the Helio P 60 chipset is helping the Realme 1 in very low lighting situations. Realme doesn’t have that portrait mode that the Redmi note 5 pro have but in a very low lighting situation, we were so surprised that the Realme 1 produced better pictures than the redmi note5 pro and we did this test multiple times. We don’t know why but yeah in very low lighting Realme 1 was doing better.
OS and The User Interface
So the both of them run Android and let’s first talk about the redmi note 5 pro: The Redmi note 5 pro comes with me UI which is a custom UI by Xiaomi and as of now still it is running on the Android version 7.1. Yes, there is a beta ROM that will get Oreo played but as of now this is the latest build that we have, it’s still on Android 7.1. Now moving to the real me one this is also using a custom UI which Oppo actually uses on all their smartphones and it’s known as color OS. So that’s what it is but moved to the Android version it is coming out of the box with Android version 8.1 so you’re getting the latest version of Android on Realme 1.
The Battery Life
The battery capacity is slightly different on both these devices. The redmi note 5 pro has a 4,000 milliamp power battery and we have to say both these devices will give you very good battery life and both of them will actually last you for a full working day easily. With both this device you don’t have to charge in the middle but in terms of battery life. if we have to give a slight edge, we would say the redmi note 5 pro goes slightly ahead it was giving me approximately almost about 45 minutes to 1 hour of battery life.
Dual 4G Volte
The Realme 1 supports true dual 4G value. So you can have two 4G sims active at the same time whereas the redmi note 5 pro on the production build, as of now they do not have that functionality but we’ve heard that they will be pushing out that functionality with the software updating later on but the realme 1 already has that functionality as of now.
With the base variant of Realme 1 you get 32gb of internal storage but the Realme 1 has a dedicated micro sd card slot. So you can have your two nano cells and a dedicated micro sd card to expand the storage but on the Redmi note 5 pro, we don’t have a dedicated SD card slot. It is having the hybrid solution, So if you want to use two SIM cards then you can’t put an SD card with the same. So that is also one more advantage we would give to the Realme 1.