Realme 6 vs Realme 5: What’s the Difference


Realme 6 has just been launched in India with 90Hz display and hole-punch selfie camera design. Realme has packed some impressive specifications in the phone that stands firm in the budget friendly category. It is a follow up to last year’s Realme 5 that was a budget smartphone as well. The company, however, is touting it as a successor to Realme 5 Pro. Let’s put the two phones, Realme 6 and Realme 5, head to head and see what all improvements the Chinese company has made in the new smartphone.

Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Price in India

The Realme 6 comes in three configurations, 4GB + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 64GB, and 8GB RAM + 128GB. The first variant is priced at Rs. 12,999, the second at Rs. 14,999, and the third is priced at Rs. 15,999. The Realme 6 will be available in two colour variants, Comet Blue and Comet White, when it goes on sale on March 11.

On the other hand, the Realme 5 starts at Rs. 8,999 for its 3GB + 32GB variant. The 4GB + 64GB model of the phone is priced at Rs. 9,999 and the 4GB + 128GB variant sells for Rs. 10,999, according to Realme’s website. The phone is available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple.

Realme 6 vs Realme 5: Specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 6 runs on Android 10 with the company’s Realme UI on top while the Realme 5 has ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie. Talking about the screens on the two phones, the Realme 6 has a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Ultra Smooth display with 90Hz refresh rate and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The Realme 5 packs a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels).

Powering the Realme 6 is an octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. In contrast, the older Realme 5 has an octa-core Snapdragon 665 SoC and comes with a maximum of 4GB RAM.

Coming to the cameras, the Realme 6 features a quad camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens and f/2.3 aperture, a 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture for portrait shots, and finally, another 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture macro lens. Realme 5 also packs a quad camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter with f/2.25 aperture, a 2-megapixel portrait sensor, and another 2-megapixel macro sensor.

On the front, the Realme 6 has a hole-punch selfie camera with a 16-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 aperture while the Realme 5 houses a 13-megapixel f/2.0 front camera in a notch.

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Realme 6 and Realme 5, both phones come with quad cameras on the back

In terms of the storage, you get 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage with the Realme 6, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Realme 5 has 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage variants, all of which, like the Realme 6, can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB).

For connectivity, the newer phone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0. The older Realme 5 phone packs Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and 4G VoLTE. Additionally, you will get USB Type-C port on the Realme 6, whereas the Realme 5 comes with a MicroUSB port. Both devices have fingerprint scanners, however it is side mounted on the Realme 6 and rear mounted on the Realme 5.

In terms of battery, there is 4,300mAh battery with 30W Flash Charge support in the Realme 6 while the previous generation phone has a larger 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging. The former is 162.1×74.8×8.9mm in size and weighs 191 grams while the latter 164.4×75.6×9.3mm in size and weighs around 198 grams.

Realme 6 vs Realme 5 comparison

  Realme 6 Realme 5
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
Brand Realme Realme
Model 6 5
Release date 5th March 2020 20th August 2019
Launched in India Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 162.10 x 74.80 x 9.60 164.40 x 75.60 x 9.30
Weight (g) 191.00 198.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4300 5000
Removable battery No
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging No
Colours Comet White, Comet Blue Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple
Screen size (inches) 6.50 6.50
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels 720×1600 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 20:9
Processor 2.05GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio G90T Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Internal storage 64GB 128GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes Yes
Rear camera 64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.3) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) 12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.25-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash Yes Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0) 13-megapixel
Operating system Android 10 Android 9 Pie
Skin Realme UI ColorOS 6.0.1
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2
Micro-USB Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes Yes
3D face recognition No
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes

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