A smartphone for the foodie on-the-go

THERE is a new mid-range phone in the market that is making waves -- Realme’s 5 and 5 Pro series.

In the last two weeks, I have been using the Realme 5 Pro in my daily activities. Prior to getting the phone, I conducted my own research about it. Based on the reviews from reputable technology review sites, the phone is a hit among reviewers with many praising its performance and camera.

Now that I have been using the phone, I am more than happy with it. I find it to be an upgrade to my two-year-old smartphone, which has been a great workhorse for a busy person like me. My Realme 5 Pro smoothly transitioned to becoming my workhorse.

Equipped with a newly upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE, the phone was able to meet my demands at work. Realme said, “The overall performance is 10 percent higher than the previous generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.” The phone is also equipped with a Qualcomm Adreno 616 GPU, an advanced 10nm FinFET process technology, and Hexagon 685 DSP. This hardware puts the phone among the leaders in the mid-range segment when it comes to its performance.

However, what I really love about the phone is its camera. As someone who writes about food a lot, the phone is a handy partner when I forget to bring the camera; sudden food trips; or finding it a hassle to bring the camera.

Realme 5 Pro features a quad-camera combination of a 48-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX 586), 119° ultra-wide-angle lens, ultra macro lens, and portrait lens on the back.

It is this feature that made me fall in love with the phone. The images it captures are rich and detailed images.

When taking photos of food during a food trip, I would usually bring my bulky camera with me to capture beautiful and mouth-watering photos of the food. However, on days I am not able to, Realme 5 Pro delivers with wonderful photos worth publishing on the pages of a newspaper or on the website.

The phone is able to capture detailed and sharp photos of the food. Equipped with the Chroma boost, the camera captures photos as seen by human eyes. If the food looks good in person, Realme 5 Pro gives justice to how good it looks.

Another fun feature about the phone’s camera is Nightscapes, which allows the smartphone’s camera to produce stunning night shots. I have been using this feature a lot when I walk home from work.

With its storage of 128GB, I am able to take a lot of photos and videos.

Equipped with a 4035mAh high-capacity battery, I am able to use the phone for a long period of time. My fully-charged Realme 5 Pro would last a day and a half when it is heavily used.

Overall, Realme 5 Pro is a great mid-range home that is able to meet the demands of its users, foodie or not. A lot has been said about the phone and I am one with them -- this is truly the best value phone with its top of the line performance, sleek design, and powerful phone camera.


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