I have been using this phone for about 2.7 years, the durability is great. Drops and knocks it will take it like a champ. Good battery performance as well, have used to get 2 full days when bought new, now about 1 day with call of duty gaming. Well the positives end there. The stock ui (color os 6, ugly but works) that came with the phone, android 9 was smooth although it had some bugs. If you update it, then the phone is trash. The android 10 update has really bad ram management issues, more than a few apps it lags, freezes up completely, and is unresponsive for a few minutes. The camera is not even worth talking about, its better not having a camera on this device. In apps like whatsapp it has issues with the keyboard not coming up, and several other fantastic bugs. Bottomline, don't update and u r good, dont try to install custom rom if u r inexperienced because it will brick it, I have had instances where I almost bricked it just by rolling back to cos 6
PS: One thing to note is the screen quality is really bad, if you have auto brightness on in sunlight, the screen will because white washed, even if you afterwards reduce brightness it will stay like that, blacks will be grey, greys will be white. I had to restart it everytime that happens to get it back to normal
I bought it 2yrs ago, doing fine, doing some heavy gaming too since Genshin come, often slips through my pocket but the durability is very good, prolly good for you if you looking for an secondary phone with reasonable price
Work well since buy 2 years ago.the battery still work great.
Zachery, 14 Oct 2021Had this phone for 1 year and a half, it has become laggy and noticable frame drop when playin... moreI think if you buy a phone at least with Snapdragon 720G or any processor giving equivalent performance to it then it will be better for playing games. It has Snapdragon 665 which is not bad but may not be suitable for some heavy gaming.
By the way I play call of duty mobile on this phone, I play ranked tdm matches. I don't face any lag, my game settings are graphics on low and frame on high.
If you free at least 10 to 15 GB space on your phone then it won't lag. Also keep your phone and ram clean.
Clear the "cache" (not data) of your game and restart your phone before gaming.
Very minor lags sometimes may occur but frequent lags or frame drops shouldn't be there if you play on low graphics and high frame rate.
Whatever, 18 Apr 2022phone becomes laggy on every update, keeps glitching on every game, camera progressively gets ... moreIt is sad to hear your experience. I have been using this phone since April 2020 and so far I haven't faced any kind of issue in anything. It was working very well on Android 9 and even after android update 10 it is working well, no issues faced.
Ankit Kumar, 25 Jun 2022the realme 5i phone is very bad performance like Lagging heating and more in playing the game Which game do you play and on what settings ?
Anonymous, 19 May 2022Can sd card in this phoneYes it has SD card slot in it and you can add SD card in it.
the realme 5i phone is very bad performance like Lagging heating and more in playing the game
Whatever, 18 Apr 2022phone becomes laggy on every update, keeps glitching on every game, camera progressively gets ... moreDo you mean blacks out during whatsapp calls? My realme 5 pro does that during online calls as the screen is lifting and hence blocking the proximity sensor and making u think it always on your ear. If this is what's happening during calls push your finger down on the selfie camera and then when screen turns on, turn on speakerphone. If u don't like speaker phone and want to do something on the phone during the call u out of luck. In my local indonesian realme service center they do this specific repair for free as a repair program probably because they knew too late about the flaw and was not going to recall the phone over it. However for my phone the repair program after 6 months the glue stops holding again and stuck with the same issue. So yea if this is the case the program not really worth the time.
Can sd card in this phone
I'm using this phone 1year & 7 months and nothing face any problem I still using with Android 9 nothing upgrade with Android 10 superb realme 👍👍👍
I've been using this phone since August 2020, I got the 4/64gb model. So far i had no software problem like ghost touch, touch delay, system lag, etc. with this. MAYBE this because I never upgrade the system and I always keeping the storage & RAM clean.
For the camera, audio & battery are still okay, It seems just like the same, No quality downgrade on the camera (If you want to increase the photo quality, you can try use GCam) & the battery doesn't drain fast. And for the hardware like backdoor, there are no many problems, my backdoor is just mushrooming and opening A BIT, but overall it's also still okay.
phone becomes laggy on every update, keeps glitching on every game, camera progressively gets worse, and after 2 years of usage the screen blacked out
its been 3 years since 2019, this phone is good at that price. sometimes, when the memory is full its became laggy and i just reset the phone. and it'll works
Been 2 years using this phone, doesn't have any problem till this day, except the hotspot problem with windows 10. Hope it will last until I have enough money to buy new phone lol.
I DON'T RECOMMEND this phone AT ALL. I REGRET buying it, it almost 2 years on me and it became worse than before. When you play games it's lagging, the camera became blurry, and the keypad always took a minute to pop up when it's full screen. The touches became delaying. I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS PHONE, DON'T CHOOSE THIS WHEN YOU'RE BUYING/LOOKING FOR A PHONE.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2022I'm using custom rom, running absolutely better than miui, I'm using oxgen os in my ... moreI recommend not to be like that because if damaged by a virus you will find it difficult to fix it especially in the official service.
Miyaw, 01 Mar 2022I don't recommend this phone. 2019 sence i baught this phone and at first it's perfo... moreI'm using custom rom, running absolutely better than miui, I'm using oxgen os in my phone, it's very good on gaming performance
I don't recommend this phone. 2019 sence i baught this phone and at first it's performance is good but after i updated it, it became laggy amd I can't play 2 large games. It scammed me i wish i baught the other recommended phone.