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Realme 5 review

£145.00 Typical price

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Touted by the brand as the ‘entry-level king’ of smartphones, the Realme 5 is its most affordable smartphone to date. For less than £150, this model offers almost unbelievable specs for its price: a quad rear camera, a massive 5,000mAh battery and a huge 6.5-inch display that rivals premium models in size. Is this phone the perfect budget challenger or a cheap wannabe? We got our hands on the Realme 5 to bring you a first look review.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How good are the cameras?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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  2. 70%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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