Imaging is covered by a quad camera set-up on the back, featuring a 12-megapixel primary camera of an f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide camera of 119-degree field-of-view (FoV) and an f/2.25 aperture, 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, the phone has an 8MP selfie camera of an f/2.0 aperture.
The phone’s primary 12MP shooter supports phase detection autofocus, 10x digital zoom, AI HDR, AI beauty, AI scene recognition, chroma boost, super nightscape, filter mode, panorama mode, expert mode and time-lapse mode. The super nightscape mode for low light imaging is also available for 8MP ultra-wide shooter. For videos, the phone supports 4K recording at 30fps, 1080p recording at 30fps and 240fps slow motion. The phone supports electric image stabilisation for videos.
The Realme 5i boots Android 9 Pie operating system-based ColorOS 6.1 user interface. It will be upgraded to run Android 10 with ColorOS 7 by May 2020, according to the company.