If you want to test a device, try it while you’re traveling around the Metro – a place where you’ll encounter challenging environments such as crowded trains, zooming motorcycles, bumpy roads, sidewalks with no roof for shade, and long queues everywhere. Not only will you be able to test a smartphone’s camera, but also its battery life and display clarity from day to night. This is exactly what I did with the realme 10 Pro 5G over the past month.
I’ve already published a detailed review on the blog in case you want more information about its other features, but here are more camera samples based on my everyday view for a closer look at the photo quality:
“Paparazzi” Shots: Moving Subjects, Transit Photos
Taking photos of moving subjects? Check. Taking photos while on a moving vehicle? Double check. The best shot (in my opinion) was actually taken while I was at the back of a motorcycle! It made me wish that such devices existed back when I was still doing news coverage for a local newspaper. This looks like something you can bring anywhere for the “money shot” even while everyone’s in a rush. You will still get a couple of blurs but it looks cool especially when showing movements at a busy location.
Battling the Sun: Afternoon Stroll
Because Metro Manila doesn’t have a lot of trees nor shaded areas when the sun’s up at noon, photos tend to look overexposed… but not for the realme 10 Pro 5G. Results look a bit saturated but it’s pretty decent, considering how intense the sunlight can be here in the Metro.
Quick Breaks: Metro Manila’s Playful Furry Friends
My favorite subject: Cats! You’ll probably see them everywhere in the Metro and unlike dogs, they don’t know what “sit” means. They don’t give a damn about your commands so it’s up to your smartphone to clearly document how adorable they are. In the case of my realme 10 Pro 5G, I managed to get quick and decent snapshots that are aww-worthy!
Wandering: Of Indoors and Patios
For better photo composition, I had to use the zoom toggles of the device – 1x, 3x, and around 4x which can be accessed when you long-press the zoom option. The realme 10 Pro 5G’s lenses were able to capture the correct colors as establishments have different indoor lightings ranging from cool to warm tones.
Putting the “Life” in Night Life
As a millennial that Gen Zs would consider a “tita”, my night life is really just all about having dinner and enjoying the view while on my way home. Despite the minimal lighting available at night, this smartphone still manages to capture what I see, true to its original color. Given that it can capture light signages clearly, I bet you can use it when taking “aesthetic photos” in front of neon signs (think Poblacion in Makati at night).
Stills: Good Food, Good Mood
The photos above were made possible by the realme 10 Pro 5G’s 108MP ProLight Camera and depth sensor packed with different modes – Night Mode, Street Mode in 24mm and 50mm, Portrait, 108MP, Pro, Panorama, Group Portrait, and Tilt-Shift. This device also has a 16MP selfie camera to help users capture moments with friends and solo adventures.
To store all photos – from test shots to the best ones, the realme 10 Pro 5G is quipped with 8GB + 256GB of storage that can still be expanded up to 1TB via microSD. That’s more than enough to keep all our photos, videos, and even work files.
In terms of battery life, it can keep up with the hustle and bustle of city life, giving us enough juice for over 12 hours. Didn’t even have to worry about my battery getting drained while I line up at the train station even if I’m already at 15%. Battery optimization to the rescue!
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