Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition: A fizzy red phone for the fanboys
As we enter the era of 5G, smartphone manufacturers are racing to offer devices that can take advantage of faster speeds and lower latency. And Realme, the Chinese brand that's been making waves in the mid-range smartphone market, is certainly no exception.
But Realme has taken things up a notch with its latest offering: the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition. Yes, you read that right – a smartphone that's branded with the iconic Coca-Cola logo. In this review, we will take a closer look at the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition and see how it stacks up against the competition.
The partnership between Realme and Coca-Cola is certainly an interesting one, and it's clear that the two brands have put a lot of thought into this collaboration. The phone comes in a striking red and white colour scheme that's instantly recognisable as Coca-Cola. And the logo is prominently displayed on the back of the phone, along with the Realme logo.
In the box, you'll find the phone, a fast charger, a USB-C cable, and a protective case. But what sets this limited edition apart is the inclusion of a set of Coca-Cola stickers that can be used to customise the back of the device. It's a fun addition that will no doubt appeal to fans of the iconic soft drink.
But let's not forget that this is still a smartphone, and it needs to stand up to scrutiny on its technical merits. So, how does the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition stack up?
First of all, let's talk about the design. As I've already mentioned, the phone looks great. It's a sleek device with a 6.7-inch display that's bright and clear. The phone feels good in the hand, and the buttons are well-placed and easy to reach.
But what about the performance? The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor, which is a mid-range chip that's been specifically designed to offer good performance without breaking the bank. And in this regard, the phone certainly delivers. Apps load quickly, and there's no lag when switching between them. Gaming performance is also impressive – I was able to play demanding titles like Call of Duty Mobile without any issues.
The camera is another area where the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition shines. The phone has a dual-camera setup on the back, including a 108-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. And the results are impressive. Photos are sharp and detailed, with good colour reproduction. Low-light performance is also decent, thanks to the Night mode feature.
And let's not forget about the battery life. The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition has a 5,000mAh battery, which is a decent size for a mid-range device. And in my testing, the phone easily lasted a full day with moderate usage. And when it's time to charge up, the phone supports 33W SuperVOOC charging, which allows decent charging as well.
In terms of pricing, the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition costs roughly $250 in the global market, which is slightly higher than the standard Realme 10 Pro 5G. However, the limited edition device comes with Coca-Cola branding and stickers, which may be worth the extra cost for some consumers. Unfortunately, the special edition device is not officially available in Bangladesh.
So, what's the verdict? The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition is certainly an interesting device. The partnership with Coca-Cola has resulted in a phone that's eye-catching and unique. But beyond the branding, the phone also delivers on its technical merits. Performance is good, the camera is impressive, and the battery life is solid. And with 5G connectivity, this phone is certainly future-proofed for the next few years.
Of course, there's the question of whether you want a phone that's branded with a fizzy drinks logo. It's certainly not for everyone, and some may find the branding a bit too in-your-face. But for those who want a device that stands out from the crowd, the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition is certainly worth considering.
All in all, I'd say that Realme and Coca-Cola have done a good job with this collaboration.