• April 13, 2024

Want to see something cool? Eyes on the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition!

This limited edition smartphone uses as base the realme 10 Pro 5G, the brand’s latest midrange device. What makes it extra special are the well though-out modifications that incorporate the Coca-Cola® branding.

The result is something you’d definitely want to get your hands on if you’re a fan of the beverage brand, a collector of anything unique or trendy, or someone who loves to stand out from the crowd.

We spent some time with the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition. Read on for our account of the refreshing experience we had with this phone.

Cheers for real

We can’t help but get a fizzy feeling while opening the phone’s box.

There’s a lot to talk about here, starting with the packaging. This limited edition device comes in a red and black Coca-Cola®-branded box that is almost twice the size of regular realme phones.

This theme continues with the bundled realmeow x Coca-Cola® stickers, bottle cap-shaped SIM card ejector, and limited number card. You’ll also find pop art design inside the box. The other accessories in the packaging—clear plastic case, charging cable, and power brick—come in standard color and design.

Of course, the main event is the phone itself. Intended to mimic the look and feel of a can of Coke, the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® comes in the brand’s trademark red and black colors. The back showcases an asymmetrical design, metal-like finish, and a cropped Coca-Cola® logo. There’s a subtle realme branding at the lower left, while red halo outline the two rear camera lenses.

The curved edges are pure black. On the left is the SIM tray and on the right are the volume rocker, power button, and a Coca-Cola® engraving. At the bottom, you’ll find a USB-C port, a speaker grille, and 3.5mm audio  jack.

Overall, the design is an absolute head-turner and will evoke a sense of nostalgia for fans of the Coca-Cola® brand. Oh, it’s not a fingerprint magnet so you don’t need to worry about smudges ruining this phone’s aesthetic.

Time to pop the cap

The unique Coca-Cola® experience doesn’t end with this phone’s skin and packaging. realme also incorporated the same design cues into the user experience. The customized user interface is based on Coca-Cola®’s bubble element on top of realme UI 4.0 (Android 13).

Power up the phone and you’ll be greeted by the realmeow lock screen and soda bubbles wallpaper by default. When charging the phone, a dynamic screen that looks like fizzing cola is displayed.

The app icons also use Coca-Cola® red. Some of the built-in apps have icons that are based on real items—umbrella for the Weather app, paint bucket for Themes, a digital camera for the Camera app, and so on. For other apps, the icons are inside circular red frames. Note that there are several bloatware installed out of the box, but most can be turned off or removed.

You can also opt to use the Coca-Cola® ringtone and the special notification sound (fizzing liquid bubbles). Just go to Sound & Vibration in the Settings and select the special ringtone and notification sound. Even the camera shutter sounds like opening a bottle of Coke.

Quench your thirst for classic snaps

Like the standard Pro model, the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition comes with a 108MP ProLight rear camera aided by a 2MP portrait lens. It comes with the HyperShot Imaging Architecture that was once reserved for more premium realme models like the GT series. In most cases, especially when under good lighting conditions, the main shooter takes vivid and detailed shots as expected from this system.

realme levels up the photography experience here by adding Coca-Cola®-inspired filters and modes. First on the list are the 80s Cola Filters that produce nostalgia-inducing snaps. There’s also the realme street photography mode 3.0 with watermark and the Super Group Portrait Mode.

For self-portraits, you get a 16MP front shooter. Output is also decent from this selfie camera.

Here are some photos we took using the phone’s camera:

A familiar taste

Since this is a souped up realme 10 Pro 5G, the Coca-Cola® Edition model offers the same performance as the former. It comes equipped with a Snapdragon 5G processor, 8GB RAM with 8GB dynamic RAM, and 128GB internal storage (which is still expandable up to 1TB via a microSD).

Overall performance is smooth. Playing games like Mobile Legends, Genshin Impact, and Asphalt 9 was generally lag-free. The phone remains snappy even when multiple apps are open at the same time.

The 6.72-inch LCD screen offers 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling. If you don’t play games that much, an AMOLED panel may be a better feature to have versus getting the high refresh rate. Still, it offers vibrant colors and great contrast; just don’t expect deep blacks on this display.

Powering this phone is a massive 5000mAh battery with 33W SUPERVOOC fast-charging capability. This feature allows you to charge the device from 0 to 50 percent in just under 30 minutes.

Speed says

Collectors and Coca-Cola® fans would love the unique design and customizations on the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition. Moreover, the above-decent performance and some flagship-level features make this P18,999 limited edition phone a good pick for people who want eye-catching tech in their hands.

Words and photos Pat Calica

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