Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition hands-on review
Realme launched the Realme 10 Pro in November last year in three colors – Dark Matter, Nebula Blue and Hyperspace Gold. And a few weeks ago, the company unveiled a limited edition 10 Pro designed in collaboration with Coca-Cola, dubbed the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition. We received one from Realme, so let’s see how it differs from the regular 10 Pro.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition comes in a special package that is slightly higher than the retail box of the standard model. It ditches the black-and-yellow color scheme for a Coca-Cola-inspired black-and-red theme and features a cropped Coca-Cola logo, something we also see on the smartphone itself.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition’s retail box reflects light at different angles, and while Realme advertises the smartphone with the Deluxe Boxset, which includes the phone box itself and the Realmeow Coca-Cola Figure, it’s only the phone box that customers will receive upon purchase. The large box and Realmeow Coca-Cola figurine are not for sale and were only sent to the media.
Even then, the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition’s retail package includes some goodies you won’t get with the standard version. For starters, there are 29 Coca-Cola-themed DIY stickers, and while these might not be to everyone’s taste, there’s a custom SIM card pin inspired by the Coca-Cola bottle cap, which is way cooler than the ones we usually sheep. with most other smartphones.
Additionally, the package includes a limited edition Coca-Cola can-shaped card that tells which of the 6,000 globally available Coca-Cola Edition units are in your possession. Ours is number 841.
Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition with limited number of cards and customized SIM card pin
The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition retail box also comes with the usual set of accessories – a clear protective case, a charging cable, a 33W SuperVOOC power adapter and some paperwork.
Now let’s turn our attention to the phone. The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition shares the ruggedness of the standard version, but boasts a Coca-Cola-inspired design. Its back panel is treated with a “Matte Imitation Coating Process” to give it the “elegant touch of brushed aluminum while remaining resistant to scratches and fingerprints.” The idea is to make the phone feel like a can of Coke when you hold it, and we have to say that the back cover’s matte finish feels nice and resists fingerprint smudges. And like its box, the back of the Coca-Cola Edition also reflects light at different angles.
The back panel of the Coca-Cola Edition shows what Realme calls Red & Black Collision: 70/30 Asymmetrical Black Design, as 30% of the panel is in black color and 70% in red. The black strip has the Realme moniker, while the red area has the cropped Coca-Cola logo. There is another Coca-Cola logo etched on the right bezel of the smartphone.
You can also see that the two cameras on the back are surrounded by red rings, which gives a nice contrasting look to the limited edition 10 Pro. Realme calls this the Camera Lens Halo.
Realme extended the Coca-Cola theme to the phone’s user interface. With the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition, you get a Coca-Cola inspired lock screen that displays Realmeow’s Coke version, where the app icons have a bubble element as they are surrounded by a red ring.
System apps’ icons have also been customized by Realme. There are 24 of them, although depending on the market, you may not get the full set pre-installed. Our device only came with 19 custom app icons.
Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition custom app icons
It is worth mentioning that this is achieved through the “Cheers! For Real” theme, which can be found in the theme menu. It is selected by default, but you can use other themes if you want.
There’s more to the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition’s user interface than just custom apps. The smartphone has a bubbly charging animation that mimics the bubbles in the beverage’s bottles.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition comes with a cola-inspired charging animation
It also comes with a new ringtone and notification sounds. Cola Official Music can be used as a ringtone and notification sound, whereas the Open Happiness and Cola Bubbles tones are only available as alarm tones.
Realme also showed some sizzling love to the camera department, as the default camera app on the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition comes with an “80s Cola” filter accessible via Street Mode and a new bottle-opening camera shutter sound, called “Special edition” .” It’s enabled by default, so if you prefer the original shutter sound instead, you can switch by going to the default camera app’s Settings > Shutter sound menu.
We’re glad that Realme adapted the UI for the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition and didn’t bring another GT Neo 3 150W Thor Love and Thunder Limited Edition (convenient) with it, as the GT Neo 3 150W Thor Edition is just the regular GT Neo 3 150W Nitro Blue version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, which comes in a special retail package.
The standard Realme 10 Pro has two memory options – 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB, priced in India at INR18,999 ($230/€220) and INR19,999 ($240/€230) respectively. The Coca-Cola Edition comes in a single 8GB/128GB configuration, priced at INR20,999 ($255/€240). If you’re looking for a phone that’s a collector’s item, consider buying the Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition instead of the regular model.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition is currently sold out on Realme’s official Indian website and Flipkart, which was expected since Realme only made 6,000 of them for sale in markets it operates in, but you can still find it in some flagship stores in India.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola Edition is currently exclusive to India and we are yet to see it launch elsewhere. But whether you’re planning to buy the limited edition or regular 10 Pro, you might want to read our standard Realme 10 Pro’s detailed review since it has the same hardware as the Coca-Cola Edition.