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Realme C1 Review

Realme C1 Review – Sometimes we don’t need to have an expensive cellphone, because today there are many cheap smartphones that can...

Written by Michael Sears · 2 min read >
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Realme C1 Review – Sometimes we don’t need to have an expensive cellphone, because today there are many cheap smartphones that can meet the user’s needs. One of them comes from Realme C1, where this smartphone comes with a very affordable price, but has many advantages, both from performance and design, including the great quality of the camera and its battery features.

Realme C1 can provide enough advantage for users, because this smartphone already uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 CPU processor, 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory (Upgradable up to 256GB).

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Realme C1 manufacturer has designed something quite cool on this entry-level smartphone; Realme C1 was built with 12 layers of nanoscale lamination, 2.5D back plate, this is intended to get good build quality, and is more resistant to scratches. The use of Electroplated rear cover also ensures a charming and soft surface, with better conductivity and heat resistance. Ink printing provides stunning 3D effects. The Elegant micro arc with larger grooves in the center provides aesthetic and grip comfort. For color availability, Realme C1 comes in two colors, Mirror Black & Navy Blue.

Realme C1 Display & Battery

The screen on the Realme C1 smartphone doesn’t look like a cheap smartphone; it even feels much more premium. That’s because this phone is the first smartphone in its class that comes with a 6.2-inch notch screen with a ratio of 19: 9 or 88.8% and has HD + resolution or 720 x 1520 p. For the size of the bezel, Realme C1 has a thin bezel with a screen to body size of 2.05mm. As a result, the screen on this cellphone is able to give a 17% display much wider, so users can feel comfortable because the screen is quite wide, especially when playing games and other multitasking needs.

Realme C1 uses a 4230 mAH battery that has a large enough battery capacity that will give you a much longer maximum of 18 hours for standard use, or up to 10 hours for full gaming activities.

So, you don’t have to worry about the battery, because this smartphone can really be relied on for various multi-tasking needs, playing games, taking photos or playing videos all day without fearing the battery will run out quickly.

Interestingly, Realme has also provided the AI Power Manager feature, where this feature also exists in Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro. This feature will provide flexibility to the system to optimize the power consumption of the application and also control the number of processor cores that work to avoid power waste.

Realme C1 Performance

Realme C1 comes with a Snapdragon 450 processor, which is an entry-level mainstream SoC with the power of eight ARM Cortex-A53 core features up to 1.8 GHz and is produced in a 14nm process so this processor is power efficient.

It also has an integrated X9 LTE Modem that supports Cat. 7 and is able to provide maximum transfer speeds of 300 Mbps (downstream) and 150 Mbps (upstream). This SoC also includes an Adreno 506 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1 and can fulfill your casual gaming needs quite well.

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The Realme C1 smartphone’s performance is also very good, where Snapdragon 450 is able to provide great results on the AnTuTu benchmark, with an average score of 56,000, almost equal to the Snapdragon 625 SoC. In the Geekbench 4 test, the score was also quite high, with a 781 performance on singles core and 3663 on multi-core.

In addition, this phone also has a default memory of 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, and you can add up to 256GB of external memory. The phone is also equipped with an application uninstall reminder for applications that are rarely opened at certain periods of time if the user needs more memory space.

Realme C1 has Supported dual 4G and dual VoLTE, 2 + 1 card slots which are composed of Dual SIM, with three card slots, each for Nano SIM +, NanoSIM + Micro SD separately.

Read alsoRealme 3 Review : High Performance and Good Value

Realme C1 Camera

Realme C1 comes with a dual camera 13 MP + 2 MP for the rear camera plus AI features, which of course will provide clear and sharp image quality. As for the front camera section, users can get better selfie photos with a 5MB camera integrated with AI Beauty Selfie.

Even though Realme C1 is a low-level smartphone, it still has features that are quite surprising. Some of them are AI Facial Unlock, smart lock mode, AI Beauty in the camera and smart image editing. In our opinion, this feature is quite helpful and very much needed by today’s smartphones.

Realme C1 Specification

Specification Description
Body Dimension:
156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm (6.15 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)

Weight:
168 g (5.93 oz)

Build:
Plastic body

SIM:
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type:
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size:
6.2 inches, 95.9 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution:
720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)

Protection:
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.2
Processor and GPU Chipset:
Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)

CPU:
Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU:
Adreno 506

Memory Card Slot:
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal:
32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM

Main Camera Dual:
13 MP, f/2.2, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor

Features:
LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video:
1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera 5 MP, f/2.2

Features : HDR

Connecitivity WLAN:
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth:
4.2, A2DP, LE

GPS:
Yes, with A-GPS

USB:
microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Realme C1

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8.9

Design


8.6/10

Display


8.8/10

Performance


8.6/10

Battery


8.7/10

Value for Money


9.6/10

Pros

  • Best Value for Money
  • The phone has a 13MP autofocus+2MP
  • The phone is powered by a huge 4230mAH battery

Cons

  • Cameras are average and do not perform as per expectations in low light
  • The phone has a delicate plastic body which makes it a bit fragile


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