The budget segment of smartphones is already lead by the likes of Xiaomi and now a new brand is trying to compete against it. The Realme is a sub-brand of the Chinese Giant Oppo and promises to bring quality smartphone in a very low budget, the brand which launched its first smartphone, Realme 1 in early 2018 now aiming to gain more fans by adding three new smartphones, The Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1. So we had our hands with the lowest priced one, The Realme C1 which cost us around Rs. 6,999. But does it provide a great smartphone experience? Let’s find out!
The Build Quality
We did not expect a metal build but surely a good build quality and which would last longer and we were impressed by the build quality which was provided by realme the front side was the screen and the back side looked like a mirror finish but it was made of plastic and which somewhat looked premium on this device.
The screen is 6.20 inch screen which is a IPS LCD Panel and which is a HD screen remember it is a HD screen not a Full HD screen which means you can’t stream videos in 1080p. By the way the display is vibrant and bright we could use the device outdoors without any problem.
Now the phone spots a 13 + 2MP Camera which we can a hit and miss because sometimes the pictures are over exposed and sometimes they are good and it supports a portrait or bokeh which is somewhat good at this price point and that’s something we can expect from a budget phone and at the video department phone supports upto 1080p without any EIS or OIS which obvious thing. At the front a 5MP shooter which is also the same, sometimes takes a great selfie and sometimes miss the race!
The UI this phone has is one of the con the UI is heavy and bulky and more or less like Android and iOS mixed so its totally a messed up UI. By it runs on the Colour OS 5.1 which is based on Android 8.0.1.
With Snapdragon 450 SOC and 2 GB and 16 GB, onboard the phone runs smooth. Day to day operations are buttery smooth and it is something we did not expect and it is a great thing from a phone which cost around 7k. As usual, the gaming performance is good yes we can say it ‘good’, the phone runs Asphalt 9 and PUBG at a low setting and we can see some minor heating issues and sometimes some minor lags.
The phone is packed with a mighty 4230 MAH battery which means it run the whole and a half day with just a single charge and that’s a very good thing about this phone and we were really impressed by the battery performance.
Now coming to Pros and Cons
Brighter and sharp display
Good battery life
Somewhat good camera
Fast Face unlock
Could be Full HD display
Front camera could be improved
Very bulky and heavy UI
No Fingerprint Sensor
This a budget killer phone which performs well and we are impressed by it and no other brand provides like this phone. This phone is a must buy for anyone looking at this price point.