Realme launched successor of RealMe 1 smartphone, the Realme 2 Pro.Alongside, it RealMe surprised the everyone launching something entirely unexpected the entry-level Realme C1. Priced at Rs 6,999, the Realme C1 will take on the Honor 7 and Xiaomi Redmi 6A.
The big highlight of the RealMe C1 is its specifications, including a dual-rear camera setup with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and a 6.2-inch HD+ notched display.
Realme C1 First Look: Budget Device With Premium Feel
The Realme C1 comes with a unibody glass sandwich design, actually it is not glass it is made of polycarbonate which looks and feels like glass but it is not. Having Having said that, the smartphone is probably the best looking device in its segment.
On top Upfront there are sensors your peace and 5 megapixel selfie camera with 6.2-inch HD+ notched display, and it includes Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection combined with “12 layers of nano-scale sheet laminate and 2.5D nano-scale composite”.The display looks quite impressive for the price and I was impressed with the color reproduction of it too, but we’ll soon review it further in detail.
Realme C1 Hands On: Performance
Realme C1 comes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 UI overlay on top out-of-the-box. We don’t have information about android 9.0 Pie update we aren’t sure when to expect updated software on this phone.In our limited time with the device, the processor and RAM combination felt great for its price. You will be able to expand storage by up to 256GB, which might be necessary given that 16GB isn’t a lot on its own.
Realme C1: Camera Impressions
The Realme C1 has a dual-camera setup at the back, which comprises of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Upfront, you will be getting a 5-megapixel AI-enhanced camera for selfies and video calls. The dual-camera setup enables bokeh mode (blur effect), scene detection, gender, age, skin tone, and even skin type detection.
cameras in indoor lighting conditions, and camera performance appeared good for the price, although these are just my initial impressions of the camera.
Realme C1 boasts of 4G VoLTE on both SIM cards, which means you’ll be able to use your Jio along with any other telecom connection on 4G. Realme has included all standard connectivity options in the device from 4G VoLTE to the legacy 3.5mm audio port.
Additionally, the Realme smartly restricts background applications not in use through its “APP-freezing Power Saver” and “Quick App Freezing” features. We haven’t had a chance to test these yet, though.
Realme C1: Final Thoughts
The Realme C1, at Rs 6,999, has what it takes to be the ‘Budget Killer’ smartphone in its segment.I have a good feeling about this device. During my time with the device at launch event, I found it to be a great looking smartphone at Rs 6,999, with the edge-to-edge notched screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC.The on-paper specifications makes a great deal out of the Realme C1. We will of course give you an in-depth opinion on the phone in our full review, coming soon.