Realme C3: The budget gaming smartphone

Realme was first introduced to the world by oppo as their other smartphone brand. Since then they have launched some really good phones with their own skins but based on Android OS. These phones were targeted in the budget sector of the smartphone market, particularly in markets like India, China, Southeast Asia, etc.

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This year, Realme launched its entry-level smartphones, the Realme C3. This phone is quite the surprise because it considered its the price, it performs really well and has decent specs and a has a very good price to performance ratio. Keep reading below and decide whether it’s worth your money.

The design:-

The Realme C3 is a gorgeous phone, the main attraction of this phone is the “sunrise” design reminiscent of lights beams being partially blocked by clouds, this emanates from the rear camera, and is textured and you can feel it when you run your fingers on it. This means the rear isn’t glass, on the front we have a 6.5-inch display with a teardrop notch as is the current trend in smartphones. The volume buttons are on the left side and the power on the right.

These buttons are slightly difficult to feel when you try to find them without looking, as they are a recessed a little bit in the sides but when you do press them you get nice tactile feedback. On the bottom, we get a 3.5 mm headphone jack, nice to see it present in 2020. We also have a micro USB port and a speaker grill. They should have given us USB type C, but maybe they didn’t reduce costs which is understandable. The top is clean as there is no IR blaster. The Realme C3 comes in two color variants, blazing red and frozen blue. These two colors look really good.

Realme C3 Specifications:-

While this is a budget smartphone, it has some decent specs. Lately, smartphone prices have dropped so much and we are getting more and more for each buck. This too has got an unexpectedly powerful configuration. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G70 chipset which is octa-core.

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2 cores are Cortex A75 clocked at 2 GHz, the other six are Cortex A55 clocked at 1.7 GHz. The performance is really good. Its Snapdragon equivalent is Snapdragon 439. It does outperform the Snapdragon 439 in some benchmarks. The Realme C3 also comes equipped with a Mali G52 with a clock speed of 820 MHz. This means you can get excellent gaming performance. Call of duty mobile runs at 60 fps with low settings as default. As this GPU doesn’t support higher graphics. However, in PUBG mobile, it runs at high graphics at default and high frame rates. You can, however, reduce the graphics to low and get ultra frame rates, but there are some stutters here and there and isn’t pleasant experience, but still, it’s good.

It comes in two storage and RAM options. 3/32GB or 4/GB. The other specs remain the same on both phones. It has a beefy 5000 mAh battery and 10-watt fast charging. Battery backup is excellent, and the 10-watt fast charging means you can charge your phone relatively fast considering how big the battery is, but it isn’t as fast Qualcomm’s quick charge. The phone also lacks a fingerprint reader, something that is a necessity these days. Behind we have a 12+2mp dual camera setup. And on the front in the little teardrop notch, we have a 5mp selfie camera. The Realme C3 has a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 1600×720. Not great but not too bad either.

Performance:-

The Realme C3 performs pretty much exactly as you’d expect in a budget smartphone. You can get excellent multitasking performance with the MediaTek Helio G70. The Mali G52 delivers decent gaming performance without heating up the phone and throttling it. 4GB RAM is enough by 2020 standards. The camera also takes quite good pictures, but its performance starts to dwindle in artificially or low light conditions. Noise starts to creep in and reduce the overall quality of the pictures. The Realme C3 has dual cameras and that means portrait mode is available and it is good. The edge detection is fairly good on good lighting conditions and the Bokeh isn’t too extreme. The camera can shoot video at 1080p 30 fps, slow-mo, etc. Since the phone doesn’t have a full HD display, you can’t enjoy 1080p content on this phone.

That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as Realme did it to reduce costs, what you sacrifice is display quality, you get that in some raw CPU performance. You can play games for extended periods of time and you’ll get good battery backup and won’t heat as some other budget devices. Connectivity-wise you get dual 4G sim slots, and also a dedicated external sd card slot which you can expand up to 256GB. Bluetooth 5.0 is available for the Realme C3. For this price point, this is a really good phone it clearly outperforms other phones in this price range.

Verdict:-

The Realme C3 is an excellent phone with nice aesthetics and amazing features for the price. It handles everything well and gaming is a nice experience on this device. For people who have a tight budget but want to own a decent enough phone, don’t worry because the Realme C3 is a perfect match.

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5 thoughts on “Realme C3: The budget gaming smartphone

  • 17th February 2020 at 21:50
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    At 7k, I don’t think you get a better phone than this. Mediatek Helio G70 is almost a gaming heaven for th3 budget buyers.

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  • 17th February 2020 at 22:24
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    I think 1080p display is not expect at 7k. Most importantly, such a powerful Mediatek gaming processor is something really good.

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  • 17th February 2020 at 23:00
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    Amazing Specifications with mighty battery. Helio G70 is at the helm to keep everything streamlined. Great Work Realme and MediaTek.

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  • 17th February 2020 at 23:08
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    The specifications of this model is pretty solid. The battery is strong enough to handle a 5-6 hours worth of extensive gaming zone which is great for any mobile-game enthusiasts. Helio G70 is coming through for us gamers in this model. I am genuinely excited for this model also cause of the price point. Itna kharsa nehi lekin kaam sahi !

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  • 18th February 2020 at 00:42
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    I can imagine gaming would be so much fun on this phone with the Mediatek hyperengine tech, excited to experience the Realme UI on Android 10 too. What else do you want in a phone priced at 7k??

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