Realme C1 Review

We were always humbled to check out the first device offering from a starting tech brand and Realme was just another exciting brand for us to check out so after almost two weeks of using it as a main driver, our turn on the Realme C1 Review




The C1 comes in Color OS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo which is no stranger to us with the recent releases from OPPO but if you are coming from the F series phone, there might be a lil chug in terms of multi tasking with it's 2 GB RAM allotment.  For some reason, they did not include the "RAM remaining" when you are in the transition of going back and forth in your choice of apps but in the developer options, the phone acted a-ok mostly with around 800 MB to 1 GB remaining of of the said RAM capacity

Connectivity department was almost perfect in calls, texts, mobile data, OTG and Bluetooth. GPS will be just be accurate after three tries when you are inside a high-rise building but outside, it is not a big deal. 


Out of 16 GB internal storage, the phone gave us around 7 GB so you might consider to put the "lite" versions of your fave apps to wiggle some more for your desired games. Yes, you will be tempted to use it as a budget gaming phone for it's given SoC


On the benchmark numbers, Realme C1 gave us at almost 75,000 on Antutu. Very good indeed for under 6k smartphone



On battery, it was another "over a day" smartphone that survived in our video battery rundown test at 24 hours and 53 minutes just a few minutes shy of our current 2018 champion OPPO A3S at 25 hours and 15 minutes. Obviously, the downer of  this phone is the slow charging of it at 4 hours and 15 minutes with provided 5V 1A charger but hey, this phone is for a surefire 1.5 to 2 day usage. That's 4,230 mAh battery for you

What we can on Realme C1's cameras? More than enough as long as you are outside with a bright environment. On almost all of the lighting conditions, the phone gave us decent quality but the color accuracy is not that good or bad. On HDR, it usually works 80% of the time without the complicated lighting conditions. Selfies are also decent. Image processing is  very good for the given price tag








Realme C1 rear camera samples


Realme C1 normal to HDR camera comparison

Realme C1 front camera sample

Extras: Some of you might though that this is the same as to OPPO A3S in terms of specs but there is one revelation that we found out on the C1 as it cannot detect our original Sandisk UHS-1 Micro SDXC card at 64 GB which is not in the same case as to OPPO A3S. I do not know if this is just a rare case on our unit (as they claimed that it can read up to 256 GB micro SD) but those who might be on a situation on having a downgrade with their high-end micro SD to Realme C1 might think twice on our discovery

Depending on where you bought it, Realme C1 both at the Php 5,490 (online at flash sales) and Php 5,990 (multi-brand stores) . With Snapdragon 450 processor, huge battery capacity, great battery life and dual SIM capability, it is already the best deal that you can find at that price range versus mostly at SD 425 or at MT6739-powered phones. Some you might be consider is the slow charging, the small app storage remaining and the micro SD incompatibility that we checked. Realme C1 for us is at 4 out of 5

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December 18, 2018

Realme C1 Review

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We were always humbled to check out the first device offering from a starting tech brand and Realme was just another exciting brand for us to check out so after almost two weeks of using it as a main driver, our turn on the Realme C1 Review




The C1 comes in Color OS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo which is no stranger to us with the recent releases from OPPO but if you are coming from the F series phone, there might be a lil chug in terms of multi tasking with it's 2 GB RAM allotment.  For some reason, they did not include the "RAM remaining" when you are in the transition of going back and forth in your choice of apps but in the developer options, the phone acted a-ok mostly with around 800 MB to 1 GB remaining of of the said RAM capacity

Connectivity department was almost perfect in calls, texts, mobile data, OTG and Bluetooth. GPS will be just be accurate after three tries when you are inside a high-rise building but outside, it is not a big deal. 


Out of 16 GB internal storage, the phone gave us around 7 GB so you might consider to put the "lite" versions of your fave apps to wiggle some more for your desired games. Yes, you will be tempted to use it as a budget gaming phone for it's given SoC


On the benchmark numbers, Realme C1 gave us at almost 75,000 on Antutu. Very good indeed for under 6k smartphone



On battery, it was another "over a day" smartphone that survived in our video battery rundown test at 24 hours and 53 minutes just a few minutes shy of our current 2018 champion OPPO A3S at 25 hours and 15 minutes. Obviously, the downer of  this phone is the slow charging of it at 4 hours and 15 minutes with provided 5V 1A charger but hey, this phone is for a surefire 1.5 to 2 day usage. That's 4,230 mAh battery for you

What we can on Realme C1's cameras? More than enough as long as you are outside with a bright environment. On almost all of the lighting conditions, the phone gave us decent quality but the color accuracy is not that good or bad. On HDR, it usually works 80% of the time without the complicated lighting conditions. Selfies are also decent. Image processing is  very good for the given price tag








Realme C1 rear camera samples


Realme C1 normal to HDR camera comparison

Realme C1 front camera sample

Extras: Some of you might though that this is the same as to OPPO A3S in terms of specs but there is one revelation that we found out on the C1 as it cannot detect our original Sandisk UHS-1 Micro SDXC card at 64 GB which is not in the same case as to OPPO A3S. I do not know if this is just a rare case on our unit (as they claimed that it can read up to 256 GB micro SD) but those who might be on a situation on having a downgrade with their high-end micro SD to Realme C1 might think twice on our discovery

Depending on where you bought it, Realme C1 both at the Php 5,490 (online at flash sales) and Php 5,990 (multi-brand stores) . With Snapdragon 450 processor, huge battery capacity, great battery life and dual SIM capability, it is already the best deal that you can find at that price range versus mostly at SD 425 or at MT6739-powered phones. Some you might be consider is the slow charging, the small app storage remaining and the micro SD incompatibility that we checked. Realme C1 for us is at 4 out of 5

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