Realme C3 was launched in February 6 in India. The Phone had many New features and had upgraded specs over the Realme C2.
Realme C3 base varient has 3gb of ram and 32 gb of internal storage which is priced at 6,999. The higher end varient has 4gb of storage and 64 gb of internal storage which is priced at 7,999.
Realme C3 is the first phone from Realme to Run android 10 out of the box. It also comes with the Realme Ui. Realme Ui is very close to colours Os 7 but has many closer look to Stock android. There are many features and customisation that you can do in the device.
• Realme C3 is powered by the Helio G-70 chipset
• Realme C3 has a battery capacity of 5000 Mah.
• Android 10, Realme Ui
I am going to divide this review between the Pro’s and Con’s of the device.
First let us take a look at the Pro’s of the device.
Design & Build Quality
Realme C3 has gotten a new design compared to the older version of the ‘C’ series. It has used ‘Sunrise’ design towards the back of the Phone. There is also nice texture towards the back which you could feel while running your hands through the back of the device. Even though the phone has a bigger display the Aspects ratio makes it quite suitable for use. The bezzels on the side of the device is thin but the bottom chin is thicker. Towards the front of the device Realme C3 has a water drop notch display. The power button are situated on the right hand side and the Volume rockers are situated towards the left hand side of the device. The button are well reachable and the quality of the button used is also quite good. The sim tray of the device is present just above the volume rockers. Realme has given us three dedicated slot for two sim cards and one memory card. At the bottom of the phone we have the Micro USB slot,3.5 mm headphone jack and a the single firing loud speaker. Towards the back of the phone the Realme C3 has the dual camera setup and the Realme Branding. Realme C3 is available in two colours ‘Frozen Blue’ and ‘Blazing Red’.
The phone has a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen to body ratio of 82.7%. Realme has given Gorilla glass 3 protection for the glass. It also has a pixel per inch density of 270. The aspect ratio is 20:9. The display is quite nice and sharp, the viewing angle’ are great and also even though it’s an LCD panel there was no issues with visibility during outdoor. The media experience was also quite good.
Realme C3 is one of the first phone to come with the Helio G-70 chipset which is based on 12 nm. It is also paired with Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU. The CPU cores used are 2× 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. The phone has a AnTuTu benchmark score of 1,92,187 and geekbench score of 354 for single core and 1,260 for multi-core. Since it’s a lower budget smartphones I expected it’s performance to be Average. But the Realme C3 surprised me as it had pretty good performance over all. The multitasking was fine and there was no reloading of apps. I played Ping in this device and by default the graphics was set to HD with frame rates also high. There were ocational lag but when the settings was lowere the game ran smoothly. The device tend to become hot after playing for 15-20 min. If you have a tight budget and want great performance I am sure Realme C3 could do it.
Realme C3 packs in a huge 5000 mah battery. The phone provided a battery backup off almost 2 days with my daily usage which consisted of gaming, calling, surfing and streaming. The charger provided inside the box is a regular 10 W charger.
Realme C3 has a dual camera setup. A primary sensor of 12 MP f/1.8 paired with a 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The photos taken was pretty good but lacked details when we zoom in. The camera quality is far better when compared to other smartphone in this price range. The phone struggled in focusing object which was too close to the sensor. Macro shots taken were not that great. Talking about the portrait mode shots the Realme C3 allows us to adjust the background blur before we take photos. The edge detection was also great. During night time the photos taken were average and lacked details in it. Realme C3 could shoot video at a max resolution of 1080 P in 30 fps.
Talking about the front camera Realme C3 comes with a 5 MP f/2.4 front facing camera. The selfies taken lacked quality and also details. The phone struggled to take pictures during night light. The front camera could record video at 1080 p in 30 fps.
Now let’s take a look at the Con’s of the device
The charger Realme has provided inside the box is a regular 10W charger. It would take almost 3 hrs to charge the phone from 0 to 100%.
Realme has installed many bloatware to the Phone’s. These includes app’s like Helo, Gana, Opera browser, facebook, Uc browser etc. Also may of the Realme apps are also pre installed out of which only some can be uninstalled.
The performance of the front camera is not that great. It lack’s in detail and quality. During night light the front camera is just worse.
Realme C3 is a great upgrade over the Realme C2 and is just a power packed budget smartphone. If you are in a tight budget and want to buy a great Phone to play Pubg Realme C3 is your choice. Battery life is also excellent in this device. The camera is also pretty decent for the price. Currently Realme C3 is the strongest offering you can get Under 9000.