Recently, Realme introduced a budget gaming smartphone, called Realme C3. For an adequate price of $ 159 you will get a rather interesting smartphone with good features.
For example, the main characteristics include a large 6.5-inch IPS screen, a powerful Helio G70 processor and a 5000 mAh high-capacity battery.
Can the new model surpass smartphones from the Redmi brand? Compare the main competitors of the new C3, and also consider the main features and disadvantages.
Display: 6.5-inch IPS with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels
Processor: Mediatek Helio G70 Octa Core 2.0 GHz
GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2
RAM: 3/4 GB
Internal memory: 32/64 GB
Memory card: up to 256 GB
Cameras: 12MP + 2MP + 2MP main camera and 5MP front camera
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, dual band, 3G, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS
Battery: 5000 mAh (10 W)
OS: Android 10 (Realme UI 1.0)
Weight: 195 grams
Dimensions: 164.4 x 75 x 9 mm
The smartphone comes in a bright yellow box, where on the front there is the name of the model and company. On the back side of the box are the main technical features.
Consider a version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal.
Inside the box there is an envelope with instructions and a needle for the SIM tray. Usually in such an envelope there is a standard protective silicone case. But in picking Realme C3 it is not provided.
A little lower is a smartphone in a protective film, a 10 W power adapter and a Micro USB cable. There is disappointment with the old Micro USB cable, since installing a Type-C port is not much more expensive.
As expected from the budget segment, Realme C3 did not receive premium materials.
But do not immediately be disappointed, since the back side received a very attractive plastic panel. It has a beautiful embossed pattern, plastic is not easily soiled and does not leave fingerprints. In addition, it shimmers very beautifully under the rays of the sun.
On the back there is a main camera with three modules and an LED flash. In the center there is a typical round fingerprint scanner. It works very quickly and accurately.
But another way of protection - face recognition using the front camera, does not always work quickly.
A large 6.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of HD + or 720 x 1560 pixels was installed on the front side. The screen is a little unusual, it is a little elongated, as it received an aspect ratio of 20: 9.
There is also a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective glass and an oleophobic coating. At the top of the screen there is a small mini drop-shaped cutout for the front camera. For 2020, it looks outdated, but for the budget segment it is a minor minus.
The screen quality is not the cleanest, since the screen resolution is not high, and the screen size is large. Therefore, the text is a little grainy, but to notice this, you need to look very carefully. For everyday use, the screen has good colors, viewing angles and high brightness.
At the ends are the main control buttons. The power button is on the right side, and the rocker is the volume control on the left. Convenient location, but many manufacturers avoid this solution. Also on the left side there is a slot for two nano SIM cards and a separate place for a memory card.
The bottom end received a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones, a microphone, speaker and Micro USB port. The sound quality of the main speaker is not the best, but it is quite loud, so you definitely will not miss an important notice.
In the hand, the smartphone is not bad, but controlling with one hand will be problematic. Dimensions Realme C3 are 164.4 x 75 x 9 mm and weight 195 grams.
The most important feature of the new Realme C3 was the new Mediatek Helio G70 processor from the company. It runs on 12 nanometer technology and has eight cores. Namely, these are two Cortex-A75 cores with an operating frequency of 2.0 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz.
In addition, a new graphics processor was installed in the device - Mali-G52 2EEMC2. Its work is at an excellent level, now you can run absolutely any game on medium graphics settings.
The performance of the Helio G70 processor can be compared with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series. Below are the tests of various benchmarks, and you yourself will see for yourself.
An unusual solution from Realme was the use of an NFC module. For example, in the configuration of 32 GB of memory, this module is not, and already in the 64 GB version - NFC is present. NFC works without any problems. There is also 4 GB of RAM. This memory is enough to solve everyday multitasking.
Manages a budget smartphone Realme C3 running Android 10.0 and has an update realme UI 1.0.
From the box, the smartphone has a minimum number of pre-installed applications, but the most important ones are available. For example, Google services, YouTube, Play market and others.
You can also pay attention to the presence of Bluetooth 5.0, but at the same time, the Wi-Fi network has only 2.4 GHz frequencies. GPS finds your location quickly thanks to A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS.
On the back of the smartphone is the main camera with three modules. The main sensor received a 12-megapixel resolution and f / 1.8 aperture. The other two modules have a 2 megapixel module. They are designed for bokeh and macro shots.
On the front side there is a front camera with 5 megapixel resolution with f / 2.4 aperture. In the dark, an imitation of a flash is triggered due to a white screen.
The quality of pictures for its class is not bad, but in the dark you should not expect perfect pictures. Therefore, the camera at Realme C3 is not a strong point.
And here is another main feature of the Realme C3 is the presence of a 5000 mAh high capacity battery. As practice has shown, with everyday use, the smartphone will be able to work for about 2-3 days on a single charge. The battery life is really not bad.
But there is a slight disappointment - this is a 10 W power adapter, fast charging is not provided. Charging time from 0 to 100% will take about 4 hours.
Of course, the Realme C3 smartphone will not be easy, since there are more attractive devices on the mobile market, for example, Redmi Note 8. The main force for the budget C3 model is good performance, the latest version of the operating system with NFC support and good battery life. From the point of view of the quality of the camera, doubts remain, since pictures even in cloudy weather are not the most attractive. Also, the presence of a Micro USB port does not cause great joy.
But it is likely that the priority for the purchase may be that the Realme C3 model received a modern NFC module, which for many will be very relevant.
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