Realme is a company that’s managed to create history by making just mid-range smartphones. That momentum is nowhere extinguished as Realme continues the streak in 2020. A couple of weeks ago the Realme 5i was launched and now the company is bringing in the Realme C3.
Realme C3 is the third iteration of the C-lineup that has managed to rock the budget category to its core. That’s not just me embellishing it; headlines that came up a few weeks back did most of the talking. Well, the phones already managed to take over India; and its next destination seems to be Nepal. So, how did it manage to create such a ruckus? Let’s find out.
Realme C3 Overview: An “Unprecedented” Ballgame!
When talking about the chassis, the Realme C3 is a typical budget device. A polycarbonate structure with a sunrise patterning has become the go-to composition for Realme budget devices. The superficial is free from any and all deformities meaning that it does not even include a fingerprint scanner.
Turning the attention to the front, the Realme C3 exhibits a 6.5” HD+ display that manages to retain 82.7% screen-to-body ratio. The max brightness reaches up to 480 nits which strangely addresses the sunrise pattern in the chassis of the device. Obviously, there’s a notch involved and it’s placed at a very regular central position on the display. A Gorilla Glass 3 protection is jumbled up in the mess as well.
The “Unprecedented Ballgame” refers to what Realme has imbedded underneath the display. The phone features an actual gaming chipset- a Helio G70 that comes with 2 large cores clocked at 2 GHz and the remaining 6 at 1.7Ghz. Pair the processor with 3/4GB internals and voila; you have a gaming console in your hands!
Realme C3 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 102.0 cm2(~82.7% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density); 480 nits max brightness
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G70 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2
- OS: Android 10.0; Realme UI 1.0
- Internals: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
- Primary Camera: Dual Camera
- 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.25µm, PDAF
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/5″, 1.12µm
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery; Battery charging 10W
Realme C3 Price in Nepal: TBD
The New Realme UI on top of Android 10 is kind of a treat as well. It has the near stock android experience which is far better in terms of navigation and overall UI. You know what goes best with a gaming chipset? Well, obviously a huge battery life! The Realme C3 comes in with 5000mAh battery that provides a full optimized gaming environment. The 10W standard charger is a bore.
In the camera department, the C3 flashes a dual camera module with a 12MP f/1.8 at the center of attention. Assisting the primary sensor, is a 2MP depth sensor that is probably worth showing off. You also get almost all of Realme’s camera features in this smartphone including Chroma Boost, 1080p video recording, slo-mo video at 120fps, portrait mode, and a lot more. There’s also a 5MP front camera in the mini-notch; which is pretty okay-ish.
Realme C3 vs Redmi 8
The rivalry between Realme C3 and Redmi 8 is kind of like those showdowns that happen on a blue moon. Realme has been chasing after Xiaomi since its inception and this may be the first time where it feels like Realme has the upper hand. The C3 and Redmi 8 are on equal footing and it mostly comes down to a strike between performance and Fast charging.
The G70 chipset on the Realme C3 beats the measly Snapdragon 439 by a whole kilometer! The C3 scores a whopping 192223 on benchmarks that is a feat for even mid-rangers to beat. The Redmi 8 on the other hand scores a little above 90000 which kind of explains the defeat.
On the other hand, the Redmi 8 comes in with 18W fast charger that is truly a lifesaver when charging the massive 5000mAh battery life. The standard 10W charger on the C3 is grossly incompetent on this forte though. On a side note, the Redmi 8 with its wavy patterns takes the style points from me too.
Realme C3 Price in Nepal, Availability and Impressions
The Realme C3 is an out-of-the-ordinary budget smartphone that technically puts all the other under dwellers to a shame. So, not getting to see it in Nepal would have been really disheartening. Fortunately, we received a message from our sources, that confirmed the arrival of the Realme C3. It should be arriving around this time next month.
As expected, the phone’s already been to India and there it was marked at INR 7000 and INR 8000 for the 3 and 4GB variant respectively. That should amount to around NPR 13,000 – NPR 14,000 in Nepal. And if this is the price that we’ll be bidding on my friend, there’s no reason to not get it!
An unexpected combo of gaming processor and huge battery is well worth betting that amount on. It’s okay to be a little skeptic about the display and charging but other than that for an entry level smartphone, this is the epitome.
Well, those are my thoughts on the device. If there’s anything that you wish to add, just drop it off in the comments down below.
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