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Realme C1 Review: Best Value Smartphone on 6K Budget

Realme C1 review

Realme, a new smartphone brand, has officially launched here in the country. As a kick-starter, they also launched their first device for the Philippine market – the Realme C1.

The Realme C1 is very similar to the OPPO A3S. Same body, display, and most of the specifications. The only difference is that, the Realme C1 only has a 5MP front camera compared to the 8MP on the OPPO A3S. For the price, the Realme C1 was only priced at P5,990 compared to the P6,990 on the other device.

Is it really the “Entry-Level King”? Let’s find out.

Realme C1 review

What’s in the box:

  • Realme C1 unit
  • wall adaptor
  • data/charging cable
  • jelly case
  • SIM ejector tool


Realme C1 review

For the price of under 6K, the Realme C1 doesn’t feel cheap at all. It has a very solid build quality with a premium feel. It has a glossy glass-like back cover which is actually made from plastic. Because of that, it is also fingerprint and smudge magnet.

Ports and Buttons:

  • Right:power button
  • Left: volume rockers, tri-slot SIM tray
  • Bottom: loud speaker, micro-USB port, microphone, 3.5mm jack port
  • Top: nothing


Realme C1 review

The Realme C1 has a huge 6.2-inch display on a small form factor. The 720p resolution might be too low but the actual viewing experience is still acceptable for the price. The colors are also vibrant, details and sharpness are on point, viewing angles are good, and screen brightness is okay in any lighting conditions.


ColorOS is not a new thing if you are wondering how the device looks like when you are using it. Aside from that, it is now running on Android 8.1 Oreo. There are some pre-installed third party apps but you can uninstall them if you don’t need them.


Realme C1 review

The Realme C1 is the most affordable smartphone to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. The overall performance is pretty acceptable. Swiping and switching through different apps is still smooth. When it comes to gaming, the Realme C1 can run Mobile Legends: Bang Bang on the default setting without experiencing lags. Oh, by the way, you can also play PUBG with it!

Benchmark scores:

Just like the OPPO A3S, the Realme C1 has a 16GB of internal storage that can be expand up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot.


The Realme C1 has a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup and a single 5MP front camera. It can capture decent and acceptable quality photos specially on good lighting conditions.

The price doesn’t give you less features, and that’s what we like about it. You can still enjoy the camera features found on mid-range OPPO devices on a much affordable smartphone like the Realme C1.

Here are our sample photos:


Realme C1 review

The 4,230mAh battery on the Realme C1 is one of the biggest battery capacity that you can find on a smartphone today. Converting that number on a real-life situation will give you around 2 days of battery life on a regular use.


Realme is really trying to disrupt the smartphone industry with the launch of the Realme C1. It’s claiming the “Entry-Level King” position by offering capable specifications and decent features on a much affordable price point as compared with other brands. The Realme C1 is a real game-changer. For the price of under 6K, this is one of the best value smartphone that you can buy in the market.

Realme C1 Specs:
  • 6.2-inch HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1520 pixels)
  • Corning Gzorila Glass 3
  • Qualcomm Snadragon 450 Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 graphics
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
  • 16GB ROM expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP (f/2.2 aperture, autofocus) + 2MP (f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor)
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 4G/LTE, Dual SIM
  • Face Unlock
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 4,230 mAh battery
  • Price: P5,990

Get the Realme C1 now for only P5,490! Visit their official store in Lazada – Realme Official Store

You don’t want to miss this wonderful offer. Hurry up and add the Realme C1 in your cart now!

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