Our Opinion

The realme C3 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Infinix S5 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme C3 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Infinix S5 Pro  realme C3 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Infinix S5 Pro realme C3
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Excellence Score
26.8
28.4
Value for Money Score
68.0
78.9
Price ₹ 11,499 onwards ₹ 8,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2020 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.53 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2220 pixels (~ 378 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Night mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #68 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio G70Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G52
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 48MP + 2MP + 0.3MP 12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.79 aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 0.3MP: Low Light Sensor, Auto Scene Detection, AR Animoji, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI 3D Face, Body Beauty, Panorama 12MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 5P lens; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 4x Digital Zoom, AI HDR, AI beauty, Chroma boost, Super Nightscape, Panorama, Expert mode, Time-Lapse mode
Secondary Camera 16MP 5MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, Wide Selfie, AR Animoji, Screen Flash f/2.4 Aperture, 5P lens, AI beauty, AI HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.9 mmMedium 8.9 mmMedium
Weight 194 gmHeavy 195 gmHeavy
Width 76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Social Turbo; Wi-Fi Share; Smart Gestures; Hide Apps; Dark Theme; Eye Care; Photo Editor; Multi-window; Bike Mode; Game Mode; Smart Panel; AI Gallery; Battery Lab; Noise Filtration; DTS Surround Sound Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, striking design - a style statement with a hint of premium and a paint job envisioned to impress - one of the best looking phones at this price
  • The front looks equally stunning with the all screen design with no notch or anything, thanks to the pop-up selfie camera (for the first time in this price bracket)
  • Fingerprint sensor is decent and there's also face unlock that works well
  • Vibrant, punchy and large 6.53" IPS LCD screen of FullHD+ resolution - the panel has no cutouts, which makes for a more immersive experience when watching movies or playing games
  • Software experience on the S5 Pro is decent, it comes with XOS 6 based on Android 10 - there are a ton of useful settings such as battery saving options, themes, smart panel, social turbo, gestures, and what not
  • Good triple camera for the price - 48MP primary lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a dedicated Low light sensor of 0.3MP
  • The daylight photos turns out pretty good with a decent amount of resolved detail, low noise, and accurate colours, the contrast is very good, as is the dynamic range
  • The low-light photos with the Infinix S5 Pro turn out great for this class, well exposed, with good colour saturation, and the detail is quite enough
  • The portrait photos are also good with proficient subject separation and convincing enough blur
  • Good battery life with the 4000 mAh cell - will easily last a day of use with medium to heavy use
  • Infinix S5 Pro is a beautiful-looking smartphone and if you're in the market for a pop-up selfie camera, nice, large display and good cameras, it makes for a decent choice
  • Catchy, elegant 'Sunrise' rear design, similar to the Realme 5i - the back panel produces a sun-ray like pattern when light hits it which looks stunning
  • Trendy, tear-drop notch front design - the bezels on the sides are impressively thin for smartphones at this price
  • The matte finished back with lines and patterns almost completely eliminates the chances of getting fingerprints or smudges - it also adds a lot of grip and gives the phone a very solid, sturdy feel
  • The 20:9 aspect ratio makes the smartphone tall and slim, so it's relatively comfortable to hold and use
  • Face recognition is quick to unlock the smartphone in different lighting conditions
  • Large, 6.5 inch IPS display with HD+ resolution - the colors are vibrant with a decent amount of sharpness
  • Sunlight legibility is also good - the display gets bright enough for comfortable outdoor use
  • The Realme C3 comes with Realme UI based on Android 10 which is much more streamlined and clean compared to previous realme phones - it still packs a lot of useful features like Dark mode, Focus mode, Game Space and Personal Information Protection
  • Excellent performance for the price - the MediaTek Helio G70 throws the competition out of the park and scores even higher at benchmarks than the much pricier Galaxy A51 and the Oppo F15 - there's no noticeable lag in regular use and PUBG Mobile on the Realme C3 defaulted to High presets and ran fairly smooth
  • Decent dual camera setup for the price - a 12MP primary shooter + a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the Realme C3 is quick to lock focus and does a fair job of metering light, photos look good and the quality is better than what some of the other smartphones at this price point can produce
  • There's also a decent Macro mode which lets you get very close to the subject (focusing at close distance could be an issue though)
  • Decent portrait mode, with good edge detection (though, the quality could have been better)
  • Decent video recording quality, with a option to shoot slow motion videos
  • Impressive battery life with a big 5000 mAh battery - it lasts for two full days on a single charge with moderate usage
  • The Realme C3 is an easy smartphone to recommend and a solid update to the Realme C2 - it packs a powerful SoC, battery life is excellent, offers a large screen for media consumption and camera performance is acceptable for the price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly broader and hence makes one-hand use a bit tiresome
  • The display isn't that bright and could be a problem for outdoor use
  • The interface is heavily skinned and full of bloatware that sends spammy notifications
  • Average performance with the old MediaTek Helio P35 - the phone lags when you do a lot of multitasking like opening multiple Chrome windows, switching in between them and the games smoothly is a no go
  • The 16MP selfie camera is just average - the detail is poor, there is noticeable red tinge and the dynamic range is rather low - the selfie portrait also doesn't work well
  • Video quality is also average, it lacks any stabilisation and the quality is just okay
  • No Fast Charging
  • However, if you consider the performance, it feels like an underdog when compared to the likes of Realme 5, Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 8
  • A bit heavy, at 195g
  • There is no Widevine L1 certification which means that you cannot enjoy HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • There's still some bloatware that comes pre-installed
  • Low light photos are average, as expected, they lack detail and aren't very sharp
  • Selfies are average too with inaccurate colour tone and low sharpness and details
  • Still offers the old MicroUSB, while the competition has started offering USB Type-C in the budget segment
  • Charging is on the slower side with the 10W charger - it takes over 3 hours to charge the smartphone completely
Expert Reviews
  1. No other maker can offer you a notch-less screen that cheap and this may tip the scales towards the Infinix S5 Pro no matter what
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The notch-less full-HD+ display and pop-up selfie camera are impressive for a phone in this price bracket
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The new Infinix smartphone offers quite a bit of value for money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Budget device hidden inside a flagship design
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Infinix S5 Pro is a beautiful-looking smartphone that will attract a lot of users... but the performance isn't that good
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you want a fancy pop-up camera, go for the Infinix S5 Pro
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. in.mashable.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Realme C3 is an easy smartphone to recommend
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A budget smartphone with good performance and great gaming experience, realme C3 won’t disappoint you and is definitely recommended
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Considering the price, Realme C3 is one of the best phones in the market that you can spend your money on
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Realme C3 is a good budget smartphone that you will love
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Good performance, average camera
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Good option for those looking for a performer... but cameras could have been better
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Realme C3 is definitely a great phone for the price
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Realme C3 is a well-rounded smartphone that punches above its weight in gaming performance
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A big thumbs-up to Realme C3 and highly advise you to consider buying the phone in this budget
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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