Our Opinion

The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a slightly better phone, but the realme C2 (2GB RAM, 16GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Infinix Smart 3 Plus might be a slightly better choice.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus  realme C2 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Infinix Smart 3 Plus realme C2
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Excellence Score
22.6
21.7
Value for Money Score
73.0
76.1
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 5,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.21 inches 6.1 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch) 720x1560 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio A22Ranked #75 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #54 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE-class PowerVR GE8320
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + Low Light Sensor 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF, Auto Scene Detection, AR Stickers, Portrait Mode, HDR, AI Beauty, AI Bokeh, Night mode, Sports mode 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture; PDAF, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, Depth Sensor, Slo-Mo Video
Secondary Camera 8MP 5MP
Secondary Camera Features AI Face Beauty, Screen Flash, AI Beauty, Portrait Mode, HDR F/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB 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 7.8 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 148 gm 166 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 600 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Talktime (4G): 25 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 34 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looking, premium design, with a glossy mirror finish on the back panel
  • Lightweight
  • Fits comfortably in the hand
  • Decent, fast rear fingerprint sensor
  • Good, modern, water-drop notch, 6.21-inch display - it offers some good colour reproduction and viewing angles
  • XOS UI is pretty decent, works smoothly, and comes loaded with some interesting features
  • Decent day-to-day performance with a Helio A22 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 615) processor - light users will be happy (though power users will want to look elsewhere)
  • Triple camera setup at the rear, which is a rarity for this price segment - includes a primary camera + depth sensor + low-light sensor
  • Decent daylight performance from the rear camera set, with good detailing
  • Macro shots are pretty good too
  • Decent selfie camera too - the selfies look natural and have a decent amount of detail with punchy colours
  • For this price point, this is one of the better camera phones
  • Good battery life with a 3500mAh battery - you will comfortably get a day of use
  • Decent charging speed - the phone can be charged from 0 to 100 per cent in about 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Overall, the Infinix Smart 3 is an attractive choice for this price bracket, if you are fine with just-about-ok performance, and want to instead prioritise the camera
  • Beautiful diamond-cut pattern on the back - it's a head turner, and quite impressive for this price bracket - you will find an identical back design on the more expensive Realme 1 and Realme 2 smartphones - the only difference here is instead of the glossy plastic, the Realme C2 is offering a matte finish
  • Offers a very comfortable grip because of the textured back
  • The matte finish and textured back also don’t attract fingerprints or smudges, like many other modern glossy phones
  • The plastic body makes it feel light
  • There is no fingerprint reader, but the face unlock system is pretty good
  • Modern, tall, dew-drop notch display
  • Quite good for binge-watching videos
  • Ships with latest version of Android, Android Pie - one of the few affordable phones to do that
  • ColorOS 6 adds a ton of nifty features, and an app drawer (something that had been requested by users from a long time)
  • Decent day-to-day performance with a Helio P22 chipset (similar to Snapdragon 625) - basic use, and casual games run just fine - though of course, this is not a phone for power users
  • Pretty decent camera performance, especially for daytime use - the images have decent enough details and punchy colors
  • There is also Chroma Boost mode if you want more saturated and well-contrasted images.
  • The shutter speed is fast enough and auto-focus is snappy
  • Overall, this is one of the best camera setups in the ultra-budget category
  • Excellent battery life with a large 4000mAh battery - with light to moderate use, you will get nearly two days of battery
  • Overall, the Realme C2 is another 'very good bang for your buck' device from Realme, that can compete with similar phones from the current leader, Xiaomi - you get a beautiful design, a big display with a tiny notch, decent cameras, and an excellent 4000mAh battery - this is a very good pick for basic smartphone users, who don't need the best performance from their smartphones, but want a solid device otherwise (if you do need faster performance, you will want to look at higher price brackets)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The back panel is prone to smudges (though thankfully, the company has given a bundled protective case)
  • There is plenty of pre-installed bloatware though, a problem that plagues a lot of such custom UIs
  • Multi-tasking performance is limited though because of the limited 2GB of RAM - again, the device is only meant for light users
  • Both the rear and front cameras have significant shutter lag though, so if you don't keep a steady hand, you can sometimes end up with blurry photos
  • Low light performance of the rear camera is only average (even with the low-light sensor)
  • If you do care more about performance more, look at options from Xiaomi or Realme instead
  • Display resolution is on the low side
  • Average legibility under sunlight
  • There are a bunch of preloaded apps, including DailyHunt, UC Browser, NewsPoint, ShareChat, Amazon India, Wynk Music, Webnovel, Opera browser etc - though thankfully you can uninstall all of these apps to save some storage space
  • Indoor (low-light) shots are average though, as you would expect from this price bracket - you can use Chrome Boost for slightly better results but, the mode takes time to deliver the final output
Expert Reviews
  1. If you are willing to put up with average performance and camera is your main criteria, then the Infinix Smart 3 Plus could be a decent pick for the price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Struggles hard to play the value for money card
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Surely looks like an interesting proposition for the price
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. One of the better contenders in the entry-level budget segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. Offers good value
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Great value for money smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. An all-round experience at an entry-level price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Holds its own quite well even amongst some serious competition
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Falls short on value compared to competition from Xiaomi
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
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