Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A10 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 Samsung Galaxy A10 might be a slightly better choice.

Samsung Galaxy A10  realme C2 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Samsung Galaxy A10 realme C2
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Excellence Score
18.0
17.1
Value for Money Score
59.1
62.5
Price ₹ 7,990 onwards ₹ 6,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2019 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 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
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features IPS LCD, Infinity-V Display 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Samsung Exynos 7884BRanked #96 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #81 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 PowerVR GE8320
RAM 2 GB 2 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 13MP 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture; PDAF, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, Depth Sensor, Slo-Mo Video
Secondary Camera 5MP 5MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 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 7.94 mmMedium 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 168 gmMedium 166 gmMedium
Width 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use 73.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4000 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
Other Features N/A Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks chic and robust for its price - the front is a modern, water-drop notch, 6.2-inch panel, and the back is glossy plastic
  • Decent, contrast-rich, 6.2-inch IPS display
  • Packs Samsung's new One UI, which is one of the more streamlined and refined Android skins out there, and includes a nice, intuitive gesture navigation system
  • Good, solid performance for the price bracket, with a Samsung Exynos 7884 at the core - you will get smooth daily performance, as well as smooth gameplay in casual to mid-end games
  • The single rear-facing 13MP camera takes decent-looking pictures, for the price bracket (though detail, sharpness levels, and dynamic range could have been better)
  • The 5MP front camera is also ok for the price (though again exposure levels and image noise could be better)
  • Decent mono speaker
  • 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 glossy back is of course also a fingerprint magnet
  • No notification LED
  • No fingerprint sensor (there is face unlock though, which works reasonably well)
  • No auto brightness sensor
  • No compass
  • Overall, the A10 is just an average phone from Samsung in what is now a pretty competitive price bracket - it misses out on key things like an auto-brightness sensor, and a compass, and so comes out as weak competition to the segment leaders from Xiaomi and Realme
  • 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. An appealing device if you're after a taste of Samsung's enjoyable user experience but middling abilities across the board, paired with competition from the likes Xiaomi and Motorola mean you should think before you buy
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Galaxy A10 offers plenty of power for the money, but Samsung has compromised in too many areas for us to recommend it
    notebookcheck.net in-depth 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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