realme C11 

price₹ 7,499 onwards

launchJul, 2020

26.9

excellence score

82.9

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 7 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Pleasant, refreshing design - back is textured similar to other budget realme phones, there is also a strip coming down the square-shape camera module, which adds a bit of charm to overall look
  • Front has a similar affair with a dew-drop notch and thin bezels
  • The patterned back 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
  • Face recognition is quick to unlock the smartphone in different lighting conditions
  • A bit heavy, at 196g

Display

  • 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
  • There is no Widevine L1 certification which means that you cannot enjoy HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Software

  • The Realme C11 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
  • There's still some bloatware that comes pre-installed

Performance

  • Performance of the realme C11 is strictly average - the apps begin to lag when you try browsing the internet and running apps in the background simultaneously - as far as gaming is concerned, it is capable of handling light games only such as Temple Run, Candy Crush etc

Cameras

  • Decent dual camera setup for the price - a 13MP primary shooter + a 2MP depth sensor
  • The main camera can click photos with good details in bright light - photos have a lot of details, colours have a punch, come out well even when shot against a direct light source, thanks to the HDR and chroma boost
  • The portrait shots look good, and the edge detection is decent as well
  • The 5MP front camera can shoot decent selfies - the portrait mode works for the front camera as well, bringing out a more aggressive bokeh effect than the one produced by the dedicated sensor at the back
  • Decent video recording quality, with a option to shoot slow motion videos
  • Low light photos are average, as expected, they lack detail and aren't very sharp

Connectivity

  • Uses the old MicroUSB plug, while the competition has started offering USB Type-C in the budget segment

Battery

  • Impressive battery life with a big 5000 mAh battery - it lasts for two full days on a single charge with moderate usage
  • Charging is on the slower side with the 10W charger - it takes over 3 hours to charge the smartphone completely

Verdict

  • Realme C11 is worth buying as long as your usage is basic - it has a good display that produces bright colours, cameras manage to deliver beautiful shots and the battery the can last days
  • If you're looking for a good performing phone with all other bells and whistles, there's the realme C3 as alternative

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. The C11 scores high on design and the overall aesthetics, but falls short in performance
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Decent cameras, design, and great battery life for the price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Those looking to buy a budget phone with exceptional battery life should consider the Realme C11
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Realme C11 is worth buying, as long as your needs are basic
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Realme C11 is an entry-level phone that gets the job done and also looks good while at it, though more RAM would be appreciated
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »

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realme C11 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio G35Ranked #62 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight196 gmHeavy
Thickness9.1 mmThick
Width75.9 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 5P lens
  • 2MP: Depth sensor; f/2.4 Aperture
  • AI Beauty
  • Filter Mode
  • HDR
  • Panoramic View
  • Portrait Mode
  • Time-lapse
  • Slo-mo
  • NightScape
  • Expert Mode
Secondary Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • AI Beauty
  • Filter Mode
  • HDR
  • Panoramic View
  • Portrait Mode
  • Timelapse
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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