realme C3 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 8,999 onwards

launchFeb, 2020

28.4

excellence score

78.9

value for money score

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Design

  • 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
  • A bit heavy, at 195g

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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Connectivity

  • Still offers the old MicroUSB, 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

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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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realme C3 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 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
Display Features
  • Night mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio G70Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G52
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight195 gmHeavy
Thickness8.9 mmMedium
Width75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • 5P lens
  • AI beauty
  • AI HDR
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
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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