Realme C1 Design and Display
The body of Reality C1 is made of plastic, due to which the reason for this is not much. Due to the strong grip of the phone in the hand, the thickness of the four sides of the phone has been kept a little more. But despite this, the phone does not look fat in appearance. There are no fingerprints on the frame made of matte finish, but if you do not take care, then like Realme 2 Pro, marks are easily found on the back panel of Realme C1. Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on the display for screen protection, you will also get a screen guard in the box. Reality C1 has a 6.2 inch HD + display. We did not have any problem viewing the screen in sunlight as the display is quite bright. There are only select smartphones in this price segment that come with the notch design and Realme C1 is one of them.
On the right side of the phone you will find the power button and on the left side you will find the button to increase and decrease the volume. The power and volume buttons are easily accessible by the hand if the phone is held correctly. On the side of the phone, there is a SIM-tray that can accommodate two nano-SIMs and a microSD card (up to 256GB). Micro-USB port, speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack will be found on the bottom of the phone. There are two rear cameras on the back panel with LED flash and the company’s Realme logo at the bottom.
For security, Realme C1 does not have a fingerprint sensor, but the company has given Face Unlock support in it. If the light is sufficient then it works properly. The display light helps in scanning your face in low light. Of course it runs slow in low light but it works. Apart from the device in the retail box, you will get a silicone cover, SIM eject tool, 5W adapter, screen protector and a micro-USB cable.
Realme C1 Specifications and Software
For speed and multitasking, Adreno 509 GPU has been used in Reality C1 with 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. Talking about benchmarks, the performance of Realme C1 was good compared to other handsets like Redmi 6A with Snapdragon 430 or MediaTek Helio A22 coming in this price. Realme C1 has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Only 8.67 GB will be available after pre-installed apps.
The way to transfer photos, videos, audios, documents and APKs to microSD card is given in the Storage sub-menu. After installing Facebook, Instagram and other games on the phone, we found that even if they want, they cannot be transferred to the card.
Before taking a photo, video from the camera, you should go to the camera setting and change the path. If you download a game like PUBG in the phone, then the phone’s storage will be exhausted quickly. Now let’s talk about connectivity. The phone includes Bluetooth version 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, dual 4G VoLTE, compass, proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, USB-OTG and FM radio support. This handset of Reality runs on ColorOS 5.1 Sync based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Realme C1 we have for review is running on the August 2018 security patch. There are many gestures and shortcuts in the custom user interface. However, there is no app or setting to change the theme of the phone.
Realme C1 performance, camera and battery life
Reality C1 has a total of 2 GB RAM, out of which 1 GB system, after 500 MB apps, you have only 500 MB RAM left for multitasking. We did not face any problem while internet and multitasking on Google Chrome. The phone works fine but it gets a bit hot during gaming. Even if trying to play PUBG on low graphics settings, the phone starts to slow down.
Audio and video players are capable of playing most of the popular formats. Being a single speaker, the audio quality is not very good.
For photography, it will get two rear cameras, one sensor is 13 megapixels and the other is 2 megapixel depth sensor. The depth sensor comes in handy when shooting in portrait mode. Edge detection is fine, but colors are not captured correctly in the picture. In the light of day, everything was in sufficient quantity in the picture taken with Reality C1. Auto-HDR is present in the phone but despite this the picture does not look good. In the camera app, you will find panorama, sticker and time lapse mode.
In low light, the camera of Realme C1 focuses slowly. The 5-megapixel selfie camera takes a good picture when there is enough light, but the amount of chroma noise was high in the picture taken at night. The phone is capable of recording video at 1080p but the videos are not sharp, nor is there electronic stabilization in the phone. The battery life of Reality C1 is its strength. To bring life to the phone, there is a non-removable 4,230 mAh. The phone backs up to 20 hours and 23 minutes in the 720p video play test. The company has not provided fast charging support in the phone, but the 10-watt adapter can fully charge the phone in 2.30 hours to 3 hours. But the 5 watt charger that comes with the phone charges the phone completely in about 4.30 hours.
Realme C1 has many features in the price of Rs 6,999. It is difficult to find such performance and features in other smartphones at this price. Keep in mind that this price is only till the Diwali season. It is possible to increase the price by Rs 1,000 or more. The battery life of Reality C1, powerful chipset in the phone, big display and its design is also very good. However, 2 GB RAM limits multitasking. Overall, at this price, the Realme C1 will not disappoint you.