Design and display of Realme C1
The body of Reality C1 is made of plastic, due to which there is not much reason for it. The grip of the phone in the hand is strong, due to which the four corners of the phone have been kept slightly higher. But despite this, the phone does not look fat. There are no fingerprints on the frame made of Mate finish, but if you do not take precautions, then the marks on the back panel of Realme C1 like Realme 2 Pro are easy. Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on the display for screen protection, in the box you will also find a screen guard. Reality C1 has a 6.2-inch HD + display. We had no problem seeing the screen in sunlight as the display is quite bright. There are only select smartphones in this price segment that come with the Nokia design and Realme C1 is one of them.
On the right side of the phone you will find a button to increase and decrease power and on the left side. If the phone is captured correctly, the hand reaches the power and volume buttons easily. There is a SIM-tray on the side of the phone, in which two nano-SIMs and a microSD card (up to 256 GB) can be fitted. At the bottom of the phone, there will be a micro-USB port, speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack. The back panel has LED flash with two rear cameras and the company’s Realme logo at the bottom.
Realme C1 does not have a fingerprint sensor for security, but the company has provided face unlock support in it. If the light is sufficient then it works correctly. In low light, the display light helps to scan your face. Of course in low light, it runs slowly but it works. In the retail box, apart from the device, you will find a silicon cover, SIM eject tool, 5 watt adapter, screen protector and a micro-USB cable.
Realme C1 specifications and software
For speed and multitasking, the Realme C1 uses an Adreno 509 GPU with a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. Talking about the benchmark, the performance of Realme C1 was good compared to other handsets like Snapdragon 430 or MediaTek Helio A22, Redmi 6A, which come at this price. Realme C1 has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Only pre-installed apps will get 8.67 GB.
The way to transfer photos, videos, audio, documents and APKs to MicroSD card is given in the storage sub-menu. After installing Facebook, Instagram and other games in the phone, we found that even though they cannot be transferred to the card.
Before taking photos, videos from the camera, you should go to the camera settings and change the path. If you download a game like PUBG in the phone, then the phone’s storage will run out quickly. Now talk of connectivity. The phone includes Bluetooth version 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, dual 4G volts, compass, proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, USB-OTG and FM radio support. This Reality handset runs on ColorOs 5.1 Coin 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 phone’s theme.
Realme C1 performance, camera and battery life
Reality C1 has a total of 2 GB RAM, out of this 1 GB system, after 500 MB apps you have only 500 MB RAM left for multitasking. We did not face any problem while doing internet and multitasking on Google Chrome. The phone works correctly but it gets a bit hot during gaming. If you try to play PUBG even on low graphics settings, the phone starts slowing down.
Audio and video players are capable of playing most popular formats. Audio quality is not very good due to being a single speaker.
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. The edge detection is correct, but the colors in the picture are not captured correctly. In the light of day, all the things in the picture taken from Realme C1 were in sufficient quantity. 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.
Realme C1’s camera focuses in slow light in low light. A 5-megapixel selfie camera takes a good picture when sufficient amount of light is present, but the amount of Chroma Noise was higher in the photo taken at night. The phone is capable of recording video at 1080p but does not get video sharp, nor does the phone have electronic stabilization. The battery life of Reality C1 is its strength. The phone is non-removable at 4,230 mAh. In 720p video play test, the phone gives a backup of 20 hours and 23 minutes. The company has not provided fast charging support in the phone, but the 10 watt adapter gives the phone a full charge in 2.30 hours to 3 hours. But the 5 watt charger that comes with the phone charges the phone in about 4.30 hours.
At the price of Rs 6,999, Realme C1 has many features. At this price, such performance and features are difficult to find in other smartphones. Be aware 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, large display and its design is also very good. However, 2 GB of RAM limits multitasking. Overall, Realme C1 will not disappoint you at this price.