Realme C1 Review Philippines
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Realme C1 Review Philippines

Realme C1 Review

Is the Realme C1 the “Entry-level King” smartphone of today? Let’s find out as we share our Realme C1 Review (Philippines).

Realme C1 Review Philippines

The Realme brand is just new and they want the spotlight focused on their first-ever device, the Realme C1, to be branded as the Entry-level King. The official price in the Philippine is P5,990, which is a steal for the most of us.

Realme C1 Review Philippines

To refresh you, the Realme C1 is powered by Snapdragon 450 coupled with a 2GB of RAM, but the selling point is on the super huge battery capacity of 4230mAh.

The cameras of this smartphone include a 3MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 on the rear and an 8MP f/2.2 on the front.

Realme C1 Specs

Display 6.2-inch IPS HD+ (1520 x 720) capacitive touchscreen display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
Chipset 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 chipset octa-core
GPU Adreno 506 GPU
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Color OS 5.2)
ROM 16G BROM, expandable via a dedicated MicroSD card up to 256GB
Cameras 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 main cameras with AF and LED flash, 1080p video recording
8MP f/2.2 front camera
Other features Dual Nano SIM, dual standby, supports LTE connectivity
Multimedia Player
FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
Bluetooth v4.2
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
MicroUSB 2.0 with OTG function
Battery 4230mAh Li-Ion, non-removable
Colors Blue and black
Dimensions 156.2mm x 75.6mm x 8.2mm
Weight 168 grams

Realme C1 Unboxing

The Realme C1 comes with the usual accessories. It has a free transparent casing but does not include a headphone. Here are what’s inside the box.

Realme C1 Retail Package

Realme C1 Display

This phone has a 6.2-inch IPS HD+ with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Media consumption on this device is no different with the midrange devices because of the aspect ratio. Is not one of the brightest display in the market even if you max out the brightness level, but it is not bad at all.

Also, while it has 18.5:9 aspect ratio, the bezel is also noticeable. You can see that the chin has a thick border. But this observation doesn’t affect the performance of the phone.

Realme C1 Software, UI & Apps

Out of the box, the C1 has Android 8.1 Oreo (Color OS 5.2), a familiar OS if you previously owned an OPPO smartphone. While the C1 has limited storage, they still managed to pre-load mobile applications such as Zalo, Kwai, Zing MP3 and more. These apps can be removed as you wish.

Realme C1 UI

The icons look flat and boring as well. Again, it does not affect the performance of the phone.

Realme C1 Performance

The Realme C1 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 coupled with a 2GB of RAM. This configuration is already enough for an “entry-level” smartphone. You can already use the phone for social media posts, video playbacks and for taking decent photos.

Realme C1 Review Philippines

Expect a slow response when you switch from one app to another, which is just normal at this configuration.

The Realme C1 does not have a fingerprint scanner, so you are left with the usual security features. But the face unlock feature performed very well. It is even more accurate compared to the last flagship device we reviewed.


Refer to the following images we took using the Realme C1.

Photos out of the Realme C1 is surprisingly beautiful.

Realme C1 Battery life

Now, the real game is on the battery. The Realme C1 is equipped with a 4,230mAH battery. On our usual usage, which is most of the time connected on our home WiFi, the device lasted for even 3 days.

Using the PC Mark battery test, we obtained this result: 18h and 3 mins.

Now, to fill up the entire 4,230 mAH battery, you need to be patient. Given the standard charger provided in the retail package, it took us four (4) hours to fully charge the Realme C1.


The Realme C1 is undoubtedly the best budget smartphone. If you are even lucky, you can score this device lower than the offered SRP. Just follow the Realme C1 official FB page, or join the “Squad” in their Realme Facebook Community.


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