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Quick Review: realme C11

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Do we have a new “Budget King” in the realme c11?

Let’s find out in this review.


Realme’s C series is where you find budget-friendly smartphones. We’ve seen realme’s success with the C1, C2, and C3. But, what about the C11?

realme c11 Unboxing

With the absence of the earphones, the retail packaging of the C11 can be considered “enough” considering the price tag of the device.

realme c11 Specs

Android 10, Realme UI
6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 resolution, at 269ppi
2.3GHz MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor
IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
2GB RAM / 32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
13MP, f/2.2 main + 2MP depth sensor rear cameras, LED flash
5MP, f/2.4 front camera
Face unlock
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BDS
micro USB
5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W fast charger
Colors: Mint Green, Pepper Grey
196g

realme C11 Price and Availability

realme C11 is priced (in the Philippines) at only P4,990 (2GB + 32GB). Currently, it is only exclusive at the realme official online store in Shopee.


realme C11 Design and Build

Aesthetically, we can say that the real C11 can even pass as a high-end device. The back is made of high-quality plastic with a matt finish. There are a distinct pattern and a large line that leads to the camera module with the branding at the bottom.

The power button and volume rockers are located on the right side while the SIM card tray is on the left.

The good news starts with the SIM card tray having a dedicated microSD slot for additional storage should you demand more out of the 32G internal storage.

At the bottom is a forgivable micro USB port. We can’t demand a USB Type-C port here considering the affordability of the device.

There’s a noise-canceling mic, a 3.5mm audio jack though you have to purchase an earphone separately, and the loudspeaker to complete the team at the bottom of the device.

The next good news is that realme has pre-installed a screen protector. This is to add security to the screen because of the absence of a Gorilla Glass protection.

Display

The realme C11 sports a 6.5-inch display with only a 720p screen resolution. This display is large enough in today’s media consumption standard.

If a screen resolution is not quite important to you, the C11 will be a great find. The display is sharp and vibrant you won’t even notice the pixelation if you have an untrained eye.

Audio Playbacks are clear and crisp as well. It does not hurt your ears when the volume is maxed out.

Camera

In the midst of smartphones having quad-camera setup, the 13MP, f/2.2 main + 2MP dual camera of the realme C11 surprisingly performs well.

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Focusing is not as fast as its midrange brothers but it is not a deal-breaker for us.

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Images are not as sharp as well, but it is useful especially when it is for your Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok postings only.

Battery

The huge battery capacity on all realme smartphones has been proven already. The realme C11 has an equally-huge battery size of 5,000mAH.

It can last you a whole day of average usage. On standby, it won’t die for a few days.

The only issue you will encounter is charging it. The included charger won’t give you that fast-charging feature given that it only provides 10W power.

Overall Performance

This is a very good entry-level device. Without looking at the internals, this realme smartphone can compete with the industry’s mid-range smartphones.

Realme C11 Issues

But how can we complain if the price is only P4,990?

We just wished that at that price tag, the C11 was released with at least 4GB RAM.

ProsCons
Premium Design2GB RAM
Affordable Pricemicro USB port
Huge Battery Capacity
Huge Display
No Earphones Included

So, do we have a new “Budget King”?

I think we do. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Realme C11 Review Summary

Design & build - 100%
Display size - 98%
Battery capacity - 100%
Camera - 88%
Overall performance - 90%
Battery charger - 80%

93%

Recommended.

Did you know that ALL the review units sent out to media outlets will be donated by realme to an NGO? It will go to the youth. Good job, realme!

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