Realme C2 Hands-on and First Impressions

Realme C2 impressions
Realme C2 impressions

Today Realme announced a new budget phone Realme C2, the successor of Realme C1 at an event in New Delhi. I was at the launch event and spent some time to check the phone. Based on my short experience, here are initial impressions to share.

Realme C2 will be available in two color options including Diamond Blue and Diamond Black. The phone has glossy plastic back with a unique diamond-cut pattern. The back doesn’t attract dust or fingerprints. The back panel has horizontally-aligned dual-camera along with realme branding at the bottom-left side.

It has a power button on the right side while the triple card slot along with volume rockers have been placed on the left. The base side has micro-USB port, loudspeaker grille, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The phone has subtle curves at sides that make it easy to hold. It has a plastic body and feels really light.

Realme C2 is the most affordable smartphone offering dewdrop notch display. It has a 6.1-inch screen with HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display quality looks quite good for its price and it offers good viewing angles.

The phone runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on the Android 9 Pie out of the box. Even if Realme makes fun of Xiaomi for having ads in UI, Realme should also look at the amount of bloatware it ships with the phone.

Realme C2 packs 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz. You get 2GB and 3GB RAM options, so choose as per your budget. Hello P22 is a good chipset for budget phones, so the phone’s performance will be satisfactory.

Also see: Realme Phones Price List

Realme C2 comes in two variants. The base variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage costs Rs. 5999 and 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 7999. Storage is also expandable up to 256 GB and it has a dedicated microSD card slot for that.

The phone also brings a dual camera set up in the budget segment. It has 13-megapixel f/2.2 + 5-megapixel cameras on the back along with 5 megapixels front camera for selfies. I captured a few shots to test the camera and it was pretty good. Both rear and front cameras perform well. But I am still not in the condition to give a verdict about the camera performance.

The phone packs 4000 mAh battery that is large enough to give you longer battery life on this budget phone. I guess this phone should easily last for a day on a single charge.

Realme C2 is undoubtedly one of the best phones under Rs. 7000. The phone comes with an attractive design, decent specifications, and good cameras. The aggressive pricing will help the company to compete against rivals.

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