Realme C2 Is The Best Smartphone Under Rs 6000? Checkout Our Unboxing & First Impressions
Realme recently launched two smartphones, of which one was the Realme 3 Pro, which competed long and hard with Redmi Note 7 Pro. The other phone that was launched during the same event was Realme C2, the successor of Realme C1 and is a basic range smartphone.
For the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage version, the phone is priced at Rs. 5,999. There is one more variant, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB memory, which is priced at Rs. 7,999.
Let’s go through the unboxing of the phone and see what are the first impressions the phone manages to create!
What’s in the Box?
The yellow and grey box of Realme contains the usual components, documentation, sim card tool, charger travel adapter of 10 W, a micro USB cable. As the review unit did not have a TPU case, we’re not sure if the phone’s selling units will come with one.
The camera specifications of Realme C2 are a rear 13 + 2 MP dual camera, of which the 13 MP camera has aperture F/2.2. The front camera is of 5 MP.
There are several different features in the camera of this phone, such as the portrait mode, Chroma Boost mode, etc. The camera also has Camera2API support, which infers that you can use the Google camera, out of the box.
The camera also has an additional feature which allows you to shoot videos in slow motion. There is a 480p, 80 FPS slow-motion video recording feature.
Build, Look, and Feel
The review unit was of a blue back panel, with a diamond cut design, which has a lined surface and is not sleek and smooth as other smartphones. But, there is one pro to this, the phone’s back panel does not attract fingerprints.
As per our opinion, the phone will fit nicely into average sized hands.
There is a 3.5 mm jack, microphone, micro USB, speaker grill on the bottom side, volume rocker keys, and a dedicated sim card tray on the left side, a power button on the right side of the phone.
Realme C2 has a 6.1-inch display HD+ display which comes with unspecified corning glass protection.
The phone’s display and appearance can be changed as per your will, as the phone has an inbuilt theme store too.
The bezels and the chin of the phone are pretty appropriate, and there is a water-drop notch as well.
Battery and Processor
Realme C2 is powered by the Helio P22 processor, which is difficult to find in smartphones in this price range. This chipset is a good one and has some AI capabilities as well.
The phone has a 4000 mAh battery, which will last easily for about 2 days. Realme has provided a 10 W charger too, which is quite unusual, as other phones in this range come with a 5,6 or 7 W charger.
Realme C2 has the ColorOS 6.0, however, there is a lot of bloatware on the phone in the form of pre-installed apps. The phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie, but the setting show android 7.1.1.
The SAR value of Realme C2 is, body – 0.569, and head – 1.132, which is pretty decent.
The phone does not allow the download of benchmark apps such as AnTuTu and Geekbench. On using the phone, we deduced that it functions quite smoothly. But, if 15 20 apps are kept running in the background, the phone tends to lag a little. Nothing major to complain about.
This phone is equipped with all the features including a physical gyroscope, which is good, considering the price of the phone. There is no fingerprint sensor, however, the face unlock feature is pretty fast, and secure too, as it does not open with a photo face mask.
Realme C2 does not have a notification light and FM radio, which is disappointing since almost every basic phone comes with an FM radio.
Audio and Visuals
Due to the good screen to body ratio, and water-drop notch, the video quality is great. However, the audio quality is only average, and not very exceptional.
The phone has Widevine L3 support, and hence, even if the screen is HD+, you won’t be able to watch Netflix in HD, which requires L1 Support.
For PUBG lovers, there will be frame drops in low settings, and you won’t be able to play the game in medium and high settings.