Realme C3 vs Realme 3i: The Best Smartphone Under 8000?

Realme C3 will launch in India on February 6, and will be available via Flipkart. Set to be the next big thing in the ultra-budget section, Realme C3 has some good features on-board to tackle down competition.

Realme C3 vs Realme 3i: The Best Smartphone Under 8000?

It will directly go against Realme’s another budget section bestseller, Realme 3i.

Realme 3i is a slightly toned-down version of the budget bestseller, Realme 3.

Succeeding the much successful Realme C2, the Realme C3 will come with a large 6.5-inch water drop display, dual cameras, 5,000mAh battery and new design. The company calls Realme C3 ‘Entertainment Ka Superstar’.

Let’s do a quick comparison between Realme C3 and Realme 3i to find who’s the best smartphone under 8000.


Design & Build: Realme C3 vs Realme 3i

Both Realme 3i and Realme C3 has an all-plastic body. Realme 3i comes with a diamond cut pattern body, while Realme 3 has a simple finish on the out. The colour schemes are different on both, but each is made out of polycarbonate.

The edges are well constructed, and it’s easy to hold.

In terms of looks, both do a standard job. Realme 3i has a fingerprint sensor now, and it sits perfectly on the rear side at the upper middle part of the both the smartphones.

Display: Realme C3 vs Realme 3i

Again, both the Realme smartphones feature an edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels and a thin chin. Realme C3 with a large 6.5-inch Mini-drop display and Gorilla Glass protection on top.

Realme 3i features a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with a HD+ resolution with Gorilla Glass protection.

The displays are okay, and the sunlight viewing won’t be a problem. The smartphones offer a screen to body ratio of around 90 percent.

Hardware, Storage: Realme C3 vs Realme 3i

Realme 3i comes with MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, the P70 predecessor, with up to 4GB of RAM. Both Realme C3 and Realme 3i can handle day to day tasks and mid-end games with ease.

Both Realme 3i and Realme C3 offer upto 64GB of internal storage with support for expandable memory. 

Both the devices support expandable storage via an external microSD card and a dedicated three slot for two SIMs and a MicroSD card. 

Software: Realme 3i vs Realme C3

Realme 3i currently runs on the new Color OS 6.0 based on Android Pie. Realme C3 will probably run on Realme UI based on Android 10. The new OS has some upgraded features including a number of tweaks and some awesome added features.

Cameras: Realme C3 vs Realme 3i

Again, both Realme 3i and Realme C3 sports a dual rear camera system. Realme 3i features a 13MP f/1.8 primary sensor and a second 2MP depth sensor. Realme C3 will get a 12MP dual camera setup with camera features like Chroma Boost, Slow-mo video, HDR mode and more.

Both the smartphones are capable of capturing some decent shots with ample details in good lighting and average low light performance.

The Realme 3i rear camera may have a slight edge in details, but Realme C3 also packs in the new image processing features for better overall performance irrespective of lighting conditions.

Upfront, both Realme 3i and Realme C3 will feature a 13-megapixel selfie sensor. Both the Realme smartphones can capture some decent wide-angle selfies backed by their instant editing AI features. 

Battery: Realme C3 vs Realme 3i

Realme 3i have a sizable 4,230mAh unit. Realme 3i can easily run for more than a day with continuous use. In comparison, Realme C3 will house a huge 5,000mAh battery that promises to deliver 30 days standby time and 10.6 hours of PUBG gaming, as teased by the company.

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