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Realme C3 Review – Camera, Gaming and Battery Performance
Realme C3 Review – Camera, Gaming and Battery Performance

Realme C3 Review – Camera, Gaming and Battery Performance

Realme Philippines did some major upgrade to its C-series model by introducing the realme C3, this time offering the latest processor, camera, display and a new design at a very budget-friendly price.

We performed an unboxing and impressions of the realme C3, you can check out on this link: https://www.megabites.com.ph/review-realme-c3-unboxing-impressions-specs-and-photos/

Design and Build Quality

It has a very unique back cover called the Sunrise Design that was inspired by the rays of the sun made of plastic material and features anti-fingerprint surface and prevents unwanted scratches. There is an ultra-fast fingerprint unlock and available in two colors Frozen Blue and Blazing Red.

Up front you’ll see a 6.5-inch Mini Drop display design with the glass made from Gorilla Glass 3 and comes with a screen protector. On top it has a clean bezel, on the left you have the volume keys plus the SIM+MicroSD slot and on the right side you have the power on/off button. Below you can find the Micro USB port, headphone jack, microphone and speakers.

Reliable Triple Camera

The realme C3 is equipped with a AI Triple Rear Camera setup which compose of a 12MP main camera, 2MP Portrait and 2MP Macro camera. While the front facing camera, a 5MP camera is ready to take those beautiful selfies with AI Beautification mode, Time Lapse, HDR and Panoramic. There is no Night Mode to take those night shots but probably and hoping thru software updates they might add one.

The rear camera was good enough to handle those everyday shots. On a sunny day, you can chance upon to shoot good-looking photos especially landscapes. A slight drop in lighting like ambient light may drop the image of your shots. Low light is not an option for this phone as you get more noise in your shots. But if you want to have a extra boost of colours or make a little image pop up you can select Chroma Boost. It’s hard as well for selfies to get a shot especially in poor lighting conditions.

One thing I love and had fun using is the 2MP Macro camera, at a distance of 2cm you can get amazing closeup shots. I tried the macro on flowers as my subject as it was fun seeing those small details zoom into your display. I advise you to be still when your going to take macro shots to avoid getting a little blur on the photo.

But again this is an entry-level smartphone at least with a triple camera setup you are ready to take those everyday moments when you need to.

Gaming Performance

Equipped with the latest processor the MediaTek Helio G70, it has an eight-core 12nm processor that clocks up to 2.0GHz paired with a ARM Mali-G52 GPU graphics, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage it’s an ideal smartphone for users who are elite mobile gamers.

We spend some hours playing PUBG, Call of Duty and Mobile Legends with the C3. The device held up surprisingly well with a smooth and stable gaming experience. So far there are no lags and graphics are decent. The 5,000mAh battery helps in for the game as you can have a long time stretch playing with it. The 6.5-inch display screen is nice and large enough for my fingers to rest on while playing. While the display panel isn’t the sharpest out there but its enough to enjoy games or entertainment.

An application called ‘Game Space’ is installed in the C3, it optimizes the gaming performance by limiting resources to other apps on your phone while you’re gaming. It also manages all you favorite games in one place making it easier to find rather than scattered around your home screen or applications.

Mobile Legends
Call of Duty

Test Benchmarks

The realme C3 operating system is based on ColorOS7 and Android 10 which we find it a very friendly user interface. We also noticed that it has some pre-installed apps like Shopee, Facebook and Google services plus notable features are Dark Mode, Split-screen, Eye Care mode, App Cloner and a cloud services app the HeyTap Cloud.

Here are some of our benchmark results with the realme C3:

Battery Usage

The realme C3 has built-in high-capacity battery having a whopping 5,000mAh that can last the day or more depending on the usage. We tried charging the phone with the remaining battery at 1%, we got a 40% increase after one hour and almost a full charge around 99% in just one and a half hours. Overall, it took us almost two and a half hours to get the battery of the realme C3 at 100%.

In our initial one-day battery test using the realme C3, we experienced how it performs well with the following activities we did such as mobile gaming, binge watching Netflix for 4 hours, YouTube, checking out Facebook/Instagram, texting and some calls. From 100% we got a remaining 40% battery at the end of the day, enough to watch some Netflix again before going to sleep.

Our Verdict

The realme is priced at PHP 5,990, this amazing entry-level smartphone gets you a nice gaming chipset via the MediaTek G70 Helio that can handle some very hardcore games. A very large reliable 5,000mAh battery that can last a day or more. A unique Sunrise design that can hold the phone easier and prevents those fingerprint or scratches. It’s really a major upgrade from the previous model as the C3 is an impressive and worth considering buying smartphone to date.

What we love:

  • Sunrise design and material of the back cover
  • Powerful processor
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Realme UI
  • Reliable Triple camera
  • Game Space application

What we want:

  • USB-Type C port and cable
  • Night mode camera feature
  • Wide-angle camera
  • More storage

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About The Author

Raymund Ravanera is an accomplished and experienced graphic designer with almost 20 years of creative expertise working in the graphic design industry. He loves the latest gadgets, food and movies. Currently, he owns and manages megabites.com.ph, an online technology and lifestyle blog since 2015.

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