Realme C1 is taking the entry level market by storm with its affordable price

Realme has introduced its budget-centric smartphone, the Realme C1 in the Philippines and is set to take the entry-level price point by storm.

Realme has once again disrupted the budget segment, which was once dominated with Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo products. Equipped with a Snapdragon 450 processor and dual rear cameras in the entry-level segment. However, does it have all the arsenal to be the next crowned King in the budget segment? Let’s find out.

Realme C1 Specifications:

  • 6.2-inch 19:9 HD+ display @ 1520 x 720 pixels, 88.8% screen-to-body ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD (dedicated4)
  • 13MP + 2MP f/2.2 aperture, PDAF dual rear cameras with LED flash and AI
  • 5MP f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixels front camera with AI
  • Dual SIM (nano)
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Face Unlock
  • Color OS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 4,230mAh battery


The Realme C1 is targeted towards the youth. For those that need to get by everyday. This is very much possible with Realme C1’s 4230mAh battey and Snapdragon 450. In addition, Realme has put in AI technology for their battery as well with the AI Power Master power saving. This comes in 2 parts:

  • App-freezing Power saver which smartly restricts apps running in the background to reduce overall power consumption and to extend battery life.
  • Quick App Freezing w which is AI powered that can put the background apps in the quick freezing folder to effectively cut off the meaningless mutual wake up between apps to save power.

The Realme C1 is also going to be available with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage with an additional 256GB extended memory.


The Realme C1 out of the box brings you a real premium glass back design. This breaks the trend of plastic and aluminum phones in the entry-level market. The device is available in Navy Blue and Mirror Black colours. The change they have introduced with the Realme C1 could very well change the market. Despite the awesome design, it tends to get a little slippery at hand, so you’d need a jelly case for you to avoid it slipping off your hands.

The RealMe C1 has a 6.2-inch large notch screen. The first in its price range. Along with an 88.88% and 19:9 screen ratio.


Real me comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera that ensures clearer and more natural bokeh shots. With the smart image editing via their AI, this provides an auto-enhance which offers professional color grading and beautification with simply one click. The Realme AI also smartly recognizes faces to establish individual portrait album. Despite not having a fingerprint scanner, it is equipped with a pretty snappy AI Facial unlock identifying human faces precisely.

We have yet to find out the real performance of the phone on our full review.

The RealMe C1 will be available via Lazada for PHP 5,490 during their Flash Sale on Decemver 05, 2018.

Post Author: Christian

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