Realme, a Chinese based company that established its independence from Oppo recently in 2018, plans to achieve a standard of high performance phones with stylish designs yet remain within affordable price range for a younger audience. The company recently launched their latest line of smartphones in November 2018 with its entry-level range being the Realme C1 that aims to provide consumers a low-end yet remarkable device with a large display and battery capacity.
When holding the C1 in hand, it feels relatively similar to many other phones out there with its plastic body complete with an aluminium frame, and Corning Gorilla glass 3 on its front and back panel. Unlike most phones these days, the C1 actually has a headphone jack, as well as a dual sim card slot - with one being a dedicated expansion slot for storage up to 256 GB . Sadly, it lacks a fingerprint sensor and its octa-core processor of 1.8 Ghz is considered quite low when compared to mid-tier or flagship-tier phones, but is enough to perform the most basic of tasks.
This device only has 2 GB of RAM, which produces noticeable slow downs when transitioning between apps and games, but nonetheless, it performs well when not multitasking. The large 6.2 inch display with a resolution of 1520 by 720 px is just nice, providing users with decent viewing angles and a basic speaker which sounds okay at medium volume but below average at it's peak.
The camera features a dual 13 MP and 2 MP cameras at the back which captures decent photos, but with high amounts of noise if shot in darker areas. The 5 MP sensor front camera is much left to be desired, but the photos are still usable for personal usage. The C1 is only able to record up to 1080p videos of average quality at only 30 fps only.
The Realme C1 has an advantage with its huge battery life of 4230 mAh that overtakes practically a large percentage of android phones in the market. Having only a Micro USB 2.0 charging port, it unfortunately does not support fast charging.
The price of the Realme C1 is only MYR 449, making it one of the most cost effective phone out right now in the Malaysian market. The Realme C1 is available in two colours, which are black and blue. In conclusion, the Realme C1 is meant for someone who wants a smartphone with an overall basic functionality in features, large display, a battery life that can last up to 2 days with minimal usage and of course, a very affordable price for its low range specifications.
The Realme C1 will be sold exclusively on Lazada Malaysia from 22nd November to 22nd December. Consumers will be able to own the Realme C1 with a special offer of MYR 399 from Lazada Malaysia during this period. So mark it on your calendars.