realme has been non-stop when it comes to introducing new devices for the entire smartphone market segment. The most recent flagship X3 SuperZoom has just been launched, you also have the midrange realme 6 and 6 Pro, and the affordable realme 6i with USB-C.
Although concentrating on the essential aspects of a device, realme has already released a phone in where productivity can be maximized to its full extent and making sure that it won’t burn your pockets. The realme C3 offers impressive camera, capabilities, and consumption at a very reasonable cost. So for this article, we focus on the 3Cs of the C3 that still make it worth buying.
realme C3 – Cameras
Professionals, enthusiasts, or even regular camera users can enjoy the high-quality feature of this device. This phone has three built-in rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture, a feature that can work really well even when it’s dark. Using the Chroma Boost setting, texture, contrasts, and the richness of each photograph can be highlighted with just a single tap. The 2x zoom feature of the camera still offers clarity and sharpness for the image, so as with the 4cm super macro shots. Panorama photos also work well for wide landscape images without compromising quality. Video resolution could be up to 1080p recording at 30fps with Slo-Mo video and time-lapse features.
Quick tip for a better camera experience — Sharpness of images is best up to its 2x zoom, Chroma Boost works best with good lighting, while other features of the camera may need a stabilizer or tripod. Also, to enjoy and maximize the camera features, expand the memory capacity by using an external memory card.
realme C3 – Capabilities
For this phone, the company promises a better gaming experience. This phone has a Helio G7 octa-core 12nm processor with 3GB RAM that could run the latest and in-demand games such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile, and the likes. Its wide and large 6.5-inch screen displays in high definition which makes gaming more engaging. The gaming performance of this phone is also surprising, issues on lag and bugs are minimal, and does not generally affect the performance of the phone. Its Do Not Disturb feature while gaming is also a big plus so gaming won’t be interrupted even when there is an incoming call.
Quick tip for a better gaming experience — Efficiency of battery life during games may be maximized when in Medium Graphics.
realme C3 – Consumption
The realme C3 has a 5000mAh battery, a battery capacity that can last for up to 2 days with minimal use and up to 30 days when the phone is on standby. With its immense battery life, full charging could take hours, depending on how low the battery is when the charging starts. An hour of non-stop gaming could consume 12-14% battery in High settings and up to 6% battery when in Medium settings. Media apps that play music and videos consume 5-9% when used for one to two hours straight (this is based on one movie run in full volume and average brightness).
Tip to maximize charging — For faster charging, switch to Battery Saver mode or Airplane mode
Overall, the realme C3 is an impressive entry-level smartphone that offers quality features to maximize the productivity of each user. Its affordable pricing of PhP 5,990 does not compromise the value of its specifications but it rather gives us more than what we paid for.
Realme C3 specs:
6.5-inch HD+ display, 1600 x720 resolution
MediaTek Helio G70 2GHz octa-core CPU
Mali G52 GPU
32GB storage, expandable up to 256GB
12MP main, 2MP portrait, 2MP macro rear cameras
5MP front camera
3.5mm headphone jack
5,000mAh battery w/ 10W charging support
Android 10 with realme UI