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Realme C2 Specs And Price Philippines: Why It’s A Good Pick For You

Realme has long been competing against Xiaomi in the budget and mid-range segment. It is known for offerings attractive smartphones with great hardware specifications at affordable pricing. The company usually launches lots of smartphone models every year at the price between Php 3,000 and Php 15,000. In this review, I will be talking about Realme C2 specs and price Philippines to help you have a good understanding of this phone. 

Realme C2 price Philippines starts at PHP 5,490

With a starting price of Php 4,990, the Realme C2 is currently one of the most affordable smartphones from the brand. It features a water-drop display, Helio P22 SoC, Android 9 Pie, and a 4,000 mAh battery, among others. You can check out other smartphones review before making the final decision available on our Mobile category.

Realme C2 Specs And Price Philippines

Below are the Realme C2 price Philippines of the two variants:

  • 2GB + 16GB: PHP 5,490
  • 3GB + 32GB: PHP 6,490

Realme C2: Design & Display

Let’s start with the design aspect. Realme is pretty good at delivering good design on their design, regardless of their price. The Realme C2 is no exception. Instead of a glossy back like the C1, Realme goes for a matt-like finish on the back of the C2 along with a diamond-cut design. I actually prefer having a textured matt back panel because it isn’t prone to scratches or smudges. 

Pretty eye-catching for a budget smartphone

Sadly, the handset doesn’t have a fingerprint reader, so you have to use the Face Unlock feature or go back to the conventional PIN/pattern method to lock your phone.

The build quality of the phone is sturdy and its frame feels very solid. On the right side, there is only a power button, while the left side is where the volume buttons and SIM card tray are placed. I have to issue with these buttons as they are quite easy to reach. At the bottom edge, you will find a headphone jack, a speaker grille, and a micro-USB port.

The handset sadly only supports HD+ resolution

On the front, the Realme C2 is wrapped by a 6.1” IPS LCD panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a HD+ (1,560 x 720p) resolution. It is good that the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. However, the colors on this display are quite dull and the Auto-Brightness feature is hit and miss as it fails to get the correct brightness for me.

In direct sunlight, it seems like the smartphone doesn’t respond well, especially when you are viewing darker colors on the display. It means this phone isn’t for someone that is really into watching movies, videos, or playing games.

Realme C2: Performance

The C2 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, which can hardly be considered as an upgrade over the Snapdragon 450 on the C1. Therefore, it is best to use this device for day-to-day tasks. During my time with this phone, I didn’t notice any issues when scrolling through the menu or launching an app. However, I did see a hint of lag when I pulled the notification shade down. And the version I was using has 3GB of RAM, so getting the 2GB RAM version is not recommended unless you can’t stretch your budget.

The Realme C2 PUBG Mobile is pretty bad and inconsistent.

I could still multitask on this smartphone, but I sometimes had to wait a while for heavier apps to load. As mentioned, there is no fingerprint reader on this phone, so you have to rely on the Face Unlock feature. It is fast to unlock the phone, but it isn’t as good as a fingerprint reader. In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might need to wear a mask all the time, so Face Unlock could be pretty inconvenient.

Moving to the Helio P22 performance, you can have a good look through its benchmark results. On Geekbench, its single-core and multi-core results are 822 and 3,326 points, respectively. Meanwhile, it scored 77,595 points in AnTuTu. In comparison, the Redmi 7, which is in the same price range, scored 1,247 and 4,333 points in Geekbench as well as 103,574 points in AnTuTu. In the GPU department, it managed 11fps in Manhattan 3.1 and 25fps in GFXBench T-Rex.

With ‘Smooth’ graphics settings and ‘Medium’ frame rate, PUBG Mobile ran fine. I did see stutters during the gaming session and the gameplay wasn’t smooth. 

The handset is available in two storage options, 16GB and 32GB. It is certainly better to grab the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option. However, the difference between Realme C2 price Philippines 2021 for the two options is PHP 1,000. Therefore, you can get the 16GB storage variant and then expand the storage with a microSD card later. You should keep in mind that the 16GB option only has 2GB of RAM while the 32GB option has 3GB of RAM.

Not a fan of the Realme C2? The OPPO A12 could be another decent option for you.

Realme C2: Cameras

On the camera department, the Realme C2 carries a dual-camera setup at the back, including a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP portrait camera. The handset doesn’t support Nightscape, but it does have Chrome Boost, which can boost saturation and contrast to deliver attractive photos. Users can also record slow-mo videos at 480p 80fps.

Realme C2 only has two cameras at the back

With how affordable the Realme C2 is, you can’t expect a great photo quality. In daylight conditions, the primary camera does its job at capturing clean photos with punchy and deep colors, especially when enabling Chroma Boost. The shutter speed is pretty quick so you don’t have to hold the phone for too long. You can enable HDR to boost the dynamic range of the photos even more. Overall, the performance of the Realme C2 cameras in daylight quite satisfy me. 

With no Nightscape, low-light photos are one step away from being a disaster. The photos are still not horrible, but you can easily see that they lack detail and are quite noisy. 

Realme C2: Battery

With an HD+ display and a less-powerful chipset, the Realme C2 has a good battery life if you don’t run heavy apps or games. With regular apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Slack, and YouTube, I usually had 15 percent of battery left. One huge downside is the lack of fast charging support. Therefore, it would be a nightmare waiting for the phone to get fully charged.

Realme C2 battery life

Realme C2 Specs And Price Philippines: Verdict

At a starting price of Php 5,490, the Realme C2 offers decent performance, good battery life, and attractive design. However, in return, it also has some flaws, such as the lack of fast charging, fingerprint sensor, and dedicated night mode. Do you think that Realme C2 price and specs Philippines is reasonable for its Php 5,490 price tag?

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