With Realme 2 Pro, the company also launched the Realme C1 smartphone that not only comes with impressive specifications but also carries an impressive price tag. Here is the review of Realme C1, it really is the best budget friendly smartphone for the price of just Rs. 6,999.

The Realme C1 comes with triple SIM slots and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor, good part is it does support dual VoLTE – check video review to see it in action. The C1 weighs about 168 grams and is 8.2mm thick.

It is running ColorOS 5.1 out of the box based on Android 8.1. There is 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, plus micro SD card of up to 256GB is supported. Realme C1 does not come with finger print sensor but there is face unlock that does a really good job, very fast, almost instant.

Screen is 6.2 inches with 1520 x 720 pixels resolution (HD+), 19:9 aspect ratio, and yes display with notch and 2.5D curved glass. When it comes to sensor you also get gyro and magnetic sensors, along with other common sensors. There is built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.


The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset is well know, powerful and efficient. For general use the handset gives a good performance, but when it comes to gaming you will need to reduce the graphics quality.

Antutu score I got was – 73656

I even tested the Pubg game. Pubg game play was good enough, not really that smooth but playable. I guess the 2GB RAM does effect the performance on some app, specially the high end games, 3GB would have improved the performance, but for Rs. 6,999 can’t really complain.

Camera Performance

On the rear there are dual cameras 13MP + 2MP and front camera is 5MP. Rear camera aperture is f/2.2 + f/2.4 and front camera aperture is f/2.2. You can shoot portrait mode using both front and rear camera. Do check the camera samples.

This handset can shoot FHD videos, there is no slow mo option but you can shoot time-lapse videos. Camera quality is above average. Day light bokeh shots / long shots are great but low light shots are not that impressive.

Realme C1 Camera Samples

Battery performance

Another impressive thing on the C1 is the 4230 mAh battery. They have given 5V/1A charger that took me about 4 hours 20 minutes for a full charge. But on a full charge you will get up to 2 days of battery life with mixed usage.


I don’t think for this price you will get such features in a smartphone. There are minor issues (check video review) but for Rs. 6,999 this is no doubt the best budget friendly smartphone.

You can buy the Realme C1 from Flipkart on 11th October at 12PM here is link – http://fkrt.it/zWPuZnuuuN

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in