“The Realme C2 is the most affordable smartphone to feature waterdrop notch and MediaTek’s Helio P22 processor”

After a lot of hype and anticipation, Realme has gone ahead and launched the Realme 3 Pro in India today. The newest smartphone comes in as a direct competitor for the Redmi Note 7 Pro (review) and packs in enough to give a solid fight to the Xiaomi phone. At the same event, Realme also introduced the entry-level Realme C2, which brings several premium features to the entry-level segment. We managed to spend some time with the latest Realme offering and here’s what we make of the Realme C2.

Let’s talk about the design first. The Realme C2 comes in a glossy plastic garb with a unique diamond-cut pattern on the back, which has become the signature design for the brand. The rear panel is home to the horizontally-aligned dual-camera array and Realme branding mentioned vertically towards the bottom-left side. On the right spine, you’ll find the power button, whereas the left side is home to the volume buttons along with the SIM tray. At the bottom, there’s a micro-USB port, loudspeaker grille and a 3.5mm audio interface. The subtle curves on the back panel make Realme C2 quite ergonomic and easy to hold.

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The highlight of the Realme C2 is that it’s the most affordable offering right now to offer a dewdrop notch-toting display. Speaking of the display, the Realme C2 comes with a 6.1-inch screen with an HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. During the little time that we spent with the phone, the screen appeared to be sufficiently bright and vivid. The bright and multi-coloured interface of the Android 9 Pie-based Color OS 6.0 also looks crisp on the screen, which is a plus.

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On the performance front, the smartphone comes with the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset ticking at its core, which is accompanied by 2GB /3GB RAM and 16GB / 32GB internal storage. The smartphone performed smoothly during our time with it, however, the experience was slightly marred by the fact that UI is full of bloatware. Moving on to the imaging department, the Realme C2 rocks 13-megapixel f/2.2 + 5-megapixel cameras on the rear, and a 5MP shooter with facial recognition on the front. The initial shots from the phone were pretty good and the camera was able to detect edges accurately in the portrait mode as well.

Powering the Realme C2 is a beefy 4,000mAh battery, which should easily last a full day of use on a single charge. Take a look at the Realme C2 from all angles in the gallery below.

The Realme C2 is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones that money can buy under Rs 7,000. The handset offers a 19.5:9 HD+ display, an attractive design, a decent processor and good cameras at just Rs 5,999. It might face slight heat from smartphones like ASUS Zenfone Max M2 (review), Samsung Galaxy M10 (review) and Samsung Galaxy A10. and the upcoming Redmi 7.

Photos by Kamal Kant