- The MediaTek Helio G70 SoC in the Realme C3 helps deliver smooth performance
- Thanks to the MediaTek HyperEngine technology, gaming is much better too
- The Realme C3 scores over the competition with its dual cameras, AI features and a large display
Budget smartphones in today’s world no longer involve compromise. With features like tall displays, minimal bezels, multiple cameras, and even Artificial Intelligence (AI) being offered as part of the package these days, even smartphones priced below Rs 10,000 are quite capable. On this note, we have with us two such devices — the Realme C3 and the Redmi 8A, which are packed fairly similarly in terms of features and specifications. While the Redmi 8A is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 SoC, the Realme C3 goes all out in the budget segment by using a gaming SoC — the MediaTek Helio G70. Here’s a look at a few key comparison points between the two smartphones, which should help understand which of the two should you be considering.
Straight off the bat, the Realme C3 has a clear performance advantage over the Redmi 8A. The Realme C3’s G70 chipset has two Cortex-A75 high performance cores clocked at 2GHz, and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. In comparison, the Redmi 8A is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, which comes with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.95GHz, and four more A53 cores running at 1.45GHz. This makes the MediaTek-powered Realme C3 a significantly better performer in terms of pure number crunching. Furthermore, the Realme C3’s G70 chipset includes the Mali G52 GPU for handling graphics, which is a better performer than Qualcomm’s Adreno 505 GPU that comes along with the Snapdragon 439 SoC.