Updated on 2018-09-30 by Shivam Setia
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Oppo Realme C1 has been launched alongside the Realme 2 Pro just after a month of the launch of Realme 2. Realme C1 is basically a downgraded version of Realme 2 and comes at a very attractive price point of below 7k. C1 has a polycarbonate design and Realme has replaced the diamond cut design with a plain back with a glossy finish that looks good. Let us check the review and specifications of the latest sensation as a budget smartphone, the Realme C1.
Apart from a glossy finish, Realme has introduced a Notch display design in this price segment and this is the first by any company. Given the notch design, the phone has a big screen of 6.2 inches which has an HD Plus resolution. The phone looks decent and superb for an under 7k device. Redmi had recently launched the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A but none of them features a notch and Realme C1 has better design compared to them.
Coming to the processor, Realme has introduced a decently powerful Snapdragon 450 with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. On the AnTuTu benchmark, the Realme C1 scores around 57000 which is ahead when compared to the Redmi 6A and Honor 7S at the same price point. The AnTutu score is also maximum seen yet in under 7000 smartphones. Here you can easily do all the daily tasks smoothly, you can even play heavy games at low graphics settings but you would face frame drops, lag or hang problem at higher graphics setting or heavy multitasking. Because of the low internal storage, Realme C1 comes with 256 GB of dedicated SD card along with dual sim operation.
On the camera, we have a dual sensor at the back with a 13MP f/2.2 primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. The camera shots are decently fine and we could not expect anything better here. The picture had good colour contrast and sharpness but we see noise in the photos in the low lighting conditions. On the front, the camera has been little downgraded from the Realme 2 from 8 MP to 5 MP sensor now. Here the images are good and well balanced but the portrait shots somewhat face the heat with not so proper edge detection. But overall, considering it only costs 6999, we will like to restrict complaining or raising our expectations from the best value for money smartphone.
Realme had also never compromised with the battery backup, here Realme C1 had astonished everyone with a 4230 mAh battery rating that is insane and can last for around 2 days with no charge in between. Even with some heavy usage, you should get a backup of 1.5 days easily. It has a micro USB port available for charging and does not support fast charging and you get a 10W charger inside the box. Realme C1 is way ahead in battery backup when compared to the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A which have a battery rating of 3000 mAh only.
Oppo Realme C1 runs on ColorOS 5.1 which is a custom skin based on Android Oreo 8.1 and comes with some third party apps preinstalled. The UI is same as seen on the Oppo branded smartphones and we must say it is not the best user interface and Realme has already received reviews from the community and might be working on an upgrade for the next smartphones.
Coming to the unlocking, Realme has done some cost-cutting on the fingerprint sensor for an extra hardware component as was on the Realme 1. The fingerprint sensor is missing but it supports the face unlocking feature which is super quick to unlock in a fraction of seconds. There is no IP rating on this phone and hence keep it protected from water and dust.
Overall, in this Oppo Realme C1, you get a stylish looking smartphone with a notch design, a good processor and camera for the price range, a massive battery but a support for only face unlocking. Certainly, as per our review of Oppo Realme C1, we find this smartphone as was the best phone under 7000.
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Oppo Realme C1 introduces the notch display in the lower budget segment smartphones. With a decent processor and camera quality, which are best seen in this prices range, Realme C1 is easily the best smartphone under 7000. A massive battery life, a very quick face unlocking mechanism and a cool glossy finish further adds to the points. However, it lacks fingerprint sensor which might be a concern for some of the users.