Realme C3 - very cheap, moderately angry

Fresh Realme C3 is truly a dream: a smartphone with a solid battery, on the latest processor, looks modern and very inexpensive. The Indian market, where the device was presented today, will receive it for a super modest 6,999 rupees - for a hundred US dollars, that is.

A certain amount of “but”, of course, is also here.

To begin with, 6999 rupees is the price of the youngestvarieties, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash. If you want a modification of 4 GB + 64 GB, you will have to spend 7999 rupees ($ 112.5). Although no, it’s somehow not very scary. By the way, the specifications also mention a variation with 2 GB of RAM, but this seems to be a typo - the advertised minimum price tag is set to the 3 GB version.

Okay, take a closer look at the chipset. The MediaTek Helio G70 is literally just introduced; Realme C3 is the first swallow carrying it on board. Accordingly, no one has experience with it, but according to the specifications, the processor looks good. Even some application for gaming power is available. For a frank budget employee, which is the Realme C3, the chipset is definitely not offensive.

The screen is 6.5 ″ with a resolution of 720 × 1600 pixels, i.e. 270 ppi. Not too much, but considering the cost it is quite bearable.

Modest cameras are perhaps excusable - 12 MP withAperture f / 1.8 PDAF-focusing and an additional 2-megapixel module for assessing the depth of the scene for an inexpensive model is quite an acceptable option. Front-line camera from the “yes and ok” category - 5 MP.

There is no NFC support or fingerprint scanner. That is a sacrifice.

USB is an ancient Micro. Again, you have to look closely, trying to get the charging plug into the port. But the battery is already 5000 mAh. True, no one promised a particularly high-speed charge.

On board Android 10 with a proprietary interface realme UI 1.0.

For the requested amount - definitely an interesting device.


2 GB + 32 GB is not a fact that exists
3 GB + 32 GB - 6999 ₹ (6210₽)
4 GB + 64 GB - 7999 ₹ (7095₽)

Key Features of OPPO Realme C3:

Screen S-IPS, 6.5 ″, 720 × 1600, 270 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass
IronMediaTek Helio G70
2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 2EEMC2
Memory: RAM 2–4 GB, ROM 32–64 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,8,38,40,41
UMTS 850, 900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 5000 mAh, 5V / 2A
Dimensions 164.4 x 75 x 8.95 mm
Weight 195 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 12 MP, f / 1.8, PDAF

- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 5 MP, f / 2.4, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OS Android 10, realme UI 1.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination
USBMicro v2.0

Tatyana Kobelskaya