Evaluate – realme C3: The brand new entry-level king?

Introducing realme’s newest smartphone within the entry-level vary – the realme C3. It’s the successor of the much-beloved realme C2 which bought out like hotcakes. Looking at this model new entry-level telephone, what enhancements does the realme C3 have?

I extremely suggest you watch the video evaluation as all of our benchmarks, image samples, and battery life exams are in there.


The realme C3 takes on the same design to the realme 5i which we have reviewed here. However, the traces on the realme C3 are finer and feels higher on my arms.

And feeling higher on my arms is essential as a result of realme didn’t embrace any protecting case within the field. You actually simply get the telephone, the charger, and a micro USB cable.

<em>realme</em> C3

Sure, the realme C3 comes with a micro USB port on the backside for charging. I imply, we’ve already mentioned that within the yr 2020, no smartphones should come with micro USB ports anymore.

Additionally, the realme C3 solely comes with 2.4GHz WiFi. Good for stability, however not nearly as good with regards to pace.

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One other factor I discover moderately weird is the facility and quantity buttons. The journey distance for these buttons is very brief and has a tactile click on at an immediate. For me, it seems like I’ve by accident pressed the button as an alternative. One mild contact, and it clicked.

<em>realme</em> C3


As regular for the realme C-series of smartphones, the C3 comes with a 6.5-inch 720p IPS LCD display. It additionally has a waterdrop notch on the prime, like any other realme 5 series of smartphones that we’ve reviewed previously.

<em>realme</em> C3

The colour copy is usually okay however too saturated for my private style.


As many followers of realme gadgets will know, there are two variants of the realme C3. For us Malaysian, we’ve the triple-camera model:

  • Important: 12MP f/1.8
  • Macro: 2MP
  • Depth sensor

With that mentioned, the images are considerably okay underneath broad daylight. For indoor pictures, it’s just a little missing when it comes to brightness.

<em>realme</em> C3

For evening pictures, it might’ve been higher. The realme C3 doesn’t have the signature Nightscape mode. I assume that’s how realme needs to segregate its product from each other.

To take a look in any respect the image samples, watch our evaluation video on the prime of this evaluation article.

Software program – Android 10 with realme UI 1.zero

Introducing the brand new realme UI which is made for realme gadgets solely. It’s now not utilizing OPPO’s ColorOS.

When it comes to variations, there isn’t a lot. It’s principally a facelift from OPPO’s ColorOS with some rearrangements within the settings menu

Efficiency & Gaming

Right here’s the attention-grabbing half. Let’s begin with the specs. The realme C3 comes with:

  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD with waterdrop notch
    • 1600×720 pixels in decision
  • MediaTek Helio G70 chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB inside storage (expandable through microSD)
  • 5,000mAh battery

With that out of the best way, let’s check out the benchmarks first.

<em>realme</em> C3 3DMark benchmark <em>realme</em> C3 VRMark benchmark <em>realme</em> C3 Geekbench 4 benchmark <em>realme</em> C3 Antutu 7 benchmark

From the slew of benchmarks, we are able to see that the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset within the realme C3 is best than any of the realme 5 series of smartphones (besides the realme 5 Professional).

Though the efficiency of the realme C3 is best than the realme 5, 5s, and 5i, it’s not that significantly better. Right here’s what I imply.


Let’s take PUBG Cell for example. The realme C3 can run it in HD graphics with “high” body charges, however the stuttering and lag makes it unplayable. So, I recommend you employ “smooth” graphics with “ultra” body charges as an alternative.

The identical applies to COD Cell too. I can play that sport with the bottom graphical settings.

Battery & Charger

With an enormous 5,000mAh and 720p display, the battery life have to be nice, proper? Effectively, yeah – considerably. The realme C3 can final about 15 hours in our battery life check, nevertheless it additional solidifies the inefficiency of MediaTek chipsets.

Each the realme 5 and realme 5s can final for for much longer with the identical battery capability and similar display.

<em>realme</em> C3 battery life benchmark


The realme C3 solely comes with a 10W charger. That’s typical for an entry-level smartphone. Nevertheless, meaning it’ll take a supremely very long time to cost to 100%.

From our check, the realme C3 takes round 1 hour and 40 minutes to cost to 100%.

<em>realme</em> C3 battery charging benchmark

Wrapping up the realme C3 evaluation

That is an entry-level smartphone. It’s a really usable smartphone. The MediaTek Helio G70 chipset is surprisingly highly effective barring its inefficiency points. It’s well-balanced.

Although, I feel that realme ought to simply unique the macro digital camera or change it with an ultra-wide as an alternative. By excluding the 2MP macro digital camera, the value will be pulled additional down.

For the value of RM499, it’s tough to suggest over the realme 5. The one actual benefit the realme C3 has is when it comes to efficiency – however that’s solely noticeable in benchmarks anyway. And the facility effectivity on the MediaTek Helio G70 remains to be subpar in comparison with Snapdragon.

I’d nonetheless say the realme C3 ought to be priced at RM449 as an alternative.

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