Realme C2: new "national" smartphone?

Realme C2: new "national" smartphone?


The appearance of Realme C2 looks pretty eye-catching compared to its price range because the details of the minimal dewdrop in the front combine the slender screen border even though it's still thick.

The plastic back of the machine gives the hand holding feeling with the curved border combined interesting diamond pattern – details that inherit from the Realme elder 2. Except the camera cluster emerges in the upper left corner of the section The rest of the back is quite seamless because Realme C2 does not have a fingerprint sensor, so opening the lock must be based on face recognition via the front camera or familiar models and PINs.

Combined with a 6.1-inch screen size, the overall size of Realme C2 is still quite compact – approximately the Realme C1 "rabbit ears" – for single-handed operation, easy to grip with the grip design of the device.

The machining quality of the machine is quite good in the price range and the frame feels sturdy. A little regret when the screen is still slightly raised compared to the side of the machine, so it feels like holding and clawing still slightly.

Realme C2 continues to stick with the microUSB port and still maintains the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom edge. The device supports 2 nanoSIM with microSD slot to expand the memory.


Realme C2 is equipped with a 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen with 19.5: 9 aspect ratio with HD + resolution quite modest – but suitable for price range – and protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

The screen has a pixel density of 282ppi so the display details will be pitted if observed at a close distance. But the machine still has a wide screen advantage for entertainment needs.

Colors are expressed in neutral with a wide range of colors with optimal brightness for indoor displays. Realme C2's outdoor visibility is not good because of its low brightness and viewing angle, particularly difficult to observe directly in the sun. Through the selfie camera, Realme C2 supports face unlock recognition and this feature works well, quickly in full light to medium lighting conditions, and has little trouble with low light.

The device is equipped with a P22 (12nm) Helio chip with a maximum clock speed of 2.0GHz that appeared on Xiaomi Redmi 6 and is slightly less than the Snapdragon 450 (14nm) on Realme C1.

Realme C2 will have two memory versions with significantly different prices: VND 2.99 million for 2GB RAM and 16GB for memory and VND 3.69 million for 3GB RAM & 32GB memory.

The performance test synthesized with AnTuTu, the device reached about 76,000 points, the result is quite similar to the 74,000 points of Realme C1. Actual use, the machine responds well to everyday tasks such as listening to calls, texting, surfing the web, Facebook … and playing basic games like Temple Run, Subway Surfers … Sometimes when opening applications or dragging The notification has a little jerky, shaking.

Trying to plow PUBG Mobile within 30 minutes on the machine shows that Realme C2 can handle quite smoothly in low graphics settings during play even though there are times when the number of frames per second is markedly reduced. Realme C2 hits the shelves with the new Android 9.0 Pie ColorOS 6 with many built-in applications.

The dual-camera camera cluster is still 12MP (f / 2.2) and 2MP supports the deletion of fonts with the main camera now supporting quick focus on PDAF. Built-in Chroma Boost camera – optimizes saturation and contrast picture – helps create clear, low-noise images with rich colors.

The ability to take portrait of the camera is quite stable with the subject separate from the background with the edge of the subject being skillfully handled, less prone except for difficult details such as hair …

In general, photos taken bright enough from Realme C2 are suitable for sharing on social networks, especially HDR mode will bring photos with outstanding dynamic range range. The selfie C2 camera of Realme C2 is still 5MP like C1 and also has the ability to beautify AI with smooth, white modes … with detailed image quality and good color. Realme C2 also supports Full HD movie recording of 30 frames per second and includes a slow-motion mode of 80 frames per second in 480p resolution.

Realme C2's speakerphone is not too noisy with the average sound quality and the position at the bottom, so users should be careful not to block the speaker slot when holding the horizontal player to play games or watch movies.

The device's 4.000mAh battery is still large but is a slight decrease from the 4.230mAh of the predecessor Realme C1. However, the device still ensures to meet the average demand for up to 2 days or can play games continuously for 8 hours – 10 hours. Does not support fast charging so the machine takes 2-2.5 hours to fully charge the battery with the charger 5V-2A bulbs attached.


Realme has refreshed C2 with a minimalist water drop screen that combines fancy diamond motifs at the back. Although there are adjustments on processor chips or battery capacity, in general, the device still meets the demand for universal use with impressive battery life. The lack of fingerprint sensor will become the real point of Realme C2 when comparing with competitors of the same price range as Redmi 7, Nokia 3.2 …


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