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Realme C3 unboxing, sample photos, initial hands-on review

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Realme PH continues its great start this 2020 with the upcoming launch of another budget handset — the Realme C3. Announced globally in early February, the C3 is powered by a Helio G70 processor, a midrange gaming chip from MediaTek. The phone is coming to the Philippines this March.

Their local office lent us a review unit for a quick unboxing and initial hands-on. Let’s get to it then.

Realme C3 Initial Review

As with most of their phones, the Realme C3 is packed in a yellow box with the Realme branding. It comes with a 5V 2A charger, a microUSB cable, and a SIM eject tool.

Realme C3 Initial Review

The Realme C3 fronts a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a 1600 by 720 resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It has a small dewdrop notch that houses a 5MP selfie camera. There’s also a pre-installed screen protector.

Also Read: Realme 5i review

Realme C3 Initial Review

The phone features a textured back panel, similar the Realme 5i. Our review unit is colored Blazing Red, which definitely attracts attention.

On the left side, you have the SIM tray with triple slots and the volume rockers. The power button is on the right, while at the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, microUSB port, and mono speaker.

Realme C3 Initial Review
Realme C3 Initial Review
Realme C3 Initial Review

At the back, the Realme C3 has a triple camera setup with a 12MP main, 2MP portrait, and 2MP macro. There’s a fingerprint sensor there as well.

Here are some sample photos. So far so good. The images have been resized for the web with quality set at 60.

Realme C3 Initial Review - Camera
Realme C3 Initial Review - Camera
Realme C3 Initial Review - Camera

The Realme C3 is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It also comes with a large 5000mAh battery with a 10W charger. The phone runs on Realme UI, which is based on Android 10.

Also Read: Realme X50 Pro announced; Features 5G, 90Hz display, quad cams

At this point, Realme PH has not yet revealed the price or availability details, saving those for the official launch. But if I’m to guess, it could fall somewhere in the PHP 5,490 range.

That’s it for our initial hands-on review of the Realme C3. It will officially launch in the Philippines on March 5, 2020. Stay tuned in the coming days for more details.

Realme C3 specs

  • 6.52-inch HD+ IPS Display (1600 x 720, 270 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 Processor
  • Mali-G52 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage, expandable via microSD
  • 12MP f/1.8 Main + 2MP Portrait + 2MP Macro Triple Rear Cameras, PDAF
  • 5MP f/2.4 Front Camera, AI Beauty, AI HDR
  • 4G VoLTE, Dual Nano SIM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear), Face Unlock
  • MicroUSB, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, FM Radio
  • Realme UI, Android 10
  • Colors: Frozen Blue, Blazing Red
  • 5,000mAh Battery, 10W Charger

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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