Ever since the release of the Realme C1, the lower end of the smartphone market has been set ablaze by the OPPO sub-brand. Today we’re pitting it against two other budget phones: the Samsung Galaxy J4+ and the Huawei Y6, to see which one is the best deal.
Design & Construction
The C1 definitely stands out in terms of design, rocking a notch that’s more common nowadays with midrange and high-end phones. All three are roughly around the same size, weight, and seem to be housed in plastic exteriors and glass front panels. The C1 is currently available in Black and Blue, while the Galaxy J4+ has a wider selection with its Black, Gold, Pink, and Blue variants. The Y6, much like the C1 is available in Black, Gold, and Blue color options.
Hands down, the C1 wins this round because of its notch if we’re just going to base it on size. It has a 6.2” LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 271ppi pixel density and a screen resolution of 720×1520 px. Yet if we are to base it on clarity, the Y6 has the highest pixel density in this line-up at 282ppi. The Y6’s 5.7” display also has a resolution of 720x1440px. As for the J4+, its 6” display sits right in the middle with a pixel density of 274ppi and a screen resolution of 720x1480px.
Once again, the C1 dominates the battle due to its dual rear camera consisting of a 13MP and a 2MP depth sensor lens. At the front is a 5MP camera you can take selfies with. Both the J4+ and the Y6 have a 13MP rear camera that can also shoot videos in 1080p and a decent 5MP front camera.
Both the J4+ and Y6 share the same chipset: a Snapdragon 425 accompanied by an Adreno 308 GPU. The C1 outshines them with its Snapdragon 450 processor and Adreno 506 GPU which can definitely fare better in terms of graphics and overall processing power. Though in terms of memory, the J4+ has a slight advantage being available in two storage variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage, and 2GB/3GB RAM + 32GB Storage.
The C1 also offers an large 4,230mAh battery which can definitely last longer compared to the J4+’s and Y6’s 3,300mAh and 3,000mAh batteries.
|Realme C1||Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus||Huawei Y6|
|OS||Android 8.1||Android 8.1||Android 8.0|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 450||Snapdragon 425||Snapdragon 425|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 308||Adreno 308|
|Memory and Storage||2GB RAM with 16GB Storage||2GB RAM with 16GB Storage, 2GB/3GB RAM with 32GB Storage||2GB RAM with 16GB Storage|
|Display||6.2 inches, 720x1520 px, 271ppi||6.0 inches, 720x1480 px, 274ppi||5.7 inches, 720x1440 px, 282ppi|
|Rear Camera||13MP, 2MP depth sensor||13MP||13MP|
|Connectivity||GSM, HSPA, LTE||GSM, HSPA, LTE||GSM, HSPA, LTE|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass||Accelerometer, proximity||Accelerometer, proximity|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh|
|Colors||Black, Blue||Black, Gold, Pink, Blue||Black, Gold, Blue|
It’s clear that the Realme C1 won this three-way showdown. Boasting amazing specs and impressive features even for an entry-level phone, the C1 is definitely a steal for its price of Php 5,990. The Samsung Galaxy J4+ and Huawei Y6 retail for a suggested price of Php 6,990 and Php 5,990 respectively.