With the Realme C1’s arrival, many people have noticed its striking resemblance to the OPPO A3s. Today we’re dissecting their features to see where these two entry-level phones converge and if there any differences at all. Read on below as we wrap up our thoughts on it!
Design & Construction
The C1 is straight-up a dead ringer for the A3s, with matching dimensions at 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm, notched displays, clad in plastic exteriors, and a dual rear camera setup. Even the placement of the buttons are twinning: power button on the right, and volume control on the left. Perhaps the only noticeable differences would be the color variations that the two phones come in. The C1 is available in Black and Blue, while the A3s is available in Red and Dark Purple variants.
Even the displays are the same: both sporting an IPS LCD touchscreen with a total display area of 6.2 inches. The C1 and the A3s has an 88.8% screen-to-body ratio and a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 px with a pixel density of 271ppi. One of the few differences that the two phones have is that the C1 carries the added protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes its front panel more durable than the A3s.
This is probably the only round where we can declare a clear winner. While both their dual rear cameras consist of a 13MP main lens and a 2MP sensor, the A3s definitely scores a point because of its 8MP front camera compared to the C1’s 5MP selfie camera.
There’s not much left to say in this battle as both devices carry similar hardware. The C1 and A3s are powered by Snapdragon 450 chipsets coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. They have a 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via the microSD slot. Both phones also run on an Android 8.1 OS with a Color OS 5.1 interface.
Though they are just entry-level in specs, these two can handle gaming pretty well, given that it can only run games that don’t have high graphics requirements. With a battery capacity of 4,230mAh, you can get up to 10 hours of non-stop gaming or have it last for up to two whole days with casual use.
All in all, the final deciding factor will have to be its price. At Php 5,990, the Realme C1 still proves itself to be the better option because it offers roughly the same specs for a cheaper cost. The OPPO A3s currently retails for Php 6,990 with its new 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant now available for Php 9,990.