Realme has been consistent in launching one innovative entry-level smartphone after another. This year is no different, as the brand launches not just the Realme 3 Pro but the Realme C2 as well—the latest upgrade to the Realme C1. While it’s common to choose the unit with the most updated specs, it wouldn’t hurt to consider its predecessor in terms of overall performance. To help you decide which one to choose, here’s the difference between Realme C2 and Realme C1:
Design & Construction
The Realme C1’s 6.2-inch screen size is larger than the C2, which comes in at 6.1-inch with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. However, the latter sports a smaller notch making it a screen-immersive mobile. Both units feature Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection. As for external appeal, the Realme C1 comes in polycarbonate Black and Blue color, while Realme C2 glimmers in Diamond Blue and Diamond Black.
Display & Multimedia
For display prowess, the Realme C2 leads with 89.35% screen-to-body ratio and 282 pixel density. This device boasts a water-drop notch on its 6.1-inch 720 x 1560 IPS LCD screen. On the other hand, the Realme C1’s 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen sports 271ppi pixel density, which isn’t bad either. The C1’s 88.8% screen-to-body ratio can keep up with various multimedia use in a day. Both units support email, music, video, and document reader apps.
Software, Chipset, & Storage
The Realme C2 runs on Android 9 Pie and comes powered by MediaTek P22 SoC with GE8320 GPU, while the C1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, and Adreno 506 GPU out of the box. These entry-level specs are able to deliver hours of multimedia play like PUBG Mobile. In terms of storage, both offers expandable internal storage via microSD card slots. The C2 is available in 2GBRAM +16GB variant and 3GB RAM+32GB model. The C1 comes in 2GB+16GB, 2GB+32GB, and 3GB+32GB configurations.
Both units sport a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. The only difference is that the C1 has the front camera in the notch. Both are able to record 1080p at 30fps in Full HD. In addition, the C2 has the incremental upgrade when it comes to slow motion video recording. The usual camera features include Maximum Zoom, AI Beautification, Bokeh Mode, Continuous Shooting, HDR, Panorama, Scene Mode, Touch Focus, and Face Detection.
For all-day power, the C1 maxes it out with its 4230mAh battery life, while the C2 isn’t far behind with its 4000mAh capacity. As for each of the unit’s pricing and availability, the Realme C2 retails for P4,462 (2GB+16GB) and P5,950 (3GB+32GB). The Realme C1 is on sale via the following variants: P5,205 (2GB+16GB), P5,577 (2GB+32 GB), and P6,321 (3GB+32GB).
It’s a close fight to say the least, and if you were to ask if an upgrade is necessary, it wouldn’t hurt to splurge a bit for an extra Realme tech mile.
|Realme C1||Realme C2|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo); ColorOS 5.2||Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6 Lite|
|Processor||Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22; Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 506||PowerVR GE8320|
|Memory||2GB / 3GB||3GB / 2GB|
|Storage||32GB||32GB / 16GB|
|Display||6.2-inch 720 x 1520 IPS LCD screen||6.1-inch 720 x 1560 IPS LCD screen|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP||13MP + 2MP|
|Dimensions||6.15 x 2.98 x 0.32 in||6.07 x 2.90 x 0.33 in|
|Weight||168 g||166 g|
|Colors||Black, Blue||Diamond Black, Diamond Blue|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|