Realme C15 hands-on full review

Realme C15 hands-on full review

Introduction

Realme’s “C” series majorly tires to bring the best-value, lowest-cost proposition to its users. A process generally requiring a lot of research and small variations and alterations in specs sheets across similar, yet slightly different models. So, it an attempt to entice buyers with ongoing improvements in yields and cost optimizations in various other ways.

The Realme C15 is a good description of this process. It is a device very similar to the Realme C3, and nearly identical to the Realme C11, which lunched about a month ago. And even more so the C12, which came out a couple of weeks after it.

Realme C15

Body: 164.5×75.9×9.8mm, 209g; plastic body and frame; Colors: Marine Blue, Seagull Silver.

Display: 6.50″ IPS LCD, 720x1600px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 270ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass.

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm): Octa-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53; PowerVR GE8320.

Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM; eMMC 5.1; microSDXC (dedicated slot).

OS/Software: Android 10, realme UI 1.0.

Rear camera: Wide (main): 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.3, 119-degree (ultrawide); 2 MP B/W, f/2.4; 2 MP, f/2.4; LED flash, HDR, panorama.
Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide); HDR, panorama.

Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.

Battery: 6000mAh; Fast charging 18W.

Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass; FM radio.

Most of these devices are really meant to target the Indian market. Realme’s current strategy on that end is to have a separate product proposition in all budget price segments from as few as 500INR apart. It’s a good thing this isn’t the case with the new Realme C11, C12, and C15.

Price and availability

As pricing currently stands, in India, you should be able to get the C11, C12, and C15 starting at INR7,499 (2GB/32GB), INR8,999 (3GB/32GB) and INR9,999 (3GB/32GB), respectively.

Realme C15 hands-on full review

For the C15, Realme has also thrown-in an 8MP ultrawide camera on the back and swapped the selfie snapper with a higher-res 8MP unit. Furthermore, it has 18W charging – up from 10W in the C12 a significant upgrade.

Unboxing

The retail boxing for the Realme C15 is spartan, as expected, to keep costs down. There’s a sim eject tool, USB cable, and a 18W(9V@2A) Quick Charge-capable charger so you can charge at the maximum supported speed.

You don’t find a case or anything of the sort either. However, if used with care, the textured plastic back of the Realme C15 can withstand falls and hits.

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