Realme C1 2019 Review: Best Budget Phone of 2019

Realme C1 2019 Review: Best Budget Phone of 2019

Realme recently announced the 2019 edition of Realme C1, the older version was launch last year with an aim to provide a premium looking budget device with a good processor, massive battery and the notch display. Realme Received overwhelming response from India market and sold a million of units of Realme C1. So, here comes the new edition Realme C1 2019, and this article is all about Realme C1 2019 Review and initial impression.

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Am going to cover every single striking move of Realme C1. No doubt this is the best bang for bucks, and you are going to receive a real entertainment based phone with the power of performance and premium build with mirrored body sleek design. The Entertainment ka Boss is coming with Mega Display, Mega Storage, and Mega Display to provide a cutting edge device for


Realme C1 2019 is coming with creative and energetic mirror-like design, which feels like a glass body, and very premium in hands. The rear body is made of 12 layer nanoscale material. I have the Black Color variant, which is a symbol of strength. You can grab the blue color variant too.

In terms of looks, Realme C1 definitely not looks like a budget phone, because of the glass sandwich design and frame with a metallic finish, but its actually a high-quality plastic material.

While using Realme C1, I felt the grip of the phone is very supportive, and the weight is quite low as only 168 grams, with 7.8mm thickness. The overall experience is encouraging me to use it more & more.


Realme C1 has a 6.2-inch notch display, which is very famous among the Young generation. Since we are Youth based brands. Very proud to present a notch-design display, look inspiring and masterful. Display resolution is 720×1520 pixel, with 19:9 aspect ratio. The quality display makes, Realme C1 a perfect bundle of entertainment, to watch movies and online content.


Realme C1 is featuring Dual Rear camera of 13+2 MP with f/2.2 aperture. The camera performance is improved and is loving it. It is capturing elegantly detailed pictures with punchy colors. I feel the camera is capturing little-saturated images, which makes the picture more beautiful, and social media friendly. It is because of AI engine build-in the camera, while if you are looking for natural detailed images it could be a bottleneck too.

The Portrait mode is performing quite good in daylight conditions and struggles in low-lighting condition. The PDAF is working fine here, as there is not any focus issue.

In terms of Selfie camera, the Realme C1 features 5MP camera, which shows the budget-friendly nature of the device. It has 6-Level beauty mode, with AI features. Which captures beautiful selfies, considering the 5MP sensor. Kudos to Realme, it is nicely optimized. Check out camera Samples-


The Realme C1 is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core chipset, based on 14 nm technology. The CPU of 1.8 GHz Octa-core is responsible for a good performance here. Talking about the Snapdragon 450, it is a battery-efficient processor with decent performance. While the processor is totally worth for the given pricing, it can handle all the medium graphics games like clash-of-clans, Mobile Legends, and many more.

The Realme C1 comes with two different variants of 2GB RAM, and 3GB RAM with the same 32GB internal storage. It does have a dedicated micro-sd card slot too. So, you can extend the storage as per your need.

Realme C1 is running on Android 8.1 Oreo, and Color OS 5.1 Custom User interface. While, writing this review, my Realme C1 has received a new update and changelog says it is bringing New camera watermark, New Material Design icons, and Android Security Patch for January month. So, the regular updates will always try to improve this device. Thanks to Realme for great after sale services.


Now this Entertainment ka boss is also champion of batteries, it has 4230 mAh mega battery. Which can easily last long up to 1 and half day on normal usage.  Even with heavy use, the phone can last long a day easily, because of the 720P display, and Snapdragon 450 processor, the battery will perform outstanding.

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Conclusion: Should you buy Realme C1 2019?

The base variant of 2GB+32GB is coming with INR 7,499 and another 3GB+32GB variant is coming with a price tag of INR 8,499. For users, who are looking for mega display, with mega battery life the Realme C1 is a perfect device for you.

While it does not features a fingerprint sensor, but the face unlock does the work. As it is decently fast. All the features of Realme C1 are exceptionally high and stand out from the budget segment but its a budget device.

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