Compare realme mobile phones
With a focus on affordability, realme has a wide array of smartphones for everyone from the bargain hunter to those wanting a more premium experience.
Key facts about realme mobile phones
- realme is owned by BKK Electronics, so it's part of the same family that brings you Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus devices.
- While it started life as an affordable phone company targeting younger users, it now has a range of other devices such as smart wearables and headphones.
Chinese brand realme is a relatively new entrant to the Australian smartphone space, having only launched its first smartphone models in late 2019. Its focus at launch was on a small range of highly affordable handsets, but since that time it has branched out with models available at higher price points, although it doesn't really play in the "premium" phone space just yet in terms of pricing.
That means you really do need to understand what you're getting (or not getting) when you buy a realme phone. Here's what to consider:
Looking for a realme phone on a plan?
To date, all of realme's phones have been sold on an outright basis, rather than on contract, which is very much fitting given their general budget status. Some models of phone have been offered by telcos, but strictly for the prepaid market, rather than on a contract basis.
That does afford you a lot of flexibility when choosing a plan to match to a given realme phone, because once you've purchased your device, you could pair it up to a higher-cost contract plan if you wanted lots of data, or a more affordable prepaid option if you wanted true flexibility to switch plans or carriers at a moment's notice.
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realme X3 SuperZoom review
realme's latest handset has a higher price than you'd usually associate with the brand, but it's easily the best mid-range phone you can buy right now.
realme C3 review
It cuts a few budget corners, but there's a decent amount to like about realme's affordable C3 phone.
realme 6 review
realme's new flagship phone comes in at a mid-range price, and it's an impressive proposition.
Realme 5 Pro review: Mostly excellent
The realme 5 Pro sits under the flagship XT, but there's a strong argument to say that it's a much better buy.
realme XT review: Good value in the mid-range
realme's first flagship in Australia hits the sweet spot for mid-range phones with great design alongside solid camera and app performance.
Realme 5 review
The Realme 5 has a long battery life and decent performance for a low price, but it doesn't offer as much value for money as other phones in Realme’s line-up.
Realme C2 review
Realme's budget-friendly Realme C2 smartphone packs a healthy supply of modern smartphone features but won't cost you an arm and a leg.