Realme C2 review
Quick verdict: Realme's budget-friendly smartphone packs a healthy supply of modern smartphone features but won't cost you an arm and a leg.
- Extremely affordable
- Long battery life
- Plastic back doesn’t feel as cheap as expected
- Slow performance
- Average camera
- Struggles with brightness
720 x 1560px
13MP + 2MP
Finder rated as Good vs similar phones
- 6.1-inch display with 89.35% screen-to-body ratio
- Dual-lens 13MP + 2MP rear camera with AI optimisations
- 4,000mAh battery
Power, storage and battery
|Launch price (RRP)||$199|
The Realme C2 is the Chinese smartphone manufacturer's most budget phone, clocking in at a relatively low RRP of $199. Despite the lightweight price tag, though, it packs a surprising number of modern features including face-scanning software that uses the front-facing camera to unlock the phone.
- The diamond design makes it look more premium
- Comes in black and blue colours
- No fingerprint scanner
- Includes a headphone jack
- Portrait mode is finicky
- Poor low-light performance
- Front camera is grainy
- Adequate performance for basic activities
- Struggles with multiple apps and games
- Face scanning works well
- Speakers are hard to hear during phone calls
- 4,000mA battery
- Long battery life
- Very low price
- Design makes it look more expensive than it is
- Decent value for money
Should you buy it?
At only $199, the Realme C2 doesn't have a lot to prove. It's not competing with high-end or even mid-range phones, but it doesn't have to.
The main thing that stands out on the C2 is the battery life, but everything else is adequate for the price. Also, the design makes it look more expensive than it is.
If you're looking for a super-budget phone under $200 that can handle everyday tasks like texting and web browsing, the Realme C2 works just fine.
Pricing and availability
- Price: RRP $199
- Where to buy: Amazon, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, JB Hi-Fi , Realme
DisplayDisplay Size6.1 inchesResolution720 x 1560pxPixels per inch (PPI)281.66 ppi
CameraRear camera megapixels13MP + 2MPRear camera aperture sizef/2.2Video recording1080pFront camera megapixels5MP
Physical DimensionsDimensions154.4mm x 73.8mm x 8.4mmWeight166g
ConnectivityNFCNoWi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/nNetwork category speedN/A
Power, storage and batteryProcessorMediaTek Helio P22RAM3GBOperating systemAndroid 9Internal storage256GBExternal storage supportUp to 256GBBattery capacity4,000mAh
Device featuresHeadphone jackYesFingerprint sensorNoWater resistance ratingN/AWireless chargingNo