realme Philippines has rolled out the latest addition to its true value C-series, the realme C3 smartphone.
Priced at only, Php5,990, the realme C3 is the first smartphone powered by the latest chipset from MediaTek, the Helio G70 processor.
The realme C3 features an AI triple-camera setup with a 12MP main camera. The setup supports professional-level bokeh, portrait mode, and panoselfie.
You just need to press one button to get photos like a professional with the 12MP flagship main camera. 4CM super close macro lens come out to explore a new subtle world. Also, a new portrait lens algorithm provides a new portrait experience.
6.5” Mini-drop Full Screen
A large 6.5 inch HD+ display with a high screen-to-body ratio of 89.8% provides clear and immersive experience—be it for reading, watching movies, or playing video games.
Instant Rear Fingerprint Unlock
The supports supports ultra-fast fingerprint unlocking in only 0.27 second and facial recognition.
realme UI, which is based on Android 10 and ColorOS 7, is well-built for an enhanced and closer stock Android experience. It is modeled after the preferences and aesthetic of young consumers.
The new Sunrise Design features an anti-fingerprint surface, which makes the phone easier to hold and prevents unwanted scratches and fingerprints. The phone is available in two awesome colors: Blazing Red and Frozen Blue.
The smartphone is splash resistant as it has been designed with a port-sealing plastic cover. All the ports in the phone are tightly covered and splash-proof.
Dual Mode Music Share
Dual Mode Music Share is extremely useful if two users are trying to enjoy the same video or song at the same time from the same device. You can connect a pair of wireless earbuds and a wired earphone simultaneously, so you both can listen to the same song played from the same realme smartphone. This feature is supported if one user is listening to music in Bluetooth and the other through wired headphones simultaneously. This function also works if one user is on call through Bluetooth and the other is listening to music through the wired device.
It helps you concentrate and relax, without getting distracted from your phone. Turning on the “Focus Mode” can help users isolate themselves from the outside world, and the system will simultaneously play some relaxing music. This will turn on DND (Do Not Disturb), prevent new notifications from swarming in, and you can choose one of the four built-in tunes to further soothe your nerves.
3-Finger Selected Screenshot
All you have to do is to use 3 fingers, press and hold on your screen, then swipe to capture the selected part of the screen. No more cropping is needed, and taking a partial screenshot is done with just one step.
Memory / 3-Card Slots
The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of realme C3 will be the one available in the Philippines. The realme C3 is also equipped with a 3-card slot for two SIM cards and one SD card (up to 256GB).
For Mobile gamers
The chip is ideal for mainstream smartphone users and elite mobile gamers. The G70 incorporates a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 CPUs in a single, octa-core cluster. These are interlinked and share a large L3 cache for improved performance plus up to 8GB of fast LPDDR4X memory.
For gaming, an efficient, high-performance Arm Mali-G52 class graphics processor operates up to a speedy 820MHz. Together these are controlled by MediaTek’s CorePilot, which maintains a reliable, consistent performance regardless of how long you’re in-game.
5,000mAh High-Capacity Battery
It has a 5,000mAh high-capacity battery. With special OTG reverse charge, realme C3 can also become your battery life saver.
Size: 6.5 inches
Screen Ratio: 89.8%
Resolution: HD+ 720*1600
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Size & Weight
5000mAh (typical value)
3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
AI Front Camera
720p / 1080p, 30fps
MediaTek Helio G70
12nm production process
Storage expandable up to 256GB
SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards
microSD Expansion/Triple Slot
Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi
Supports Bluetooth 5.0
Magnetic Induction Sensor
realme UI based on Android 10
In the Box
Micro USB Cable*1
Important Info booklet with Warranty Card*1
SIM Card Tool*1
Screen Protect Film*1
Camera and Sunrise Design
Photos taken with the back camera
VERDICT: For Ph5,990, it’s worth the buy. It’s an entry-level phone with the camera and battery of a midrange, and the look and feel of a high-end phone—because of the phone’s unique Sunrise Design which prevents unwanted scratches, and makes it easier to hold.