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The realme C3: The entry-level phone with the power of a midrange

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.

Triple-camera Setup

The realme C3 features an AI triple-camera setup with a 12MP main camera. The setup supports professional-level bokeh, portrait mode,  and panoselfie.

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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.

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realme UI

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.

Sunrise Design

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.

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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.

Focus Mode

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

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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.

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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. 


Colors Available

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Frozen Blue

Blazing Red


Size: 6.5 inches

Screen Ratio: 89.8%

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Resolution: HD+ 720*1600

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Size & Weight



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5000mAh (typical value)




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f/1.8 Aperture


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Chroma Boost

Slo-mo(480P 120fps)



f/2.4 Aperture

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Portrait Mode

Macro :


f/2.4 Aperture

AI Front Camera

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AI Beautification


Panoramic View


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720p / 1080p, 30fps


MediaTek Helio G70

12nm production process

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Storage expandable up to 256GB


SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards

microSD Expansion/Triple Slot

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Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi

Supports Bluetooth 5.0


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GPS/Beidou/ Galileo/Glonass/A-GPS

Magnetic Induction Sensor

Light Sensor

Proximity Sensor

Accelerometer Sensor

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Fingerprint Sensor


realme UI based on Android 10

In the Box

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5V2A Adapter*1

Micro USB Cable*1

Important Info booklet with Warranty Card*1

Quick Guide*1

SIM Card Tool*1

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Screen Protect Film*1

Camera and Sunrise Design

Photos taken with the back camera

Group selfie

The phone

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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.


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