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REVIEW: realme C67 showcases capability as noteworthy budget segment contender

At Upgrade Magazine’s recent tests under various conditions, realme C67 unleashed surprises with its commendable camera capabilities, and robust performance for its class.

By redefining what a feature-packed smartphone at an accessible price point is, realme C67 has poised itself as a noteworthy budget phone segment contender.

At Upgrade Magazine’s recent tests under various conditions, realme C67 unleashed surprises with its commendable camera capabilities, and robust performance for its class. No question, the Realme C67 aimed to set a new benchmark for what can be expected from a budget device this 2024.

Tagged as “Champion Redefined,” this brand new smartphone is the latest release under the realme C Series. It is an entry-level disruptor that provides a premium smartphone experience without breaking the bank. Every student, young professional, or anyone seeking for the best value, accessibility, and quality features all wrapped in one device should consider owning it.

Despite being a budget device, the C67 Operating System is Android 14-based realmeUI 4.0 – making it one of the first phones to ship with Android 14 out of the box.

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Mind you this phone is not for the novice. It is for someone in need of an upgraded cell phone.

The first time user of realme C67 is greeted with a “Hello” after pressing the “on” button. He is then asked to agree to the terms and conditions. After which the unit proceeds to log in into a network. Once done, it asks to pick an “Unlock Method”, such as Fingerprint, Face or Password.

This can be tricky. The Face Recognition and Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted) are biometrics technology.

Next, it asks what Apps you want to download. Without a Google account, you won’t be able to (1.) Download apps, music, games and other content from Google play; (2.) Backup your apps to Google, and sync Google services like calendar and contacts with your device; and (3.) Activate device protection features.


The major highlights of the realme C67 are led by the camera, battery, processor, storage and display.

CAMERA.  This is the heart of realme C67’s photographic prowess. Thanks to the 3x in-sensor zoom, your shots will never be the same again. Hands down to the 108MP ultra clear + 2MP dual rear cameras and 8MP selfie camera. I understand that the C67 is the first model in the realme entry-level C-series to have a 108 megapixel ISOCELL HM6 main camera that can do the 3x in-sensor zoom – to get closer to a subject while maximizing the sensor size of the main camera.

The rear panel design has an oblong-shaped module that houses two cameras. Shiny rings encircle each lens which gives a touch of elegance. On the front is a punch hole for the selfie camera.

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The 108MP Main Camera with advanced photography features includes autofocus capability and captures images on a f/1.75 Aperture. It can produce 8 megapixels of photos on a f/2.05 Aperture, and offers up to 1080p video recording.

This high-resolution sensor is a game-changer in the budget smartphone category, offering exceptionally detailed and vibrant images. The large megapixel count means that photos retain their clarity even when zoomed in.

The photography experience is enhanced with a variety of modes and settings to choose from. Capture moments in any given situation. Night mode may be zoomed 3x or 5x. Street photography mode allows you to pick from a distance taken using 24mm, 72mm or 120mm settings. Portrait’s choice is only 3x. Panorama (to capture expansive scenes), Slow Motion, Time Lapse, Text Scanner, Tilt-Shift, Pro (for manual control over settings) and Movie are extra modes.

BATTERY.  33W SUPERVOOC Charge on a large 5000mAh Battery to go fast full charge in a breeze.

PROCESSOR.  It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 6nm Chipset with 8GB of RAM. Realme C67 is the most powerful C-series model to date with its use of this high-performing and power-efficient processor.

DISPLAY.  17.07 cm (6.72”) Full HD+ resolution display with 90Hz refresh rate. This steps up the game in the budget segment because it is a significant improvement over the standard 60Hz found in many budget phones.

“The higher refresh rate contributes to a smoother scrolling experience, whether browsing through web pages or navigating the user interface. This feature is particularly noticeable when playing games that support higher frame rates, providing a more immersive experience,” a product tearsheet underscores.

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SPEAKER.  A Dual Stereo Speaker is found on the bottom of the phone. The overall robust audio quality is more than satisfactory for everyday use. The retention of a 3.5mm audio jack is significant for users who prefer traditional wired headphones, or earphones.

MINI CAPSULE.  A notable addition, the Mini Capsule 2.0 overlay is for showing an interactive notification and status. It displays information like music playback, weather updates, and battery status in a dynamic yet minimalistic way.

ULTRA SLIM DESIGN.  Easily take the realme C67 wherever you go with its 7.59mm Ultra Slim Design. The thickness, not only contributes to its sleek appearance, but also enhances its ergonomics.

STORAGE.  realme offers the C67 in two configurations: 128GB with 8GB RAM, and 256GB with 8GB RAM. The internal storage is ample for most users, and the dedicated microSDXC slot allows for storage expansion. Also, this generous amount of RAM is sufficient for multitasking and keeping multiple apps running smoothly in the background and the additional benefit of virtual RAM expansion.


6.72-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2400 Pixels, 392 ppi) with 90Hz Refresh Rate, 950nits max brightness, and punch-hole

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Android 14 with realme UI

Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 (6 nm)

Octa Core CPU
4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.8GHs & 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.9Ghz

Adreno 610

Expandable up to 1TB via microSD

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SIM Card:
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band)

Bluetooth 5.0

USB Port:
USB Type-C

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Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer

Glass front, Plastic back (IP54 dust and splash resistant)

164.6 x 75.4 x 7.59 mm

185 grams


realme Philippines launched the realme C67 on February 1, 2024.

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The suggested retail prices are: for realme C67 (8GB+128GB), PHP 9,999 andfor the 8GB+256GB variant, PHP 10,999.When purchased during the Pre-order Period from February 1 to 8, there is a FREE TechLife Flask 32 oz worth PHP 699 when the unit is claimed from February 9 to 18. This is while supplies last. In addition, get PHP 200 OFF on TechLife Wireless Earbuds.

From February 9 to 11, there is a Dice Game promo in participating realme stores. Win either a TechLife 10-Blade remote control electric fan (TechLife Handhelf Fan 2) or a TechLife extension cord with 3 USB outlets.

Early check-out prices are available online at TikTok Shop: February 1, starting 7:30 PM (until February 7 only), and Shopee and Lazada Shop: February 2, starting 12 MN (until February 7 only).

Avail of the first-selling offers on these official stores. The early bird checkout price is Php 7,699 (realme C67 8GB+128GB), and Php 8,699 (realme C67 8GB+256GB) at TikTok Shop, Shopee and Lazada Shop.

When purchasing at TikTok Shop, the voucher can be redeemed via the realme Official TikTok Shop and used once only. While in Shopee and Lazada, you can use the Mega Discount Voucher of 10-15% OFF (in Shopee). On the other hand,  vouchers can be redeemed and used only once in Lazada.

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The official installment partner of realme is Home Credit. A 0% up to 18 months is offered from February 7 to 29 only.



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