Realme C1 Specs and Price

Realme C1
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Entry level smartphones with a value for money approach offered by several brands among which Realme is a newcomer.  The brand which took off on the shoulder of Oppo seems to have found its place already with smartphones like the Realme C1.  More like a cheaper Realme 1 that looks like the Realme 2 offering budget features whilst trying to keep compromise at minimum. Let’s take a look at the spec sheet and find out if it’s worth the price.

Realme C1 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 CPU with 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage space, up to 128GB with a memory card
  • Dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Face Unlock
  • 4, 230mAh none removable Li-Po battery

Realme C1

Design and Display

Even with the entry-level status, the Realme C1 has a look that still tries to keep up with its more premium siblings. That design includes a glossy plastic build with glass-like sheen to improve aesthetics on the phone. There is the absence of the fingerprint scanner favouring the face unlock more just like on the Oppo Realme 1. You also have the sim port at the left side that has space for two 4G VoLTE sims cards and a memory card.

It is quite interesting that even entry-level smartphones are not shying off showing up.with big-screens. Even.if the resolution does not quite favour this indulgence, the 1520 x 720 pixels on the Realme C1 seems like a decent effort. Nonetheless, the notched screen seems to be help a bit I guess, achieving the 6.2-inch screen size.

Battery and Camera

You’ve got the smartphone stuffed up with bug battery for the heavy users to have a field day while still having some left at the end of the day. Touting a mega 4, 230mAh battery capacity, there is enough to take care of watching movies, gaming,  browsing and several other indulgences you might have. It has a MicroUSB like the rest of its folks in the entry-level segment

You can still do a bit of some decent picture taking exercise with the Realme C1, although, that would have to be with enough light. Low light picture will get grainy, however, you can still get details to show at the end of the day. The 13MP camera in the rear side has a 2MP depth sensor to achieve portrait background blur.  On the reverse, it has a 5MP camera positioned at the front with AI beauty selfies promised.

Hardware and Software

For the sake of this being an entry-level smartphone, the eight-core Qualcomm chipset seems like a good enough chipset. There is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor running tasks on the smartphone, with an Adreno 506 GPU on point for graphics. This means you might have to dim it down a notch for the sake of performance in view of the low-level chipset. Also, you will be getting 2GB RAM alongside 16GB internal storage expandable to 128GB and ColoOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo).

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Realme C1 Pricing and Availability

The smartphone will cost you in the region of 41, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.

Realme C1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Realme C1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue
  • Dimension: 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (2CA) Cat 6 300/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 230mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Realme C1 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: November 25th, 2018
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