The Realme C2S is one of the best and cheapest Chinese smartphones that have value for money. The handset is a real budget device that is offering you a fair of what you paid for.
It was first launched in Thailand at a price of $43. As you can see, this device is a lower-end smartphone aimed at the budget-conscious buyer. It features MediaTek processor, dual rear cameras and a massive battery.
Realme C2S Key Specs & Features
- 6.1 inches IPC LCD Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 (282ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC
- 32GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- 3GB RAM
- 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- 4,000 mAh Li-Po Non-removable Battery
Design and Display
In terms of body design, the Realme C2s look great and decent as well. This phone beats other midrange smartphones like the iTel P33 and even the Tecno Spark Power. The small chin and the all-screen display gives it an edge.
The whole body is wrapped with premium plastics and it also offers a combo camera and an LED flash. The phone’s only shortcoming is the lack of a fingerprint scanner. Notwithstanding, it makes use of Face ID as a security feature.
The body measures 154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5 mm and weighs just 166 grams. Shifting to the front, the phone comes with a dewdrop notch that offers a large screen size of 6.1 inches.
The screen makes use of an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and 282 ppi density. It has a high screen to body ratio of 80.3% and also displays protection of 2.5D curved glass with scratch resistance.
On the camera department, the Realme C2s has a combo camera that features a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens and an LED flash for low background shooting.
The main camera has an HDR, panorama and can record 2k video quality. There is a 5-megapixel front camera within the dewdrop notch. Another notable feature on this phone is the Chroma Boost camera mode which is mainly for capturing shots with vibrant colors.
Hardware and Software
The Realme C2S is powered by a 2.0Ghz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC based on 12 nm process technology. It has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU to take care of graphics related issues and also for gaming.
The device has an internal storage of 32GB that is paired with 3GB RAM, further expandable via micro SDcard. It runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box.
Battery and Network
The Realme C2S has a nonremovable battery capacity of 4000 mAh without fast charging. The juicer, however, promises to last a full day when fully charged.
Other features on the device include 4G LTE network, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth, FM Radio for entertainment, A-GPS for location tracking and micro USB for file transfer and charging.
Realme C2S Price and Availability
The Realme C2S is now available for purchase at an affordable price of $85 and its currently available in a Diamond Black color tone.
In Nigeria, the phone will cost around 35,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.
Realme C2S Specs
Here are a few specs of the Realme C2S:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1
- Processor: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) (Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Diamond Black
- Dimension: 154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 166 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.1 inches IPC LCD Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 (282ppi), (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP depth sensor Dual Camera, 1080p@30fps
- Rear Camera Features:
- Front Camera: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No