This is the Realme C2. For what it worth, it looks cool and clean. It doesn’t look so different from Realme C1; and it strikes a throwback about OPPO A5s looking somewhat very similar with OPPO A3s. Realme C2 runs in a different DNA though, and while it looks somehow similar with its predecessor, it runs and performs differently under the hood.
Let’s talk about how it looks first.
Realme C2 does not have to make an effort to look different. Its new diamond cut design – just like Realme says – never wears out. When you look closely, Realme C2 sports an entirely new design Realme C1 sports a glossy design, while this one has a very unique design. Finally, Realme C2 isn’t a smudge magnet anymore albeit too slippery to hold. With Realme C1, Realme wanted to mimic the natural reflection of water surface, Realme C2 reflects a different kind of shine when you shift angles. Its back panel sometimes looks black, and sometimes blue. When you look closely, you will notice its diamond cut design, which somehow reminds me of the design of Realme 3 Pro.
Now, let’s talk what’s under the hood. For starters, this powered by a Mediatek Helio P22 2.0Ghz octa-core processor. The processor is smaller but faster compared to Realme C1’s Snapdragon 450. We haven’t done any benchmarking yet, but we’ll surely report it when we post our full review.
RAM is definitely upgraded to 3GB compared to last year’s 2GB. And the PowerVR GE8320 GPU looks powerful for consumers to be able to play some mobile game favorites like PUBG Mobile Lite and Mobile Legends. Expect us to try these games out, and report its performance on our full review.
In terms of camera, rear cameras have the same configuration compared to Realme C1, but its 5MP front camera is brighter with f/2.0 aperture. Here are some sample photos I took using the C2.
Realme C2 shows a lot of promise, and I can’t wait to test this further. If you’re up for an upgrade upgrade from another budget smartphone with 2GB RAM and slower CPU, then consider Realme C2 as one of your best options. Realme hasn’t announced the price yet but we will definitely update everything in the description soon.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.