Realme Philippines has recently released a brand new smartphone that is meant for the more budget market and it’s the realme C11. The smartphone is made for those people who need a smartphone at this time but of course, still packs a punch when it comes to the specifications of the smartphone.

Realme C11 Review: Design

First, let’s get down to the build quality of the smartphone. As expected, it will have a plastic build but it’s no ordinary build quality as we got here a large body with a polycarbonate back with a textured finish which reminds me of the realme C3 that we’ve reviewed before.

There’s a large body on this smartphone but despite that, I didn’t have any problems with its ergonomics as this one is comfortable to hold and it isn’t slippery in the hand. The design of this one is quite unique too as we got here a single stripe at the back with the realme logo and with the Mint Green color that we got does look refreshing to my eye.

The rear camera module at the back does look pretty to me and unlike most smartphones in 2020, this one doesn’t have a protruding camera module. It also houses two cameras at the back and I think the smartphone’s design for its price range was pretty great.

Below, we can see the headphone jack of the smartphone along with the micro USB port. For charging, the smartphone supports up to 10W of charging which isn’t fast but for a budget smartphone like the realme C11? I wouldn’t complain.

Unfortunately, the smartphone doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner but thankfully, we got here a face unlock on the smartphone so you don’t have to worry about the security

Realme C11 review: Display

IN the smartphone, we got here a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution and an IPS Panel. In my usage, I was pretty happy with the quality of the display. Viewing angles are pretty good and the brightness of the smartphone was just fine.

The smartphone got a notch in here but there’s no punch-hole camera in here which is just fine with me considering that the smartphone got an affordable price.

Realme C11 Review: Battery life

One of the best features of the smartphone is the 5000mAh battery inside the smartphone and it promises a long battery life and in my usage, I was pretty happy that the smartphone can last more than a day of average use with some checking on social media and also a little bit of gaming.

In PCMark, we were happy to see that we got a score of 16 hours which is great for a smartphone with these specifications and price range. This makes sure that the realme C11 is great for those people who want to use this smartphone for online classes.

Realme C11 Review: Software and performance

The realme C11 comes with realme UI based on Android 10 and I still love the speed and the UI of the smartphone. We got here the colors that are really nice to the eyes and just like the other smartphones with realme UI, we got here a smooth and fluid take on its UI.

Inside the smartphone, we got here a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset along with 2GB of RAM. For a budget smartphone, this one does have a pretty good processing power and in my usage, it isn’t a problem when running most social media applications and also some casual games.

When playing games, the realme C11 can run basic applications without problems but multi-tasking on the smartphone might be a little too taxing on the smartphone. Before we get down to the games, check out the benchmarks that we got on the smartphone.

When it comes to games, the realme C11 can play PUBG Mobile, but we only set it up to balanced graphics with medium frame rate and of course, it won’t have a problem when playing popular light games like Mobile Legends but it won’t get the highest FPS. In Call of Duty Mobile, we still enjoyed the game despite the 94% FPS stability and 54 fps.

Realme C11 review: Camera

It might be a budget smartphone but the realme C11 will pack a 13MP main camera along with 2MP portrait lens that you can use for better bokeh while for the selfies, the realme C11 got a 5MP selfie camera and it does the job done if you want a basic smartphone for taking selfies.

But first, let’s talk about the rear camera of the smartphone, the quality was fine for an affordable budget smartphone and it’s actually just fine for taking basic shots. The colors are good but I notice the shots we’re too soft at night. Check out the shots that I took using the realme C11:

Realme C11 Review: Verdict

There’s a lot of budget smartphones out there but the realme C11 is definitely one of the best out there. We got here large display, large battery, and a decent processor inside the smartphone which is more than enough for most people. It might not be a perfect smartphone but it’s definitely great for its price.

The realme C11 is now available for Php4,990.

realme C11 Specs

  • 6.5-inch Mini-drop Fullscreen display 1600×720 HD+
  • MediaTek Helio G35 Octa-Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal storage
  • 13MP Main Camera + 2MP Portrait Lens
  • 5MP Selfie Camera
  • WiFi, GPS, A-GPS, Bluetooth
  • 10W Charger
  • 5000mAh battery
  • realme UI based on Android 10


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