Realme C15 beams quality with a super 6,000mAh battery — specs

Adding to its list of ‘C’ branded devices, Chinese smartphone maker, Realme, has put to market the new Realme C15 smartphone. Realme’s ‘C’ series of smartphones are devices sought to capture consumers who are low on budget but have yearning for feature-packed phones. Models in this class are relatively cheap, featuring some specks of quality.

Realme C15

Realme C15 is powered with an impressive 6000mAh battery which could fast charge at 18W. A rear quad camera square-placed setup adorns the rear while in a tear-drop engravement there’s a single front camera. Realme C15 is available in the variants: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM; and 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM.

Realme C15 — Display

The Realme C15 packs a display resolution of 6.5 inches with a gorilla glass protection. It features a sparkling ‘splash resistant’ design with a wide screen-to-body ratio perfect for immersive viewing and gaming.

front view

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display size6.50 inches
Display resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density); 420nits Max Brightness (typical)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Ratios~88.7% screen-to-body ratio
Dimensions164.50 x 75.90 x 9.80
Weight209.00
ColorsPower Blue, Power Silver

Realme C15 — Camera

The squared-placed cameras are the most standout feature of the phone’s rear. The quad camera has a 13MP primary lens serving as the main rear camera, while an 8MP lens serves ultra wide-angle purposes covering angle of up to 112°.

Realme C15 camera

There’s also a 2MP B&W lens and another 2MP lens for retro. Both have an aperture of f/2.4. A selfie camera of 8MP is situated at the smartphone’s front display, at a tear-drop engravement. Both rear and front cameras render video at [email protected]

Main CameraQuad:

  • 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP B/W, f/2.4
  • 2 MP, f/2.4
Rear camera featuresPDAF,4x digital zoom, Chrome Boost, Ultra wide mode, Beauty, filter, HDR, panoramic view, Portrait, Timelapse, Slo-mo, Super NightScape
Rear camera videoSupport 1080P/30fps video recording; Support 720p/30fps slow motion
Selfie Camera8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Selfie camera featuresHDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]

Memory, Software and Processor

Powering the C15 is a Mediatek Helio G35 processor which according to the smartphone company is efficient for gaming. The octa-core processor could wield speeds of up to 2.3GHz.

Realme C15 is of three variants due to the diversity of its memories sizes. They are:

  • 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM, 3GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM


Realme C15 specifications

A dedicated slot is made for a single memory card. The device is based on an operating system of Android 10 with a supplementary Realme UI 1.0 skin.

ChipsetMediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Memory Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
RAMBased on variants listed above
Internal storagebased on variants listed above
Operating systemAndroid 10
Skinrealme UI 1.0

Battery, Sensors and connectivities

The smartphone doesn’t only feature a 6,000mAh battery, but the high capacity battery could fast charge at 18W thereby literally saving your charging time. The brand brags that even with a 5% battery remainder, that could last you for more than two days. Additionally, Realme claims that with no usage, its C15 device could go for 57 days on standby.

Side view

Realme C15 supports reverse charging. There’s however no OTG cable in the pack with the device; this would have to be bought separately by a user.

Realme C15 packs a fingerprint sensor at the rear with several contemporary connectivity options but there’s no USB type-c.

CapacityLi-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
Battery TypeLithium Polymer
Fast charging18 Watt
Fingerprint sensorRear-mounted

Other sensors
accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Loudspeaker
Yes
3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go, GLONASS, BDS
ColorsMarine Blue, Seagull Silver
Release dateJuly 28, 2020
Technology
  • 4G Bands: TD-LTE » 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)FD-LTE »2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
  • 3G Bands:
    UMTS 2100 / 900 / 850 MHz
  • 2G Bands:
    GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

Price and availability in Nigeria

Availability and pricing for the Realme C15 is sure to fluctuate with time. Upon availability in Nigeria, it would be listed on Jumia and other online shopping platforms. The following are the pricing of the various variants of the smartphone:

RAMROMPrice
3GB32GBN52,000
3GB64GBN65,000
4GB64GBN75,000

Realme C15 — Verdict

Established in 2018, the Realme brand has grown to be a reputable smartphone franchise in Asia and Africa. The Chinese phone maker although is a new company has been able to penetrate the African market with its cheap products. And one of its latest — the Realme C15 which is in triple variants comes relatively cheap.

Pros:

  • Excellent display specifications
  • Good storages
  • Excellent performance specifications
  • Excellent battery capacity — 6,000mAh
  • Supports fast charge — 18W

Cons:

  • New brands are resorting to side and optical fingerprint sensors.
  • The price tag is slightly high compared relative to other brands of similar features.
  • The camera specifications are also relatively poor.

More of similar devices could be scowered through from our gadgets dedicated webpage. Checkout other trending Realme smartphones.

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