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 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.
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display size||6.50 inches|
|Display resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density); 420nits Max Brightness (typical)|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Ratios||~88.7% screen-to-body ratio|
|Dimensions||164.50 x 75.90 x 9.80|
|Colors||Power 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°.
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]
|Rear camera features||PDAF,4x digital zoom, Chrome Boost, Ultra wide mode, Beauty, filter, HDR, panoramic view, Portrait, Timelapse, Slo-mo, Super NightScape|
|Rear camera video||Support 1080P/30fps video recording; Support 720p/30fps slow motion|
|Selfie Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)|
|Selfie camera features||HDR, 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
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.
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Memory Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|RAM||Based on variants listed above|
|Internal storage||based on variants listed above|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Skin||realme 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.
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.
|Capacity||Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Fast charging||18 Watt|
|accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go, GLONASS, BDS|
|Colors||Marine Blue, Seagull Silver|
|Release date||July 28, 2020|
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:
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.
- Excellent display specifications
- Good storages
- Excellent performance specifications
- Excellent battery capacity — 6,000mAh
- Supports fast charge — 18W
- 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.