Realme C2 vs. Realme C1 (2018) vs. Realme C1 (2019): Realme C2 All The Way
Karamchand Rameshwar - Apr 23, 2019
Realme C2 vs. Realme C1 (2018) vs. Realme C1 (2019): Check out our comparison to see why the Realme C2 is always a better option.
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Oppo’s former sub-brand Realme launched the budget Realme C1 alongside its mid-range offerings last year. After several months, the Chinese phone maker announced an upgraded model of the handset dubbed Realme C1 (2019). Now, alongside the Realme 3 Pro, the Realme C2 is unveiled in the budget segment. Will the Realme C2 is truly an upgraded model to its predecessor Realme C1 (2018) and Realme C1 (2019)? Let’s check out our comparison to find out.
Realme C2 vs. Realme C1 (2018) vs. Realme C1 (2019): Price
The newly-launched Realme C2 is priced at Rs. 5,999 for the option with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and Rs. 7,999 for the model with 3GB of RAM/32GB of storage. Meanwhile, the Realme C1 (2019) with 2GB of RAM/32GB of storage costs Rs. 7,499 while you will have to pay Rs. 8,499 to get the 3GB of RAM/32GB of storage option. The oldest phone of the three, Realme C1, costs Rs. 6,999 for the sole variant with 2GB RAM/16GB storage.
Realme C2 vs. Realme C1 (2018) vs. Realme C1 (2019): Performance & Display
The Realme C2 sports a 6.1-inch screen with HD+ resolution and a water-drop notch on top. Powering the phone is an octa-core Helio P22 SoC with up to 3GB RAM/32GB storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD slot. As for software, the handset runs Oppo’s Color 6 which is based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie.
Moving to the Realme C1 (2018), it packs a 6.2-inch panel with HD+ resolution, an aspect ratio of 19:9, and a conventional notch at the top. The handset runs on a Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM/16GB storage which can be further expanded via a microSD slot up to 256GB. The handset ships with the company’s Color OS 5.1 which is based on the dated Android 8.1 Oreo.
Similar to the Realme C1 (2018), the 2019 model also has a 6.2-inch HD+ notched panel with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Powering the handset is still a Snapdragon 450 chipset, but it packs more RAM and storage which are 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Users can also expand its storage up to 256GB using a microSD card. It also runs on the dated Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.1 on top, but the handset should get an update to ColorOS 6.0 pretty soon.
Realme C2 vs. Realme C1 (2018) vs. Realme C1 (2019): Camera & Battery
Moving to the camera department, all three phones come with a dual camera setup. The new Realme C2 features a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. There are several modes such as AI Face ID, Portrait mode, slow-mo video recording, and some more. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Keeping the phone running is a large 4,000mAh cell with no fast charging support.
Interestingly, the old Realme C1 (2018) and Realme C1 (2019) both have the same rear and selfie cameras as the Realme C2. They also support Face ID feature as well but lacks Slow-mo recording support. In terms of battery, the two phones even pack larger batteries compared to the newer Realme C2 with a 4,230mAh capacity.
Realme C2 vs. Realme C1 (2018) vs. Realme C1 (2019): Final thought
I must say the Realme C2 doesn’t have a lot of significant upgrades over the Realme C1 (2019) that launched two months ago or even the last year’s Realme C1 (2018). In terms of camera, the phone has the same rear and selfie cameras and its advantage in this aspect is the slow-mo video recording support.
On paper, its MTK Helio P22 SoC should be more powerful than the Snapdragon 450 SoC, but we still have to conduct actual tests to make sure that is true. It also ships with a more recent Android 9.0 Pie compared to the dated Android 8.1 Oreo.
However, the most important thing is that the prices of the two older phones are not significantly cheaper compared to the Realme C2. Therefore, I would say choosing the Realme C2 is always a better option.