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December 15, 2018

Cruising with Realme C1: Sample Unedited Photos + Quick Review

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos

Realme C1: Unboxing, Sample Unedited Photos + Quick Review

I never realized that an entry-level phone can surprise and impress me too much, I have to ask myself many times if this is even real?

Realme is an emerging smartphone brand that integrates powerful performance and contemporary style at an affordable price. You might have probably seen posts about Realme C1 's introduction promo sale that happened a few days ago via Lazada that earned its 4.9 star rating. 


Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos


For a smartphone that costs only Php 5,990, RealMe C1 offers big 6.2" screen, long lasting battery life of 4,230mAH, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 540 Octa-Core Processor in a stylish body with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection - a combination that you would hardly see on a phone of the same class and price. 

Realme sent me a unit to experience the #RealEntryLevelKing. I took the Realme C1 smartphone with me on a cruise last week for a quick test and review. 

Unboxing Realme C1 + Design

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos

The Realme C1 kit comes with the RealMe C1 Unit, charger, USB cable, manual, and a jelly case (no earphones). 

Realme C1 comes in two colors - black and navy blue. I got the black one which is more fit for my style. Realme C1 has a sleek and simple design. The layout of the buttons and SIM trays are somewhat different from my current smartphone that I am using: volume controls and SIM card tray on the left, power button on the right, and USB, speaker, and headphone jack at the bottom. 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos

I didn't have a hard time using the phone as it is easy on the hands - to hold and to take photos (be it for selfie or landscape photo). 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos


Realme C1 is the first in its price range to offer 6.2" large screen which is 88.8% screen-to-body ratio. This gives a better viewing experience when watching videos, playing games, and taking vivid photos. 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos

I really like its elegant and luxe feel. Realme has a 12 nanoscale laminated layers 2.5D back plate which is harder and is scape-resitant. I noticed that the unit and cover is fingerprint magnet (I have to always wipe it to keep it looking shiny - a minor inconvenience). 

Realme Dual Camera + AI Beauty and Stickers

Realme C1 comes with 13M-2M dual rear-camera that ensures clearer profile and more natural bokeh photos. 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos

This is a very impressive feature from an entry-level smartphone. 

The front-view camera is quite impressive too. I think I would start taking more selfies with its AI Beauty feature that has 296 identification points that enable the phone to recognize the gender, age, and skin tone of people to accurately give the most suitable beautification mode. 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos

I also especially love the built-in stickers that we played around. It makes taking photos especially group photos a lot more fun. 

Realme C1 Battery Life: 4,230 mAh

Realme is powered with 4,230 mAh battery that can last a whole day. It is powered with AI Power Master that optimize power consumption of apps and control number of processor cores to avoid power waste. It also has Quick App Freezing which puts background apps in quick freezing folder which saves 5% of energy per 24 hours.

This technology and feature is something you didn't know you would need. 

I haven't really tried watching movie or playing games with Realme but during my recent travel, the battery lasted for more than one day with me. I noticed though that the battery takes a while to charge - it might help to always have a powerbank handy. 


RealMe C1 Unedited Sample Photos

One of the things I look for in a smartphone is a good camera that can take better photos. Although I rarely take photos using a smartphone because I mostly rely on my Fuji Camera for taking travel photos, I took the Realme C1 for a quick photo test.

Sharing some of the unedited photos taken using Realme C1:

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
On board SuperStar Virgo
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Good shot even if we were shaking
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Selfie with Ms. Jennie, Mommy Myrs and Az
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Real Colors
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
A little editing and this can be posted in Instagram 
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Sunset 
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Vivid Colors
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Indoor Shot 
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Warm Lights
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Details 
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Outdoor
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Food Shot 
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
More Food Shot 
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
More food!
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Bokeh is real

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Shopping (Details)
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Finding Jack Dawson
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Panoramic Shot
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Panoramic Shot Sample


Az and I both got a Realme C1 and we enjoyed taking photos using the stickers. 
Please don't unfollow if I start posting a lot of selfies. Haha 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
During our special brunch at the Samurai Japanese Restaurant
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Photo Grabbed from @popazrael
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Who says you can't wear sunnies indoors? :)
Waiting for the Night Show to start

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos


The Verdict

Let me just repeat what I typed in the introduction: 

For a smartphone that costs only Php 5,990, RealMe C1 offers big 6.2" screen, long lasting battery life of 4,230mAH, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 540 Octa-Core Processor in a stylish body with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection - a combination that you would hardly see on a phone of the same class and price. 

The only challenge while using the phone is that it takes a while to take continuous shot (probably because of the built-in AI beauty feature). The memory is limited too. But yet again, you get what you paid for  - and for the price that you pay for Realme C1, you are definitely getting a lot. 

I would say, I would keep this as a secondary phone - for taking selfies with those cute stickers (and this is coming from someone who rarely takes and posts selfies). 

Realme C1 Philippines Unboxing Review: Sample Unedited Photos
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Realme C1 Available in MemoXpress for Php 5,490

 After a successful round of online flash sales, #RealEntryLevelKing Realme C1 will be available at MemoXpress SM City North EDSA starting December 16, 10AM. Customers are invited to join the grand flash sale and get freebies worth Php1,190 with Realme Influencer Apple David.

Customers who will purchase a Realme C1 in-store from 10AM to 12NN will enjoy a special price tag of PHP5,490. Even better, the first 200 customers to purchase the Realme C1 will get to pick a prize, either a Bluetooth speaker worth PHP590 or a Realme community T-shirt worth Php500. The purchasers will also get a MemoXpress e-voucher worth PHP100.

 A total of Php1,190 of freebies and discounts per customer will be given away. To further amp the excitement, customers will receive a raffle coupon for a chance to win a Realme 2 Pro!  

By 1PM of December 16, 2018, the Realme C1 will be officially available in 24 MemoXpress stores metro-wide at the original price of PHP5,990.

 Realme fans are encouraged to join the fun at SM City North EDSA MemoXpress on December 16, 10AM. Customers who will purchase a Realme C1 in-store from 10AM to 12NN will enjoy a special price tag of PHP5,490. Even better, the first 200 customers to purchase the Realme C1 will get to pick a prize, either a Bluetooth speaker worth PHP590 or a Realme community T-shirt worth Php500. The purchasers will also get a MemoXpress e-voucher worth PHP100.


A total of Php1,190 of freebies and discounts per customer will be given away. To further amp the excitement, customers will receive a raffle coupon for a chance to win a Realme 2 Pro!  


By 1PM of December 16, 2018, the Realme C1 will be officially available in 24 MemoXpress stores metro-wide at the original price of PHP5,990.

MemoXpress Branches with Realme

SM North Edsa
SM San Lazaro
Robinsons Place Antipolo
SM Mall of Asia
SM Sucat
Robinsons Place Ermita
SM Megamall
SM Sangandaan
Fairview Terraces
SM Fairview
SM Angono
Glorietta
SM Marikina
SM BF Paranaque
Trinoma
SM Valenzuela
SM Muntinlupa
Festival Mall Alabang
SM Southmall
SM Waltermart Munoz
Cash & Carry
SM Cubao
SM Las Pinas
Sta.Lucia East Mall

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