Realme 3 Pro and Realme C2 Launched – Head to head with the Redmi series?

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With all the smartphone brands gearing up and launching their phones for the year, it’s now Realme’s turn. The year-old company has played its card – launched two phones, both of which, are a successor to last year’s devices. It’s the Realme 3 Pro and the Realme C2, successors to the Realme 2 Pro and the Realme C1. So, you can tell, the C2 is a budget option while the Realme 3 Pro is more mid-range.

Realme C2 Overview

The Realme C2, as expected comes with a plastic body and a design that’s all too generic. It doesn’t look like there have been many improvements in the design front. The Realme C2 features a 6.1″ IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution. That is to be expected of a budget phone, however.

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Camera wise, you get a dual camera setup of 13 MP and a 2 MP depth sensor. As for selfies, there is a 5 MP unit on the water-drop notch up front. Also, this phone runs on the Helio P22 as compared to last year’s Snapdragon 450. That does mean a slightly improved performance on paper, but let’s see how it fares, though. Storage wise, there are 2 variants. The base model comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, whereas, another variant has a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. But if the storage is not enough, they are expandable via microSD card slot.

As for the battery, strangely, this phone sees a downgrade. The Realme C2 has a 4000 mAh, compared to 4230 mAh on the C1. And being a budget phone, I don’t expect it to have any kind of Fast Charging. It runs on ColorsOS 6 based on Android Pie and is priced at $86 (INR.6000) for the base model whereas the 3 / 32 GB variant costs $115 (INR.8000).

Realme C2 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.1″ IPS LCD panel with HD+ resolution (720 x 1560 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: Dual, 13 MP Primary with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF + 2 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Processor: 2 GHz Octa-core Helio P22
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB, expandable up to 256 GB via dedicated microSD card
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorsOS 6 on top

Realme 3 Pro Overview

This mid ranger packs no surprises as most of what it features were already on the rumors list. So, this one too has a plastic body just like its predecessor. However, the display has a Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which is an upgrade.

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The display is 6.3″ Full HD+ IPS LCD panel. You still have the water-drop notch on it that houses the selfie camera. No surprises there! As for the cameras, you have a dual camera set up at the back. The setup comprises of a 16 MP primary camera along with a 5 MP depth sensor. But since it uses no pixel binning, maybe the image quality will be as good as that on the Redmi Note 7 Pro, if not better. The selfie camera, here, is a good 25 MP.

In addition, this phone runs on the Snapdragon 710, which is slightly superior to the Redmi Note 7 Pro‘s Snapdragon 675. With 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage on the higher-end variant, this might very well go head to head with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. As for the battery, there is a 4000 mAh unit along with a VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging, but still microUSB.

This phone is priced at INR.14000 ($200) for the 4 / 64 GB variant and INR.17000 ($244). Both the phones have launched in India only, for now.

Realme 3 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3″ IPS LCD panel with Full-HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5
  • Rear Camera: Dual, 16 MP Primary with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF + 5 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: Single, 25 MP
  • Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 710
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB, expandable up to 256 GB via dedicated microSD card
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorsOS 6 on top

These phones are, for now, only available in India. The global launch is not known for now. As for Nepal availability, you will have to wait. There are rumors regarding the change in distributors of the Realme brand in Nepal. And so, we might have to wait for some time. All we can say is that the Realme 3 Pro will make it to Nepal, but it is not certain as to when.