Realme c3 (Review) At a starting price of Rs 6,999 earlier this year Launched Was but now its price Rs 8,999 Which has happened Narzo 10A (Review) Announced in May for Rs 8,499. Was done, but now after the price increase, it is being sold for Rs 8,999 and this price is just Rs 1,000 more than the new Reality C11. Due to all this, customers can get confused very easily and to emerge from this confusion, we will Realme c11 Has brought a review of Here we have tested this phone in every way, which will make it easy for you to decide whether you should buy Realme C11 or not.
Realme C11 price in India, specifications
Realme C11 has been launched with only 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, which is priced at Rs 7,499. Realme has given a new MediaTek Helio G35 chipset in this phone, which is the budget processor of MediaTek's gaming series. Apart from this, the new Realme C11 smartphone is quite similar to Realme C3 and Narzo 10A. In this, you get a very similar 6.5 inch (720×1600 pixels) HD + display and 5000 mAh battery.
The primary rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, while both other phones have a 12-megapixel primary sensor. This seems to be a minor improvement, but the aperture drops from f / 1.8 to f / 2.2, which means that the new phone may not take as much light in exposure as the Realme C3 and Narzo 10A. The front camera remains the same with 5 megapixels and f / 2.4 aperture.
It is a dual-sim device with VoLTE support. It only supports single-band Wi-Fi, but has Bluetooth version 5. You get all the common sensors including compass and gyroscope. Storage can be increased to 256 GB by using microSD card in dedicated slot. One minus point is that it does not have a fingerprint reader like the Realme C3.
Realme C11 design
As far as budget phones are concerned, we feel that the Realme C11 sounds quite good. It is similar to other budget realme phones. There is a thin bezel on the side of the screen, but the bottom gets a fairly thick chin. Waterdrop notch is found above.
In the phone, you get rich green and rich gray color options to choose from. The body is made of plastic. A texture is provided at the back, which increases its grip and makes it easier to hold. The back features a square camera module unlike other Reality phones' camera modules, with only two cameras set. The volume buttons are set above the power button on the right. The company has also used Micro-USB in this budget phone. We feel that now the company should move beyond this. The 3.5mm audio socket and single speaker are also available at the bottom.
It weighs 196 grams and is 9.1 millimeters thick. Realme C11 is relatively heavy. We found it difficult to use with one hand, but the textured back panel does not let this phone slip from the palm. It does not look like an expensive phone, but its build quality is solid. Although we would have liked if there was a good glass protection in the front.
Realme C11 performance, battery life and software
Being an entry-level smartphone, Realme C11 gives you the opportunity to run all Android apps easily, but the experience is not always great. Many times I found that even in simple tasks like waking the phone from standby and opening the app drawer or task switcher, the phone has a slight lag. The lighthearted lag was also seen when launching the app, scrolling photos in the gallery, or multitasking, but it did not catch our attention that much. It is disappointing that its usage experience was not smooth.
If you are fond of playing some of the powerful games coming today, then you have to increase your budget slightly. PUBG Mobile runs by default in the game's lowest graphics setting and the gameplay was full of lots of glitches and lag. Although PUBG Mobile Lite runs well in it. Like PUBG Mobile, the smartphone struggled to run Asphalt 9: Legends. Overall the gaming experience was not very good, but the good thing is that at least the phone did not heat up.
Given the price of this phone, the screen is quite good. The colors look good and the viewing angles were also good. The videos look fine, but the performance of the speaker was not good. The music stings and we found that the dialogs were not clean either.
Battery life is excellent. With a low-end processor and 5000mAh battery, the phone gave 28 hours, 25 minutes in our HD video loop battery test. With day-to-day usage, lots of audio and video streaming, some camera usage, and a small gaming session, very easily ejected a day and a half after a charge.
Realme's software is generally problem-free. We didn't have trouble with advertisements or spammy notifications, except for some “news” articles pushed by the Realme UI browser. Chrome is found on the homescreen in the phone, so this browser was not required at all, but the disappointing thing is that we were neither able to disable nor uninstall it. The Realme UI looks and behaves like a stock Android and has included some customizations including themes.
Realme C11 cameras
Realme C11 includes some modes like Panorama, Time Lapse and Slow-Mo and Realme claims that C11's Night Mode is the first for this price segment. Like other apps, the phone is unable to load the camera app as fast.
The quality of the photo was somewhat disappointing, although we have to keep its price in mind as well. However, let me tell you that the camera was not able to mold colors well and the lack of detail in the photos also felt clear. Flowers and leaves do not look natural in every shot and we also saw the C11 battling for exposure.
The background shots look blurred in the portrait shots, but the exposure was poor. There is no way to set the level of blur before or after taking a shot. Some of the close-ups we took turned out surprisingly well. Overall, the photos look quite good on the phone screen and you can enlarge and crop it a bit.
When it comes to low light, the Realme C11 really struggles. Many of our shots were very poor, although some were worth running. The phone had trouble locking the focus and after mild activity we had to tap the screen and lock the focus again.
Night mode made a big change, but it didn't improve every shot. The phone still had trouble focusing, and the results also cropped slightly, so you have to pay a little attention in the frame composition. Night mode shots provide better contrast and the bright parts in the frame are sharper. On the other hand, there was a clear lack of detail in low light areas. Noise (Danes) was also quite visible in the photos.
After a long time discount and price cuts by smartphone brands, we are now seeing the cost rise in the market. The prices of many models have increased only a few weeks after launch, which means customers will have to redo a lot of calculations and comparisons before making a purchase decision. It is quite disappointing that the Realme C11 smartphone is more expensive and less powerful than Realme C3 and Realme Narzo.
We definitely like the better performance and it is also clear that 2 GB of RAM is insufficient. The experience of using C11 was not smooth, but you will be able to run most of the apps you need. Camera performance is average.
Compared to other phones in the entry-level segment, it is still a decent phone. However, if you can afford a little more, you can take Realme Narzo 10A instead. Apart from this, you can look forward to Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi 9 series, or even move to the recently launched budget models of Samsung, Infinix and Honor.