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Realme on 08/04/2021 launched the C21 which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.7,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Battery [8.6/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which does not supports fast charging but features reverse charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
2. Performance [8.4/10]
Device comes with Mediatek Helio G35 12nm SOC & runs Android 10 OS with Realme's interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
- 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.3 Ghz & 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
- 3/4GB RAM & 32/64GB eMMC 5.1 Storage.
3. Features [8.2/10]
The device comes with great features which includes,
- Important sensors: Fingerprint.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/), Bluetooth 5.0, Micro USB 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi) & Dedicated Micro SD card slot.
- Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack
4. Display [8/10]
Device comes with 6.5 inch display which should offer pretty great quality as it features,
- IPS LCD 60Hz refresh rate panel with HD+ [1600 X 720 pixels] resolution.
- Very good 270 ppi sharpness, 400 nits brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
5. Form Factor [8/10]
- Dimensions: 165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm & Weight: 190 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass front, Plastic back & frame.
6. Camera [7.7/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with LED flash &  front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be pretty great [8/10] in day & pretty good [6.6/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.4],
- Main: 13MP with f/2.2 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/3.06" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel, PDAF & HDR.
- Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features Macro mode, Portrait mode, Night mode & more
- Front: 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/5" sensor size, 1.12 micron pixel & HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
7. Box Contents: Realme C21 [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Excellent battery life||- Camera quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great performance||- Display quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great features||- No Type-C|
|+ Pretty great display|
|+ Pretty great build|
|+ Pretty great camera|
1. Product Rating: 8.15/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.5/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.82/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Realme C21 is a great smartphone at a very good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a great smartphone that offers excellent battery life & great performance in the 8K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.