Realme C21Y Review: Excellent Battery & Great Performance | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 26/11/2021 12:30 AM IST.
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Realme on 23/08/2021 launched the C21Y which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.8,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Battery [8.5/10]
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 [8.5/10]
Device comes with Unisoc T610 12nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Realme's interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
  • 2 ARM-Cortex A75 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz & 6 ARM-Cortex A55 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with Mali-G52 2C GPU. 
  • 3/4GB RAM & 32/64GB eMMC 5.1 Storage.
3. Features [8/10]
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 [3] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be pretty great [8/10] in day & pretty good [6.8/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.3],
  • 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 C21Y [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.8,999 & Rs.9,999.
2 Variants: 3+32GB & 4+64GB. 
2 Colors: Cross Black & Cross Blue.
Availability: Available from 30/08/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + 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 C21Y 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.
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