Realme began their global expansion with three big bangs – the Realme 2 Pro, the Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones. While the Realme 2 Pro is clearly positioned as a killer mid-range smartphone, there is still some confusion about the Realme 2 and Realme C1 smartphones.
Despite their names, both Realme smartphones are very similar in many aspects. They are even similar in design and size! In this comparison, we will show you the differences between the two Realme smartphones. Find out which is the best option for you!
Realme Smartphone Video Comparison
Let’s start with a video comparison of the three new Realme smartphones!
Realme 2 vs. Realme C1 – By The Numbers!
Display : Same
Both Realme smartphones have the same 6.2-inch IPS display with a HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels.
CPU + GPU : Same
Both Realme smartphones run on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 platform, with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores and the Adreno 506 GPU.
Memory : 2 GB vs. 3 / 4 GB
Storage : 16 GB vs. 32 / 64 GB
Front Camera : 5 MP vs. 8 MP
Rear Camera : Same
Both smartphones boast the same dual-lens camera, with a 13 MP image sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor. Their dual-lens camera is also supported by a single LED flash.
Fingerprint Sensor : Only In The Realme 2
Only the Realme 2 comes with a fingerprint sensor, and it’s located at the back.
Battery : Same
Both smartphones are powered by the same 4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery.
Colour + Finish : Diamond Cut vs. Mirror
The Realme 2 comes with a Diamond Cut glossy finish with 15 tangent planes. It is available in two colour options – Diamond Black and Diamond Red.
The Realme C1, on the other hand, has a mirrored glossy design, and comes in the Mirror Black and Navy Blue colour options.
Size + Weight : Same
Both Realme smartphones have the same dimensions, and even weight! They are both 75.6 mm wide, 156.2 mm tall and 8.2 mm thick, and they both weigh just 168 grams.
Price : Cheap, Cheaper… CHEAPEST!
The Realme 2 comes in two variants. The high-end 4 GB + 64 GB model costs RM 699 / Rp 2,299,000 / ~US$ 167, while the mid-range 3 GB + 32 GB model costs RM 599 / Rp 1,999,000 / ~US$ 143.
The Realme C1 is available only with 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage. It has a launch price of just RM 499 / Rp 1,499,000 / ~US$ 119!
Realme 2 vs. Realme C1 Specifications Compared!
|Specifications||Realme 2||Realme C1|
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
|Operating System||Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|Processor||8 x ARM Cortex A53 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)|
|Graphics Processor||Qualcomm Adreno 506|
|Memory||3 GB / 4 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Storage||32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage|
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
|16 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
|Front Camera||8 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens||5 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens|
|Rear Camera||13 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Rear-mounted||Not available|
|Other Sensors||Light Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor|
|Battery||4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||75.6 mm wide
156.2 mm tall
8.2 mm thick
|Available Colours||Diamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond Blue||Navy Blue, Mirror Black|
|Launch Price||RM 599 - 699|
Rp 1,999,000 - 2,299,000
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