The Definitive Realme 2 vs. Realme C1 Comparison!

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

The Realme C1 comes with 2 GB of RAM, while the Realme 2 comes with either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM.

Storage : 16 GB vs. 32 / 64 GB

The Realme C1 comes with 16 GB of storage, while the Realme 2 comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of RAM.

Front Camera : 5 MP vs. 8 MP

The Realme C1 comes with a 5 MP front camera, while the Realme 2 comes with a higher-resolution 8 MP front camera.

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!

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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!

But amazingly, Realme is currently offering the Realme C1 at just RM 399 in Malaysia for a limited time! That’s a RM 100 off – a 25% discount! You can get it from this link!


Realme 2 vs. Realme C1 Specifications Compared!

SpecificationsRealme 2Realme C1
Display6.2-inch display
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 450
Processor8 x ARM Cortex A53 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 506
Memory3 GB / 4 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Storage32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
16 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera8 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens5 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
Rear Camera13 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-mountedNot available
Other SensorsLight Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor
NFCNot available
Battery4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions75.6 mm wide
156.2 mm tall
8.2 mm thick
Weight168 g
Available ColoursDiamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond BlueNavy Blue, Mirror Black
Launch PriceRM 599 - 699
Rp 1,999,000 - 2,299,000
RM 499
Rp 1,499,000


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