Realme caters to a large segment that wants affordable smartphones. These are ideal as the first smartphone or for someone who wants a simple device that can connect them to the digital world. The C11 from Realme is an entry-level device that has all the needed functions for such connectivity. The camera and other specs are ample for general usage. It can also be easily used by younger content creators.
Pros & Cons
The Realme C11 is an entry-level smartphone from the brand that has ample specs for an everyday user. It is built with a simple design and has a stripe running down the back, where the square with rounded edges camera bump is.
Internals and OS
For the C11 Realme has opted for the MediaTek Helio G35 processor that has the PowerVR GE8320 integrated for graphics. There is 2GB of RAM and storage is at 32GB. The storage space can be extended with a microSDXC card, adding up to 256GB more; this card shares the SIM slot. Realme touts the MediaTek processor as something that can handle games, but given the model it can handle some games, most of the more known titles need more juice to run smooth.
One of the advantages of the Realme C11 is its use of Android 10, a Machine Learning able system that allows this device to operate at optimised speeds. On top of this, there is the Realme UI 1.0, which gives it a better look and feel as Android on its own is very bare.
Camera and display
The main sensor is a 13MP one and it has a 2MP sensor that adds depth to the images. For selfies, one has the 5MP sensor on the front. Both sides can shoot video at 1080p with a 30fps frame rate. The camera app has features such as Panorama and HDR, as well as AI that enhances the imaging adding more value to your pictures.
At 6.5 inches this smartphone has a large display that is made using IPS LCD technology. The resolution 720 x 1560pixels, meaning it is near HD but would not be counted HD. There is an unspecified version of Gorilla Glass as protection for this display.
Sensors, connectivity and battery
This device features an accelerometer, a compass and a proximity sensor. These help it with the functional feedback various apps need to operate.
Connectivity options include the basic ones that you would need, starting at a DualSIM option so one can have two SIMs in case they need two phone numbers or even a secondary SIM for Data only. The rest are WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and a physical connection via a microUSB port. This USB port also has the USB On-The-Go function, in this case, it even lets one reverse charge another device if needed. This device also has the 3.5mm audio jack for wired headphones or AUX cables, making for simpler connectivity.
The battery is a large 5000mAh one, which is not specifically large but given it is powering this smartphone with basic specs it would not run out easily.
The Realme C11 is available in mint green and pepper grey. The price of this device is in the lower ranges, making it an affordable option for a lot of people.