Realme C25 assessment: a pricier Narzo 30A

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The Realme C sequence is the corporate’s salvo within the finances section of India’s smartphone market. For some time, it did appear that the Narzo lineup was meant to switch this lineup, however the Chinese language smartphone big has reignited the C sequence with three new units. Among the many trio, the Realme C25, stands out with what it has to supply. Launched beginning at Rs 9,999, it overlaps the Narzo 30A (assessment) by way of positioning, and faces a number of different robust rivals too. The query is whether or not the C25 has sufficient advantage to be positioned above the 30A. Let’s discover out on this assessment.

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The Realme C25 is a succesful telephone with the type of internals that might be welcomed by a finances person. Chief amongst them is an enormous 6,000mAh battery and decently quick processing. The one disadvantage I might see is that Realme’s Narzo 30A packs in comparable specs because the C25 however retails for Rs 1,000 decrease. Aside from an additional macro shooter on the C25, which I imagine to be little greater than a gimmick, there isn’t a lot to separate the 2 units by way of specs.

The lowdown

When it comes to construct high quality and supplies used, the Realme C25 is an ordinary finances telephone with no particular touches. The load is noticeable in my hand, as is the plastic unibody which could be very susceptible to scratches. By all different accounts, the Realme C25 is a sturdy machine, and straightforward to grip too. The sample on the again is par for the course, as is the sq. digital camera housing and the fingerprint sensor’s placement… as seen on earlier C sequence units. The huge 6,000mAh battery inside provides to the thickness of the telephone which measures 9.6mm. The port placement on the machine is customary, although fortunately, the C25 encompasses a USB-C port, a departure from the usual micro-USB port that earlier C sequence telephones often had. The three.5mm headphone jack and speaker grille are on both aspect together with a triple-card slot on the left. The buttons are as tactile as could be anticipated from a smartphone of its worth. General, I really feel that Realme retains the construct high quality fixed on all of its sub-Rs 10,000 units and it may be put within the acceptable class.

On the entrance, you get a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD panel which is consistent with what you may count on from the machine. The viewing angles are respectable, whereas the colors are largely good. Lack of WideVine L1 certification implies that OTT content material will solely be accessible in customary definition. Nonetheless, Realme claims a TÜV Rheinland certification that safeguards your eyes towards dangerous blue gentle emissions. As is anticipated on a finances telephone, thick bezels are seen across the C25’s display with the chin being extraordinarily distinguished, and a waterdrop notch on the prime. The brightness ranges on the Realme C25 are fairly good and daylight legibility is nice. The C25 has a pleasant show which provides the anticipated viewing expertise though I’m barely disenchanted that the decision isn’t FHD.

For the cameras, there’s a triple-lens setup that might look acquainted to customers of earlier telephones within the C lineup. The 13MP major sensor is supported by a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP mono sensor. The ultra-wide sensor from the Realme C15 has been dropped, however in all equity, seeing the standard of the sensor, it isn’t an enormous loss. The Realme C25 doesn’t take distinctive photographs however within the finances section, there can be few that might be higher at daylight images. Given ample gentle, the photographs it takes are full of colors, have barely soft-focus, and measured saturation ranges. Dynamic vary isn’t nice however other than that, the Realme C25 works as a helpful level and shoot digital camera. That’s just about all one can say in favour of the machine’s optics. The macro shooter and monochrome lens serve little or no function. When it comes to low-light, the C25 doesn’t impress, though the devoted Evening Mode current mitigates a number of the issues. Selfies from the 8MP entrance digital camera come out pretty much as good as could be anticipated from a budget-centric machine which is to say not nice. There’s a contact of oversharpening however photographs taken towards the sunshine are fairly overexposed.

Packing in an Helio G70 chipset, the Realme C25 is just not out to win lots of efficiency metrics particularly when lower-priced units just like the Narzo 30A have the Helio G85 inside. Nonetheless, one have a look at the benchmarks on each units reveals you that the distinction is negligible. Whereas the Realme C25 will get Antutu scores of 202,337 the Narzo 30A had a rating of 202,885. The identical applies while you have a look at Geekbench scores as nicely, with the Realme C25’s single and multi-core scores being 384 and 1,283 as in comparison with the 30A’s 351 and 1,285. When it comes to common utilization, there can be little or no distinction between the 2 units. Apps opened up at tempo, there was no seen stuttering whereas scrolling by way of heavy apps and multitasking wasn’t a difficulty. After all, any type of heavy gaming is just not going to yield satisfying outcomes, however low-intensity sport like Sweet Crush and Temple Run work simply nice. The telephone comes with 4GB of RAM and both 64GB or 128GB of inside storage, which could be upgraded to 256GB utilizing a microSD card.

Because it’s a finances telephone, it’s not too heavy on options. Nonetheless, the machine nonetheless provides a number of the most helpful ones corresponding to a fingerprint sensor which operates fairly quick. The speaker doesn’t sound all that nice and the earpiece capabilities in addition to anticipated. Utilizing the telephone on Jio’s Noida community, I didn’t really feel any name drops or lags. On the software program entrance, the Realme C25 comes with the corporate’s personal RealmeUI 2.0 which is predicated on Android 11. The pores and skin is paying homage to OPPO’s ColorOS which is definitely factor since I fairly like its clear, user-friendly aesthetic. You possibly can examine it extra in my Realme Narzo 30A assessment.

The Realme C25’s largest USP is its massive 6,000mAh battery that may simply final you a part of two days on common utilization. It’s a battery that costs at a quick 18W that enables it to be juiced up utterly in about 2 hours. With my utilization, I often had about 50 p.c battery remaining by the tip of the day. 

Remaining verdict

There are some things to love in regards to the Realme C25. The massive battery is clearly its key power, as is the comparatively quick charging pace. Show high quality is common, however given the worth, there’s little to complain about. I do like Realme’s software program implementation, and the efficiency on the machine ought to manages the person’s wants, at the very least so far as common day-to-day apps are involved. Nonetheless, it’s prudent to say that almost each single spec seen on the Realme C25 could be discovered on the Narzo 30A for a worth that’s Rs 1,000 decrease. The one factor that the brand new telephone has is the macro shooter, which I don’t see as a invaluable addition. It makes me surprise why Realme can be inclined to supply the C25 when it has a wonderfully serviceable machine within the Narzo 30A.

Editor’s score: 3.5 / 5


  • Beefy battery
  • Clean efficiency
  • First rate show


  • Common cameras
  • Boring design
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