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Realme is bragging the C15’s large battery, fast charging, as well as its unique quad cameras and gaming processor. But the question is, should you pay attention to this device? Does it have what it takes to justify the money you’d spend on it? We find out in our Realme C15 full review.
We’ve always praised Realme for coming up with new designs every time they release a smartphone. And we’re doing the same with the Realme C15. Despite its all-plastic build, it has an aesthetic that we’ve never seen on any other Realme smartphone before.
The Realme C15 is available in two colors: Seagull Silver and the one we have here, Marine Blue. It has a textured surface with a gradient geometric design. Unlike the glass-like plastic that others use, this looks much cleaner and resistant to fingerprint marks.
However, Realme did copy the square camera glass of the Realme C11. But this time, it has four lenses symmetrically distanced with each other, and the LED flash outside the pack. The fingerprint scanner is also on the back, which is a little high for those with smaller hands to reach.
With its enormous screen and battery, the C15 is predictably large. It weighs 209g and 9.8mm thick, while most phones averages at 175g and 8mm, respectively. Thankfully, the curved edges kept it comfortable to hold.
On the front, we have the aforementioned 6.5-inch screen, with thin bezels on the sides, slightly thicker in the bottom, and a waterdrop notch on the top. This results to an 88.7% screen-to-body ratio.
We then have the SIM tray on the left side. It can accommodate two nano SIMs, with a special slot for the microSD card.
The top is clean, so don’t expect a noise-canceling microphone for calls. Instead, we have the single mic on the bottom, alongside the headphone jack and single loudspeaker. Disappointingly, it has a microUSB port instead of the modern USB Type-C.
The bottom line is, we’re satisfied with the Realme C15’s design and build. The front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, although the specific model was not mentioned. Plus, it ships with a pre-installed screen protector. Realme also sealed the C15 carefully to make it splash resistant. That’s enough for water-related accidents, but don’t go swimming with it.
The Realme C15 sports an enormous HD+ LCD screen, with a 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, and has a 420-nits peak brightness for outdoor visibility.
Display quality is good for the price. The large size provides a lot of room for doing tasks, playing games, and watching movies. The colors from the IPS panel is decent, although an HD resolution at this size is definitely not the most ideal.
On the bottom, we have a surprisingly good loudspeaker. It has a really loud volume, perfect for listening to music or streaming videos with friends. Sound balance is great, too, with audible bass.
The Realme C15 is powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor, with IMG PowerVR GE8320. You can get it with 3GB/64GB or 4GB/64GB RAM and storage configuration. What we’re reviewing here is the base 3GB model.
Just like most of their latest releases, the Realme C15 runs on the latest Android 10 with Realme UI on top.
One of the bragging rights the Realme C15 have is its quad cameras. It starts with a 13-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel monochrome lens, and 2-megapixel retro lens. We then have an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
Realme have been bragging the battery and charging on the Realme C15, and they have the right to do so. It’s so large it gets to have reverse wireless charging that turns it as a power bank using an OTG cable.
As you can see, it got a whopping screen-on time of 17 hours and 29 minutes on PCMark. That’s after a loop of synthetic workload until the battery goes from 100% to 20%. We ran the test with the WiFi and Bluetooth off and the screen brightness and volume at 50%