Fresh from wowing us with the realme 6, a mid-range smartphone that is causing ripples inside the local market by the use of offering a very good steadiness between choices and value, something the Transsion Staff duo Infinix and Tecno have successfully been doing for years, realme is once more with however every other banger: the realme C15.
Similar to the realme 6 does inside the next smartphone segment after the one it plays in, the realme C15, coupled with the rest of the siblings inside the C series identical to the C3 and C11, which will also be moreover available inside the Kenyan market, is out to disillusioned the status quo and function as so much havoc because it may be able to.
For the consumer like me and likewise you, then again, all of this is to our reach. While we haven’t been lacking in alternatives with the presence of almost about equivalent alternatives from Oppo, realme’s former father or mother, Huawei, Xiaomi, Tecno, Infinix and Samsung, realme brings with it the advantages of fresh blood. And it presentations in devices identical to the realme C15.
Design-wise, there’s not so much that stands out and there’s not so much that makes you not identical to the device. You get the now-standard tear-drop notch on the front, the only disruptor in what’s principally a easy look punctuated by the use of thin bezels and a somewhat upper chin house. At the right kind aspect, the volume rocker and the ability button are all clicky as you’d want them to while the left aspect is left for the double SIM slots and the one microSD card slot. The best aspect is clean while the bottom packs the usual suspects: 3.5mm headphone jack, power port and speaker.
The choice of a microUSB port for power and knowledge transfer is a curious one, despite the fact that. While it’s not if truth be told unusual for devices in our market to function such, it waters down realme’s credentials as an out-and-out industry gamechanger.
The matte finish on the once more, with some slight perforations to enhance grip is if truth be told very good and assists in keeping the paw prints that we have bemoaned on devices with the faux-glass (plastic) design identical to the Tecno Camon 16 away. Short of a case each to enhance grip or keep smudges at bay is the least of your worries when using the realme C15. Out of the sphere, it’s very good to move.
What isn’t watered down and is toe to toe with realme’s fighters to be had available in the market, then again, is its 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel which is as colourful as what we’ve encountered on realme’s further pricey alternatives however moreover in a similar fashion poor when out and about – it’s brightness isn’t on the higher aspect of things. Nevertheless, from a herbal shopper viewpoint, there isn’t so much not to like regarding the display. It’s a HD+ panel, positive, alternatively you don’t actually really feel like you might be missing out on so much. Moreover, this, coupled with the beefy battery pack on the once more, will have to be probably the most an important key elements of the implausible battery lifestyles I have been experiencing.
There is no such thing as a lot to jot down area regarding the realme C15’s cameras, specifically the ones at the once more.
Positive, at the once more you get a choice of hyped quad sensors alternatively they send merely what you’d expect of a device in this value fluctuate. No longer anything else out of the sphere and not so much disappointing, each. The latter most efficient is to be had in in low delicate scenarios where it struggles to match its potency in excellent lighting necessities.
The front-facing camera, then again, is excellent, most efficient bogged down by the use of the slow shutter as a result of this just a bit endurance will have to be exercised if your selfies are supposed to pop as you’d want them. Oh, and likewise you’d need to bear in mind to blow their own horns that excellent seems to be filter out which is on by the use of default. Portrait mode on the selfie camera is surprisingly very good, something that we don’t see being performed consistently this very good even on smartphones that value further – even double – than the realme C15.
The realme C15 I’ve had with me most efficient packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Now not specifically surprising given its value alternatively a step down from the 8GB RAM, 128GB storage combo that we have had to artwork with all the way through the remaining couple of months while reviewing various mid-range smartphones. That alternatively, I came upon the realme C15’s potency acceptable. I didn’t bump into any stutter and lagging alternatively I will have to admit that, given my wanderlust, I was alarmed that I was filling up the storage very quickly. That’s the position the 128GB sort, which works for Kshs 3,000 further, is to be had in. Kshs 3,000 is worth it for double the storage that you simply get.
The dismal potency when taking low-light pictures moreover carries over into other things like using the face liberate function at night time or in lowly lit instances: it struggles and maximum usually fails. Now not exactly surprising alternatively now we now have seen other devices (to be fair to the C15, they are maximum usually costlier) fare significantly better. The fingerprint sensor, located at the once more, then again, always saves the day.
With the realme C15, one gets the standard realme treatment: realme UI. What I appreciated about it on the C15 is that the intrusive ads and pop-ups I bemoaned inside the realme 6 are fewer and no more on the C15. Most likely it’s out of the realization that it has a lot much less power and that MediaTek Helio G35, very good as it is on the device, will have to be singularly fascinated about delivering the best shopper experience conceivable and not pushing hidden agendas inside the background. The entire thing else is almost about standard. No longer anything else out of the abnormal. The standard near-stock Android experience alternatively upper tuned. You even get get entry to to HeyTap Cloud, Oppo’s cloud service.
There are added choices like the ability to fan the flames of the split-screen mode and run two techniques aspect by the use of aspect, clone apps now that the likes of WhatsApp are dragging their ft and Game area which tunes the device to better maintain one’s gaming needs and offers a central place to keep watch over the video video games.
The power button moreover doubles up since the Google Assistant button for those that cherish the Assistant’s handiness.
The number one standout function on the realme C15, for me, is the device’s endurance. It lasts and lasts. 2 days of battery lifestyles are confident when using the realme C15. It is not a surprise, despite the fact that, given that it has a 6,000mAh battery unit alternatively it is refreshing, alternatively, to experience it. That’s the device that you are taking with you on a chronic move from side to side and not have to worry about balancing between documenting your move from side to side and needing to stay closer to a wall socket or fishing out your power monetary establishment. The only problem? The trickle charging isn’t for the faint-hearted. You need at least 3 hours to get it completely charged and there is no manner, at least as I professional it, to speed up problems.
The realme C15 is a smart observe up to the C11 that realme introduced for a few weeks faster than its advent into the local market. It’s an even upper strengthen to any individual who’s used the realme C3. It brings out the best of realme’s entry-level Android experience managing to successfully steadiness potency and expectations. Choices and pricing. Alternatively, it is threatened by the use of stiff pageant to be had available in the market; the devices that doable buyers it’s going to be having a look at faster than or after checking it out. Its game-oriented processor supplies it a leg up alternatively its so-so cameras and the need for added storage indicate that you simply however need to be having a look over your shoulder.
The realme C15 is going for Kshs 17,000 for the ground (64GB) sort and Kshs 20,000 for the 128GB sort.