The Realme C25 is one of the company’s three cheap phones in the C-series. The handset is powered by a MediaTek processor and is equipped with features like triple cameras, a 6000mAh battery, and a large screen. The Realme C25 packs 4GB of RAM and comes with a starting price of BDT 13,900. It is one of the few phones that offers 4GB of RAM under Rs 10,000. But is it worth buying? Read our review.
Realme C25 comes with a textured back. There is no gradient pattern, but a uniform color. It comes in gray and black color variants and the body of the phone is plastic. The Realme C25 is a bit bulky and weighs 209 grams. While the rear doesn’t register any fingerprints or dust for that matter, we’re not too sure about its durability. The plastic body looks vulnerable and you might want to use a back cover with the phone.
Realme C25 is a big-screen phone. It offers a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen. The screen has a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 60Hz. Color production is accurate and there are no issues with the phone’s display screen. At a peak brightness of 480 nits, text on the phone is readable outdoors.
Watching videos on the handset’s large screen is a good thing. It is TUV Rheinland certified, which means it emits less blue light. Design-wise, Realme C25 has thick bezels on the front. On the back is the square-shaped camera module with an LED sensor. On the back, there is a fingerprint reader.
The bottom edge of the phone has a USB Type-C charging port with a microphone. The handset comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and offers a speaker grill. Also placed at the bottom. On the left edge, there is a SIM card tray. The power button and volume control buttons are placed on the right edge.
The Realme C25 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G70 CPU. The smartphone has 4GB of RAM and comes in 64GB and 128GB storage capacities. To expand the storage, a microSD card can be utilized.
The Realme C25 device is suitable for light to moderate gaming. There were no major setbacks in his performance. Don’t expect an overwhelming performance, but it’s just capable of meeting daily challenges without giving you a hard time.
Apps take a long time to load. Switching between apps is easy, but again, it takes time. Multitasking isn’t smooth either. Despite being a budget phone, the Realme C25 did not have any heating issues.
Realme C25 comes with Realme UI 2.0 based on the Android 11 operating system. The user interface of the handset is easy to navigate. There are pre-installed apps that if a user wants can uninstall. Realme UI 2.0 offers several customization features. You can choose the application icons of your choice. There are also new themes and wallpapers. The UI also lets you customize the notification drawer and choose the phone’s overall color scheme.
On the rear of the Realme C25, there are three cameras. The smartphone offers a 13 MP main lens with an aperture of f/1.8, a 2 MP monochrome lens, and a 2 MP macro lens for shooting close objects. On the front, the phone has an 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
If you own or have used a Realme phone, you’ll find it easy to use the phone’s camera app. The app’s user interface is simple. Features like Night, Portrait, HDR, and others are handy and can be easily enabled. There is quick access to camera settings within the app itself. Users can opt for location tagging, watermark, AI screen recognition, and more in the settings menu.
The shutter speed is fast, which means it quickly freezes the scene. Photos clicked in daylight have enough detail. In some cases, images are oversaturated, so not true to what objects look like in real life.
The portrait camera does a decent job. However, the portraits lack detail. The macro sensor is just ok and not that good. That said, remember that this is a budget phone and may not be ideal for camera enthusiasts.
In terms of video shooting capabilities, Realme C25 can record up to 1080p 30fps using both front and rear cameras.
When it comes to selfies, they are crisp and rich in color. Portraits using the front camera are better than those from the back with good edge detection.
Realme C25 is backed by a large 6000mAh battery capacity. It’s paired with an 18-watt fast charger and a plug-and-play USB Type-C cable. The USB Type-C support is appreciated given that this is a BDT 13,900 price category phone.
When it comes to performance, the phone takes nearly three hours to charge to 100%. It’s long. Once fully charged, it can easily last a day and a half longer for any average user. If you reduce the scrolling time on social networks and the Internet, the battery life of the phone can also be extended to 2 days.
The budget price category is full of multiple options. However, only a few companies provide a complete package. And Realme C25 is surely one of those. Long battery life, a large screen, and a processor that handles everyday activities without much complaining. These are just a few of the features that make the Realme C25 so appealing. Sufficient camera performance is another plus point of the smartphone. If you still want to explore other good options in this price segment, the Poco M3 and Moto G10 Power are worth considering.