Realme C12 and Realme C15 Review

Realme’s funds lineup is beginning to get overcrowded, however the firm continues to launch new fashions with minor adjustments, even when costs overlap. Final month, Realme introduced the C12 and C15, priced between Rs. 9,000 and Rs. 11,000. The large function, fairly actually, is the 6,000mAh battery that each fashions share.

Since each smartphones are very comparable, apart from a few variations, I believed it will make sense to overview them collectively. Most of what I will be speaking about applies to each fashions. So, are Realme’s latest funds telephones price shopping for? Let’s discover out.

Realme C12 and Realme C15 design: Price range-friendly

The Realme C12 and C15 have the very same design and dimensions. Each weigh 209g and are pretty chunky telephones. The frames and backs are constructed of plastic, however each telephones really feel sturdy and nicely put-together. Each have a tray on the left for 2 Nano-SIMs and a microSD card. On the backside, we have now a headphone jack, Micro-USB port, and speaker.

There is a ‘trapezium gradient’ design on the backs of each fashions. This appears good and would not entice a variety of fingerprints. Each smartphones can be found in the identical two colors — Energy Silver and Energy Blue. The Realme C12 and C15 are stated to have fire-resistant again covers and are additionally splash resistant.

The Realme C12 and C15 share the identical design and button structure


The Realme C12 and Realme C15 each have capacitive rear fingerprint sensors, which labored nicely in my expertise. Face recognition additionally labored simply as shortly. There is a squariish digicam module on each telephones that sits nearly flush with the physique.

The Realme C12 and C15 have the identical 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display, with a decision of 1600×720 pixels and an unspecified model of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. You get a water-drop notch for the selfie digicam, and in typical funds telephone vogue, there are pretty thick bezels, particularly the chin on the backside. The colors on each telephones’ shows regarded first rate to me, however the high quality of the panels is fairly common. Whites are likely to look a bit murky and viewing angles will not be very broad.

Neither of the telephones comes with a case within the field. One distinction between the 2 is that the Realme C12 comes with a 10W charger whereas the Realme C15 has an 18W charger within the field.

Realme C12 and Realme C15 efficiency: A little bit of a wrestle

Realme has used the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, which is identical entry-level chip that we noticed within the Realme C11 (Assessment). It is not probably the most highly effective processor on this value section, particularly contemplating that competing telephones such because the Narzo 10A (Assessment) and Redmi 9 Prime (Assessment) have extra highly effective choices.

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The Realme C12 and C15 have massive shows, every with a waterdrop notch


The Realme C12 is just accessible in a single configuration, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage priced at Rs. 8,999. The Realme C15 comes with both 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. These variants are priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 10,999 respectively.

Realme despatched me the 4GB variant of the C15, which ran Realme UI fairly nicely. The animations have been a bit uneven, and opening sure system menus and loading apps did take somewhat longer than common, however informal utilization wasn’t too unhealthy. The Realme C12 alternatively felt noticeably slower. Little issues like ready for the keyboard to pop up earlier than I might start typing a message, and even simply loading an app, felt a beat slower than on the C15.

Video games ran decently, so long as I caught to easy titles or lowered the graphics high quality. Even on the Realme C15, I discovered that titles like Want for Pace: No Limits ran high quality however at diminished high quality settings. Movies regarded first rate however these telephones do not provide one of the best viewing expertise as a result of slender viewing angles and common high quality of the panels used.

Each telephones help Wi-Fi n, Bluetooth 5, and the fundamental satellite tv for pc navigation programs. You get Realme UI primarily based on Android 10 on the Realme C12 and C15, that includes the identical gestures and shortcuts that we have seen on many of the firm’s latest choices. There are a bunch of preloaded apps too, however most of them could be uninstalled.

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Each telephones have rear-mounted fingerprint sensors


Realme C12 and Realme C15 battery life: Pretty much as good because it will get

The primary promoting level of each telephones is their massive batteries. The Realme C12 and C15 each function 6,000mAh batteries, which simply delivered a day and half to 2 full days on a single cost. These telephones smashed all earlier information set by Realme telephones in our battery loop check, operating for about 32 hours.

In terms of charging these batteries, the Realme C15 has a bonus due to its help for 18W quick charging. It nonetheless takes about two hours to completely cost it, however you may rise up to a 45 % cost in an hour. The Realme C12 takes lots longer to cost because it would not help quick charging, even when you use a better wattage charger.

Realme C12 and Realme C15 cameras: Mediocre at greatest

The Realme C12 has three rear cameras, whereas the Realme C15 has 4. Each have the identical 13-megapixel major digicam, however the others are barely completely different. The C12 has a 2-megapixel monochrome digicam and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. The Realme C15 lacks the macro digicam however you get an 8-megapixel extremely wide-angle one, a 2-megapixel monochrome digicam and a 2-megapixel retro digicam. One other distinction is that the C12 has a 5-megapixel entrance digicam whereas the C15 has an 8-megapixel one.

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The Realme C12 (left) has three rear cameras, whereas the C15 (proper) has 4


The retro digicam on the Realme C15 is used when you choose the ’07’ filter in Portrait taking pictures mode, whereas the monochrome digicam is used if you choose the ’06’ filter. The Realme C12 would not have the choice for filters in Portrait mode, so it is unclear whether or not its monochrome digicam is getting used in any respect, apart from to calculate depth.

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I discovered picture high quality of the Realme C12 and C15 alike to be nicely under common normally. Throughout the day, images have been usually underexposed, with weak dynamic vary and poor particulars. The C15’s wide-angle digicam appears like a pleasant contact, however picture high quality is as soon as once more fairly poor. Shut-ups are likely to fare a bit higher with each telephones, however you want to have regular fingers as autofocus is not the quickest. There may be digital zoom as much as 4x, however zoomed-in images regarded like watercolour work, so it is best left unused.

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Portrait mode labored decently on each telephones. The Realme C15’s retro digicam provides an old-style filter to your images, whereas the monochrome digicam captures vintage-looking black-and-white images.

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I wasn’t anticipating a lot from low-light images, and positive sufficient, the Realme C12 and C15 carry out fairly poorly when taking pictures at evening. Pictures had weak particulars, and Evening mode did not appear to make any impactful distinction on both telephone. The autofocus was additionally a lot slower in low gentle.

The Realme C12 and C15 can report video at as much as 1080p, however with none stabilisation. Footage was usable when taking pictures within the daytime, however under common at evening.

The Realme C15 does a barely higher job with selfies, due to its higher-resolution entrance sensor. The Realme C12 nonetheless manages to carry its personal when taking pictures indoors, however it’s not nice.


The Realme C12 and Realme C15’s major redeeming function is powerful battery life, however they each fall brief in just about each different space. We might have been a bit happier had they been priced decrease, just like the Realme C11. Nonetheless at almost Rs. 9,000 for the C12 and Rs. 11,000 for the C15, we predict you would be higher off with telephones that attempt to be higher all-rounders.

You do not even should look too far: Realme’s personal Narzo 10A seems like a better option than the C12 general, because it has a extra highly effective SoC and is priced beginning at Rs. 8,999. The Realme C15 additionally has stiff competitors from the Redmi 9 Prime and Moto G9, that are priced equally and provide higher efficiency. There’s additionally the Narzo 20 and Narzo 20A, which we’re testing proper now and may very well be good alternate options to the C12 and C15.

In case you solely care about having one of the best battery life and are on a decent funds, the Realme C12 and C15 will fulfil this want. For everybody else, any of the alternate options talked about above will provide a greater mixture of battery life and efficiency.

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