Realme C21

Updated: 29th May 2021
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7,999
  • Display

    6.5 inches
  • Processor

    MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm
  • Ram

    3 GB
  • Storage

    32 GB
  • Front Camera

    5 MP (f/2.2) Selfie Camera
  • Primary Camera

    13 MP (f/2.2, wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non removable Li-ion 5000 mAh battery

Expert Score

4
A blockbuster of a phone in a common man’s budget.

Pros

  • Huge 6.5 inch screen size for an immersive visual experience
  • Powerful 5000 mAh battery
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Average camera quality
  • Overheating issues
  • Low RAM availability

Not everyone in the smartphone market is looking to spend 20 to 30 thousand on a phone. Some of us are on a budget but still want a phone that goes beyond its price range. Well, Realme has come out without a phone, priced at Rs.8,999, that will not only go beyond your expectations but will do so without creating a huge dent in your wallet.

Realme C21 price in india starts from 7999. This Mobile is a decent phone with MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm Processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Realme C21 has a screen size of 6.5 inches and weighs approximately 190 g. This mobiles runs on Android OS, v10 and has decent resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.

Performance

Realme C21 runs on MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm Processor and it has Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 13 MP (f/2.2, wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 5 MP (f/2.2) Selfie Camera. Other camera features include HDR, AR sticker, Slow Motion, Portrait Mode, Beauty Mode, AI Camera.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Call Records, Messaging, Phonebook, Games, Edge, GPRS, Face Unlock. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4g: Dual VoLTE, 5g: No.

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Realme C21 Performance

The Realme C21 comes with a modest set of SoC under its hood to power your daily tasks. The MediaTek Helio G35 powers the Realme C21 and though not ideal for heavy gaming can handle almost all the other tasks with ease. The octa-core Helio G35 on the Realme C21 is paired up with 3 GB of RAM which may sound low but is a bargain at the 8000 INR mark the Realme C21 is selling at in the market.

The G35 SoC as stated earlier is not that efficient in handling AAA games but for the occasional gamers, the Realme C21 shall be more than enough. With a top clock speed of 2.3 GHz, the Realme C21 ensures that even with 3 GB of RAM you get a lag-free experience. The SoC and RAM are paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU to handle all the graphics duty and the Realme C21 runs on an Android 10 UI.

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Summary

All in all the Realme C21 offers a decent build under the hood given its extremely low price tag

Realme C21 Display

The Realme C21 has a 6.5-inch LCD screen that produces crisp color. The screen has a resolution of 720x1600 pixels with an approximate pixel density of about 270 pixels per inch. The IPS LCD panel offers vibrant colors and amazing contrast.

The Realme C21 has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a body-to-screen ratio of 80.8%. The LCD screen has great viewing angles and is great for watching movies and browsing. Even graphics-intensive games can be run on the Realme C21 without significant lag albeit there may be overheating issues. The screen has a brightness of 400 nits and has options to adjust the tone and colour displayed.

The capacitive touchscreen is sweet while responding to your touches but the only drawback is that you do not get any significant protection like a Corning Gorilla Glass. There is a standard 60 Hz refresh rate you get with the Realme C21.

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Summary

The 65inch screen is good for watching movies and browsing on social media while the G35 SoC handles the backend for a seamless experience

Realme C21 Battery

This is one section you might be a little surprised in considering the 5000mAh battery pack that the Realme C21 offers. The 5000 mAh battery is smaller no doubt compared to competitors but can easily manage to power the Realme C21 throughout the day. Casual social media usage and even a few hours of gaming can be easily managed by the battery.

The makers at Realme decided to go a step further and provided reverse charging capabilities in the Realme C21. The reverse charging capability is a unique feature of the Realme C21 and an unusual one compared to its price tag.

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Summary

An efficient battery that lasts a day at minimum and reverses charging capabilities makes sure that in no emergency will the Realme C21 go missing

Realme C21 Camera

The Realme C21 features a triple camera AI setup with some unique features to give your photos a premium touch. The triple camera setup is formed using a 13 MP main snapper lens along with two 2 MP depth and macro sensor lenses accompanying it. The photography qualities of the back camera setup are average but the Chroma Boost technology offers a boost to the memories you click. You also get HDR view, Panorama view, and Expert view.

The back camera setup also has video capturing qualities of up to 1080p at 30 frames. In a nutshell, the raw pictures captured by the Realme C21 are almost average but with the Chroma Boost technology, this loophole is well handled. At the front, you get a 5MP snapper at the centre of the screen in a belt at the top. The 5MP front camera offers very good picture quality along with good capturing of skin tone.

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Summary

Comparatively speaking the front camera offers better performance than the back camera setup but only by a slight margin

Realme C21 Design

The Realme C21 has a sturdy build with a Glass front, a plastic back and a frame. Considering its low price tag it is clear that Realme would go with a plastic back but that doesn’t mean that Realme compromised on quality. The Realme C21 has gone through stringent measures to get the TUV Rheinland Smartphone High Credibility Certification. This means your Realme C21 will stay by your side for a long time.

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Summary

The Realme C21 comes in Cross Black and Cross Blue and is built sturdily and guarantees durability

A blockbuster of a phone in a common man’s budget.

  • Massive Battery

    The phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery, which is quite impressive given the price range.

  • Durable Design

    The Realme C21 has gone through stringent measures to get the TUV Rheinland Smartphone High Credibility Certification to ensure a high-quality build.

  • Seamless Visual Experience

    The 6.5-inch screen and the G35 SoC makes for an immersive visual experience for the user.

Realme C21 Specifications

  • GENERAL

    Colours

    Cross Black, Cross Blue

    Custom UI

    Realme UI

    Device type

    Smartphone

    Operating System

    Android OS, v10

    Sim

    Dual Sim

    Status

    Available in India

  • DESIGN

    Body Material

    Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame

    Height

    165.2 mm

    Thickness

    8.9 mm

    Weight

    190 g

    Width

    76.4 mm

  • DISPLAY

    Aspect Ratio

    20:09

    Bezel Less Display

    Yes, Water Drop Notch

    Form Factor

    Touch

    Pixel Density

    270 ppi

    Refresh Rate

    60 Hz

    Screen resolution

    720 x 1600 pixels

    Screen size

    6.5 inches

    Technology

    IPS LCD

    Touchscreen

    Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

  • PERFORMANCE

    Chipset

    MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm

    CPU

    Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

    GPU

    PowerVR GE8320

    RAM

    3 GB

  • STORAGE

    Call Records

    Yes

    Card Slot

    microSDXC (dedicated slot)

    External Storage

    upto 256 GB

    Internal Storage

    32 GB

    Messaging

    Yes

    Phonebook

    Yes

  • CAMERA

    Camera Features

    HDR, AR sticker, Slow Motion, Portrait Mode, Beauty Mode, AI Camera

    Front Camera

    5 MP (f/2.2) Selfie Camera

    Primary camera

    13 MP (f/2.2, wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Camera with LED Flash

    Video Recording

    1080p@30fps

  • MULTIMEDIA

    Audio Jack

    Yes, 3.5 mm

    Audio Player

    MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC

    FM Radio

    No

    Games

    Yes

    Speakers

    Yes, with stereo speakers

    Video Player

    MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV

  • BATTERY

    Type

    Non removable Li-ion 5000 mAh battery

  • CONNECTIVITY

    Bluetooth

    v5.0, A2DP, LE

    Browser

    HTML5

    Edge

    Yes

    GPRS

    Yes

    GPS Facility

    A-GPS

    Speed

    HSPA, LTE

    USB

    microUSB v2.0, USB OTG

    WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

  • NETWORK SUPPORT

    2G

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

    3G

    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

    4G

    Dual VoLTE

    5G

    No

  • MORE FEATURES

    Face Unlock

    Yes

    Fingerprint Sensor

    Yes, Rear

    Quick Charging

    Yes, 65W Quick Charging

    Sensors

    accelerometer, proximity, compass

User Review of Realme C21

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &5 Review
A

Ajay

Posted on : 21st May 2021

Disappointed

Lags too much while playing games, battery last 3-4 hrs on full charge, still not got android updated version.

A

Arun

Posted on : 24th May 2021

Quality

Very poor quality, screen go black 10 times a day, lags too much, poor camera quality.

V

Vikrant

Posted on : 29th May 2021

Camera

Performance of mobile is good but the camera quality is not good.

DG

Dev Goswami

Posted on : 13th June 2021

Performance

performance is good as this price range, not for heavy users

JS

Jai Singh

Posted on : 11th June 2021

performance

Nice phone to buy in the price range with 4GB RAM

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Realme C21 FAQ

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Realme C21?

Different variants available for Realme C21 are 3 GB RAM/32 GB ROM, 4 GB RAM/64 GB ROM.

Q. Does Realme C21 comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Realme C21?

This Phone equips with Non removable Li-ion 5000 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Realme C21 in the market?

Best alternatives available for Realme C21 are: Xiaomi Redmi 8, Realme C11, Infinix Smart 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5, Motorola Moto E7 Power, Xiaomi Redmi 6, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, POCO C3.

Q. What are all available bands for Realme C21 ?

Realme C21 comes up with 2g:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3g:HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4g:Dual VoLTE, 5g:No.

Q. What are different color options available for Realme C21 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Cross Black, Cross Blue.

Q. What's the dimension of Realme C21 ?

Dimension of Realme C21 is 165.2 mm X 76.4 mm X 8.9 mm.

Q. Does Realme C21 has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Realme C21 has headphone jack.

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