In recent years, new manufacturers have begun to emerge that have managed to gain a consolidated place among the top ten smartphone manufacturers. One of them is really. Born from the hand of Li Bingzhong, former vice president of Oppo, Realme has opted to adjust the price/quality ratio as much as possible. An example of this is its research into charging systems, becoming the manufacturer with the fastest charging on the market. And now he has presented in Spain his latest phone: the realme C55.
This device is part of the C family, mobile phones at the limit between the input range (below 200 euros) and the average. In the case of C55 its launch price is 199 euros, then it will go up to €229. As I said, right on the edge. But we go by parts in the analysis.
It is a device with a clean and conventional design. It has no fancy materials: no ceramic or sapphire crystal. It is very thin (less than 8 mm), clean on its surfaces and easy to carry in the hand. His processor is not one of the most interesting either or known: a 12 nm Helio G88 chipset, when others are already used to 3 nanometers, that is, they can group many more neurotransmitters in the same size (up to 4 times more). In short: it is not a brain suitable for large tasks, to have many applications open at the same time or to demand a high-powered video game, but… Again: it is a 200-euro mobile.
Of course, one with a RAM memory from 8 GB that can reach up to 16 GB of dynamic RAM and 256GB of storage, also expandable up to 1TB. This RAM memory gives the microchip a plus so that it works better. To this is added a 6.72-inch screen with FHD + resolution, a refresh rate of 90 Hz and 680 nits of brightness… very fair in high light conditions.
Where it begins to surprise for its category is in the cameras. The selfie is fair with its 8 MP, but the main one is a 64 MP, the only camera in the segment with this resolution. They also bet on an OV64B sensor with a 0.7 um pixel size and 1/2″ optical format, the same sensor used in the realme GT Master Edition. This sensor increases the clarity and resolution of the previous model by 54%. Everything the system contributes to having a camera that doesn’t look like it belongs to a mobile for 200 euros.Obviously it is not a camera that allows us to obtain high quality photos but it behaves adequately in most situations.
Another interesting aspect is its battery: a entry/mid range with a 5,000 mAh battery and 33 W fast charging (from 0 to 100 in 63 minutes), almost double the charging power of its predecessor. Another interesting detail in the design aspect is that the front camera is housed in a perforation reminiscent of the latest iPhone. The software included in this microcapsule allows us to see the charging status, notifications and details of some applications, acting as a minimal screen, but useful above all thanks to its dynamic light that changes color depending on the state of the battery.
Verdict: It is not a mobile to buy for its camera. Nor is it one that stands out for its processing capacity, but its charging, its battery, its memory, details such as the microcapsule and, mainly, its price, make it a very interesting option in today’s market.