Realme C1 is Good, But Should You Shed Additional Rs.2,000 and Buy Xiaomi Redmi Y2? Find Out

As part of ongoing offers, the Realme C1 is available for Rs. 6,999 on Flipkart and the Redmi Y2 at Rs. 8,999 on Amazon; We explore if it's worth spending more on the Redmi Y2 or does the RealMe C1 proves itself worthy.


Amazon and Flipkart have their respective sale period going on. Amazon India’s Great Indian Festival sale and Flipkart’s Big Billion Days are offering great deals on numerous smartphones. The deals extend from budget phones between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000 and to other high end, flagship devices as well. It’s a crazy period online where popular smartphones vanish in a flash, more so with budget handsets.

There are plenty of options for someone looking for a decent, pocket-friendly smartphone. Among the ones available, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 and RealMe C1 are two of the popular ones. The feature-rich smartphones are available at unbelievable prices with additional offers from both retailers.

RealMe C1 and Redmi Y2 Offers

The RealMe C1, whose original price is Rs. 8,990 been slashed by Rs. 2,000 and is available for just Rs. 6,999 on Flipkart. The retailer site also offers further bank discounts. As for the Redmi Y2, the price is slashed to Rs. 8,999 from its Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of Rs. 10,499 on Amazon. Additionally, Amazon offers cashback and screen protection offers on the purchase of the Redmi Y2. But is it worth paying Rs. 8,999 for the Redmi Y2 when the RealMe C1 is available for Rs. 6,999?

Redmi Y2: Where does the smartphone stand tall?

Beginning with the hardware on the device, the Redmi Y2 is powered by a 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor alongside an Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone consists a 3GB RAM and 32GB in internal storage, expandable up to 128GB. Comparing these specifications with the RealMe C1, the Redmi Y2 is the clear winner. The RealMe C1 boasts a 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset alongside an Adreno 506 GPU. It’s clear that the Redmi Y2 has a more powerful processor to begin with and hence, the device offers superior performance than the RealMe C1. On top of it, the RealMe C1 only provides 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB.

The Redmi Y2 sports a 12MP+5MP dual camera set up at the rear and a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. The RealMe C1 on the other hand sports a 13MP+2MP dual camera setup and a 5MP selfie snapper. The RealMe C1 does edge the Redmi Y2 with AI camera features, but in terms of sheer quality, the Redmi Y2 is the clear winner.

RealMe C1: Features that stand out

The RealMe C1 is a good budget smartphone, which, at the current price offers proper specifications and features. Starting with the unmatched price of the smartphone, the RealMe C1 could provide a good value for money. The RealMe C1 has a fantastic 4230mAh battery with it, providing a more lasting backup on a single charge. The camera primary 13MP camera in its rear dual setup is better than the Redmi Y2’s 12MP. Concerning display, the RealMe C1 has a bigger 6.2-inch and better 1520×720 pixels resolution than the Redmi Y2. The Redmi device has a slightly smaller 5.99-inch display with 1440×720 pixels resolution. However, those are the only areas where the RealMe C1 beats the Redmi Y2.


The RealMe C1 is not a bad phone, in fact, it’s a fantastic device if we consider the price it’s selling for. At Rs.6,999 the RealMe C1 offers terrific specifications, although, lags behind in RAM and storage. However, if you are looking at a smartphone with a pocket-friendly budget and proper specifications to go along, then the Redmi Y2 makes the cut here. the Redmi Y2 offers superior performance, great specs and a brilliant camera setup on both sides. The difference of Rs. 2,000 might look significant, but what the Redmi Y2 provides at Rs. 8,999 is excellent considering what’s packed in the smartphone.