OPPO’s sub-brand Realme took the market by storm when it debuted last year. After completing substantially successful months in India, the brand recently launched two new phones, the Realme 3 Pro and Realme C2 in India. Both the phones cater to different segments, while the Realme 3 Pro is a challenging mid-ranger, the Realme C2 appeals the ultra-budget segment. In this article, we will be pitting the Realme C2 with other budget phones – Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Samsung Galaxy M10.
Redmi 7 vs Realme C2 vs Samsung Galaxy M10: Price in India
The Realme C2 price in India starts at INR 5,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage model and INR 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. The Redmi 7 turns out to be costlier at INR 7,999 for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage model and INR 8,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. The Samsung Galaxy M10 costs INR 7,990 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage model and INR 8,990 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. In this context, the Realme C2 seems to be more affordable than the other two phones.
Redmi 7 vs Realme C2 vs Samsung Galaxy M10: Display, Performance
All three phones come with plastic bodies but differ in terms of design. On the one hand, the Realme C2 boasts a diamond-cut design while the Redmi 7 has the stylish gradient finish on the back. The Samsung Galaxy M10 has the most basic design without any pattern.
In terms of display, the Realme C2 comes with a 6.1-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch on top making it have an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Under the hood, the Realme C2 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC clubbed with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, depending on the variant. On the software front, the phone ships with Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0.
On the contrary, the Redmi 7 features a 6.26-inch HD+ display with the same shaped notch as the Realme C2. Its screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 19:9 aspect ratio. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC powers the Redmi 7 with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage as per the variant. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 settles for a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V Display panel featuring 19:9 aspect ratio. An Exynos 7870 SoC with up to 3GB of RAM powers the Galaxy M10, according to the variant. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience 9.5 UX out-of-the-box.
Among the three, both Realme C2 and Redmi 7 have a neck-to-neck battle with powerful chipsets. The Galaxy M10 misses out on the chipset performance and software version. While both Realme C2 and Redmi 7 ship with Android 9 Pie based custom UI, the Galaxy M10 sticks with Android 8.1 Oreo.
Redmi 7 vs Realme C2 vs Samsung Galaxy M10: Camera, Battery
Coming to the imaging segment, the Realme C2 sports 13MP+2MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front supporting AI Face Unlock feature. The Redmi 7 has a 12MP+2MP dual rear camera setup and an 8MP selfie camera with AI Portrait mode, AI Face Unlock, and more. The Samsung Galaxy M10 comes with a 13MP+5MP dual camera setup on the rear and 5MP selfie snapper on the front. As for battery specs, both Realme C2 and Redmi 7 have 4,000mAh battery while the Galaxy M10 comes with loses the battle with a 3,400mAh battery.
In this comparison segment, the Samsung Galaxy M10 tops the rear camera specs with a slightly better secondary lens. However, the performance of the rear camera on the Realme C2 and Redmi 7 won’t be much different from the Galaxy M10. For the front camera, the Redmi 7 takes the cake with its superior selfie camera specs. But if we look at it from the price point, the Realme C2 yet again takes the clean sweep by matching up to the specs moderately. If you are looking forward to saving money, then the Realme C2 would be the best deal without compromising on the performance and optics.
Redmi 7 vs Realme C2 vs Samsung Galaxy M10: Verdict
Both Redmi 7 and Realme C2 are absolute value for money devices with decent hardware, software, camera, and battery specs. However, if every penny matters to you and it would be a great deal for you to save 1K when it comes to choosing between the Realme C2 and Redmi 7, then you must go ahead with the Realme C2 top-end variant (priced at INR 7,900). It is cheaper than the Redmi 7 top-end variant and offers similar performance satisfaction. Samsung Galaxy M10 falls behind the other two phones in this comparison due to its weaker specs concerning hardware, software, and battery.