Display: IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ)
Camera: Dual, 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06", 1.12µm, PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Storage: 32GB, 64GB
RAM: 3GB, 4GB
CPU: Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
OS: Android 10/ Android 11
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
The Realme C21Y is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers a decent set of features at an affordable price point. In this review, we will delve into its price, availability, design, camera, software, performance, battery life, and charging capabilities.
Realme C21Y Price and Accessibility Review
The Realme C21Y is positioned as an entry-level smartphone, making it accessible to a wide range of users. With its competitive price, it offers excellent value for money. Availability may vary depending on your region, but Realme has been known for its global presence, so you should be able to find it in many markets.
Realme C21Y Design Review
The Realme C21Y sports a sleek and modern design. It features a plastic back with a textured finish that adds a touch of sophistication. The device is lightweight and comfortable to hold, making it easy to handle for extended periods. The placement of buttons and ports is ergonomic, ensuring convenient access.
Realme C21Y Camera Review
The camera setup on the Realme C21Y is modest but capable. It boasts a triple rear camera system, including a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The rear camera performs well in well-lit conditions, capturing decent photos with accurate colors and good detail. In low-light situations, however, the image quality tends to suffer. The front-facing 5-megapixel camera is suitable for capturing social media-worthy selfies.
Realme C21Y Software Review
Realme C21Y runs on Realme UI, based on Android, which provides a smooth and user-friendly experience. The interface is intuitive, and navigating through the device feels snappy. Realme UI offers a host of customization options, allowing you to personalize the look and feel of your device.
Realme C21Y Performance Review
Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G35 processor and 3GB/4GB of RAM, the Realme C21Y handles day-to-day tasks and light multitasking with ease. It can smoothly run popular social media apps, web browsing, and casual games. However, demanding apps and heavy multitasking might cause some slowdowns and lag. For its price range, the performance is respectable.
Realme C21Y Battery Life and Charging Review
One of the standout features of the Realme C21Y is its impressive battery life. With its large 5,000mAh battery, it easily lasts through a full day of moderate usage. Whether you’re browsing the internet, streaming videos, or playing games, the device offers reliable endurance. As for charging, the Realme C21Y supports standard 10W charging, which is not the fastest, but it gets the job done.
The Realme C21Y is a budget smartphone that offers an attractive package of features. Its affordable price, solid design, decent camera performance, and reliable battery life make it an appealing choice for those on a budget. While it may not excel in all areas, it provides a satisfactory user experience for everyday tasks. If you’re looking for an entry-level device without breaking the bank, the Realme C21Y is worth considering.
|Announced||2021, June 21|
|Released||2021, July 02|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
|Dimensions||164.5 x 76 x 9.1 mm (6.48 x 2.99 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||200 g (7.05 oz)|
|Build Type||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|Others||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ)|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||3GB, 4GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||32GB, 64GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06", 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
5 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/5.0", 1.12µm
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Unisoc T610 (12 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G52 MP2|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 10/ Android 11|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, OTG|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Audio Jack Type||3.5mm|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||5000 mAh|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
Cross Black, Cross Blue
- Realme C21Y
- Micro USB cable
- SIM ejector tool
- Screen protector
- Silicon back case
- User manual and warranty information.