realme C25S Review
Here’s my realme C25S Review which is now available in realms stores, Shopee and Lazada for just P7,490! This smartphone features a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, 48MP AI triple camera, 6000mAh battery and more!
As for OS, the realme C25s runs on realme UI 2.0 that’s based on Android 11. For the most part, this OS has various nifty features, including a system wide dark mode and more. The only real flaw of the OS is that there’s a lot of pre-installed apps (which also have lots of notifications). Thankfully, these apps don’t really make the phone slow.
The realme C25s stands at 164.5 mm and weighs 209 grams. It also comes in various colors namely Watery Blue, Watery Grey. My review unit was the watery grey.
Here’s a quick breakdown of where things are located in the smartphone so you hit the ground running when you open your unit.
I liked the polished and simple rear for the c25s. Its smooth enough to gloss over and pretty slick with the “realme” logo placed neatly at one side of phone.
The C25s comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with an HD+ (720p) resolution. Again, this is a budget smartphone so we really shouldn’t expect a HUGE resolution. Still, its good enough for watching videos and playing games (more on that later). This smartphone also mastered brightness and by that I mean it can go really bright.
In terms of sound quality, I’d have to say that the C25s has decent and punchy audio quality thanks to the speaker at the bottom of the phone. I would still recommend using a headphone or connecting the device to a bluetooth speaker especially when you’re doing a binge-watch session because the quality on top-volume can be tough.
Check out some of the shots I took using the smartphone, which I took out for a recent trip. Again, the phone has a 48MP AI main camera that makes for a good daily driver especially if you don’t have the budget to shell out P30,000 on those high-end flagship phones.
The 48MP mode of the smartphone’s camera is awesome. I’m really impressed with the quality of the image output when I switched to this mode.
So I can confidently say that its a pretty good phone to use as your daily driver as well as if you’re interested in mobile photography or toy photography.
And lets not forget about those selfies. With 8MP for the front camera and at this price point, I like the output. There may be some issues with the depth of photos (as you can see below) but the colors and the quality is pretty ok.
The bokeh effect is also serviceable and I’m quite happy.
The main highlight of the realme C25s would be the gaming aspect. Again, this phone features a Helio G85 processor as well as a 12nm octa-core. This means that you get smoother gameplay but of course, that still depends on the game you’ll be playing. Some games like Call of Duty Mobile will drastically pull down the graphics settings to low but will still give you smooth gaming experience.
Other games that aren’t graphics intensive such as League of Legends: Wild Rift and Mobile Legends Bang Bang work extremely well with this smartphone. So good in fact that you can even squeeze in some performance here and there for a great time.
The realme C25s has a whopping 6000mAh Mega Battery which is something unheard of in its price range. It also features 18W Quick Charge function both of which are integral when you’re looking to play games like Mobile Legends Bang Bang or Call of Duty Mobile.
realme C25s specs:
- MediaTek Helio G85 Processor
- Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 6.5-inch IPS LCD HD+ (720 x 1600) with mini drop notch
- 64/128GB Storage (expandable via microSD)
- 48MP f/1.8 wide + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor triple rear camera setup
- 8MP f/2.0 front camera
- 3G, LTE, Dual SIM
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, fingerprint scanner (rear), USB Type-C
- 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support
- Android 11 with realme UI 2.0
- 64GB ROM – PHP 7,490
- 128GB ROM – PHP 8,490
Realme C25 Review – Verdict
In closing, I have to say that realme once again proved that you can have a smartphone under Php10,000 that works like a charm and delivers where it matters like for gaming. I liked how also for a phone under php8,000