Gathering 2020’s best budget releases
“Dare to Leap” is the slogan of the emerging smartphone manufacturer, Realme. And leap, they do.
It has only been a little over two years since the brand has entered the market, but they have already managed to stand out; capturing consumers with their commitment to offering products with powerful performance, stylish designs, and sincere services.
The brand is continually on the rise, particularly emerging as one of the gaming community’s favorites. This comes as no surprise, especially with the impressive gaming specs on their smartphones. Even more impressive is the way they have been able to focus not just on the gaming capabilities of their phones, but also the ability to possess top-of-the-line features and specs worthy of comparison with flagship phones of competing brands– all at unbelievably humble price points.
Below we’ve rounded up our picks for Realme’s best budget smartphones, all under P15,000.
With its large-capacity 6000mAh Mega Battery and its equally large 6.5-inch Mini Drop Full Screen display, the Realme C12 is a good choice for hours and hours of immersive gaming (tested to be able to rack up around 9 hours of continuous play on MLBB). To top it off, it’s even powered by a Mediatek Helio G35 Gaming Processor. This means that it’s capable of handling the necessary optimizations for a seamless experience of heavy mobile gaming, which is a big deal for a smartphone at this price point.
It doesn’t scrimp on other features too. The camera on this phone is also worth mentioning, as it is built with Realme’s Nightscape Triple Camera which comes with a 13MP Primary Camera for low-light environments and chroma boost that creates vibrant images, a 2MP B&W Camera for brilliant portraits, and a 2MP Ultra Macro Lens that can capture all the amazing details in those captivating close-up shots. It’s even capable of supporting slow-motion video recording in 1080p.
For real, this is one of the best and most affordable Realme smartphones:
The retail price for the Realme C12 is P5,990.
Just like the Realme C12, the Realme C15 is also made with an immersive 6.5-inch Mini Drop Fullscreen display with 88.7% screen to body ratio. It also packs the same 6000mAh Mega Battery, but this time with support for 18W Quick Charge (meaning you get a full charge in just 2 hours). It’s even equipped with the same impressive Mediatek Helio G35 Gaming Processor. This smartphone takes it up a notch though, with its large capacity of 4GB RAM, giving you even better graphics and way less lag in your games.
Even the camera on this model is bumped up. Here, Realme gives you their Ultra-wide Quad Camera made up of a 13MP Primary Camera, 2MP B&W Lens, 8MP 119-degree Ultra-Wide Angle Lens, and 2MP Retro Lens.
A quad-cam at this price? Count us in. The Realme C15 retails for only P6,490.
The brand recognizes that gaming is their main pull with the market, which is why this is one of the aspects they’ve focused on with the Realme 6. Featuring a 90Hz Ultra Smooth display, this smartphone brings you a super high refresh rate for an unprecedented smooth experience. Coupled with the Mediatek Helio G90T Processor, it delivers outstanding performance that’s built for seamless gaming.
Camera quality is another main consideration in a smartphone, so Realme made this model with one that’s a cut above your usual budget smartphone camera. The Realme 6 comes with the brand’s signature 64MP AI Quad Camera that features a 119-degree Ultra Wide Angle Lens, as well as a 16MP In-display Selfie with AI Beauty.
The retail price for the Realme 6 starts at just P10,990.
Gameplay is truly smoother with this smartphone. The Realme 7i is powered by the Snapdragon 662 Processor— an octa-core processor capable of allowing users to play with ease, as it also comes with excellent power consumption control. The gaming experience on this phone is further enhanced by its impressive refresh rate of 90Hz, as opposed to the standard 60Hz. This means it can display 50% more images per second, giving you less blur and better graphics.
The Realme 7i is also more than just another gaming smartphone. Like the Realme 6, this smartphone also comes with the brand’s higher-end 64MP AI Quad Camera and 16MP In-display selfie with AI Beauty.
The specs on this smartphone allow it to compete with higher-end, mid to flagship smartphones– at a price that’s truly unbeatable: the Realme 7i retails for P11,990.
At this point, you’d have heard it all: the 6.5-inch FHD+ full screen, 5000mAh massive battery, Ultra Smooth Display, super high 90Hz refresh rate– all of these have been built into the Realme 7. But with Realme, they always “Dare to Leap” even higher. This smartphone is the first of its kind in the world to be powered by Mediatek’s Helio G95 Gaming Processor— an upgraded Octa-core CPU that’s blazing inside, born to perform. It’s even equipped with a cutting-edge Superb Carbon Fiber Cooling System designed to cool up to 8.6%, maintaining the optimum performance speed of the phone even with heavy use.
Even the signature 64MP camera on this model is better. This has the Sony 64MP Quad Camera that comes with Amazing Starry Mode, along with a set of special night filters. The Sony IMX682 sensor on this has incredible light-sensing capabilities, so you get crisp, clear images even in low-light settings.
The Realme 7 may be a budget smartphone, but it is also the first smartphone ever to pass the TÜV RheinlandSmartphone Reliability Verification– truly a seal of premium quality. Incredibly unreal for a phone priced at just P14,990.
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