Why the Realme C1 Surpasses Redmi 5A as the Perfect Budget Friendly Smartphone?

The Realme C1 was launched side by side to the Realme 2 Pro, however, unlike the other device, the Realme C1 comes with an exceptionally low-price tag. At this price range, the Realme C1 takes a lot of attention from the budget segment buyers since it competes right on with the Redmi 5A. However, even in this competition the phone ships a lot of value for money which makes it a much better choice compared to the Redmi 5A for a lot of buyers. To have a more in-depth look, we have compiled below five reasons why the Realme C1 deserves the attention of all the budget phone buyers.



While the Redmi 5A comes with a dated display configuration by sporting a 5-inch 16:9 aspect ratio screen, the Realme C1 comes with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel which bears an aspect ratio of 19:9 along with a notch. Owing to this configuration, the Realme C1 boasts of a much better display and a better screen to body ratio in a small overall form factor. The phone also comes with minimal bezels making it a really good looking device.


The Realme C1 packs the Snapdragon 450 SoC under the hood as compared to the Snapdragon 425 present in the Redmi 5A. Also, the chipset on the Realme device is an octa-core one whereas the one on the Redmi 5A comes only with four cores. Since the Snapdragon 450 clocks better frequency, the single core performance of the Realme C1 also surpasses that of the Redmi 5A.


The significant difference between the two devices is in the rear camera department. For imaging, the Realme C1 debuts with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear setup with the 13MP being a primary shooter and the 2MP being a depth sensor. Given this dual rear setup, the phone is able to shoot photos with Bokeh or portrait effect. On the other hand, the Redmi 5A only comes with a single 13MP shooter. On the front side, both the phones sport a single 5MP sensor.



Although the Realme C1 comes with a heavily discounted price tag, the battery on this device is nothing short of impressive. The Realme C1 comes with a 4230mAh unit as opposed to the 3000mAh one on the Redmi 5A giving it a massive edge of the Xiaomi phone. With this huge battery, users will be able to experience a full day of working without having the need to plug in their device in the middle of the day. Also, when paired with a high ampere charger, the Realme C1 will be able to charge faster.


The Realme C1 bears a price tag of Rs 6,999 which is although Rs 1,000 more than the price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A but is still justifiable. Even with a higher price tag as its competitor, the Realme C1 ships immense value for money in the segment. Whether it is about camera, performance, display or design, the Realme C1 checks all the boxes as one of the most impressive budget phones out there in the market. So if you are pondering whether to choose between the Redmi 5A or Realme C1, we would term the Realme C1 as the winner.

Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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SandyKiran Fernandes | GoaVikas Recent comment authors
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It surpasses in the price too for 1K. Also better compare it with redmi 6A.


Will there 2GB RAM sufficient for ColorOS & other apps? I hope they would have optimised decently

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

Yes it’ll be sufficient. The os will probably consume around 300MB. Only problem will be running too many apps which will slow down the device because of the less ram.

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