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Realme C25Y in Nepal: A big display, a bulky battery and a budget offer

Realme C25Y
Photo: Realme

Realme C25Y is yet another budget smartphone released from Realme this year and it is soon to come to Nepal.

Realme has launched a number of budget smartphones like Realme C21Y, Realme Narzo 50A, Narzo 50i and Realme 8i in the past few months. These phones are now competing with the likes of Xiaomi and Samsung, the two market leaders of Nepal. The brand also has one of the most popular premium mid-range phones, GT Neo 2. It means Realme has been rolling out a lot of smartphones recently and Realme C25Y is another addition to their lineup for the year.

Overall, the new phone is expected to become just another budget-range phone with essential features that are somehow better and somehow worse than those of its competitors. In particular, the display and battery can be its biggest turn-ons.

Let’s get into the details of the phone

Specifications

Dimension Height: 164.5mm
Width: 76mm
Thickness: 9.1mm
Weight: 200 grams
Display6.5-inch IPS LCD, 420 nits
SimDual sims
Resolution720*1,600 pixels
OSAndroid 11, Realme UI R
ChipsetUnisoc T610 (12nm)
GPUArm Mali-G52
Storage128GB
SD card slotYes (dedicated)
RAM4GB
CameraFront: 8MP, f/2.0
Rear: 50MP, f/1.8             
2MP, (depth)             
2MP, (macro)        
SoundLoudspeakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery5000mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Fast charging 18W
SensorsRear-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyro
ColoursGlacier blue and metal grey
PriceRs 20,499

Design and display

Photo: Realme

Realme C25Y has a typical budget-range smartphone build with a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame. The phone has a textured surface on the back which gives a pleasant feel for the users and more importantly avoids fingerprints on the phone. The back houses a fingerprint sensor as well as the camera cut-out. The branding is also done neatly and looks good. The phone weighs around 200 grams and is 9.1mm thick; this will certainly make you feel its presence.

The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display that can achieve a peak brightness of up to 420 nits. The display has a screen-to-body ratio of 81.6%. Nothing great can be expected on the visual side of the phone.

Cameras

Photo: Realme

Realme C25Y features a triple camera setup. The 50MP camera on the back is housed together with a couple of 2MP depth and macro sensors. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera. This is a typical setup and the photos do not come out brilliant as smartphones from Samsung and Xiaomi provide better results in a similar category.

The main camera on the back can record videos on 1080p resolution while the front has been limited to 720p only.

Performance and battery life

Photo: Realme

Realme C25Y runs on Android 11 with Realme UI R on top. This is a basic UI from Realme that offers limited action to the users. Powering the phone is a Unisoc T610 (12nm) chipset while graphics are taken care of by Arm Mali-G52.

Realme C25Y
Photo: Realme

The phone features a 5,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and supports 18W fast charging. The battery backup is really good and should get the users throughout the day without any worries.

Storage, connectivity and other features

Realme C25Y
Photo: Realme

Realme C25Y comes with a single 4GB RAM and two internal storage options. The phone comes with a 4GB RAM option with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage option. There is a dedicated microSD card slot in case the user wants to extend the memory.

The phone supports dual sims, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and micro USB 2.0 for connectivity. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio connectivity.

The price of Realme C25Y is Rs 20,499 for the 4/128GB variant.

Verdict

Realme C25Y is another addition to the budget smartphone from Realme. Compared to its latest releases–Narzo 50A and 50i, the new phone settles in between the two of them. The phone has a basic feature that a budget phone should have. It has a 50MP camera for higher resolution photos though the quality of the photo may not be likeable. But, under good lighting, the photo should be fine. Hardcore gaming should definitely not be expected from the phone. Battery life is something commendable on the phone but charging it fully is a hassle as it only features an 18W fast charger that too with a micro USB cable.

Realme C25Y can be a good option for those who like big displays with a great battery backup. It can be an affordable option for students for online classes or for those who excessively use their phones for video streaming. If your requirement exceeds these, you better go for another smartphone.

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Subba is a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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