Realme has recently released its budget smartphone continuing its C series, Realme C55 in Nepal. The smartphone has the same dynamic island feature available in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, making it the first Android smartphone to have the feature. Along with the dynamic island feature, it also includes a 64MP camera and a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset.
So how will the phone fare in Nepal? Let’s get into the details.
|IPS LCD 90Hz display
|Android 13, Realme UI 4.0
|Mediatek Helio G88 (12nm)
|64GB | 128GB
|6GB | 8GB
|Main camera: 64MP
Depth sensor: 2MP
|33W SUPERVOOC Charge
|Magnetic induction sensor
|Sunshower, rainy night
|Rs 21,999 (6/64GB)
Rs 25,999 (8/128GB)
Design and display
Realme C55 has a very similar design to Realme 10, launched a couple of months ago in Nepal. The boxy design and the plastic back with a matte shiny finish make the phone look very beautiful. It does not catch some readily noticeable finger smudges. The camera setup is enclosed in another shiny curved box to make the dual camera with rings pop up.
The front has a standard design, a hole-punch selfie camera, and a dynamic island display called the mini capsule. The mini capsule is similar to iPhone 14 Pro series dynamic island, but it is not a different hardware setup but rather a software thing.
Realme C55 has a 6.72-inch 90Hz IPS LCD display. It has a resolution of 1080X2040 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It has a peak brightness of 680 nits which is usable in direct sunlight. It weighs around 189.5 grams and has a thickness of 7.89mm.
Performance and storage
Realme C55 comes with a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset with an Octa-core CPU of up to 2.0GHz. The graphics are handled by ARM Mali-G52, which, with the help of the chipset, can easily handle day-to-day tasks such as calls, messages, watching videos, social media and light gaming. It has Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 as the operating system.
The RAM is available in two options: 6GB and 8GB. The 8GB option has an additional 8GB virtual RAM option, making the smartphone have a total of 16GB RAM. Storage is also available in two options: 64GB and 128GB.
Realme C55 has a dual camera setup on the back which consists of a 64MP AI main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera clicks pretty good photos with enough light during the daytime. It has many photography features such as photo, AI beauty, filter, AI scene recognition, night mode, professional, panoramic view, portrait mode, street, HDR, 64MP mode, starry, Chroma boost, Bokeh flare portrait and AI colour portrait.
The rear camera supports video recording of1080P/60fps, 1080P/30fps, 720P/60fps and 720P/30fps. With the help of the 64MP sensor, it has allowed the phone to capture more detailed and sharper resolution photos and videos.
Realme C55 has an 8MP AI selfie camera which can record videos of up to 1080P/30fps and 720P/30fps. It also has some photography features such as beauty, filter, night mode, panoramic view, portrait mode, HDR and AI scene recognition.
Battery and others
Realme C55 has a 5000mAh typical battery which can be charged using the in-box 33W SUPERVOOC charger. Realme says the phone can charge to 50% in about 29 minutes with the 33W charger. It has 2 nano card slots and a Micro SD card slot for the sim and extra storage respectively
The sensors on the phone include a magnetic induction sensor, a light sensor, a proximity sensor and an acceleration sensor. It has a 3.5mm headset jack and a type-C port for charging and sharing files.
Realme C55 is available in two colours: sunshower and rainy night.
Realme C55 is available in two options: 6/64GB, which costs Rs 21,999, and 8/128GB, which costs Rs 25,999.
Realme C55 will compete with other mid-range smartphones from Samsung and Xiaomi such as Samsung A14 5G and Xiaomi Redmi 12 in the Nepali market. The phone has promising specs according to the price range and might do well with the reputation Realme has. Along with the specs, the design might also be the key reason for the sale of the smartphone.