P5990 Realme C1 is an entry level stunner and value for money purchase

This Php5,990 budget phone doesn’t look or feel like one – and should be on your Christmas gift-giving list. The Realme C1 has a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a small notch (it’s probably the best-looking, notched, nearly all screen budget Android right now). Its large 4230mAh battery can last for 10 hours at least. Its camera output (dual 13MP+2MP, 5MP selfie) seem on par with pricier midrange phones (wow!). The Realme C1 runs on a Snapdragon 450, 2GB RAM, with a 16GB storage expandable via dedicated micro SD slot. This dual nano SIM budget phone has Face Unlock (no fingerprint sensor, but you can get used to that), comes in Mirror Black and Navy Blue, and is available at a special price of Php5490 at 12nn on Dec 5 at Lazada.

Realme C1 Specs

Display: 6.2-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3
– In-Cell IPS screen, HD+ 1440 x 720, at 260 ppi
CPU: 1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 506
ROM: 16GB, up to 256GB via dedicated micro SD slot
Rear Cameras: 13MP F2.2 + 2MP F2.4 with AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5MP F2.2 with AI Beauty 2.0
Battery: 4,230mAh
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorsOS 5.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, OTG, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, dual Nano SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Face unlock (no fingerprint sensor)
Comes in ocean blue, deep black
P5,990 (P5,490 Lazada flash sale price)

(L-R) Photo shows Realme Philippines Chief Operating Officer Jacky Chen, Realme Philippines Chief Executive Officer Neil Zou, Lazada PH Country Chief Business Officer Emmanuelle Chavarot and Realme Philippines Marketing Lead Eason de Guzman during Realme’s official launch earlier today.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.