200 thousand points in AnTuTu at a price of less than 8 thousand is not a joke

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Positioning

Realme C30 is an economy segment smartphone. The main strengths of the device are:

  • A powerful chipset that knocks out around 200 thousand AnTuTu points (usually smartphones priced at realme C30 are a maximum of 100 thousand points)
  • Unusual design with a ribbed back panel that does not catch fingerprints (there are two pleasant colors and one less pleasant, with a different panel texture)
  • Large IPS LCD screen
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB UFS 2.2 storage (typically eMMC 5.1), dedicated microSD slot
  • AI Camera 8 MP + front camera 5 MP

Specifications

  • Dimensions and weight: 164.1 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm, 182 grams
  • Housing materials: plastic (frame and back)
  • Display: 6.5 inches, 1600×720 pixels (HD+), IPS, 20:9 ratio, pixel density 270 ppi, refresh rate 60 Hz, tempered glass, brightness 400 nits
  • Operating system: Google Android 11 Go, realme UI Go Edition skin
  • Platform: Unisoc Tiger T612, 2x ARM Cortex-A75 up to 1.8GHz, 6x ARM Cortex-A55 up to 1.8GHz, 12nm process, Mali G-57 graphics
  • Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4X, 64 GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, microSD support up to 1 TB
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 2,4 ГГц, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Net:
    • 2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • 3G: bands 1, 5, 8
    • 4G: bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
    • Two Nano-SIM cards + memory card (dedicated slot)
  • Navigation: GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou
  • Sensors and connectors: accelerometer, light sensor, proximity, Micro-USB, 3.5 mm jack
  • Main camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, AF
  • Front-camera: 5 MP, wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, 27mm equivalent focal length, 720P/480P/CIF@30 fps video recording, beautification mode
  • Battery: Li-ion 5000 mAh, 10W charging, support reverse wired charging
  • Price: 7 999 rubles
Only the adapter is included, there is no case or protective film on the screen. Well, what did you want? Or a powerful chipset, fast memory and a low price on the counter, or all these films and cases.

Appearance

Because of the ribbed back panel, I initially thought that the smartphone was waterproof or belongs to the category of “armored” devices. But no, it’s just such a panel design.

Looks very nice and unusual. It lies well in the hand and, as you might guess, does not slip at all. With such a panel, there are two colors – lavender and light green. There is also a black model, which has the texture of the case under cardboard or fabric. In my opinion, it looks less impressive, but it will also not collect prints.

It’s great that even in inexpensive devices they play with design.
The frames, of course, are large on the screen, and the chin is even larger.
On the right side are the volume rocker and the power button.
On the left side is a tray for 2 nano-SIM cards and a separate slot for microSD
There is no noise reduction microphone on the top end (however, I would be surprised if it was here). There is no protective film on the screen. Well, what did you want? Or a powerful chipset, fast memory and a low price on the counter, or all these tapes and microphones.
At the bottom there is a 3.5 mm jack, a microphone, microUSB for power and a speaker. If you want to be indignant about microUSB, then see the caption to the previous picture.

Perhaps it should be noted that the smartphone is large, the edges are flat, so the device is more likely designed for large-armed individuals or for those who are ready to hold the smartphone with both hands. If the screen bezels were a little thinner, then this would certainly have a positive effect on ergonomics. But you remember the price on the counter and good performance, right?

Screen

The smartphone has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels and a brightness of 400 nits.

Due to the plump bezels, the smartphone is slightly larger than the flagship Huawei Mate 50 Pro, which has a 6.74-inch screen (162.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm for Huawei versus 164.1 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm for realme). Of course, these smartphones cannot be compared, because they differ in price by exactly 10 times. This is more information for general development.

In my opinion, realme C30 has a very decent screen. Good color reproduction, excellent viewing angles.

The only thing I can find fault with is the level of brightness. 400 nits is higher than the average device in this price segment. But if it were 450, and preferably 500 nits, then working with a smartphone on a sunny day would be more comfortable. With 400 nits, the screen will remain readable, but latently you will want to cover it from the sun with your palm.

There are a couple of nice features in the screen settings. For example, you can set your smartphone to display a clock while charging. There is also a built-in algorithm for improving video quality. The latter is more typical for more expensive smartphones. Also surprising is the presence of a screen color adjustment mode.

The rest of the settings are standard for Android smartphones: dark design style, eye protection, double-step screen activation.

realme C30 has a good screen that does not cause pain when using. These are not the screens that were in this price category 2-3 years ago, when viewing angles were minimal, and pixelation from a meter hit your eyes.

Performance

High performance is the main highlight of realme C30. And here the manufacturer did his best: Unisoc Tiger T612 + 4 GB of RAM + 64 GB drive using UFS 2 technology. Usually they put slow eMMC 5.1 for this money.

Unisoc Tiger T612 based on the 12 nm process technology is a solid choice, which is more typical for devices for 12-14 thousand rubles. In AnTuTu, the smartphone received exactly 200 thousand points, which can be considered an excellent result.

In AnTuTu, unusually high scores for the “Memory” (MEM) section are striking, so I immediately ran a test for memory speed next. And here it is downright marvellous. RAM – more than 10 thousand Mb / s, and the drive for reading – 644 Mb / s. And these are very worthy indicators. Honor 70 for 36 thousand rubles has slower RAM. No wonder the smartphone flies.

It is unfortunate that realme does not allow virtual RAM to be allocated from the drive in the smartphone. This is probably due to the fact that the smartphone Android 11 version of Go. This would be the 12th Android, and the smartphone would open up even better.

Whether the smartphone will receive an update to Android 12 is unknown, but so far the device has received security patches every month. When the smartphone was sent, he immediately offered to install the update for October, and the other day the update for November arrived. In theory, an update to Android 12 may come out, since in September there were invitations for beta testers for realme C31 on specialized forums (smartphones are quite similar).

Considering the performance headroom, the realme C30 is more than adequate for playing PUBG. By default, the game even initially offered to download high-resolution textures.

In the PUBG settings, you can set it to “high”. Even after long gaming sessions, the smartphone does not heat up.

The performance of realme C30 was a pleasant surprise. Smart smartphone with a good power reserve. And for the price, it’s a real find!

Camera

The main camera in realme C30 is an 8 MP module, and the front camera is 5 MP.

In general, it’s even good that they didn’t get smart by sticking unnecessary AI modules and other marketing husks.

It’s nice to take pictures, especially if you look at photos not on a giant monitor, but on a smartphone screen that has a resolution of 720p. And on a large monitor, in general, it looks good. For example, a large stone egg turned out great! The main thing is to choose close and medium plans.

About night shooting on a smartphone, we can say that it is. Let’s stop there!

And a 5MP selfie camera is a 5MP selfie camera. Here, by the way, an amazing thing turned out. It turns out that the selfie camera can not take a portrait with a blur. Accordingly, first I took a selfie on a 5 MP camera, and then two portraits (with and without blur) on the main one. The main problem with 5 MP cameras is poor stabilization. On all smartphones with 5 MP (I have tested three of them lately), I have to take 6-7 photos to get a photo without blur.

As you know, you have to pay for great performance. Daytime shots on the main camera are generally good for an 8 MP camera. Portraits are great too. And on a 5 MP camera, selfies come out so-so: noisy, color reproduction is lame, it’s easy to blur the frame.

Communications

Communications is another item that pays the price for outstanding performance:

  • The smartphone only supports Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
  • Good Bluetooth 5.0
  • There is no LTE-A frequency aggregation here, and the list of bands itself is small, but there is VoLTE and VoWiFi
  • No NFC
  • no compass
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • No phone call recording

Battery life

The smartphone has a good battery life, which can be explained by perfectly tuned hardware and a screen of medium brightness.

In the PC Mark test, which simulates the daily activities of the user, the smartphone lasted an impressive 8.5 hours.

But, of course, charging a 10 W smartphone charges more than 2 hours from 0 to 100%.

How much did you save and what are the benefits?

To save your time, we will collect all the cons in one paragraph.

So realme C30 has no NFC, no fingerprint scanner, no support for Wi-Fi 5.0 GHz (only 2.4 GHz), no LTE frequency aggregation, no phone call recording, no compass (so only a dot on the map, no indication of where user watching), mediocre 5 MP camera, 10 W charging = 2.5 hours from 0 to 100%.

Now the pros: powerful chipset, high-speed RAM, very fast storage, good screen (color reproduction, viewing angles – everything is fine, average brightness), nice colors and design, large battery + optimized hardware = long battery life. The 8 MP camera takes good pictures.

There are quite a few cons, but they are all relative. There are also many pluses, and they are more significant.

Conclusion

Realme C30 attracts with a rather powerful (for the price of a smartphone) platform, which scores around 200 thousand points in the AnTuTu 9 performance test. But the device also has compromises (no Wi-Di 5GHz, no NFC, no compass, no fingerprint scanner). In fairness, realme should be given its due: the manufacturer has not stepped outside the red line anywhere. There are limitations, but they are typical for smartphones in this price segment, except for the fingerprint scanner.

Recently, I have been quite actively acquainted with budget devices.

The most typical competitor for 8 thousand rubles can be called the Infinix Smart 6 Plus (adjusted for an unusually bright and high-quality screen), which received about 100 thousand points in AnTuTu. And in realme C30, the performance level is 2 times higher, thanks to a powerful chipset and moderately fast memory and storage (at the same time, the drive is UFS 2.2, not eMMC 5.1). But on the other hand, there is a drawdown in the quality of the screen and cameras. Think about what’s more important!


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