A few years ago, you can’t really expect too much from low-end smartphones. Sure, you can make calls, texts, and do social media, but you can’t really game on them, or do more intensive tasks.

But now, they’ve become more powerful that you can pretty much do anything with them. These sub-Php5k smartphones now come with capable processors, decent cameras, and even good camera quality.


One of them is the new OPPO A5s. Unlike its predecessors, the A5s can easily pass as a daily workhorse for both work and play. This gives people on a budget a more viable option when they’re looking for an attainable smartphone.

But besides the A5s, we also have the latest Realme C2. Much like the former, it also attempts to bring the complete value for the price without breaking the bank.


Here in our OPPO A5s vs Realme C2 specs comparison, we’ll about to see which between these two devices is worth your hard-earned money.

OPPO A5sRealme C2
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
ColorOS 5.1
Android 9.0 Pie
ColorOS 6.0
Display6.2-inch HD+ IPS
1520 x 720 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass
6.1-inch HD+ IPS
1560 x 720 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core
GPUIMG PowerVR GE8320IMG PowerVR GE8320
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera8-megapixel5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel (f/2.2) +
2-megapixel (f/2.4)
LED flash
13-megapixel (f/2.2) +
LED flash
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
Dimensions155.9 x 75.4 x 8.2mm154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5mm
Diamond Black
Diamond Blue
PricePhp6,9902GB/16GB: Php5,490
3GB/32GB: Php6,490

It’s been a really interesting fight between these two. As what you just saw on the table above, both the OPPO A5s and Realme C2 have their own edge over each other.

If performance is really the top priority, you can not go wrong with the OPPO A5s. This thing comes with a MediaTek Helio P35 processor, which is relatively more powerful than the Helio P22 chipset that the Realme C2 has.

See also: OPPO A5s Review


It’s only available in 3GB/32GB model, which is the same as the top-of-the-line variant of the Realme C2. The two also come with an IMG PowerVR GE 8320 GPU.

OPPO’s offering also has a 4,230mAh battery that’s marginally bigger than the 4,000mAh capacity that Realme’s bet has. As a bonus, the A5s also has a fingerprint scanner on the back, which the C2 lacks, and a better selfie camera.


But if you prefer a smartphone that has a better design that you can brag about, then the Realme C2 and its diamond-cut back design can surely catch some attention. It’s easily one of the most visually attractive smartphones in its category.

The OPPO A5s’ design is good, nonetheless. The back panel is made from a glass-like material, which feels made of plastic. It’s also available in a flashy Red color variant — it will now depend on your preference if you want to go with an edgy look or a more elegant one.


As a bonus, you’re also getting a device with a newer Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0. Meanwhile, the OPPO A5s is still stuck at Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.1.

The two have identical camera features. They come with a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear cameras. OPPO’s website doesn’t mention if the A5s has a phase detection autofocus (PDAF), but as per our testing, it can focus relatively well.


Another great thing about the Realme C2 is its price. This thing starts at only Php5,490 for the 2GB/16GB model, while the 3GB/32GB variant is at Php6,490.

That’s around Php500 cheaper than the OPPO A5s, which offers the same RAM and storage configuration for Php6,990. That price premium is justified by its more powerful processor.

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