In the market for a fancy-looking entry-level phone? Check out realme Philippines‘ latest release, the realme C53.

The all-new realme C53 comes in two colors: Mighty Black and Champion Gold with aggressive styling, shimmers with light, with an iPhone-like camera layout on the top left.

There’s a large 6.74-inch HD+ display on the front with a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. It also has realme’s Mini Capsule feature, which is a Dynamic Island-like notification animation that shows the charging status, when you hit your data limit and the steps counter.


Under the hood, it’s powered by a UNISOC T612 octa-core processor, with a generous 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

One key feature of the device is its sharp 50-megapixel main camera, joined by a 2-megapixel depth sensor. A fingerprint scanner is placed on the side.

Keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh battery with an impressive 33W fast charging.


The realme C53 has an SRP of Php7,999. For June 23 only, you can get it for Php6,999 on Lazada and TikTok Shop. It will be available in physical stores from June 23 to July 2 with a free TechLife Portable Blender 40W worth Php999.

For its first selling weekend on June 23 to 25, walk-in buyers can get the device with a free Mystery Box. It lets you win up to Php1,699 worth of prizes like the DIZO Watch 2 Sports, Cooling Back Clip, and more. Also, until June 30, you can get it at Home Credit at 0% installment plans for only Php963/mo for 6 months.

Check out our full review here.

realme C53 Specs

  • Android 13, Realme UI T
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.74-inch HD+ display, 1612 x 720 pixel resolution, 261ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling
  • 1.85GHz UNISOC T612 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 167.3 x 76.7 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 182g
  • Colors: Gold, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 33W fast charging

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