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Realme C11 vs Realme C3: What’s the difference?

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Realme has a couple of offerings in the budget category, perfect for those who are looking for a smartphone for online learning, gaming, and any other tasks.

The most recent one is the Realme C11. Priced under Php5,000, this device is equipped with enough hardware to make it a usable daily driver device.

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A few months before that, the company also launched the Realme C3. Just like the former, this one aims to provide reliable performance without breaking the bank.

Clearly, you don’t have to spend too much to own a smartphone these days, and these phones prove that.

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But the question is, which between the two should you get? We’ll help you find the answer in our Realme C11 versus Realme C3 specifications and features comparison.

Realme C11Realme C3
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Realme UI
Android 10
Realme UI
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.5-inch HD+ IPS
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
~269ppi
20:9 aspect ratio
6.52-inch HD+ IPS
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
~270ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
20:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.3GHz MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 octa-core
RAM2GB3GB
GPUIMG PowerVR GE8320Mali G52
Storage32GB
expandable via microSD
32GB
expandable via microSD
Front Camera5-megapixel5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel (f/2.2)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
Chroma Boost
12-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
2-megapixel (Depth sensor)
2-megapixel (Macro)
PDAF
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Chroma Boost
AudioHeadphone jack
Single speaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
SecurityFace unlockRear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio
microUSB
Dimensions164.4 x 75.9 x 9.1mm164.4 x 8.95 x 75mm
Weight196g195g
BodyPlastic bodySplash Resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass
Plastic body
ColorsMint Green
Pepper Grey
Frozen Blue
Blazing Red
Volcano Grey
Battery5,000mAh
10W charging
5,000mAh
10W charging
PricePhp4,990Php5,990

Design and Build Quality

For a device this cheap, designs shouldn’t be that important. But nonetheless, Realme made sure that even their budget phones don’t look boring.

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The Realme C3 was initially available in Blazing Red and Frozen Blue. A Volcano Grey was then released on a later date.

But since it’s the more expensive model, it gets to have Corning Gorilla Glass and a splash-resistant build. Features that are missing on the latter. Although, both devices ships with pre-installed screen protector.

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Whether a design looks good or not is a subjective opinion. However, we do like the Realme C11’s design better. It has a unique stripe on the back that transcends to the distinct square camera design and the large Realme logo. You can get it in a stealthy Pepper Grey or a bright Mint Green option.

Display

As you can see in the specs comparison table above, both devices have pretty much the same displays. The Realme C11 and Realme C3 come with 6.5-inch IPS screens with a 1600 x 720 pixel resolution.

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Both screens should be enough for you to comfortably multitask, game, and watch movies.

Hardware and Performance

This is where the main difference lies. The Realme C3 sports a MediaTek Helio G70 -octa-core processsor, which is obviously more powerful than the Helio G35 processor of the latter — evident to their benchmark scores below.

Realme C11 | Realme C3

The Realme C3 also comes with 3GB of RAM, which is 1GB more than what the C11 has. But both devices do have 32GB of storage that’s expandable via a microSD card.

You can still get decent performance on the Realme C11, especially in basic tasks like video calls and other school-related tasks. Gaming is also decent, as what we find out in our Realme C11 full review, but you’d obviously be getting smoother performance out of the C3.

Cameras

The extra price you’d be paying on the Realme C3 also entitles you to a better set of cameras. Its 12-megapixel main camera with a wider f/1.8 aperture can take brighter images than the 13-megapixel sensor on the latter. There’s also phase detection autofocus (PDAF) onboard.

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What’s more, you’re getting an extra 2-megapixel macro camera for close up shots.

However, both devices do have the same 5-megapixel front-facing cameras, which is enough for taking decent selfies and video calls.

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Battery

The Realme C11 and C3 also share the same 5,000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger.

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With their low-resolution screens and light processor, expect to get an entire day of battery life out of these devices. You can even stretch it to two days if you’re a light to moderate user.

Conclusion

The Realme C3 has a price of Php5,990, which costs Php1,000 more than the Realme C11‘s Php4,990. If you have that money, then going with the Realme C11 is a no-brainer. It offers a smoother performance, better cameras, and a fingerprint scanner. To learn more about it, check out our full review below.

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But for some people, Php1,000 is a pretty significant expense. If want to save some cash, then settling with the Realme C11 is not a bad idea either. For the price, it still offers decent performance for work and school-related tasks.

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