Samsung has had enough. While they are still on the top spot, the South Korean tech company is finally fighting back on emerging Chinese smartphone brands who are starting to eat up a large piece of the pie.

Just recently, the company announced the Samsung Galaxy M10. Together with the M20, these devices are geared to lure back the consumers who are slowly leaning toward brands who offer bang-for-the-buck devices.

Much like the competition, the Galaxy M10 sports appealing specs that aims to justify its price tag. And honestly, it’s something that we’ve been waiting for Samsung to do in a long time.


To gauge if Samsung’s attempt is successful, we’ll be stacking the Galaxy M10 with one of the hard hitters in its price category — the Realme C1.


Realme’s first, and currently the only offering in the Philippines, is one of the most appealing smartphones in this price segment. We praised this device in a lot of things in our full review, which is why we find it the most worthy opponent to Samsung’s latest offering.

So, without further ado, here’s our Samsung Galaxy M10 versus Realme C1 specifications and features comparison.

Samsung Galaxy M10Realme C1
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Samsung Experience v9.5
Android 8.1 Oreo
ColorOS 5.1
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.22-inch HD+ IPS display
1520 x 720 pixel resolution
90% screen-to-body ratio
19:9 aspect ratio
6.2-inch HD+ IPS
1520 x 720 pixel resolution
88.8% screen-to-body
19:9 aspect ratio
Processor1.6GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core
GPUMali-T830 MP1Adreno 506
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel (f/1.9)
5-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
LED flash
13-megapixel +
LED flash
AudioWidevine L1 audio
Headphone jack
Headphone jack
SecurityFace unlockFace unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, LTE, VoLTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0
Dimensions155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7mm156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2mm
ColorsOcean Blue
Charcoal Blue
Ocean Blue
Deep Black
Price2GB/16GB: INR7,990 (~Php5,900)
3GB/32GB: INR8,990 (~Php6,700)


Both the Samsung Galaxy M20 and the Realme C1 are great devices, making it hard to choose which between these two is the actual winner. So to help you decide, let’s list down each other’s individual wins.

Let’s start with the Samsung Galaxy M20. As what you can see from the table above, the two shares an identical 6.22-inch HD+ screen. However, the smaller waterdrop notch on the Galaxy M20 gives a better screen-to-body ratio and is less distracting than the bigger notch of the Realme C1.


The two phones also share an identical 13-megapixel primary camera. Although Samsung’s offering gets extra points by having a brighter f/1.9 aperture (versus the f/2.2 on the C1).

It also boasts a secondary 5-megapixel wide-angle lens, while the competition settles for the traditional 2-megapixel depth-sensor.



Now, let’s talk about the Realme C1. For those who are shopping in this price category, I know one of your priorities is performance. And while both models have an identical processor, the higher clock speed on the Realme C1’s chipset will let you squeeze out more power from it.

The Realme C1 also has a 4,230mAh battery, which is noticeably larger than the 3,400mAh capacity of the M20. We were able to get almost two days of charge on this thing during our time with it.


Bottom line, if camera quality and aesthetics is your top priority, then the Samsung Galaxy M10 is the one for you. But if performance and battery life are your primary needs, the Realme C1 can tick the boxes for you. You can check out our Realme C1 gaming and battery performance test in case you still need convincing.

As for the pricing and availability, Samsung is yet to announce the release details of the Galaxy M10 here in the Philippines. However, we expect it to match the pricing of the Realme C1 at around Php5,990.

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  1. Realme C1 is the best bang for the buck phone, hell i have one, i love it. Really good balance of power, sd 450, screen good not dull, cameras are good, battery at 4230mah is a beast. And the best part? the price. No wonder this phone has won numerous awards.

    Samsung is trying to chase chinese brands who have already been beating them for a long time. You know the saying too late the hero? Samsung is like that.

  2. I am a big fan of Samsung products and I think they provide excellent products and services on that. Though it might be a little expensive as compared to other brands however I think they are worth it.

    Thanks for sharing, have a good day.