Realme C15 review | performance, camera, battery

The Realme C15 is the newest addition to the revamped C collection portfolio of smartphones from the corporate. The new machine follows the Realme C11 (review) and Realme C12 (review) finances smartphones, which look to switch the Realme C1, C2, and C3. The first three Realme C collection telephones had been fairly spectacular and, provided highly effective {hardware} within the sub-Rs 10,000 phase, and the newest lot goal to dwell as much as these requirements put up the hike in GST.

The Realme C15 is the top-end mannequin among the many three new telephones and is priced beginning at Rs 9,999. For its worth, the Realme C15 touts an HD+ show, MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, and as much as 4GB RAM. The USP of the cellphone, nevertheless, is its large 6,000mAh battery backed by 18W quick charging assist.


The Realme C15 delivers on one facet in abundance – battery life. The cellphone affords a wonderful battery backup that may final you as much as two days on a single cost. But in relation to different areas, the cellphone doesn’t fairly dwell as much as what the Realme C3 (review) provided months in the past and what the competitors affords in the present day.

Design and show

The Realme C15 is much like the Realme C12 when it comes to design. There’s a waterdrop show on the entrance and a plastic rear panel with a sample end, a bodily fingerprint sensor, and a square-shaped digital camera module on the nook. The Realme C15 is a chunky cellphone with a great quantity of heft and thickness because of the large battery  inside. This makes it troublesome to make use of the cellphone with one hand for an extended time period.

The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is ideally positioned for the finger to succeed in within the first go. While the facility button is straightforward sufficient to succeed in with the thumb, the amount buttons above would require some effort out of your facet. The cellphone comes with a triple card slot to deal with two nano-SIM playing cards and a microSD card. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB port, and a single speaker grille on the backside.

Coming to the show, the Realme C15 incorporates a 6.5-inch HD+ (1600×720) LCD show with 420 nits peak brightness and Gorilla Glass safety. There’s a reasonably thick bezel on the underside and the show itself seems to be fairly massive which makes one-handed use troublesome. We would have liked to see an FHD+ display contemplating Xiaomi launched the Redmi 9 Prime with this characteristic on the similar worth. The normal HD+ decision just isn’t unhealthy per se, however you’ll discover pixelation whereas watching exhibits on YouTube, Netflix, and different streaming platforms. Brightness ranges are first rate indoors however go away you wanting a bit extra outside below vibrant daylight.


The quad-camera system on the Realme C15 features a 13MP major sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP B&W lens, and a 2MP retro lens. The cameras on the smartphone are common and won’t amaze you in any facet. The major digital camera is ready to seize handsome photographs with ample mild through the daytime. The AI-powered Chroma Boost tends to saturate colors greater than wanted whereas HDR does assist in tough lighting circumstances.

The wide-angle lens is finest utilized in daytime circumstances however you’ll nonetheless discover colors to look washed out in comparison with the picture taken with the principle digital camera. The different two digital camera lenses are primarily for capturing photographs with filters, which feels pointless. You have apps like Instagram that may apply filters with no need further lenses, which don’t actually add a lot worth to the general expertise.

The Realme C15 comes with a devoted Night mode meant to seize brighter photographs in low mild. Our expertise with the mode, nevertheless, was fairly unsatisfactory. The algorithm doesn’t do a great job of accelerating publicity and lowering noise. In reality, we discovered photographs captured with out Night mode seemed higher in comparison with those taken with the low-light mode.


For selfies, you get an 8MP sensor that helps AI magnificence, portrait mode, HDR, and extra. The selfie digital camera can seize vibrant and first rate selfies in daylight. Selfies are inclined to look gentle and noisy indoors and in low mild circumstances. The selfie portrait mode is simply common and doesn’t do a really clear job at separating the topic from the background. 

Performance and software program

The Realme C15 will get the identical MediaTek Helio G35 chipset because the Realme C11 and Realme C12, which is a curious transfer by the corporate. We have three Realme telephones now below Rs 10,000 with the identical chipset, lowering the variations between them. The MediaTek Helio G35 is an entry-level gaming processor, which seems to be weak given the pricing of the cellphone and what the competitors affords. For instance, we’ve the Redmi 9 Prime that gives a extra succesful Helio G80 chipset on the similar worth level.

The MediaTek Helio G35 works properly sufficient for day-to-day utilization so long as you retain your expectations at a minimal. Apps are sluggish to open however we had no hassle shopping via social media, messaging, and switching between apps. In reality, the Realme C15 does fairly properly in RAM administration as it could possibly preserve just a few apps, together with heavy ones like PUBG, out there within the background for some time with out forcefully closing them.

Despite being a gaming-centric chipset, we’d not advocate the MediaTek Helio G35 for gaming. The highest graphics setting on PUBG Mobile, for instance, is Balanced + Medium. Don’t count on graphics to look detailed and engaging on the Realme C15. A 30-minute session on PUBG Mobile did throw up some stutters, however we might nonetheless end a sport with out pulling out our hair. 

The Realme C15 ships with Android 10-based Realme UI 1.0. Our review unit had the August Android safety patch. Realme UI affords an interesting interface with uniformly round app icons, pleasing wallpapers, and system-wide darkish mode. The variety of pre-loaded apps has additionally lowered, as the corporate has eliminated sure banned apps like UC Browser and Helo, which leads to a cleaner UI. The major name and message apps are changed with Google’s personal apps. Despite Chrome onboard, Realme has included its personal browser which does push out spammy notifications at instances. 

The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is sort of responsive however we discovered the face unlock characteristic to be sluggish at instances, particularly in poor lighting circumstances. The bottom-firing speaker doesn’t provide the very best sound high quality, however it’s adequately loud for watching content material and enjoying video games.


This is the place the Realme C15 really shines. The large 6,000mAh battery capability affords lengthy battery life even with heavy utilization. The cellphone can simply go previous a day and last as long as two full days relying in your utilization. After intensively utilizing the cellphone through the review interval enjoying video games, watching exhibits on streaming platforms, and so forth, the Realme C15 managed to final 1.5 days earlier than needing to be charged. The cellphone managed to final near 17 hours in our PCMark battery check, which is admirable.

The 18W quick charging assist isn’t something to be enthusiastic about. Due to the big battery capability, it takes round 4 hours to completely cost the cellphone from zero to 100%.

Final verdict

With a price ticket of Rs 9,999, the Realme C15 finds itself among the many likes of the Redmi 9 Prime, which is a compelling smartphone on this phase. The Redmi 9 Prime (review) affords options like an FHD+ show and MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, that are undoubtedly extra interesting than the HD+ show and MediaTek Helio G35 chipset that the Realme C15 affords. 

That being stated, the Realme C15 delivers an distinctive battery backup, which is healthier than most different telephones on this phase, together with the Redmi 9 Prime. It additionally will get a lovely design, though with a cumbersome construct. Lastly, you get a clear and easy-to-use Realme UI software program at your disposal. The Realme C15 is clearly not the very best cellphone on this phase, but it surely does ship what it guarantees – a long-lasting battery life.

Editor’s ranking: 3 / 5


  • Excellent battery life
  • Clean Realme UI
  • Appealing end


  • HD+ show
  • Average efficiency
  • Disappointing low-light digital camera efficiency


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