Realme India officially launched a new budget smartphone in India. The latest smartphone comes with the name Realme C30. This Realme budget phone joins the Realme C Series along with smartphones such as Realme C31, the Realme C35, and the Realme C11 2021 in India., The newly launched Realme C30 smartphone will compete against the Redmi 9A, the Infinix Smart 5, Realme C11 2021, the Poco C3, and many others.
Realme C30 – The Budget Phone in India
The all-new Realme C30 is the company’s latest budget Android smartphone. This Realme budget phone in India comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio. An octa-core Unisoc SoC powers this Realme C Series handset. Furthermore, the Realme C30 includes up to 3GB of RAM. Regarding other key highlighting features, the phone will include up to 1TB of storage expansion via a microSD card. It comes in three distinct color options.
Realme C30 price in India
After the successful launch of mid-rangers, Realme C35 and C31 in India, the Chinese smartphone makers have now launched the Realme C30 as the new entry-level budget offering. The latest Realme C30 comes with toned-down features and prices over the Realme C31. Also Read – Nokia C30, Nokia 7.4 5G mobile phone: Specifications, Price in India
As for the pricing in India, the Realme C30 price in India starts at Rs 7499 for the base variant with 2GB RAM, and the 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 8299. The entry-level Realme C series smartphone comes in three color options – Bamboo Green, Denim Black, and Lake Blue.
Regarding its availability, the Realme C30 smartphone will go on sale starting at 1200 IST on June 27. Interested customers can purchase their unit through Flipkart, Realme India’s official website, and other online and offline retail channels in the country. Also Read – Nokia C01 Plus, Nokia C20 Plus: Nokia C Series phone price in India
Realme C30: Specifications
The entry-level Realme C30 is an Android Go Edition smartphone. It runs on Android 11 (Go Edition) with Realme UI Go Edition. Furthermore, this Realme budget phone in India sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. This display gets a screen resolution of 720*1600 pixels. Realme confirms that the handset offers an 88.7 percent of screen-to-body ratio.
Under the hood, an octa-core Unisoc T612 SoC powers the entry-level Realme C30 smartphone. This chipset is clocked at 1.82GHz with up to 3GB of RAM. Additionally, the Realme C30 carries 32GB of onboard UFS 2.2 storage. The latest Realme smartphone also supports storage expansion via a microSD card of up to 1TB. Furthermore, the device also gets a dedicated slot for the microSD card.
Regarding optics, the Realme C30 comes with a single 8MP rear camera setup. The single rear camera is paired with an LED flash. Additionally, the camera also includes support for HDR mode. This Realme C series budget phone in India features a 5MP selfie shooter at the front for selfies and video calling.
The Realme 30 comes with all the basic connectivity options. These options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light, and a proximity sensor. Also Read – Realme 8 5G in Cyber Black colour option
A 5000mAh battery on the Realme C30 smartphone powers the complete hardware on this entry-level handset. This battery is rated to deliver up to 45 days of standby time while on the Ultra Saving Mode. Besides, the phone measures 164.1×75.6×8.5mm and weighs 182 grams. Now, let’s take an in-depth look at this entry-level offering from the Chinese smartphone brand.
Realme C30: Design
Starting with the design, the Realme C30 feels pretty sturdy for an entry-level smartphone. Its Vertical Stripe Design on the back panel makes it stand ahead of its competitors. Thus, making it easy to grip the handset in hand. Overall, the entry-level budget smartphone’s aesthetics look good, and the lightweight plastic body offers a sturdier in-hand feel.
Regarding the edges, the Realme C30 has a flat-edged frame that is just 8.5mm thick. The volume rockers and the power button are present on the right edge. At the same time, the triple SIM card slot is positioned along the device’s left edge. Unlike a hybrid SIM slot, this Realme smartphone has a dual SIM plus a dedicated microSD card slot. It means that both the SIM and an SD card for storage expansion can work at the same time.
The top edge offers nothing, and the bottom edge of the device comes with a Micro USB port for charging and data transfer along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additionally, there is a speaker and a microphone as well on the Realme budget phone in India. Also Read – Nokia G21 smartphone camera details, Upcoming Nokia mobiles launch in India
Standard Display on Realme C30
Apart from build quality and aesthetics, the Realme C30 gets a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display which we have seen on any devices in this price range. The display gets HD+ resolution with 720*1600 pixels screen resolution. Furthermore, it also gets a 60Hz refresh rate, which is common on any smartphone nowadays. Realme credits this display with offering up to 400 nits of peak brightness with a screen-to-body ratio of 88.7 percent.
Performance with Unisoc T612
As for the hardware configuration, the Realme C30 comes with an octa-core Unisoc Tiger T612 chipset. This chip comes in pair with either 2GB or 3GB of LPDDR4A RAM and 32GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The internal storage supports the storage expansion feature, and it can be expanded by up to 1TB using its dedicated microSD card slot.
The octa-core Unisoc Tiger T612 chipset consists of two faster ARM Cortex A75 cores and six power-efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores. All of these cores run at a maximum clock speed of 1.82GHz. In our experience, the CPU delivered a smooth and responsive performance in daily tasks. Also Read – Google Pixel Buds release date in India
We could perform general tasks like calling, messaging, browsing, etc., without any issue. In terms of gaming performance, the Realme handset was able to run games like BGMI and Call of the Duty: Mobile pretty smoothly. However, in our testing, we noticed that the device gets pretty hot quickly, with the temperatures going as high as 43 degrees.
Battery Life on Realme C30
Regarding battery performance, the Realme C30 comes with a pretty big 5000mAh lithium-ion battery. In our testing, this battery delivered around 5 hours and 20 minutes of screen on time. This screen time is strange as another smartphone with a 5000mAh battery can easily offer a screen time of well above 7 hours.
If we use this handset moderately with light tasks and medium brightness, we can expect the device to reach the 7 hours mark quite easily. The phone doesn’t come with any fast-charging brick for charging. The Realme C30 gets a standard 10W charger with a Micro USB port. This 10W Power adapter comes inside the retail box with a micro-USB to USB Type-A cable.
Realme C30 camera performance
The latest Realme C30 comes with pretty minimal camera hardware. It includes a single 8MP rear camera with a LED Flash. There is a 5MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture. The front camera sits within the teardrop notch on the front of the display.
Apart from camera hardware, the Realme C30 has multiple camera modes, including HDR, Panorama, Portrait mode, timelapse, and others. Similarly, the Realme C 30 can record videos at 1080p at a 30fps frame rate for video recording. Using the front-facing camera, this Realme budget phone in India can also record 720p video at a 30fps frame rate.
In our testing, we found that the cameras on Realme C30 can deliver some good results with pretty good color reproduction and sharpness. Overall, the camera quality was decently good. The complete camera review for the latest Realme C series smartphone will be published at a later date.
Realme C30: Software and User Interface
The Realme C30 ships with Realme UI Go Edition running on top of Android 11 Go Edition out of the box. The Chinese smartphone brand has not provided any disclosure regarding future updates. Since the smartphone runs on Realme UI, it feels a bit lackluster as it skips on many of its signature features in favor of a more stock Android UI. The Android Go UI feels a bit out of place compared to the elements from Realme UI.
The operating system feels pretty fresh and responsive in terms of the visual aspect. It doesn’t try to affect the user’s privacy. Although, it still does come with a tonne of junk apps that can be uninstalled easily. We suggest you uninstall these junk apps and protect your storage space.
Looking at the features and specifications of the latest Realme C series smartphone, we pick this smartphone as one of the better entry-level options over its competitors. If you are on a tight budget, Realme C30 is the go-to phone, as the handset offers an excellent feel and will perform great in almost all aspects. The lack of a fingerprint scanner and the inclusion of a Micro USB port on a 2022 smartphone could be a big turnoff for most users. The slow charging and data transfer rate could also be a question mark for most customers.