If you’re in the market for a budget Android phone, Realme has revealed the C21, a new sub-RM500 smartphone that comes with a big battery. This appears to be a refresh of the Realme C12 that was released last August.
Pricing and availability
The Realme C21 is officially priced at RM499 in Malaysia and it comes with 3GB RAM + 32GB of storage. The device is offered in 2 colours – Cross Blue and Cross Black. It’s now available on the official Realme online store on Lazada and all authorised dealers in the country.
The C21 comes with a 6.5″ HD+ LCD display that pushes a modest resolution of 1600×720 pixels. It has a tiny notch at the top of the display which houses a 5MP selfie camera.
Under the hood, it runs on a MediaTek Helio G35 processor that’s mated to 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Onboard, it has 32GB of storage which is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The device features a triple-camera setup which consists of a 13MP main camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP B&W lens for depth effects. The device can shoot 1080p videos and it also offers HDR and night mode.
Powering the C21 is a 5,000mAh battery which charges via microUSB. It comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, supports Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 2.4GHz 802.11n WiFi. For instant unlocking, it still gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Out of the box, it runs on Android 10 with Realme UI skin on top.
For more info, you can check out the product page.
If you’re looking for other big battery budget phone options, there’s the Poco M3 which can go for as low as RM499 during flash sales for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. There’s also the Redmi 9C which is priced at RM479 for 3GB RAM + 64GB storage.