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Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition: Review and Specifications

Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition
Written by Nanuduke

As its name clearly reads, The Realme C15 Qualcomm edition, is the Qualcomm variant of the standard Realme C15 which bears a MediaTek processor. The Qualcomm edition C15 ditches that MediaTek processor and opts form a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, while leaving most of the  other features untouched.

Design and Display

If you looking for differences between the Realme C15 Qualcomm edition and the standard Realme C15, then the chassis design department isn’t where you should be looking. Both smartphones bear the same chassis design.

The front panel brandishes a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a drop notch housing its front facing camera. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1560 Pixels, a 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI.

Flipping to get a rear view, we discover a square camera module housing a four cameras. Below that camera module is an LED flash. Also on the rear, is a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Realme branding, indicating its a Realme Smartphone

The Build material on the Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition is mainly dominated by plastic. We have plastic on the rear, plastic on the frame and glass up front.

Enthuisiasts who choose to purchase this mobile Phone will have the option of choosing two colours, that include Power Silver and Power Blue.

The Cameras of Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition

On the camera department, we have got the same cameras coming from the standard Realme C15. Its evident in both the rear and front facing camera setup.

On the rear, we have got a quad camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2, an 8MP Ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.3 and also a 119° field of view.

The other cameras in the rear camera department include a 2MP monochrome (B/W) camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP retro camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video record with the rear camera setup is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.

Selfies are manned by an 8MP camera wth an aperture of f/2.0. This camera is also capable of shooting 1080p videos @ 30fps.

Hardware and Software

As discussed in the introductory paragraph, the big news with the Realme C15 Qualcomm edition, is the fact that it opts for Qualcomm processor in lieu of the MediaTek processor on the standard Realme C15.

The processor championing the performance hardware here is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 with a 11nm processor.

The other performance facilitators inlcude an Adreno 610 GPU, option for either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, storage options that include 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.  Please note the standard Realme C15 only has 32GB and 64GB storage variants.

Still on performance, we also have a non-removable 6000mAh battery, with an 18W fast charge mechanism to reducing charge duration.

On the software side, we have got the Realme UI running on the Android 10 operating system.

Connectivity

The Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB Port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

Internet connectivity is capped at 4G, which means enthusiats won’t be able to use 5G connections for streaming, downloads and uploads.

Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition Price and Availability

The price of the Realme C15 Qualcomm edition starts around $115 for the standard 3GB / 32GB variant. This translates to 43,865 Naira in Nigeria, 12,518 KHS in Kenya and 672 GHC in Ghana.

The Maxed out 4GB / 64GB variant $128 in dollars, translates to 48,825 Naira in Nigeria, 13,933 KHS in Kenya and 748 GHC in Ghana.

The Realme C15 Qualcomm edition was announced on October 28 2020 and was released for purchase on October 29th 2020.

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Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition Specifications

General Features

  • Platform: Realme UI: Andriod 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11nm) (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Colours: Power Silver, Power Blue
  • Dimension: 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 209 g
  • SIM Type: Nano
  • SIM Count: Dual

Display of Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition

  • Display: 6.5-Inches IPS LCD Capacitive TouchScreen, 720 x 1560 Pixels, 480nits max Brightness (typical), 600 nits Peak Brightness(Sunlight Mode) 270 PPI
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera Specs of Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition

  • Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 8MP (Ultrawide) FOV 119°, f/2.3 + 2MP (B/W) f/2.4 + 2MP (Retro) f/2.4
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: –
  • Push Emails: –
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: –
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: GPS/Beidou/Glonass
  • Maps: Yes (Google Map)

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: –
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear Mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: –
  • Video Editor: –
  • Document Viewer: –
  • Document Editor: –

Battery Size of Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition

  • Battery: Non-Removable 6000mAh Li-Po
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: 18W

Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition

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