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Realme C25: an affordable war tank

by Janes

After betting heavily on the middlemen, Realme finally looked at the simplest consumer and brought the Realme C25 to Brazil. We’re talking about the chinese’s first entry smartphone to land on the domestic market. Even basic, the phone has interesting technical plug for the category, with three cameras, 6,000 mAh battery and MediaTek Helio G70 processor.

In 2021, the year of its launch, the device has the mission of facing the Motorola Moto G20 and the Galaxy M12. Is the C25 a good deal? I tested the Realme device and count my experience of use in this review.


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The Realme C25 was provided by Realme on loan and will be returned to the company after testing. For more information, visit tecnoblog.net/etica.

After analyzing the Realme 7, 7 Pro, 7 5G and 8 Pro, it is even strange to review a Chinese device with a simpler finish. All in plastic, the Realme C25 is the opposite of intermediates and focuses on strength and robustness, so much so that the manufacturer is keen to point out that the product has passed the resistance tests of TüV Rheinland, which reminded me of the traditional military certification of LG devices. Even tough, it has no water protection.


What draws our attention most is the thickness of 9.6 mm, responsible for leaving the model with thick sides. In addition, the 209 grams of weight scare scares at first; The C25 is a heavy device and the 6,000 mAh battery may have influenced here. I tested the gray version without any more detail, however the company released the C25 in blue color that made the phone more beautiful by having a bright look.

The right side houses the on/off and volume buttons, while the left brings the chip drawer and memory card with slots for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD. The fingerprint sensor on the rear is well positioned and the unlock is very fast. To complete the positive points boxes, the phone has standard input for headphones and USB-C connection.

Screen and sound

The screen is ips type 6.5-inch LCD. The resolution is only HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) with refresh rate of 60 Hz. The edges are highlighted, especially the lower, and there is a drop-shaped notch to hide the camera. Even with a simple configuration, the dashboard should suit basic users.

The brightness of the screen is strong, the viewing under sunlight is satisfactory and the setting of the icons is just ok, as well as the viewing angles. Compared to an AMOLED, the C25’s LCD suffers a little in contrast and the black is not so deep.


In sound, this phone has mono speaker which should be enough for quick calls on speakerphone and to listen to audios from messengers. For music, YouTube videos and streaming, it is best to use a headset, because the main speaker did not show a satisfactory intensity during testing. The sound is low and does not fill a small environment, for example.


The Realme C25 comes with Android 11 accompanied by Realme UI 2.0, which I like a lot for delivering a simple usability and customization possibilities. If you’re the type of person who likes to change the interface frequently, know that you can change icons, screen transitions, the layout of each page, and even place dynamic wallpapers. One thing I didn’t like are the excess third-party apps that came pre-installed in my test unit: it has Chinese e-commerce, social networks and some games.

And Realme also has its “Moto Ações”. When you draw a “V” on the locked screen, the flashlight is turned on or off immediately. If you do an “O”, the C25 then now houses the camera app. In addition to

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