Unlocking Realme C51: Budget phone with iPhone vibes

Realme C51 cloaked in a glass front, plastic frame, and plastic back
An undated image displays the camera bumps of the Realme C51 in a closeup shot. — Realmecommunity
An undated image displays the camera bumps of the Realme C51 in a closeup shot. — Realmecommunity

If you are a budget-bound individual who’s in search of a smartphone with a huge display, long-lasting battery and fast performance, then don’t miss out on the new Realme C51.

The Realme C51 is a budget-friendly smartphone, manufactured by a Chinese company, which officially came under the spotlight in August 2023.

Let’s break down the aspects of its excellence and walk you through what you get out of this smartphone.

Realme C51 features

Design and display

Available in Mint Green and Carbon Black colour options, it’s a 4G-enabled handset which boasts a 6.74-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.

The design it features comprises a glass front, plastic frame, and plastic back.

Hardware and performance

The device has employed Google Android 13 as its backbone operating system. Under the hood, it is powered by the Unisoc Tiger T612 (12 nm) chipset while also featuring an Octa-core CPU (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) and a Mali-G57 GPU to seamlessly rejoice gaming and watching at 4K resolution.

Camera, storage and battery

Coming to its camera system, the rear camera setup includes a 50MP main sensor coupled with a 0.3-megapixel depth secondary sensor. On the other hand, planted on its front is a 5-megapixel single camera lens.

Storage options offered with this smartphone include 64GB with 4GB RAM, and 128GB with 4GB RAM, both of which can be expanded using its dedicated SD card slot.

The Realme C51 is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, supporting 33W wired fast charging. The fast charging capability fills the device from 0 pc to 50 pc within 28 minutes.

Realme C51 full specs and features

OSAndroid 13, Realme UI T
Display6.74-inch IPS LCD display
Dimensions167.2 x 76.7 x 8 mm
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels
ChipsetUnisoc Tiger T612 (12 nm)
RAM/ROM4/64GB; 4/128GB
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Main camera50 MP (wide), 0.08 MP (depth)
Selfie camera5 MP (wide)
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
ColoursMint Green, Carbon Black
Prices (4/64GB Model)$165/Rs 30,000/INR 11,000
DISCLAIMER: The prices have been taken as of Nov 21, 2023 and are subject to change over time.