Cheap phones might be occupying a small market share but our Realme C1 review proved that it deserved to be in your pocket. With the recent arrival of the Samsung Galaxy M10, another budget phone is trying to prove itself especially when both price tags settle at Php5,990.
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Realme C1 Differences
Advantages of Samsung Galaxy M10
- smaller notch
- higher screen-to-body-ratio
- up to 3GB/32GB variant
- microSD slot supports up to 512GB
Advantages of Realme C1
- IPS LCD
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Snapdragon 450
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Realme C1 Similarities
- polycarbonate body
- 720p+ resolution
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- dedicated microSD slot
- dual main camera (up to 1080p video recording)
- 5MP selfie camera
- BT 4.2
- audio jack
- micro USB 2.0
Which is a better buy between the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Realme C1?
For cheap phones, we’re not expecting gradient hue design but instead a polycarbonate structure for both. The difference will be upfront with the smaller notch for the Galaxy M10 but a better IPS LCD panel and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the Realme C1.
Both are running on Android 8.1 Oreo but the Snapdragon 450 bests the Exynos 7870 in sheer performance. But in exchange for performance, you’re going to need to settle for the 2GB/16GB combo.
Camera-wise, it’s a toss-up between the two as they are using almost the same dual sensors on the back which happens to be the case for the selfie camera, too.
Fortunately, you won’t be living the dongle life with the presence of an audio jack but you are stuck with micro USB of yesteryear. And of course, the battery will go to the Realme C1 for its massive 4230mAh capacity.
With both the Galaxy M10 and Realme C1 priced at Php5,990, it looks like the Galaxy M10 wins this specs comparison thanks to its 3GB/32GB variant. But if you’re willing to live life on the edge, the Realme C1 will offer better raw performance and a bigger battery.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy M10||Realme C1|
|Display||6.22-inch PLS TFT, 720 x 1520, 270ppi, 19:9 ratio||6.2-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1520, 271ppi, 19:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Dimensions||155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm, 163g||156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm, 168g|
|Chipset||Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)||Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-T830 MP1||Adreno 506|
|Memory||32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB||16 GB, 2 GB RAM + dedicated microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF +|
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|13 MP, f/2.2, AF +|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Front Camera||5 MP, f/2.0||5 MP, f/2.2|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 /b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3430mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4230mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung UX 9.5||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2|
|Official Price||INR 8,000 (P5,900 Philippine pesos)||Php5,990|