The Realme C30s price in Kenya is around KSh. 13,500. The Realme C30s is the latest budget-range smartphone from the popular Chinese manufacturer, Realme, with a range of impressive features, including a single camera setup, and a chipset that can perform basic tasks. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at its design, performance, battery life, and camera performance to help you decide if it’s the right smartphone for you. As for the colors, the Realme C30s comes in Stripe Blue and Stripe Black.
Realme C30s Review: Affordable Phone with Impressive Design, Good Battery Life, and Camera Performance.
|Price in Kenya||Around Ksh 14,000|
|Display||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Front Camera||5 MP, (wide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm|
|Rear Cameras||8 MP, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm|
Reasons to buy the Realme C30s
- Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
- IPS LCD
- 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- 8 MP, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- 10W wired
- Hi-Res Audio
- Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
More features include a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and 270 PPI density. The smartphone has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 82.1%. On the camera front of the Realme C30s, the buyer gets an 8 MP camera with features like LED flash, panorama, and auto-HDR. It is backed by a 5000 mAh battery. Connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 5G, and more – see Realme C33
The Realme C30s comes with impressive design that features an all-boxy design that is similar to smartphones that cost much more. The approach to phone design was first seen with Apple iPhones and has trickled down to Android phones. The phone has a plastic back that has a nice grip to it, making it not slippery. The phone also includes a case in the package. However, if you want to keep the phone in pristine condition, it is recommended to use the case as it helps protect the device in case of a fall.
Another impressive feature of the Realme C30s is the side-mounted fingerprint reader. This is a feature that is usually skipped by phone makers for their budget devices. Customers are left with three choices: a PIN, password, or pattern, which are not the fastest way of getting into your device. Thus, seeing a fingerprint reader at this budget is a great thing, and it is also part of the power button, which gives the backplate a very clean vibe. The Realme C30s has a blueish colour rear which Realme calls Stripe Blue. The rear has nothing except the camera island that houses one camera lens.
The Realme C30s has a 6.5-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels screen that also has a notch for the 5 MP selfie snapper. Although it’s an okay screen, it doesn’t get as punchy in brightly lit environments. But keep in mind that this is a budget device.
The Realme C30s performs okay for the price. It has an unnamed Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A55, which powers Android 12 and Realme UI Go. This is the Go version of Android, which means it has been toned down to run just fine with low-end specs. The phone moves along just fine when running normal apps, especially Go/Lite versions of popular apps. However, things start slowing down when you start opening multiple apps, especially heavy ones such as social media applications. The phone will struggle to run them optimally, and even scrolling through a feed becomes a challenge. However, this is an issue that all phones around this budget have, and it would be naïve of us to expect it to run as fast as phones that cost twice or thrice as much. It is recommended to use Lite apps, as they use fewer resources, and you could end up having a great experience with the phone.
The Realme C30s comes with a Li-Po 5000 mAh cell that will keep the device juiced for a whole day and then some. You can get two days out of the phone if you use it less frequently.
The Realme C30s has an 8 MP camera and a 5 MP selfie camera. When it comes to camera performance, the phone is quite impressive, considering its price range. When compared to other budget phones, the camera quality is above average. However, it would be unrealistic to expect the camera to compete with high-end flagship phones.
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