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Realme C2 vs Redmi 7 Specs Comparison

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Today, we have the realme C2 and Redmi 7 up for a full specs comparison. Both are highly competitive phones found in the under PHP 6.5K range.
Realme C2 vs Redmi 7 Specs Comparison
Realme C2 or Redmi 7

Without further ado, let's check which is the right one for you. Read on.


Realme C2 vs Redmi 7 Specs Comparison

DeviceRealme C2Redmi 7
Display6.1-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla glass protected IPS screen w/ HD+ 1560 x 720 at 282 ppi 6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ HD+ 1520 x 720 resolution at 267 ppi
CPU
2.0GHz 64-bit Helio P22 octa-core processor 
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor
GPUPowerVR GE8320 Adreno 506
RAM2GB/3GB 2GB/3GB
ROM16GB/32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB (dedicated) 16GB/32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
Back Camera13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF and LED flash 12MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera5MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty8MP f/2.0
Battery
4,000mAh 
4,000mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ ColorOS 6.0 
Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
Connectivity
WiFi, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic 
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
Others
Face unlock, Colors: spectrum blue, spectrum black 
Fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, P2i coating, Colors: eclipse black, comet blue, lunar red
Dimensions153.7 x 73.7 x 8.5 mm 158.65 x 76.43 x 8.47 mm
Weight
166 g 
180 g
PricePHP 5,490 (2GB RAM/16GB ROM), PHP 6,490 (3GB RAM/32GB ROM)
PHP 5,890 (2GB RAM/16GB ROM), PHP 6,490 (3GB RAM/32GB ROM)

Battle for budget smartphone supremacy!

Realme C2 has a smudge-free, diamond-cut polycarbonate plastic body. The Redmi 7 has a 3D-curved plastic back with a polycarbonate frame and a gloss finish.

In terms of the design, both phones are pretty much on a deadlock except for the fact that the realme C2 made its back cover smudge free while the Redmi 7's glossy finish might make it prone to fingerprints and scratches. Redmi 7 has P2i water splash coating.

In the looks department, it is just a matter preference, both phones comes with good designs. 
Small notch!
Small notch!

DisplayThe realme C2 has a 6.1-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen with 1560 x 720 HD+ resolution and Dragontail glass protection. It also has 282 ppi pixel density.
Redmi 7's screen
Redmi 7's screen

Redmi 7, on the hand, has a bigger 6.3-inch IPS screen with a 1520 x 720 HD+ resolution as well at 267 ppi. It also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

In this department, Redmi 7 takes the lead as it has the bigger display. It also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Specs - For performance, realme C2 comes with the 2.0GHz Helio P22 octa-core processor, PowerVR GE8320 GPU, up to 3GB of RAM with up to 32GB of expandable storage and a 4,000mAh battery.

Redmi 7 has the lower clocked 1.8GHz Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, up to 3GB of RAM with up to 32GB storage, and a huge 4,000mAh battery.


Redmi 7 has an AnTuTu score of 103.2K. Phones with Helio P22 comes with an average score of 75K.

Helio P22 is based on the 12nm manufacturing process while Snapdragon 632 is based on 14nm process. This means that P22 could be the more power efficient chip between the two.

Cameras - The realme C2 is equipped with 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 sensors. It also PDAF and LED flash. It also has a 5MP sensor for selfies with AI Face Beauty.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has 12MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 sensors with AF and LED flash. It also has an 8MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies.

In terms of main camera specs, the realme C2 has a slightly bigger main sensor. The inclusion of PDAF is also plus as well.

5MP sensor
5MP sensor

For selfies, Redmi 7 has an 8MP f/2.0 sensor for selfies which bigger than realme C2's 5MP f/2.0 sensor.
8MP sensor
8MP sensor

Other features - Realme C2 has face unlock. It runs with ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie. Redmi 7, on the other hand, offers fingerprint sensor, and IR blaster. It boots with Android Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box.

Realme C2 advantages - Diamond cut back design, slightly bigger main camera sensor, more affordable starting price

Redmi 7 advantages - P2i coating, Larger screen, faster chip, fingerprint scanner, IR blaster

Our thoughts

This match up is a close one!

Realme C2 looks to be the phone for those who want a flashier looking design and slightly smaller screen size. It might also be the more power efficient phone, thanks to its 12nm chip. It has the higher main camera sensor as well.

On the other hand, Redmi 7 should be the phone for those in need of a bigger display, slightly faster processor, larger selfie camera sensor, fingerprint scanner, and face unlock tech.

It could go either way depending on what you need.

What do you guys think?
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