Realme C21

Released March 2021

Essential (<$200)

Summary


Pros

  • Accurate touch experience
  • Flicker-free display, making it a good companion for night reading
  • Battery autonomy, with more than two days of moderate use

Cons

  • Inability to play HDR10 videos
  • Display brightness too low for outdoor conditions
  • Long time to charge, requiring more than 3 hours for a full charge, due to 10W charger

Scores


52
display
2nd

in Essential Ranking (<$200)

Overall Display Score i
52
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
40
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
105
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 163
Top score
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Video i
40
40
Realme C21
Motion i
54
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
40
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
72
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
99
battery
8th

in Essential Ranking (<$200)

Overall Battery Score i
99
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 146
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
117
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 182
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
77
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 181
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
97
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 9h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h50
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
3h07
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
1h27 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9mm

Dimensions

4G
Dual SIM

Network

No water protection
No IP rating

Protection

Wired only

Charging

32/64 GB

Storage

Wide, Macro, Depth

Main camera
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