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


43
display
1st

in Essential Ranking (<$200)

Overall Display Score i
43
43
Realme C21
BEST 99
Readability i
33
33
Realme C21
BEST 76
Color i
76
60
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 91
Top score
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Video i
29
27
Crosscall Action-X5
Motion i
58
58
Realme C21
BEST 87
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
43
43
Realme C21
BEST 85
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
66
57
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 86
62
battery
7th

in Essential Ranking (<$200)

Overall Battery Score i
62
45
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 96
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G
Autonomy i
64
31
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 98
Top score
Wiko Power U30
Charging i
53
50
Wiko Power U20
BEST 121
Top score
Realme GT Neo 3
Efficiency i
64
35
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 102
Charging Time
2 days 9h
Battery Life
Charging Time
1h50
0-80% Charging Time
Charging Time
3h07
Full Charging Time

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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