Realme C31 Review with Pros and Cons

Realme has launched a new entry-level phone, Realme C31 as the latest offering from the brand in the smartphone market.

The device comes with a triple rear camera setup, an octa-core Unisoc chipset, a selfie camera lens in the waterdrop style notch display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Realme C31. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some frequently asked questions. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Realme C31

The device launched in two different variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Light Silver and Dark Green.

The 3GB+32GB model is priced at Rs 8,999 (~USD 120) and the high-end 4GB+64GB model is priced at Rs 9,999 (~USD 135).

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Realme C31 Pros and Cons

ProsCons
3.5 mm Headphone JackUnisoc T612 Processor
Good Looking PhoneOnly 5MP Selfie Camera
Dedicated SD card slotMicro USB Port (No Type-C)
Good Battery Backup10W Charging Support
UFS 2.2 StorageStill Android 11 (no Android 12 OS)
Only a 0.3MP depth camera
No 1080p video recording at front
Bit Expensive
Back Firing Speaker
Bloatware in the UI

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Realme C31, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the smartphone.

Realme C31 Review

The Realme C31 is not worth buying because Realme is offering an HD+ IPS LCD Display and also it’s a bit pricey. Overall, we suggest you skip the Realme C31 and take a look at other devices available on the market like Poco M2.

Now, let’s go deeper and see what Realme has offered in its latest entry-level smartphone which is the Realme C31.

Display

The device has a 6.5-inches HD+ IPS LCD Display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, 60Hz Refresh Rate, and 88.7% Screen-to-body ratio. It further has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 400 nits Brightness, and 120Hz Touch Sampling Rate.

Realme C31 Display

The frame and back panel of the device are made out of plastic while there is glass protection on the top but Realme has not disclosed which glass they used to protect the display, it’s more likely to be Dinorex Glass.

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Overall, the device has a good display and is not the best as it features an HD+ Display.

Camera

The Realme C31 has a triple rear camera setup with an LED flash in the rectangular module. The rear camera houses a 13MP primary lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 0.3MP depth lens with f/2.8 aperture.

There is a 5MP Selfie Camera lens with f/2.2 aperture in the waterdrop style notch design display. The rear camera can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps while the front camera can record up to 720p videos at 30fps.

The 13MP primary sensor clicks okay-type photos and the dynamic range of the device is very limited. Also, forget that 2MP+0.3MP sensor as they are added just for numbers, no use of it in real-life and helps companies in marketing.

The 5MP selfie camera clicks decent photos and is not that great. Here, Realme should have at least provided a 13MP selfie camera but they didn’t, they went with 5MP only.

Realme C31 Camera

Also, Realme needs to work on the cameras and provide better cameras, especially the selfie camera considering the price of the device. Also, they need to optimize the camera.

Overall, the cameras of the phone are okay and not that great compared to what other companies are offering at the same price.

Performance

The Realme is powered by an octa-core Unisoc T612 Processor coupled with Arm Mali-G57 GPU. The device runs on Android 11-based Realme UI R Edition skin out of the box. Now, at this price point, Unisoc T612 is not acceptable, Realme should have included a Mediatek chipset.

The Unisoc T612 processor is not that powerful too, when you use the device, it feels laggy and sometimes, it freezes for seconds while opening apps on it. Overall, don’t expect the performance to be great, you will be disappointed with the performance.

Realme C31 Performance

The device packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 10W Charging Support and Realme has used a Micro-USB Port for charging which is again a disappointment. Realme should have included a USB Type-C port but they didn’t. Also, Realme should have provided at least 15W charging support.

Also, there are no stereo speakers but it does have a 3.5mm headphone jack which means you can plug your wired earphones or headphones, has a dedicated SD-card slot, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Realme C31 Full Specifications

Display6.5-inches HD+ IPS LCD
20:9 aspect ratio
88.7% Screen-to-body ratio
120Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Resolution1600 x 720 pixels
Display ProtectionDinorex Glass
Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.7 x 76.1 x 8.4 mm, 197 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemAndroid 11 based Realme UI R Edition
ProcessorUnisoc T612 Processor
GPU – Arm Mali-G57
CPU – Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex A55)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + UFS 2.2 Storage
3GB+32GB
4GB+64GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 MicroSD card)
Rear Camera13MP primary sensor
2MP macro sensor
0.3MP B&W sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera5MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)720p@30fps
Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging10W Charging Support
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.0
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsLight sensor
Gyro-meter
Proximity sensor
Acceleration sensor
Magnetic induction sensor
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, Beidou, Galileo
ColorsLight Silver, Dark Green

Some FAQs

Does the device has a fingerprint scanner?

Yes, the smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints.

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

Yes, the device has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 1TB.

Does the device has a Type-C port?

No, the handset does not have a USB Type-C port. Instead of that, Realme has included a Micro-USB Port for charging.

Does the device have an FHD+ Display?

No, the Realme C31 does not have an FHD+ Display. Instead of that, Realme has provided a 6.5-inches HD+ IPS TFT Display.

Is the device 5G supportive?

No, the smartphone does not have 5G support as it features an Unisoc T612 Processor which is 4G supportive.

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