In September 2021. C-series of Realme smartphones was supplemented with a new model. Its main advantages are a large battery, a 50-megapixel camera, three slots - for 2 SIM cards and a memory card, and a low price. What else offers Realme C25Y - you can learn from the following lines. It will definitely appeal to anyone looking for a balanced device capable of serving for at least a few years.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Oppo Realme C25Y specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, September 16
- Colors: Glacier Blue, Metal Gray
- Dimensions: 164.5 x 76 x 9.1 mm.
- Weight: 200 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Triple, 50MP
- Chipset: Unisoc T610 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11, Realme UI R
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
If you are familiar with the Realme C21Y model, you will think it served as the inspiration for the Realme C25Y. Both smartphones are from the same series and have a body that is made of the matte plastic. The difference comes in the direction of the features. Now they are vertical.
There are no new offerings when it comes to colours. The Realme C25Y can be bought in either dark grey or sky-blue grey. The designers have opted for a gradient effect that makes the model noticeable on the market.
The arrangement of the main elements is predictable. Non-standard solutions are absent. On the left of the screen you will find the three slots, and on the right - the power button and the volume control buttons.
Realme C25Y has a large size, for many it is far from miniature. You may not be able to operate it with one hand. However, thanks to the rounded edges and textured casing, the device lies securely in the palm. It doesn't slip and this somewhat allows you to exhibit flexibility.
It makes a good impression that the fingerprint scanner is conveniently located. It doesn't matter which hand you hold the smartphone with to use it.
As for the screen, it occupies almost 90% of the front panel and is surrounded by small bezels. Thus described, the Realme C25Y fits the profile of the average budget-class smartphone.
The smartphone features a 6.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a pixel density per inch of 270. It pleases with natural colors and soft contrast. The brightness reserve ensures good visibility even if you are outside and the weather is sunny.
If you go into the screen settings, you'll find a standard set of features. A dark theme and a reading mode are available to protect your vision if you have a habit of using a smartphone during the dark hours of the day.
In the Realme C25Y, Oppo has relied on a Unisoc T618 processor based on 12nm tech process. It consists of 8 cores, two of which are Cortex-A75 and the remaining six are Cortex-A55. The graphics is assigned to Mali-G52. The system is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. In both cases, you can expand the latter with a memory card up to 256 GB without depriving yourself of a SIM card slot.
In terms of performance, the Realme C25Y cannot offer miracles. Heavy gaming is not its priority, as the processor is geared more towards energy efficiency than power. However, everyday tasks like using messengers, browsing the web, watching videos and running various apps are not a problem. To enjoy gaming, we recommend turning down the graphics settings.
Of the communication options, we should mention Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. NFC support is absent and therefore you won't be able to make contactless payments.
The main camera of the Realme C25Y is triple. The main module is a 50-megapixel one with f/1.8 aperture. It is complemented by 2-megapixel sensors - one is responsible for macro photos and the other is black and white. This combination provides photo capabilities that are superior to those of the C21Y. In daylight, photos and videos will be clearer, more detailed and with pleasing colors. As the light source decreases, noise will be visible on the footage, contrast will decrease, and blur may be present.
To get better quality night shots, we recommend using the special mode the company offers.
As for the videos, the main unit can capture those with 1080 pixels resolution. From the menu, you can select different modes - portrait, panorama, manual mode, macro, auto, etc. Filters are also available for you to experiment with.
You can expect similar modest capabilities from the Realme C25Y's selfie camera. The module is 8-megapixel with an f/2.0 aperture. Detail is poor, and you would expect more from the contrast.
The smartphone is endowed with a 5000 mAh battery and 18W fast charging support. Recharging from 0 to 100% happens in 2 hours. With such a charge, you can safely work for two nights under medium load.
Oppo has also provided a useful feature to optimize battery consumption. When you run it, it restricts access to the apps that draw the most from the charge. Feel free to use it when you only have 5% battery. Once you activate it, you'll be able to listen to 6 hours of music before reaching for the charger.
Realme C25Y is a smartphone whose cute looks and autonomous operation will appeal to many. To its advantages we must point out the three slots, the convenient interface and the fast charging technology. It would be good if it was equipped with NFC.
Oppo Realme C25Y video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Oppo Realme C25Y and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Oppo.